Matt Porter

Gaming

I Went Riding with the Reaper Lords, Grand Theft Auto’s Biggest Motorcycle Club

And on the way I learned some lessons in respect, humility and brotherhood. Because for these players, this is more than just a game.
Matt Porter
10.18.16
esports

Rocket League Could Be eSports' Next Big Sensation

We've seen MOBAs, fighters and first-person shooters. Rocket League is something entirely different.
Matt Porter
5.11.16
VICE vs Video games

The Surreal ‘Tangiers’ Is ‘1960s Inner-City Britain Meets William Burroughs’, In a Video Game

We speak to the game's creator, Alex Harvey, about the medium's reliance on tired influences, and breaking through the zeitgeist.
Matt Porter
11.29.15
VICE vs Video games

It Was Once the Biggest eSport In the World, So What’s Happened to ‘StarCraft’?

Blizzard's RTS title has slipped from the headlines as MOBAs have become dominant in the eSports scene.
Matt Porter
10.4.15
VICE vs Video games

Discovering Why International Games Jam Ludum Dare is So Important to Indie Developers

The regular event makes developers think fast and trim the fat, leading to some amazing results.
Matt Porter
8.20.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Madden’ Is the Game That Introduced Me to My New Favourite Sport

American football makes next to no bloody sense to beginners, but the video games it inspires help to cut through the language barrier.
Matt Porter
7.30.15
VICE vs Video games

Understanding Single-Player Co-Op With ‘Quadrilateral Cowboy’

Developer Brendon Chung opens up about overcoming his own programming naivety to nail an emerging gameplay trend.
Matt Porter
7.28.15
VICE vs Video games

Summer Games Done Quick Starts This Weekend: Watch and Be Wowed

Understanding what makes perfectionist players go faster than their peers, and all for good causes.
Matt Porter
7.24.15
VICE vs Video games

It’s Odds-On That eSports Betting Is Here to Stay

Who wants to bet on real-world sports when you can risk your rent on the fortunes of elves and orcs?
Matt Porter
7.7.15
VICE vs Video games

Dating in ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Is Like Real Life, Only with More Robot Hand-Jobs

We had the whole of Los Santos before us. So what did we do? Argue about my driving, watch shit TV and have make-up sex, obviously.
Matt Porter
7.3.15
VICE vs Video games

Watching as Detectives: The Truth Behind ‘Her Story’

We speak to designer Sam Barlow about his divisive and vital new indie game.
Matt Porter
7.1.15
VICE vs Video games

Exploring the Art of Turning Video Games into Comics

Developers have long been influenced by the world of comics – but in recent years that relationship has reversed, with comics taking cues from video games.
Matt Porter
6.23.15
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