The ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie

Is the first “Assassin’s Creed” movie better than the first “Assassin’s Creed” video game? Plus, what JJ is playing in VR with Oculus Touch.

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Our 2017 Game of the Year Podcast Spectacular

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Chris’s Glixel interview with Respawn’s Vince Zampella

 

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More ‘Super Mario Run,’ ‘I Expect You To Die’ & Oculus Touch

What happens when a podcast rant about Nintendo turns into a New York Times op-ed. Plus, comparing PlayStation Move and Oculus Touch while playing “I Expect You to Die,” Schell Games’ VR spy puzzler.

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The “Assassin’s Creed” movie

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Chris’s New York Times op-ed on “Super Mario Run”

 

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‘Super Mario Run’ & ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Is Mario’s first iPhone game–and JJ’s first Mario game (!!!)–brilliant, despicable, or both? Plus, our apparently annual review of a new “Star Wars” movie.

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Oculus Touch and “I Expect You To Die”

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“Why I Hacked ‘Donkey Kong’ For My Daughter” by Mike Mika

Anita Sarkeesian’s “Damsels in Distress” video, Part One of “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games”

Chris’s Slate essay on whether the golden age of “Star Wars” video games is gone forever

 

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‘The Last Guardian’

“Confounding and transcendent” or infuriating?

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“Super Mario Run”

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The Ringer’s “Last Guardian” review

Chris talks “The Last Guardian” on The Ringer’s “Achievement Oriented” podcast

Chris’s essay on dogwalking and video games in The New York Times

 

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