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Behind the Scenes on 'Session,' the Game Picking up the 'Skate 4' Torch

VICE Games chats with the developers of Session, the would-be heir of EA's Skate franchise, about difficulty, realism, and skating history.
Austin Walker
4 days ago
Games Features

The Story Behind the Tireless Slog of Porting 'Double Dragon' to Genesis

Back then, game companies basically dumped an arcade machine in your lap and said "good luck."
David L. Craddock
9.13.19
Games Features

The Composer of Kingdom Hearts Has Never Stopped Reinventing Herself

A master of disparate styles, Shimomura achieved greatness without pretense.
Sam Goldner
9.6.19
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 Features

The Worst Ways People Have Lost Their Saved Games

Warning: Heartbreak within.
Patrick Klepek
8.22.19
Games Features

What Happens to a Streamer Known for Opening Loot Boxes After They're Gone?

YouTube creator Jon Sandman is famous for opening loot boxes in 'Rocket League,' a game that's about to ditch them.
Patrick Klepek
8.15.19
Games Features

Grandson Makes WWII Game Based on 92-Year-Old Grandmother's Tragic Memories

'Brukel' takes inspiration from games like 'Gone Home' to capture what it was like to grow up on the frontlines of war.
Patrick Klepek
8.8.19
Games Features

The Return of the Dirtbag F1 Driver, and 'F1 2019'

The zoomers are mean.
Rob Zacny
8.7.19
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An Online Feud Killed a Gaming Oddity People Had Waited 21 Years For

The strange world of fan localizations—a land of eternal hope and broken promises—dashed the excitement of fans ready to play this obscure 'Twin Peaks'-inspired game.
Patrick Klepek
8.6.19
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The Unexpected Legacy of 'Dog's Life' AKA Grand Theft Auto with Dogs

Nobody thought much of 'Dog's Life' when it was released in 2004, but over time, it found an audience that appreciated its very specific weirdness.
Oliver Luddy
8.2.19
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The Near Impossible 20-Year Journey to Translate 'Fire Emblem: Thracia 776'

Nintendo's heralded strategy series is now completely playable in English, thanks to the tireless work of fans battling what the community dubbed the "translation patch killer."
Patrick Klepek
7.29.19
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20 Years Later, ‘Jagged Alliance 2’ Remains an Irreplaceable Tactics Game

A renaissance in tactics games has never come close to matching one of the classics of 1999.
Rob Zacny
7.25.19
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