Games

Play football as a woman in new FIFA game video

For the first time in the FIFA franchise you can play as the stars of women's football.

For the first time the world's highest-selling sports video game franchise will include female football squads.

Twitch bans adult-only games

Rockstar's Manhunt is one of only 26 games given an Adults Only rating by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

Updated Rules of Conduct ban the streaming of any game given an Adults Only rating by North American ratings board.

Explore the open-world wasteland video

The new trailer for Mad Max game Savage Road shows the furious car action that players must survive.

New trailer for Mad Max game shows the furious road action that players must survive.

Horror makes players blind

In Perception, you play as Cassie, a blind woman who needs to use her wits and echolocation to uncover the mysteries of a haunted estate.

Industry veterans behind BioShock and Dead Space reveal a first-person horror game where you have no sight.

'Demonic' game running the internet

Ask Charlie Charlie your question...if you dare.

#CharlieCharlieChallenge has surged to the top of the global social media charts. But why?

Freedive for dolphins video

William Trubridge Plunge Free Dive.

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

The Perils of time running out video

Perils of Man

REVIEW: Pixar-like art style and time travel moral dilemmas make Perils of Man a welcome, refreshing game.

Humans vs AI poker challenge

Professional poker player Douglas Polk of Las Vegas takes part in the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence event at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

One of the world's best poker players takes on a computer program named Claudico in a $136,000 exhibition.

StarCraft cigar removed - guess why

StarCraft's assassin hero Tychus Findlay had his trademark cigar removed from Heroes of the Storm gameplay.

According to Blizzard, removing main character's cigar was a better use of resources.

Wowed by the world of the Witcher

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

REVIEW: The Witcher 3 is an instant classic and arguably the best epic adventure game ever made.

In-app purchase for charity

Sustainavile

Free-to-play Sustainavile has all proceeds from microtransactions go to the Save the Children.

Rockstar sues BBC over GTA film

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Rockstar founder Sam Houser, the creator of Grand Theft Auto, in Game Changer.

Game Changer docudrama starring Dan Radcliffe allegedly using Grand Theft Auto trademarks without permission.

For shizzle, Scrabble adds 6500 new words video

More than 6500 new words have been added to the official Scrabble word list.

It just got a whole lot easier to use up the "Z" tile in Scrabble.

Risky strategy behind Clash of the Clans

Clash of Clans is the world's biggest mobile game and one of only three currently run by Supercell.

Mobile games maker Supercell seeks to remain the world's top-grossing company in the sector.

Gaming linked to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers say people across the world now spend three billion hours a week playing video games.

Call of Duty gaming fans could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, research suggests.

Eye-tracking makes virtual reality hands-free

The technology presents an opportunity to re-imagine various tasks and social interactions in areas like medicine and education.

An advanced virtual reality headset could be a game-changer for the entertainment industry and give people with disabilities new powers.

Gaming developer hits out

Dean Hall founder of gaming company Rocketwerkz and creator of DayZ.

Creator of hugely popular DayZ game moves project offshore because of NZ broadband "dark age".

Mass Effect boss joins HoloLens

Canadian developer Casey Hudson has joined the video game production wing at Microsoft Studios as creative director.

Casey Hudson, who served as the director on the Mass Effect series, has joined Microsoft Studios.

Can Project Cars outpace Forza?

Project Cars may be the most authentic racing simulator of recent times.

REVIEW: Slightly Mad studios didn't just build a good racing game; they built a life-like, immersive, racing simulator.

Xbox grinds Gears leakers accounts

An unannounced remaster of the frist Gears of War game has been leaked online by testers.

Microsoft bans testers who leaked Gears of War footage from Xbox Live, but denies bricking consoles.

The undead wreak Havoc

Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty:Advanced Warfare's Ascendance DLC.

REVIEW: Digging through Advanced Warfare’s first two DLC packs, to see if they’re worth your money.

Nathan Drake gets facelift

Nathan Drake  will have 300 to 500 computer-generated 'bones in his faces in Uncharted 4, compared to 90 to 100 animated for Naughty Dog's acclaimed The Last of Us.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End uses a revamped facial animation system that gives characters' faces hundreds of "bones".

YouTube gaming blockbuster

Minecraft recently added speciality Simpsons skins for its super-addictive game.

Brick-building game Minecraft is more watched than any other game stream in YouTube's 10 year history.

Assassin's Creed hits London

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

It's a Dickensian nightmare on the streets of London as Assassin's Creed Syndicate looks to spark a revolution.

Testfiring Splatoon

Splatoon

Nintendo have taken the Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros formula and created a new shooter.

Cinema becomes eSport war zone

London's Gfinity Arena has opened up for eSports.

London's Gfinity Arena seats 600 and is billed as the only dedicated eSports venue in the UK.

Ride open-world dinosaurs

ARK: Survival Evolved

Independent developer Studio Wildcard have announced ARK: Survival Evolved, "open-world dinosaur survival game where players fight for every breath amongst the most ferocious creatures to ever walk the earth."

Witcher goes all Thrones video

Sex scenes are fairly frequent in the Witcher 3 but  never seedy or sleazy.

With topless sorceresses and supernatural fetuses, third instalment is expected to be the wildest yet.

Dr Who joins Lego Dimensions

Doctor Who Lego Dimensions Level Pack

Every Lego set ever imagined appears to be part of the new Dimensions game.

Giving history the reboot video

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood takes place before The New Order.

REVIEW: Nazi-blasting prequel The Old Blood is a slick, well-crafted and engaging affair with a refreshingly old-school approach.

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