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  1. How Do You #StopGamerGate2014?

    Emily Yoshida

    The messy conglomeration of misogynistic bile and misinformed grassroots activism known as #GamerGate has been going for about six weeks now, and in case you had started ignoring it in favor of, I dunno, the beauty and preciousness of life, it reared...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. Grantland Recommends: ‘The Honorable Woman,’ ‘E...

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome to Grantland Recommends, in which Grantland staff members share some of their favorite discoveries and obsessions of the month, whether new, old, or new again. This month we're loving spy novels, nautical novels, high fantasy, and m...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  3. It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: The Pseudo-Endlessness ...

    Ben Lindbergh

    For as long as they've ostensibly given us the ability to go anywhere and do anything, video games have slapped our wrists or tugged our reins to prevent us from accessing areas we aren't allowed to see. In some cases, th...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. ‘Mortal Kombat II’ 20 Years Later: An Undeniable Char...

    Shea Serrano

    The 20th anniversary of the home release of Mortal Kombat II arrives this week. As such, we are going to rank all 12 of the game's characters. But first, a short story: The first time I played Mortal Kombat II was at an arcade called Robotar in...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  5. The Second Season of Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead,&rs...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Season 1 of The Walking Dead, Telltale Games' multiplatform episodic adaptation of Robert Kirkman's endlessly recyclable series, ended with an emotional mic drop. After 10-plus hours of playtime, the five-part 2012 title culminate...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  6. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Gaming Journalism and the Nude Photo Sc...

    Emily Yoshida and Molly Lambert

    Emily and Molly are joined by writer Leigh Alexander to talk about recent controversies in the gaming journalism world (a.k.a. #Gamergate,) as well as the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Gr...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  7. Guillermo del Toro Brings All the Scares Missing From 'The S...

    Jason Concepcion

    If you're a fan of Guillermo del Toro, perhaps you've spent the summer thinking things like, Man, it's too bad that in addition to the numerous things that suck about The Strain, it also is not in the least bit scary.&am...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  8. Where Nobody Knows Your Name: ‘The Swapper,’ ‘H...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Many hours into the ambitious story of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games' technically proficient but narratively unfulfilling tripartite-protagonist blockbuster from 2013, it hit me: I missed Claude, the totally unambitious avatar from GTA...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  9. The Ballad of Reggie Bush

    Michael Weinreb

    T he following is an excerpt from Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games by Michael Weinreb. Copyright © 2014 by Michael Weinreb. Reprinted with permission of Scribner, a Div...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  10. Could ‘The Last of Us’ Be the First Truly Great Video...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On almost every occasion that video games and movies have come together in the four decades since the first video-game version of a major motion picture, the result has been a crime against culture. Experienced gamers know that, with a few exceptions...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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