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What Even Is an Open World Game Anymore?

It's an open question, so we're going to do what we do best: record a podcast talking about it.
Patrick Klepek
1.11.19
FOIA

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
10.24.18
Podcasts

We Analyze Cities in Games, Systemic Storytelling on Waypoint Radio

This podcast, like the Phantom Thieves, will steal your heart.
Patrick Klepek
4.17.17
Chicago

The First 'Watch Dogs' was Out of Touch

In our second episode of Guide To Games, we take a hard look at the first 'Watch Dogs'
Danielle Riendeau
1.24.17
Views My Own

How ‘The Last of Us’ Unearthed the Ugly Side of Playing Protector

But Naughty Dog’s sequel has the chance to flip the standard protector/protectee roles, giving Ellie the power to keep her closest friends safe.
Ed Smith
12.9.16
Gaming

We Talk VR Queasiness, Rhythmic Horror, and 'Mafia III' in the Latest Episode of VICE Gaming's New Podcast

VICE Gaming's Austin Walker and Patrick Klepek chat about the games they played over the weekend and tackle a complex reader question on race and representation.
Austin Walker
10.10.16
Gaming

Video Games Are So Realistic That They Can Teach AI What the World Looks Like

And they're only getting better.
Jordan Pearson
9.13.16
Hacking

These Games Subvert Boring Hollywood Hacking Clichés

<em>Beglitched</em>, <em>Quadrilateral Cowboy</em>, and <em>Hacknet</em> show how hacking in games can be colorful, clever, and pleasantly clunky.
Caty McCarthy
8.26.16
Gaming

These Games Subvert Boring Hollywood Hacking Clichés

'Beglitched,' 'Quadrilateral Cowboy,' and 'Hacknet' show how hacking in games can be colorful, clever, and pleasantly clunky.
Caty McCarthy
8.26.16
Gaming

What’s with These Video Game Sequels That Nobody Wanted?

Another Homefront? A second Dead Island proper? We can't have a new Burnout, but these sequels get the green light? The fuck is happening, video games?
Mike Diver
5.13.16
VICE vs Video games

Violent Video Games are Better for Us Than Bloodless Blockbuster Movies

Gory video games are something we can discuss, and learn from. But CGI-heavy flicks full of devastation but no deaths? Hardly.
Oliver Lee Bateman
5.19.15
VICE vs Video games

What the Music of ‘Watch Dogs’ Says About Its ‘Hero,’ Aiden Pearce

Our protagonist's handpicked tracks tell us a lot about the man inside the trench coat. Mainly, that he's a piece of shit.
Ed Smith
5.14.15
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