Patrick Klepek

​Patrick Klepek is the Senior Reporter at VICE Gaming, and he's been covering video games for more than 10 years. He secretly wishes he was writing about horror movies every day.​

Games Reviews

'Link’s Awakening' Is an Excellent Update of a 90s Video Game, Warts ‘n All

A new coat of paint and a lovely story, but it's also worth remembering this was designed in the early 90s for the Game Boy.
Patrick Klepek
7 hours ago
Games Reviews

'Sayonara Wild Hearts' Is a Brilliant, Beautiful Celebration of Pop Music

The interactive album, a 'Rez' for pop fans, is a platformer, a racing game, a shooter. It’s whatever it wants to be, whenever it wants to be.
Patrick Klepek
a day ago
Games News

The Small But Important Change 'Celeste' Made to Its Celebrated Assist Mode

When someone pointed out the game's description "felt othering," the developer not only listened, but made them part of the creative process.
Patrick Klepek
3 days ago
Games Feature

'Gears 5' Director on His Career of Salvaging Game Development Trainwrecks

A lengthy chat with Rod Fergusson about his long road in games, going from a fixer who helped ship 'Counter-Strike' for Xbox, 'Gears of War,' and 'BioShock Infinite,' to running a studio.
Patrick Klepek
9.11.19
Games Opinion

One Reason I've Always Loved 'Final Fantasy VIII' Is Because People Hate It

The game's re-release gave me an opportunity to more closely examine why I've spent most of my life stanning 'Final Fantasy VIII.'
Patrick Klepek
9.9.19
Games News

The Games Industry Is Wrestling With Multiple New Allegations of Abuse

As more accusations roll through, so do more responses from the people being accused of misconduct.
Patrick Klepek
9.5.19
Games News

‘Night in the Woods’ Developer Alec Holowka Dies

The game creator had recently been accused of sexual abuse.
Patrick Klepek
9.3.19
Games Features

The Messy Relationship Between Mario Maker's Hacking Community and Nintendo

Some of Mario Maker's biggest fans love to break the game, thinking they're making new tools. Nintendo wants to ban them.
Patrick Klepek
8.28.19
Games Opinion

'Ancestors' Is an Audacious Experiment. I Never Want to Play It Again.

It will be impossible to play 'Ancestors' and not come away with an opinion on what it’s trying.
Patrick Klepek
8.26.19
Games Features

The Worst Ways People Have Lost Their Saved Games

Warning: Heartbreak within.
Patrick Klepek
8.22.19
Games Opinion

Either I'm a Strategic Genius, or 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Is Too Easy

Without trying, my precious students have turned into war machines, turning combat into an elaborate and optional mini-game.
Patrick Klepek
8.20.19
Games News

Five Years Later, It's Nearly Impossible to Play Horror Classic 'P.T.'

One man's quest to bring joy to his son's birthday reveals how thoroughly Konami has buried Hideo Kojima's experiment.
Patrick Klepek
8.16.19
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