Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, UK Parliament Says

Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, UK Parliament Says

Remedy's Control is one of my favorite games of the year, and more of it is coming in the form of several major downloadable content (DLC) packages, including two paid story updates next year.The promotional art for the second paid expansion, called AWE, suggests that the game may be a crossover with Remedy's Alan Wake.

Gaming's #MeToo Moment and the Tyranny of Male Fragility

Gaming's #MeToo Moment and the Tyranny of Male Fragility

The harassment of Quinn and others has nothing to do with concern for Holowka and his family and everything to do with making examples of women and queer people who dare to speak out.

Telltale Games Seems to Be Rising From the Dead

Telltale Games Seems to Be Rising From the Dead

CD Projekt Red Is Definitely Making New Witcher Games, Whatever They May Look Like.Finally, CD Projekt Red, developer of The Witcher games and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, shared in their most recent financial report a new corporate strategy, which they're calling a "dual-franchise model."

The Jeopardy! Master is Making a Better Trivia Game

The Jeopardy! Master is Making a Better Trivia Game

Jennings recalled winning the first Half-Truth test game he played with Garfield, after a year of development, and thinking, "Yes, exactly, this is how the universe should work.

Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed

Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed

Based on his data, Pfeifer says that a record-breaking 70-yard field goal kicked at sea level, with no wind, would require a foot speed of around 49 miles per hour delivered right to the ball’s sweet spot, while an 80-yarder would take a foot speed of about 56 mph.

Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News

Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News

Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News.Hurricanes are fueling a rise in aggressive spiders, the end of the banana could be near, and Bugatti has released a $9 million car.Colonies of aggressive, social spiders boom after a hurricane.

A Devastating Climate Change Report, a Phone Bug Returns, and More News

A Devastating Climate Change Report, a Phone Bug Returns, and More News

A Devastating Climate Change Report, a Phone Bug Returns, and More News.A new climate change report dropped, a decade-old desk phone bug returned, and WIRED wants to up your grill game.A 10-year-old desk phone bug came back from the dead.

Ninja Is Leaving Twitch. What's Next?

Ninja Is Leaving Twitch. What's Next?

In a video, Ninja explained the move, saying, "It's the same me, just a different platform," and pointing out that his first game as a professional player was Halo , so returning to the Microsoft fold is, maybe, a little like coming home.

These Chaotic Games Are a Referee's Worst Nightmare

These Chaotic Games Are a Referee's Worst Nightmare

That inspired his series Selected People , for which he combined multiple photographs of the same street scene taken at different moments, in order to choreograph the random foot traffic he captured into mesmerizing patterns. Cass works with layers and masks in Photoshop to combine scenes, isolate figures, and correct color.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Is a Rare Game About Sisterhood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Is a Rare Game About Sisterhood

The half-goofy half-earnest story of these sisters gripped me, and I adore the way the co-op element of the game ties it into every aspect of play.

Nintendo's Reportedly Fixing Those Broken Joy-Cons for Free

Nintendo's Reportedly Fixing Those Broken Joy-Cons for Free

Well, we have some new details on Google Stadia 's approach to the cloud, a look at Nintendo's evolving customer service procedures, and a very good game recommendation. Remember last week, when I talked about Joy-Con drift, a huge problem affecting a lot of people's Nintendo Switch controllers?

Every Movie Referenced by Stranger Things

Every Movie Referenced by Stranger Things

But Stranger Things is also so jam-packed with movie references it's impossible to catch them all. Watch the video above to see just how they found their way into the Netflix series. Universal Pictures/Netflix. Universal Pictures/Netflix. Warner Bros./Netflix. Columbia Pictures/Netflix. Columbia Pictures/Netflix.

Depression and the Solace of 'Grinding' in Online Games

Depression and the Solace of 'Grinding' in Online Games

The imitation of forward movement in games like Destiny 2 is catnip to a mind stuck in neutral. It's about what videogame players call "grinding"—the act of repetitiously getting resources, experience points, or anything else you might need in a game to achieve your goals.

The Wild, Unregulated World of Sports Supplements

The Wild, Unregulated World of Sports Supplements

In some cases, there are still some very scary side effects .Dietary supplements are a more than $45 billion industry, and they got that way by promising outsize results in nearly every aspect of your physical well-being, from bigger muscles to better heart health.

The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding

The Story Universe of Magic: The Gathering Is Expanding

Two years ago a novelist and as-yet-unproduced screenwriter named Nic Kelman went to work for Wizards of the Coast, the company that makes the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering .

