Category: Culture / Video Games

June 10, 2021

The Joy and Misery of Hunting for Video Game Trophies

For some, relentlessly unlocking achievements is a lifestyle. For others, it’s a headache.

by Simon Hill in Achievement Unlocked
June 3, 2021

How an Adaptive Game Controller Helps My Family Bond

Multiplayer gaming was something we thought my son would never be able to do, but a special Xbox controller changed everything.

by Jaclyn Greenberg in Culture / Video Games
May 11, 2021

Why Is It So Hard to Be Evil in Video Games?

Sometimes there are too many choices. Most of the time, “good versus evil” isn’t very clear-cut.

by Simon Hill in Choose Your Own Path
May 7, 2021

Epic v. Apple and the Plan to Avoid ‘Looking Like the Baddies’

This week’s antitrust trial against Apple reveals in new detail how the Fortnite developer aimed to take on the industry’s titans.

by Cecilia DAnastasio in Business
May 7, 2021

24 Essential PS4 Games Every Player Should Try

Crawl dungeons, hunt dinosaurs, and learn to be a dad with our favorite PlayStation 4 titles.

by Wired Staff in Buying Guide
April 30, 2021

New Pokémon Snap Doesn't Want Your Avant-Garde Photography

The successor to the 1999 classic is a fun romp through a new Pokémon landscape, but don’t expect a revolutionary approach to photography.

by Gabriel Solis in Culture
April 29, 2021

Hitman 3 Is a Beautifully Executed Finale

The final chapter of the trilogy is a master class in level design for Agent 47’s murderous escapades.

by Simon Hill in Culture / Video Games
April 29, 2021

9 Upgrades We’d Love to See in the Next Nintendo Switch

If it got better visuals, extended battery life, and Bluetooth support, a new Switch would go from a Maybe to a Must-Buy. And we pray for an end to Joy-Con drift.

by Nicole VanDenBergh in click to connect
April 28, 2021

The GPU Shortage Deepened My Existential Dread

When my teenager couldn’t find a video card, he declared that everything was meaningless. Turns out, in the lonely months of quarantine, he was right.

by Jennifer Berney in Culture / Video Games
April 22, 2021

How to Reduce Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality

VR headsets are all about escapism—until your real-world nausea kicks in. These tips can help.

by Whitson Gordon in Culture / Video Games