Google Gets It: Video Games Are A Spectator Sport
May 22, 2014
Why buying Twitch, the ESPN of gaming, for a $1 billion makes perfect sense.
How Scrappy Little Sega Nearly Dethroned Nintendo
May 21, 2014
How scrappy little Sega almost took down the video game giant.
The Prophet in the Library
March 29, 2014
When Leonard Cohen was asked about his plans for the future in 1964, he grinned and said “suicide.” This previously undiscovered speech recreates his thinking at the time.
War Movies Used to be Big, Sprawling Things. What Happened?
February 06, 2014
Last year, Walter Kirn lamented the state of the ever-shrinking American war movie.
10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics
September 23, 2013
With the release of Grand Theft Auto V last week, we’ve yet another opportunity to marvel at how far video games have come since the prehistoric days of the late 1970s.
The Video-Game Propaganda Wars
June 21, 2013
Authoritarian regimes are making games—and dissidents, too.
The Tech Community Needs to Grow Up
March 27, 2013
How one woman's tweets exposed the industry's boys club.
MoMA Has Mistaken Video Games for Art
March 13, 2013
The museum is putting 'Pac-Man' alongside Picasso. That misses the point.
Sony's announcement of the upcoming release of the PlayStation 4 left very few fans and reporters moved.
Wodehouse Meets Star Wars
February 21, 2013
Ron Gilbert, the creator of "Monkey Island" and "The Cave," proves that stories matter in video games.