Why Flight Is So Controversial in Online Games

Other games introduced flying years after launch, and changed forever with the decision. World of Warcraft began offering animal mounts that could fly with its Burning Crusade expansion in 2007. Immediately, flight was controversial. To ride a superspeed “Gryphon,”...

Epic Leaves a Big Crack in Apple’s Walled Garden

On Friday, after a contentious legal battle over Apple’s alleged monopoly power over the iOS ecosystem, a California judge snipped the tug-of-war rope between Apple and Epic Games. Both sides can claim some victory. Epic Games must pay over $3.5 million to Apple after...

‘The Artful Escape’ Is Psychedelic Perfection

Some games are like Skinner Boxes, parceling out rewards for pulling the right levers. Others are like slot machines, ding-dinging serotonin receptors with random victory. Some are like playground dodgeball or an after-school fight club behind the McDonald’s dumpster....