Researchers Find a Promising Treatment for Video Game Addiction
It's about rewiring the gamer's relationship to video games, not abstinence.
Esports Pros Explain the Gear You Need for Marathon Gaming Sessions
Gaming—or working in an office—can be harder on your body than you'd expect. Professional gamers told us how they stave off injury.
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Scientists Find the Part of the Brain That Remembers Pokémon
If you can still nail a round of Who's That Pokémon? after all these years, you have this brain fold to thank.
Xbox Has New Guidelines on How to Talk Trash Without Getting Banned
Microsoft's new community standards say Xbox gamers should trash talk by saying, "That was some serious potato aim. Get wrecked."
‘One Finger Death Punch 2’ Is a Two-Button Power Fantasy
Silver Dollar Games' deceptively simple brawler packs a lot of complexity and fun into minimal input.
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A Huge Pikachu Phone Case Was My Unexpected Solution to Professional Dread
Pikachu turned a depressing professional and social crutch into a joy—a small (and, okay, mostly useless) act of defiance.
Nintendo Updates the Switch With a Critical Feature for Visually Impaired Gamers
Every major console now comes with the ability to zoom in, a critical feature for many users.
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'Animal Crossing' Reminds Me to Look After Myself—Not Just My Avatar
Some of my goals are made simpler when I don’t think of myself as a human body, but as a player in a game.
Facebook and YouTube Clamped Down on a Game About Selling Weed
The makers of 'Weedcraft Inc.,' a game about selling weed in the age of legalization, couldn't buy ads on Facebook, and YouTube videos featuring the game were demonetized.
New Documentary ‘Playing Hard’ Shows That Making Games Can Be Hell
The film, now on Netflix, misses the mark by focusing on Ubisoft higher-ups during the development of 'For Honor,' rather than rank-and-file workers.
The EU Is Pissed at Steam for Region-Locking Games
The European Commission is mad at Valve, Capcom, ZeniMax, and other publishers for region-locking activation keys and allegedly preventing cross-border sales.
Watch a YouTuber Block Flames With a DIY ‘Sekiro’ Umbrella Shield
Colin Furze blocks fireworks and flames with a DIY flip-out umbrella from From Software's new title 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.'