Matt Porter

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‘Tangiers’ Will Push the Creative Boundaries of Video Games

It's set in a surrealist world that "can loosely be summed up as 1960s inner-city Britain meets William Burroughs." We talked with the game's creator, Alex Harvey, about the exciting new project.
Matt Porter
11.30.15
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

Why Is the International Games Jam Ludum Dare So Important to Indie Developers?

The regular event makes developers think fast and trim the fat, leading to some amazing results.
Matt Porter
8.21.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Madden’ Is the Game That Introduced Me to My Favorite Sport

Football makes next to no sense to beginners, but the video games it inspires help to cut through the language barrier.
Matt Porter
7.30.15
VICE vs Video games

Understanding Single-Player Co-Op With ‘Quadrilateral Cowboy’

Developer Brendon Chung opens up about overcoming his own programming naivety to nail an emerging gameplay trend.
Matt Porter
7.28.15
VICE vs Video games

Gamers Are Speedrunning Classic Titles for Charity at Summer Games Done Quick

Understanding what makes perfectionist players go faster than their peers, and all for good causes.
Matt Porter
7.24.15
VICE vs Video games

Odds Are eSports Betting Is Here to Stay

Who wants to bet on IRL sports when you can risk your rent on the fortunes of elves and orcs?
Matt Porter
7.7.15
VICE vs Video games

Dating in ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Is Like Real Life, Only with More Robot Hand-Jobs

We had the whole of Los Santos before us. So what did we do? Argue about my driving, watch shit TV, and have make-up sex, obviously.
Matt Porter
7.3.15
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Watching as Detectives: The Truth Behind ‘Her Story’

We spoke to designer Sam Barlow about his divisive and vital new indie game.
Matt Porter
7.1.15
VICE vs Video games

Exploring the Art of Adapting Video Games into Comics

Developers have long been influenced by the world of comics—but in recent years that relationship has reversed, with comics taking cues from video games.
Matt Porter
6.23.15
VICE vs Video games

The Greatest Moments in Blizzard Entertainment History

To mark the full release of "Heroes of the Storm" VICE Gaming looks back at the standout story scenes of Blizzard's games so far.
Matt Porter
6.9.15
VICE vs Video games

A Time-Wasting History of Windows’ Free Games

Since an intern created Microsoft Solitaire in 1989, millions of people have wasted billions of hours playing the company's simple, but maddeningly addictive, free desktop games.
Matt Porter
6.2.15
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