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Ethan Davison

Ethan Davison is a freelance journalist whose work can be found at Wired and Launcher, The Washington Post's gaming vertical. He runs a newsletter about Apex called The Final Circle.


Apex Legends Lead Designer Fired After Community Unearths Sexist and Racist Posts

Content warning: This article contains quotes and sources to blog posts that are sexist, misogynistic, and racist in nature. Daniel Z. Klein, a lead game designer on Apex Legends, announced yesterday that as of last Friday he is no longer working at Respawn. The announcement comes after a number of…

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The New Arenas Mode in Apex Legends Bets Big on Valorant’s Appeal, But What Do Pros Think?

Since its early 2019 release, Apex Legends has borrowed liberally from its predecessors: It used a hero system similar to Overwatch, took its weapons and lore from the Titanfall series, and went all-in on the battle royale format after Fortnite’s massive success in the genre. Apex has always been a…

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The Deeper Meaning of ‘Fashion Souls’ in Dark Souls and Bloodborne

Grimes’ gaming-inspired outfits are a familiar sight to her fans by now. In a recent Instagram post, the pop star and tastemaker wore a bulky pauldron strapped to one shoulder, molded into the shape of two grotesque faces. She wore vambraces made of clear plastic with golden filigree on her arms and a little black…

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