Why There's No Room for Suburbs in Open-World Games
They're iconic, they contain a huge share of the population, and they're almost entirely absent from video games' depictions of reality.
Inside the Chaotic World of Kids Trying to Play Video Games on School Laptops
Most school children have a Chromebook, and every day, it's a war between kids, teachers, and the developers trying to entertain bored students.
How the Most Shocking Death in 'God of War Ragnarok' Came About
A spoiler-filled discussion with the storytellers of the latest God of War about what it means to kill a character you love.
Capcom Wants to Keep the 'Resident Evil 4' Remake Weird
The survival horror classic was funny and scary, an expensive B-movie that let you attack enemies with roundhouse kicks. That's still alive.
‘World’s Biggest Troll Collab’ Is Ready for Nintendo to Ban Their Mario Maker Levels
Nintendo has a fraught relationship with its more hardcore players, which is why their upcoming stunt is basically a ticking time bomb.
How Restrictive Contracts Stifle and Control Creativity in the Video Game Industry
Noncompete contracts that restrict where people can work are only the start. Companies also own everything you make, and developers are tiring of it.
How a Designer Known For Horror Made the Musical Gaming Triumph ‘Hi-Fi Rush’
Plus, why the heck is the 2001 supergroup Zwan on the soundtrack? We have an answer.
Meta’s Board Gaming AI Learned Not To Lie
"Just like the best human players learn that lies are a poor strategy Cicero learnt that too.”
The Best Video Games This Year Helped Me Feel Closer to People
Whether it was score chasing in 'Neon White,' killing innocents in 'The Quarry,' or building a house in 'Minecraft' with my kid, games were communal.
Jenova Chen Is Still Trying to Convince the World Video Games Are Art
Why the ‘Flower’ and ‘Journey’ designer has left his arthouse roots behind for the masses.
Why Roberta Williams Came Out of Retirement to Remake a Beloved Text Adventure
'Colossal Cave Adventure' summoned the Sierra adventure game legend to her calling. Forty years later, she's heeding its call again.
After 4,368 Hours, ‘Mario Maker’ Player Finally Beats His Impossible Level
Braden "ChainChompBraden" Moor has spent six years chasing a nightmare, and it's finally come true.