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Movie Review: Gaming in Color

Gaming_In_Color_movie_posterGaming in Color is a documentary exploring the story of the queer gaming community, ‘gaymer’ culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games. A lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer gamer has a higher chance of being mistreated in an online social game. Diverse queer themes in storylines and characters are still mostly an anomaly in the mainstream video game industry. Gaming In Color explores how the community culture is shifting and the industry is diversifying, helping with queer visibility and acceptance of an LGBTQ presence.

Filmed in between GamyerX 1 and GaymerX 2 conferences, the film examines the LGBTQ gaming community, the good, the bad, and the future. The documentary begins focused on the issues within the gaming community and experiences of the gay individuals as gamers. It throws you in the deep end, jumping right into the subject. Each person comes off as very relateable in their experience, no one is abrasive, or comes off bitter or angry. Instead there’s a fine mix of experiences that doesn’t really paint anything negatively, instead it shows things honestly. Personal experiences are hard to refute, and the documentary going that route was a smart decision that changes the tone from an academic one to a human one.

The second part of the movie shifts to focus more on where things stand now. It does show progress from where things were, to where they are today. Again, the positive is emphasized not just showing off some of the LGBTQ games out there, but also why they’re important. The sense of community is strong, and that community is emphasized by a positive tone. They come off as a group that you should want to game with, whether you’re LGBTQ or not. But, while there’s positive advancement in representation, it’s not all the way there, and that’s how the movie ends, where things need to go.

My only knock at all, and it’s minor, is the documentary uses gaming as a general term, shows images of tabletop games, but primarily talks video games. It’s a weird mix, and a distinction between the board game community and video game community might have been good to do.

The documentary is a fine introduction to the LGBTQ game community. We’re not talking a deep academic look, or go too deep into the history or issues. Instead the documentary puts human faces to the experience, showing there’s a real person you’re interacting with through technology.

The documentary is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, VHX, Gumroad, and Vimeo. The film will also be coming to steam at a date to be announced. For those interested in LGBTQ issues, or gaming culture, it’s a film that’s an absolute watch.

Overall rating: 8.75

Graphic Policy was provided a FREE copy for review

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Developer Q&A Video

The next installment in Hammerfall Studios‘ first-look video series for Warhammer 40,000: Regicide has been released. In this video Adam and Thomas break down the general principles behind unit statistics in the game.

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is currently in Steam Early Access.

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Out Now on Steam Early Access; Future Content Announced

Warhammer 40,000 RegicideIndependent game developer Hammerfall Publishing has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is now available on Steam Early Access.

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. Regicide fuses multiple phases of combat with dynamic action. Maneuver your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies.

UPCOMING EARLY ACCESS CONTENT:

Due for release every few weeks after the launch of Early Access, these upcoming content drops will inject plenty of exciting new additions into Warhammer 40,000: Regicide’s gameplay.

These include the full single-player campaign, new Chapters, Clans and a host of incentives, rewards and unlockables for participating in the Regicide online forums and community!

  • The Angels of BloodFree to Early Access purchasers, the RegicideAngels of Blood campaign will be revealed in multiple acts throughout the Early Access. The campaign opens with Guardsman Karthus and his fellow troopers garrisoned the Phaedrus Orbital Station above Hethgar Prime.
  • New Chapters and Clans – Regicide has 11 planned Chapters and Clans to fill out the Space Marine and Ork ranks by the end of the Early Access phase.

Phase 1 features the Space Marine Blood Angels and Ork Goffs, plus White Scars and Bad Moons as exclusive community rewards for those who have supported the game!

Fashion Spotlight: Gamer’s Closet, Hello Devy, and Dark Side of… That’s NO MOON!

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Gamer’s Closet, Hello Devy, and Dark Side of… That’s NO MOON! from marketingizn and AtomicRocket will be for sale on May 5, 2015 only!

 

Gamer’s Closet by marketingizn

Gamer's Closet

Hello Devy by AtomicRocket

Hello Devy

Dark Side of… That’s NO MOON! by AtomicRocket

Dark Side of... That's NO MOON!

 

 

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Batman: Arkham Knight’s “All Who Follow You” Trailer

Coming June 23, 2015, Batman: Arkham Knight is the epic conclusion to the Rocksteady Batman: Arkham Trilogy.

For the first time ever, watch Batman: Arkham Knight’s exciting new “Dual Play” mechanic in action as you switch seamlessly between The Dark Knight and his allies including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman in free-flow combat.

