The millennials are all right, and so are their sex games

The sneering condescension and pearl-clutching panic about young people's relationship to sex and technology willfully misses the fruits of an impressive creative movement.

This Grand Theft Auto V wildlife documentary is surprisingly good

Delve into the lives of the digital cougars, deer, rabbits, hawks, coyotes and cows of GTA V in this strangely realistic nature documentary. MORE

You are Bigfoot, so don't let anybody film you

Make sure the legendary sasquach never really appears on film in this sweet "reverse stealth" minigame. MORE

Equip all children with scissors, reject capitalism?

I can't survive the fist. I don't know if I've killed the children. Help me out with this one. MORE

Can working on violent video games mess you up?

Here are some pictures of tumors, colonoscopy and viscera for reference. Enjoy your next two years of work! MORE

Smash the city in this riotous 'slam-em-up'

Eff it up hardcore in this all-girl project from New York. MORE

A game-making app for everyone?

Game-making apps tend to evolve into intimidating tools aimed at pros. Beginners need something useful to non-coders—and Nintendo has the right idea.

China loves the lingo of games

In honor of games' growing influence on contemporary Chinese vernacular, here are 5 translated phrases to Second Kill your English vocab.

Piracy gave me a future

Poverty traps its victims in intellectual dead zones. I don't pirate games anymore, but when I needed it, it gave me access to the literature and artistic inspiration of my generation.

Mobile game of the week: Sage Solitaire

Computer Solitaire is among the most-played games in the world, so you wouldn't think there's much to refresh, but prolific designer Zach Gage has a brand new idea about a near-universal experience. MORE

Monday reflection: Do-it-yourselfing, monsters and sad subways

Last week on Offworld, we chatted about creation tools, jam games where you're a monster, and we wandered around a dreamy subway full of alien shapes. MORE

Solve Jimi Hendrix's murder in a game where everyone is Jimi Hendrix

You are Jimi Hendrix, a detective. Officer Jimi Hendrix has called you to the scene of the crime. The victim? Jimi Hendrix. MORE

The unique complications of playing VR games as a trans person

I've heard VR users often say that inhabiting other bodies and other spaces is uniquely liberating, but my colleague Laura Kate Dale sheds light on the fact that embodiment may be complicated for some. MORE

Play it now: Jack MacQwerty

Home row on the raaaaange! I made that up myself. Here's a fun typing game about Western shootouts! MORE

Sign, seal, and deliver mind-numbing form letters in this fun game

Papers, Please's Lucas Pope has us shuffling pen and paper again in the joyfully-bleak Unsolicited, a game about filling in and mailing form letters. MORE

Ride this surreal subway line to wonderful places

Subway Adventure is a game where you might find yourself saying, "wait, I think I need to transfer to the green line in order to get to the moon." MORE

Why Cities: Skylines has become the new darling of the city-building genre

Read a beautiful essay on city-building, and the appeal of the eminently-watchable Cities: Skylines. MORE

Become a pharmaceutical industry monster in this striking new simulation game

A new "tycoon"-style game offers a provocative look at the world of making people healthy for profit. MORE

Level cities with your strange squid song

Imagine that one day a giant squid materialized in the sky over a city, singing the song that will end the world. Imagine that you are that squid. MORE

You must hear this rapturous, pastoral and unique game score

Jessica Curry's unforgettable compositions for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture would have topped the UK classical charts this week—but were removed for being an OST (Harry Potter music still allowed, though?). Appreciate this vivid, atmospheric soundtrack anyway. MORE

Everyday Misanthrope, the game about making people miserable

Every interaction with another human being is just another opportunity to make the people around you feel more like you do: absolutely miserable. MORE

Battle your friends in a game inspired by 1980s space anime

The opening screen of Capsule Force feels ripped from the intro to an anime series: a series of stars pinging out a catchy melody in the sky like a series of shining bells. It's a retrofuturistic battle game that wears its love of 1980s space anime on its sleeve, inspired partly by the aesthetics of shows like Macross, Dirty Pair and Galaxy Express 999. MORE

Mobile game of the week: Pac-Man 256

The new Pac-Man is about running from a glitch wave through an endless map while shooting lasers at ghosts. MORE

Read a cool new book on our strange, deep relations with video games

The recently-released Death by Video Game is a a great read for serious fans of games, but also for people who don't really play them—it tackles all the fun questions about violence and obsession, and offers complicated answers. MORE

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