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Kickstart your game right

Legendary game creator and the founder of Double Fine Productions Tim Schafer.

The best way to ensure your game campaign's success is probably to get Tim Schafer onboard.

Classic Transformers reborn video

Transformers: Devastation

Michael Bay's Transformers are here to stay, but have no fear 80s child, the classic characters are coming to save the day.

Aussies reboot Pac-Man video

PAC-MAN 256 - Endless Arcade Maze

Creators of Crossy Road set the world on fire again, this time with their take on a classic video game.

The horror of choice Until Dawn video

Until Dawn PS4.

REVIEW: Until Dawn plays up the trashy teen horror themes but still offers up a very enjoyable and original plot.

Kiwi game jobs up 30 per cent

Monsters Ate My Metropolis, the latest game from Welington-based studio PikPok.

More than 130 New Zealand games industry jobs have been created in the last financial year.

New Thief-inspired indie RPG

Seven is an isometric RPG with parkour elements and a 'beyond post-apocalyptic' setting that combines the Dark Ages with advanced technology.

Ex-CD Project RED staff's indie game Seven is an isometric RPG with parkour elements in a "beyond post-apocalyptic" setting.

Fallout's Vault Boy joins Tinder

A pixelated billboard image of Vault Boy in Fallout 4.

Getting lonely in the post-apocalypse? How about you #DateADweller? Or the mascot for Vault-Tec?

Fan-made Resident Evil 2 canned

Invader Games, who had been working on a fan remake of Resident Evil 2, have been invited by Capcom to collaborate on the official one.

Capcom invites dedicated gamers working on their own remake of the classic game to collaborate on the official one.

Infinite trust in The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Daisy Ridley and John Boyega hold up their 'Rey' and 'Finn' Disney Infinity figurines at the D23 EXPO 2015.

It sounds like many Bothans died getting video game makers script details for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Big Hero 6 joins Kingdom Hearts video

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Square Enix and Disney unveil the latest world for the forthcoming action RPG, Kingdom Hearts III: Big.

Rare Replay: Retro in perspective

Both the original Perfect Dark for Nintendo 64, and the Xbox 360's Perfect Dark Zero are included in Rare Replay.

Thirty games from the past 30 years - all from one studio. This isn't just a collection, it's a museum piece.

'Review' links games and aggression

Research from 2005 to 2013 affirms a link between violent games and aggression, but ESA and others are rejecting it.

Research from 2005 to 2013 affirms a link between violent games and aggression, but ESA and others are rejecting it.

Windows 10's hidden 'Very High Quality'

Normally, the Windows 10 Xbox app offers only Low, Medium, or High settings, but a Very High Quality option can be unlocked by editing a config file.

Xbox app user discovers a Very High Quality option can be unlocked by editing a config file.

Something's left behind video

Explore an extremely lonely English countryside in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

REVIEW: It's the Apocalypse. But there's no zombies, vampires, aliens, or killer virus because Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

Rare opportunity to revisit 30 classics video

Rare Replay.

REVIEW: British video game developer Rare has marked its 30 year with a special games package.

Did you catch the gamers last night?

Gamers gather at eSports pub AFKgg Gamer Lounge in San Jose, California.

Today's sports pubs are different. Instead of dozens of jocks cheering their local team, its gamers engrossed in Dota 2.

Minaj and Statham gamified

Sniper X: Kill Confirmed will feature Jason Statham's likeness and voice in 'high-pressure, first-person shooter gameplay'.

Jason Statham gets his own first-person shooter, while Nicky Minaj gets a Kim Kardashian-like app.

Peter Dinklage's Ghost busted

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage's voice-over performance as Ghost was widely panned when Destiny first came out.

Game of Thrones star essentially erased in Bungie's expansion packs for Destiny.

Mafia III goes Cajun

Mafia III.

2K Games' latest crime caper looks set to break away from the series' roots by hitting The Big Easy.

Tiger out, Rory in for PGA Tour

With a Battlefield approach and a new cover star, the latest PGA game feels like reboot for the franchise.

Electronic Arts strikes back

EA expects Star Wars Battlefront...

Publisher once called 'worst company in America' foresees extremely strong preorders for Star Wars: Battlefront.

Calling all 80s toys Nostalgiatrons video

He-Man charges into battle in Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

It's time to play with all your favourite 80s action figures again in Ubisoft's Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

Fallout 4 'basically done'

According to Bethesda's Pete Hines, Fallout 4 was already feature complete prior to being announced, and the company's focus is now on bug-fixing.

Bethesda says the post-Apocalypse open world was complete prior to being announced, and its focus is now on bug-fixing.

What's in Witcher 3's new mode?

The Witcher 3's New Game Plus lets you carry over your experience, most items, and alchemy recipes, while also making all enemies stronger.

New Game Plus lets you carry over your experience, most items, and alchemy recipes, while also making all enemies stronger.

Gang cut from NZ GTA gallery

100% Pure New Zealand, Hell Pizza and 'Te Warewhare' in a Dre Hema-Kani's GTA V modification.

More classic Kiwi icons have been added to Grand Theft Auto, but the Mongrel Mob is out.

All Blacks game has Sevens mode

All Blacks Rugby Challenge 3 will be the first game to feature a Sevens mode.

Latest All Blacks Rugby Challenge in development by Aussie studio the first to adapt Sevens competition for gaming.

Mafia III in development

2K Games will officially unveil Mafia III in a worldwide premiere scheduled for midnight on August 6.

Who could resist this offer? 2K Games will officially unveil Mafia III on August 6.

Arnold wrestles with Terminator video

Arnold Schwarzenegger recreates one of his most iconic film scenes from Terminator 2: Judgement Day, for WWE 2K16.

He's back; Arnold Schwarzenegger recreates iconic Terminator 2 scene for WWE 2K16.

China lifting ban on consoles

China's long-held ban on video game consoles has fallen, as the communist nation embraces more sustainable industries.

Sony and Microsoft both have plans to manufacture game consoles in new Shanghai zone.

Taking aim at sexist gamers

Members of retro gamer Keith Apicary's "security force" fire video game guns at the PAX East gaming conference in Boston, Massachusetts, April 7, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY)

The men most likely to harass female gamers are also most likely to have their own problems.

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