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One Good Thing: 32 years after its debut, Microsoft Solitaire is still a blissful time-waster

Elden Ring is almost impossible to explain, but so worth playing

Hades tells a love story through song and side quest

One Good Thing: A game that turns romance into a teetering tower, doomed to fall

Wordle is a deceptively easy game for burnt-out pandemic shut-ins

Microsoft is buying one of the biggest names in games — if Washington lets it

One Good Thing: The impish joy of the board game Sushi Go Party!

One Good Thing: A time loop video game that works like a Rube Goldberg machine

Gaming culture is toxic. A major lawsuit might finally change it.

Why Netflix is getting into games

11 of 2020’s best TV shows, video games, podcasts, and more

How one of the biggest games of 2020 became one of the most controversial

One Good Thing: An amazing game played entirely via text message

11 great ways to pass the time this holiday weekend

Why the new PlayStation and Xbox are such a big deal

One Good Thing: It’s witches vs. the patriarchy in this endlessly fun storytelling game

One Good Thing: Vintage Nintendo games are good vibes made playable

One Good Thing: Spiritfarer is an adorable video game about life and death

The company behind Fortnite dared Apple to shutter its game on iPhones. Now Apple has gone ahead and sort of done that.

Did Cards Against Humanity’s ironic humor mask a toxic culture all along?

This weekend's coolest concert is happening in Fortnite


The right way to play Monopoly

10 great mobile games to pass the time

Beyond Dungeons & Dragons: A guide to the vast, exciting world of tabletop RPGs

Sonic the Hedgehog’s live-action movie seemed doomed to fail. It escaped unscathed.

Animal Crossing is a virtual world where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts

9 great two-player board games

Pandemic is one of the best board games ever made. It could be fun to play right now!

E3, the biggest video game event of the year, is canceled because of coronavirus

Adults are finding new (and brutal) ways to enjoy Pokémon

Untitled Goose Game is a funny video game about an asshole goose. Its power is in its simplicity.

Xbox and Playstation manipulate their marketplaces — and customers — just like Google, Amazon, and Apple

Nintendo’s latest gamification of exercise, explained

The frustrating, enduring debate over video games, violence, and guns

The makers of Pokémon Go just released a Harry Potter game that swaps monsters for magic

Why Nintendo’s Toad is in the news, and why he doesn’t deserve this

Donut County, the year’s cutest and most intuitive video game, explained by its creator

How Fortnite leveled up, broke records, and changed gaming

Trump’s tough talk on violent video games might run into a free speech wall

Gamergate vs. Trump