Category: Culture / Videogames

November 10, 2020

The Disc Drive PlayStation 5 Is Worth the Extra Money

It may not be the prettiest—or cheapest—version of Sony’s new console, but here are three reasons why it’s superior to the digital-only option.

by Whitson Gordon in Culture
November 5, 2020

The Evolution of Game Console Design—and American Gamers

They say art mimics life, and that definitely applies to the often garish aesthetics of gaming hardware, from the 1977 Atari 2600 to the PlayStation 5.

by Dia Lacina in black box fever
November 4, 2020

So You’re Buying a New Console. Does Cloud Gaming Matter?

Game streaming—not Twitch, but the ability to play games in multiple places—is a new variable in this generation of hardware. Here’s what you need to know.

by Eric Ravenscraft in Culture
October 29, 2020

How to Get Started With Dungeons & Dragons

D&D can look difficult to get into, but with the right tools and a community you can vibe with, it’s much easier than it looks.

by Kam Burns in Culture
October 20, 2020

PC Gaming Doesn’t Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles

Don’t buy into the myth: If you consider your options carefully, upgrading your desktop doesn’t have to empty your wallet.

by Whitson Gordon in Culture
October 8, 2020

How the PlayStation 5 Improves on the PS4—and How It Doesn’t

Thinking of buying a Sony console for the first time or upgrading? Here’s exactly what you can expect.

by Simon Hill in Culture / Videogames
October 5, 2020

Xbox Has Always Chased Power. That’s Not Enough Anymore

Specs go a long way. But in exclusive interviews with WIRED, the Xbox team explains why they’re thinking outside the teraflops.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in Culture / Videogames
September 28, 2020

In ‘Hades,’ the Underworld Is Your Playground

It’s easy to spend hours dashing and slashing your way through this roguelite dungeon crawler.

by Louryn Strampe in Culture
September 17, 2020

The Nintendo 3DS’ Surprisingly Social Legacy

Nintendo just discontinued the iconic portable game console, but the real 3DS was the friends we made along the way.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in Culture