Patrick Klepek

​Patrick Klepek is the Senior Reporter at VICE Gaming, and he's been covering video games for more than 10 years. He secretly wishes he was writing about horror movies every day.​

Google

Google Takes Aim at PlayStation, Xbox With Gaming Streaming Service, Stadia

Launching later this year, Google's pitch is simple but ambitious: press play and start playing a game immediately and anywhere.
Patrick Klepek
4 days ago
Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts' True Magic Isn't Disney, It's Men Showing Vulnerability

The Square Enix mashup franchise hasn't lasted more than 15 years because you can visit the world of 'Frozen,' it's the surprising meditation on toxic masculinity.
Patrick Klepek
3.18.19
labor

Giving Workers Equal Power Isn't Radical. This Studio's Done It For Years.

Canadian developer KO_OP has been experimenting with the co-op model long before America's socialism flirtation—and it's working.
Patrick Klepek
3.12.19
Devil May Cry

'Devil May Cry 5' Is Sexy, Chaotic, and Deliciously Overwhelming

It feels like Capcom found a VHS tape of an amazing B-movie from the 70s that no one’s ever seen, and remastered the thing in 4K.
Patrick Klepek
3.8.19
Podcasts

Austin's Here Now, Entertain Him: We Talk Mechs, Kingdom Hearts, THQ, More

These podcasts are supposed be an hour, but woops we talked about the 2015 movie 'Pan' for 30 minutes.
Patrick Klepek
3.5.19
Opinion

THQ Nordic's 'Apology' Over 8chan Incident Isn't Worthy of Forgiveness

This isn't the bare minimum. The bare minimum involves disclosing steps on how you plan to regain trust.
Patrick Klepek
3.4.19
Internet

THQ Nordic Held Q&A on a Website Banned for Suspected Child Pornography

The company has since apologized, saying the move was done without "proper due diligence to understand the history and the controversy of the site." That's bullshit.
Patrick Klepek
2.26.19
Listen

Austin, Patrick, and Cado Need to Talk About 'Anthem' ASAP. For 90 Minutes.

This is a weird video game.
Patrick Klepek
2.22.19
Review

'Anthem' Could Be Great Someday. Today Is Not That Day.

I was ready for 'Anthem' to be my Destiny, splitting the difference between dropping colored objects and telling cool stories. It feels great to fly, but it has a long way to go.
Patrick Klepek
2.22.19
Podcasts

Our Latest Kingdom Hearts Deep Dive Catches Up to 'Kingdom Hearts III'

Lore Reasons returns to closely overanalyze 'Dream Drop Distance.' This time with beer.
Patrick Klepek
2.18.19
Podcasts

You're Right to be Angry at Activision Blizzard, So Let's Talk About It

Also, the latest Nintendo Direct was sooooooooooo good.
Patrick Klepek
2.16.19
Opinion

Activision Blizzard Reports Record Revenue as They Fuck Over 800 Employees

At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the pursuit of endless growth and endless profits.
Patrick Klepek
2.12.19
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