A Watergate podcast that’s as much about the past as it is the present

Even when considered only at surface value, Slate’s Slow Burn podcast is a great idea. Hosted and masterminded by reporter Leon Neyfakh, it’s a miniseries that dives deep into Watergate, using audio clips from the era and new interviews with relevant p…

Even when considered only at surface value, Slate’s Slow Burn podcast is a great idea. Hosted and masterminded by reporter Leon Neyfakh, it’s a miniseries that dives deep into Watergate, using audio clips from the era and new interviews with relevant parties to pick apart the scandal and the way it unfolded in the…

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New Tomb Raider game coming this fall to help you forget that new Tomb Raider movie

Despite resulting in two solid, cinematic video game adventures, it appears Lara Croft’s big makeover hasn’t done much to help the world famous tomb raider make the leap to movies. Hopefully her next game, which was officially confirmed today, will fare better. As was first reported back in 2016 when a nosy Reddit user

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Despite resulting in two solid, cinematic video game adventures, it appears Lara Croft’s big makeover hasn’t done much to help the world famous tomb raider make the leap to movies. Hopefully her next game, which was officially confirmed today, will fare better. As was first reported back in 2016 when a nosy Reddit user

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Super Smash Bros. is coming to Nintendo Switch this year

Nintendo’s latest video news dump ended with a very big, very inevitable announcement: Yes, Super Smash Bros. is coming to the Switch in some form or another, and it’s currently scheduled to hit Nintendo’s newest console sometime this year. The confirmation came courtesy of a teaser trailer starring the Inklings from

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Nintendo’s latest video news dump ended with a very big, very inevitable announcement: Yes, Super Smash Bros. is coming to the Switch in some form or another, and it’s currently scheduled to hit Nintendo’s newest console sometime this year. The confirmation came courtesy of a teaser trailer starring the Inklings from

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RealDolls partners with game studio Playdead for $375 special edition…something

Playdead, the brilliant Danish game studio behind Limbo, is teaming up with an unlikely partner to produce a new, pricey special edition of its excellent 2016 horror story Inside: the famous sex-doll makers at RealDoll. The video game-focused production company iam8bit, known for vinyl releases of game soundtracks and…

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Playdead, the brilliant Danish game studio behind Limbo, is teaming up with an unlikely partner to produce a new, pricey special edition of its excellent 2016 horror story Inside: the famous sex-doll makers at RealDoll. The video game-focused production company iam8bit, known for vinyl releases of game soundtracks and…

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Trump to meet with video game industry because blaming guns is just too hard 

It took less than a day for a politician to blame the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on violent video games, and little more than a week for Donald “I’m the biggest fan of the Second Amendment” Trump to publicly make the connection. And now, even after yesterday’s bizarre televised meeting

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It took less than a day for a politician to blame the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on violent video games, and little more than a week for Donald “I’m the biggest fan of the Second Amendment” Trump to publicly make the connection. And now, even after yesterday’s bizarre televised meeting

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The creators of Myst are working on a mysterious new steampunk game

Cyan, the game studio founded by designers Rand and Robyn Miller and responsible for stumping puzzle fans throughout the ’90s with the monumental Myst series, made a strong comeback in 2016 with Obduction, its first original adventure game in ages. After a year spent bringing that worthy Myst throwback to various…

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Cyan, the game studio founded by designers Rand and Robyn Miller and responsible for stumping puzzle fans throughout the ’90s with the monumental Myst series, made a strong comeback in 2016 with Obduction, its first original adventure game in ages. After a year spent bringing that worthy Myst throwback to various…

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Chrono Trigger just showed up on Steam, but it’s a mess

First, some good news: Square Enix just put out a surprise Steam release of Chrono Trigger, a stone-cold Super NES classic and one of the most revered games of all time. And now, some bad news: It looks like trash.Read more…

First, some good news: Square Enix just put out a surprise Steam release of Chrono Trigger, a stone-cold Super NES classic and one of the most revered games of all time. And now, some bad news: It looks like trash.