Star Trek: Picard Shows Where the Franchise Is Boldly Going

Star Trek: Picard Shows Where the Franchise Is Boldly Going

When CBS announced last year that the network's second new Star Trek series to run on its streaming network would center on Picard, well, that was like replicating red meat for the base.

Comic-Con's Batman VR Experience Soars—While Others Fall Flat

Comic-Con's Batman VR Experience Soars—While Others Fall Flat

Virtual reality has been a mainstay at the convention for some time now, but AR hasn't—and with new mixed-reality wearables coming to market since the last Comic-Con, I could think of a dozen ways that the anticipated show could leverage the technology.

Marvel's Games Are Starting to Feel a Lot Like Its Movies

Marvel's Games Are Starting to Feel a Lot Like Its Movies

Now that focus is finally paying off in the world of games: Last year's Spider-Man was the first Marvel game in memory that felt like a spiritual sibling of the MCU.

Game of Thrones Goes on a Victory Lap—and an Apology Tour

Game of Thrones Goes on a Victory Lap—and an Apology Tour

Reiterating that people did like Game of Thrones and thanking the fans were common themes during the hour-long panel. Maybe one day the stars of Game of Thrones will answer fan questions about the end of their beloved series.

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

It , Top Gun , His Dark Materials Trailers Rock Comic-Con. Based on book the series by Andrzej Sapkowski that later got turned into a videogame franchise, the story follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill, aka Superman), a witcher who hunts monsters, has no emotions, and has a horse for a best friend.

Thor 4 Is Coming—and Taika Waititi Is Directing

Thor 4 Is Coming—and Taika Waititi Is Directing

Taika Waititi will reportedly direct the next Thor film. Taika Waititi Writing and Directing Thor 4. Good news: Taika Waititi , the man behind that film, is coming back for more. Waititi has reportedly signed on to write and direct Thor 4 .

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home lead the box office for the second week in a row this past weekend. Spidey Swings in to No. Spider-Man: Far From Home continued its box office domination this weekend, bringing in $45.3 million domestically.

Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings MMO Game

Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings MMO Game

Famously, it had a major foray into the massively multiplayer world with The Lord of the Rings Online , a game that launched in 2007 and remains a cult favorite to this day for its expansive, detailed approach to living inside Middle-earth.

HBO's Years and Years Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential

HBO's Years and Years Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential

Davies has been making television in the United Kingdom for a long time, and his résumé caroms among family melodrama, multiply-gendered sex stories, and science fiction.

This New Poker Bot Can Beat Multiple Pros—at Once

This New Poker Bot Can Beat Multiple Pros—at Once

“If you sit this bot down with five elite professional humans, it is going to beat them and make money off them,” says Noam Brown, a researcher in Facebook’s AI lab and co-creator of Pluribus.

Is Nintendo's New Switch Lite Really a Switch?

Is Nintendo's New Switch Lite Really a Switch?

In a late 2017 financial presentation, Nintendo executives said that roughly one half of Switch owners were using the device as intended by playing in multiple modes; either docked to a television or in handheld and table-top mode, away from a TV.

Apple Kills the 12-Inch MacBook, a Webcam Hack, and More News

Apple Kills the 12-Inch MacBook, a Webcam Hack, and More News

Apple Kills the 12-Inch MacBook, a Webcam Hack, and More News. Pour one out for Apple's 12-inch MacBook, get yourself a webcam cover, and get ready to peruse some portable grills. Apple killed off the 12-inch MacBook.

Cuphead Update Is Being Delayed for a Very Good Reason

Cuphead Update Is Being Delayed for a Very Good Reason

In more encouraging news, the developers of Cuphead just announced a delay to that game's downloadable content, Delicious Last Course , for a very good reason.

The Meaning Behind the #UnwantedIvanka Meme

The Meaning Behind the #UnwantedIvanka Meme

In the clip, the first daughter looks less welcome than a geek at the cool-kid table, and less than 24 hours after it made the rounds, writer Erin Ryan kicked off the #UnwantedIvanka meme by asking the internet to place Trump into other scenes, like soccer player Megan Rapinoe's goal celebration and Beyoncé's Coachella performance.

Star Wars News: What Do 'The Rise of Skywalker' International Titles Mean?

Star Wars News: What Do 'The Rise of Skywalker' International Titles Mean?

Do Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 's international titles contain hidden meanings? The Real Deal: Considering it's a title that's been picked apart for every nuance of potential meaning, perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that a lot of attention is being paid to the fact that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 's international titles are getting a lot of scrutiny.