Scientists Want You to Play a Video Game to Help Them Understand Nuclear War

'SIGNAL' is an interesting, if flawed, multiplayer game that tries to simulate decision-making in the high stakes scenario of nuclear war for research purposes.


How a Group of Gamers Tracked Down a Quadruple Murder Suspect

When one of their friends said he killed three people and was about to kill another, the members of a gaming forum sprung into action. But they were faced with a terrible situation—the clock was ticking and they had no idea where the alleged killer was.


Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Say Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Consoles Cost More

US consumers will pay a total of $840 million more for consoles than they would without Chinese tariffs, the companies warn.


Bernie Sanders Will Stream on Twitch Before and After the Democratic Debate

On Monday night, Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign launched a Twitch channel. The campaign will stream on the platform before and after Thursday's presidential debate.


Twitch Sues to Identify Users Who Uploaded Christchurch Video and Porn to Its Platform

Users posted the violating material to the section of Twitch for Valve-developed game 'Artifact' over Memorial Day weekend.


Esports Pros Explain the Gear You Need for Marathon Gaming Sessions

Gaming—or working in an office—can be harder on your body than you'd expect. Professional gamers told us how they stave off injury.


Here’s a Gaming PC You Can Build for the Price of a Mac Pro Stand

$999 can buy all the computing power most people need.


Someone Wrote a 71-Page Guide to the Winning 'Overwatch' Strategy Players Hate

The composition has been played for over a year, and there’s still a lot to learn about it—even though some people want it to go away already.


How to Use a Mouse and Keyboard on PS4 or Xbox One

The XIM Apex can be the only way for disabled people to play console video games, and there's lots of other reasons anyone might want to use a mouse and keyboard on console.


Is Using a Mouse and Keyboard on Consoles Cheating?

Many players think the XIM Apex is an undetectable cheating device that's ruining video games. For some people with motor disabilities, it's the only way they can play.


Xbox Has New Guidelines on How to Talk Trash Without Getting Banned

Microsoft's new community standards say Xbox gamers should trash talk by saying, "That was some serious potato aim. Get wrecked."