Whenever a term from the world of video games enters broader society, it’s a safe bet that it’s not for a good reason. Loot boxes—like Hot Coffee or Gamergate—don’t buck this trend. For at least the past five years, driven by a mix of grassroots Reddit organizing and...
In Stray, you play as a cat. For many, this is a mic drop worthy of an instant purchase, and Blue Twelve Studio, the former Ubisoft employees responsible for the game, clearly know this—from the very beginning, Stray taps in shamelessly to the memeable antics of Felis...
On Wednesday I took the bus into central London to see Thor: Love and Thunder, one of several concurrent previews showing at cinemas across Leicester Square. This wasn’t the star-studded red carpet deal—that was across the street, at a posher theater—but a cardboard...
Greg Weber began gambling at 13, playing poker with his friends for small stakes after school. Weber, who is 32 now, and a New Jersey native, grew up in the wake of the Moneymaker effect—a boom in poker interest sparked when a 27-year-old accountant from Tennessee,...
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