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After Thinking Battle Royale Games Weren't For Me, I Tried 'Fortnite'

The accessibility and weirdo personality of 'Fortnite' are winning, at least for me.
Danielle Riendeau
4.13.18
Postscript
Postscript

The Intensity of 'Hidden Folks,' A Game Whose Biggest Demand Is Time

Hidden Folks demands incredible intensity of attention, not unlike 'Battlegrounds' or 'Battlefield 1.'
Cameron Kunzelman
1.5.18
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Match Replays Add Context and Comedy to 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'

Zooming out the camera a bit lets you see the truth: Nearly everyone else is just as frantic (and foolish) as you are.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.2.18
The Pantheon of Games
The Pantheon of Games

Austin Walker's Top 10 Games of 2017

This year, games refined old ideas and introduced brand new ones. They also provided the fuel needed to power through the murk of 2017.
Austin Walker
12.30.17
The Pantheon of Games
The Pantheon of Games

Waypoint Plays: Our Favorite Games of 2017

The gods are Extremely Online, and we are their playthings.
Rob Zacny
12.29.17
The Pantheon of Games
The Pantheon of Games

Danika Harrod's Top 10 Games of 2017

Sometimes laughing, crying, and singing karaoke with your sworn brother are the best medicine for a terrible year.
Danika Harrod
12.28.17
The Pantheon of Games
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 2

Whether you were running from terrifying, nameless foes or facing them head on, the games of 2017 were all about war, lore, and... good music.
Patrick Klepek
Carli Velocci
Janine Hawkins
Dante Douglas
Jack de Quidt
12.26.17
The Pantheon of Games
The Pantheon of Games

The Best Games of 2017: Day 1

This year saw players commanding troops, exploring labyrinths, flying through the air, going home, and (of course) crying.
Rob Zacny
Dante Douglas
Carli Velocci
Jack de Quidt
Janine Hawkins
12.25.17
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

The Vehicles of the New 'PUBG' Map Highlight the Power of Personal Touches

Three new vehicles on the desert map show how flavor can help the multiplayer game grow.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.9.17
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pubg

This 'Battlegrounds' Moment Proves That Kill Cams Are Good, Actually

During yesterday's Breakfast and Battlegrounds, we stumbled into a mystery that only a replay function could solve.
Austin Walker
12.1.17
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

The Role-Players You Meet in 'Battlegrounds'

For some people, 'PUBG' isn't just a fight-to-the-death combat arena, but a place to create and live-out a private fiction.
Merritt K
10.17.17
Fortnite
Fortnite

New 'Fortnite' Battle Royale Mode Misses What Makes the Game Great

What this early access survival game needs is a shorter burst PVE mode, not to chase the 'PUBG' gold rush.
Janine Hawkins
9.21.17