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The New Story of Seasons Is Animal Crossing for Post-Lockdown Life

The New Story of Seasons Is Animal Crossing for Post-Lockdown...

Animal Crossing provided a respite for people overwhelmed in quarantine. Pioneers...

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Howard Scott Warshaw Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Video Games

Howard Scott Warshaw Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Video...

Better known as HSW, the legendary Atari developer talks about the infamous E.T....

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Genera+ion Doesn't Give Its Characters the Depth They Deserve

Genera+ion Doesn't Give Its Characters the Depth They Deserve

The cut-and-paste portrayals of queer identity in HBO Max's new series provide visibility—but...

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The Eerie Landscapes in AC: Valhalla are Haunted by History

The Eerie Landscapes in AC: Valhalla are Haunted by History

From ghostly English moors to crumbling ruins, people are drawn to dark places and...

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We Are All This Boat Now

We Are All This Boat Now

“How is it that I'm identifying with a container ship?” a weary world wonders.

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It's Never Been Easier to Make an Adventure Game

It's Never Been Easier to Make an Adventure Game

The story-driven genre is enjoying an indie renaissance, thanks to new tools that...

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What If Clippy Was Your Life Coach?

What If Clippy Was Your Life Coach?

Immersive theater group Future Proof's new dating sim PSweet is set inside a Microsoft...

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A Sexy Theory of Consciousness Gets All Up in Your Feelings

A Sexy Theory of Consciousness Gets All Up in Your Feelings

Neuroscience is bad at explaining what it’s like to be alive. Mark Solms thinks...

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The Developers Keeping Hong Kong’s Spirit Alive Through Games

The Developers Keeping Hong Kong’s Spirit Alive Through...

After coming under attack, some of the city’s pro-democracy protesters have taken...

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The Stealthy Mathematics of Hearthstone

The Stealthy Mathematics of Hearthstone

Blizzard's free-to-play collectible card game is easy to learn but difficult to...

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Women Street Photographers Captures the Beauty of Normalcy

Women Street Photographers Captures the Beauty of Normalcy

The photography book, released during Women’s Futures Month and on the heels of...

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5 Years After the Oculus Rift, Where Do VR and AR Go Next?

5 Years After the Oculus Rift, Where Do VR and AR Go Next?

A lot’s happened since Facebook’s first headset brought virtual reality to the masses....

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Oh Great, Now Investors Are Buying Shares of Video Games

Oh Great, Now Investors Are Buying Shares of Video Games

A few apps let you buy shares in actual physical vintage games (like, say Super...

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Monster Hunter Rise Blends the Best of Feudal Japan's Culture

Monster Hunter Rise Blends the Best of Feudal Japan's Culture

The game’s director, Yasunori Ichinose, gives us a breakdown of its Japanese folklore...

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‘It Takes Two’ Is One Hell of a Couples' Therapy Session

‘It Takes Two’ Is One Hell of a Couples' Therapy Session

A couple's divorce provides the surprising foundation of the best co-op video game...

When the Boss of All Dating Apps Met the Pandemic

Tinder. Hinge. OkCupid. Match. A year ago, Shar Dubey became the CEO of a multibillion-dollar...