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The Radical Environmentalism of the Sega Genesis

In the early 90s, most Americans were environmentalists. Games like 'Sonic,' 'Ecco,' and 'Vectorman' followed suit. In Trump's America, those games feel subversive.
Jason Koebler
1.27.17
Console

The Wii U Deserved Better

Nintendo's platform didn't sell very well, but it had a game lineup to die for.
Danielle Riendeau
11.2.16
VICE vs Video games

'Back to the Future' Was Cool, but 1985 Was an Amazing Year for Video Games

The beginning of the console wars, the release of the original "Super Mario Bros.," home computing changing forever with the Amiga. 1985 was big.
Mike Diver
10.21.15
VICE vs Video games

I'll Never Love a Console Like I Loved the SEGA Game Gear

The battery-chugging handheld is 25, and while it failed to match the sales of the Game Boy, it remains a special piece of SEGA history.
Alex Dale
10.1.15
VICE vs Video games

PlayStation vs. Nintendo 64 Was the Last Console War That Mattered

Today's systems are so alike that boasts of power are purely hollow. But back in the 90s, things were different.
Luke Holland
3.20.15
VICE vs Video games

Outsold and Unloved in 2014, Can the Xbox One Fight Back?

Microsoft's machine was soundly thrashed by Sony's PS4 last year, so what can it do this year to claw itself back into the game?
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
1.23.15
VICE vs Video games

The Weird, Weird Games of the Nintendo 64

When the system was announced, legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto said, “We are going to make lots of weird games from now on.” And he wasn't lying.
Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy
9.23.14