Joe Donnelly

Gaming

How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Clinical Therapy and Treatment Rehabilitation

We spoke to the director of medical virtual reality at the Institute for Creative Technologies to learn how gaming hardware is helping with PTSD and more.
Joe Donnelly
9.22.16
Gaming

These Games Explore the Struggle to Seek Psychological Help

We speak to developer Eli Piilonen about using games to show people struggling with mental health that they're not alone.
Joe Donnelly
8.16.16
Gaming

Gamers Are Creating Art Inside the Open World of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

The Rockstar Editor has introduced a thriving performance culture to <i>GTA V</i>, proving there's more to Los Santos than murder and stealing cars.
Joe Donnelly
4.4.16
VICE vs Video games

An Ode to the Dark Souls Bonfire

Don't praise the sun, praise the bonfire. Enjoy those rare moments of reflection. You've earned them.
Joe Donnelly
11.5.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Inner Vision’ Is the Game That Made Me Tell You It's OK to Talk About Depression

Video games are not a substitute for seeking professional help, but ones like this can help with taking that first step.
Joe Donnelly
10.28.15
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I Asked a Biological Weapons Expert How Far-Fetched Metal Gear Solid’s Genome Soldiers Really Are

Stanford's Dr. Steven Block reveals that Hideo Kojima's PlayStation original was remarkably prescient in its presentation of future troops.
Joe Donnelly
9.2.15
VICE vs Video games

Discussing the Plausibility of Video Game Jailbreak with a Real-Life Escapee

I speak to former prisoner "David" about Mouldy Toof Studios' "The Escapists," to see if the game reflects the reality of trying to slip the clink.
Joe Donnelly
8.17.15
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The Insane Stress of Playing 'E.T.,' the World's Worst Video Game

I hooked myself up to a blood pressure monitor to see just how awful the Atari 2600 'classic' really is.
Joe Donnelly
7.16.15
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I Had the Tranquility Lane Dream Sequence from 'Fallout 3' Interpreted by a Holistic Therapist

It's one of gaming's most memorable moments, but what will an expert make of Bethesda's not-so-serene scene?
Joe Donnelly
4.8.15
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Experiencing ‘Deep,’ the Virtual Reality Game That Relieves Anxiety Attacks

Owen Harris's game is so effective at calming stress it has made grown men cry.
Joe Donnelly
3.24.15
VICE vs Video games

Out of Time: An Ode to ‘Chrono Trigger’

The greatest SNES RPG ever made, 'Chrono Trigger' defies time and trends to be as playable today as it ever was.
Joe Donnelly
3.6.15