Shannon Liao is the Deputy Gaming Editor at Inverse.
She previously ran her own gaming newsletter, Updater, and was a staff writer at The Washington Post, breaking industry scoops around business and tech, and contributing the occasional article to other sections. She has also been a tech and culture reporter at CNN and The Verge, and has moderated panels across the country at events like SXSW, Adweek, GDC, the Game Devs of Color Expo, and more.
A native New Yorker, Liao is a regular contributor to The New York Times' video game section and has appeared on cable networks including CNN, CNBC, Cheddar, CGTN, and Al Jazeera.
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Thespians should delight.
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Inverse spoke to multiple Microsoft employees who attended a virtual town hall with Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer and Xbox President Sarah Bond last week.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Review: I Wish These Little Guys Would Wise Up
“Let’s go, little guys!”
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Now the video game backlog is sitting there, gleaming with potential.
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Disney wants to meet Gen Alpha in video games.
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Let’sa-go, little guys!
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Tekken 8 is the latest fighting game to punch and kick its way onto consoles and PC.
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“There are no limits as to what a game can address. If it feels emotionally powerful, we’re gonna go there.”
'Baldur’s Gate 3' Is the Best Game of the Year
And it could change the industry forever.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to Step Down
End of an era.
The 10 Best Video Games of 2023, Ranked
One for the history books.
Geeking Out: Gaten Matarazzo
The Stranger Things actor sits down to chat about Nintendo.
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Neowiz studio head Jason Park talks about making Soulslike games (slightly) easier, his plans for a Lies of P sequel, and more.
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The job market may suck, but at least we can laugh about robots.
The Queen of Twitch Speaks Out
Pokimane on social media burnout, the struggles of being a female influencer, and cookies.
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An awkward way to game.
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