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

Three Years and 2,600 Hours Later, 'Mario Maker' Player Still Can't Beat His Own Level

Braden Moor thought it would only take a few months to beat "Trials of Death". He was extremely wrong.
Patrick Klepek
7.9.19
Games News

Google’s Ambitious Video Game Streaming Service Arrives in November

If you want to be there on day one, it'll cost you.
Patrick Klepek
6.7.19
Games Features

The Speedrunner Who Wasn’t: How a Community Dealt with an Elaborate Cheater

It would take weeks of defensive public statements, private battles, Reddit threads, and hostile exchanges with a reporter before the truth came out.
Patrick Klepek
5.30.19
Games News

This 'Mario Maker' Level Has Been Played 2.6 Million Times and Never Beaten

It's a level where you don't have to touch the controller, but you only have a one in 7.5 million chance of actually making it to the end.
Patrick Klepek
5.30.19
Games News

YouTube Has Demonetized One of GamerGate's Biggest Voices

Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin formally entered European politics recently, and it's already dealing out consequences.
Patrick Klepek
5.11.19
Games News

Two Months After Controversy, One of 2019’s Best Games Is Still Unavailable

After being embroiled in a political controversy, 'Devotion' disappeared from Steam, and it's unclear when it's coming back.
Patrick Klepek
5.10.19
Waypoint

'Breath of the Wild' Is Better When You Turn Off Everything Trying to Help You

In a game that avoids holding your hand, it's worth throwing off the only guard rails left.
Patrick Klepek
3.9.17
Waypoint

The Power of Video Games in the Age of Trump

By building games to critique Republican rhetoric, the designers behind GOP Arcade stumbled upon a new way to make a point.
Patrick Klepek
1.18.17
Gaming

The Exhausting Ten-Year Journey to Release 'Owlboy'

No one at D-Pad expected to spend the better part of a decade on a single game, but life, death, and delays got in the way.
Patrick Klepek
10.26.16
Gaming

The First 'Dark Souls III' DLC Is Dark Souls at Its Worst: Boring

Three sequels and several pieces of downloadable content later, perhaps <i>Dark Souls</i> has simply run out of steam.
Patrick Klepek
10.26.16
Gaming

We Introduce Our Newest Hire and Talk Game Writing Challenges on Waypoint's New Podcast

The Waypoint crew continues to grow, as managing editor Danielle Riendeau joins Patrick Klepek and Austin Walker to kick off another week in video games.
Patrick Klepek
10.25.16
Gaming

This Guy Spent 342 Hours Speedrunning a Card-Based JRPG

Julien Jaffrès's hobby is beating 'Baten Kaitos,' a cult classic card-based JRPG for the GameCube, as fast as he can. His fastest time is just under two weeks.
Patrick Klepek
10.25.16
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