An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and 'Sonic Mania' lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
Mike Diver

Exploring the Strange World of ‘Shenmue’ Fandom

The <i>Shenmue</i> community is one of the greatest in gaming, trading comedy memes, supporting their favourite series anyway they can, and writing rock opera records. Obviously.
Wil Jones

I’ll Never Love a Console Like I Loved the SEGA Dreamcast

SEGA's swansong console was ahead of its time, but its amazing games were eclipsed by the super hyped PlayStation 2.
Ewen Hosie

Why I Wish David Bowie Had Been More Involved with Video Games

Would David Bowie have put his own distinctive stamp on the gaming world the way he did with music and film if he had just gotten into the medium?
Mike Diver
VICE vs Video games

A Guide to the Worst Video Game Controllers Ever Made

From the Atari Jaguar pad to the giant monstrosity that was the original Xbox controller.
Mike Diver
The VICE Guide to Right Now

British Gamers Are Buying SEGA’s Long-Dead Dreamcast Again

It's because of "Shenmue 3," mainly. But also, probably, because they were rad.
Mike Diver
VICE vs Video games

Hold the ‘Shenmue 3’ Hype, Weren’t the Earlier Games Kinda Bad?

The reveal of &#34;Shenmue 3&#34; turned men into runny-eyed babies—but don&#39;t they remember how bad these games could be?
Mike Diver
VICE vs Video games

What Today's Video Games Could Learn from ‘Jet Set Radio’

The 15-year-old Dreamcast game wasn't perfect, but it used music and youth culture as inspirations in ways that few titles since have attempted.
Julie Muncy
VICE vs Video games

‘Jedi Power Battles’ Is the Game That Made Me Somebody’s Best Friend

It's not the greatest game ever made, but this <i>Star Wars</i> spin-off forged a forever friendship.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Video Games Killed the Radio Star

Having a Job in a Video Game Is Just as Dull as It Is in Real Life

When play feels like work, something's gone wrong.
Mike Diver