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Not Everyone Wants NFTs to Be the Future of Gaming

Not Everyone Wants NFTs to Be the Future of Gaming

Tim Morten, cofounder of Frost Giant Studios and formerly production director on...

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We Need to Talk About That Character in Horizon Forbidden West

We Need to Talk About That Character in Horizon Forbidden...

The “heart and soul” of the game has been under wraps. Let's unwrap it.

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Amazon Finally, Officially Owns MGM. Now What?

Amazon Finally, Officially Owns MGM. Now What?

As streamers continue to consolidate and land-grab, will owning the classic Hollywood...

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Ringworld Needs to Be Updated for Television

Ringworld Needs to Be Updated for Television

Larry Niven's 1970 novel will need some character and plot changes for its forthcoming...

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Netflix’s Windfall Is a Perfect Class-Rage Noir

Netflix’s Windfall Is a Perfect Class-Rage Noir

A tech billionaire confronts his burglar in the Netflix’s latest thriller.

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Are Instagram’s Aesthetic Moms Hindering Kids’ Development?

Are Instagram’s Aesthetic Moms Hindering Kids’ Development?

Taupe and cream nurseries are in vogue right now. They’re beautifully beige, but...

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WIRED's Picks for the 7 Books You Need to Read This Winter

WIRED's Picks for the 7 Books You Need to Read This Winter

Now is the perfect time to curl up with a good read. From pop culture histories...

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Howard the Duck Is Even Worse than You Remember

Howard the Duck Is Even Worse than You Remember

Watching the 1986 movie now, it's easy to see why it bombed.

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Not Every Character Needs an Origin Story

Not Every Character Needs an Origin Story

From 'Home Sweet Home Alone' to 'Cruella,' prequels and reboots increasingly rely...

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Playing Games Has Helped Humans Learn—and Survive

Playing Games Has Helped Humans Learn—and Survive

The purpose of play runs deeper than fun and social connection. It might even help...

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Drake, Kanye, Lil Nas X, and the Art of Online Self-Creation

Drake, Kanye, Lil Nas X, and the Art of Online Self-Creation

The internet has given all three artists license for role-playing. Only one is using...

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When Nicki Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend’s Balls Dominated Twitter

When Nicki Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend’s Balls Dominated Twitter

The Covid-19 conversation has truly hit a nadir.

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Neuroscience Is Inspiring Some Amazing Sci-Fi

Neuroscience Is Inspiring Some Amazing Sci-Fi

Daryl Gregory's stories explore the many complexities of the human brain.

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Y: The Last Man Isn’t About Politics—It’s About Survival

Y: The Last Man Isn’t About Politics—It’s About Survival

The comic-book adaptation is an insightful examination of gender politics. It’s...

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Why Flight Is So Controversial in Online Games

Why Flight Is So Controversial in Online Games

Flight made video games like World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV easier to play,...

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Galactic Empires Are Getting a Little Old

Galactic Empires Are Getting a Little Old

Maybe it's time space operas got out of their ruts.

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OnlyFans’ Explicit Content Ban Betrays Its Creators

OnlyFans’ Explicit Content Ban Betrays Its Creators

The adult fansite made its name off of personalized porn. This week, it announced...

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20 Amazingly Addictive Couch Co-Op Games

20 Amazingly Addictive Couch Co-Op Games

Settle in for some bonding time: These are some of the best cooperative titles for...

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Is Your Name Ruining Your Life?

Is Your Name Ruining Your Life?

Name discrimination is still alive and well in 2021—and I can’t help but wonder...

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How Hub Worlds Shape Video Game Design

How Hub Worlds Shape Video Game Design

Whether players come to chat, organize activities, buy and sell items, or just to...

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Stop Complaining About Mass Effect: Andromeda

Stop Complaining About Mass Effect: Andromeda

Once you stop comparing it to the original trilogy, it’s actually pretty good.

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These Games Taught Me to Love the Freemium Grind

These Games Taught Me to Love the Freemium Grind

Free-to-play games get a bad rep, but the good ones can keep you hooked in all the...

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Even Snoop Can’t Save the Olympics

Even Snoop Can’t Save the Olympics

As the Games wind down, his recap show with Kevin Hart has been a social media highlight....

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He-Man Gets a New Twist in Masters of the Universe: Revelation

He-Man Gets a New Twist in Masters of the Universe: Revelation

The new Netflix series is a sleek update to the 1980s cartoon. But it's not without...

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With Kate, Netflix Is Still Looking for Its Own John Wick

With Kate, Netflix Is Still Looking for Its Own John Wick

A new trailer for the action thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead shows a familiar...

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Can People Still Play the Same Games as They Get Older?

Can People Still Play the Same Games as They Get Older?

Action genre veterans may struggle with the pace and complexity of modern games,...

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Stop Doomscrolling and Grab a Game Controller Instead

Stop Doomscrolling and Grab a Game Controller Instead

Before you think this is about trading one unhealthy habit for another, it’s not...

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What Black Widow's $60 Million Disney+ Haul Actually Means

What Black Widow's $60 Million Disney+ Haul Actually Means

It proves streaming releases can make big bucks—if the movie is big enough.

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Twitch Streamers Rake in Millions With a Crypto Gambling Boom

Twitch Streamers Rake in Millions With a Crypto Gambling...

The company says it is “closely monitoring gambling content,” but legal experts...

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Is Social Media Making Us … Better People?

Is Social Media Making Us … Better People?

One painful interaction at a time, we’re mastering the gateway virtue of the networked...

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