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Newly Surfaced Arcade Documents from the 1970s Predicted a Wild Future for Video Games

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‘Project Hospital’ is A Great Way to Understand Our Broken Healthcare System

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Sony Shows Off 'Ultra High Speed' Loading Times for Next PlayStation

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What to Make of Microsoft and Sony's Surprising New Partnership

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Waypoint Radio Wants a Better Kind of Dystopia

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'Totally Accurate Battle Simulator' Captures the Goofy Mayhem of Mass Violence

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'Rage 2' Is 'Doom' Meets 'Mad Max' Meets Mediocrity

A compromised implementation of fundamentally good ideas that never seems to come together.

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The Worst Part of ‘Rage 2’ Is the Fall Damage

'Rage 2' has fall damage. It's bad, folks.

How 'Homestuck' Defined What It Means to Be a Fan Online

After 10 years, Homestuck's epilogue leaves its fate in the hands of its fans.

We Need to Talk About 'Final Fantasy VII' And Spoilers

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‘Project Hospital’ is A Great Way to Understand Our Broken Healthcare System

My father has run emergency rooms for years, but I didn't fully understand his job until we played a game together.

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Humongous didn't set out to be an edutainment company. That's why their games were so fun.

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After 'Avengers: Endgame,' the MCU Has a Chance to Get Riskier

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'Dreams' Is A Powerful Tool to Create Anything and Own Nothing

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This City Builder Asks You to Rebuild the World After Climate Devastation

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