violent video games

Retraction Watch

Two Researchers Challenged a Scientific Study About Violent Video Games—and Took a Hit for Being Right

How two researchers paid a price for challenging a retracted study about violent video games.
Alison McCook, Retraction Watch

Suda51 on ‘Let It Die’ and Grasshopper Manufacture’s Resurrection

The enigmatic Suda51 and company on the forthcoming multiplayer hack-and-slash survival game that used to be Lily Bergamo.
Steve Haske

‘Postal’ Is Back, but Why Now, and Should You Care?

One of video gaming's ultimate "nasties" is returning. We spoke to its makers, Arizona studio Running With Scissors.
Mike Diver

Why I Adore the Legendarily Crass, Violent Video Game ‘Manhunt’

For me, Rockstar is better when it goes linear, and 'Manhunt' is one of the GTA studio's very best.
Ed Smith
VICE vs Video games

The Original ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Is More Complex and Better Than You Remember

The original <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>, more than most contemporary game, is a masterstroke of subjective vision and fallible narration.
Ed Smith
VICE vs Video games

The Horror and Violence of ‘Alien: Isolation,’ One Year Later

It pushes you to think about physical actions—and by extension violent ones—in a way you probably never have in a video game before.
Ed Smith
VICE vs Video games

‘Kane & Lynch: Dead Men’ Handled Violence with a Nuance That's Rare in Video Games

IO Interactive's 2007 game is deeply flawed, but it's still one of the boldest shooters of the past 15 years.
Ed Smith
short circuit

Rockstar Games Didn't Like the BBC's 'GTA' Movie One Bit

"What exactly is this random, made up bollocks?"
Emanuel Maiberg
VICE vs Video games

Are We Sure That ‘Hatred’ Isn’t Just a Great Big Prank?

Unfortunately it's not, but wouldn't it be wonderful if this were merely an attention-grabbing marketing campaign for something else entirely?
Mike Diver

Researchers Say Ultraviolent Video Games Aren't Actually Bad For You

But they still don’t know if playing 20 hours of ‘God of War’ is healthy (it probably isn’t).
Stephan Buranyi
VICE vs Video games

The Glorious, Gory History of 'Mortal Kombat'

Crude, violent, and innovative, the franchise's legacy extends far beyond the early censorship struggles that resulted in the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board.
Aoife Wilson