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Modders

This 'Battlefront II' Modder's First Creation Was a Middle Finger to EA

EA didn't want a pink Darth Vader, so this modder made it for them.
Patrick Klepek
1.4.18
The Pantheon of Games
The Pantheon of Games

2017 Was a Year of Reckoning for Video Game Microtransactions

The first omens came in the form of horse armor over a decade ago. Now, the lootboxes (and the discourse) have truly arrived.
Patrick Klepek
1.2.18
Podcasts
Podcasts

We Discuss Gaming's Most Controversial Trend in 2017: Loot Boxes

'Battlefront II' may have been the most explosive moment, but it was hardly the only instance of loot boxes this year.
Patrick Klepek
12.28.17
Podcasts
Podcasts

We Discuss FOMA, Hot Takes, and Spoiler Culture on Waypoint Radio

With 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' out, there's a rush to see the movie before everyone's takes start dropping.
Patrick Klepek
12.15.17
open thread
open thread

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Made Me a Fan Again

Some spoiler-free thoughts on ‘The Last Jedi,’ a Star Wars movie that wants to say something about war.
Danielle Riendeau
12.15.17
Star Wars
Star Wars

We Need More Games That Take Chances With Major Franchises

From Star Wars to Star Trek, we're better off when creators take risks on an established IP.
Carli Velocci
12.5.17
open thread
open thread

In Appreciation of the Han Solo Dance from ‘Kinect Star Wars’

In trying times, it helps to remember the time Han Solo did a very goofy dance.
Danielle Riendeau
11.29.17
open thread
open thread

Loot Boxes Suck, But What Takes Their Place?

Games aren’t getting any cheaper to make, but companies have created an air of mistrust.
Patrick Klepek
11.22.17
Podcasts
Podcasts

We Discuss Star Wars’ Complicated Video Game Legacy on Waypoint Radio

From 'Dark Forces' to 'Shadows of the Empire,' Star Wars has always been there.
Patrick Klepek
11.17.17
Star Wars
Star Wars

'Battlefront 2' Isn't the Single-Player Star Wars Game Fans Have Hoped For

A promising story about an Empire turncoat isn't given nearly enough room to breathe.
Patrick Klepek
11.15.17
Podcasts
Podcasts

We Discuss Developer Harassment, Xbox One X, And More on Waypoint Radio

Oh, and please don’t be a milkshake duck, chillout_man.
Patrick Klepek
11.14.17
harassment
harassment

Being Upset at a Game Developer Doesn't Give You an Excuse to Harass Them

Today, it's 'Battlefront 2.' Tomorrow, it'll be another game. There are better ways to express yourself than yelling at someone.
Patrick Klepek
11.13.17