Letter Series

Red Dead Redemption 2

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Is a Game of Big Mistakes and Little Victories

The redeeming details in a flawed epic.
Rob Zacny
11.7.18
Letter Series

It's Worth Keeping 'Red Dead Redemption 2' at a Distance

There are moments where you can almost forget the context, both in-fiction and real-world, that inform this uneven Western.
Patrick Klepek
11.5.18
Letter Series

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Is Defined By Its Rough Edges

From reported labor abuses to a total dedication to its languid frontier fantasy, 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is messy as hell.
Austin Walker
11.2.18
Postscript

The Orcs of 'Shadow of War' Face a Fate Worse Than Death

Austin Walker and Cameron Kunzelman hash out their feelings about fantasy enslavement, lootboxes, and procedurally generated storytelling in the latest Lord of the Rings game.
Cameron Kunzelman
Austin Walker
10.27.17
Horizon Zero Dawn

'Horizon Zero Dawn' Has Far More Than Robot Dinosaurs

Waypoint Senior Reporter Patrick Klepek starts off our letter series about Guerrilla's open-world adventure.
Patrick Klepek
2.20.17
Postscript

The Spooky Whispers of 'Resident Evil 7'

'Resident Evil 7' succeeds where recent series entries have failed: by exercising restraint.
Cameron Kunzelman and Patrick Klepek
2.4.17
Letter Series

A Deeper Conversation About Class and Inequality in 'Gravity Rush 2'

Despite being anime-as-fuck, 'Gravity Rush 2' takes on some surprisingly complex themes.
Patrick Klepek and Austin Walker
1.27.17
VICE Gaming Letter Series

No Man's Sky' Is the Stress Reliever I Didn't Know I Needed

The editors at VICE Gaming will be sharing their first impressions with one another for the next week, because the game is massive in scope.
Austin Walker
8.9.16
Letter Series

Why Is There No ‘Proper’ Olympics Video Game in 2016?

We get Mario and Sonic cavorting around Rio, but no game in which we can play as Usain Bolt. After decades of realistic Olympic tie-ins, what's up with that?
Mike Diver
7.29.16
Letter Series

Robin Hunicke Wants to Change Video Games, but She Can’t Do It Alone

The Funomena co-founder and <i>Journey</i> producer explains how traditional labelling is out-dated and why we need to highlight genuine innovation.
Mike Diver
7.28.16
Letter Series

The Solution to Our Political Problems Lies in 'Dungeons and Dragons'

The tabletop roleplaying in <i>Stranger Things</i> is more than just filler; it's a cipher for the show's hopeful politics.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.28.16
Letter Series

The FTC Says Warner Bros. Hid Its Sponsorship of YouTube 'Shadow of Mordor' Videos

According to the FTC, Warner Bros. failed to ensure that influencers and video makers would "clearly and conspicuously" disclose that videos they made were actually paid advertisements.
Austin Walker
7.14.16
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