Games

'Swatting' prank faces ban

It's considered a joke to some in the gaming community but police aren't laughing.

It's a potentially lethal prank popular with gamers. And it could soon net perpetrators 20 years' jail.

Nintendo reveals release date

The new Legend of Zelda game, originally scheduled for release on Wii U in 2015, has been moved to 2017.

Nintendo has confirmed that its new video game system will launch in March 2017.

Microsoft killing off Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 was released in 2005.

If you need a new controller for your 360, now might be the time buy it.

More details about PlayStation 4.5

PlayStation 4.5, codenamed NEO, will feature an improved GPU and higher bandwidth memory.

The new system, codenamed NEO, will feature an improved GPU and higher bandwidth memory.

Blending games and cinema

The time powers are a continuation of the mechanics seen in previous Remedy games Max Payne and Alan Wake.

Many recent high-budget video games have tried their hand at melding gameplay with traditional cinema.

Win: Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank return to PlayStation4 after a five-year hiatus this month and we have a copy to give away to one lucky reader.

Review: Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet & Clank

If you're rebooting a dormant franchise, sometimes more of the same is just what the doctor ordered.

Violence 'normal' for gamer boys

A new study has found that boys who play violent video games have less empathy for women who have been hurt.

Sexist games may "shrink boys' empathy" for female victims.

Game turned players into women

Rust is an online survival game where each player starts as a male, but not any more.

Rust is an online survival game where each player starts as a male, but not any more.

Dark Souls III: Gaming's Everest video

Dark Souls III

Saying Dark Souls III is hard is like saying Mt Everest is high or War and Peace is long. Prepare to fail, and fail again.

PlayStation update due April 7

The latest system update for PlayStation 4 owners will have a bevy of new features.

The latest system update for PlayStation 4 owners will have a bevy of new features.

Explained: Nintendo's phone app

First steps: create your Mii and get it some cool clothes.

Miitomo provides a fun, gamified space to interact with your close friends.

Review: UFC 2

UFC 2 is a serious sports sim, packed with great fighters and hundreds of techniques.

UFC 2 is a serious sports sim, packed with great fighters and hundreds of techniques.

Review: Quantum Break

Quantum Break

Quantum Break is the first game in the modern era to bridge the gap between videogames and television.

How to make money from gaming

Millenium eSport professional gamer Clement of France, nicknamed Riskin.

Video game development has become a popular and profitable occupation.

Teen's paint drying game on Steam

Ruby Nealon found a way to manipulate the system internally.

The teenage coder from England circumvented the system to reveal security loopholes.

The future of games is mobile

Super Phantom Cat takes the weirdness of Super Mario Bros, gives it a zany feline-meets-sci-fi makeover.

Console games are becoming almost exclusionary, focusing on core gamers.

Review: Oculus Rift headset

People who pre-ordered the VR system will get their units over the next several weeks.

People who pre-ordered the virtual reality headset will start receiving them in the next few weeks.

Sony may release a PlayStation 4.5

The new model will have an upgraded GPU that will support a 4K resolution for games, and provide more power for ...

Sony is reportedly working on a new, more powerful PlayStation 4 console.

Microsoft sorry for go-go dancers

Several people who attended the after-hours party complained on social media that they were offended and disappointed.

The company hosted a party with scantily dressed dancers during a video game conference.

Nintendo new social app a hit

An avatar created using Nintendo's social app Miitomo.

Nintendo is seeking to bring back players who migrated away from the company's games.

Review: Tom Clancy's The Division video

Tom Clancy's The Division Trailer

Twelve years after World of Warcraft, The Division is the first MMO to really make the genre work on home consoles.

PlayStation VR price announced

The focal point of PlayStation VR will of course be dedicated VR games, with 50 titles planned for release by the end of ...

The PlayStation VR will cost $629.95 in New Zealand and will be available here in October.

Xbox v PlayStation gaming closer

Rocket League will be the first game to support cross-network play on Xbox One, connecting to the PC version of the game ...

Some Xbox games will be able to connect across other online gaming networks.

YouTube Gaming arrives in NZ

YouTube Gaming first launched in the US and the UK last August.

The dedicated site and separate app works similar to Twitch.

Kiwis prefer PlayStation to Xbox

PS4 was won the battle of the consoles, taking 65 per cent of the current generation market.

PS4 was won the battle of the consoles, taking 65 per cent of the current generation market.

Stopping harassment in video games

New avenues are appearing for videogame companies to combat online harassment of players.

Many women say popular video games such as World of Warcraft and Halo are rife with harassment, stalking and sexism.

Win: Tom Clancy's The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division Trailer

We're giving away two copies of The Division on PS4 and Xbox One. Are you in to win?

NZ game sales up 13 per cent

The report also showed one-in-four people pay in advance to play a game before the release date.

The report also showed one-in-four people pay in advance to play a game before the release date.

Microsoft cancels Fable Legends

Fable Legends was a free-to-play spinoff of Lionhead's RPG franchise.

Microsoft has pulled the pin on Fable Legends and may shut Lionhead Studios.

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