How I Gamed My Youth Away

I spent so much time gaming I brought my own mother to tears. I spoke to her about what that time was like for her.


Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Will Be Made From Recycled Phones

Nothing like being a good sport with some environmentally-conscious bling.


I Tried Xbox's Three-In-One Shampoo, Face, and Body Wash

Since my experiment, the scent has followed me around as if I lived and worked in a high school locker room.


Meet the Superfans Spending Tens of Thousands on Escape Rooms

“I didn’t think I’d ever be into something so much as I am escape rooms. Now everyone knows me as 'Escape Room Girl.'"


How the Art of Dungeons and Dragons Helped Make it a Phenomenon

A new book sheds light on the hardcore hobby that once caused a panic.


'Pokémon Go​' Is Still a Big Deal in Indonesia

When die-hard players gotta catch 'em all, they mean it.


2017 Is Filled with Amazing Games. So Why Can't I Finish Any Of Them?

From 'Assassin's Creed Origins' to 'Nioh,' I keep bouncing off of games that on paper are totally solid.


People Tell Us About the Worst Things They Did On a Dare

Sometimes it's good to be a truther.


Video Games in 2017 Take History Really Seriously

Meet Maxime Durand. He's the historian behind "Assassin's Creed."


How FIFA Games Changed Our Tastes in Music

An analysis of the soundtracks in the world’s most beloved soccer video game, from Blur to drum ’n’ bass.


One Man’s Quest to Let People Play Games on Their Crappy Computers

For PC players without top-of-the-line machines, it takes a little extra tinkering in order to play the best new games


Learning to Fly: A Tribute to the Most-Hated Mission in ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’

I'm not saying that completing the game's flight school changed my life, but I'm not ruling it out.