Games Features

Gaming's Climate Dread in a 4K Streaming Ecosystem

Still preoccupied with whether they could, games and technology companies are still not stopping to think if they should.
Lewis Gordon
Games News

Ubisoft Apologizes for 'Watch Dogs: Legion' Ad That Appeared to Reference Hong Kong Protests

A post on the Ubisoft Facebook page was pulled after it circulated on Weibo that it referenced protests in Hong Kong.
Nicole Carpenter
Games Podcasts

Here's What We Learned About 'Watch Dogs: Legion' After an Hour with the Game

Plus, hands on with 'Roller Champions' and all the news from the Ubisoft and Square-Enix press conferences.
VICE Staff
Games News

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Creator Reveals 'Mythic Quest,' a New Comedy About Game Development

Video game development is a good subject for a comedy, but so far we're not sold on 'Mythic Quest.'
Cameron Kunzelman

New Documentary ‘Playing Hard’ Shows That Making Games Can Be Hell

The film, now on Netflix, misses the mark by focusing on Ubisoft higher-ups during the development of 'For Honor,' rather than rank-and-file workers.
Matthew Gault

We Wrestle With the Messy Politics of 'The Division 2' on Today's Podcast

Plus, our thoughts on the techno-thriller immersive sim 'The Occupation,' internet nostalgia journey 'Hypnospace Outlaw,' and joyous puzzler 'Baba Is You.'
Austin Walker

Kill for Prosperity and Not Much Else in 'Far Cry New Dawn'

We regret to inform you the world did not end, and we're doing this all again.
Dia Lacina

Oakland Police Open Records Transparency Investigation After 'Watch Dogs 2' Lawsuit

Earlier this year, Oakland Police refused to turn over documents about any collaboration with Ubisoft. An activist sued the agency, and won.
Ian Birnbaum

We Have to Push Back on the Toxic Labor of 100-Hour Work Weeks

What's happening with 'Red Dead Redemption 2' isn't new, but that shouldn't make it any less shocking.
Rob Zacny
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I Keep Playing 'Assassin’s Creed Odyssey' Because it Reminds me of Xena

Kassandra is so awesome a character that I’m playing through this massive game just for her.
Danielle Riendeau
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' Is Classical Ubisoft in the Wrong Ways

Assassin's Creed gave Ubisoft games their modern identity, now the Ubisoft monoculture has come for the Assassins.
Rob Zacny
open thread

The 'Mario + Rabbids' Donkey Kong DLC Is More of an Already Great Thing

‘Donkey Kong Adventure’ is a further exploration of things the core game does so well.
Danielle Riendeau