How Video Game Breasts Are Made (And Why They Can Go Wrong)

Breasts swing. They sag. They flop. They can move. Over the years, many games have tried to emulate the way breasts behave. There's even a term for it: "Breast physics." » 2/24/15 2:00pm 2/24/15 2:00pm

Kate Upton Is Shilling A Terrible Game

During last night's Super Bowl, millions watched as Kate Upton stepped out of a bathtub, donned battle armor and escaped a crumbling stronghold on horseback. The game she's advertising is nowhere near as exciting. » 2/02/15 1:30pm 2/02/15 1:30pm

Male-Only Video Game Tournament Sets Off Controversy

Women aren't allowed to play Hearthstone in one upcoming multi-national tournament, and the gender discrimination has triggered a great deal of controversy this morning. » 7/02/14 10:45am 7/02/14 10:45am

How Making Games Helped Her Deal With Evil

In the autumn of 2006 the game designer Brenda Romero suffered what she describes as a severe assault. In the weeks following the attack she lay numb in bed. » 6/24/14 2:00pm 6/24/14 2:00pm

The Real Problem With Sex Workers In Video Games

When you're playing a game as infectiously compelling as Grand Theft Auto V, it can be difficult to take a step back and reflect on all the wanton acts of destruction in which you've participated. » 6/16/14 3:30pm 6/16/14 3:30pm

Reporter Apologizes For Crude Sexual Comments To Female Game Developer

Reporter Josh Mattingly has apologized for making "inappropriate" comments to a female game developer after they were made public earlier today, saying he was drunk. » 1/20/14 7:17pm 1/20/14 7:17pm

New Barbie Game Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

This is gameplay footage of Barbie's Dreamhouse Party, recorded by Rock, Paper, Shotgun. It terrified me. I showed it to my three year-old daughter. She stared blankly at it for a minute before softly walking away. » 11/29/13 1:00pm 11/29/13 1:00pm

Designer Apologizes for Reply to Question About Oversexed Characters

The game director for Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming Heroes of the Storm has apologized for his treatment of a question about how characters are designed—specifically how multiplayer online battle arena games, of which Heroes is one, tend to hyper-sexualize female avatars. » 11/24/13 1:12pm 11/24/13 1:12pm

A Game About Dinner Parties, Dancing And Wooing Gentlemen. Yes.

Ever, Jane is the name of an MMO that's, well, it's different from any MMO you've ever played before. Or game, for that matter. » 10/31/13 2:00am 10/31/13 2:00am

She's The First Woman To Set An Arcade Game Record In Nearly 30 Years

On Saturday, September 19 at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Chicago, Illinois, 30-year-old Caitlin Oliver set the new world record for the arcade version of Namco's classic beat-em up, Splatterhouse. According to video game historian Patrick Scott Patterson, the last time a woman set an arcade game world record,… » 10/21/13 5:00pm 10/21/13 5:00pm

We Made Our Own Ad For Ellen Page's New Video Game

Sure, video games these days can simulate hyper-realistic alien murder, but what about the life of a young actress? Ellen Page Simulator 2014 hopes to do exactly that, letting you shape the Canadian starlet's personality, from what dolls she chooses to play with to working up the courage for her first kiss. » 10/09/13 4:45pm 10/09/13 4:45pm

Xbox One Presenter Humiliated Me on Stage, Says Transgender Journalist…

A journalist says she was "completely dehumanised" on stage during an Xbox One Event at Eurogamer Expo 2013, by a comedian who made degrading jokes about her gender. Eurogamer Expo says it is investigating the matter. » 9/29/13 11:30am 9/29/13 11:30am

The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

You've got yourself an iPhone and you want to play some games on it. You might not want to just plunge into the App Store—it's a jungle, full of deadly spiders, wild animals, and bad games. Here, let us help you. » 1/12/15 4:00pm 1/12/15 4:00pm

Grand Theft Auto V and Women

If you're driving north, up the west coast of Grand Theft Auto V, as I did in the 40th hour I was playing the game, you might spot a crashed car smoldering in the long ditch between the northbound and southbound lanes. The car doesn't appear there every time. The man who was in the car appears to be dead. A woman lies… » 9/18/13 5:30pm 9/18/13 5:30pm

Video Game Asks Players To Bake Real Cakes For Virtual Girlfriends

You know how in-game romances go: you say whatever it takes to get your love interest. Usually, all you have to do is be nice to another character and willing to listen to their life story for like 30 minutes and boom, they're in the bag forever. » 8/22/13 2:00pm 8/22/13 2:00pm

Why Female Soldiers Were Finally Added to Call of Duty's Multiplayer

There is no great suffrage movement to credit for finally enabling players of the world's most popular first-person shooter to kill each other as female soldiers. For better or worse, that's not how these things tend to happen in video games. Certainly not this time. » 8/14/13 7:00pm 8/14/13 7:00pm

A Game About What Really Matters In Life

Most video games, it's safe to say, revolve around fighting: whether you're a soldier shooting up terrorists or a plumber stomping on Koopa Troopas, there's almost always going to be combat of some sort. » 8/08/13 5:00pm 8/08/13 5:00pm