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The Industry Won't Change If Reporters Let The Powerful Off the Hook

The creative brain trust at Rockstar Games have unbelievable influence, power, and money. Any chance to hold their feet to the fire should be seized, if we're going to change the terms of debate.
Patrick Klepek
2 hours ago
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We Have to Push Back on the Toxic Labor of 100-Hour Work Weeks

What's happening with 'Red Dead Redemption 2' isn't new, but that shouldn't make it any less shocking.
Rob Zacny
2 hours ago
Review

'Astro Bot' Is a Nintendo Quality Platformer That's Also a VR Stunner

Wipe the dust off your VR headset, put the cables in the right spot, and spend some time with the game engineered to make you smile.
Patrick Klepek
7 hours ago
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When You Love a Character too Much to Stop Playing a Game

Sometimes, one character will keep you going long after the luster of the gameplay has worn off...
Danielle Riendeau
3 days ago
Postscript

The Nukes of 'Fallout 76' Are Where Power Fantasies Hit a Breaking Point

Unless there's a fundamental restructuring of how we understand, build and consume AAA games, the ability to nuke your friends is a terrible idea.
Cameron Kunzelman
3 days ago
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Next Week, We’re Streaming 72 Hours to Raise Money for The Florence Project

The group provides free and legal social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal. Let's help them.
Patrick Klepek
3 days ago
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It's Hard to Go Back to the Old West in 'Red Dead Redemption'

The Waypoint Crew contends with Rockstar's cowboy epic on the eve of 'Red Dead Redemption 2.'
Danielle Riendeau
4 days ago
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I Keep Playing 'Assassin’s Creed Odyssey' Because it Reminds me of Xena

Kassandra is so awesome a character that I’m playing through this massive game just for her.
Danielle Riendeau
4 days ago
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It's Always Darkest Right Before Pitch-Black

The systems we build, the systems we need to fix, and the ones we need to dismantle.
Rob Zacny
10.10.18
Sci-Fi

Exploring the Uncanny, Sci-Fi Dystopias of Simon Stålenhag

To celebrate the release of his third book, 'The Electric State,' we spoke with the Swedish painter about the fear of technology, the rise of fascism, the power of art, and (of course) robots.
Jack de Quidt
10.10.18
playstation network

The Long, Weird Story Explaining Why I Bid $700 For a Stolen PSN Account

Justin has been using the same PSN account for 12 years. Then, someone tricked Sony into giving it away. Here's how I tracked it down, and started negotiating for its release.
Patrick Klepek
10.9.18
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'Forza Horizon 4' Is a Living Impressionist Landscape

On Waypoint Radio 193 we talk 'Forza Horizon 4,' 'Super Mario Party,' Xbox Game Pass, and 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey.'
Danielle Riendeau
10.8.18
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