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Sept. 27, 2017

SNES Classic Edition Review: It’s fun as hell, but it should really be a Nintendo Switch app

With the SNES Classic, what's old is new again.

Right-wing gamers are furious about the American Nazi-killing in ‘Wolfenstein II’

The anti-fascist themes of 'Wolfenstein' are suddenly a little too relevant.

NRG Esports bragged about the diversity of its ‘Overwatch’ team. Zero women were invited to try out.

Zero women have been recruited to teams in the 'Overwatch' League so far.

‘Overwatch’ Halloween Terror: Blizzard teases new skins for McCree and Reaper

Hype alert! Halloween Terror is back, baby.

‘Sonic Mania’ Review: The best ‘Sonic’ game in years is mostly just a remake — and that’s a shame

'Sonic Mania' new game offers some of Sonic’s finest hour in many years, but it still falls into some obvious traps that hold it back from its potential.
Aug. 14, 2017

‘Wolfenstein 2’ needs to take a painfully realistic look at American racism to succeed

After playing through 'Old Blood,' I’m a little worried that 'Wolfenstein 2' may be too fantastical to say anything meaningful about the the modern day Nazis all around us.

‘Street Fighter 2’ brings an old racist trope to Nintendo Switch — brown-skinned villains

Why does Ken turn brown to become Violent Ken in 'Street Fighter 2'?

‘Overwatch’ just debuted its first gender-nonconforming character, but you probably missed it

Unless you follow the lead writer for 'Overwatch' on Twitter, you missed out on something big.

Thanks to new ‘Overwatch’ comic ‘Searching,’ we finally know Sombra’s real name

Zarya takes center stage, but the comic’s most dramatic reveal is that we finally know Sombra’s real name: Olivia Colomar.

Why is video game development so secretive? Online harassment, one developer says.

Three years later, Gamergate is still rearing its ugly head.
Sept. 20, 2017

The latest ‘Overwatch’ update to Mercy might be bad news for its casual player base

The game’s most effective gateway drug is now a pill that’s a little too tough to swallow.

Harassment experts: The latest ‘Overwatch’ developer update was an uninformed, incoherent mess

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan finally released a video laying out the team’s ongoing efforts to curb its toxicity issues. It didn't inspire much confidence.

We tested all the official ‘Destiny 2’ candles, and now we have more questions than answers

“It smells like a nursing home I worked in one summer.”

PewDiePie posts apology video for using racial slur in YouTube livestream: “I’m just an idiot”

"I’m just an idiot. But that doesn’t make what I said or how I said it OK. It was not OK."

“Heated gaming moment”: How a defense of PewDiePie’s racial slur became a darkly funny meme

“Hey, can people stop freaking out over PewDiePie saying the N-word in a heated gaming moment?”
Sept. 10, 2017

Video emerges showing popular YouTuber Pewdiepie using a racial slur while streaming a game

Disgruntled fans are discussing the moment using the hashtag #PewDiePieIsOverParty.

This sassy, ‘Drag Race’-quoting sex unicorn is an ugly step backward for LGBT inclusion in games

'Smite''s "Fabulous" skin for Chiron is how not to do LGBTQ inclusion, folks.

‘Uncharted: Lost Legacy’ has a hilarious, bizarre, highly addictive photo mode

At any time during 'The Lost Legacy,' you can freeze the scene and take hilarious photos.

‘Overwatch’ Update: Reporting function on PS4 and Xbox One consoles coming in next patch

Finally, a way to deal with abuse and harassment is coming. For real this time.

See ‘Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night’ and ‘Persona 5: Dancing Star Night’ in first screenshots

Here's what the new 'Persona' dancing games will look like.