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Can You Dig It?

The four kinds of players - symbolized by the suits in a deck of cards - can be found in just about any videogame, even one as straightforward as Minecraft.

Can You Dig It?

As Lego sets become more sophisticated and specific, Minecraft is stepping in to fill the need for sheer, unbridled block-building creativity.

Can You Dig It?

When it's done, the recreation of Oblivion's Imperial City in Minecraft will consume more than a million blocks and countless hours of construction - and be a temptation that griefers will find nearly impossible to resist.

Editor's Choice

Videogame designers should embrace the opportunity to give us new worlds, rather than relying on watered-down Tolkien and Lovecraft.

Editor's Choice

From the super-stylized Land of the Dead in LucasArts' classic Grim Fandango comes a game about life.

Editor's Choice

Where better to play games than in your own back yard, on the White House lawn, or in the Sea of Tranquility? The Escapist considers what sort of games could be used to terraform Google Earth.

Editor's Choice

Pokemon pulls a cruel trick on its fans by encouraging them to "Catch 'em all!", but makes it nearly impossible for them to actually do it.

Best of

Nobody likes to be told what to do, especially while playing a videogame. But Brendan Main argues that is precisely why Navi from Ocarina of Time is the best sidekick ever.

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Playing multiplayer shooters can be like wading through a morass of childish teabaggers. Chuck Wendig reminds us that, even though bad sportsmanship exists, a light can still shine through in the darkness.

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Myths and misconceptions swirl around the videogame industry in a cloud of misinformation. C. J. Davies breaks through that mist and shines light on a few common videogame myths.

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Jonathan "WingspanTT" Tran earned the envy of many Team Fortress 2 players when he lucked into one of the game's rare Golden Wrenches, but he realized the best thing he could possibly do was destroy it.

Learning From Failure

Super Meat Boy may not teach us heady life lessons, but it does edify a core value: Victory is hard-fought.

Learning From Failure

The epic story of Shenmue begins in the endless winding backstreets of Yokosuka and ends on a road to nowhere.

Learning From Failure

It was supposed to be a simple little indie game, but Phenomenon 32 grew and grew until it collapsed in on itself, nearly taking its creator with it.

Learning From Failure

The space-themed MMO Allegiance was ambitious, innovative, beautiful, well-designed, and utterly doomed to failure.