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Nov. 12, 2017

What the laser-toting Nazis of ‘Wolfenstein’ tell us about the futurists of Silicon Valley

From Mussolini to Silicon Valley, the men whose job it is to imagine the future have seen technology as their path to power.

The adorable ‘Animal Crossing’ smartphone game is the holiday escape you’ll desperately need

The holidays are tough. Why not catch a few butterflies along the way?

‘Star Wars: Battlefront 2’ fans stood up to Electronic Arts and won — but will it last?

Following an unprecedented fan backlash, EA is making huge changes to 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2.'

Here’s why everyone is pissed about the new ‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’ game

EA's official response to fans is now the most downvoted Reddit comment of all time.

A Nintendo Switch Hulu app is coming — could Netflix or YouTube be next?

The Nintendo Switch is getting its first TV streaming app.
Nov. 7, 2017

‘Overwatch’ fans think it looks like Moira shoots magic pee from her hands

Two aspects of the 'Overwatch' visual language have overlapped to create something decidedly urinary.

‘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'?

As the ‘Overwatch’ Moira release looms, some fans hope for a transgender hero

Moira's David Bowie-inspired look has some 'Overwatch' fans crossing their fingers.

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.
Oct. 3, 2017

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

Hype alert! Halloween Terror is back, baby.

‘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.

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.

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?”