final fantasy VIII

Games Columns

'Final Fantasy VIII' Was Too Honest and Unsettling to be Beloved

Despite its contemporary success, 'FFVIII' has never had the popular legacy it deserved. But why?
Cameron Kunzelman
2.18.19
Postscript

Surviving 2016's Deplorable Boss Rush

Postscript columnist Cameron Kunzelman's attempts to understand the year that tried to kill us all, with a look at great boss rushes of the past.
Cameron Kunzelman
12.30.16
Gaming

A Look Back at the Folly of ‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within’

The video game movie was a box office bomb for Square, and a disaster for the Final Fantasy franchise. But could history repeat with 'Final Fantasy XV'?
Mike Diver
7.7.16
VICE vs Video games

Linkle, Nintendo's First Female Link, Is Coming to 'Hyrule Warriors'

The news was revealed during Nintendo Direct, a 45 minute update for gaming fans that offers updates on all of the company's new games. We've got a rundown of all the highlights.
Mike Diver
11.13.15
VICE vs Video games

Video Game Critics Admit Which Classic Titles They've Never Played

Nobody has the time to play every game in the world, you maniac, so these misses are understandable. Right?
Mike Diver
9.10.15
VICE vs Video games

Please, Square Enix, Don’t Screw Up the ‘Final Fantasy VII’ Remake

So much hype, and such massive potential to fuck it all up. So, Square, listen to the fans, please.
Dave Cook
6.18.15
VICE vs Video games

Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference Was Like Gamer Fan Fiction Made Real

A "Final Fantasy VII" remake? The long-awaited "Shenmue 3"? Hold me.
Mike Diver
6.16.15
Stuff

When Fandom Goes Wrong: The Dark Tale of the 'Final Fantasy VII' House

The bizarre story of how a young woman turned a group of video-game-loving misfits she met online into an abusive mini-cult.
Asher Elbein
6.8.15
VICE vs Video games

Bleak Video Games Should Remind Us of What Matters in Our Real Lives

Bleak dystopias can be oddly uplifting.
Brad Barrett
2.24.15
Sports

Fantasy Football Draft Prep, Part 2 - Fake Running Backs

Even though no one who’s paid to know fantasy football can actually predict anything, VICE takes a look and predicts—sort of—which running backs are the best and which ones truly suck so you can fake own them for your fake team and potentially make...
Ben Johnson
8.14.12
Sports

Fantasy Football Draft Prep, Part 1 - Fake Quarterbacks

There are “experts” whose job it is to pretend to know more about the likelihood of certain future football guy-related events than you, but they don't really know. You should palm off that knowledge as your own when you’re talking to your friends...
Ben Johnson
8.2.12
The Catholic Guilt Issue

Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII is a great game, but only if you play it on its own terms. It's a serious break from the way previous Final Fantasy games have played, which can be shocking or disappointing if you want a familiar experience.
Stephen Lea Sheppard
5.1.10