Oliver Lee Bateman

Hearts of Iron IV

WWII Sim ‘Hearts of Iron IV’ Makes the Modern World Look Like It’s On the Brink

Where the world stands in 2016 is much like where it was in 1936, which is where Paradox's strategy game begins.
Oliver Lee Bateman
8.1.16
Gaming

WWII Sim ‘Hearts of Iron IV’ Makes the Modern World Look Like It’s On the Brink

Where the world stands in 2016 is much like where it was in 1936, which is where Paradox's strategy game begins.
Oliver Lee Bateman
8.1.16
Gaming

Did Competitive Video Games Create the ‘Bernie Bros’?

Bernie Sanders's most controversial supporters might well be acting like they are because of video games.
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.11.16
VICE vs Video games

Why Is Mavis Beacon Still the Best Known Black Woman in Video Gaming?

Black women remain massively underrepresented in a medium that has produced notable examples of nearly every other conceivable demographic.
Oliver Lee Bateman
10.7.15
VICE vs Video games

Remembering the Mutant League Games and Their Bizarro Sports Sim Brethren

Although these games could not simulate sports as well as modern-day Madden, they boiled athletics down to their primal, ludic elements—allowing you to kill referees during a pileup or play as a demon.
Oliver Lee Bateman
9.14.15
Stuff

The Internet Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry

A look into how we say sorry on the internet today.
Oliver Lee Bateman
5.29.15
VICE vs Video games

Violent Video Games are Better for Us Than Bloodless Blockbuster Movies

Gory video games are something we can discuss, and learn from. But CGI-heavy flicks full of devastation but no deaths? Hardly.
Oliver Lee Bateman
5.19.15
VICE vs Video games

Why Do Developers Keep Getting Wrestling Video Games Wrong?

WWE-style "sports entertainment" continues to be a massive moneymaker—so why hasn't there been a video game that truly captures its spirit?
Oliver Lee Bateman
4.22.15