OPINION

We should pay more attention to esports losers

Esports are glorious tragedy machines. Very often, stories about imperfect, unsuccessful players are a lot more exciting.

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A sober look at videogames and mental health

We want to believe games are a panacea for all ills, from loneliness to weight problems. But what do we know about the actual pros and cons of interactive media?

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Get Wrecked: why esports injuries matter

As esports occupy a growing segment of the entertainment world, we're going to have to start looking seriously at the toll these games take on their players.

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How much esports should we watch?

With gameplay videos and streams more popular than ever, how we manage our media diet becomes an important issue.

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Sketches of Greatness: why do esports excite us so much?

Esports fan love recalling great plays by their favorite pro gamers, but what's the science behind it?

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No, You Moron, Now is Not the Time to Imply Video Games Cause Mass Shootings

It’s impossible to articulate how angry I am today. Yesterday, 19 children and one teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas were murdered in one of the the worst and most gruesome mass shootings in United States history, less than ten days from the deadly shooting in Buffalo. The…

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FEATURES

Star Trek is finally gay

In space, no one can hear you scream for joy.

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TV/FILM

The new Ghostbusters is awesome. Here’s why.

Sassy, smart and fearless is a great look for bustin' ghosts.

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TV/FILM

Wonder Woman is so totally queer, and that is awesome

The queen of super heroics is a queer lady, officially.

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TV/FILM

Game of Thrones Recap – Season 6 Premiere: castle back to black

"I don't know about the flames..."

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TV/FILM

Game of Thrones Recap – Season 6 Episode 2: Home

The next time I have an idea like that... punch me in the face.

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TV/FILM

Westworld is the ultimate videogame

How HBO's new series comments directly on the nastier side of our favorite hobby

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TV/FILM

In Lieu of Meaningful Work, Valve Patches Original Half-Life

Nearly 21 years ago, Sierra Studios published a new PC shooter called Half-Life. It was the debut game of a fresh-faced Washington studio named Valve and was heralded as an instant classic — an achievement so monumentally important to its genre that the history of first-person shooters would henceforth be…

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NEWS

It’s time to remember a hidden gem of a mafia game: Godfather II

On the eve of Mafia III, it's a good time to recall this diamond in the rough. Yes, seriously. It was great.

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5 games you missed in August

Don't sleep on these hidden gems.

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Opinion: Against games using dead kids as plot devices

From The Last of Us to Assassin's Creed Origins, dead children are becoming a cheap shorthand games use to motivate their protagonists.

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5 characters we still really want to see in Super Smash Bros.

'Everyone is here'? We think not.

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You know what FromSoftware game really needs a remake? King’s Field

Before Dark Souls, this was the game that defined a company.

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Welp, Devolver won E3 again

Everybody else can go home.

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