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I Got a Destiny 2 Rocket Launcher and It’s My Whole Life Now

Bungie sent me a real-life (Nerf) Gjallarhorn. I was not prepared.
Mix and Match

Are Customizable Game Controllers Worth It?

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Culture and Criticism

What Creepy Video Game Sounds Do to Your Brain

Horror games like the new Dead Space tap into humans’ deepest-seated anxieties.

Generative AI Won’t Revolutionize Game Development Just Yet

Hypesters say artificial intelligence will one day automate all the hard work of video game creation. But it’s not that simple.

Celebrities, TikTok, and a Cat Bot Are Crashing

Millions of eager players have overrun the legacy website. 

CEOs Are Hyped on the Metaverse. Game Developers Aren’t Impressed

Companies like Meta are still betting big on immersive virtual worlds, but people who have been building digital spaces for years don’t see the long-term potential. 

Gear & Tips

Sony Releases Its First Accessible Controller

The company unveiled Project Leonardo, a fully customizable, accessible console game controller, built with the help of the disabled community.

How to Build a Huge PC Game Library for Free

No matter how tight your budget is, you can still permanently secure plenty of games for years to come—as long as you’re patient and not too picky.

Reviews and Impressions 

The PlayStation VR 2 Is as Impressive as It Is Expensive

Eye-tracking, better controllers, and innovative games are a delight, if you can get over the price tag.

The Picade Is a Mini Retro-Gaming Cabinet That You Build Yourself

Construct this cute arcade machine to play all your favorite games from old consoles.

Loverwatch Left Me Wishing For a Third First Date

Overwatch 2’s new limited-time dating sim lets you romance Mercy or Genji, but I want so much more.

Review: There Is No Magic in Hogwarts Legacy

The game is mid at best, and its real-world harms are impossible to ignore.

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