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'If Found...' Brings A Sincere Story — And Brilliant Visuals — To The Nintendo Switch

Thursday, October 29, 2020

An excellent new visual novel, about a transgender woman returning to her hometown in Ireland, is out now on the Nintendo Switch.


'Super Mario Bros. 35' Evokes Nintendo's Strained Relationship With Fan Developers

Monday, October 05, 2020

A new battle royale Super Mario Bros. game — released on October 1st — has re-ignited a conversation about Nintendo's relationship with its most passionate fans.


The Evolutionary History Of Penguins Is Far From Black And White

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

New research suggests that penguins' ancestors originated not in frozen Antarctica but, instead, off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand, adapting to new climes over 22 million years.


'The Last Of Us Part II' Presents An Accessible Apocalypse

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Last of Us, released in 2013, was praised for its rich story and environment. The legacy of its sequel, out now, may be how many gamers are able to play it thanks to enhanced accessibility.


How 'Streets Of Rage 4' Reimagined Gaming's Most Iconic Rave

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Streets of Rage video game franchise was known for its cutting edge, club-inspired soundtrack. Composer Olivier Deriviere set out to recapture that magic in Streets of Rage 4.


Alumni In China Lead Effort To Procure PPE For Medical Workers In New York

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Spurred by the concerns of members in China, Columbia University's alumni associations raised more than $1 million to buy desperately needed masks and other gear.


'Half-Life: Alyx' And The Promise of Virtual Reality

Thursday, April 09, 2020

After thirteen years, a new Half-Life video game is finally here. Aside from being the latest entry into an anticipated franchise — it's also one of the biggest virtual reality games yet.


Iconic Gaming Franchise Returns With 'Half-Life: Alyx'

Thursday, April 02, 2020

After a long hiatus, the iconic Half-Life video game franchise is back. Half-Life: Alyx came out last week, and hopes to re-shape the virtual reality industry.


Meet 'Wattam,' The Newest Absurd Video Game Playground From Keita Takahashi

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

From the designer of Katamari Damacy and other cult favorites comes a new work — one just as eccentric and earnest as his past games.


New Game 'Death Stranding' Is A Compelling Mess

Friday, November 01, 2019

The latest game from visionary game designer Hideo Kojima is marred by moments of frustrating gameplay and bad dialogue. That doesn't mean it isn't interesting.


MoviePass Shuts Down

Monday, September 16, 2019

The movie ticket subscription service startup was popular with subscribers. It may have ultimately failed as a business, but some say it succeeded in disrupting the movie theater business model.


'90s Kids, Rejoice: 'Invader Zim,' A Cult-Classic Nicktoon, Returns

Friday, August 23, 2019

Eighteen years after the short-lived series premiered, Invader Zim is back with a one-off special that lacks the edge of the show's best episodes, but recalls what made it so fun.


'Trick Mirror' Finds Hope That Little Truths Will Emerge Amid Absurdities

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

There's an undeniable catharsis in seeing such a great writer, The New Yorker's Jia Tolentino, lucidly communicate the conditions of our most ludicrous forms of misery in her essay collection.


'Super Mario Maker 2' Is A Loving Ode To Fan Communities

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In 'Super Mario Maker 2,' Nintendo loosens its grip on a beloved property and embraces its hardcore fans.


'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' — Go!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Fueled by Ryan Reynolds' clever, wisecracking voicework, the film feels fresh and invigorating, and not simply the dutiful extension of a familiar brand it so easily could have been.


First Listen: The Drums, 'Brutalism'

Thursday, March 28, 2019

With Brutalism, The Drums' sound feels bigger than it's ever been — which is ironic, given than the band itself has never been smaller.


Oscars 2019: The Red Carpet

Sunday, February 24, 2019

The stars are arriving at the Academy Awards. Here's a photo recap of some of the most memorable looks at the 91st Oscars.


Architect Robert Venturi Dies At 93

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A giant of postmodern architecture, he said he rejected unity, consistency and clarity: "All of those things made ... not for beautiful purity — but dead purity."


The Artist Responsible For Chance The Rapper's Meme-Inspired Abstract Art

Friday, July 27, 2018

Illustrator Brandon Breaux has, since Chance The Rapper's debut mixtape, created the evocative portraits used on his covers. But for a recent series, Breaux went abstract — and meme-y.