Bethesda Had an E3 2016 Showcase, and Here’s What Happened

Really, don't try to read too much into that headline, it's entirely literal. Also: 'Skyrim Special Edition' and a new 'Prey.'
Mike Diver

How Video Games Could Benefit from Hurting Us More

Gaming representations of physical and mental suffering are regularly reductive. But by really making us hurt, these experiences could become unnerving and exciting.
Ed Smith

Ten Reasons Why ‘Fallout 4’ Isn’t the Best Game of the Year

Fallout 4 is far from terrible, but the best game of the year? Come on now, BAFTA, you fantastic jokers, you.
Mike Diver

Get Customizing with Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop

You can capture mutant monsters like Pokémon, but with more taxidermy.
Beckett Mufson

Modder ‘girlplaysgame’ Talks Reshaping Video Games

‘girlplaysgame’ is one of many female modders bringing more variety to major video game titles.
DJ Pangburn
VICE vs Video games

I Basically Grew Up In the Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands of the Fallout Games

It's a little amazing just how many of my experiences with the role-playing series have echoed what's been happening in my real life.
Ian Dransfield
VICE vs Video games

I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved the PlayStation 3

The games of the PS3 era were special in many ways, but also showcased a lot of the medium's shortcomings, ones that gaming is only beginning to deal with.
Ed Smith
VICE vs Video games

Return to the Bunker: ‘Fallout 4’ Through the Eyes of a 1990s War Child

Alma lived through the Bosnian War, forced to leave her home for a bunker beneath the bombs. She plays through the start of 'Fallout 4', recalling her own experiences.
Jason Williamson
VICE vs Video games

V.A.T.S. the Spirit: The VICE Gaming Verdict On 'Fallout 4'

Bethesda's greatest game to date, this hyped post-apocalyptic role-player lives up to just about all of its promise, barring the odd technical hitch.
Sam White

Build It Before You Break It: On World-Building in the Wastes of Fallout 4

Through deep customization and object-crafting, the upcoming video game wants you to build the gun before you shoot it.
Giaco Furino

Prayers and Protests at Australia's Most Controversial Mosque

Parramatta Mosque, where 15-year-old Farhad Jabar prayed before shooting a police employee, has become the site of the latest conflict between anti-Muslim activists and their opponents.
Jed Smith

How Terrified Should We be About Nuclear Annihilation?

According to the author of Command and Control, a book about nuclear doomsday scenarios, "the two great existential threats that we face today are global warming and nuclear weapons – and the latter isn't getting anywhere near enough attention".
Alan Weedon