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Explore A Beautiful M.C. Escher Nightmare in ‘Non Euclidean Room’

‘Non Euclidean Room’ dares to ask “how many ways can a room be connected to itself?"
Danielle Riendeau
12.21.16
long reads or whatever

How Cheat Codes Vanished from Video Games

Once upon a time, cheat codes let players unlock the headiest secrets from their games.
David L. Craddock
12.21.16
queer culture

VICE Launches 'The New Queer'

'The New Queer' is a series on queer culture and identity today.
Danielle Riendeau
12.20.16
Overwatch

Tracer is Queer, ‘Overwatch’ Fans Erupt in Excitement

Tracer is the face of 'Overwatch,' and she is queer.
Danielle Riendeau
12.20.16
Competitive gaming

Learning The Bizarre Digital Body Language of 'Botolo'

Competitive video games are often so complex that they can lose a bit of the human drama of performance. 'Botolo' represents another way.
Nicole Carpenter
12.20.16
NES Classic

Playing Every NES Classic with My Inner Child, Part 3

Wherein I bask in the beautiful glow of Mario, Donkey Kong, and 420 Pac-Man.
Danielle Riendeau
12.16.16
Sex

How Crowdfunding Is Allowing More Developers to Make Erotic Games

Thanks to crowdfunding support, erotic games are enjoying more monetary and community support than ever.
Anthony McGlynn
12.15.16
Street Fighter

The Long, Strange History of Street Fighter and Hip-Hop

Capcom's signature fighting game franchise has had a decades long relationship with rap music and culture—for surprising reasons.
Stephen Kearse
12.15.16
Switch

Check Out These Detailed Nintendo Switch Patents

While we wait for more information, take a look at the formal paperwork Nintendo needs to file for their new console.
Patrick Klepek
12.15.16
SURVEILLANCE

'Orwell' Delivers a Great Story, But Says Nothing About Surveillance

It's good for what it is, but all of the real terror of "big brother" has been erased.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.15.16
Nostalgia

'RuneScape' Has Survived For 15 Years By Never Forgetting its Past

Unlike 'World of Warcraft' and most other online games, 'RuneScape' lets fans play versions of the game from years ago.
Patrick Klepek
12.14.16
free play

Solve Puzzles with a Chill Pixel-Cat in 'Tangent'

'Tangent' is a sweet little slice of puzzle-platformer action.
Danielle Riendeau
12.14.16
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