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

Aug. 17, 2017

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.

Aug. 16, 2017

'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?
Aug. 14, 2017

Tensions boil over at GeekGirlCon, leading key team members to quit

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

Porn bots are starting to target console gamers — and it's a bigger problem than you think

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

These 'The Long Dark' beginners tips will help you survive your first night

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

Two new ‘Persona’ rhythm dancing games are 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

The ‘Senran Kagura’ dating sim for Nintendo Switch 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

You don't have to choose between motion controls and joysticks in ‘Splatoon 2’

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’ is still an incredible experience, even 10 years later

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

‘Civilization' is adding its 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’ players are already uncovering secrets in the game's new social space

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

Here's where you can find 'Splatoon 2' meal tickets so you can eat at Crusty Sean's

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

Everything you need to know about the ranking system in 'Splatoon 2'

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

New ‘Dissidia Final Fantasy NT’ gameplay trailer details the four character classes

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

3 kid-friendly video games you can enjoy with your family that are actually fun

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

July 13, 2017

These 1950s takes on the 'Overwatch' cast will have you doing the Twist

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

Exclusive: Jinx joins Hot Topic’s geeky sartorial crew for gamer lifestyle clothing line

Jinx is bringing its gamer clothing to Hot Topic. Here's what you need to know.
July 6, 2017

My 5-year-old has learned more from playing video games than from watching ‘Sesame Street’

Raising the next generation of gamers is almost always a joy.