And Then The Video Game Industry Woke Up

The 2013 Game Developers Conference is over. The chatter of the show floor has faded, the bathroom lines have evaporated, and the various stacked hangovers have worn off. The week still feels like something of a blur, but squint your eyes just so, filter out the noise and the music and the glowing laptop monitors, and… » 4/01/13 8:00pm 4/01/13 8:00pm

You Can Thank Women For Dragon Age 3's Lack Of Creepy Sex Plot

Hearing that women make a difference in game development is one thing, seeing what it means in practice is another. Recently, David Gaider—lead writer on the Dragon Age franchise—posted a blog about how having women on his writing team affected something in Dragon Age 3. » 11/30/12 3:30pm 11/30/12 3:30pm

David Gaider, Ken Levine, and Chris Avellone Discuss What Matters Most …

This Saturday, at PAX East, I had the pleasure of attending the "Plot vs. Play" panel, moderated by Joystiq's Ben Gilbert and Kotaku's own Jason Schreier. The panel brought together three developers who have all worked on landmark, story-driven games to discuss their differing philosophies on the presence and purpose of… » 4/09/12 6:00pm 4/09/12 6:00pm

Offended Gay Gamer Wants Dragon Age II Writer Fired

Last week we lauded BioWare writer David Gaider for his eloquent defense of the inclusion of love interests for players of any sexual orientation in Dragon Age II. Now one gamer has started an internet petition asking that Gaider be fired for his poor portrayal of gay men. » 3/31/11 3:20pm 3/31/11 3:20pm