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Google adds Solitaire to search results

No surprises or new features here, just a solid version of solitaire.

Google has rolled out a tried and true method of time wasting to its search results via browsers.

eSports 'tsunami' coming to NZ

The New Zealand Gaming Championship offers Kiwi League of Legends players an opportunity to compete.

The New Zealand eSports Federation reckons its time we started taking eSports seriously.

A (Pokémon) fight at the museum

Rare Pokemon will lurk among the exhibits at the Nelson Provincial Museum over the next few days.

How do you attract more young people to see rare artefacts? Drop a Pokemon Go lure of course.

Pokemon Go is in decline

A man plays Pokemon Go game on a smartphone.

Data shows Pokemon Go's daily active users, downloads and engagement are all well off their peaks.

New consoles signal big changes

The white Xbox One S is 40 per cent smaller than the original black Xbox One and features support for 4K high-definition ...

The new models are an opportunity to capitalise on technologies that have become more mainstream.

New Deus Ex scores political points

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Game that sparked outrage for using "mechanical apartheid" in marketing material deserves credit for tackling tough issues.

PS4 Slim images leak

Could this be the PS4 Slim?

Images of a PlayStation 4 Slim model appeared to have leaked online via a UK auction site.

No Man's Sky: Six things I learned

No Man's Sky transports players to a fictional sci-fi galaxy populated by an almost infinite number of planets.

To say No Man's Sky is ambitious is a galactic understatement.

Review: Bound

Bound features an abstract world of shape and colour conjured up by  a woman reliving painful memories of her childhood.

Bound is almost certainly the world's first ballet-based platform game. But is it art?

Laser Tag now an iPhone game

One optional piece of gear will be a pistol-grip case your iPhone fits in.

Combatants to play virtual shoot-em-up anywhere using iPhones as the gun, map, scoring system and communication tool.

Crack down on Poke-cheats

Users inventory of Pokemon, like Pikachu here, could be wiped

Pokemon account terminated? Try this

Review: No Man's Sky video

No Man's Sky transports players to a fictional sci-fi galaxy populated by an almost infinite number of planets.

No Man's Sky somehow manages to be one of the most interesting and most boring games of all time.

'Gringo' game reflects Rio's crime

The gringo in the game personifies many of the cliches Brazilians see in foreign tourists.

Run Gringo Run is a free app whose central character is a foreign tourist fleeing a group of youths attempting to rob him.

Players find 10m virtual species

At the heart of No Man's Sky beats a process called procedural generation.

No Man's Sky players discovered some 10 million different alien species in the galaxy in one night.

Pokemon challenges Olympics

A boy plays Pokemon Go in an urban park in Rio de Janeiro.

For some people in Rio there's only one game in town - and it's not the Olympics.

WIN: No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky transports players to a fictional sci-fi galaxy populated by an almost infinite number of planets.

It's one of the most hotly-anticipated games of the year, and we've got a copy to give away to one lucky winner.

No Man's Sky available in NZ video

The game also has no obvious mission structure, with players placed on a planet at the start of the game with a ...

One of the year's most anticipated games becomes available in New Zealand on Wednesday.

Is Pokemon Go racist?

There are typically fewer PokeStops in non-white areas, if there are any at all.

There are typically fewer PokeStops in non-white areas, if there are any at all.

Pokemon Go master wants more

Nick Johnson claims to be the first person to capture all 145 creatures.

Nick Johnson claims to be the first person to capture all 145 creatures now available in the "Pokemon Go".

How to get No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky is an open-world galaxy exploring game.

No Man’s Sky is released in NZ on Wednesday for PlayStation 4, and Saturday for PC players.

Logic behind Pokemon ban

The problem with Pokemon Go isn't limited to countries as contemptuous of human rights as Iran, Russia and China.

Iran is the first country to ban Pokemon Go but it isn't the only one taking action against the popular app.

Xbox One S: Hands on review

The white Xbox One S is 40 per cent smaller than the original black Xbox One and features support for 4K high-definition ...

We put Microsoft's updated and improved version of their flagship console through its paces.

Pokemon honeymoon over

A new version of the popular app has drawn the fury of some of its most devoted fans.

The decline has been blamed on the company being unresponsive to player feedback after making several changes to the game.

Review: Xbox One S

Xbox One owners might be disappointed (or relieved) to know that the One S doesn't really offer much over the original.

Xbox One owners might be disappointed (or relieved) to know that the One S doesn't really offer much over the original.

Civilization VI: Making history video

Civlization VI

Lee Henaghan gets a hands-on preview of the revolutionary empire sim ahead of its October release.

NZ's Pokemon populations revealed

A Statistics NZ study has revealed New Zealand's Pokemon population.

Which of New Zealand's cities is the best place to catch them all?

More jobs for games makers

Out of Ammo, a strategy game made for the HTC Vive virtual reality platform by Dunedin's Rocketwerkz, is one of the ...

Computer games studios expect to take on about another 100 workers this year.

Couple left son for Pokemon

The couple told authorities that they left the toddler alone while they were playing Pokemon Go, authorities say.

The couple told authorities that they left the toddler alone while they were playing Pokemon Go, authorities say.

Pokemon a no-go in Wellington

Pastry chef Alex Hebden and student Laura Ferguson are level 22 Pokemon Go trainers who enjoy walking along the ...

Driving onto Wellington Waterfront a no-go for Pokemon chasers.

Suburb quiet now Pokestops gone

Residents celebrated the end of the chaos, which included traffic jams and rubbish left strewn in the park.

​At last, the residents in the Sydney suburb of Rhodes can finally get some sleep.

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