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Playing Through ‘Persona 4’ Has Reminded Me to Be a Better Friend

The game’s cast became a surrogate friendship circle in 2016—but now I realize that I need to work harder on real relationships.
Mike Diver
12.1.16
Fan Games

Touhou and the Quest to Discover an Audience Beyond Japan

Touhou is a bullet hell shooter series with a whole bunch of fan games. Now it's coming to a PS4 near you.
Caty McCarthy
11.17.16
Gaming

You Thought ‘Dark Souls’ Was Tough? Try Being the Guys Behind Its Official Guide

We spoke to Wil Murray and EpicNameBro about creating guides for the most notoriously bastard-hard gaming series on the planet.
Ben Oliver
3.28.16
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You Thought ‘Dark Souls’ Was Tough? Try Being the Guys Behind Its Official Guide

We spoke to Wil Murray and EpicNameBro about creating guides for the most notoriously bastard-hard gaming series on the planet.
Ben Oliver
3.24.16
Gaming

‘Metal Gear’ Creator Hideo Kojima Has Left Konami to Start His Own Studio

Snake? Snake?! SNAAAAAAAAAAAKE!
Clinton Nguyen
12.15.15
Gaming

What's Next for PlayStation Vita, Sony's Little Portable That Couldn't?

First-party titles are no longer in development, but a few gaming subcultures remain perfect for the handheld.
Heidi Kemps
10.26.15
VICE vs Video games

A Westerner’s Guide to SEGA’s Amazing Yakuza Games

The Bit Socket boys, founders of the UK Yakuza Fan Club, explain why the popular Japanese franchise warrants your attention.
Scott White and Joe Merrick
10.14.15
VICE vs Video games

Is There Anything More to ‘Senran Kagura 2’ Than Big, Bouncing Cartoon Breasts?

It has a storyline I literally cannot begin to fathom.
Mike Diver
9.7.15