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'The Last of Us' Developers Discuss Realistic Kissing, Queer Fridging, More

We spoke with 'The Last of Us Part II' creative director Neil Druckmann and co-writer Halley Gross on THAT KISS and the demo's implications about violence.
Danielle Riendeau

What We Want to See, and Really Don’t, at E3 2016

VICE Gaming contributors on what the annual mega-expo of E3 might have in store for video game enthusiasts – and what it really shouldn't.
VICE Staff

This is What Video Gaming Narratives Need to Do to Be Taken Seriously

Interactive stories that play out through our consoles can be riveting; but the gaming medium is still seen as "weaker" than novels and movies. How do we change that?
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

These are Some of Video Gaming’s Most Disturbing Moments

From the sickeningly brutal, to the psychologically petrifying, right down to eye-watering moments of profound sadness.
Jonathan Beach

Why ‘The Last of Us’ Was the Greatest Game of the Last Console Generation

Not only was it the perfect swansong for the PS3, but Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic adventure is arguably the best game on the PS4.
Gavin McHendry

Five of the Best Video Game Soundtracks to Play (Without Playing at All)

You don't need to be in the middle of a game to fall in love with this music.
Mike Diver
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These Are the Games You Should Buy Next for Your New Console

Get a new games-playing machine for Christmas? Bored of whatever came with it? Here's what you need to get next.
Mike Diver
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‘The Witcher 3’ Is the One Game of 2015 That Really Understands Family Matters

Through Geralt, we feel what it's like to direct a child's development, and also to understand the damage done in other families.
Jason Williamson
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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
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Ahead of ‘Fallout 4’, Let’s Look at Gaming’s Most Gorgeous Apocalypses

A brief overview of gaming's more pleasant-on-the-eye ends of the world as we know it.
Ian Dransfield
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Why Is Mavis Beacon Still the Best Known Black Woman in Video Gaming?

Black women remain massively underrepresented in a medium that has produced notable examples of nearly every other conceivable population group.
Oliver Lee Bateman