It was previously reported that after only its second year the queer-friendly gaming convention GaymerX would be no more. Numerous reasons were cited for the con’s end, the biggest one being a significant lack of financial support from sponsors...
At this year’s Game Developers Conference, long-time editor and localization specialist Michelle Clough gave a talk about male sexuality in video games. Having covered a few of the same points on gaming’s sexual double standard and the od...
This year’s GaymerX2 was an absolute blast! For those of you who missed the big event we’ve taken some photos of the event for you to check out below. From the show floor to the GayGamer.net Drag Ball to the costume contest and masquerade...
Today Atari has announced their first ever LGBT-themed game, Pridefest. The upcoming social game for tablets and mobile devices puts players in control of their very own pride parade, and tasks them with making it as fabulous as possible while also k...
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On Tuesday, Wizards of the Coast released the free basic rules to the fifth and newest edition of the most popular RPG franchise, Dungeons & Dragons. Ins...
If you’re a big Final Fantasy fan who lives near Los Angeles, you might want to check out The Art of Final Fantasy X/X-2 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. From Saturday March 15, through Wednesday, March 26, you’ll be able to take an up-close look at artwork from Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. Some artwork will be for sale, and proceeds will be donated to charity relief efforts to aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
This event is promoting the March 18 release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and at the exhibit’s opening reception on March 15, producer Yoshinori Kitase and art director Yusuke Naora will be on hand to sign the first 200 copies of the game purchased. Limited quantities of the PlayStation 3 Limited Edition and Collectors Edition as well as the PS Vita version will be available for sale starting on the 15th, a few days earlier than the official launch date.
In addition to door prizes, there will be playable units of both the original FFX and FFX-2 releases as well as the HD remasters. There will also be a FF-X/X-2 themed photo booth if you want to commemorate the visit. A little jealous this is on the left coast, because I love a good gallery show!
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I played a bunch of different games this week, from 3DS demos like Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder to PS3 games like DMC and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. So there’s a lot to talk about in this episode… make the jump and see!
Thank you all for everything guys, all of your support means the world to me, and you are all amazing, amazing people. As a thank you, during today’s TreadManWalking stream I will be giving away some games and doing a Q+A so come on out, chat, & win some games!
For the past two years there has been one invention grabbing the attention of game developers everywhere: The Oculus Rift. The Kickstarter-funded virtual reality headset is being touted by many as the next big thing in interactive entertainment. Everyone from Cliffy B to Masahiro Sakurai have endorsed the product, which should be making its way into the consumer market sometime in the next two years.
So far, though, most of the uses I’ve seen of the Oculus Rift have been…less than thrilling. First person shooters are the obvious go-to, and Doom 3 was the first AAA title with Oculus Rift support announced. It’s a no-brainer, after all FPS games are already built on the idea that you are looking through your avatar’s eyes. But all this time, as someone who’s not much into shooters, I’ve been left wondering “what else can it do?”
This past Sunday saw the premiere of Looking, HBO’s new dramady centered around a group of modern gay men living in San Francisco. Jonathan Groff, known for his roles in Broadway musical Spring Awakening and hit TV show Glee, plays Patrick a young gay video game developer who finds himself unlucky in love.