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‘The Witness’ Is 2016’s First Absolutely Essential Video Game

Jonathan Blow's comeback is a magical achievement that has little to do with video gaming precedent.


I Tried to Infiltrate the Black Market of FIFA Ultimate Team Betting

Gamers are pissed off at EA, but there's something much darker going on in the FUT community.


What Happens When You Play Twitter Like a Video Game

The social media service, by encouraging us to constantly seek new followers and encourage fresh favorites, reflects the kind of behavior regularly seen in gamers.


A Completely Spoilers-Filled Interview with the Makers of ‘Life Is Strange’

Co-directors Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet discuss their game's heavyweight themes of bullying and assisted suicide.


What a 16-Year-Old First-Person Shooter Can Teach Us About Sexism and Feminism

"No One Lives Forever" tells a compelling and frustrating story about a female secret agent trapped in a world of treacherous and undermining men.


It’s Old and It’s Clunky, but You Really Must Play ‘Dragon’s Dogma’

For those who want a solid world in which to experiment, explore, and behave like a dick, Capcom's revived RPG is a bucket of gold.


Discovering the Ghostly Truth Behind the Haunted Happenings of ‘Oxenfree’

I spoke to a flesh-and-blood paranormal investigator about Night School's indie game spooks.


‘The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human’ Is a Cool Game That Raises the Hot Topic of Climate Change

Swedish indie studio YCJY's new title is an underwater Metroidvania set long after the seas have consumed our way of living.


Louis Vuitton Successfully Discovers the Missing Link Between Video Games and Handbags

Final Fantasy's Lightning is to star in the fashion brand's new advertising campaign, because... Nope, no idea.


A Blind Man Has Finally Completed ‘Ocarina of Time’ After Five Years

Terry Garrett has slain Ganon without even seeing the Zelda antagonist.


A Totally Incomplete List of New Video Games You Can Play in 2016

From robot dinosaurs to realistic boob physics, via supernatural assassins and sexy math-made sci-fi worlds, this is basically gaming for the next 12 months.


‘Super Mario 64’ Still Matters, Even 20 Years Since Its Release

The palpable passion and eternal quality of the classic platformer deserves to remain a source of inspiration and aspiration for developers for many years to come.