Why 'Skyrim' Forever Remains in the Shadow of 'Morrowind'

Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'
Jim Trinca

Meet YouTube's 79-Year-Old Grandma Gamer

Known online as Gamer Grandma, 79-year-old Shirley Curry has won the hearts of 115,000 subscribers—double the population of the quaint Virginian town she calls home.
Xiaoran Shi
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Check Out These Elaborate Video Game Cosplay Costumes

EGX Cosplay Championship is the biggest cosplay event in Britain. We went there and took pictures of attendees dressed up as everyone from Jolteon to Reptile.
Stuart Murray
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A Dozen Xbox 360 Games That Definitely Don’t Suck in 2015

With the Xbox One promising more backwards compatibility and the Xbox 360 turning ten, here are 12 games that you need to play, today.
Mike Diver
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Bittersweet Victory: On the Void Left Behind When Your Favorite Game Is Completed

The final boss was defeated, but this wasn't victory I felt. I wasn't happy. I was gutted, and had a new gap in my life.
Scott Craig White
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How 'Skyrim' Comforted a Man While His Wife Was in the Hospital

Read an excerpt from Simon Parkin’s new book, "Death by Video Game: Tales of Obsession from the Virtual Frontline."
Mike Diver
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These Are Our Favorite Bars in Video Game History

Oftentimes only a drink will do, so here are the top places to have one when you're a collection of polygons.
Ewan Wilson
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Romancing the Drone: How Video Game Foreplay Makes Us Care for Our Digital Loved Ones

Sex in games is nothing new, but developers are increasingly looking to craft more realistic romances—even with anthropomorphic cattle.
Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows
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Violent Video Games are Better for Us Than Bloodless Blockbuster Movies

Gory video games are something we can discuss, and learn from. But CGI-heavy flicks full of devastation but no deaths? Hardly.
Oliver Lee Bateman
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Dear Bethesda, Please Make 'The Elder Scrolls VI' More 'Oblivion' and Less 'Skyrim,' Thanks

Nothing is more depressing than the cold, and now that the "snow one," aka Skyrim, is out of the way Bethesda can concentrate on making something that's a bit cheerier.
Joe Bish
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Is Virtual Reality Really the Future of Video Games?

The world wasn't ready for VR in the 1990s, but is today's market likely to be more accepting of household headsets?
Andy Kelly

Video Game Genre Names Are Bullshit, So Let’s Change Them

Games have changed, but we're still talking about "action-adventures." It's time to consider more accurate alternatives.
Matt Lees