The Pixelated Ghosts of Horror Games Past Are Haunting Us This Year
Crude polygonal models, pixelated blood, and eerily uncanny lighting and fog provide a rich palette for terror.
A Good Let's Play Is More Than Just a Video of Your Favorite Game
Whether humorous or explanatory in nature, it takes a lot of hard work to make a good LP.
Even the Bleakest Horror Games End More Hopefully than 'Detention' Does
'Detention' deals in powerlessness and historical foundation to serve up truly bleak horror.
Minus the Fog
‘The Evil Within 2’ Is What Would Happen If Michael Bay Directed ‘Silent Hill’
That's not a bad thing!
In Praise of Video Gaming’s Old Dalliance with Distance Fog
It’s a problem rarely faced today, but the necessary mistiness of fifth-generation games could sometimes be a blessing.
What Do Survival Horror and 'Dungeons & Dragons' have in Common? Dread.
Tabletop RPGs may not be known for getting the same scares as old Silent Hill games. But 'Dread' gets there.
Exploring the Strange World of ‘Shenmue’ Fandom
The Shenmue community is one of the greatest in gaming, supporting its favorite series by trading comedy memes and writing rock opera records.
Reexamining ‘Silent Hill 3,’ Gaming’s Most Unfairly Overlooked Sequel
Okay, it inspired one god-awful film, and that's unforgivable. But 'Silent Hill 3' remains a great video game, and here's why.
Re-examining ‘Silent Hill 3’, Gaming’s Most Unfairly Overlooked Sequel
OK, it inspired one god-awful film, and that's unforgivable. But Silent Hill 3 remains a great video game, and here's why.
'Silent Hill' Homage 'Back in 1995' Is Fogged in Nostalgia
Listen, I liked the '90s as much as anyone else, but not for its control schemes.
VICE vs Video games
Lamenting the Loss of ‘Silent Hills’ and ‘P.T.’
Own a PS4 but not "P.T."? Get it now before it disappears, perhaps forever.
VICE vs Video games
‘Silent Hill 2’ Was the Game That Made Me Hate Myself
Team Silent's horror masterpiece is the biggest sucker punch in gaming history, and I'm still not over it.