Video Games

Mental Health Bar

How Mental Health Charity Take This Is Helping to Educate the Games Industry

A conversation with the charity’s Russ Pitts and Shannon Gerritzen
Joe Donnelly
Do It Yourself

I’m Making My First Video Game, and It’s Both Terrifying and Truly Lovely

My code keeps breaking. Errors flash up on my screen, tiny red exclamation marks freaking me out. What did I do, and how do I fix it?
Kate Gray
Nintendo Switch

Here's What You Need to Know About the New Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's much-speculated-about next console has had its official reveal—so we can all stop making shit up now.
Mike Diver

The Elusive Targets of 'Hitman' Transform It into Transient Art

Most games let you load a save when you mess up, but in 'Hitman's Elusive Target mode, you only get one chance. Don't screw up.
Julie Muncy

Why 'Skyrim' Forever Remains in the Shadow of 'Morrowind'

Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'
Jim Trinca

Telltale's Bloody 'Batman' Shows How the Studio's 'Game of Thrones' Should Have Been

The new episode of this interactive Gotham story spills way more blood than expected, setting a precedent for where <em>Game of Thrones</em> goes next.
Mike Diver
Playstation VR

VICE Gaming's First Impressions of PlayStation VR

Mike Diver and Austin Walker discuss the pros and cons of Sony's imminently available virtual reality headset for the PS4.
Mike Diver
BioShock Infinite

The Politics of 'BioShock Infinite' Are All the Worse When Revisited in a Heated Election Year

But while its narrative is politically pessimistic, Irrational's shooter was, and remains, very positive about video games as a form.
Ed Smith

It's Not You, 'Dota,' It’s Me: Why I've Finally Quit My MOBA Habit

We had our good times, Troll Warlords and all, but you were turning me into a toxic monster.
Jake Tucker

Listen to Episode 9 of the VICE Gaming Podcast

We're joined by Roll7's John Ribbins, designer of the award-winning <em>OlliOlli</em>, and writer Kate Gray to talk video games and human hand lamination. Obviously.
Mike Diver
virtual reality

How VR Video Games Could Change Our Minds

VICE explores the therapeutic potential and psychological risks that come with the emerging world of virtual reality gaming.
VICE Staff

What Cons Are Like When You're a Famous Cosplayer

Andy Rae told us about her weirdest convention stories, dealing with internet haters, and her take on the Cosplay Is Not Consent campaign.
Allison Tierney