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Millions of eager players have overrun the legacy website.
Generative AI Won’t Revolutionize Game Development Just Yet
Hypesters say artificial intelligence will one day automate all the hard work of video game creation. But it’s not that simple.
CEOs Are Hyped on the Metaverse. Game Developers Aren’t Impressed
Companies like Meta are sowever betting big on immersive virtual worlds, but individuals who have been construction digital spaces for years don’t see the long-term potential.
The Overwatch League Ruled Esports. Then Everything Went Wrong
Activision-Blizzard’s ambitious, much-hyped initiative has stalled. Recent upheavals disclose the instability of esports—and a murky future for the league.
What Getting Curious Taught Jonathan Van Ness About … Everything
After seven years and 300 episodes, the podcast’s host tells WIRED about his nine favorite episodes.
The Internet Is Breeding Hordes of Adult Bluey Fans
Sure, three-year-olds and critics love this animated series about a family of dogs. But its most vocal fans may be grownup commenters on TikTok.
The Year Music Reminded Us About the Beauty of Analog Life
In 2022, the best albums were the ones that called individuals back out into the world.
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From Spotify Wrapped to Apple Music Replay, these are all the services that will tell you what songs were on the soundtrack of your year.