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R.I.P. Microsoft Paint, 1985 - 2017

Microsoft announced that the beloved digital art-making program is marked for "deprecation" from the next Windows operating system.
Beckett Mufson
7.24.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Putin apparently wants Microsoft out of Russia, a US gas price hike is expected after a deadly pipeline explosion in Alabama, Assad plans to rule Syria until at least 2021, and more.
VICE Staff
11.2.16
Gaming

'Gears of War 4' Successfully Avoids The Problems of 'Halo 4'

It's been five years since the last Gears of War game, which is just long enough to remember how much fun this series can be.
Patrick Klepek
10.7.16
Gaming

‘Forza Horizon 3’ Depicts a Better Australia Than Australians Deserve

Australia is a hateful country in a lot of ways right now. Playground Games' new open-world racer, mercifully, is the tourism poster depiction of the place.
James O'Connor
9.27.16
video

Burning Man, Brazilian Homages to Hip-Hop, and Big Data Roses | Culture Beat Episode 3

We head to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, campsite home of the legendary Burning Man festival.
The Creators Project
9.22.16
Gaming

The Adorable Robots of 'ReCore' Are the Stars of an Otherwise Average Video Game

Microsoft's new exclusive isn't a blockbuster in waiting, but its AI stars are among the best companion characters you'll see in 2016.
Mike Diver
9.12.16
video

Afropunk Style, Hyperflesh Masks, and a Deep Web Dive | Culture Beat Episode 2

The Creators Project's bi-weekly roundup of the most exciting, outlandish, and mind-expanding art.
The Creators Project
9.8.16
Art

Experience British Art with Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Tate Britain launched an AI program as a new way of viewing its collection.
Catherine Chapman
9.6.16
Gaming

Don’t Throw Away Your Kinect Before You’ve Played ‘FRU’

Microsoft's peripheral that nobody asked for is as good as dead—just in time for its killer app to emerge.
Ian Stokes
7.21.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Microsoft Is Sorry for Trying to Get Its 'Bae Interns' Wasted

The software giant had to apologize after sending out a beyond embarrassing email inviting its interns to "get lit" with "hella noms" and "lots of dranks."
VICE Staff
7.7.16
Gaming

A Roundup of Just About Every New Video Game We Saw at E3 2016

You can't play them all, but we did get our hands on, and faces in front of, the intriguing likes of 'Yooka-Laylee,' 'Absolver,' and 'Mafia III.'
Mike Diver
6.22.16
Gaming

Discussing the State of Xbox with Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis

What's happening, what's exciting, and just what the hell is 'ReCore' about, anyway? We get the answers from the general manager of Microsoft Studios Global Planning.
Mike Diver
6.20.16
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