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When This Streamer Tried to Make Going Viral His Job It Went Horribly Wrong

A 'World of Warcraft' joke pushed Ian Xplosion into the spotlight, and he decided to make the most of it. Then, he got evicted.
Patrick Klepek
3 hours ago
open thread
open thread

Here's Hoping 'Infinity War' Shows The Boldness That Got Marvel This Far

Killing off characters in 'Infinity War' isn't about being shocking, it's about letting stories come to a natural conclusion.
Patrick Klepek
4 hours ago
BattleTech
BattleTech

An Exclusive Look Behind the Music of 'BattleTech'

Plus, a conversation with composer Jon Everist about video game music, strange careers, and giant robots.
Austin Walker
21 hours ago
Fortnite
Fortnite

What Drew This Erotic Artist to ‘Fortnite,’ a Game Without Real Characters

Erotic fandom is usually based on games with intricate worlds, but 'Fornite' doesn't have any of that. Yet, life found a way.
Patrick Klepek
a day ago
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Review

'BattleTech' Revives the Classic Mech Franchise in All Its Grueling Glory

'BattleTech' is the rare tactics game that makes attrition a tool, not a mistake.
Rob Zacny
a day ago
Romance in games
Romance in games

We're Living in a Golden Age of Romance Games

Because it's nice to have all kinds of fantasies.
Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows
2 days ago
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open thread

1960s Board Games For Girls Were Messed Up

I entered the world of heteronormative 60s board games marketed to young girls this weekend. It was a wild journey.
Danielle Riendeau
2 days ago
Podcasts
Podcasts

Quantic Dream Is Suing Journalists. We Have Some Thoughts.

Waypoint Radio, can you hear that sound? It's David Cage in the news. Assemble the team.
Danielle Riendeau
3 days ago
Review
Review

The Industrial Apocalypse of 'Frostpunk' Is More Truth Than Fiction

The developer behind 'This War of Mine' tells another haunting story of survival and desperation.
Rob Zacny
3 days ago
open thread
open thread

What We Want and What We Need From a Good Tie-in Novel

Revisiting my nerd-fiction collection, I realize how much I needed pure lore when I was a kid, and how little I need it as an adult.
Rob Zacny
3 days ago
Postscript
Postscript

The Grimly Perfect Circle of Dark Souls' Storytelling

I just finished the whole series, opting to break the cycle of fire. So why am I so excited to jump back in again?
Cameron Kunzelman
4.20.18
labor
labor

A 90-Hour Work Week Is Believable Because Game Development Is Toxic

It doesn't matter if the developers of 'Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor — Martyr' were joking. What matters is people believed it.
Patrick Klepek
4.20.18
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