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E3 2018
E3 2018

Bethesda Knew How to Satisfy Skeptical Fans at E3. BioWare Didn't.

If you don't want 'Anthem,' what's a BioWare fan to do? Facing the same problem with 'Fallout 76,' Bethesda came up with a solution: give them what they want.
Patrick Klepek
an hour ago
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open thread

When Being Terrible at a Game Is the Most Compelling Way to Play

With repeated losses and defeats, sometimes the idea of improving becomes the main attraction.
Rob Zacny
5 hours ago
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Listen

What Games Make You Want to See Everything?

We talk about all our completionist instincts today on Waypoint Radio.
Danielle Riendeau
3 days ago
Review
Review

'Mario Tennis Aces' Serves Up Nail-Biting Multiplayer Duels

It's an incredible amount of fun, so long as you're not looking for a great single player sports RPG.
Austin Walker
3 days ago
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open thread

The Bad Jokes Games Rely on Are Worse Than No Humor at All

An out-of-place throwaway gag might break the mood, but if a laugh isn't earned, is it any good?
Rob Zacny
3 days ago
The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us Part II

'The Last of Us' Developers Discuss Realistic Kissing, Queer Fridging, More

We spoke with 'The Last of Us Part II' creative director Neil Druckmann and co-writer Halley Gross on THAT KISS and the demo's implications about violence.
Danielle Riendeau
4 days ago
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open thread

Do Let's Plays and Streams Keep You From Buying Single-Player Games?

Hand-wringing over streaming culture sounds a lot like the hand-wringing over piracy.
Patrick Klepek
4 days ago
Anodyne 2
Anodyne 2

There’s Going to Be a Sequel to ‘Anodyne,’ the Best Non-Nintendo Zelda Game

Coming early 2019, ‘Anodyne 2: Return to Dust’ has just been announced.
Danielle Riendeau
6.20.18
Lovecraft
Lovecraft

Two Games, Two Radically Different Approaches to Adapting Lovecraft

'The Sinking City' and 'Call of Cthulhu' take similar inspirations, but serve different fantasies.
Rob Zacny
6.20.18
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Total War: Three Kingdoms

How 'Total War: Three Kingdoms' Aims to Kill the Devil in the Details

With bigger maps, longer ranges, and reimagined sieges, 'Three Kingdoms' looks like it's granting a lot of fans' wishes.
Rob Zacny
6.20.18
Postscript
Postscript

Why Are There So Many Apocalyptic Video Games?

Why exactly are we so attracted to the end of the world?
Cameron Kunzelman
6.19.18
E3 2018
E3 2018

At E3, Electronic Arts Threw Its Developers Under the Bus Over Loot Boxes

The company refused to take responsibility for last fall's backlash, and let the creatives behind 'Battlefront II,' 'Battlefield V,' and 'Anthem' promise things would be different.
Patrick Klepek
6.19.18
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