Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Composers Are Ditching Hollywood—to Make Videogame Music

Composers Are Ditching Hollywood—to Make Videogame Music

Videogame composers know that players will respond to games as they do to cinema. "The thing about film scores and scores for linear media that we have to understand is...
The Removal of 'Gone with the Wind' From HBO Max Isn't Censorship

The Removal of ‘Gone with the Wind’ From HBO Max Isn’t Censorship

Although some of the chatter has made it sound like HBO is trying to memory-hole Gone With the Wind forever, it is planning to return the film to its roster...
'Minecraft Dungeons' Makes Dungeon Crawlers Accessible to All

‘Minecraft Dungeons’ Makes Dungeon Crawlers Accessible to All

In the 1990s, before hitting at infinitely repeatable success with the action-adventure formula of the Lego Star Wars games, Lego used to put out a lot of videogames. Under...
'If Found' Is an Essential Game About Letting Go of the Past

‘If Found’ Is an Essential Game About Letting Go of the Past

In Dreamfeel's stunning If Found …, the only way to uncover the story is to erase it. Growth and loss are the same thing, and, through a brilliant trick...
Videogame Movies Are Finally Getting Halfway Decent

Videogame Movies Are Finally Getting Halfway Decent

Movies based on videogames have a notoriously bad track record, but fantasy author Erin Lindsey says that the recent Tomb Raider reboot, while hardly original, was surprisingly well done. “They do...
'Crucible', Amazon’s First Big-Budget Game, Arrives Wednesday

‘Crucible’, Amazon’s First Big-Budget Game, Arrives Wednesday

Amazon enters the crowded games industry in full force Wednesday with its release of Crucible, the first big-budget PC game to come from Amazon Game Studios. Crucible is a...
Six-Word Sci-Fi: Write About Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Write About Love in the Time of Coronavirus

—Hamish Hamish via Facebook Honorable Mentions:Love is sacrificing the last ply. —Kristos Samaras via FacebookThere is an “us” in “virus.” —Zachy Allec via FacebookFeverish desire raged beneath the N95. —@seekingfelicity...
The Timely Retrofuturism of UC Berkeley’s Virtual Theater

The Timely Retrofuturism of UC Berkeley’s Virtual Theater

Remote theater also broadens audiences. "The barriers of access are gone," says Mandy Greenfield, artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Tony Award-winning WTF will run its entire summer...
'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' Is Still an Infuriating Relic

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ Is Still an Infuriating Relic

The best moment in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is one of near-absolute uncertainty. In it, an electromagnetic pulse has just shut down all electronics and communication systems...
Microsoft Is Starting to Tease Xbox Series X Games

Microsoft Is Starting to Tease Xbox Series X Games

Hello, and welcome once again to Replay, WIRED's rundown of all of the week's big videogame news. This time around we've got some updates on Microsoft's Xbox Series X,...

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