Devotion Is a Brilliant Videogame—Too Bad You Can't Play It

Devotion Is a Brilliant Videogame—Too Bad You Can't Play It

Devotion is now impossible not to see doubly, as both a brilliant piece of familial horror and a story of backlash and political misunderstanding.

'Apex Legends' Is a Surprising Threat to the Dominance of 'Fortnite'

'Apex Legends' Is a Surprising Threat to the Dominance of 'Fortnite'

Apex Legends ' ping system is a means to fix that, while also empowering players who, for many valid reasons, maybe don't want to have active conversations with random teammates.

Neural Networks Need a Cookbook. Here Are the Ingredients

Neural Networks Need a Cookbook. Here Are the Ingredients

In 1989, computer scientists proved that if a neural network has only a single computational layer, but you allow that one layer to have an unlimited number of neurons, with unlimited connections between them, the network will be capable of performing any task you might ask of it.

How a Trash-Talking Furry Became Esports' Dominant Player

How a Trash-Talking Furry Became Esports' Dominant Player

Eight games play out their championships on the mainstage at Evo, including Dragon Ball FighterZ , but the event is filled with side matches and exhibitions of more than a dozen other titles.

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire

A New Assassin's Creed Marriage Plot Comes Under Fire The game was lauded for actual solid LGBT representation—until it released an expansion pack that forces your player to settle down with a member of the opposite sex.

Ex-'Hearthstone' Designers Are Working on a New Marvel Game

Ex-'Hearthstone' Designers Are Working on a New Marvel Game

Ex- Hearthstone Designers Are Working on a New Marvel Game Second Dinner, a studio made up of designers who worked on Blizzard's popular card-based title, will set its debut game in a different (but still well-known) universe of giant, powerful beings.

In 2018, Movies Finally Got the Internet Right—Well, Mostly

In 2018, Movies Finally Got the Internet Right—Well, Mostly

As Kayla scrolls through her classmates' (seemingly) perfect lives online, she tries to project a similarly cool persona via a series of YouTube videos in which she delivers inspirational advice she barely practices herself, like "Don't care about what other people think of you." And she always signs off with her own wannabe catchphrase: " Gucci!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is a Massive Monument to Itself

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is a Massive Monument to Itself

Ultimate Is a Massive Monument to ItselfThe latest in the fighting-game franchise is Nintendo doing what Nintendo does best—but at times its deference to history threatens to overwhelm it.NintendoThe greatest thing about the Super Smash Bros.

How the 'Betrayal Legacy' Board Game Tells a Story Over Time

How the 'Betrayal Legacy' Board Game Tells a Story Over Time

When Avalon Hill approached Daviau with the idea to build a legacy game for Betrayal in December 2016, it seemed like an opportunity to tell a longer, richer story about one of his most popular games.Designing the mechanics of a “living” game is a balancing act.

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Reaches for Magic on the Shoulders of Indie Games

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Reaches for Magic on the Shoulders of Indie Games

But the idea of using deliberate slowness and inaccessibility bears a powerful resemblance to other corners of the gaming world.Red Dead Redemption 2's exploration is like Proteus, with its emphasis on dreamy, carefully paced exploration.

World ozone day: Taking stock of what it means to stay cool

World ozone day: Taking stock of what it means to stay cool

Data from Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All, a report by Sustainable Energy For All, says that heat waves kill 12,000 people annually around the world, with the potential to reach up to 250,000 by 2050.

Spider-Man Loses Its Web-Swinging Joy in an Overstuffed City

Spider-Man Loses Its Web-Swinging Joy in an Overstuffed City

Insomniac has created a hero who moves like he knows what he's doing, and his abilities bind together your journey through massive setpieces and a large, varied architectural space that is always compelling to move and fight and climb through.So many open worlds in the past few years have been built on lists: monuments to explore; towers to climb; side missions and collectibles and clutter.