Laura Hudson
Laura Hudson

Laura Hudson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon.

Future Tense
Aug. 22 2016 10:45 AMTo Boringly Go Where No Man Has Gone BeforeNo Man’s Sky is like real space exploration: dull, except when it’s sublime.
Gaming
Aug. 11 2016 10:00 AMYou Are Now a Guardian of LibertyUnnerving new surveillance games give players the chance to see something and say something.
Brow Beat
June 21 2016 2:43 PMWhy Ramsay Bolton’s Fate on Game of Thrones Was Actually Disappointing
Books
June 7 2016 11:08 AMThe Paper Girls and the Alien InvadersA new comics series from the creator of Y: The Last Man puts tween girls at the center of the story.
Brow Beat
March 31 2016 10:02 AMIs It Too Late to Save the Superhero Movie?
Gaming
Feb. 25 2016 9:21 AMPlaying With WordsThe remarkable Firewatch is part of a new generation of games taking cues from the text adventures of the 1980s.
Gaming
Feb. 23 2015 10:20 AMLife as a TargetThis War of Mine shifts the focus of war games from the shooters to the civilians caught in the crossfire.
Gaming
Dec. 31 2014 9:56 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 6: I’m no longer interested in worrying about whether other gamers think I’m sufficiently hardcore.
Gaming
Dec. 29 2014 7:00 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 2: The long road where achievements go to die, aka my favorite game of the year.
Future Tense
Aug. 16 2016 7:30 AMA Melancholy Journey Through the Lost American DreamKentucky Route Zero perfectly captures quiet economic desperation.
Brow Beat
July 12 2016 12:18 PMPokémon Go Is Pushing Gaming Into the Outside World—and All the Dangers in It
Gaming
June 16 2016 2:49 PMScare TacticsThe low-budget terror of game developer Kitty Horrorshow.
Gaming
May 2 2016 11:17 AM“It’s Not Real, It’s Not Real, It’s Not Real”Virtual reality and the dangers of 360-degree abuse.
Culturebox
March 8 2016 1:07 PMThe Internet’s Most WantedA kitschy, satisfying new series uses the tools of TV true crime to illustrate online abuse.
Books
July 7 2015 4:12 PMSerious Bill-Paying SkillageErnest Cline’s Armada is everything wrong with gaming culture wrapped up in one soon-to-be–best-selling novel.
Gaming
Jan. 5 2015 2:01 PMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 10: Defeating zombies by dancing? Crypt of the Necrodancer felt like the coolest game of 2014.
Culturebox
Dec. 30 2014 1:28 PMBreathe Easily, White AmericaNetwork TV’s most popular Friday-night series, CBS’s Blue Bloods, perfectly caters to your perspective on the police.
Brow Beat
July 30 2012 8:30 AMThe Climbing Scenes in The Dark Knight Rises Make No Sense