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‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore

It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
Mike Diver
10.20.16
Gaming
Gaming

What VICE Gaming’s Been Playing: September 2016

The games that kept us occupied last month, from big-budget shooters to indie FMV titles, via one of the prettiest-looking "racers" ever.
Mike Diver and Patrick Klepek
10.12.16
Gaming
Gaming

In Conversation with the King of Game Boy 'Tetris'

You won't know Uli Horner. He's no eSports star like Faker or xPeke. But he's a world record holder on the world's biggest-selling game, 'Tetris.'
Mike Diver
10.11.16
Gaming
Gaming

VICE Gaming's First Impressions of PlayStation VR

Mike Diver and Austin Walker discuss the pros and cons of Sony's imminently available virtual reality headset for the PS4.
Mike Diver and Austin Walker
10.6.16
Gaming
Gaming

Telltale's Bloody 'Batman' Shows How the Studio's 'Game of Thrones' Should Have Been

The new episode of this interactive Gotham story spills way more blood than expected, setting a precedent for where 'Game of Thrones' goes next.
Mike Diver
9.22.16
Gaming
Gaming

How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation

Playing one made me want to play the other—but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?
Mike Diver
9.19.16
Gaming
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
Gaming
Gaming

An Overdue Apology to the Outgoing PlayStation Vita

I never loved you like I should, until it was too late.
Mike Diver
9.7.16
Gaming
Gaming

The Making of Indie Puzzle Game ‘Hue,' Part II

When I last met the makers of this great little game, they were 70 percent happy with it. On the eve of its release, are they 100 percent satisfied?
Mike Diver
8.24.16
Gaming
Gaming

In Conversation with ‘Final Fantasy XV’ Director Hajime Tabata

Discussing the game's delay, the importance of making it perfect for everyone, and the most popular characters amongst cosplayers.
Mike Diver
8.23.16
Gaming
Gaming

The Makers of ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ Reflect on Happiness and Horrors

The Chinese Room founders Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck look back, a year later, at what their multi-award-winning game taught them for the future.
Lewis Gordon and Mike Diver
8.12.16
Gaming
Gaming

My First Three Hours of ‘No Man’s Sky’ Have Been Dark, and Full of Terrors

Some will find their 'NMS' experience relaxing, but I've been blown apart by enemies, clawed by alien beasts, and stranded on deadly planets.
Mike Diver
8.10.16