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The Last Of Us Does What No Show Has Done Before

Video game adaptations are notoriously brain-dead. But the minds behind HBO’s infectious new zombie series turn action into drama—and break the curse.

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Cheaters Hacked an AI Bot—and Beat the Rocket League Elite

Expert players of the popular vehicular soccer game have been caught out by lesser players using a superhuman bot built on cutting-edge machine learning.

What It Takes to Build a Game in a War Zone

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 team has had to navigate war in Ukraine while developing the sequel to their hit shooter.

Toxicity in Gaming Is Rampant. This Nonprofit Is Fighting Back

Take This is celebrating 10 years of fostering inclusive, safe, and collaborative spaces for everyone in the community.

A 3D Printing Renaissance Is Coming for Tabletop Games

The technology could draw more players into the pricey hobby by allowing individuals to design their own pieces and even develop their own games.

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How to Build a Huge PC Game Library for Free

No matter how tight your budget is, you can sowever permanently secure plenty of games for years to come—as long as you’re patient and not too picky.

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Elgato Stream Deck

This LCD control panel is a popular tool for streamers, but you can use it to obtain real work done.

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With RagnarökGod of War Keeps Growing Up

Once a mainstay in arguments about how soulless and bloody video games could be, the franchise is now a star of narrative design.

Diablo IV Is a Return to Hell

This is the series’ first full game in 10 years—and it’ll (probably) come out next year. Here’s an early look.

Pentiment May Be the Best New Game You’ve Never Heard Of

A crash course in 16th-century German history? Sold!

Daytime Horror Returns with the Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game

This adaptation of a classic ’70s horror movie lets you slash through the sunlight.

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