The Case for Putting Down the Video Game Controller

The Case for Putting Down the Video Game Controller

During the past 15 or so months, video games have emerged as a sanctuary for many people. Amidst the Covid-19 lockdowns—and in the absence of mental and emotional outlets like hanging out indoors with friends—games got people through a lot of stressful times. But now,...
The WIRED Guide to Virtual Reality

The WIRED Guide to Virtual Reality

When actual VR took root in our minds as an all-encompassing simulacrum is a little fuzzier. As with most technological breakthroughs, the vision likely began with science fiction—specifically Stanley G. Weinbaum’s 1935 short story “Pygmalion’s Spectacles,” in which a...