Video Games

Arts & Culture | Video Games
Is HBO’s “The Last of Us” Anything Like the Games?

For all of its commitment to diverse representation, the game was fundamentally another apocalypse story about the reproduction of white patriarchal violence.

Jan 19, 2023
Arts & Culture | Video Games
Playing ‘Tunic’ Reminds Me How to Approach Sickness and Recovery

Like the Fox in the video game ‘Tunic,’ remembering the past helped me face my struggles in the present with Covid.

Dec 1, 2022
Arts & Culture | Video Games
How the Pokémon Soundtracks Unlock a Unique Form of Nostalgia

And as we push forward into the new Paldea region in the games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the music will continue to capture attention.

Nov 17, 2022
Arts & Culture | Video Games
My Husband Woos Me on ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

In contrast to the ways we tripped over one another in our real home, our Animal Crossing island gave me and my husband the space to appreciate each other at a distance.

Nov 3, 2022
Arts & Culture | Video Games
My Mental Health Is Like Playing a Metroidvania Game—I Take It One Step at a Time

When the try-fail cycle gets to be too much, I know I can save my progress and walk away. I know I can always try again.

Jul 18, 2022
Arts & Culture | Video Games
Video Games Are for Everyone—And That Should Include Disabled People

Accessibility features open up a world of possibility for fun to be had, which is exactly what video games should do. For all of us.

Jul 7, 2022
Arts & Culture | Video Games
‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Taught Me About Care and Connection During the Pandemic

My online relationships remain heartfelt and cherished ones, even as I’ve reconnected myself with whatever it is we call “real life.”

Jun 22, 2022
Arts & Culture | Video Games
Two-Player Mode: Me, My Brother, and Our Gaming History

We spent hours, whole evenings, whole weekends, absorbed in ‘World of Warcraft.’

Nov 1, 2021
Arts & Culture | Video Games
‘Persona 5 Royal’ and the Case for Suffering

Their choice is between what is unearned and what’s been hard-won. What would you choose?

Oct 6, 2021