Google Stadia Shows Infinite Potential

Cloud-based gaming hasn't worked in the past, but the conditions are right for the tech giant to enter the market

Rather than localizing the millions of gamers that go online each day to consoles with limitations in each person’s home, Google Stadia aims to bring the entirety of the gaming industry online. The proposition, when introduced earlier in 2019, raised eyebrows as no longer would gamers claim physical ownership of their console or games, as purchases would be relegated to a distant server under Google‘s …

The Stream Queens Provide Safe Spaces for Queer Gamers

Contrary to the stereotypical gamer profile (cisgender white men), the Stream Queens are drag artists. Elixa, a current member of the aforementioned troupe, experienced a fair share of internet trolling and cyber-attacks (online gaming and streaming have longstanding issues with misogyny, slur usage and harassment), but stepping back from platforms like Twitch was not an option. “I thought of my community and how much of …

Radiooooo Maps Music From 1900 to Now

Currently in open beta (which anyone can use or download), Radiooooo, “The Musical Time Machine,” is a goldmine for lost or forgotten tracks from around the world. Presenting their library as a map, the site allows users to choose a country and decade and then listen along as tracks (popular and obscure) rattle off. The track’s title and attributed artist appear in the bottom left …