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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.
Sam Diss
9.4.17
Gaming

Finish Him: Remembering Fighting Games’ Fatalities Arms Race

We look back at the Mortal Kombat wannabes with two games industry veterans from the blood-soaked early 1990s.
William Barboza
10.27.16
Gaming

In Conversation with the King of Game Boy 'Tetris'

You won't know Uli Horner. He's no eSports star like Faker or xPeke. But he's a world record holder on the world's biggest-selling game, 'Tetris.'
Mike Diver
10.12.16
Gaming

Meeting the Winners of ‘Knightmare’, the ‘Dark Souls’ of Children’s TV

If you loved fantasy and video games in the late 1980s and early 1990s, <i>Knightmare</i> was your show. We spoke to two of its rare winners.
Ben Oliver
9.26.16
Gaming

How Duke Nukem Can Be Saved for the 21st Century

A misogynistic piece of trash best left in the past? Not quite. Duke's got his problems, but he's a gaming icon who deserves a new start.
Ian Stokes
9.22.16
Gaming

The ‘Sensible Soccer’ World Cup Is an eSport Event Like No Other

No big stadiums and lavish cash prizes here. These devoted fans use their love of a retro classic and a desire to connect with others as a way of kindling their passions.
Fraser Gilbert
9.7.16
Gaming

An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and 'Sonic Mania' lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
Mike Diver
8.5.16
Gaming

Nintendo’s NES Mini Is the Same as the Old NES, So It’s Great

Why go forward when you can celebrate some of the best games of all time, and immediately top the Christmas Lists of 30-somethings everywhere?
Mike Diver
7.15.16
Gaming

‘Jedi Academy’ Was the Game That Helped Me Come Out of the Closet

Telling a bunch of random internet nerds seemed the least perilous course of action, and with a handful of keystrokes, I was out.
Justin Mahboubian-Jones
6.23.16
Gaming

Why 2002 Was Possibly the Most Important Year in Video Gaming History

From <i>Hitman 2</i> to <i>Vice City</i> via the second Metal Gear Solid, the gaming landscape was changing for the better.
Ed Smith
6.10.16
Gaming

Why ‘Sensible Soccer’ Is Still Gaming’s Friendliest Soccer Sim

It's almost 25 years old, but 'Sensi' remains the most accessible and user-friendly soccer game around.
Mike Diver
5.26.16
Gaming

The Legend of Zelda, Link, and the Mythos of Milk

'Ocarina of Time' from 1998 is an amazing game that only gets better the deeper you analyze it. Case in point: the role of Lon Lon Milk.
Rebecca V Brink
5.19.16
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