Mourning Technoblade: Fans Grieve a Minecraft Star They Never Met

The expert gamer built a following of millions of mostly young players on YouTube, without revealing his name or face.

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Mixing Minecraft and Watches

Lydia Winters, the game’s chief storyteller, now spends her leisure time photographing her 18-piece collection.

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Is Slang as Swell as It Used to Be? Yas!

But these days it’s easier to preserve it on the record.

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What if Work Were a Video Game?

Xbox head Phil Spencer discusses how the gaming industry is already peeking into the metaverse with avatars, virtual worlds and online economies.

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‘Hey, You Free on Friday for a Meeting and a Bank Heist?’

Eager for an alternative to Zoom, executives are getting together in video games, to bond, brainstorm or rampage.

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Music, Theater and More to Experience at Home This Weekend

Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound. (And some things for children to create.)

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