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  1. Sim Kardashian: Dopamine, Gork, and More Rewards for Being Consum...

    Alex Pappademas

    I recently moved to Hollywood and started a new job at a clothing boutique. When I arrived at work on my first day, my new boss, Luther Alexander, told me he had to leave for an appointment in Beverly Hills and asked me to stay late and close up. It...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  2. Will the Infinite Worlds of ‘No Man’s Sky’ Revo...

    netw3rk

    Since the very beginning, video games have aimed for the stars. In 1971, Computer Space, the first publicly available coin-operated video game, hit pinball arcades, bars, and college campuses around America. Designed by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Video on Demand Report: Bring 'Under the Skin' Home &md...

    Tara Ariano

    Under the Skin Next weekend sees Scarlett Johansson starring in Luc Besson's Lucy, as a woman who's been granted superhuman powers that she uses to rampage through Taipei controlling people with her mind. Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) dire...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  4. The 'Grand Theft Auto' 'I'm Not a Hipster...

    Emily Yoshida

    "What is a hipster, really?" Now there's a question nobody cares about. [Pushes up glasses humorlessly.] Like any vaguely alternative lifestyle of sufficient popularity, it has diffused itself into the mainstream so much as t...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  5. Is ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Sexist? Is Link a Girl? A...

    Emily Yoshida

    "We compared the interactions of 34 rhesus monkeys, living within a 135 monkey troop, with human wheeled toys and plush toys. Male monkeys, like boys, showed consistent and strong preferences for wheeled toys, while female monkeys, like girls, s...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  6. Ranking the All-Time 'Madden' Cover Subjects

    Robert Mays

    The Madden cover - and all that comes with it - feels like it's been a part of football video games since football video games existed. We all remember how unstoppable QB Waggle was in Madden 94 and the...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  7. ‘Watch Dogs’: Hack Your Way Through a Surprisingly Jo...

    netw3rk

    The development of the third-person gaming genre is notable for being the absolute outer edge of human storytelling technique. It's a medium that, at its best, blurs the line between a player's free will and the playable...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  8. The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

    Blake J. Harris

    The following is an excerpt from Blake J. Harris's new book, Console Wars. It has been slightly modified for this publication. On September 23, 1889, just weeks before his thirtieth birthday, an entrepreneur named Fusajiro Yamauchi opened a...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  9. A Buried Grave of Unsold ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’...

    Tess Lynch

    Atari may not have thrilled the children of the '80s with its lackluster game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but this weekend a new generation of children were treated to a headline that contained the kid holy trinit...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. Facebook Gets Into the Virtual Reality Visor Game With the $2 Bil...

    Molly Lambert

    In a surprise announcement yesterday, Facebook revealed it had purchased virtual reality technology company Oculus VR, Inc. for a cool two billion dollars. You know what's cooler than two billion dollars? A photo-realistic virtual reality e...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. Then They Came for Our Avatars: The NSA Leaks Just Got (Virtually...

    Tess Lynch

    Yesterday, Time chose its person of the year: the pope, who was, apparently, not the people's choice. Nothing against Pope Francis, of course, but, as The New Yorker’s John Cassidy pointed out when Time released its list of finalists, "even the...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  12. Death of the Avatar: Rayman Fiesta Run, Dumb Ways to Die, and Lim...

    Tevis Thompson

    Browse the charts of the most popular and highest-grossing mobile games and you'll see an odd, half-endearing snapshot of humanity in its downtime — its virtual casinos, its clashing clans, its toy worlds and endless runners, its hunting and pl...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  13. You Can Dig It: Minecraft Pocket Edition, Terraria, and SteamWorl...

    Tevis Thompson

    You'd think by now video games would have more verbs. We have blockbusters where a single button will make you, alternately, dodge a bullet, scale a cliff, garrote a guard, and generally perform all manner of badassery. Or multiple buttons might be s...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  14. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Reprinting the Legend

    Tevis Thompson

    Wind Waker ends bravely. For a series that is predicated on the eternal return of evil as well as its defeat, whose plot is always a restoration project for the old order, this is saying something. You don't play a Legend of Zelda game to find out wh...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  15. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: @Horse_ebooks, Myst, and GTA

    Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    The Girls in Hoodies go cyberpunk today, starting with a discussion of the @Horse_ebooks Twitter bot conceptual art project, which turns into a discussion about artificial intelligence, why we search for divine wisdom in machines, and our desire for ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  16. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Grand Theft Auto, The Weeknd, and Maste...

    Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    After Molly awoke the gamer community dragon this week in her criticism of Grand Theft Auto's lack of playable female characters, we couldn't help but continue to poke at the cranky beast on the pod, while also helping out Rockstar with some ideas fo...

    Blog | September 12, 2013