Let’s Pop: Behind the Bubblegum Dream of Sayonara Wild Hearts

Video games and music go hand-in-hand. It’s hard to imagine Mario Bros. without its iconic soundtrack or a Final Fantasy game without the series’ beloved victory fanfare. Still, many developers seem unsure how to approach the music in their games. A project that leans too heavily on music typically becomes a rhythm game, defined almost solely by its audio. Don’t focus on it enough, though, and a great score can simply fade into the background, woefully underutilized. Equilibrium has rarely been

Meet Kate Kane, the Batwoman we deserve and the hero we need

The CW’s Batwoman looks to be a faithful adaptation and Kate Kane’s arrival into the Arrowverse will champion queerness in a big way. The live-action adaptation of the trials and tribulations of Gotham’s seemingly fearless caped crusader Katherine “Kate” Kane is coming to primetime on Oct. 6. If it sticks closely to its comic book origins, we’re going to see a nuanced take on a heroine who’s finally able to embrace her sexuality after a tumultuous childhood — all while defending Gotham from its

The 25 Best RPG Games

Sometimes the real world gets too hard to bear. Maybe you’re bored with doing the same things day in and day out. Whenever you get sick of playing your own personal role in life, you can always turn to RPGs to experience timeless tales like no other. Whether you become a chosen one meant to save the world from a terrifying dragon or a mercenary poised to keep a planet from certain death while fighting a mentor from your past, there’s a story out there for everyone. RPGs are some of the most inv

The 25 Best Zombie Video Games

Video games and zombies go together like peanut butter and jelly: They’re a dime a dozen, just like when it comes to horror flicks. But that’s because we love seeing the undead shuffle around listlessly (or zooming toward their prey) in an attempt to scarf down brains, entrails, and body parts. We love zombies, period, and we’re always calculating exactly what we’d do in the event the zombie apocalypse actually does happen. (Fingers crossed it doesn’t.)

The 25 Best Horror Games

Video games are easily the most versatile form of entertainment. One moment, you could be cruising down a picturesque highway, evading the cops in a souped-up sports car. The next, you’re racking up Victory Royales as you play several rounds of Fortnite against players from all over the world. But one genre where the the medium truly shines is much darker than colorful llama pinatas or flattening Koopa Troopas: the world of horror gaming.

The 25 Best VR Games

When it comes to innovation in gaming, virtual reality is the most exciting frontier there is. It’s one of the simplest ways to fully immerse yourself in another world, whether you’re exploring a bizarre series of nightmarish, surreal vignettes or doing your best to defuse a bomb while a partner in the real world relays a set of instructions to you. It’s an intriguing, promising medium that may still be in its infancy, but is still teeming with some of the coolest experiences you’ll ever have wh

Twitch streamer 'Ninja,' one of the biggest names in Fortnite, is abandoning the platform

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, one of the biggest names in Fortnite and one of Twitch's biggest streaming stars, has announced he's leaving the service to stream exclusively on Microsoft's Mixer platform. Blevins announced the pending move Thursday, bringing a hugely lucrative partnership with the Amazon-owned Twitch to an end. Taking to his Twitter account with a link to his new Mixer channel, foreshadowing "the next chapter" of his streaming career, he dropped a follow-up clip where he noted he had b

Sneaky Good: Looking Back on the Burger King Advergames

If you owned an Xbox 360 and hungrily devoured fast food in the early 2000s, chances are you’ve heard of Sneak King. Yes, the “bargain bin” Burger King game that featured a man in a comically-oversized king mask creeping around while shoving food into strangers’ hands is a familiar sight for most Xbox 360 owners. It was gleefully weird, in-your-face, and positively riddled with meme potential, which we’re still seeing today.
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