'Game of Thrones' Is Turning Into a Generic Video Game Plot

Increasingly, ‘Game of Thrones’ has taken storytelling cues from video games like 'Mass Effect' and 'The Witcher.'


'Anthem' Could Be Great Someday. Today Is Not That Day.

I was ready for 'Anthem' to be my Destiny, splitting the difference between dropping colored objects and telling cool stories. It feels great to fly, but it has a long way to go.


'Sunless Skies' Tells Its Stories Slowly, But They're Worth the Trip

The horror of an empire on which a Clockwork Sun never sets.


One of the Oldest Online RPG Communities Banned Pro-Trump Speech

What a small community of role-playing games fans can teach us about the traps of 'political neutrality.'


‘Call of Cthulhu’ Shows We Need to Move Past H.P. Lovecraft Once and for All

Aside from his history of racism, Lovecraft’s ideas are so saturated they’re no longer interesting fodder for horror games.


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jokes About Nuclear War in ‘Fallout 76’

‘Fallout 76’ trivializes and mocks nuclear war, and honestly, that’s what I need right now.


'Dragon Quest XI' Is A Blockbuster Game That Doesn't Deliver

Like many recent JRPGs, 'Dragon Quest XI' is interested in capturing the magic of nostalgia. Unfortunately, this devotion to the past holds it back.


CD Projekt RED Won't Commit to Gender Fluidity in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ (Yet)

The studio told Waypoint it’s “something we’ve looked at” for the character creator.


Bethesda Knew How to Satisfy Skeptical Fans at E3. BioWare Didn't.

If you don't want 'Anthem,' what's a BioWare fan to do? Facing the same problem with 'Fallout 76,' Bethesda came up with a solution: give them what they want.


'Kali Plays Chrono Trigger,' Today's Comics by Kali Fontecchio

A girl fantasizes about what it would be like to be the main character's love interest in one of her favorite video games.


Rick and Morty Are Going on a 'Dungeons & Dragons' Adventure

The ultimate nerd TV show and the ultimate nerd role-playing game are about to enter the same dimension.


Not Enough Games Ask Players to Compromise Their Morals

On today’s podcast, we wish more games made us feel bad about our choices.