Critical Intel
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When someone dies suddenly there are a lot of jobs left to do. One of mine was organizing my dad's Vietnam papers. It was by turns painful and fascinating, a chance to learn new things about my father and a reminder of all the things I'd never know.

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The zombie genre has become a zombie itself: shambling, decaying, wandering on autopilot. Yet we still keep making and enjoying zombie stories-so what's the solution? We change the formula. Galvanize the sucker. Shoot twenty thousand volts into that old corpse.

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Reversing the console ban is only a small chip in the high-stakes economic game the People's Republic is playing with the Shanghai FTZ-and the console ban has gone on so long that it's possible the Chinese market has turned away from consoles altogether.

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It's both sad and inevitable, a reminder that as our industry grows more mature it will have to start dealing with its luminaries growing older and eventually leaving, and that creates challenges our medium has never had to face before.

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You'd think that the GTA series throws morality and ethics out the window entirely, but you'd be wrong.

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Whatever happens over the next few weeks will not only change the lives of countless people in the Middle East, but will also shape the development of Rawlings's game - because Endgame: Syria may be world's first game to evolve along with a real-world conflict.

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Buzz-napping. Cutting purses. Bung diving. Whatever you call it, pickpocketing has slipped unnoticed into the game designer's bag of go-to mechanics.

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This was a tragedy, from start to finish, but the association with GTA was a product of the media - not of reality. Here's what happened.

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A document recovered from the presidential library of The Boss lets us know exactly what went on in the completely verified presidency of the America's Greatest Hero (tm).

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Bugs that control your brain? More plausible than you think.

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Here's why every game arcade cabinet in the 1990s had an FBI seal on the screen.

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Shopping for videogames in Hong Kong turns out to be interesting for the newly arrived Rob.

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Straddling the line between reality and legend builds an interesting game with a surprising fidelity to American history.

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Digital downloads are the future, but maybe not for the reason you think.

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Nukes and fear in the Pacific Rim.