politics

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We Try to Survive the Centrist Apocalypse Called 'The Purge: Election Year'

Boy, this series sure took a weird turn?
Patrick Klepek
3 days ago
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We Talk about the Election, 'Forgotten Men' and Bad Men Best Forgotten

Remedial social Darwinism with Newt.
Rob Zacny
11.8.18
labor

Game Developers Give Advice On How To Make Their Industry a Better Place

Between news about Telltale and Rockstar Games, there's reason to have some pause about buying some games, so we asked some developers what they think.
Patrick Klepek
10.24.18
labor

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
10.15.18
charity

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
10.12.18
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We're Launching a New Rewatch Podcast By Rewatching Every Damn Purge Movie

Please help us come up with a title, or we're gonna end up calling it "Children of the Popcorn." This is a threat.
Patrick Klepek
10.4.18
politics

Don't Let Telltale Milk Your Fandom Until They Pay The Workers They Screwed

Even if 'The Walking Dead' comes back, it means nothing if the company's 275 employees never get a severance check.
Patrick Klepek
9.25.18
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