Sucker Punch and Sony’s samurai yarn fetishises Japanese history and cinema while trotting out the same old routine of combat and collecting.
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From Far Cry 2 to World of Warcraft, what can we learn from virtual epidemics in a time of coronavirus?
The heavily anticipated Final Fantasy 7 is a beautiful piece of work. However its eco-apocalypse storyline struggles in a gaming industry whose environmental impact is sizeable and growing.
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By refusing to play them as they “should” be played, Joseph DeLappe and Angela Washko are transforming games such as America’s Army, Grand Theft Auto 5 and World of Warcraft into a new type of public square.
The Metal Gear Solid designer discusses his powerful new post-human fantasy.
How a collection of insect jars led to years of conspiracy theories.
From the danse macabre to Charon the boatman, video games are reinventing myths about dying.
We speak to the creators of Tetris Effect and Sayonara Wild Hearts about what happens when music takes the lead in game design.
The actor makes an appearance in one of 2020’s biggest releases, but his association with the medium extends beyond a single game.
It’s one of the modding community’s odder recent crazes. But how did an ’80s kids classic become an underground obsession?
Tracking the ethos of “not playing fair”, from Sonic 2 to Sekiro.