The Quarry Blurs the Line Between Video Games and Cinema
With impressive digitized performances and seamless storytelling, Supermassive Games' newest title hints at the future of both mediums.
The Weirdest Official Doom Game Is Now Playable on Windows
GEC.inc, a small collective of developers, has freed the surprisingly fun Doom RPG from a pre-iPhone world.
Netflix’s Spiderhead Lacks the Charm of the Story It’s Based On
The movie takes itself far more seriously than the George Saunders story at its core.
How a YouTube Sensation Became a Movie—12 Years Later
In Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, the eponymous character learns what internet fame can do.
Brian and Charles Imagines an Optimistic Future for AI
Cowriter Chris Hayward finds most real-life robots terrifying. But if the future looks like the film's sentient droid, he says, "we'll be fine."
The Star Wars Universe’s Exhausting, Underwhelming Expansion
The franchise now exists in an ever-sprawling TV universe full of diminishing returns. Thanks, Disney+.
This Travel Game Takes Connect Four to the Extreme
What if Connect Four and TheAmazing Race had a baby? WIRED spoke to Jet Lag creator Sam Denby about his new state-hopping whirlwind of a game show.
The Loneliness of the Junior College Esports Coach
He tried to save his wife through the video game they loved—and nearly lost himself. Then he signed up to lead a fledgling team of gamers in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Isn't the Game You're Expecting
Square Enix is still tinkering with its beloved series.
Charity TikTok Videos Put an Uncomfortable Spin on Morality
#HonestyTest videos, which reward people for being “good,” show a skewed view of who deserves kindness.
Why Twitter Can Be a Perfect Portfolio for Artists
Sure, it's known as a text-based platform. But it has some unique features and tools that can help visual artists share their work.
Has the US Learned Nothing From the UK’s Gambling Woes?
As American sports betting accelerates, a similar reckoning is sure to follow.
Young Thug and What Happens When Prosecutors Use Social Media
The rapper and several members of his group Young Slime Life are facing criminal charges, many of which are based on lyrics and Instagram posts.
The Franchise Frenzy Leaves Nothing to the Imagination
From The Rings of Power to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+, streaming services are adapting everything in sight. No one’s head canon is safe.
The Activision Blizzard Union Win Is Only a Beginning
The company’s future owner, Microsoft, has entered into a labor neutrality agreement, making it easier for workers to unionize.
Prediction Engines Are Like Karma: You Get What You Stream
WIRED’s spiritual advice columnist on the virtues of sharing a streaming profile and screwing with algorithms.
The Quarry Lets You Experience What’s Great About Slasher Films
The video game combines couch co-op bonding with the joy of watching horror films with friends.
The Real Story Behind Jurassic World Dominion’s Dino Feathers
It took 29 years, six movies, and a flock of VFX artists and puppeteers, but the franchise finally bows to paleontologists in creating feathered dinosaurs.
Summer Game Fest’s Biggest Announcement Was a Remake
But at least it’s a remake of The Last of Us Part 1.
Frost Giant Studios’ Debut Mixes Starcraft With Diablo
Founded by ex-Blizzard devs, the new studio’s first foray is a real-time strategy game that focuses on fun and ’90s vibes.
The Best Xbox Game Pass Games, From Citizen Sleeper to Weird West
Cancel your evening plans, because these titles will keep you engaged for hours on end.