Games Features

Zelda Is at Its Best When It Embraces Horror

The trailer for the 'Breath of the Wild' sequel is only the latest time that Nintendo has blended bright color fantasy with the murky shadows of the weird and eerie.
Liam Conlon
Games Podcasts

'Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2' Makes Seattle the Star

Tech industry gentrification has brought a new sort of bloodsucker to the Emerald City.
Austin Walker
Games News

Nintendo Announces Sequel to 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

The surprise confirmation closed out Nintendo's press conference.
Nicole Carpenter
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
open thread

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
open thread

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