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If you're like me, you grew up in a heyday of superhero cartoons, and none stood higher than Justice League. On this week's episode, an integral part of those heroics joins me. Voice actress Susan Eisenberg has helped define Wonder Woman's image and mass popularity since 2001, working on Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and later the Injustice video games from NetherRealm. We chat about the evolution of the character through the years, why Wonder Woman has persisted, and more.
Hernandez joins me to talk about growing up with Pokémon, how he helped build the Pokémon world of Ryme City, and the film's themes of striking out on your own and striving for redemption.
When was the first time you encountered sex in a video game? I've wanted to talk to Ana Valens for a long while about the amazing world of sex in video games, and how it intersects with marginalized identities. She's a trans/sex columnist at Daily Dot and a brilliant authority on the intersections between, sex, gender, and geek culture. We dive into the ways gaming culture still struggles to take its queer players seriously, how famous characters are "reclaimed" as queer icons, and more.
Ubisoft has partnered up with the digital distribution firm Genba Digital to launch a new process called “silent key activation” in a bid to combat grey market key resellers.
Combining Halo, Rocket League and Portal (duh), Splitgate aims to revitalize a dead subgenre of shooters. Can they do it?
The specter of gun violence looms over even the most innocent of games and its communities.
When we talk about a “good video game movie,” what do you think of? Detective Pikachu gives you plenty to think about, but ultimately is the first video game film adaptation to do exactly what it needs to.
Employees at League of Legends developer Riot Games participated in a walkout at their Los Angeles-based office on Monday. The protest came in the wake of reports of a longstanding history of sexual harassment allegations, plus attempts by company management to obligate employees to settle disputes via the controversial practice of forced arbitration.
The controversy that sparked employees’ desire for action began late last year. Since then, five current and former Riot Games employees filed ...
In some ways, the Hitman games are more like Rube Goldberg machines than pure science. We listened to an IO level designer talk about the sneaky social science that goes into each level.
On this week's episode, the one and only Tina Amini -- Editor-in-Chief of Games at IGN -- joins Joe to talk about how she runs one of the biggest names in games journalism.
Anthem voice actress and GameDev.world co-founder Sarah Elmaleh joins Joe this week to talk about how she's working to make game developer events more inclusive by hosting a "global game developers conference" called GameDev.world, which will be translated into dozens of different languages all over the world.
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By most standards, Metro Exodus is a peculiar first-person shooter. The series has always been content with slow-burn adventures through the Moscow underground, mixing stealth, gunplay, and expansive storytelling in a way that Call of Duty or Battlefield almost never have. It’s also pulling a Witcher III, meaning that we’re trading more linear gameplay for some more open-world-ish areas along the way. Between the ba...