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The Natural: The Trouble Portraying Blackness In Video Games

Every morning, I run a pick through my hair. It’s important that I do this when it’s still spongy and damp from the shower. Wait too long and my hair gets drier and less cooperative, making it harder to pull the comb through my natural. (Pro tip: A natural is something black folks sometimes call hair that hasn’t been altered or straightened by heat or chemicals.)


Australia's Minister For Women Links Video Games With Attitudes Towards Domestic Violence

Most of the chatter from Canberra has been around a new $101 million package to tackle domestic violence and the publication of new statistics about attitudes towards domestic violence. But in a radio interview with 2GB’s Ben Fordham, Australia’s Federal Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, indicated that video games could also have a role to part in negative attitudes towards domestic violence.


What's It Like When A Video Game Totally Flops, Selling Less Than 150 Total Copies?

What’s it like when a video game totally flops, selling less than 150 total copies? Read this interesting Gamasutra blog by Aussie Airscape designer Daniel West if you want a glimpse at how tough it is to get games noticed these days. “It’s no longer enough to make a good game.”


What A Video Game Budget Looks Like

Here, via veteran game designer Ron Gilbert, is a detailed look at the budget for the upcoming point-n-click adventure Thimbleweed Park.


2015 Has Been The Best Year For Gaming And It's Killing Me

Last night I turned the TV off. I looked at the time. 1am. Bollocks. I have to wake up in five hours. How the hell did this happen?

Oh, yeah. I forgot. Video games.


A Shark Tank Show For Video Games Is Being Made

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If you’re happy to risk being roasted on cable TV to get some additional investment for your video game, then this new show is for you.


Video Game Strategy Guide Found In Osama Bin Laden's Compound

Guess what was discovered on a bookshelf at Osama bin Laden’s compound during the US raid from 2011? A strategy guide for Delta Force: Xtreme 2 and “video game guide” by GameSpot.


Video Games' Blackness Problem

Video games have a blackness problem. This has been a known thing for a while, and we do talk about it from time to time. But I’d like to keep talking about it.


Kotaku Gift Guides: Great Gaming Gifts For $30 And Under

It’s that time of year. The time of Secret Santa, Hidden Hanukkah and Cryptic Kwanzaa celebrations, which means you might be tasked with getting gifts on a budget. We’ve got a few suggestions for that should keep both your wallet and favourite video game lovers happy.


Kid Explains Why Schools Should Have Video Games

TED talks can range from informative lectures to absurd satire. But the most TED thing ever has to be this third grader’s talk on why video games should, like, totally be in classrooms.


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