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Read an excerpt from the book that inspired Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie

How a pending lawsuit changed the original Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set

The exact moment kung fu blew up in America

Eve Online historian recounts how players made a chaotic space opera all their own

A chapter from Auroboros, Warcraft co-creator Chris Metzen’s new D&D setting

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A look inside BioShock Infinite’s troubled development

A new book excerpt investigates what went on behind the scenes of Irrational’s sequel

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X-COM got its name, in part, because ‘XCON’ sounded like ‘ex-convict’

A new book excerpt tells the story of how the X-COM series got its start

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James Sunderland isn’t Silent Hill 2’s antihero; he’s the villain

A new book excerpt digs into Sunderland’s motivations

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was never supposed to exist

A new book excerpt looks back at the origins of one of Nintendo’s strangest Zelda games

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Resident Evil 3 was a spinoff until Capcom changed its mind at the last minute

Look back at the making of Capcom’s 1999 hit

The indie explosion that’s been going on for 30 years (give or take)

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DJ Jazzy Jeff and George Clinton recall becoming NBA Jam hidden characters

A new book dives into the story behind the classic arcade game

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Nearly 30 years ago, Mortal Kombat’s blood forever changed the video game industry

A new book looks at the challenges involved in making home console ports of arcade games

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Breaking down Snake’s motivations in Metal Gear Solid

A new book excerpt digs into the history behind the original PlayStation blockbuster

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How Bungie, bright colors, and four-player co-op shaped Gears of War 3

A new book excerpt tells the story of Epic’s trilogy finale

The long, hard road of creating Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic