There are songs about death. There are movies about death, books about death, games about death. And yet, the $20 billion industry surrounding how we handle our dead is often invisible. It’s an industry that exists deep in funeral home basements or cramped offices, one that people only talk about reluctantly and in…
Hospice is a moving autobiographical game about losing someone you love.
“Death positive” was a term I’d never heard before I saw the trailer for upcoming indie game A Mortician’s Tale. It describes the movement to embrace and understand death instead of fearing and hiding from it. For morticians, the philosophy isn’t exactly voluntary.
In Nier: Automata you play as 2B, an unstoppable android killing machine tasked with ridding the world of alien robot invaders. When she dies, she transfers to a new body and keeps fighting, but don’t count her old body out yet.
Killerduda11 probably thought they were safe after fleeing down into the ravine. Little did he know he was fighting a medieval Batman carrying a giant broad sword.
Thomas Barber Coberly died, without warning, on May 1st, 2016, at exactly 7:04 in the morning. A heart attack, or maybe an aneurysm. It really doesn’t matter, at this point. The ambulance came promptly, but he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
People do all kinds of absurd stuff while driving, including but not limited to: eating, texting, reading books and apparently even playing the guitar. Ever since Pokémon Go came out, people have also been trying to catch Pidgeys and Zubats while driving, because you can never have enough Pidgeys and Zubats.
I am an intermediate player; it takes practice and time for me to complete a single player campaign, and inevitably, I die a lot during that journey. And out of all the video games death scenes I’ve witnessed, The Last of Us’s are still in a disturbing class of their own.
Limbo isn’t a straightforward adventure. It’s confusing. But it’s a good kind of confusing that inspires people to band together and try to solve its mysteries.
God damnit. There is nothing relaxing or meditative about N++. Most of the time, I’m uttering inappropriate words under my breath, clenching my fists, sweating profusely, and hoping I don’t mess up the next jump. And when I do, there’s a good chance I’m going to scream.
No matter who you kill in Westerado, the story keeps going. Even if you kill a main character.
Dark Souls fans looking for a new challenge will be very happy with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin.
On December 2014, Michael Hamelin, a hacker and physicist, died in an unfortunate car crash. He is survived by his wife, a scientist named Beth Hamelin—who not only has to deal with the grief that comes with a loved one passing on, but also has to manage the intense security measures that Hamelin left behind.
As someone who's not-so-quietly championed The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for years, I'm happy the game's been given new life on 3DS. Finally, everyone gets it!
It used to be that a player's 'extra lives' were an immediate, ever-present concern. It's a staple from the arcade era; there had to be a "Game Over" so that someone else could play, and also so people could keep sticking quarters into the machines. And so, when video games made their way over to the home consoles,…
Everyone deals with death in different ways. For one man, the best way to navigate a son's death was to try to dive into his son's interests.
Don't play video games for three days straight or you could die. That's what happened to a 32-year-old Taiwanese man, found slumped in his chair dead following a three day gaming bender at an internet cafe in Kaohsiung city, as reported by Yahoo News. This is the second such death in Taiwan this year, and it's only…
Seven and a half years ago, one of the most acclaimed pro wrestlers of all time, Chris Benoit, murdered his wife and his seven-year-old son. He then killed himself. Today, some gamers want to play as Chris Benoit in a wrestling video game and keep trying to make that happen. The company behind the game doesn't…
A few days before my dad died in August, I got the call I'd been dreading from my mother. She told me it was time to come home for my dad's last days. I live in California, and they live in Alabama. I packed up my PS4, super slim PS3 and PS Vita—alas, my desktop PC was too big—and made the journey.
Why try so hard to get a date with the Death of Sims, when you can have the real thing? Our 'shop-savvy readers envisioned countless last-date scenarios with the Grim Reaper in last week's contest. The results are in: Death wins. Death always wins.