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Dina, the love interest in The Last of Us Part II — is a rare bird in gaming: A relatable Jewish character. Sony Entertainment/Naughty Dog hide caption

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In Dungeons & Dragons, races like orcs and the dark-skinned underground elves known as drow will no longer be inherently evil. Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast hide caption

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'Dungeons & Dragons' Tries To Banish Racist Stereotypes

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As you trek through the wilderness of Death Stranding, you'll gradually discover you're not as alone as you think. Sony Interactive Entertainment/Kojima Productions hide caption

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In Valorant, you mostly won't be jumping into direct confrontations — instead, you'll creep around corners to try landing a sneaky shot. Courtesy of Riot Games hide caption

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Familiar enemies return in Half-Life: Alyx. Valve hide caption

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'Half-Life: Alyx' And The Promise of Virtual Reality

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You can't play games like Lost Cities and Mystic Vale with your friends in person right now, but you can still play them online. Petra Mayer/NPR hide caption

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