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My Biggest Revelations of 2018 Came from an Indie Video Game

'Celeste' helped me manage my anxiety and taught me to be kinder to myself.
Nicole Clark
12.28.18
Review

'Astro Bot' Is a Nintendo Quality Platformer That's Also a VR Stunner

Wipe the dust off your VR headset, put the cables in the right spot, and spend some time with the game engineered to make you smile.
Patrick Klepek
10.15.18
Review

'Celeste,' the Ultra Hard Platformer That Also Wants to Give You a Hug

Not many games about death feel this warm, inviting, and playful. It's also very fun to play.
Patrick Klepek
1.26.18
Gaming

Crash Bandicoot's Jeans Look Super Realistic in Remastered Trilogy

PlayStation’s bygone killer app gets a paint job 20 years later.
Zack Kotzer
12.3.16
Gaming

Desperate for Better Sonic Games, Fans Make Their Own

Fan-made Sonic game mixes 3D environments with '90s platforming nostalgia.
Leif Johnson
10.23.16
Gaming

This Ex-Cop Turned Developer Made a Game Where You Don’t Kill Things

Artist Daniel Monastero spent years as a cop in São Paulo's favelas. Now, he's making a nonviolent video game with the hope that he can push the medium to evolve and mature.
Dawn Saas
7.28.16
Gaming

‘Cuphead’ Looks Great, but It’s Going to Terrify Younger Gamers

Don't be fooled by the illusion: this isn't a casual attraction. 'Cuphead' is going to shred nerves and wreck controllers, worldwide.
Mike Diver
7.19.16
Gaming

The Revived ‘Ratchet & Clank’ Is Everything Retro Gaming Should Be

Insomniac's revival of its PS2-period platformer shows that brilliant "old" games need not actually be relics from the past.
Mike Diver and Emma Quinlan
4.15.16
Gaming

The New 'Ratchet & Clank' Is the Rare Reboot That Works

Rebooted for 2016, the PlayStation platformer is a lot more than a better-looking version of what you've played before.
Mike Diver
3.11.16
VICE vs Video games

‘Super Mario 64’ Still Matters, Even 20 Years Since Its Release

The palpable passion and eternal quality of the classic platformer deserves to remain a source of inspiration and aspiration for developers for many years to come.
Andy McDonald
1.4.16
VICE vs Video games

Happy 20th Anniversary Rayman, You Glorious Freak of Gaming

Ubisoft's odd little bundle of floating limbs debuted in September 1995, and despite some awful games along the way he remains relevant today.
David Whelan
9.1.15
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Happy 20th Anniversary Rayman, You Glorious Freak of Gaming

Ubisoft's odd little bundle of floating limbs debuted in September 1995, and despite some awful games along the way he remains relevant today.
David Whelan
9.1.15
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