Matt Porter


I Went Riding with the Reaper Lords, Grand Theft Auto’s Biggest Motorcycle Club

And on the way I learned some lessons in respect, humility and brotherhood. Because for these players, this is more than just a game.


The Surreal ‘Tangiers’ Is ‘1960s Inner-City Britain Meets William Burroughs’, In a Video Game

We speak to the game's creator, Alex Harvey, about the medium's reliance on tired influences, and breaking through the zeitgeist.


It Was Once the Biggest eSport In the World, So What’s Happened to ‘StarCraft’?

Blizzard's RTS title has slipped from the headlines as MOBAs have become dominant in the eSports scene.


Discovering Why International Games Jam Ludum Dare is So Important to Indie Developers

The regular event makes developers think fast and trim the fat, leading to some amazing results.


‘Madden’ Is the Game That Introduced Me to My New Favourite Sport

American football makes next to no bloody sense to beginners, but the video games it inspires help to cut through the language barrier.


Understanding Single-Player Co-Op With ‘Quadrilateral Cowboy’

Developer Brendon Chung opens up about overcoming his own programming naivety to nail an emerging gameplay trend.


Summer Games Done Quick Starts This Weekend: Watch and Be Wowed

Understanding what makes perfectionist players go faster than their peers, and all for good causes.


It’s Odds-On That eSports Betting Is Here to Stay

Who wants to bet on real-world sports when you can risk your rent on the fortunes of elves and orcs?


Dating in ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Is Like Real Life, Only with More Robot Hand-Jobs

We had the whole of Los Santos before us. So what did we do? Argue about my driving, watch shit TV and have make-up sex, obviously.


Watching as Detectives: The Truth Behind ‘Her Story’

We speak to designer Sam Barlow about his divisive and vital new indie game.


Exploring the Art of Turning Video Games into Comics

Developers have long been influenced by the world of comics – but in recent years that relationship has reversed, with comics taking cues from video games.


The Greatest Moments of Blizzard Entertainment

To mark the full release of Heroes of the Storm VICE Gaming looks back at the standout story scenes of Blizzard's games so far.