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These orchestral video game album covers may be the greatest achievement in visual arts

Drake’s More Life shatters streaming records with 89.9 million streams on Apple Music in 24 hours

Drake’s More Life has already broken two Spotify records

The best part of Iron Fist is the character exhausted with Iron Fist

Is Drake's new ‘playlist’ an evolution of music or just flashy marketing?

More like more words

Xbox Live will soon allow custom profile pics

A surreal film explores loneliness through YouTube culture

BBC America is bringing Top Gear to the US again

The Walking Dead still hasn’t solved its identity crisis

AccuWeather’s VR app is like dystopian design fiction

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a thrilling sci-fi drama stuck to a boring game

YouTube apologizes for hiding LGBTQ users’ videos in its Restricted Mode

Standby is a brilliant buddy cop drama told in under five minutes

Amazon’s pilot for Oasis raises more questions than it answers

The Belko Experiment edges up to horror-satire, but settles for splatter

The cannibal movie Raw is an incredible coming-of-age film, and if you say you fainted you’re lying

The wonderfully spooky adventure game Oxenfree is now on iPhone

Drake’s latest project, More Life, is now streaming everywhere

The “playlist” is finally here

TypeShift is a slick and beautiful new word game for iPhone

How escape rooms became the future of advertising

Five VR game genres to watch this year

Good Deals: discounts on Dell XPS 15, iPad Pro, and more

Super Mario Run is coming to Android on March 23rd

A Venom movie could work if Spider-Man is the villain

The best Nintendo Switch stand yet is an expensive iPhone dock

The Beauty and the Beast remake is a long series of wasted opportunities

Breath of the Wild: a list of petty grievances

One Video: Rush by Starrah

The Expanse’s latest arc covers a refugee crisis with painful, real-world connections

Chance the Rapper says Apple Music paid him $500,000 to exclusively release Coloring Book

Indie games get a permanent home on the App Store

A place for smaller devs to shine

This space heater for fingers probably won’t burn your hands off

Netflix is testing a button for skipping the opening credits

Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition

Footage of the new 3D Sonic game looks awfully familiar

Why Breath of the Wild is the future of blockbuster games

Five reasons to give the new Top Gear a chance

BBC Dad meme knockoffs can’t improve what’s already a perfect storm of comedy

In 2010, The Social Network was searing — now it looks quaint