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labor

After Destroying Lives For Decades, Gaming Is Finally Talking Unionization

A concern-trolling panel at the Game Developers Conference was the catalyst that led workers to start organizing in a way they never have before.
Ian Williams
3.23.18
Guns and Games
Guns and Games

A Closer Look at Our Dark Obsession With Guns Looking "Cool"

When games and guns became platforms, their marketing and culture started to converge.
Kelsey Atherton
Ian Boudreau
3.22.18
Guns and Games
Guns and Games

Meet the Game Dev Who Never Fires Guns in Games

Ben Burbank is a programmer at Campo Santo. He likes to play shooters without ever shooting a gun.
Danielle Riendeau
3.21.18
Guns and Games
Guns and Games

White Supremacy, Black Liberation, and the Power Dynamics of Gun Violence

'Mafia 3' understands why the black radicals of the 1960s would turn to guns for protection.
Yussef Cole
3.19.18
open thread
open thread

Let's Talk About Guns and Video Games

Every day this week on Waypoint, we'll be digging into the relationship between guns and games. Here's why.
Austin Walker
3.19.18
Feature
Feature

The Doom Mod That Best Describes Our Uncanny Reality

Welcome to the Zone.
Liz Ryerson
1.29.18
Review
Review

Battling the Beasts of 'Monster Hunter: World' Feels Dynamic and Desperate

This new world offers intricate environments, lively creatures, kinetic combat... and a dash of colonialist fantasy.
Austin Walker
1.26.18
Burden of Command
Burden of Command

Meet the Developers Behind a Wargame About People, Not Weapons

'Burden of Command' looks at a familiar battlefield from an new and novel angle.
Ian Boudreau
1.25.18
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch

The Switch Succeeds on Nintendo's Historic "Toys Over Tech" Approach

The company isn't always good at intuiting the desires of players, but when it does…
Jeremy Parish
1.24.18
Police Quest
Police Quest

How Sierra and a Disgraced Cop Made the Most Reactionary Game of the 90s

In the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots that ruined his reputation, Daryl Gates found himself in a point-and-click professional afterlife.
Duncan Fyfe
1.18.18
narrative games
narrative games

This Game About Domestic Abuse Helped Me Understand My Own Trauma

'Another Lost Phone' looks long and hard at what we think of as "acceptable" behavior. CW for domestic abuse.
Kate Gray
10.3.17
At Play in the Carceral State
At Play in the Carceral State

In 'Injustice 2,' Even Our Heroes Are Authoritarian Assholes

A battle between Superman and Batman showcases the limit of the superhero allegory.
Yussef Cole
7.27.17