The Last of Us

Gaming

This is What Video Gaming Narratives Need to Do to Be Taken Seriously

Interactive stories that play out through our consoles can be riveting; but the gaming medium is still seen as "weaker" than novels and movies. How do we change that?
Mike Diver
5.19.16
Gaming

Why Video Games Should Hurt Us More

Gaming representations of physical and mental suffering are regularly reductive. But by really making us hurt, these experiences could become unnerving and exciting.
Ed Smith
5.2.16
Gaming

These Are Some of Video Gaming's Most Disturbing Moments

From the sickeningly brutal, to the psychologically petrifying, right down to eye-watering moments of profound sadness.
Jonathan Beach
4.22.16
Gaming

Five of the Best Video Game Soundtracks You Don't Have to Be a Gamer to Enjoy

You don't need to be in the middle of a game to fall in love with this music.
Mike Diver
1.27.16
VICE vs Video games

I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved the PlayStation 3

The games of the PS3 era were special in many ways, but also showcased a lot of the medium's shortcomings, ones that gaming is only beginning to deal with.
Ed Smith
11.24.15
VICE vs Video games

Gaming’s Most Gorgeous Apocalypses

While we wait for <i>Fallout 4</i>, let's look back at other games that had us looking forward to the end of the world.
Ian Dransfield
11.9.15
VICE vs Video games

Why Is Mavis Beacon Still the Best Known Black Woman in Video Gaming?

Black women remain massively underrepresented in a medium that has produced notable examples of nearly every other conceivable demographic.
Oliver Lee Bateman
10.7.15
VICE vs Video games

Video Gaming's Most Beautiful Moments

Some of the scenes and sounds that have made us swoon over the years.
Chris Scullion
7.28.15
VICE vs Video games

Video Games Are Finally, Finally Including More Female Heroes

The gaming industry is creating lady lead characters who are more than just tits and guns.
Emma Quinlan
7.16.15
VICE vs Video games

‘The Last of Us 2’ Needs to Step Away from Joel and Ellie, and Into the Unknown

If Naughty Dog is making a sequel to their 2013 hit, the last thing it should do is dwell on that game's leading pair.
Sean Cleaver
7.1.15
VICE vs Video games

Exploring the Art of Adapting Video Games into Comics

Developers have long been influenced by the world of comics—but in recent years that relationship has reversed, with comics taking cues from video games.
Matt Porter
6.23.15
VICE vs Video games

Gaming Will Never Have Its ‘Citizen Kane’ Moment and That's OK

By aping cinema, video gaming's storytellers have been selling themselves short for years. It's time to embrace the medium's unique possibilities.
John Robertson
6.8.15
0102