The Boundless Legacy of ‘Breath of the Wild’
After ‘Breath of the Wild,’ open-world games can be split into two camps: those that share its philosophy of total freedom and those that don’t
‘Dead Space’ Only Gets Better With Age
A gruesome assemblage of sci-fi-horror tropes, ‘Dead Space’ is now rightly regarded as a classic of immersive space-horror storytelling. Fourteen years later, with a remake newly released, its successes are even clearer.
How Geoff Keighley Became Gaming’s Master of Ceremonies
The former journalist has transformed into the video game industry’s ubiquitous booster, and the Oscars-inspired Game Awards are the heart of his hype campaign
Ten Years Later, ‘Hotline Miami’ Remains a Queasy, Ultraviolent Classic
Dennaton’s classic shooter defined a generation of irreverent indie games while propelling publisher Devolver Digital to industry stardom
The Great Consolidation of the Video Game Industry
Amid an ongoing spree of mergers and acquisitions, fewer companies own more of the gaming industry than ever before. But what does consolidation mean for workers, players, and the medium itself?
‘Journey’ Made a Convincing Case That Video Games Could Be Art
Ten years ago, ‘Journey’ helped crystallize a new goal for video games: to evoke meaningful emotion through interactivity