After She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Read These 5 Comics
Marvel’s latest show on Disney+ introduces Bruce Banner’s cousin (and comedy) to the MCU. Here’s what to read after you’ve turned green with laughter.
The Freedom of Playing a Very Un-Catlike Cat in Stray
Everyone's favorite postapocalyptic cat is a joy to play, but it tells us more about what we love about cats than how they actually behave.
The Story Behind the Wrenching Finale of The Anarchists
HBO’s gripping docuseries wrapped last night with a surprising end. WIRED talked to director Todd Schramke about his unusual filmmaking journey.
Bodies Bodies Bodies Is a Slasher Movie for the Extremely Online
Director Halina Reijn says she “tried to really swim in the ocean of that whole generation.”
Is This Nier: Automata Church a Hoax or a 5-Year-Old Secret?
A player claims to have found a hidden room. Now a whole community of fans is trying to figure out what it is.
It’s Not Just Loot Boxes: Predatory Monetization Is Everywhere
The UK recently declined to regulate prize draws as a form of gambling, but does it matter? The industry has moved on to more problematic ways to make money.
TikTok and Twitch Streamers Are Trading Sleep for Cash
“Interactive sleep streamers" accept donations from folks who want wake them up with lights or loud noises. Is it worth it?
Is Beyoncé’s Renaissance a Sign of the Apocalypse?
Probably not, but tell that to the conspiracy theorists.
Gabrielle Zevin Believes Games Show People Who They Really Are
In Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, the novelist explores the intimacy of gaming together.
This Hardcore Band Is a Product of the Internet—in the Best Way
Turnstile breaks most of the rules of their genre. Their fans, who grew up online and care less about convention, follow them because of it.
Comic-Con 2022: The Most Wildly Creative Cosplay Masks
Fans went all-out for the first in-person Comic-Con since Covid-19 hit.
Alan Tudyk on His Favorite Sci-Fi to Watch Right Now
The Resident Alien star—and science fiction fan—gave WIRED his picks for the best shows on TV, from Severance to Peacemaker.
No NFTs in Minecraft? This Crypto Group Will Make Its Own Game
In the battle over digital ownership, both NFT Worlds and Microsoft-owned Mojang claim to be putting players first.
Activision Blizzard Workers Keep Fighting for a Seat at the Table
It’s been one year since the harassment lawsuit that rocked the games industry. Employees say the company hasn't changed enough.
For Kids in the Hospital, Video Games Are Part of Recovery
In-house gaming technology specialists play with and support the youngest patients. Plus, research shows that playtime gives literal health points.
Comic-Con Is Back! Will It Live Up to Its Former Hype?
The annual pop culture confab held a series of smaller and/or online events during the pandemic. Here's what to expect from this year's in-person event.
Stray’s Post-Apocalyptic World Evokes the Walled City of Kowloon
This now-lost city on the outskirts of Hong Kong is perhaps the most influential gaming location you've never heard of.
A Father’s Quest for an Accessible Game Controller
After months of writing hardware companies and developers for help, Andreas Karlsson finally found a hero in retro controller maker 8BitDo.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Shows Games Are a Shared Art
Gabrielle Zevin’s novel makes a case that video games are one of the most empathetic forms of creativity—something the writer and her husband know well.
Ms. Marvel Ended Up Being the Best Thing on Disney+ This Year
It’s an origin story that’s truly original.
This Band Wrote the Best Legend of Zelda Song of 2022
Among the Boston slowcore group's inspirations are The Ocarina of Time, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Mario Party 3.
How to Support People in States Where Abortion Is Under Threat
Donating to national organizations is great. But these local reproductive health care services—in places under immediate threat—could use your help, too.
The Agony and Ecstasy of Playing Out Your School Years in Games
It's a formative, and sometimes traumatic, time in many people's lives. So why do so many video games want to revisit it?
Richard Matheson Explored Loneliness Through Sci-Fi
His son, Chris Matheson, examines his father's legacy in the new book 'Conversations with the Father.'
The Emmy Nominations Prove No One Knows How to Watch TV Anymore
Not that folks have forgotten the mechanics, it’s that there’s no longer any order to the medium.