Destiny's Sword tasks players with not just efficacy in combat, but also managing the mental health of their squad, and it’s backed by science.
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Self-described “computer musician” Holly Herndon explains why AI vocal clones can help give fellow artists sovereignty over their work.
Many schools have given up on crafting inclusive and informative sex education. These websites and activists are filling in the gaps.
As it struggles to deal with an influx of new users, the platform—run by a staff of three—faces an uphill battle to stay on top of moderation.
It’s a social media trend that survives year after year. And it thrives on your personal data.
Spotify Wrapped memes, Twitter hashtags, YouTube’s best-of list. Do social media trends still have anything vital to say?
'Gears of War' designer Cliff Bleszinski's new book is an intimate look into the life of a video game creator.
A group of quality assurance workers in New York just won legal recognition of its union—a second milestone for organizing efforts within the gaming industry.
The most unlikely of music formats is staging a return. Part novelty and part nostalgia, here’s how to dive in.
Stray, Cult of the Lamb, and Tunic are totally over human main characters.
Fentanyl-related substances have a bad reputation, but they could also save lives. In the US, a legislative battle to expedite research is heating up.
Executive producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan say making their new Amazon show The Peripheral was like being “futurists with an infinite R&D budget.”
The horror mastermind spent decades making cinema classics like Halloween and They Live. Lately, he finds much more joy in music.
Now that brands are getting on board, the trend—wherein friends show up at someone’s home with a slab covered in similar foods—could be on its way out.
Dancers say a law to protect people working at ride-hailing and food delivery apps has been used to undercut their livelihoods.
As a young Black woman, I saw my pregnancy treated like a problem. So I ditched the doctors for home delivery and found an alternative model for health care.
The movie ticket subscription service is back again—and loyal cardholders are here for it.
The Naughty Dog epic definitely got a graphics boost, but is that enough to sell a whole new game at full price, only a few years after its original release?
The annual competition is more than just a field day. For workers from NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and more, trophies and glory are on the table.
Sophia Papp emerged from an accident with her personality transformed. She tried to continue on as before—until she realized she could reinvent herself.
Ken and Roberta Williams, the cofounders of Sierra Online, have created a remake of the genre-defining Colossal Cave Adventure.
Gabrielle Zevin’s novel makes a case that video games are one of the most empathetic forms of creativity—something the writer and her husband know well.
Among the Boston slowcore group's inspirations are The Ocarina of Time, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Mario Party 3.
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#HonestyTest videos, which reward people for being “good,” show a skewed view of who deserves kindness.
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Cancel your evening plans, because these titles will keep you engaged for hours on end.
The publication runs a version of “‘No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens” after every mass shooting in America.
It’s back on HBO Max. Nobody cares. Because moviegoers hate themselves.
Video game culture meets creepypasta posts and leaves you trapped within a liminal hellscape.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness erased the Scarlet Witch's growth in *WandaVision—*and retread a lot of the comic books' missteps.
In Sea of Tranquility, the Station Eleven author uses time travel and other sci-fi flourishes to ask older questions about how humans make meaning.
The Ukrainian president's actions in the face of the Russian invasion turned him into a hero online. But the Marvelization of political figures is dangerous.
Dressed in drag, Brazilian streamers are breaking stereotypes with a lot of humor and a dash of glitter.
The pandemic has drastically changed how LGBTQ organizations work to meet the needs of socially connected youth.
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For the star and showrunner, the real challenge with adapting the classic '90s anime was finding the essence of its iconic trio.
A citizen science project based in this MMO space opera has saved scientists almost 500 years of mind-numbing data crunching.
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