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.


Smashing It, Small Time: Inside a Local Competitive Video Gaming Scene

Smash Down South is one of many Super Smash Bros. Melee communities keeping a 15-year-old game alive. We went to check it out.


I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved The Nintendo GameCube

It didn't sell as strongly as the N64 or the Wii, but for many, the GameCube was its maker's most essential system.


An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and Sonic Mania lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.


Listen to the New VICE Gaming Podcast – It’s a Legend of Zelda Special

With guests Simon Miller and Holly Nielsen discussing retro adventures, Twilight Princess and future fantasies.


Incomplete Control: These Are the Worst Pads We’ve Ever Played With

Honestly, it's not just 1,500 words about the Atari Jaguar pad, I promise. But there is a bit of that. More than a bit. It was awful.


‘Metroid Prime’ Is the Game That Made Me Want to See the World

The enveloping environments of Tallon IV nurtured a wanderlust in me that's remained ever since.


Fashion Cat in 'High School'

This week, we flashback to Fashion Cat's horrible high school years.