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Matt Picht


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?

From dropping quarters into arcades to strapping on a virtual reality headset, the way we play video games is always changing. → Read More

Next Level: Can Modders Save Games By Breaking Them?

There's a long-standing tradition of amateur game developers tinkering with the content of finished games. → Read More

Next Level: Are We On The Brink Of Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age?

Video games and movies have many things in common, but efforts to adapt franchises from one medium to another have historically been met with failure. → Read More

NFT Art Auctions Have A Piracy Problem

Artists are seeing their work sold by strangers on NFT sites without their consent — and there's no easy way to stop it from happening. → Read More

How A Violent Mob Breached The Capitol

Analysis of dozens of videos taken at the storming of the U.S. Capitol building shows how the mob gained access and how far they made it inside. → Read More

Political Outreach Enters The World Of 'Animal Crossing'

With the pandemic making traditional campaigning more risky, some 2020 campaigns are reaching out to voters through gaming. → Read More

Why Video Games Are Looking More Like Movies

Big-budget gaming franchises like "The Last Of Us" showcase the connections between cinema and video games. → Read More

AI Tech Changes How We See The World In 'Microsoft Flight Simulator'

The virtual world of Microsoft Flight Simulator is so realistic, it’s attracting the attention of real-world open-source journalists and researchers. → Read More

Rethinking How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Handles Race

Amid widespread protests in the U.S. over racial injustice, popular tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons is grappling with its own problems on race. → Read More

How 'Animal Crossing' Became A Quarantine Cultural Phenomenon

"Animal Crossing: New Horizons" has become something of a cultural touchstone during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'Project Airbridge': How FEMA Is Tackling Medical Supply Shortages

The U.S. is airlifting shipments of crucial medical gear to backstop hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Medical Supplies From China Are Still Facing U.S. Tariffs

During the trade war with China, the U.S. slapped tariffs on around $4.4 billion worth of medical equipment. → Read More

Trump, White House Roll Out Plan To Slow The Coronavirus Spread

The Trump administration is recommending Americans steer clear of restaurants, bars, and other gathering places for the next 15 days. → Read More

Coronavirus Prompts U.S. Tariffs Relief For Masks, Gloves From China

The coronavirus pandemic is causing the U.S. to rethink its tariffs on medical supplies coming from China. → Read More

Coronavirus Outbreak Has Paused A Lot Of Small Businesses

The coronavirus outbreak in China has caused major disruption for small companies that depend on Chinese manufacturing. → Read More

The U.S. And China Are Racing To Roll Out 5G Tech

The race to implement 5G technology is shaping up to be the next big battleground between the U.S. and China. → Read More

China's Coronavirus Battle Is Disrupting The Global Auto Industry

China's struggle to contain the coronavirus has had consequences for the global automotive industry. → Read More

U.S. Wine Companies Fear 'Catastrophic' Impact Of New Tariffs

The U.S. trade feud with the European Union could have some dire consequences for the wine industry. → Read More

Coronavirus Outbreak Casts More Doubt On U.S.-China Trade Deal

A deadly viral outbreak could make it even harder for China to meet its obligations in the U.S.-China "phase one" trade deal. → Read More

President Trump Promised New, Better Trade Deals. Has He Delivered?

President Trump has made good on his pledges to rework America's trade agreements — but it's not clear how successful his new policies have been. → Read More