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Games News

This New Gaming Handheld Has a Crank (!!) And Looks Cool as Hell

Panic, the company who funded 'Firewatch,' has spent the last 20 years making Mac software. Now, they're doing something different.
Patrick Klepek
5.22.19
open thread

A Perfect Score in this Darts Game Briefly Became My Gaming Everest

So many arrows, so many 140s. Which made me think about the challenges that we’re all chasing in our playtime.
Mike Diver
7.14.17
Metroid

The Underrated Charm of the Much-Maligned 'Metroid Prime Hunters'

The 2006 DS title was hugely ambitious, but its workarounds for portable play made it a sometimes uncomfortable ride.
Mike Diver
7.5.17
open thread

Let's Talk About the Nintendo DS's Weirdest and Wildest Games

Today’s open thread ask is a simple one: What are the most wonderfully unusual (and ideally awesome) games you played on the mega-successful handheld?
Mike Diver
5.12.17
Adventure Games

How ‘Hotel Dusk: Room 215’ Inspired a New Investigation

We know all about video gaming’s high-profile auteurs, but thankfully there are always more creators to explore—just check the credits.
Mike Diver
1.3.17
Gaming

If You Only Play One ‘Aliens’ Game Today, Make It ‘Infestation’

James Cameron's movie is 30 years old. Celebrate its awesomeness by playing the best 'Aliens' game out there.
Mike Diver
7.29.16
Aliens Infestation

If You Only Play One ‘Aliens’ Game Today, Make It ‘Infestation’

James Cameron's movie is 30 years old. Celebrate its awesomeness by playing the best <em>Aliens</em> game out there.
Mike Diver
7.29.16
Gaming

The Nintendo 3DS Is the Greatest Handheld Console of All Time

After selling tens of millions since 2011, Nintendo's portable console is a commercial hit. But it's also an essential window into video gaming history.
Mike Diver
2.16.16
What We've Been Playing

Can I Buy and Sell Drugs in a Video Game Better Than a Real-Life Dealer?

<i>Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars</i> has got me moving acid and coke across Liberty City. But how do my exploits measure up to the real thing?
Mike Diver
1.8.16
VICE vs Video games

I Asked a Real-Life Drug Dealer How Realistic the Drug Dealing in 'Grand Theft Auto' Is

"Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars" has got me moving acid and coke across Liberty City. But how do my exploits measure up to the real thing?
Mike Diver
1.8.16
VICE vs Video games

I’ll Never Love (or Hate) a Console Like I Loved (and Hated) the PSP

Seventy million sales can't change the fact that Sony's first handheld PlayStation was a bit of a stinker.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
7.23.15
VICE vs Video games

Notorious Gangsters and No Games: The Gory Story of the Gizmondo

A decade ago, a new handheld emerged to rival the DS and PSP. But the system didn't simply suck—the entire enterprise was utterly corrupt.
Mike Diver
3.10.15