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 Reviews

'Link’s Awakening' Is an Excellent Update of a 90s Video Game, Warts 'n All

A new coat of paint and a lovely story, but it's also worth remembering this was designed in the early 90s for the Game Boy.
Patrick Klepek
2 days ago
Games News

The Games Industry Is Wrestling With Multiple New Allegations of Abuse

As more accusations roll through, so do more responses from the people being accused of misconduct.
Patrick Klepek
9.6.19
Games Features

The Worst Ways People Have Lost Their Saved Games

Warning: heartbreak within.
Patrick Klepek
8.23.19
Games Features

An Online Feud Killed a Gaming Oddity People Had Waited 21 Years For

The strange world of fan localisations – a land of eternal hope and broken promises – dashed the excitement of fans ready to play this obscure 'Twin Peaks'-inspired game.
Patrick Klepek
8.7.19
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
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