A new generation of tabletop games escaped the family table – and fuelled a global industry.
With the diminishing power of nation states, and the lack of conventional warfare, what would a 21st-century grand strategy game look like?
When it comes to educating us about historical themes, games have to do more than simply present the same old tropes in period costume.
Games are considered to exist in competition with each other in a way that no other creative works are, and their fans mind more about critics.
In one beautiful, absurd, compelling, infantile work Hideo Kojima and his team have produced the supreme example of the importance of gameplay.
There’s more to post-apocalyptic fictions than desert wastelands and nuclear disaster, but you’d never know it looking at the games we play.
The influx of a large number of Chinese players to ARK: Survival Evolved has caused a huge stir that goes way beyond racism.
It is time to drag them away from each other for the benefit of both.
The survival game has climbed out of the primordial soup and after some tough times skittering around between rock pools the population has exploded.
Satoru Iwata wasn't your run-of-the-mill CEO: he was an innovator and a true gamer, says Tom Watson MP. He'll be sorely missed.
For years, games have desperately needed to get over their addiction to tedious generic white guys as their protagonists for their own sake. Now, it finally seems to be happening.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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