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February, 2016

  • 13 February

    UN Attempts To Mandate Japanese Culture


    Earlier today I read an article on NicheGamer, stating that the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), was wishing to investigate Japan’s treatment of women and women’s rights records. Now, this is coming from the same UN that has Saudi Arabia on its Human Rights Council. Surely the fact that some video games are sexualised is ...

November, 2015

  • 26 November

    The Difference Between Gamification and Serious Games

    Vector concept of human resources and process of inspiration

    The following is a guest contribution by Timothy Rice: Now, everything is about gamification. There are a plethora of reasons to accept it, and there are a ton of other reasons that suggest individuals be cautious and not jump on the bandwagon. There’s a huge difference between gamification and serious games. The latter is where all the fun and excitement ...

August, 2014

  • 29 August

    Kotaku Is Reforming Its Patreon Support Over Fallout From Quinn Scandal.


    Recently Stephen Totilo editor-in-chief of Kotaku issued this statement regarding this weeks shitstorm with the Quinntroversy and the conflict of interests between game journalists and indie devs:   For those unfamiliar with Patreon, it’s a service what creators use to fund their projects to keep them financially afloat.  For many people this is considered a step in the right direction, ...

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