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Sept. 11, 2017

A defense of PewDiePie’s racial slur backfired and became a darkly funny meme

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

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.

One of 2017's biggest video games has official scented candles — and we have no idea why

“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."

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.

With 'Street Fighter 2,' it's time to stop giving evil characters brown skin

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

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

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

We need to talk about LGBT stereotypes in games — because this is a big step backward

'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.
Aug. 18, 2017

The next 'Overwatch' console patch will finally allow players to report abuse and harassment  

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.

Five 'Madden 18' features that make it better than last year's game

'Madden 18' makes a noticeable leap in the way of features and polish.

'Overwatch' fans will get to see a new map and animated short at Gamescom next week

Blizzard might unveil the rumored new "Junkertown" map at Gamescom.

‘Pokémon Go’ raid rewards now include potions and players are pretty split on it

A new item type is spawning after players complete raids in 'Pokémon Go', but not everyone is happy about it. Here's what's going on.

The next PlayStation 4 system update beta doesn't add anything huge, but polishes a lot of existing features

The new 5.00 system update on PS4 improves major functionality and streamlines the UI.

'NBA 2K18' shows some love for hoops history with 16 classic teams

The 'NBA 2K' series continues to pay homage to ballers from the past.

These 'Sonic Mania' easter eggs will have you spinning in circles

What are some of the coolest Easter Eggs in 'Sonic Mania?' Check our findings out!

'D&D Beyond' is a window back into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, but the price might prevent it from opening

Is Wizards of the Coast's new service better than the unofficial ones people have been using for years?