How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served
by Alex Miller on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Veterans with PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health challenges often find solace in gaming. Research shows it's helpful—and could be used more […]
PC Gaming Doesn't Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles
by Whitson Gordon on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Don't buy into the myth: If you consider your options carefully, upgrading your desktop doesn't have to empty your wallet.
How Online Extremists Could Interfere With the Election
by Emma Grey Ellis on October 20, 2020 at 11:00 am
Far-right factions say they're willing to take action to keep President Trump in the White House. The question is whether those actions are viable—or […]
Angry Nerd: Stop Turning My Favorite Antiheroes Into Heroes
by Jason Kehe on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Attention Disney and Netflix: Leave Maleficent and Carmen Sandiego alone. My soul needs villains, those perpetrators of change.
Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story About the Next Big Security Leak
by WIRED Readers on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.
Joe Biden Is Very Offline—and That’s OK
by Kate Knibbs on October 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm
If the former veep wins, it won’t be because he had an online meme army behind him. That’s a good sign for American politics.
‘Wait, Sylvie’s Dad Plays?!’ The Joy of Fortnite Parenting
by Tom Vanderbilt on October 19, 2020 at 10:00 am
I picked up the controller to keep tabs on my fifth-grader. What I got was a window into her world—and a lesson in 21st-century fatherhood.
This Book Will Change How You See Game of Thrones
by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on October 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
James Hibberd's Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon draws on more than 50 new interviews with the cast and crew.
Disney’s Pivot to Streaming Won’t Change Hollywood
by Angela Watercutter on October 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm
This week, the Mouse House laid out a reorganization plan that puts a bigger focus on streaming. Don't look for other studios to make similar moves.
Television Like 'The Boys' Is Destroying You
by Jason Kehe on October 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm
It's not blowing your mind. It's bludgeoning you with shock.
Judge Says No to Putting 'Fortnite' Back on Apple's App Store
by Julie Muncy on October 15, 2020 at 10:03 pm
The ruling means that Epic Games' massively popular title will remain off iOS devices while Epic's suit against Apple moves to trial.
Netflix's 'Social Distance' Captures All Your Quarantine Feels
by Emma Grey Ellis on October 15, 2020 at 5:27 pm
With its all-too-familiar webcam views and smartphone shots, Jenji Kohan's new show turns Covid-19 isolation into a drama everyone can relate to.
More Video Games Featured Women This Year. Will It Last?
by Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit on October 15, 2020 at 11:00 am
The data on female representation in games looked optimistic—but time will tell if these changes endure beyond a wildcard year.
The Hollow Nihilism of 'Call of Duty'
by Yussef Cole on October 13, 2020 at 11:00 am
The first-person shooter franchise has the potential to meaningfully grapple with American history, politics, and ethics. It misses the mark.
The Delightful, Painful Nostalgia of Radio Archives
by Lauren Goode on October 12, 2020 at 11:00 am
On this week's Get WIRED podcast, writer Jason Parham dives into his past as a kid listening to the radio during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
FIFA 21 Is Limping Toward Retirement
by Amit Katwala, WIRED UK on October 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm
EA's new edition includes minor gameplay tweaks, but it seems like the real innovations are being saved for next year.
'Palm Springs' is 'Groundhog Day' With a Twist
by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on October 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Hulu comedy riffs on the trope of reliving the same day over and over again.
Netflix Canceled 'GLOW.' What's Next?
by Angela Watercutter on October 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm
The next season had already been greenlit—which makes it hard not to wonder if the streaming service is rethinking its strategy.
A Facebook Ban Won't Stop QAnon
by Emma Grey Ellis on October 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Even if the social network's new policies work perfectly, Q followers can still camouflage their activity or move to other platforms.
Claudia Conway's TikToks Can't Save Democracy
by Kate Knibbs on October 8, 2020 at 3:32 pm
No one should be latching on to a 15-year-old's speculations about the White House Covid-19 outbreak.