Luke Winkie

  1. best of 2023
    The Best Video Games of 2023The offbeat indies, consecrated remasters, and long-gestating sequels you need to play.
  2. one afternoon at vulture
    Falling Down the Five Nights at Freddy’s Rabbit HoleA deeply complex lore is waiting — if you can get past the jump scares.
  3. making games
    The Triple-A Game Studio With an Indie SpiritHow does Remedy Entertainment convince billion-dollar companies to make its esoteric games?
  4. vulture lists
    The 10 Best Apple Arcade GamesThe subscription service exclusive to Apple devices holds some indie treasures.
  5. vulture lists
    The 10 Best Steam Deck GamesCatch up on decades of gaming history.
  6. screen time
    The Decomposition of Rotten TomatoesThe most overrated metric in entertainment is erratic, reductive, and easily hacked — and yet has Hollywood in its grip.
  7. fall preview 2023
    10 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play This FallThere’s some extra life in the video-game industry, which continues to surprise us.
  8. hard mode
    How Much Should a Video Game Tell You?In titles such as Elden Ring, Outer Wilds, and Tears of the Kingdom, a lack of information is part of the … charm?
  9. vulture lists
    The 100 Hardest Video-Game Levels of All TimeDizzying shooters, agonizing puzzles, and water stages (ugh) that raise the question: Continue?
  10. living in a simulation
    Thank God for Our Virtual JobsVideo games like Power Wash Simulator are a balm for corporate malaise.
  11. best of 2022
    The Best Video Games of 2022In a year devoid of many major blockbusters, eccentric titles had their time to shine.
  12. back to basic
    We Tried Netflix With Ads and Didn’t Hate ItCommercial breaks during Roma? It could be right for you.
  13. vulture lists
    The 25 Best Games on Nintendo Switch OnlineThe service recently added N65 games to its library of SNES and NES classics.
  14. fall preview
    5 Games We Can’t Wait to Play This FallIncluding a hallowed remaster, a quasi-sequel, and the return of a certain god of war.
  15. vulture lists
    The 10 Best Mobile Games You Can Play With a Netflix SubscriptionNetflix Games is offering some real hidden gems.
  16. vulture lists
    The 20 Best Games on PlayStation’s Revamped Subscription ServiceThe new offering is finally a worthy competitor to Xbox Game Pass.
  17. video games
    ‘I Have to Make This Game — Otherwise I’ll Die’How Devolver Digital became the HBO of video games.
  18. video games
    Go Ahead, Play Elden RingIt will still kick your ass, but it doesn’t want to grind you into a pulp.
  19. vulture hacks
    10 Tips and Hacks to Get the Most Out of PeacockGo ahead, rewind that live TV.
  20. 🍆
    Exposing How TV Shows Source Their Dick Pics“If someone I was dating sent me a dick pic, I might just ask them if I could put it on TV.”
  21. best of 2021
    The Best Video Games of 2021With triple-A publishers regrouping and recalculating, a rush of indie studios took center stage.
  22. streamliner
    13 Hacks to Get the Most Out of RokuHow to make your smart TV a little more navigable.
  23. faq
    Everything We Know (and Don’t) About the 2021 IATSE StrikeEmployees could still reject the tentative deal with AMPTP.
  24. haunted pixels
    When Video Games Feel Haunted: Inside the Low-Res Horror BoomIndie designers are conjuring meta-scares with fuzzy pixelated graphics.
  25. encounter
    Streaming With Hasan Piker, the AOC of Twitch“I’m a political commentator with, like, stans.”
  26. life cycles
    The 5 Stages of a Meme ChallengeHow does something like the Milk Crate Challenge catch on in the first place? And when is it rendered officially, canonically cringe?
  27. fall preview 2021
    10 Video Games We’re Excited to Play This FallRemasters, comebacks, and the first new Halo game in six years.
  28. vulture recommends
    The Best Way to Watch Netflix’s He’s All That Is on YouTubeThe Addison Rae remake is deeply steeped in social media. So why would you want to experience it through the prism of old media?
  29. pretty sus
    Fortnite’s New Mode Sure Sounds Like an Among Us ImpostorThe Among Us creators agree.
  30. vulture lists
    The 30 Best Characters of Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show UniverseFor your health!
  31. #metoo
    Activision Blizzard Sued by California Over Toxic Workplace ConditionsThe reckoning at the gaming-industry giant has been a long time coming.
  32. console wars
    Steam’s New Handheld PC Could Be a Game ChangerBut we have some questions …
  33. extremely online
    The Gabbie Hanna and Escape the Night Drama, ExplainedWhat the hell is going on with Gabbie Hanna, Joey Graceffa, and Daniel Preda?
  34. dodge duck dip dive dodge
    The Summer’s Hottest Game Is … DodgeballKnockout City transforms the world’s foremost middle-school pastime into a legitimate blood sport.
  35. streamliner
    9 Hacks to Get the Most Out of HBO MaxA few tips that everyone should know before they decide to plunge back into Game of Thrones.
  36. streamliner
    10 Hacks to Get the Most Out of HuluWatch parties, customized subtitles, subscription pauses, and more.
  37. summer 2021
    10 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play This SummerThe weirdest release calendar in recent memory makes room for exciting indies.
  38. video games
    Hogwarts Legacy Can’t Escape J.K. RowlingAdding a trans-inclusive character creator doesn’t make up for the author’s transphobia.
  39. tea-mz
    One Viral Moment: 9 Drama Commentary YouTubers on Their Breakout VideosOnline fame often doesn’t occur until, very suddenly, it does.
  40. vulture lists
    The 25 Best Games on Xbox Game PassThe Xbox Series X is lacking in launch titles, but Game Pass fills the void.
  41. video games
    What the Heck Is Going On With Cyberpunk 2077?How a presumptive Game of the Year botched its launch.
  42. the highlight
    “Call a senior” programs are sparking unexpected friendships during quarantineOlder people at risk of social isolation during the pandemic are finding new connections through their phones.
  43. improv
    The 49 Original Whose Line Is It Anyway? Games, RankedFrom “Hoedown” to “Three-Headed Broadway Star” and everything in between.
  44. stand-up
    21 of the Funniest and Most Unforgettable Mitch Hedberg JokesThe guy was a master.
  45. breaking
    14 of the Greatest Breaks in Comedy HistoryAs much as you might want to disrespect comedians breaking character, you can’t dispute its effectiveness.
  46. please retweet
    In Twitter Comedy Videos, Endings Are OverratedThe playful, messy spirit of Vine endures.