first person

Game of the Year 2018

First Person Games Are Changing. But Into What?

For a decade, the FPS has lived in the shadow of 'BioShock' and 'Modern Warfare.' But this year, it feels like there is change in the air.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.20.18
mind jack

New Cyberpunk Game Asks Players to Invade People’s Nightmares

‘Observer’ pits players against the trauma of strangers.
Matthew Gault
8.18.17
Broadly

I Smoked a Joint and It Sent Me to the Psych Ward

I became what I believe most clinicians would refer to as "a complete fucking nightmare."
Simone Banks
4.20.17
Art

In Poland, the Art of Confession Gets Personal

Artists use their own stories to create more universal visibility in 'Ministry of Internal Affairs. Intimacy as Text.'
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
2.14.17
indie

Clean Hotel Rooms Like a SWAT Team in This Housekeeping Simulator

Some stains need more than soap.
Zack Kotzer
7.17.16
Malaria's Last Stand

Malaria Up Close

This is why I wanted to go to Tanzania.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.1.16
Gaming

New Horror Game Set in Infamous Kowloon Walled City

Flawed but novel game draws inspiration from real world nightmare.
Zack Kotzer
4.18.16
weird sports

Indoor Skydiving Is Real, Painful, And Definitely Sports

Indoor Skydiving, or "Body Flight" to aficionados, is intense, difficult, humbling, expensive, and weird. But is it sports? Spoiler: hell yeah it's sports.
John Wilmes
4.8.16
Gaming

'Californium' Isn’t a Game for Philip K. Dickheads

Californium is okay, unless you’re expecting a lot of Dick.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.28.16
the amateurism business

What I Paid To Be A Division I Athlete

College sports offer kids an opportunity to live a dream. They also force upon those kids a series of harsh non-choices that, when taken together, are nightmarish.
Luke Bonner
1.27.16
Drugs

A Hit on My Mother

My mother surveilled me as a teenager and sent my conversations to the police. Then we started getting weird calls.
Jenn Hoffman
12.22.15
Review

One of the Best Comedies of the Year Is a Free, 15-Minute Video Game

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and the Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist
Ian Birnbaum
12.6.15
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