Guns and Games

Postscript

Games Need More Power Fantasies Beyond Beefy Dudes with Big Guns

Games are many things to many people, so the easiest, broadest power fantasies don't cut it for everyone.
Cameron Kunzelman
3.23.18
Listen

Why are we Drawn to Guns in Games and Movies?

Today on Waypoint Radio, we discuss a week of reporting on the relationship between games and guns.
Danielle Riendeau
3.23.18
Guns and Games

Few Games Take Guns As Seriously As 2012's 'Receiver'

When forced to understand the step-by-step process to use, operate, and reload a gun, shooting becomes something different.
Patrick Klepek
3.22.18
Guns and Games

A Closer Look at Our Dark Obsession With Guns Looking "Cool"

When games and guns became platforms, their marketing and culture started to converge.
Kelsey Atherton
Ian Boudreau
3.22.18
Guns and Games

Video Game Guns Don't Need to Be "Fun" to Be Interesting

What if video game guns were allowed to be tragic or frightening instead of just empowering?
Reid McCarter
Astrid Budgor
Ed Smith
3.21.18
Guns and Games

Meet the Game Dev Who Never Fires Guns in Games

Ben Burbank is a programmer at Campo Santo. He likes to play shooters without ever shooting a gun.
Danielle Riendeau
3.21.18
Guns and Games

This Company Specializes In Designing One Specific Thing: Video Game Guns

A former member of the German military has found success making something video games always need more of.
Patrick Klepek
3.20.18
open thread

No One Does the Very Special Episode Quite like ‘Bojack Horseman’

In ‘Thoughts and Prayers,’ ‘Bojack Horseman’ blasts American gun culture and mass media’s cynical, sickly response to it.
Danielle Riendeau
3.20.18
Podcasts

We Know Games Don't Cause Real-Life Violence, But Why?

A candid conversation with a professor who's actually done the work.
Patrick Klepek
3.19.18
Guns and Games

White Supremacy, Black Liberation, and the Power Dynamics of Gun Violence

'Mafia 3' understands why the black radicals of the 1960s would turn to guns for protection.
Yussef Cole
3.19.18
open thread

Let's Talk About Guns and Video Games

Every day this week on Waypoint, we'll be digging into the relationship between guns and games. Here's why.
Austin Walker
3.19.18