Patrick Klepek

​Patrick Klepek is the Senior Reporter at VICE Gaming, and he's been covering video games for more than 10 years. He secretly wishes he was writing about horror movies every day.​

Games Features

'Avengers' Shows How Subtitles Are More Complicated Than Just Text

A transcript doesn't communicate tone of voice, from what direction someone is speaking, or other sound cues being used by the developers. This is changing.
Patrick Klepek
3 days ago
Games Features

Breaking Down the 'Demon's Souls' Remake With a Bonafide Souls Expert

What we can learn from the little that we've seen of this remaking of a modern classic.
Patrick Klepek
5 days ago
Games News

A Worker-Owned Game Studio Rises From the Wreckage of 'Skullgirls' Developer

Future Club wants employees to feel "they're invested in the game and the survival and sustainability of the team itself."
Patrick Klepek
9.21.20
Games Reviews

'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Features Great Games Inside a Missed Opportunity

A collection of classic video games—yes, including 'Super Mario Sunshine'—that could have been a whole lot more.
Patrick Klepek
9.16.20
Games Opinion

'Spelunky' Is About the Cycle of Death and the Power of Community

Without people cheering me on and picking me up, I might have given up on 'Spelunky,' one of my favorite games, a long time ago.
Patrick Klepek
9.15.20
Games News

Cheaper Next-Gen Xbox Will Cost $300, Launch November 10

If you don't care about 4K and are fine without a disc drive, the Series S looks great.
Patrick Klepek
9.8.20
Games Features

A Hardcore Lego Fan Spent Six Years Making an Ambitious 'Bionicle' Fan Game

Even better, Lego seems to be okay with them making it.
Patrick Klepek
9.8.20
Games Opinion

'Marvel's Avengers' Is a Good Game Buried Under Bad Marketing

If you just want a fun Marvel story and want to ignore the Avengers x Destiny mashup, you'll be fine.
Patrick Klepek
9.4.20
Games Features

Most Games Don't Take Seven Years to Finish. Here's Why 'Gunsport' Did.

Between handshake deals falling through, publishing deals exploding, and game code proving unusable, a lot happened to 'Gunsport' on its journey to your screen.
Patrick Klepek
9.3.20
Games Features

'Blasphemous' Was Written in Spanish. Now, Its Characters Finally Speak It

The script was written in Spanish, but to ensure the broadest possible appeal, it was translated into English and, then, recorded in English. A year later, that's changed.
Patrick Klepek
9.2.20
Games Features

A Game Without Killing: The Story of Moon's 22-Year Journey to Leave Japan

There is no 'Undertale' without 'moon,' the so-called "anti-RPG" that took the many tropes of the JRPG and turned them on their head.
Patrick Klepek
8.31.20
Games News

The Path to Destroying Capitalism Might Go Through a Software License

Video games, like many parts of modern life rooted in technology, are often built with open-source code. What if the licenses to use that code suddenly restricted who could use it, and told big corporations..."no"?
Patrick Klepek
8.26.20
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