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The Wild History of the Beloved 'Addams Family' Pinball Machine

The Wild History of the Beloved 'Addams Family' Pinball...

It was the most popular game ever when Bally released it in 1991, and collectors...

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Super Mario Sounds Exactly Like Chris Pratt—and That’s Fine

Super Mario Sounds Exactly Like Chris Pratt—and That’s...

The voice revealed in Nintendo’s trailer disappointed some fans—but honestly, could...

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As Googles Stadia Shutters, Developers Are Left to Face the Fallout

As Googles Stadia Shutters, Developers Are Left to Face...

Many were counting on Google’s cloud gaming service to host their new titles. Now...

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Velma, Vampires, and Viewers: Streaming Is Re-Queering the Past

Velma, Vampires, and Viewers: Streaming Is Re-Queering...

From Scooby-Doo! to Interview with the Vampire to A League of Their Own, formerly...

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A Canticle for Leibowitz Is a Big, Beautiful Mess

A Canticle for Leibowitz Is a Big, Beautiful Mess

The classic 1959 novel by Walter M. Miller Jr. is full of fascinating themes, but...

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Lil Nas X Is the Anti-Troll

Lil Nas X Is the Anti-Troll

The one-time Barb deals with hecklers and homophobes with the cunning of a true...

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Can We Learn from the Mistakes of Futurism?

Can We Learn from the Mistakes of Futurism?

In their new book, brothers Steven, Jay, and Bob Novella try to improve on the futurism...

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Why Adam Levine's Cringe DMs Are Perfect for the Meme Machine

Why Adam Levine's Cringe DMs Are Perfect for the Meme Machine

The Maroon 5 frontman’s alleged Instagram messages are taking on a life of their...

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The End of Google Stadia

The End of Google Stadia

The company will issue refunds as it shuts down its ambitious cloud gaming service.

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Hugh Jackman, Liar, to Return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

Hugh Jackman, Liar, to Return as Wolverine in Deadpool...

The announcement came in the most fun way possible, but seriously—maybe it’s time...

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Kate Beaton on Creating the Best Graphic Novel of 2022

Kate Beaton on Creating the Best Graphic Novel of 2022

The cartoonist’s Ducks is a devastating memoir about life in the oil sands of northern...

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What Do We Really Know About Mental Illness?

What Do We Really Know About Mental Illness?

Rachel Aviv’s unflinching and personal new book, Strangers to Ourselves, rejects...

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One of Gaming’s Greatest Writers Is Busy Crafting Romance Novels

One of Gaming’s Greatest Writers Is Busy Crafting Romance...

WIRED talked to Jane Jensen about her prolific publishing, shape-shifting dogs,...

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Death Cab for Cutie's Geotagged Single Is a Trip Down Memory Lane

Death Cab for Cutie's Geotagged Single Is a Trip Down Memory...

“Rand McNally” can only be accessed digitally at the more than 800 venues where...

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The People’s Joker: A New Take on the Batverse You May Never See

The People’s Joker: A New Take on the Batverse You May...

The film—a trans coming-of-age allegory—was pulled from the Toronto International...

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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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