Multiplayer Games

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Multiplayer Wasn't Planned in 'GoldenEye,' and Other Things I Didn't Know

The iconic multiplayer mode almost didn't come together at all.
Danielle Riendeau
7.17.18
GoldenEye 007

Celebrating 20 Years of 'GoldenEye 007,' the First Great Console Shooter

Goldeneye 007 launched twenty years ago. That's two decades of killing your best friends with proximity mines.
Danielle Riendeau
8.28.17
Gaming Communities

Inside the Resilient ‘Team Fortress 2’ Community on the PlayStation 3

To say that PS3 players got a raw deal is one hell of an understatement. But they've managed, and made friends along the way.
Aron Garst
3.23.17
Nintendo Switch

‘Super Bomberman R’ Requires Friends to Fully Appreciate

It’s the best local multiplayer game of the Switch’s launch line-up—but solo players can steer clear.
Mike Diver
3.6.17
Xbox

Xbox Live Clubs Keep Smaller Gaming Communities Alive

Without the console’s Clubs and Looking for Group features, games like ‘Necropolis’ and ‘Armello’ would be wastelands.
Ian Stokes
2.3.17
The Pick-Me-Up

How ‘Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party’ Warmly Embraced the Wii U

Excited about ‘1-2-Switch’? Well, there’s a game much like it already out, playable on Nintendo’s outgoing home console.
Chris Schilling
1.27.17
long reads or whatever

Meeting the Masters of the ‘EVE Online’ Universe

CCP Games launched its spacefaring MMORPG back in 2003, but today it’s controlled more by its community than its creators.
Mike Diver
11.20.16
Gaming

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Is My Favorite Multiplayer VR Experience So Far

I'm no Trekkie, but working as part of a team of real people to defeat a virtual reality Klingon menace was a true delight.
Mike Diver
10.14.16
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Is My Favorite Multiplayer VR Experience So Far

I'm no Trekkie, but working as part of a team of real people to defeat a virtual reality Klingon menace was a true delight.
Mike Diver
10.14.16
Gaming

It's Not You, 'Dota,' It’s Me: Why I've Finally Quit My MOBA Habit

We had our good times, Troll Warlords and all, but you were turning me into a toxic monster.
Jake Tucker
10.4.16
Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1' Is Good, but 'Overwatch' Is Still the Only Online Shooter I Need

I want to win in Blizzard's game because I actually care what happens to the characters, a feeling that no other FPS multiplayer has ever given me.
Emma Quinlan
9.8.16
Gaming

'Battlefield 1' Is Good, but 'Overwatch' Is Still the Only Online Shooter I Need

I want to win in Blizzard's game because I actually care what happens to the characters, a feeling that no other FPS multiplayer has ever given me.
Emma Quinlan
9.8.16
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