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I Used To Be The Worst Kind of Roguelike Fan

Fandom gives us so much. It can also turn us into defensive monsters.
Austin Walker
1.24.18
Gwent

A 'Witcher 3' Mini-Game Has Become an Amazing Collectible Card Game

'Gwent' is now a standalone CCG that outclasses ‘Hearthstone’ in surprising ways.
Jared Russo
6.8.17
Podcasts

We Discuss ‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,’ ‘The Last Jedi’ With Polygon’s Phil Kollar

Learn how one of us shot a man in the head to get access to boat.
Patrick Klepek
4.14.17
esports

Bad Beats: Hearthstone's Struggle to Find Balance Between Casual and Competitive Players

What happens when the randomness that casual Hearthstone players enjoy is the same thing that poisons competitive play?
Luke Winkie
2.2.17
esports

The Fight for eSports Recognition, Respect, and Money at the University of Washington

eSports athletes at University of Washington want their sport to hang with the traditional athletics program.
Matthew Baume
1.31.17
Gaming

Being a Professional 'Hearthstone' Gamer Is Harder Than It Looks

We talked to the professional gamer known as Kripparrian to find out how he regularly live-beats the shit out of noobs and other pros alike.
Blake Butler
6.7.16
California

A Labour Revolt Inside ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is Tearing the Community Apart

Lawsuits and fights over fair pay threaten to derail tournaments.
Bryson Masse
4.28.16
Gaming

Here's the Right Way to Play Video Games in College

House party going south? Slam on <i>Crash Bandicoot</i>. Party, saved.
Oscar Dayus
3.3.16
VICE vs Video games

This Is What eSports Will Be Like in 2016

"People watching other people play video games professionally has no ceiling in sight," according to veteran eSports journalist Rod "Slasher" Breslau.
Mike Diver
12.17.15
VICE vs Video games

It Was Once the Biggest eSport in the World, so What’s Happened to ‘StarCraft’?

Blizzard's RTS title has slipped from the headlines as MOBAs have become dominant in the eSports scene.
Matt Porter
10.5.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Hearthstone’ Is Amazing, but Its Players Can Be Real Assholes

Blizzard's card collecting game is an eSports phenomenon with 30 million players. Sadly, a great many of them are sarcastic shits.
Nick Cowen
6.2.15
VICE vs Video games

Talking to Gamer Turned Poker Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier

Once one of the top &#34;StarCraft&#34; players in the world, the Frenchman&#39;s move to poker paid serious dividends.
سامانثا ريا
5.18.15
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