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The Hidden Worlds of Esports Stages

Looking at a bunch of players in a plexiglass box isn't that interesting on its own. These days, esports event stages are making things a lot more exciting.

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Global Game, Global Life: Impressions from the League of Legends World Championship

There's nothing quite like watching two top-tier teams go head-to-head in the heart of Los Angeles.

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A chat with Dave Made a Maze director Bill Watterson

Videogame voice actor, motion capture performer, and -- yes -- film director Bill Watterson cracks open a couple beers with our resident cinema expert on his new feature film.

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Curating The K-Hole: Music Selection in the Apocalypse

Fanbyte Podcast Czar merritt k and I recently wrapped Season 1 of our interview show, The K-Hole. These 30 episodes (canonically at least) include discussions, diatribes, and discourse with the very best and weirdest folk the internet has to offer, such as political commentator Felix Biederman, child actress and writer…

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The Best Townscaper Community Creations Bridge Outside the Game

Townscaper is a toybox about creating colorful and quirky towns. It doesn’t have guidelines or goals beyond that, allowing players to take it  whichever direction they choose. For many, that includes stepping outside the boundaries of the game itself, and bridging that gap has led to many of its best…

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The Search for Whales

Who's spending a fortune on mobile games?

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Best Game Soundtracks of August 2018

Sing like a dragon.

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Custom controllers: From art to accessibility

From special case colors to bespoke mobility aids, playing games has become more tailor-made than ever.

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Playtesting the CIA’s training games

For the world's most powerful spy agency, there's an awful lot of paperwork.

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Best Game Soundtracks July 2018

Stay fresh, little inklings.

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Going on a Never Ever Quest with the creator of Katamari Damacy

Roll me on up into the sky.

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Best Game Soundtracks June 2018

Must... collect... every Austin Wintory album...

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Come On and Slam: Pyre creative director discusses the game’s sports inspirations

The newest title from Bastion developer Supergiant has arrived with style to spare. So, we chatted up Greg Kasavin about it.

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How Yacht Club Games made Shovel Knight a success

'Having multiple ways to get into something, it just like makes it that much more lovable.'

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A trip to TennoCon

Not many official fan conventions have their own archery ranges, but Warframe sure does.

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Videogame gardens can be spaces for reflection

Earthtongue, Harvest Moon, and other gardening games take a more meditative approach to play.

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Austin Wintory on composing Absolver, a game about ‘friendship through fighting’

The Grammy-nominated composer behind Journey and Banner Saga opens up about the close-knit world of music and games.

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Best Game Soundtracks June 2017

Cool off with these hot new sounds.

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Inside a Starry Kitchen: An interview with Button Mash’s Nguyen Tran

Restaurateurs Nguyen and Thi Tran fused a lifelong love affair with games and pan-Asian comfort food to make their hit Los Angeles-based bar arcade.

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Dream Daddy invites you to make your own ‘Dadsona’

Start *clap* appropriating *clap* daddy *clap* culture.

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