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...
Do you know how difficult it is to get in an elevator when the guy next to you is in a six-and-a-half-foot canine costume?
I’m at Further Confusion, one of the largest annual meet-ups for furries. Thousands flock to San Jose each year to socialize, drink, and party. It brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city and quite the spectacle for locals to gawk at and snap cell phone pictures of. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
Dark Horse Comics has produced some fine licensed material based on comic books, like Mass Effect and The Last of Us. And since the Tomb Raider game from Crystal Dynamics was such a hit, it’s only natural that they’re going to be producing a new series based in that world! Now you don’t have to wait for the sequel to enjoy the further adventures of everyone’s favorite videogame heroine.
Writer Gail Simone is no stranger to writing strong female characters, having scripted comics like Wonder Woman and Batgirl, and was a natural fit to chronicle the further adventures of Lara Croft. In an editorial running in recent issues of Dark Horse Comics, the scribe admits to being a big fan of Lara’s, but skeptical of the reboot game (and Dark Horse’s request she write the new series based on it). Of course, her skepticism lasted only as long as it took to start playing the game!
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII comes out February 11, bringing the XIII series to a close. Anyone following the site for long knows I have a less than enthusiastic opinion of Final Fantasy XIII but I must admit that Lightning Returns shows a lot of potential as a stand alone adventure. I’ve been hesitant, though, to engage in this convoluted lore again having given up on it so early into the first game.
Today Square-Enix brought everyone up to speed with this awesome 16-bit retrospective that simplifies the franchise’s plot down to its barest bones. Giant floating world in danger. Evil pope-looking guy. People cursed into crystals. Time travel. Lightning is like…a deity or something now.
Okay it’s still pretty confusing and convoluted. But at the very least this retrospective has gotten one jaded Final Fantasy-cynic on board for the new game. Which for me is saying quite a lot.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII drops February 11, 2014 for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Fiasco is not your usual tabletop RPG. In fact, it’s difficult to describe it as an RPG at all. It’s more like a board game, RPG, and acting exercise all met and threw a really screwed up party. Or had a really screwed up kid.
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!