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Game of Thrones, Ep 3: The Sword in the Darkness

screenshot from Telltale Game's Game of Thrones series

An action packed flurry of confrontations, with a plethora of difficult decisions that ensures the second half of this gripping series begins with a bang!

Spotify meets Playstation

spotify, playstation

Spotify joins forces with Playstation releasing it's music streaming service today.

Halo 5 to be released in October video

Halo 5: Guardians will be released on 27 October 2015

The live-action trailer for Halo 5: Guardians drops more hints and announces the game's release.

Wii U Legend of Zelda delayed video

The Legend of Zelda

Nintendo are no longer targeting a 2015 release for the Legends of Zelda on Wii U.

Battlefield: As seen on TV video

Battlefield: Hardline.

REVIEW: Battlefield: Hardline is an unashamed love letter to the crime dramas that have dominated the airwaves since the 1970s.

Aussies leak Mordor: GOTY Ed

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor : The Bright Lord.

No official word has been made, but Shadow of Mordor's special edition now has an MA15+ rating.

Bloodborne not releasing on PC

Bloodborne is exclusive to PlayStation 4 with no plans to release it on PC.

Sony has confirmed that Bloodborne is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, with no plans to bring it to PC.

Major Heroes update

The Banshee Queen Sylvanas has been added to Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Beta.

Beta update adds Sylvanas Windrunner, the Team League ranked mode, and more.

Indie gaming in a sea of hipsters

Smooth Operator players must satisfy each other in order to score points.

The SXSW game festival guarantees you'll see something never done before.

Twitch possibly hacked

The acquisition of Twitch will be Amazon's biggest ever.

Amazon.com's video game streaming platform informs users their accounts may have been hacked.

Lovecraftian nightmare video

Bloodborne

REVIEW: From the creator of Demon's and Dark Souls comes the tale of a mysterious Hunter on a twisted journey.

No, Zelda is not coming to Netflix

A report about Netflix developing a series based on The Legend of Zelda games has been refuted by Nintendo.

Satoru Iwata says rumoured development of a live-action Zelda series "not based on correct information".

Hardline no cop-out video

Battlefield: Hardline.

REVIEW: Visceral deliver an entertaining, fast-paced execution of the Battlefield engine.

Arkham Knight delayed again

Batman Arkham Knight.

Rocksteady's closing arc to its Batman series that began with Arkham Asylum has been pushed back to June 23.

Make big life decisions for real

Fantasy Life: In the fantasy world of Reveria, a meteorite destroys your home and sets off an adventurous chain of events.

REVIEW: If you're hardcore and want to take every path and option, Fantasy Life is the game for you.

Filmmakers prove they're gamers video

Jesse Metcalfe is Chase Carter in Dead Rising: Watcher, an adaptation of the popular zombie hack and slash series, set between the second and third games.

Producers behind critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat web-series handed controllers for zombie slasher Dead Rising.

NZ gaming sales hit record $347m

GAMERS: People play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at a gaming fair in Cologne, Germany last year.

Kiwis spent a record $347 million on computer games and consoles last year, with more downloading and fewer buying in shops.

Lawsuit: Xbox 360 gouged discs

Microsoft Corp. Xbox 360 video game console and controller are pictured in Los Angeles November 18, 2005. Microsoft hopes to gain an advantage over rivals Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co. Ltd. by being first to launch a next-generation video game console when its Xbox 360 debuts November 22, 2005 in the United States. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Xbox owners claim console's optical disc drive cannot withstand even small vibrations.

Steam introduce NZ currency

Steam video game service will now have a New Zealand currency option.

From March 24, content on Steam will be priced in New Zealand dollars for Kiwi buyers, instead of US dollars.

Nintendo to develop smartphone games

GAME TIME: Characters like Mario, Bowser and Sonic the Hedgehog will drive Nintendo's mobile strategy.

Nintendo is moving into the smartphone game arena - a huge departure from tradition.

Lego rebuilds iconic moments video

Clever Girl.

Hold onto your butts - here's Lego's take on several classic Jurassic Park scenes.

Ori's masterpiece

Ori and the Blind Forest.

REVIEW: You’ll struggle to find a game that looks, feels and plays as good as Ori and the Blind Forest.

Godwin's but no one else

Zombie Army Trilogy.

Zombie Army Trilogy is a shambles of a World War 2 Nazi zombie apocalypse.

Rock Band 4 taking requests

Requests don't guarantee a song's placement in the game, but the company behind Rock Band4 promises to read every one submitted.

Harmonix promises to read every submission for its latest music video game.

Destiny wins BAFTA

Destiny

Bungie's mythic sci-fi MMO in upset at British Academy of Film and Television Arts Games Awards.

Hardcore celebrity gamers

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Zelda Williams and Keegan Allen attend the Nintendo Hosts Wii U Experience In Los Angeles on September 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Nintendo)

There's a martial artist who collects virtual animals and a movie badass who role-played with Judi Dench.

Uncharted 4 delayed till 2016

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Go back to sleep, Nathan Drake, your fans "high standards" mean they're in in for a long wait.

Starship Troopers meets 40k video

Helldivers.

REVIEW: Super Earth is sieged by alien hordes, and only the Helldivers can save humanity. Would you like to know more?

Remember Remember Me?

Remember Me

Dontnod Entertainment have a plan for a sequel to the female-led techno thriller.

New game classification tool

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KIEV, UKRAINE - MAY 21, 2014: Little girl looking on a brand new Apple iPad Air with various game applications on a screen. Apple iPad Air developed by Apple inc. and was released on November 1, 2013.

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Tool allows mobile games to be given age ratings for each country according to their own standards.

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