Game of the Year 2018

A Game's Photo Mode Isn't Just a Feature, It's My Way of Seeing the World

Photography isn't just about posing the perfect shot, it's about working within limitations to capture a moment.
Dia Lacina

Classic Video Game Remakes Should Have Easy Modes

Nintendo released an easy-mode version of ‘Legend of Zelda.' Every game should have it.
Matthew Gault
Rick and Morty

The Surprising, Real Story Behind One of Rick and Morty's Weirdest Jokes

Justin Roiland finally explained the story behind Rick's shameless Nintendo pandering.
Beckett Mufson

'Minit' Is a Speedy Triumph, Where The Goal Is Simple: Live, Die, Repeat

'Minit' is a quirky Zelda-like you play in 60-second chunks.
Danielle Riendeau
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Watching Other People Play Zelda Gets Me Through My Day

Watching speedruns on Twitch is soothing and meditative in the least expected ways.
Danielle Riendeau

'Kali Plays Zelda: Breath of the Wild,' Today's Comic by Kali Fontecchio

Kali's peaceful Sunday morning playing video games turns into an aggravating marathon when she can't beat a physics puzzle.
Kali Fontecchio
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Don’t Sleep on the Zelda DLC, It’s Better Than It Sounds

I’m a lifelong DLC skipper, but “The Master Trials” and “Champions’ Ballad” have me wondering what else I’ve missed.
Austin Walker
The Pantheon of Games

Austin Walker's Top 10 Games of 2017

This year, games refined old ideas and introduced brand new ones. They also provided the fuel needed to power through the murk of 2017.
Austin Walker
The Pantheon of Games

Fanfic: A Hero's Rest Before The Storm

The Champion of Hyrule has a lot on his plate, but an unlikely friend thinks he should just take some time for himself.
Kate Gray
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2017 Is The Year I Played Way Too Much Of My Favorite Games

Among Zelda, ‘Prey,’ and ‘Mario Vs. Rabbids’ I think I played a whole year’s worth of games.
Danielle Riendeau

Open World Games Finally Got Out of Their Own Way in 2017

It was a good year for the sandbox adventure.
Matthew Gault
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It’s Almost Game of the Year Time, Are You Ready?

November means it’s time for me to get my GOTY in order.
Danielle Riendeau