In a flashback scene in Naoko Ogigami’s Close-Knit, a mother named Fumiko comes home to find her child Rintaro, who was assigned male at birth, crying because they wished they had breasts. After taking a moment to process, Fumiko responds, “Of course. After all, you are a girl.” She lovingly tells Rintaro that there…
A monster made of wings and eyes hangs in the abyss. It calls you a liar and demands that you prove your worth. This is the world of Boa Retina, a game about gender identity and the pain of feeling incomplete. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.
The Penny-Arcade Report has a touching story about transgender gamers who were able to settle into their identities thanks to the safe haven of video games and the avatars that helped them experiment.
Going from the person most co-workers know as a man to one they will know as a woman is a challenge most people won't ever have to face. Doing it in the sports division of a video game company probably adds a ridiculous degree of difficulty.
A change to the Xbox Live code of conduct this morning now allows gamers to express their sexual orientation in Xbox Live profiles or Gamertags.