Amanda Farough
Amanda Farough

Amanda is a Gaming Editor at Mic. She writes about the game industry, culture, and any strategy game she can get her hands on. You can find her at afarough@mic.com.

Aug. 17, 2017

The PS4 5.00 Update Beta includes new family options, better streaming features and more

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

Aug. 16, 2017

‘D&D Beyond’: The possibilities of building roleplaying-game communities over long distances

Is Wizards of the Coast's new service better than the unofficial ones people have been using for years?
Aug. 14, 2017

GeekGirlCon 2017 Controversy: Tensions boil over and leads key organization staff members to quit

Here's what you need to know about the staff resignations that rocked GeekGirlCon earlier this month.
Aug. 8, 2017

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live have a porn bot spam problem

There are a number of porn bot scams out there — and one has hit both PSN and XBL.
Aug. 4, 2017

‘Long Dark’ Tips: Beginners guide to get water, find shelter and stay warm

Surviving a Canadian winter is going to take a lot more than Tim Hortons hot chocolate.
Aug. 2, 2017

‘Persona’ Dancing: ‘Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night,’ ‘Persona 5: Dancing Star Night’ coming in 2018

Here's hoping the 'Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night' and 'Persona 5: Dancing Star Night' western release won't be as delayed as 'Persona 5' was.

Aug. 1, 2017

‘Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura’: This Switch dating sim looks just as creepy as we thought it’d be

The hypersexualization of underage girls is a big, big problem in 'Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura.'
July 31, 2017

Gaming Twitter created its own version of “F*ck Marry Kill” — and we can’t get enough

Would you kill 'Call of Duty' to bring back your favorite defunct video game series? You're not alone.
July 31, 2017

‘Splatoon 2’ Motion Controls vs. Stick: Don’t choose — use both

Why agonize over the decision between motion controls and joystick in 'Splatoon 2' when you can use a combination of the two?
July 27, 2017

‘The World Ends With You’ 10th Anniversary: Square Enix’s game is still an incredible experience

If you missed this bizarre gem from the DS, now's the time to play it (on your phone, too).
July 26, 2017

‘Civ 6’ Nubia: Amanitore is the game’s first black female leader in 12 years (maybe forever)

Amanitore brings Nubian culture and ranged military prowess to 'Civ 6.'

July 24, 2017

‘Destiny 2’ The Farm Secrets: What you might have missed in the new social space during the beta

Here's what you missed while exploring the Farm in the 'Destiny 2' beta.
July 24, 2017

‘Splatoon 2’ Ticket Locations: How to purchase Crusty Sean’s food truck snacks

No free meals for you at Crusty Sean's.
July 24, 2017

‘Splatoon 2’ Ranking System: How competitive play works

Ranking up is a much more streamlined process in 'Splatoon 2.' Here's how the new system works.
July 17, 2017

‘Dissidia Final Fantasy NT’ Closed Beta Release Date: Sign-ups open with new gameplay trailer reveal

The 'Dissidia Final Fantasy NT' release don't won't arrive until 2018, but there's a closed beta to keep you sated until then.
July 14, 2017

Video Games for Kids: 3 child-friendly titles parents can enjoy with their family

No games just for grown-ups here. Just good, clean couch co-op adorableness.

July 13, 2017

‘Overwatch’ Fan Art: D.Va, Tracer and 13 other characters reimagined in 1950s retro style

Tell me more, tell me more — like was Bastion a real car?
July 11, 2017

Jinx joins Hot Topic’s geeky sartorial crew for gamer lifestyle clothing — exclusive first look

Jinx is bringing its gamer clothing to Hot Topic. Here's what you need to know.