Oliver Lee Bateman

Gaming

Playing WWII Sim ‘Hearts of Iron IV’ Makes the Modern World Look Like It’s On the Brink

Where the world stands in 2016 is much like where it was in 1936, which is where Paradox's strategy game begins.
Oliver Lee Bateman
8.1.16
Gaming

Did Competitive Video Games Create the ‘Bernie Bros’?

Bernie Sanders' most controversial supporters might well be acting like they are because of video games.
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.11.16
VICE vs Video games

Why Is Mavis Beacon Still the Best Known Black Woman in Video Gaming?

Black women remain massively underrepresented in a medium that has produced notable examples of nearly every other conceivable population group.
Oliver Lee Bateman
10.7.15
VICE vs Video games

Remembering the Mutant League Games and Their Bizarro Sports Sim Brethren

Because while the Madden and NHL games are great and everything, you can't pile onto and kill a referee in them.
Oliver Lee Bateman
9.14.15
VICE vs Video games

On the Irrationality of ‘Freedom Force’, Gaming’s Forgotten Superhero Series

The comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game of 2002 spawned a sequel and even its own comic proper – but it'd never attain fan-favourite status.
Oliver Lee Bateman
6.23.15
Stuff

The Internet Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry

A look into how we say sorry on the internet today.
Oliver Lee Bateman
6.1.15
VICE vs Video games

Violent Video Games are Better for Us Than Bloodless Blockbuster Movies

Gory video games are something we can discuss, and learn from. But CGI-heavy flicks full of devastation but no deaths? Hardly.
Oliver Lee Bateman
5.19.15
Stuff

My Time as a Professional Debt Collector Made Me Lose Faith in Humanity

It's hard to be depressed yourself when you're confronted with the most depressing stuff imaginable.
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.29.15
tech

The 'Space Jam' Website Is Proof the Internet Is a Big Crap Machine Full of Crap

How could you ever explain to someone that the 'Space Jam' website was once state of the art?
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.23.15
VICE vs Video games

Why Do Developers Keep Getting Wrestling Video Games Wrong?

WWE-style "sports entertainment" continues to be a massive money maker – so why hasn't there been a video game that truly captures its spirit?
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.22.15
Culture

I Worked at Golden Corral, and It Was Disgusting

Inside a corral of golden contradictions, disgusting food and good ol' fashioned American gluttony.
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.18.15