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What if Avatar: The Last Airbender was a spy thriller?

Author F.C. Yee explains why the latest Avatar book, The Dawn of Yangchen, veers toward a new genre

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Comparing BeReal to Instagram is missing the point

It’s more like Wordle, which creates a daily online ritual

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Forgery accusations against longtime retro game seller leave collectors shaken

‘On one hand, this was someone I considered a friend for many years. On the other hand, his guilt was unquestionable’

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Fans have taken back Android: Netrunner, the popular card game discontinued in 2018

Project NISEI has given new life to the popular Living Card Game

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Level Up 5th Edition adds extra complexity to 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons

Advanced combat mechanics are only the beginning

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‘Are you still playing?’: What the future holds for Netflix’s Interactive Entertainment

From Puss in Boots to Cat Burglar, Black Mirror and beyond

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Teens are rewriting what is possible in the world of competitive Tetris

One tetromino at a time

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Genshin Impact’s sheer size is leaving mobile players behind

As its next big update looms, a question hangs in the air

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How Neon White brought back the leaderboard chase

We interviewed game lead Ben Esposito

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Coming out is the best thing that’s happened to Robin in a decade

Ask not what a character can do for queerness, but what queerness can do for a character

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What would the ideal summer camp video game be like?

We asked 6 studios for their summer camp elevator pitches

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How Tiny Tina got ready for her most unexpected close-up in Wonderlands

‘It’s so bizarre that she could be popular enough to justify her own game,’ says Ashly Burch

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What does a Minion taste like?

You might assume banana, but there’s so much more

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How Minions beat Disney at the copyright game

Minions are practically public domain — and that’s made them more popular and widespread than Mickey Mouse

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DC Comics has one weird trick for creating queer superheroes who’re already household names

For one superhero universe, LGBTQ begins with Legacy

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The Walking Dead and queer coming-of-age collide in Tillie Walden’s Clementine

From the Telltale games to the blossoming world of queer YA graphic novels

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Overwatch 2’s new hero, Junker Queen, is the embodiment of Blizzard’s sequel

Faster, louder, more aggressive — and finally almost here

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Doomed Forgotten Realms is the darkest possible Dungeons & Dragons timeline

[sitcom theme song] Who’s been messing up everything? It’s been been Vecna all along!

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Joshua Williamson killed the Justice League to make a point about how many times the Justice League has been killed

DC Comics’ Dark Crisis is an event comic about event comics

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Meet the streamer who helps PS5 buyers beat bots and scalpers

Jake Randall has built a platform on sharing his strategies

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The real history behind Stranger Things 4’s Satanic Panic plot

When it comes to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, the devil’s in the D&Details

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Alex Garland says the ending of Men is whatever you make of it

And he cut a final scene to give viewers more room to draw their own conclusions

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The startling story behind Hatching’s horrifying puppet-monster

Director Hannah Bergholm explains how she pulled talent from Star Wars and The Dark Knight for a tiny horror debut

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Does Multiverse of Madness prove there’s a hell in the MCU? The writer explains

Mephisto fans, your moment is finally arriving

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Claiming Spuffy: 20 years after its most hated episode, fanfic moves Buffy forward

Elysian Fields is the bustling internet home for Spike and Buffy fanfiction

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MythForce: Video games’ love letter to 1980s cartoons says the sweetest things

‘Every time we leaned more into the cartoon, it just felt better.’

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Warframe’s new quest cracks open a galaxy full of weird, wild lore

Bizarre, compelling storytelling

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It’s Yu-Gi-Oh’s world, and we’re stuck living in it

Yu-Gi-Oh! has become an unintentionally d-d-d-d-dark predictor of our modern times

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The Northman’s Robert Eggers on giving in to digital effects: ‘I whip myself every night’

No, Alexander Skarsgård didn’t catch a spear and throw it back in The Northman — but Eggers says that’s not ‘sinful’

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Lightyear’s director set out to make adult sci-fi, not another animated movie about kids

And no, this isn’t a film about ‘the real human Buzz Lightyear’

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A new wave of animators are ‘fighting the computer’ to make wilder, weirder movies

Director Pierre Perifel explains how anime, comics, and resisting ‘boring’ CGI shaped The Bad Guys

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Inside Epsilon, a mod for creating custom Worlds of Warcraft

It’s an ambitious project by dedicated fans

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