Gaming Makes People Better Learners

1. Gaming makes people better learners. By Judith Merkelt-Jedamzik at Ruhr-Universität Bochum 2. Mass shootings are an American problem. There’s an American solution. By Senator Chris Murphy in the Washington Post 3. Does...

This Is the Creator of Journey‘s Stunning Next Big Indie Game

It’s called simply Sky, and it looks as mesmerizing and visually balletic as indie studio Thatgamecompany’s last three games, Flow, Flower and Journey. The game was revealed as Apple...

Read and Write With Your Kids

1. Read and write with your kids. It pays long-term dividends. By Kim Eckart at the University of Washington 2. Could we engineer the atmosphere to prevent future hurricanes? By Jolene Creighton...

12 Hours In, This Is What Worries Me Most About Destiny 2

Consider an OSHA-verboten waterslide along whose curves some twisted soul has bored holes from which creatures periodically pop out. Your job is to whack as many as possible while...

Review: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is a Gonzo Strategy Masterpiece

The audacity of Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for the Nintendo Switch is to transform Nintendo’s most cherished characters into tactical weapons slowed to the gait of chess...

Super NES Classic Preorders Are Live and This Is Where You Can Find One

Super NES Classic preorders are finally happening, and frenzied fans are already ravaging retailer stockpiles. The system, a 1990s era Super Nintendo that’s been hit with a shrink ray...

You Can Finally Preorder the Xbox One X From These Places

As expected, Microsoft divulged Xbox One X preorder details during a livestream prelude to the annual Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany. The $499 super-powered Xbox One games console, capable...

Here’s Everything in Sony’s Huge New PlayStation 4 Update

Sony just revealed that its next big PlayStation 4 update, dubbed version 5.00, will roll out immediately to select beta subscribers. It’s packed to brimming with changes, including a...

This Is How to Play Metroid: Samus Returns Like a Boss

Metroid: Samus Returns already plays like the side-scrolling Metroid game I didn’t know I wanted, and now there’s a definitive way to engage Samus on her latest adventure: an...

10 Nintendo Switch Accessories No Owner Should Be Without

Nintendo’s hybrid games console, dubbed the “Switch” because it can pipe games either to TVs or mobile screens perched between hands, exemplifies the company’s insurgent philosophy. It is both...

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is Bizarre but Wonderful

You’ve just stepped out of Peach’s castle ready to embark on a new quest. You travel between worlds using magical pipes, crushing enemies and gathering coins along the way. Sound...

Where to Find and Buy Nintendo’s Super NES Classic

Nintendo’s Super NES Classic, a 1990s era Super Nintendo that’s been hit with a shrink ray and stuffed with scads of superlative games, has been AWOL from U.S. preorder...

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Gifted Child

1. There’s no such thing as a gifted child. By Wendy Berliner in the Guardian 2. Without the internet, tractors or phones, here’s how Amish produce gets to Whole Foods. By Karen...

‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ Is Even Prettier Than Its Stunning Predecessor

Lush blades of grass sway in the wind as I jog toward the tower. The sun’s warm, apricot glow is visible in a puddle’s reflection to my right. When...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Switches Publishers, Races to Comic Book Relaunch

IDW Publishing has been given the license by Sega after a 24-year run with Archie Comics.read more