Games

Prominent gamer dies

Live-stream gamer Brian Vigneault, who died while attempting to play for 24 hours to raise money for charity.

He was attempting to play for 24 hours to raise money for charity. He only made it 22.

Horizon Zero Dawn: Inside the game

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Gerard Campbell catches up with Joel Eschler, senior producer on the new PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn.

Review: For Honor

For Honor is available now for PS4, XBox One and PC.

How is a game about Knights, Vikings, and Samurai wailing on each other not perfect?

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is due to be released on PlayStation 4 on March 1.

Horizon Zero Dawn is a breath of fresh air, but the journey takes some missteps.

Pewdiepie apologises, attacks media

​Felix Kjellberg: "YouTube is trying to kill my channel."

​Felix Kjellberg says sorry for anti-Semitic remarks but blames media who don't "get" him.

Review: Halo Wars 2 video

Halo Wars 2

We put the real time strategy take on the Xbox's flagship franchise through its paces.

Maori gambling game taken down video

'Maori' used pounamu, carvings and figures of men and women as part of a slot game.

A Czech company using Maori imagery in its pokie game has pulled down the game.

Pokemon update brings new monsters

The Pokemon Go update will  offer new items to evolve Pokemon differently.

The update expected this week introduces 80 more Pokemon, as well as tweaks to how players snag them.

NZ's unlikeliest CEO?

Dean Hall, of Rocketwerkz gaming studio, based in Dunedin.

Dean Hall doesn't own property, drives a 2005 Toyota, caps his salary, and gives staff unlimited leave.

Top 5 gaming plays of the week

Top 5 gaming plays of the week

The JAM Top 5 is a weekly video series highlighting some of the best stream moments from gamers within the region. 

Gamer banned for 1000 years

Counter-Strike is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game.

An online tournament service banned a user for 365,000 days for "malicious activity" toward a 15-year-old girl.

Famous game creator visits NZ

Hideo Kojima with Sir Peter Jackson during his visit to Wellington.

Hideo Kojima stopped by Wellington to take a look at Weta Workshop and catch up with Sir Peter Jackson.

PS4 Pro to get ‘boost mode’

The PlayStation 4 Pro is noticeably bigger and bulkier than its little brother the PS4 Slim.

The update will increase frame rates and reduce load times for some games.

Online gambling goes Maori

Hapai Te Hauora is criticising Czech game developer Endorphina for using Maori imagery without acknowledging Maori as ...

Online gambling in the Czech Republic has a familiar face: a Maori face. 

Top 5 gaming plays of the week video

Top 5 gaming plays of the week.

The JAM Top 5 is a weekly video series highlighting some of the best stream moments from gamers within the region. 

2.5 million gamers details hacked

The data was taken from unofficial sites where players share links to download free and pirated versions of games.

The data was taken from unofficial sites where players share links to download free and pirated versions of games.

Video games: Good or bad for you?

What's the verdict on video gaming and your health?

What's the real story on video games, are they as bad as we think?

Gaming a potential $1b industry

Andrew Little announces a new regional plan in Dunedin.

Labour leader Andrew Little says Auckland is becoming a "little unpleasant to live" in, as he announces first new regional funding plan.

'Father of Pac-Man' has died

The world's most successful coin-operated arcade game has been played more than 10 billion times.

The world's most successful coin-operated arcade game has been played more than 10 billion times.

Pokemon Duel tips and tricks

You can download Pokemon Duel on either iOS or Android for free via the App Store or Google Play Store.

We've put together this helpful guide that should answer all of your questions.

Top 5 gaming plays of the week

Chris Bridle talks through his top five gaming plays of the week.

Some of the best stream moments from gamers within the region. 

Apocalypse Now game underway

Martin Sheen appeared in the Apocalypse Now movie.

A videogame adaptation of Apocalypse Now backed by Francis Ford Coppola has made its way to Kickstarter.

Follow-up to Pokemon Go is here

Pokemon Duel is free and is available in New Zealand for Apple and Android devices.

Pokemon Duel is a strategy game so don't expect to be running around hunting for Pokemon.

Review: Resident Evil 7 video

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is being launched on Wednesday.

Resident Evil goes back to its "survival horror" roots for its new instalment.

Anime shooter game banned in NZ

The chief censor’s report said the game's narrative “deals extensively in matters of sex.”

Gal Gun: Double Peace involved firing your "pheromone shot" at love-crazed anime schoolgirls.

Kiwi voice behind Resident Evil 7

Jordan Reyne sings the haunting mid-19th century theme song called Go Tell Aunt Rhody, in the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard ...

South Island-born singer Jordan Reyne is the voice behind the trailer for the new game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Making the game: Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2

Design director Clay Jensen gives us the inside track on the development of one of 2017's most-eagerly awaited games.

Top 5 gaming plays of the week video

Chris Bridle talks through his top five gaming plays of the week.

The JAM Top 5 is a weekly video series highlighting some of the best stream moments from gamers within the region. 

Review: Gravity Rush 2

Many missions take you to alien landscapes full of things to kick.

If you like magical girls, fantasy steampunk, or duck-related sidequests, Gravity Rush 2 is your kind of people.

Review: Beholder

Beholder's art style, while simple, works well with the feeling of oppression.

Beholder is a worthwhile game with some very interesting things to say, but it's also exhausting and sad.

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