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Fresh New Video Games for a Lazy End of Summer


If you’re hoping to duck out of the sun and enjoy the last days of summer in a lazier way, you’re not alone. Here are the best video games, mobile games and drinking games to play as fall approaches.

7 Games for Your Morning Commute

Bring out the kid in you.

7 Video Games We’re Looking Forward to Playing This Fall

This fall, the video game industry finds itself at an interesting crossroads. That means an interesting crop of new games.

Why Pokémon Go Is a Fad, and It’s Time to Short Nintendo

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The brevity of nostalgia in the year 2016.

A Love Letter to the Splitscreen Video Game

A eulogy to late nights of sitting around the same console, in the same room, gaming with your best friends.

Our 12 Favorite Game Trailers from E3

Answering some questions about upcoming games, such as: What the hell is Norman Reedus doing naked on a beach with a baby?

The 9 Video Games We Played This Summer

With a string of classic releases and VR becoming more than a prototype, 2016 is a huge year for video games.

Great Games, Great Booze, Great Fun

The bar is crowded. The street is hot. Stay in, make some drinks — and invite your friends.

The Games that Inspire Video Gaming’s Top Creators

What do Pac-Man, Halo, Limbo and Minecraft have in common? They all influenced some of gaming’s best and brightest.

An Inside Look at How Video Game Music Is Composed

Dren McDonald, a composer whose work is featured on over 40 titles, shares the hardest (and best) things about writing for games.