The Games That Made me

The Games That Made me

'We Know the Devil' Taught Me to Be Proud

Transphobic media made coming out a terrifying proposition. 'We Know the Devil' slyly points at a better way forward.
Jennifer Unkle
2.27.17
The Games That Made me

'Freelancer' Was the Original Open-World Space Opera

'Freelancer' is a key link between space sims and the broader open-world genre.
Bruno Dias
2.17.17
The Games That Made me

‘Cruis’n USA’ Took the Fast Lane Straight to My Heart

The arcade-turned-N64 racer gave me a need for speed, and a way to connect.
Danika Harrod
2.14.17
The Games That Made me

'Conker's Bad Fur Day' Is My Fluffy Valentine

The foul-mouthed little squirrel brought a lot of multiplayer joy to Waypoint's intrepid Publisher Joel.
Joel Fowler
2.14.17
The Games That Made me

'Brütal Legend' Can Ride With Me Any Day

I’m writing a love letter to Double Fine’s love letter to metal.
Danielle Riendeau
2.14.17
The Games That Made me

Nobody Played 'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze,' but I Loved It Anyway

It wasn't Donkey Kong's fault that everyone wanted a new Metroid, but it doomed this absurdly good platformer.
Danielle Riendeau
10.27.16
The Games That Made me

How 'Doom 2' Helped Me Understand Technology

A trip to the computer store in search of financial software with my dad became a surprising way to learn about how computers work.
Patrick Klepek
10.21.16
The Games That Made me

‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore

It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
Mike Diver
10.20.16
The Games That Made me

‘Street Fighter V’ Has Its First World Champion

Infiltration wins the game's first-ever Evo tournament, and is naturally pretty happy about the whole thing.
Mike Diver
7.18.16
The Games That Made me

On ‘Ōkami’ at Ten Years Old: the Quintessential Ageless Video Game

Graphics so commonly date video games, badly, but the sense of style that Clover Studio brought to its 2006 adventure is truly timeless.
Holly Nielsen
7.11.16
The Games That Made me

‘Persona 4’ Was the Game That Showed Me a Childhood Beyond My Muslim Household

The JRPG helped me face my own "shadow" and overcome my social obstacles.
Sayem Ahmed
9.27.15
The Games That Made me

Admitting My Addiction to ‘Age of Empires III’ Saved Me from Depression

The story of how my gamer guilt transformed into a humbling lesson on being human.The story of how my gamer guilt transformed into a humbling lesson on being human.
John-Paul Stevenson
9.3.15
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