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Video games are still learning the art of subtle storytelling, but a game about neon biker gals at war somehow nails it.
The information buried in the collectibles is far more sinister than it lets on.
Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.
Exclusives matter more than ever... or do they?
No one seems happy with otherwise popular games like Madden and FIFA. What's going wrong?
Things are about to get pretty rough for the industry's number-one trade show.
Let's talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of final bosses in games.
It's no longer a good idea to relegate the Switch's portable mode to second class.
In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.
Apex Legends, Final Fantasy 14, World of Warcraft, and more are seeing huge updates. Will we ever rest?
Super Mario Maker 2 teaches you to respect your players, not frustrate them.
In such a short period of time, there's been an explosion in the autobattler genre.
We take a look at the upcoming release schedule and identify one potential juggernaut.
Sony got more out of a Wired interview than Microsoft did in an entire press conference.
As platforms give way to services, Microsoft is going back to its roots amid its new console reveal.
Fortnite, Rocket League, and Overwatch have all found success by owning the summer. Is Dauntless next? Or will Apex Legends make a comeback?
After being spoiled for two solid years, we've hit a major lull. Will it get better in the second half?
The much-anticipated remake sacrifices a part of its history.
Why video game movies will always be at a disadvantage.
How one of the year's best games makes its corridors worth revisiting immediately.
On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.