Games

Taste Oddity

ABE RETURNS: Get ready to chant, make Sligs shoot each other and become ‘okay’ with an Alien race’s bodily functions in this revitalisation of the 90s classic Abe's Oddysse.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is an example of a reimagining done right.

Error gives away thousands of games

RADICAL IDEA: Olliolli, one of the games available in GOG.com's store.

But digital retailer is letting anyone who benefited keep those games. 

The horror, the horror

Neil Gaiman's Wayward Manor.

REVIEW: Neil Gaiman and The Odd Gentlemen come together to bring you an interactive ghost story. Sounds great, right?

Walking Dead: Season 3 arises

HUNGER: Telltale Games' critically acclaimed adaptation of The Walking Dead will be returning for a third season.

Telltale Games' critically acclaimed adaptation will be returning for a third season.

Battlefield's cops & robbers risk

Battlefield Hardline.

Cops-and-robbers is a big change from historical and modern day warfare that made it successful.

Original Firefly cast returns

SHINY: The cast of Firefly, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarain, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite and Ron Glass.

The crew of Serenity will reprise their roles for Firefly Online.

First look at live-action Halo video

Halo: Nightfall screenshot.

Halo: Nightfall, a live-action series produced by Ridley Scott, unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con.

Sony to pay $17.5m over breach

GLITCH: Sony is compensating victims of a  2011 data breach in its PlayStation Network.

Victims of 2011 PlayStation Network data breach offered games and music subscriptions.

Nathan Drake bumps Spidey

UNCHARTED TERRITORY: Adaptation of Naughty Dogs hit series pencilled in for a date formerly occupied by The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

Adaptation of hit series, Uncharted, pencilled in for a date formerly occupied by The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

EA profit exceeds expectations

MONSTER MACHINE: A prop mech from Titanfall on display before the opening of E3 in June.

Publisher reports profit boost thanks to Titanfall, as it delays latest Battlefield.

Does anyone want more Crash?

CRASH THE PARTY: Naughty Dog says it has no plans to return to its beloved earlier franchises like Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Dexter.

Naughty Dog has no plans to return to its earlier franchises - does that make any sense?

Fate of play

Destiny Beta.

The beta is out and Bungie’s Destiny has bigger worlds, story clues and more combat.

Import your Destiny to sequels

DESTINY: Bungie reveals plans for the future of its newest franchise, which include importing characters into later versions.

Bungie reveals plans for future of newest franchise, including importing characters into later versions.

The Last of Us performed live

The Last of Us

Sold-out stage show of post-apocalyptic game to be broadcast worldwide on Twitch, YouTube, and PSN.

Scrap metal rises

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a reminder of why movie tie-ins are now such a rarity.

Sim-pathy for the devil

The Sims 4: Create A Sim.

EA has been talking up its new Create A Sim tool; ready to play God?

Rise of the microtransactions

PENNY PINCHING: The number of global MMORPG subscribers has fallen to 23.4 million

Dramatic fall in the number of global MMORPG subscribers offset by a rise in in-game spending.

In the grip of gaming

BUTTON MASHER: It's called internet gaming disorder - and naming it seems to be as far as we've got. What it is, is arguable.

Does excessive online gaming lead to mental disorder? Experts are undecided.

Dictator sues Call of Duty

Panamanian strong-man Manuel Noriega files lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for using his image in game without his permission.

Panamanian strong-man sues Activision Blizzard for using his image without permission.

Neil Gaiman game now available

Neil Gaiman

Acclaimed author wrote and narrated horror puzzle game Wayward Manor.

Digital Nationz expands

JAEGER BOMB: Former world champion George Gillard checks out the Robot Wars competition at the 2013 Digital Nationz.

Auckland-based technology expo joining forces with the Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show for second year.

This app is your Destiny

DESTINY: iOS, Android, and PC app allows players of Bungie RPG to manage inventory, change equipment, track quests, and more.

iOS, Android, and PC app allows players of Bungie RPG to manage inventory, change equipment, track quests, and more.

If at first you don't succeed, fight on

FIGHT CLUB: Bruce Lee gets in on the action in EA Sports UFC.

REVIEW: I get knocked down, but I get up again, because UFC is highly recommended.

Battle for African gamemakers

Kuluya boss Olakunle Ogungbamila wants to change the way Africa is portrayed in games.

Developers want to change the way Africa is portrayed in games.

Rob Zombie's Assassin's Creed

REVOLUTION: Rob Zombie to unveil animated short inspired by Assassin's Creed Unity at San Diego Comic-Con.

Walking Dead co-creator and metal legend announce animated short inspired by Assassin's Creed Unity.

Death to respawns

Metrocide

Looking for a retro styled, top down, cyberpunk inspired, stealth-action game?

Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo storm

HEROES OF THE STORM

Free-to-play brawler is Blizzard's mash-up of its three most popular game franchises.

Ripley returns to Alien-verse

Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley in Alien: Isolation.

Sigourney Weaver says she turned down numerous chances to reprise Ripley until Alien: Isolation came along.

Spark your creativity

Project Spark.

Budding game designers can get their hands on Team Dakota's creation tool, Project Spark, on October 9.

Bleszinski's Bluestreak

BLUESTREAK: Cliff Bleszinski promises no 'fake CG trailer' for his new free-to-play arena shooter.

Gears of War designer working on a free arena shooter and promises no "fake CG trailer showing 'Gameplay'".