‘Skyrim,’ ‘Gears of War 4’ & ‘Civilization VI’

‘Skyrim,’ ‘Gears of War 4’ & ‘Civilization VI’

Spending 300 hours of your life on “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” staying awake until 3 a.m. playing “Civilization VI” and reliving the release of the Xbox 360 through the Xbox One’s “Gears of War 4.”

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“Titanfall 2”

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Former Obama and Clinton speechwriter Jon Lovett: What I Play

Screenwriter and former political speechwriter Jon Lovett, who created the NBC sitcom “1600 Penn,” talks about whether Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama plays video games, why he loves “Portal” and “Portal 2,” and what HBO’s “Westworld” has to say about our interactive fantasies.

NEXT WEEK, WE HOPE:

“Gears of War 4”

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“Keepin’ It 1600,” a Ringer podcast with Jon Lovett

“Westworld” story editor Charles Yu, writing for the Slate “Gaming Club” in 2011

Chris talks about “Westworld” in Glixel

 

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’Thumper’ & ‘Westworld’

’Thumper’ & ‘Westworld’

The “rhythm violence” of “Thumper” is one of the best experiences for PlayStation VR. Does it hold up on a two-dimensional screen? Then, why HBO’s new series “Westworld” is the most video-gamey TV show ever made. And did Chris quit “Clash Royale”?

NEXT WEEK, WE HOPE:

Former Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton speechwriter Jon Lovett: What I Play

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Chris talks about “Westworld” in Glixel

“Who Would Actually Go to Westworld?”: Jason Concepcion on “Westworld” in The Ringer

 

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PlayStation VR

Impressions after a week with Sony’s new virtual-reality headset. (Correction: Apparently Oculus Connect is going on right now. Who knew?)

NEXT WEEK, WE HOPE:

“The Knife of Dunwall” (the “Dishonored” DLC), and maybe Jon Favreau’s Vive thing, “Gnomes and Goblins”

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Chris’s review of PlayStation VR in Glixel

 

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