‘Metroid : Samus Returns’ Isn’t an Action Game—Just Like the ‘Alien’ Movies, It’s a Feminist Horror Tale

When Metroid first hit shelves in 1987, the Nintendo game about an alien-killing bounty hunter felt like nothing else. Set on an eerie, alien world, it eschewed the poppy optimism of most ‘80s games for a claustrophobic odyssey set to spare, menacing tones.

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Play It Forward: Our 19 Most Anticipated Videogames of 2017

Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is finally, mercifully in the books, let’s look ahead the next 365 days of videogames—many of which we’re actually excited about.

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It’s the End of E3 as We Know It

What’s happening to E3? Oh, don’t worry—it’s just dying! It’s a few months until this year’s E3 Expo, the game industry’s annual gala trade show in Los Angeles, and several major exhibitors have said thanks, no, we won’t be there.

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Apple TV’s Plan to Succeed Where Other Tiny Consoles Didn’t

It’s official: Apple will be in the home videogame space, starting next month. But can Apple TV make an impact where other microconsoles have failed?

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No, Wii U’s Problem Was Never Its Dumb Name

Nintendo gave its Wii console a very strange name in 2006, and then one-upped itself by calling its current gaming platform the Wii U. When Wii U promptly failed to make a splash in the marketplace, many industry watchers immediately found their culprit: What killed Wii U must have been the name.

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