Daz Skubich

Staff Writer, Pocket Tactics

United Kingdom

they/them

Staff Writer at Pocket Tactics and Co-founder of Game Assist

Bylines can be found in The Guardian, The Queerness, DIVA Magazine, Restless Magazine, PCGamesN, Anime Feminist, Mancunian Matters

LG(BT)Q+, diversity and accessibility in gaming, J-fashion culture

[email protected]

Portfolio

Gaming

Pocket Tactics
12/21/2022
GrimGrimoire remaster lands on Switch

NIS America today announced the GrimGrimoire OnceMore release date, as well as details about the remaster’s gameplay, visuals, and story

Pocket Tactics
12/20/2022
The best flower Pokémon

Are you a flower Pokémon fanatic? Whether you’re looking to crush a water gym, or simply surround yourself with sweet scents, these are the ‘mons for you

Pocket Tactics
12/15/2022
Project Sekai events

Prepare your tapping fingers, we’re taking a look at the Project Sekai events schedule! Expect heartwarming stories, new cards, and free stuff

Pocket Tactics
12/12/2022
Project Sekai cards

Ever wondered just how many Project Sekai cards there are? Well, here’s your one stop shop for all the cards currently available on the EN server

Pocket Tactics
12/08/2022
Project Sekai characters

All the major Project Sekai characters listed for you in one convenient place. Hopefully we can help you decide who you want to come home

PCGamesN
10/06/2022
Overwatch 2 meta guide October 2022

The current Overwatch 2 meta is beholden to the 5v5 format, so here's our tips and tricks to succeed in the latest iteration of Blizzard's hero shooter

Video essays

Game Assist
09/27/2021
“Woman is at once serpent and apple”: InQueery into Transfemininity in Catherine: Full Body

With transmisogynistic violence on the rise around the globe, Daz decided to tackle two of gaming’s most famous trans girls. How does a game that is explicitly about horrible people tackle relationships between trans people and their surroundings? This video explores the representation of trans women and transfeminine people in Atlus’s 2019 game Catherine: Full Body, as well as the 2011 original version.

Game Assist
03/29/2021
“The Oldest Game”: Gender-based violence, exploitation and sex workers’ rights in video games

Coming off the back of Cyberpunk 2077’s release, Daz explores the representation of sex worker characters in video games through the years, focusing on the last decade. From the mean streets of Los Santos, San Andreas, to the neon lights of Night City’s Japantown, join us on a journey to see how far sex worker representation has come, and how much further we still have to go.

Game Assist
09/29/2020
Inqueery | Bisexuality as a Game Mechanic

After a few edits, we're back to talk about how narrative structures often work to reinforce the structures of power and oppression which marginalise queer people. The trope of “player-sexual” NPCs, or characters that are bisexual due to a game mechanic, only serves to worsen these structures and limit the people we see in games. In this Inqueery, we’re going to cast a wide net and look at romance as a queer person in videogames.

LGBTQ+

The Queerness
12/30/2019
The importance of queer Christmas solidarity

The holidays can be a difficult time for the queer community, especially when spent with family. Daz Skubich explores the joys of spending Christmas with friends, and making new traditions.

J-fashion

News

the Guardian
04/10/2019
White House plans to screen anti-abortion film Gosnell

The White House has plans to host a screening of anti-abortion indie film Gosnell this Friday, Slate reports. This screening takes place just weeks after the Donald Trump raised concerns about late-term abortions following the passing of New York's Reproductive Health Act.