Video game development

Neon White Wouldn’t Be ‘Freaky’ Without Machine Girl's Music

Neon White Wouldn’t Be ‘Freaky’ Without Machine Girl’s Music

Screenshot: Angel Matrix Neon White, a laser-quick first-person shooter thing, unfolds in a Heaven where angels threaten to detonate your face and experimental music outfit Machine Girl pierces your wrong moves with saturated breakbeats. The game inspires you with its lightning visuals—turquoise water, cold-blooded girls with rainbow hair, buildings cast from pure porcelain—to move through …

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PlayStation Studios Break Silence On Abortion Rights After Roe Overturned

PlayStation Studios Break Silence On Abortion Rights After Roe Overturned

Image: Insomniac Games / Sony On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court made good on a longstanding right-wing threat to overturn Roe v. Wade, and with it eradicate the constitutional right to abortion that had existed for nearly 50 years. Now some of gaming’s most well known studios, which had previously been silent, are speaking up …

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Gaming’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Gaming’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image: Krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear …

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