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8 Tips for Playing Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Insomniac’s new PlayStation 5 exclusive feels like an interactive blockbuster. Here’s some advice to help you swing into the action.

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Culture and Criticism

What We Want Out of a Legend of Zelda Movie

A live-action Zelda movie could work, but only if Nintendo reads the room. If Link speaks, fans will get upset. If he says, “Excuse me, Princess,” that’s OK.

Tech and Games Can Help Curb Youth Suicide

In the face of lackluster mental health support, especially for children of marginalized groups, technology and video games can be used to meet young people where they are.

’We’re Putting Gasoline on These Children?’: Behind the Wildest NPC Lines in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

As players dug into the latest Spidey game, they noticed something odd: Non-player characters were having very weird conversations. Here’s why.

What Makes a Video Game Remake Actually Worth Playing?

From Pokémon to Resident Evil 4, it's time to separate the reimagined classics from the brazen cash-grabs.

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The Best Crossplay Games for Consoles and PC

These titles let you play with friends on all kinds of platforms, from computers to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and even mobile.

Reviews and Impressions 

Alan Wake II Is Far Darker Than Its Predecessor—and Perfects the Horror Genre

With its latest game, Remedy Entertainment nails a formula that’s been in the making for over 20 years.

Spider-Man 2 Shows What a Great Superhero Game Can Really Be

An objectively good game, the latest Spider-Man title expands on what made its predecessor great—wish fulfillment, emotion, and showing the human side of both Peter Parker and Miles Morales.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Is the Face of Nintendo’s Transformation

On the heels of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the new Mario game sets up Nintendo’s future as more than a video game company.

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