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"Where are the women?" That's the question that kicks off a fascinating blog post from Swen Vincke, the founder of developer Larian Studios. Last year, Larian released Divinity: Original Sin, an old-school RPG that grew quite popular. Now it's gathering funding on Kickstarter for a sequel. But Vincke took a break from the fundraising to dig into some interesting (and potentially alarming) statistics on…

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Imagine yourself, back in 2001, playing the spectacular Xbox space shooter Halo. Now, imagine swooshing forward in time, to here, to 2014, playing Destiny. As well as being impressed by the graphical fidelity of the new game you would understand, without being told, that these two very different games share a fundamental and intimate connection. Separated by 13 years of…

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I've been shopping for a nice, heavy mug for a few years now. Just this past Gen Con, I found what I was looking for; a 36 oz. cast-iron stein from Crimson Chain Leatherworks stamped with the Imperial Dragon on red leather. This, of course, sent me off to find my Imperial Septim from the collector's edition of Oblivion, but...…

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Andrew Prokhorov is one of Ukraine's most influential game designers. He is the head of 4A Games, best known for its well-regarded shooting game Metro: Last Light. For the last few days, Prokhorov (pictured with 4A colleagues earlier today, he is second from left) has been among the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kiev's Independence Square, seeking to defy…

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I used to drink. And then I played a video game called Papo & Yo by Minority Media. And it saved me. Kiva Bay is a cartoonist and wannabe journalist with a very long name who has a website and is currently married to a Kickstarter. If you want to give her money, she enjoys housing and food. If you…

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Wii U has been a huge disappointment for Nintendo. And although the company's boss Satoru Iwata has been talking up post-Mario Kart 8 sales, it continues to lag behind expectations. Nintendo is the most venerable name in gaming and yet Wii U has not sold nearly as many units as the company hoped, planned and budgeted. It points to percentage…

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