The 25 Most-Read Longreads of 2019

The internet has a dirty little secret that’s hiding in plain sight: People love to read. Looking back on 2019, that trend is only growing. The majority of the most-read WIRED stories this year were ambitious longreads.They ranged across a wide array of topics—from inside accounts of tech companies in crisis to twisty crime tales…

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The Decade’s 10 Most Influential Videogames

The 2010s were a turbulent time for videogames. Bolstered by a rapidly expanding ecosystem of online distribution marketplaces, independent games ballooned, touching every part of the industry and reshaping the entire landscape. As that happened, big-budget gaming became even bigger, costing more and simultaneously generating higher revenues. In that environment, change moved fast and freely.…

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