Matt Porter

Gaming

I Went Riding with the Reaper Lords, Grand Theft Auto’s Biggest Motorcycle Club

And on the way I learned some lessons in respect, humility and brotherhood. Because for these players, this is more than just a game.
Matt Porter
10.19.16
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Dating in ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Is Like Real Life, Only with More Robot Hand-Jobs

We had the whole of Los Santos before us. So what did we do? Argue about my driving, watch shit TV and have make-up sex, obviously.
Matt Porter
7.3.15
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Exploring the Art of Turning 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
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A Time-Wasting History of Windows’ Free Games

Bored at work? Need a nostalgia trip, but Minesweeper isn't on your Windows 8? Come and wallow in our potted history of free Windows games.
Matt Porter
6.2.15
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The Past, Present and Future of Iconic Games Developer Team17

Famous for Worms and Alien Breed, the British institution now stands for innovative indie games.
Matt Porter
5.20.15
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Burn Bright, Burn Brief: On the Fleeting Fame of eSports Stars

Going professional is a dream for many gamers – but the risk of burn out is a very real one, with few players making it to their mid-20s.
Matt Porter
5.16.15
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They’re Spreading Dangerously, but Zombie Video Games are Still Pretty Cool

There's a veritable horde of zombie games on the market, so let's just skip the usual genre boxes and consider them a breed of their own.
Matt Porter
2.17.15
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The Urban Legend That Inspired Fans to Dig History's 'Worst Video Game' Out of the New Mexico Desert

In 1982, Atari dumped 750,000 copies of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in a landfill. We spoke to the director of a documentary about the people who dug them all back up.
Matt Porter
2.4.15
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Why Is it So Hard to Make a Funny Video Game?

Last year was a bumper one for hilarious games, but humour is often a barrier developers can't seem to clear.
Matt Porter
1.16.15
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Video Games Rule the World, So You Should Probably Just Embrace eSports Already

Traditional broadcasting's downward spiral can't hold back the rise and rise of eSports.
Matt Porter
12.17.14
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Does Anyone Actually Give a Shit About Video Game Collectibles?

Bar the whole "100 percent completion" thing, they really don't seem to serve any purpose whatsoever.
Matt Porter
12.10.14
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The Dos and Don’ts of Making a Horror Video Game

I talked to the creator of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and the new SOMA about how to make gamers piss their pants.
Matt Porter
10.31.14