With his back against the wall, Batman turns to his closest allies to help him save Gotham City from the clutches of Scarecrow and the Arkham Knight’s army. A familiar face also returns to give The Dark Knight a message he cannot ignore…

Fashion Spotlight: Jason’s Nightmare, The Creation of Gaming, The Tree and the Raccoon

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Jason’s Nightmare, The Creation of Gaming, and The Tree and the Raccoon from JayHai, AlbertoArni, and pigboom will be for sale on April 26, 2015 only!

 

Jason’s Nightmare by JayHai

Jason's Nightmare

The Creation of Gaming by AlbertoArni

The Creation of Gaming

The Tree and the Raccoon by pigboom

The Tree and the Raccoon

 

 

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Expect Something from Marvel and Telltale in 2017

Telltale Games is known for impressive comic based games such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. They teased today that the company is teaming up with Marvel for a new “game series” to come out in 2017.

A first look at Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Hammerfall Studios has released a first-look gameplay trailer and walk-through for Warhammer 40,000: Regicide.

In it, Hammerfall Project Lead Cat demonstrates a brief bit of gameplay and talks about the inspiration for the title.

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Releases May 5 on Steam Early Access; Watch the Opening Cinematic Now

Warhammer 40,000 Regicide Opening CinematicIndependent game developer Hammerfall Publishing has released the opening cinematic to the Warhammer 40,000: Regicide campaign, and announced that it will be available on Steam Early Access from May 5. Fans can get their first glimpse of the upcoming single-player campaign story in the opening cinematic below.

The video contains a mysterious transmission sent from the remote world of Hethgar Prime. The frontier world is in peril, and the feared warriors of the Space Marines are dispatched to investigate. On arrival, the Space Marines find themselves up against unexpected adversaries in the struggle to liberate Hethgar Prime and investigate the source of the ominous transmissions.

This transmission is linked to the multi-part Blood Angels campaign, featuring 50 thrilling story driven missions, narrated by voice actor Brian Dobson (famed for his past work on the Dawn of War series). The Regicide Blood Angels campaign will be revealed in several acts throughout the course of Early Access.

Regicide is a fresh take on the Warhammer universe, featuring an intense mix of strategy and cinematic gameplay. An original and brutal take on turn-based strategy, Regicide fuses characters, abilities and environments derived from the Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop, with traditional strategy and new action-heavy gameplay elements.

  • Cross-platform play.
    Regicide showcases a tactical, single-player Blood Angels campaign. It also features a cross-platform multiplayer experience. Go to war anytime, anywhere against opponents worldwide as traditional gaming meets highly detailed production.
  • Play anywhere versus anyone.
    After the game’s launch on PC, Regicide will arrive on mobile devices in mid-2015, and allow cross-platform matches with persistent progress.
  • Go to war. Anywhere. Anytime.
    With one unified account, experience cross-platform multiplayer gaming between PC, tablet and mobile; against friends and foes on another platform.

Due for release every few weeks after the launch of Early Access, these upcoming content drops will inject plenty of exciting new additions into Warhammer 40,000: Regicide‘s gameplay.

These include the full single-player campaign, new Chapters, Clans and a host of incentives, rewards and unlockables for participating in the Regicide online forums and community!

  • The Angels of Blood
    Free to Early Access purchasers, the RegicideAngels of Blood campaign will be revealed in multiple acts throughout the Early Access. The campaign opens with Guardsman Karthus and his fellow troopers garrisoned the Phaedrus Orbital Station above Hethgar Prime.
  • New Chapters and Clans
    Regicide has eleven planned Chapters and Clans to fill out the Space Marine and Ork ranks by the end of the Early Access phase.

Phase 1 features the Space Marine Blood Angels and Ork Goffs, plus White Scars and Bad Moons as exclusive community rewards for those who have supported the game!

Fans who participate in the Regicide forums will also be eligible for in-game rewards and bonus content, to be announced soon.

eigoMANGA Supports The Troops With The Game Vanguard Princess

Vanguard Princess Screenshot1eigoMANGA has announced that it’s supporting the troops by including its game Vanguard Princess into a fundraising program organized by Operation Supply Drop. Operation Supply Drop is a 501(c)3 military charity supporting active-duty and veteran troops of the United States military and its allies since 2010.

Operation Supply Drop has launched the Indie Ammo Box fundraising program and allowed eigoMANGA to participate and sell Vanguard Princess with a portion of the proceeds being used to support the brave men and women of the United States military and its allies.

indie ammo boxVanguard Princess is an Amazon ten time bestselling PC fighting game that features an all-female cast. The game was originally an independent Japanese game that was later adapted into English in 2011.

eigoMANGA has also donated 15,000 digital copies of Vanguard Princess to Operation Supply Drop. These games will be sent in Operation Supply Drop care packages to soldiers deployed to combat zones or recovering in military hospitals.

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