The Nintendo 3DS’ Surprisingly Social Legacy

Nintendo just discontinued the iconic portable game console, but the real 3DS was the friends we…

‘Spellbreak’ Conjures Up a Unique Spin on Battle Royale

So many games in the format lean on the same old tropes. This one has wizards…

Anime Avatars Are Going Mainstream on Twitch

Vtubers have racked up millions of subscribers—and even established stars like Pokimane have given the motion-capture…

Shady Contracts, Raw Deals: Inside the Industry of Managing Video Game Stars

Many of the two dozen streamers, managers, and lawyers WIRED spoke with described rampant exploitation they've…

Esports Pros Have ‘Dream’ Jobs—but Game Publishers Have All the Power

Franchised leagues are a modern experiment in what happens when a marketing initiative becomes a billion-dollar…

Dungeons & Dragons TikTok Is Gen Z at Its Most Wholesome

A growing community of D&D fans on the platform have no time for the gatekeeping of…

The Uncanny Escapism of ‘Flight Simulator 2020’

Despite its pitch for realism, the most endearing parts of Microsoft's popular flying experience are the…

Retro Gaming’s Misogyny Is Brought to Light After a Violent Tragedy

A retro game champion is suspected of killing an ex-girlfriend and then himself. Gamers now say…

Epic Games’ Lawsuits Fire a Shot at Apple and Google’s App Store ‘Monopolies’

The Fortnite developer filed suits today in California that suggest it may even want to launch…

BLM Supporters More Likely to Combat Hate in Videogames, Too

But our new survey found that just 20 percent of gamers say they stand up to…