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Making games more accessible is the next technological leap. Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X bring us closer but don’t ignore how Nintendo’s Switch and Microsoft’s Game Pass are changing how we play.

Gucci, MCM and Louis Vuitton are some of the fashion brands that have stepped into the video game world with collaborations for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” “League of Legends” and more.

‘How do you discuss this when Jenny is white?’ Ayo Edebiri says of her character’s Blackness. ‘What do you do about it?’ Season 4 is the answer.

With ‘Rival Peak,’ Facebook is launching a television experiment that’s betting on video games as appointment viewing with Tamagotchi-style loyalty.

‘The Other History of the DC Universe’ by Oscar winner John Ridley features superheroes of color, including Black Lightning. He’s also at work on a new comic series starring a Black Batman.

Why Katee Sackhoff cried as she brought Bo-Katan Kryze to life on ‘The Mandalorian,’ plus her backstory questions and how she practiced that key line.

Black Friday shoppers line up in stores and bombard retailers’ websites to snag a Sony Playstation 5 or an Xbox Series X by rival Microsoft Corp.

It’s rare to have so many family games released at once. “Bugsnax,” “Sackboy,” even a repackaged “Super Mario Bros.” leave the storytelling to the player, providing a space for us to ask, “I wonder if I can do this?”

First the streaming wars. Then COVID-19. It’s been a rocky time for TV, but executives and creatives alike say adult animation is enjoying a ‘renaissance.’




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