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Shaggy paved the hazy way for every slasher stoner

Scooby-Doo’s resident slacker ran so the Friday the 13th franchise could run faster

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Risk Legacy changed board games forever, now Hasbro is making its spiritual successor

Announcing Risk Shadow Forces

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Why Disney buried Runaway Brain, the monstrous Mickey short

The 1995 film was supposed to reinvigorate the Mouse, but now it’s kept under lock and key

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How Y: The Last Man’s creative team has subverted familiar trans stories

Actor Elliot Fletcher and showrunner Eliza Clark explain the ways the show’s second ‘last man’ breaks the mold

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One of tabletop gaming’s most prestigious awards has gone missing

A celebration of the ugly yellow hunk of plastic that was the Diana Jones Award

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Find dozens of Easter eggs in this Katamari artwork

A giant piece of art showcases multiple games from Keita Takahashi’s career

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The jeweler who forged the One Ring never got to see it

The late artist Jens Hansen, remembered by his children and LOTR crew

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Video game culture owes a lot to hidden object games

The history and evolution of the genre

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Three decades of Wario all started with a name

We look back at how Wario came about and evolved over the years

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Venom is a good couples therapist, according to Andy Serkis

There is no relationship like the one between a man and his symbiote

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The race to save Kirk and Spock’s fanfiction legacy

Inside Archive of Our Own’s latest rescue mission

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‘I wish there was a plan’: The oral history of DC Comics’ infamous New 52 reboot

What happened when DC Comics rebooted the universe

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How to decide if Apple’s chaotic drama The Morning Show is for you

Your guide to the latest messy show that lives for drama

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‘We’re going to hide it’: How Lilo & Stitch succeeded by staying off Disney’s radar

‘[Michael Eisner] couldn’t find an easy way to encapsulate the film in his head. But he really liked it.’

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Our most anticipated games coming this fall

We round up what we’ll all be playing over the rest of 2021

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Destiny 2: The Witch Queen’s Hive Guardians are like fighting a mirror, Bungie says

Hive Guardians are powerful new enemies in Destiny 2, and they’ll take some new strategies to kill

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Titans’ weird take on Bruce Wayne is season 3’s biggest swing

Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen has a particular, unusual take on Batman’s alter ego

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The Good Fight is the Star Trek of legal dramas

Big ideas, reckless abandon, and the perfect crew

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The end of the Evangelion experiment

Grappling with the arc of Shinji Ikari, and creator Hideaki Anno’s Rebuild journey

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A battle to preserve Hideaki Anno’s DAICON III ends with news of Gainax’s re-release plans

Saving a legendary anime short has been a journey

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Sony spent five years building a new PlayStation VR studio, then abruptly shut it down

Sony Manchester’s CSAR: Combat, Search, and Rescue was to be a VR helicopter action game harking back to the old days, but it never ended up materializing

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Eve Online’s yearlong war ends with an epic retreat

The Imperium still stands, and man are they pissed

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch was too much like The Clone Wars to be truly great

Got big hopes for next year’s batch, though

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The bizarre Minecraft meme Penis SMP has spawned a world of its own

Dream SMP is an epic tale that inspired an equally epic fan response

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The Great Ace Attorney’s voice actors share a lot with their characters

"To be able to understand [Susato] ... it is very helpful that I fully understand Japanese language and culture"

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How do you playtest a board game for 5-year-olds?

Inside the creative process at HABA, the German tabletop giant

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The world’s biggest tournament for the world’s longest board game

Space Cats Peace Turtle’s annual Twilight Imperium tournament ends next week

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Discotek’s quest to rescue classic anime

We talk with a publisher trying to elevate the art form of releasing anime on discs

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Descent: Legends of the Dark is the biggest, most ambitious board game of the year

Fantasy Flight Games comes out swinging with its answer to Gloomhaven

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It took me two years and 300 hours to beat Sekiro

I got gud

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The Marvel and DC games you never played, but should have

We round up the unsung heroes of superhero games’ awkward teenage years

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The story of Tuvix, the endlessly debatable Star Trek meme king

How an ethical debate and endless memes keep Star Trek’s most infamous one-shot character in the conversation