What if you started a strategy game as the player who lost the last one really badly?
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Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it's a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from what I've seen, it also teaches something else: good old-fashioned reading and […]
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With Oculus Rift on the horizon and modern filmmaking techniques infusing gaming, all eyes are on virtual reality and 3-D. But one group of fans is taking a beloved game forward into the past, giving the Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time a gloriously old-school 2-D look. The project uses original […]
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Welcome to the Northern Canadian wilderness by way of the post-apocalypse.
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Alex Handy is the founder and director of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, also known as Oakland’s Videogame Museum. It’s his job to collect and preserve the history of a medium that many regard as disposable beyond the lifetime of a single console generation. Late last year, while preparing a retrospective of Lucasfilm […]
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A modder has rebuilt the classic Mario Kart 64 track Rainbow Road and released it as a custom course for the realistic racing sim Assetto Corsa.
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A special treat for longtime fans of the Game|Life podcast: WIRED contributor Laura Hudson returns this week!
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This might be the best Lord of the Rings game ever.
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I had little faith that the latest Smash Bros. would recapture the magic. And I've never been happier to be wrong.
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Miho, an office worker from Tokyo, is backed up against a wall. Two men in suits are approaching her. "Do I frighten you?" one asks.
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Someone took the time to hack a printer and make it play one of the defining games of the 20th century.
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Videogames can often be power fantasies, letting you move faster than a speeding bullet. But what if playing one could actually make you stronger?
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Nintendo doesn't attend the Tokyo Game Show, but its latest gaming platform made an appearance anyway.
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At its first developer summit, Oculus didn't unveil the consumer version of its Rift headset. It didn't even announce when it might come to market. But the company still managed yet another leap forward.
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WIRED's game guys discuss Destiny, Hyrule Warriors, the Super Smash Bros. demo, and a bit about Microsoft buying Minecraft.
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Resident Evil games used to be scary.
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CHIBA, Japan -- One of the more unusual games for Xbox One will have a surprise launch this week, Microsoft said at Tokyo Game Show.
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Growing up in rural Vermont, Matt Conn felt like an outcast. "It was really tough growing up as both geek and gay," he says.
The post Building a Gaming Con for an Ostracized LGBT Community appeared first on WIRED.
How much do you love the members of Japan's pop idol group AKB48? Enough to shoot them?
The post Sailor Zombie Lets You Shoot Undead Japanese Pop Stars appeared first on WIRED.
This is the right exit at the right time. We have reached peak Minecraft.
The post Selling Out Was the Best Thing Minecraft’s Creator Could’ve Done appeared first on WIRED.