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narrative games

This Game About Domestic Abuse Helped Me Understand My Own Trauma

'Another Lost Phone' looks long and hard at what we think of as "acceptable" behavior. CW for domestic abuse.
Kate Gray
10.3.17
At Play in the Carceral State

In 'Injustice 2,' Even Our Heroes Are Authoritarian Assholes

A battle between Superman and Batman showcases the limit of the superhero allegory.
Yussef Cole
7.27.17
At Play in the Carceral State

The Culture of Games at Gitmo Goes Beyond Prisoners and Guards

Under the Trump presidency, future of games at Gitmo is yet to be determined.
Muira McCammon
7.26.17
Fighting Games

Why Combo Breaker Is the Place to Fall in Love With Fighting Games

We head to the Midwest’s premier fighting game tournament to mingle with faithful fans and fighters.
William Barboza
7.25.17
accessibility

How Games Can Better Accommodate Disabled Players

From colorblindness to subtitles, the medium still has a way to go before it’s really for all the players.
Mike Diver
7.20.17
Destiny 2

The ‘Destiny 2’ Beta Is Fun, But Doesn’t Answer Some Big Questions

An exciting campaign mission and a thrilling strike doesn't tell us very much about the long arc of the game.
Patrick Klepek
7.19.17
narrative games

Why The Makers of 'Tacoma' and 'Edith Finch' Love Loneliness

Giant Sparrow and Fullbright speak to us about the decisions that lead to such lonely adventures.
Rosh Kelly
7.16.17
Tetsuya Mizuguchi

‘Rez’ Designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi Wants to Make Magic

Waypoint catches up with the always-optimistic creator at Brighton’s Develop conference.
Mike Diver
7.14.17
indie games

Despite a Cold Shoulder at E3, Sony Isn't Turning Its Back on Indies

After PlayStation's presentation left indies on the sidelines, devs assure us that they're not "less relevant now."
Mike Diver
7.6.17
Earthworm Jim

You Can Keep Your Crash Bandicoot—When’s the Earthworm Jim Comeback?

Of all the 1990s gaming characters I remember, it’s the Super Suited wriggler I most want to see revived.
Mike Diver
7.4.17
E3 2017

How the 'Life Is Strange' Prequel Is Giving Queer Fans More Choices

What was sometimes only hinted at in 'Life is Strange' is a much bigger part of this new story.
Patrick Klepek
7.3.17
Xbox

Microsoft Curious How Independent Teams Will Use Scorpio's Extra Power

Chris Charla of ID@Xbox talks about parallels between indie dev and punk rock, and Microsoft’s new hardware.
Mike Diver
6.5.17