'Control' Imagines 'The X-Files' as an Eerily Thrilling Action-Horror Game

Help the world's most daring bureaucrats battle psychic invaders from another dimension.


'Astral Chain' Is Missing Everything That Made 'Nier: Automata' Transcendent

On paper, Platinum's latest should impress. In practice, it's a flavorless disappointment.


'Telling Lies' Makes the Pursuit of Truth a Powerful Illusion

The developer of 'Her Story' is back with another mystery that'll have you getting out the corkboard and string.


I Tried Xbox's Three-In-One Shampoo, Face, and Body Wash

Since my experiment, the scent has followed me around as if I lived and worked in a high school locker room.


Builders Take a Back Seat to Conquerors in 'Imperator: Rome'

Rome wasn't built in a day. Most of it was stolen.


A Dominatrix Reviews ‘Bonding,’ Netflix’s Show About a Dominatrix

Mistress Blunt, a real-life dominatrix for the last nine years, gives her review of Bonding, a new Netflix series about being a domme.


'Days Gone' Is a Parody of Big Budget Video Games

The only interesting part of PlayStation 4's new exclusive is hidden behind dozens of hours of a zombie game you've played before, and better.


Sally Rooney's 'Normal People' Are Both Political and Self-Involved

In Sally Rooney's second novel, she explores class, love, and the duality of being a socially concerned and frivolous millennial.


'Falcon Age' Is a Damning Anti-Colonialist Story In Search of a Better Game

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this cute bird. This bird is like family to me. BUT...


'The Occupation' Is a Timely, Slightly Too Paranoid Thriller

Frustrations abound in an otherwise enjoyable and tense indie immersive sim.


Troye Sivan’s London Live Show Made Me Feel Seen

Queer people are so unused to our stories being told by us, and for us, that when it actually happens, it tends to come as a shock.


Solange Gave Us 'When I Get Home' After A Frustrating Black History Month

After a Black History Month filled with societal strife, Solange’s new music is a salve of Black sisterhood, resilience, and power.