politics

labor

Why Don't Remakes And Remasters Always Credit the Original Developers?

Tributes, thank yous, and shout outs are one thing, but in the case of 'Shadow of the Colossus,' 'Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner,' and others, it falls short. Crediting is power.
Patrick Klepek
9.12.18
E3 2018

We Asked Nintendo, Microsoft, and 12 Other Devs How They Deal With Crunch

Some didn't want to talk about it, others praised governments with pro-labor laws, and most were somewhere in-between.
Waypoint Staff
7.9.18
Postscript

Where are the Radical Politics of Cyberpunk?

The aesthetics and politics of the genre shadow a harsh reality: there might not have been all that much “punk” there to begin with.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.6.18
Postscript

The Radical Fairy Tale Politics of 'Ni No Kuni II'

‘Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom’ advocates simple rules, strong claims, and a demand for empathy and honest governance.
Cameron Kunzelman
4.13.18
Guns and Games

This Company Specializes In Designing One Specific Thing: Video Game Guns

A former member of the German military has found success making something video games always need more of.
Patrick Klepek
3.20.18
Donald Trump

In Search for Any Excuse But Guns, Trump to Meet With Video Game Industry

We can only wonder what the folks at /r/The_Donald must be thinking right now.
Patrick Klepek
3.1.18
Podcasts

The Politics, Performances, and Problems of 'Black Panther'

On Waypoint 101, we dig into the movie everybody's talking about right now.
Patrick Klepek
2.28.18
open thread

The Algorithms Will Not Save Us

What a website puts on its front door says something about its values, whether it's a conspiracy video or a video game.
Patrick Klepek
2.22.18
Podcasts

We Haven't Covered 'Kingdom Come: Deliverance.' Let's Talk About Why.

On the podcast, we delve into the deeply complicated history of this week's surprise hit.
Patrick Klepek
2.16.18
Modders

This Modder Has Spent Years Turning 'Prison Architect' Into a Soviet Gulag

Since 2014, ApolloLV has been chipping away at a mod attempting to convey one of the great horrors of the USSR.
Patrick Klepek
2.12.18
Games and Politics

Watch Waypoint's Own Austin Walker Give a Talk On Games and Politics

What does it mean to make and play video games during a time of political struggle and social turmoil?
Austin Walker
2.9.18
politics

These DACA Recipients Once Found Solace in Games. Now, They Need Action.

We catch up with the undocumented immigrants Waypoint spoke with in 2017, as the DACA deadline nears.
Patrick Klepek
1.31.18