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The Best Articles in Gaming

A reading list of the best and most useful articles and videos in Gaming from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Gaming Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Gaming by Refind users in 2022.

  1. The Rise of the Internet’s Creative Middle Class
  2. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on making The Matrix Awakens with Epic Games
  3. The US Military Is Building Its Own Metaverse
  4. How Game Design Principles Can Enhance Democracy
  5. How to Win at Wordle (Without Cheating)

Videos

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Gaming—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Gaming.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Gaming, including:

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Polygon

A tour guide for the wilderness of modern entertainment. We find, share, and investigate the things you love and the people who make and enjoy them.

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TheGamer

Committed to bringing you breaking gaming news and fresh ways to see your favorite video games.

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Video Game History Foundation

Nonprofit dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching the history of video games. Directors: @frankcifaldi & @kelslewin Social media: @simoncarless.

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Rock Paper Shotgun

We write about PC games, and things to do with PC games, at http://rockpapershotgun.com.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Gaming, including:

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GamesIndustry

The world's leading games industry website. Got something to tell us? Email news@gamesindustry.biz

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a16z

we invest in software eating the world http://a16z.com/portfolio/ http://a16z.com/podcasts/

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PCWorld

PCWorld helps you navigate the consumer tech ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need. (We are not the UK retail store.)

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ArtReview_

The independent critical voice in contemporary art since 1949. Sign up to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cnjYH

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