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Art

[Premiere] Video Game Artifacts Explore the Power of Nostalgia in CGI Zine Format

Net artist Donnie Fredericks reflects on his relationship with gaming in the 20th issue of FELT Zine.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.11.17
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

'Deus Ex' Is Back (Again), but the Formula Is Growing Stale

It's been five years since Deus Ex was brought back from the dead, but a new sequel suggests change is in order.
Patrick Klepek
8.19.16
Gaming

The Elusive Targets of 'Hitman' Transform It into Transient Art

Most games let you load a save when you mess up, but in <i>Hitman</i>'s Elusive Target mode, you only get one chance. Don't screw up.
Julie Muncy
8.12.16
Gaming

A Look Back at the Folly of ‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within’

The video game movie was a box office bomb for Square, and a disaster for the Final Fantasy franchise. But could history repeat with 'Final Fantasy XV'?
Mike Diver
7.7.16
Gaming

‘Final Fantasy XV’ Isn’t Just a Video Game—It’s a Whole New Universe

Released on September 30, Square Enix's new RPG is supported by a movie, an animated series, and more.
Mike Diver
3.31.16
Gaming

'Hitman' Asks Gamers to Be Patient and Precise

The new 'Hitman' can't be played like most triple-A games, and is both fascinating and frustrating for its refined restrictions.
Mike Diver
3.10.16
Gaming

The Puzzling ‘Hitman GO’ Is an Addictive Alternative to Its Parent Game

Out now on PlayStation 4 and Vita, Square Enix Montréal's mobile hit is both gorgeous and approachable in its 'Definitive Edition.'
Mike Diver
3.9.16
VICE vs Video games

A Completely Spoilers-Filled Interview with the Makers of ‘Life Is Strange’

Co-directors Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet discuss their game's heavyweight themes of bullying and assisted suicide.
Mike Diver
1.22.16
VICE vs Video games

Louis Vuitton Successfully Discovers the Missing Link Between Video Games and Handbags

Final Fantasy's Lightning is to star in the fashion brand's new advertising campaign, because... Nope, no idea.
Mike Diver
1.6.16
VICE vs Video games

‘Life Is Strange,' But It’s Best When You’re Sitting Down, Doing Nothing

After the fifth game in the 'Life Is Strange' series, we can look back on Dontnod's intriguing adventure and conclude that its silences often spoke the loudest.
Mike Diver
10.23.15
VICE vs Video games

Talking to the Voice Behind the Hitman Games

For 15 years, David Bateson has been playing the role of gaming's most infamous assassin.
Paul Weedon
10.12.15
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