Gaming

Microsoft Is Using 'Minecraft' To Take Over Classrooms

Microsoft has been dueling with Google over education software, especially for managing and grading assignments. But "Minecraft" might be its trump card.

The Heroic Lengths You Have To Walk To Evolve Buddy Pokémon

Want to evolve your Diglett into a Dugtrio? No sweat! Just take a small jaunt from New York to Philadelphia. Your feet hurt?

'Myst' And The Truth Of Objects

"To insist on evaluating [video games'] aesthetic worth by the criteria applied to other arts is to devalue what makes games, for all their diversity, singular."

Why The Brain Can’t Make Sense Of Virtual Reality

Our brains evolved in the real world, whose physical rules are kind of crucial to our survival. What happens when we throw those rules out the window?

The Smartphone Game You Should Be Playing On The Subway

'Reigns' can basically be thought of as Tinder for ruling a kingdom, with a twist thrown in that you’re also cursed by the Devil.

Explaining Pokémon Powers With Highly Technical PokéNatomy

Inspired by "Pokémon Go," professional artist Christopher Stoll has spent the summer working on a series of illustrations that give a scientific rhyme and reason to the mysterious workings of the Pokémon world.

Inside The Propaganda Machine Of 'EVE Online'

As the virtual war intensifies, so too do attacks on players in the real world.