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Woke Dad

My Woke Dad Tries to Explain Microaggressions

In this column, we ask our dads about woke terms and issues.
Hannah Ewens
5.9.17
Woke Dad

My Surprisingly Woke Dad Explains the Gender Pay Gap

In this new column, we ask our dads about politically correct terms.
Hannah Ewens
5.2.17
Stuff

Want to Heal Yourself from 'Toxic Whiteness'? This Class Can Help

The people behind the self-help/intersectional feminism publication Everyday Feminism are offering a course that aims to educate people of privilege so "individual people of color don't have to."
Shahirah Majumdar
10.15.16
Gaming

When Good Games Make Bad Decisions About How to End

Not every game needs a final boss battle. In fact, forcing one into the story might very well ruin it.
Patrick Klepek
10.5.16
Gaming

How 'Virginia' Found a Voice Without Dialogue

Variable State's new game, 'Virginia', is a mystery inspired by 'Twin Peaks' and 'The X-Files.' But unlike those shows known for their banter, the characters in <i>Virginia</i> don't say a word.
Lewis Gordon
9.23.16
Gaming

A Terrible 'Mario Maker' Clone on Steam Actually Has a Few Good Ideas

If Nintendo won't release its games on PC, opportunistic developers are prepared to release basically the same thing.
Patrick Klepek
9.15.16
Gaming

The Adorable Robots of 'ReCore' Are the Stars of an Otherwise Average Video Game

Microsoft's new exclusive isn't a blockbuster in waiting, but its AI stars are among the best companion characters you'll see in 2016.
Mike Diver
9.12.16
Gaming

Inside the Nasty Backlash Against 'No Man's Sky'

After years of hype and anticipation, the reality of No Man's Sky has fractured fans, developers, and gaming communities.
Patrick Klepek
8.18.16
Gaming

Postcards from the Edge of the Universe: A ‘No Man’s Sky’ Gallery

Everyone's experience of 'No Man's Sky' is going to be different, and yet, some of these sights are sure to remind you of worlds you've visited.
Sam White
8.15.16
Gaming

The Makers of ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ Reflect on Happiness and Horrors

The Chinese Room founders Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck look back, a year later, at what their multi-award-winning game taught them for the future.
Lewis Gordon and Mike Diver
8.12.16
Gaming

People Are Using 'No Man’s Sky' To Memorialize Lost Family Members

For some, a game about wonder and discovery has become a quiet place to remember the dead.
Patrick Klepek
8.12.16
Gaming

What Does a Former NASA Employee Think of 'No Man's Sky'?

We went and asked one, to see if the imminent space-faring epic from Hello Games could encourage a new era of interstellar exploration.
Alex Tisdale
8.3.16