‘Doom Eternal’ Is a Dizzying Catastrophe

‘Doom Eternal’ Is a Dizzying Catastrophe

Demonic blood, brutality, and speed. When Doom rebooted itself in 2016, resurrecting one of gaming’s oldest franchises into the modern era, it built a new, airtight formula for itself. It was a set of ideas that emphasized speed and intimacy in combat, rewarding you for your daring with more health, more ammunition, and more excitement.…

The Hushed Spectacle of Soccer Matches In Empty Stadiums

The Hushed Spectacle of Soccer Matches In Empty Stadiums

Professional sports around the world ground to a halt last week as the coronavirus pandemic prompted one country after another to ban large public gatherings. Many sports leagues didn’t wait for official guidance, preemptively suspending or postponing seasons—in some cases after players or coaches tested positive for the virus.But before pulling the plug, some soccer…

The Best Videogames To Play When You’re Stuck Inside

The Best Videogames To Play When You’re Stuck Inside

Scientists, doctors, and public health experts are urging, begging, everyone to practice “social distancing”—deliberately creating space from other human bodies. No bars, no gyms, no restaurants, no concerts, no parties. It’s an effective way of slowing the spread of Covid-19, but things can also get lonely fast.Enter: online gaming. For people allergic to phone calls,…

Is a Luxury Smartwatch Worth the Money?

Is a Luxury Smartwatch Worth the Money?

I have a modest watch collection that includes about eight analog watches. I haven’t spent more than $300 on any of them. Three hundred dollars is already a lot of money, but for the past week, I’ve been wearing a smartwatch that costs $1,750: the Tag Heuer Connected. It has pushed me into a state…