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From hellish horror to talking Pikachus: 11 games to look out for in March

With new games of all sizes filling real and digital shelves every week, it can be near impossible for anyone to keep up. So during the first week of every month, we’ll be here to help with a curated selection of new, notable games we think should be on everyone’s radar for the month ahead. 

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With new games of all sizes filling real and digital shelves every week, it can be near impossible for anyone to keep up. So during the first week of every month, we’ll be here to help with a curated selection of new, notable games we think should be on everyone’s radar for the month ahead. 

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Celebrating the Game Boy Camera, one of Nintendo’s weirdest, most ingenious inventions

After an incredible year that saw the successful launch of its latest console, the Switch, and the release of two great, transformative games in its most most beloved series, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, it’s only reasonable that everyone was foaming at the mouth to hear what…

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After an incredible year that saw the successful launch of its latest console, the Switch, and the release of two great, transformative games in its most most beloved series, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, it’s only reasonable that everyone was foaming at the mouth to hear what…

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Spyro The Dragon might be the next PlayStation classic to get a remake

Proving once again that nostalgia is a hell of a force, Activision scored a surprise hit last year with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a compilation of the first three Crash Bandicoot games remade from the ground up for modern consoles. Now, according to a story from Kotaku UK, the publisher is looking to cash…

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Proving once again that nostalgia is a hell of a force, Activision scored a surprise hit last year with the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a compilation of the first three Crash Bandicoot games remade from the ground up for modern consoles. Now, according to a story from Kotaku UK, the publisher is looking to cash…

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The cast for Robert Downey Jr.’s Dr. Dolittle movie is wild

With his time as an iron-clad Avenger possibly coming to an end, Robert Downey Jr. is getting ready to hop into a very different kind of film franchise. Last year, it was reported that he’d signed on to play the lead role in The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle, Universal’s attempt to revive the classic character. The film…

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With his time as an iron-clad Avenger possibly coming to an end, Robert Downey Jr. is getting ready to hop into a very different kind of film franchise. Last year, it was reported that he’d signed on to play the lead role in The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle, Universal’s attempt to revive the classic character. The film…

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Rod Serling’s original Planet Of The Apes script is being adapted into a graphic novel

Before 1968's Planet Of The Apes took the shape we know today, Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling scripted it as a more ambitious take on Pierre Boulle’s original novel. He wanted our human star to stumble into an advanced ape society, one living in a city and parodying modern life, but that interpretation was deemed…

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Before 1968's Planet Of The Apes took the shape we know today, Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling scripted it as a more ambitious take on Pierre Boulle’s original novel. He wanted our human star to stumble into an advanced ape society, one living in a city and parodying modern life, but that interpretation was deemed…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ harnesses the power of anime for a fighting game like no other

A single match of Dragon Ball FighterZ lasts for just a few minutes, but it packs an entire Dragon Ball Z story arc’s worth of over-the-top action into that time. Brutal combos take unlucky combatants zig-zagging across the screen and careening into the dirt. Fireballs and lasers fly like mad, exploding as they…

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A single match of Dragon Ball FighterZ lasts for just a few minutes, but it packs an entire Dragon Ball Z story arc’s worth of over-the-top action into that time. Brutal combos take unlucky combatants zig-zagging across the screen and careening into the dirt. Fireballs and lasers fly like mad, exploding as they…

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Vince McMahon is reviving the XFL to make football great again 

After a month of bewildering speculation, wrestling magnate Vince McMahon has officially announced he’s bringing back the XFL, the XTREME football league he first tried to launch in 2001, only for it to fail miserably and collapse after a single 10-game season. The plan is to kick off the league in 2020, with eight…

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After a month of bewildering speculation, wrestling magnate Vince McMahon has officially announced he’s bringing back the XFL, the XTREME football league he first tried to launch in 2001, only for it to fail miserably and collapse after a single 10-game season. The plan is to kick off the league in 2020, with eight…

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Kratos and son find adventure, a release date in new God Of War trailer

There’s a lot of new stuff packed into the latest trailer for Sony’s upcoming God Of War revival. We already knew the not-quite-reboot would pick up centuries after we last saw Kratos, the angry Greek dude who went on a god-killing rampage after they betrayed him, and would find him settled down in Scandinavia,…

