swords

Games Columns

'Mordhau' Is the Most Fun I've Ever Had Dying

If you strike me down, I shall only laugh about it.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.18.19
crime

The Definitive Breakdown of Robbers Being Chased Away by Sword-Wielding Owners

Welcome to the perfect 45-second action movie.
Mack Lamoureux
11.23.18
ask a smart person

We Asked a Sword Instructor to Judge Lupe Fiasco’s Use of a Blade

In a move we didn't see coming, we found ourselves along the way.
Phil Witmer
3.29.17
hack and slash

Video Game Swords Are Cooler Than Video Game Guns

Swords add a personal level to combat that guns often don't.
Leif Johnson
3.26.17
Design

A Robot Challenged a Sword Master to a Battle of Blades

The Yaskawa Bushido Project gives new meaning to the term "samurai code."
Beckett Mufson
2.20.17
Interviews

Twilight Force Are the Best Dragon-Riding Rock Band in the Whole Wizarding World

Meet the sword-wielding Swedes hell-bent on making power metal great again.
John Muskett
11.2.16
medieval

MMA with Medieval Armor and Blunt Weapons

Every year there is a medieval style combat tournament that takes place in a castle in Europe; that means swords, full body armor, and shields.
VICE Sports
10.17.16
china

This Beijing Bar’s Sword Fights Are More Enjoyable Than Its Steaks

Most people don't come to Knights and Merchants for the roast beef, or even its 18-percent alcohol mead. They come to dress up in medieval suits of armor and beat the living crap out of each other.
Jamie Fullerton
6.3.16
Film

Samurai Jack Is Coming Back to TV

Genndy Tartakovsky's beloved samurai returns on Adult Swim in 2016.
Beckett Mufson
12.2.15
video

Someone Made that Flaming Sword from 'Fallout 4' Real

Shishkebab, Fallout 4's flaming sword, in real life.
Emanuel Maiberg
11.12.15
FIGHTLAND

The Sword and the Fist: How Fencing Influenced Fighting

Swordsmanship and fist fighting shared a place in military martial arts, but as warfare left them behind the two became separate disciplines. We take a look at how the art of fencing came to influence the unarmed martial arts.
Jack Slack
10.29.15
Stuff

How LARPing Helped One Man Deal with His Autism

In this excerpt from VICE's new film "LARPing Saved My Life," we learn about the mental health benefits of live-action roleplaying.
VICE Staff
10.7.15
0102