online games

moderation

Game Companies Can Serve Communities or Customers, But Rarely Both

An ex-moderator explains how company policies and procedures protect the worst abusers at the expense of players and employees.
Christopher Williams
7.26.18
Vice News Tonight

What it's like at the Super Bowl of eSports

At the global finals tournament for Dota 2, known as "The International," on Saturday, Team Liquid took home a win — and $10.8 million.
Dexter Thomas
8.16.17
Wikipedia

Loot From the Rabbit Hole of History in 'Wikipedia: The Text Adventure'

You are no longer merely a researcher in a vast library; you are a thief of history, a hoarder of words.
Kate Gray
7.20.17
Overwatch

In the Company of Heroes: An Interview with ‘Overwatch’ Designer Jeff Kaplan

We discuss new characters, the importance of the meta, and the social responsibilities of game developers in the 21st century.
Justin Mahboubian-Jones
4.11.17
Steam

The Secret Shame of Steam Cheaters That Lasts Seven Years

For nearly a decade, your profile is branded: cheater. But should you really have to live with a stupid mistake you made at 17?
Patrick Klepek
3.1.17
Rocket League

‘Rocket League' Was (Deservedly) the Best Selling Game on PSN in 2016

It may not be the hottest release anymore, but it remains a regular part of my rotation. And it's hard to imagine it ever leaving.
Mike Diver
1.12.17
Gaming

It's Not You, 'Dota,' It’s Me: Why I've Finally Quit My MOBA Habit

We had our good times, Troll Warlords and all, but you were turning me into a toxic monster.
Jake Tucker
10.4.16
Dota

It's Not You, 'Dota,' It’s Me: Why I've Finally Quit My MOBA Habit

We had our good times, Troll Warlords and all, but you were turning me into a toxic monster.
Jake Tucker
10.4.16
Gaming

Why We’re Still Addicted To ‘Rocket League,' One Year Later

Psyonix's muscle-cars-and-massive-balls game has been a mainstay of our evenings since it came out, and we're not about to break the habit any time soon.
Mike Diver, David Whelan and Joel Golby
7.1.16
Gaming

We Spoke to the Power Players Behind the War Consuming 'EVE Online'

Miscommunication and propaganda are confusing a massive online conflict right now, so we spoke to the people commanding both sides of 'EVE Online''s 'World War Bee.'
Nick Cowen
5.3.16
VICE vs Video games

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Is Not a Very Good Game

The newest piece of Star Wars–related content to hit the public looks cool, but fails to deliver anything approaching a good time.
Matt Lees
11.23.15
VICE vs Video games

'Cibele' Is One of the Few Video Games to Get Sex Right

The indie release tracks the online adventure of a teenager named Nina—and it's way more compelling than that sounds.
Suriel Vazquez
11.6.15
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