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‘Little Nightmares II’ a hypnotic, dark fairy tale

It is not uncommon for children to fear the nocturnal world. The creaks at night and the shifting shadows along the bedroom wall intimate to a young person’s mind that the external world is uncontrollable. 

Game On: The Xbox brand is poised to make a comeback

The Xbox brand has always been a surprising success. Sure, it has the might of Microsoft behind it, but recent events will tell you capital alone is rarely enough to break into the video game industry.

Game On: Video games can tell stories no other medium can

For many years, storytelling was often seen as one of the weaker selling points of any video game. It’s not difficult to understand why: “Pong,” “Pac-Man” and “Space Invaders” didn’t exactly contain gripping narratives – or any narratives at all.

Game On: How do I introduce my child to video games?

Barely a month has passed since the birth of my firstborn, and already I have caught him staring in wide-eyed wonder at the television while I game. As a new parent, I have more questions than answers.

Game On: What’s next for first-person shooters?

The first-person shooter has come a long way since its inception with the release of “Wolfenstein 3D” in 1992. The genre achieved mainstream success with 1993’s “Doom” to become a popular medium for telling bombastic stories.

Watson family eager to finally watch Anton and No. 1 Gonzaga in person

A text last week from Anton signaled a return to last year’s routine, sans the 6,000 fans. “Anton texted in a family group text, ‘Anybody interested in coming to the game next week?’ ” said Deon, excitement building in his voice. “Hell yeah, put me down.’ I don’t know how many can go but we’re trying to get the four of us.”

Romantic board games can alleviate boredom for couples

Thanks to the pandemic, there are less options to celebrate Valentine's Day. Instead of diving into your phone or cruising through Netflix while stuck at home, why not connect as a couple playing board or card games?

Game On: ‘Balan Wonderworld’ demo is all style and no substance

Call me a pessimist, but so far 2021 isn’t shaping up to be the best year for video games. I’m not surprised – the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 were released in November, and, in the past 15 years, it seems there are rarely killer apps immediately available.