Why We Still Need a Women-Only 'Counter-Strike' Tournament

This week DreamHack announced a $100,000 prize pool for its women’s CS:GO event.

It’s Front to Back Horror on This Episode of Waypoint Radio

And a bit of Sonic in there for good measure.

'Three Kingdoms' Is the Best 'Total War' Game in a Decade

Turns out a little 'Dynasty Warriors' is just what Total War needed

The Endless Quest for Better Video Game Hair Continues

Developers at EA are using the Frostbite engine to render realistic hair that’s so real it’s disturbing.

Why We Still Need a Women-Only 'Counter-Strike' Tournament

This week DreamHack announced a $100,000 prize pool for its women’s CS:GO event.

The Endless Quest for Better Video Game Hair Continues

Developers at EA are using the Frostbite engine to render realistic hair that’s so real it’s disturbing.

Stop Turning Overwatch Characters Into Cops

A new skin for Brigitte celebrates police militarization.

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It’s Front to Back Horror on This Episode of Waypoint Radio

And a bit of Sonic in there for good measure.

Why 'Game of Thrones' Lost Its Magic

Where will all the clicks go now that it's over?

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

We also talk rogue A.I. and Chinese dynasties on this week's episode.

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'Three Kingdoms' Is the Best 'Total War' Game in a Decade

Turns out a little 'Dynasty Warriors' is just what Total War needed

The Grotesque 'A Plague Tale' Has a Great Story (And Too Many Rats)

It's a stealth game that never, ever wants you to get caught, but that's okay; you're here for the story.

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

Nobody knows anything and nobody is in control.

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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

A whole generation of players didn't experience [blank]. Are we allowed to talk about [blank]?

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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.

From 'Putt Putt' to 'Freddi Fish'—How Humongous Entertainment Made Edutainment Fun

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

How an Augmented Reality Game Escalated into Real-World Spy Warfare

She led hundreds of real people on secret missions for a make-believe cause.

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Years Later, the Ending of 'Dragon's Dogma' Remains Wonderfully Weird and Subversive

You know that fantasy epic about breaking the cycle of power you were looking for? Well...

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

The status quo has been completely upended. What now? Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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

The new game from the makers of LittleBigPlanet is a perfect fit for the social media era.

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