Resident Evil Creator Doesn't Want 'Submissive' Women In His Games

The man behind the Resident Evil series and The Evil Within doesn't cater to the common horror trope of the helpless screaming female. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Shinji Mikami talks about writing strong, independent women, and why he didn't want RE's Rebecca Chambers in his game. » 10/21/14 12:30pm 10/21/14 12:30pm

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Makes Me Excited for Co-op Survival Horror

I've been a fan of Resident Evil since I was first attacked by a pack of dogs jumping through a hallway window in my middle school years. And like many long-time fans, I prefer the survival horror Resident Evils to the action horror ones. From what I saw at TGS today, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is right up my alley. » 9/18/14 7:00am 9/18/14 7:00am

Do You Care for Quick Time Events?

I love Quick Time Events. There, I said it. Don't worry; I'm aware that bad QTEs exist. After all, gamers often state categorically that they "love video games" knowing full well that bad games exist. Similarly, I'm fond of Quick Time Events despite the fact that many examples are quite awful. Quite a lot of them… » 8/14/14 7:20am 8/14/14 7:20am

7 Strangest Bathroom Scenes in Gaming

Strange stuff happens in bathrooms, both in real life and in games. Bowels are a reminder that we are organic machines that need fuel, processing, and excretion. While games are full of strange foods, there aren't as many bathrooms and I've always wondered why so few RPGs have bathrooms when they're trying to create a… » 7/17/14 10:00am 7/17/14 10:00am

The Moment That Defined E3 For Me

There's a PlayStation mural outside of E3. It features PS mainstays in boats, a parody of this George Washington painting. I was picking out who was who with a friend. "It's Infamous guy! It's Claire from Resident Evil! It's... a basketball player!" Then a security guard walked up. "I only recognize one of those… » 6/12/14 9:37pm 6/12/14 9:37pm