Mike Diver

Gaming

‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore

It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
Mike Diver
10.20.16
Gaming

Listen to Episode 10 of the VICE Gaming (UK) Podcast

Mike Diver's joined by Bit Socket's Scott and Joe, and Jim Trinca, to discuss PlayStation VR, the Nintendo NX, Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider.
Mike Diver
10.13.16
Gaming

How the Opening Hour of ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Expertly Hooks Its Player

Most video games need to get the player engaged quickly, and the newest Tomb Raider's perfect opening does that marvellously.
Mike Diver
10.13.16
Gaming

What VICE Gaming’s Been Playing: September 2016

The games that kept us occupied last month, from big-budget shooters to indie FMV titles, via one of the prettiest-looking "racers" ever.
Mike Diver and Patrick Klepek
10.11.16
Gaming

In Conversation with the King of Game Boy ‘Tetris’

You won't know Uli Horner. He's no eSports star like Faker or xPeke. But he's a world record holder on the world's biggest-selling game, 'Tetris'.
Mike Diver
10.10.16
Gaming

VICE Gaming’s First Impressions of PlayStation VR

Mike Diver and Austin Walker discuss the pros and cons of Sony's imminently available virtual reality headset for the PS4.
Mike Diver and Austin Walker
10.6.16
Gaming

Meeting the Man Behind the Main Reason to Play ‘FIFA 17’

There are thousands of Alex Hunters, but there's only one Adetomiwa Edun. We spoke to the FIFA 17 actor.
Mike Diver
9.28.16
Gaming

Telltale’s Bloody ‘Batman’ Shows How the Studio’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Should Have Been

The new episode of this interactive Gotham story spills way more blood than expected, setting a precedent for where Game of Thrones goes next.
Mike Diver
9.22.16
Gaming

How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation

Playing one made me want to play the other – but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?
Mike Diver
9.19.16
Gaming

FIFA’s New “The Journey” Mode Might, Against the Odds, Actually Be Amazing

There's not much to go on in the newly released demo, but what there is feels like the perfect football soap opera.
Mike Diver
9.14.16
Gaming

‘Pro Evo 2017’ Shows That the Beautiful Game Can Play Dirty

Konami's kicking sim will forever remain the underdog versus FIFA, but there's a lot to be said for its purity and physical punch.
Mike Diver
9.13.16
Gaming

What VICE Gaming's Been Playing: August 2016

It has been a very, very busy month here at VICE Gaming HQ. New babies, international travel, a press conference or two... But we've still managed to find time to play a few games.
Austin Walker, Mike Diver, Patrick Klepek, and Joel
9.13.16
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