It's Hard to Keep Returning to Video Game Apocalypses

The last regular Postscript column confronts its own ending.


The Mysterious "Board" in 'Control' Is One of the Game's Best, Most Unsettling Ideas

Depicting the labor-management divide across different planes of existence.


'Hotline Miami' Showed the Futility of Ultra-Violence as Critique

After a decade of games asking what kind of person commits video game violence, returning to Hotline shows that we need new questions.


Area 51 Nostalgia Yearns for a Time When Evil Had to Hide

Games, conspiracy culture, and what we glimpse beneath the veil of constructed realities.


'Mordhau' Is the Most Fun I've Ever Had Dying

If you strike me down, I shall only laugh about it.


After 'Avengers: Endgame,' the MCU Has a Chance to Get Riskier

The status quo has been completely upended. What now? Warning: Spoilers ahead.


'Dreams' Is A Powerful Tool to Create Anything and Own Nothing

The new game from the makers of LittleBigPlanet is a perfect fit for the social media era.


Before the Labyrinthine Lore of 'Dark Souls,' There Was Gene Wolfe

The author of 'The Book of the New Sun' was a master of creating playful and ambiguous lore.


'Welcome to Bummertown' Tells a Pointed Joke About Game Development

Metafictional narratives in games could help bridge the gap between the conditions facing creators and their audience's expectations.


'Arena' May Be The Future Of 'Magic' But It Runs From Its History

'Arena' has made 'Magic' as easy to enjoy as 'Hearthstone' but a streamlined format comes at a price.


'The Favourite' is a Masterful Study of Gamesmanship and Power

I wasn’t prepared for a horror story about two women playing a conceptual tennis game against each other in the royal court.


'Apex Legends' Knows Its Genre Is a Winner-Take-All Fight for Attention

Respawn's battle royale is the latest winner in a marketplace survival game that is always speeding up.