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How Star Trek: Prodigy creators pulled off the ‘Trekkiest Trek that ever Trekked’

The new episode ‘Kobayashi’ is a Starfleet fantasy draft

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An oral history of The Matrix video games and their bonkers alternate ending

Meet the developers who crafted Wachowskis’ vision for Enter the Matrix and Path of Neo

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Small but mighty: Independent TTRPG presses work toward equity in game design

How The Gauntlet, Possum Creek, and Exalted Funeral are establishing new publishing models for independent authors

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They thought they got their dream job at Riot Games — but it was a scam

Scammers have impersonated multiple studios, but Riot Games is taking legal action

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The Halo games that weren’t

From Ensemble’s Halo MMO to Peter Jackson’s Halo Chronicles, and beyond

Arno Dorian from Assassin’s Creed Unity, crouching in the foreground with Notre Dame cathedral in the background. The cathedral’s spire is covered by a semi-transparent yellow square with a splash of red across it.
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Assassin’s Creed Unity can’t help rebuild Notre-Dame, and that’s OK

Our perception of historical accuracy needs major retooling

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The Sonic Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade crash: An oral history

The infamous moment, as told by those who were there

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The subtle ways the War on Terror has crept into Halo

Look closely, and you’ll find plenty of real-world influence in the sci-fi series

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Eternals pivots Marvel’s drama from 9/11 metaphor to climate change

The franchise is on the brink of an evolution — or a one-off

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Are the Spider-Men OK?

Peter Parker, lost in the multiverse

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Andrew Hussie, the reluctant cult leader, on life after Homestuck

On revolution, telling stories, and logging off

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Netflix’s You has the best narrator on television

Penn Badgley’s voice doesn’t just sound great, it makes the show transcendent

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Why every generation re-discovers Stephen King

A most American nightmare

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There’s no way I’d survive a horror movie

Whenever the victims split up, run upstairs, or go into the basement alone? I’d do that.

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The 6 types of masks that define slasher movies

What does the mask say about the killer?

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Pizzeria owner hires muralist to paint Dune-inspired masterpiece: ‘No pizza puns, strictly Dune’

[points and whispers] That’s the God Emperor of Dune

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The biggest sin you can commit in horror movies is being curious

Do not wonder why, fool

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Chucky isn’t just an evil doll, he’s a true Universal Monster

The long-running horror star has a new show, but exhibits all the traits of classic creatures

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All the scenes in Dune where people are secretly pooping

Everyone poops, even Muad’Dib

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Shaggy paved the hazy way for every slasher stoner

Scooby-Doo’s resident slacker ran so the Friday the 13th franchise could run faster

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Risk Legacy changed board games forever, now Hasbro is making its spiritual successor

Announcing Risk Shadow Forces

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Why Disney buried Runaway Brain, the monstrous Mickey short

The 1995 film was supposed to reinvigorate the Mouse, but now it’s kept under lock and key

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How Y: The Last Man’s creative team has subverted familiar trans stories

Actor Elliot Fletcher and showrunner Eliza Clark explain the ways the show’s second ‘last man’ breaks the mold

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One of tabletop gaming’s most prestigious awards has gone missing

A celebration of the ugly yellow hunk of plastic that was the Diana Jones Award

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Find dozens of Easter eggs in this Katamari artwork

A giant piece of art showcases multiple games from Keita Takahashi’s career

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The jeweler who forged the One Ring never got to see it

The late artist Jens Hansen, remembered by his children and LOTR crew

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Video game culture owes a lot to hidden object games

The history and evolution of the genre

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Three decades of Wario all started with a name

We look back at how Wario came about and evolved over the years

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Venom is a good couples therapist, according to Andy Serkis

There is no relationship like the one between a man and his symbiote

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The race to save Kirk and Spock’s fanfiction legacy

Inside Archive of Our Own’s latest rescue mission

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‘I wish there was a plan’: The oral history of DC Comics’ infamous New 52 reboot

What happened when DC Comics rebooted the universe

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How to decide if Apple’s chaotic drama The Morning Show is for you

Your guide to the latest messy show that lives for drama