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Gun Skins and Live-Streamed Blackjack: The Strange New Face of Online Gambling

People are spending hundreds of pounds on making their make-believe guns a different colour.


Watch VICE’s New Film on Professional Gaming in Greece

'e-Gamers' is VICE Greece's look at the domestic pro-gaming landscape, where players are making money both legitimately and illegally.


Things That Make You Go Boom: Video Gaming's Greatest Guns

Made possible by Bethesda: From DOOM's shotgun to more creative killing machines in Turok 2 and Unreal Tournament, here's gaming's most badass arsenal.


In Conversation with eSports Shoutcaster Lauren Scott

Part of ESL's line-up of commentary talent, Lauren risked a lot to make it in eSports – but now she's seeing it all pay off.


A Norwegian Public School Has Added eSports to Its Curriculum

Why play football when you can slaughter orcs in the name of education?


This Is What eSports Will Be Like In 2016

From new titles on the scene to breakout star players in waiting, this is the future of competitive gaming.


Meet the Guy Who Thinks Video Games Are the Future of TV

Craig Barry is the guy who American network TBS has appointed to lead the digital gaming revolution back to TV.


The ‘Dota 2’ International Has Become Too Big for eSports' Long-Term Health

Seventeen million dollars is one hell of a prize pool – but that cash should be ringing alarm bells across the whole eSports scene.


eMatch-Fixing: Why Poverty and Chaos is Driving Pro-Gamers to Risk Everything

When pro-players gain the fame but not the fortune, it's easy for their heads to be turned by rigging matches.


Why Aren’t There More TV Shows About Video Games?

Adam Mason is the producer of Videogame Nation, the only free-to-view UK TV show dedicated to games. But he wants to see more.


Inside the Tragic, Obsessive World of Video Game Addicts

Experts estimate that more than 3 million Americans between the ages of eight and 18 could be suffering from video game dependency, and in many cases this addiction can consume their entire lives.