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There’s a lot of new stuff packed into the latest trailer for Sony’s upcoming God Of War revival. We already knew the not-quite-reboot would pick up centuries after we last saw Kratos, the angry Greek dude who went on a god-killing rampage after they betrayed him, and would find him settled down in Scandinavia,…

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Belle And Sebastian announce new dates with Perfume Genius, Japanese Breakfast, more

Just a few days after the release of the second of three EPs in the band’s How To Solve Our Human Problems trilogy, Belle And Sebastian has announced its 2018 tour will be extending into North America. After finishing up a European tour with the likes of Julien Baker and Jane Weaver, the Glaswegian indie pop…

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Just a few days after the release of the second of three EPs in the band’s How To Solve Our Human Problems trilogy, Belle And Sebastian has announced its 2018 tour will be extending into North America. After finishing up a European tour with the likes of Julien Baker and Jane Weaver, the Glaswegian indie pop…

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No More Heroes’ sloppy satire is much harder to love in 2018

A month before the game was to be released in January 2008, Nintendo Power asked cult-favorite director Goichi Suda (a.k.a. Suda51) why his next work was titled No More Heroes. Suda, who heads the Japanese studio Grasshopper Manufacture and aspires to “create games reflecting the spirit of punk music,” said he got the…

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A month before the game was to be released in January 2008, Nintendo Power asked cult-favorite director Goichi Suda (a.k.a. Suda51) why his next work was titled No More Heroes. Suda, who heads the Japanese studio Grasshopper Manufacture and aspires to “create games reflecting the spirit of punk music,” said he got the…

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NBA Jam’s announcer wants to resurrect the game for its 25th anniversary

NBA Jam turns 25 this year, and according to Tim Kitzrow, the game’s iconic announcer who introduced catchphrases like “He’s on fire” and “Boomshakalaka” into sports vernacular, this silver anniversary could help spur a return of the arcade basketball series. While talking with ESPN about the LA Clippers’ NBA

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NBA Jam turns 25 this year, and according to Tim Kitzrow, the game’s iconic announcer who introduced catchphrases like “He’s on fire” and “Boomshakalaka” into sports vernacular, this silver anniversary could help spur a return of the arcade basketball series. While talking with ESPN about the LA Clippers’ NBA

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Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream accused of being a hostile, sexist workplace

Over the weekend, three different French media outlets reported on wide-ranging accusations of workplace misconduct at Quantic Dream, the Parisian game studio founded by controversial director David Cage and best known for PlayStation exclusives like Heavy Rain and the upcoming Detroit: Become Human. As translated by

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Over the weekend, three different French media outlets reported on wide-ranging accusations of workplace misconduct at Quantic Dream, the Parisian game studio founded by controversial director David Cage and best known for PlayStation exclusives like Heavy Rain and the upcoming Detroit: Become Human. As translated by

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Shane Black is rebooting The Avengers (no, the other ones)

We might now have an idea of what Nice Guys and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black will be up to once he’s done reshaping the Predator series. Speaking with The Dark Side magazine (as relayed by Screen Rant), Black’s longtime writing partner Fred Dekker recently mentioned that the duo have scripted a TV reboot of The

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We might now have an idea of what Nice Guys and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black will be up to once he’s done reshaping the Predator series. Speaking with The Dark Side magazine (as relayed by Screen Rant), Black’s longtime writing partner Fred Dekker recently mentioned that the duo have scripted a TV reboot of The

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What We Do In The Shadows’ incompetent cops to get their own TV show in 2018

We’ve been hearing rumblings of adaptations of and sequels to What We Do In The Shadows ever since Taika Waititi’s hilarious vampire mockumentary became a cult hit back in 2015. This week, a report from Stuff confirmed that at least one of those projects is finally in production, a mockumentary cop TV show called

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We’ve been hearing rumblings of adaptations of and sequels to What We Do In The Shadows ever since Taika Waititi’s hilarious vampire mockumentary became a cult hit back in 2015. This week, a report from Stuff confirmed that at least one of those projects is finally in production, a mockumentary cop TV show called

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