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Carli Velocci
Carli Velocci
Contributor, Games

Carli is a technology, culture, and games editor and journalist. They were the Gaming Lead and Copy Chief at Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. Before that, they wrote for multiple publications, including Paste Magazine, Vice, Polygon, the Verge, and more. Her name might remind you of a dinosaur.

Pedro Pascal with his finger to his mouth telling someone to be quiet in a scene from The Last of Us on HBO Max.

Even HBO’s The Last of Us can’t fully master the video game adaptation

HBO's The Last of Us sets a new gold standard for video game adaptations, but some of the game's power is still lost in translation.
A character stands below a ship in Starfield.

This console generation isn’t about games or hardware. It’s about services

While gaming console cycles have always been defined by hardware bumps and exclusives, this current generation shows us the power of services.
Venom affects a Marvel Snap playng field.

Marvel Snap’s simplicity is its ultimate superpower

Marvel Snap is a mobile sensation, and that's thanks to its elegant design that's perfect for casual superhero fans and hardcore deck-building buffs.
Pyramid Head walking in the rain.

Konami’s big Silent Hill plans show how video game franchises are changing

Konami is taking an aggressive approach to revive the Silent Hill series. It's part of a larger trend across the video game industry.
Meta Quest Pro enables 3D modeling in mixed reality.

Don’t buy the Meta Quest Pro for gaming. It’s a metaverse headset first

Meta has made it clear that the Quest Pro isn't a device that casual video game fans need to pick up.
Google Stadia controller.

Google Stadia’s dedicated community faces heartbreak amid service closure

For Google Stadia's most dedicated users, the cloud service's closure is a heartbreaking loss for a small community.
Jackie from Cyberpunk 2077 with a gun pointed at his head.

Cyberpunk 2077’s Steam success is great, but we can’t rewrite its history

While Cyberpunk 2077 has made a big comeback, its success shouldn't be viewed as a redemption arc.