Video Game Club 2014Entry 5: E-sports vs. e-arts, and why I’ve never even played League of Legends.
The Gaming ClubWhy I loved a bizarre Japanese game called El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.
A Fistful of ControllerRockstar's fantastic new Western Red Dead Redemption is even better than Grand Theft Auto.
In BloomFlower is the only video game I've played that made me feel relaxed, peaceful, and happy.
Video Game Club 2014Entry 9: One of my favorite video games of 2014 doesn’t even have any video—you don’t even need a screen.
Video Game Club 2014Entry 1: The best video game of the year? A heartbreaking downloadable bonus chapter for a zombie shooter.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the First-Person ShooterPortal 2, the rare video game that will make you laugh out loud.
BioShock 2The rare video-game sequel that builds on the original (and not just by adding better guns).
This War Is HellCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made me feel terrible about myself, and I loved it.
The Slow Video Game MovementThe Path asks gamers to stop shooting and start soaking in their surroundings.
The GOP Establishment Will Not Find Salvation in South Carolina The only candidate who can beat Donald Trump is Ted Cruz, and vice versa.
The Supreme Court Can’t Save Coal The justices dealt a blow to Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Dirty energy sources are still doomed.
“Formation” Exploits New Orleans’ Trauma Beyoncé’s blockbuster video isn’t advocacy. It’s appropriation.
Hang Up And Listen
The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.