Saturday, February 4

Tag: Bridget


New Square Enix Farming Game Lets Players Be Gender-Neutral

Male, female, and cool hat. All the genders are accounted for. Screenshot: Square Enix / KotakuIt shouldn’t be a big ask from gamers to have more gender-inclusive pronoun options in a video game, especially in RPGs. One producer at Square Enix thinks helping gamers feel welcome by including non-binary pronouns is such a small ask that it was a no-brainer to have it be a part of his new game.The game in question is the cutesy farming simulator Harvestella, which RPG giant Square Enix just released yesterday on PC and Switch. Similar to Stardew Valley, characters in Harvestella are charged with tending to crops, befriending their neighbors, and overcoming calamity in the form of environmental disasters. Harvestella, Eurogamer pointed out today, features a character creator that offers player...

Transphobic Guilty Gear Player Spreads Lies About Bridget

That transphobic email was bullshit blazing. Image: Arc System WorksTransphobic gamers seem to be getting stunned by facts again as one appears to have impersonated an Arc System Works representative and sent out a fake email to players, insisting that popular, returning Guilty Gear Strive character Bridget isn’t transgender. The deception came to light when Arc System Works’ official Twitter account made a tweet indicating that someone impersonating a customer service representative had been spreading “fabricated images made to look like official responses.” While Arc System Works’ tweet was obtuse, and low on specifics as to what exactly the misinformation pertained to, Twitter user JohnXuandou tweeted that the imposter in question had sent out a spoofed email saying that Bridget wasn’t ...