Games

Buckle up for a ScreamRide

ScreamRide: Microsoft Studios.

REVIEW: Although this white-knuckle rollercoaster sim has its ups and downs, for the most part it stays on track.

Can Paris Hilton do a Kim Kardashian?

UP NEXT: Paris Hilton.

Can the Paris Hilton brand translate to a mobile gaming app?

Battle Chasers returns as game

Artist Joe Madureira's first video game will be an adaptation of his long-dormant comic from the 90s.

Artist Joe Madureira's first video game will be an adaptation of his long-dormant comic from the 90s.

No one laughing at 'comedian'

Jan Rankowski, the self-proclaimed 'extreme comedian' who posted rambling YouTube videos as Jace Connors.

Notorious harasser who threatened Brianna Wu now claims his videos were a 'satire' of GamerGate.

Uber ride back in time

Shortland Street star Pua Magasiva picked up by PlayStation's The Order: 1886 Uber carriage.

PlayStation transports Aucklanders back to Victorian London.

AI beats humans at Spacies

Google's Deep-Q computer program has mastered several classic video games, from Space Invaders to Breakout.

Google's Deep-Q program has mastered Space Invaders, but can't yet conquer Ms PacMan.

Special Edition costs over $500k

Dying Light.

Single copy of My Apocalypse edition of Dying Light costs the equivalent of half a million dollars.

Turbo arcade nostalgia video

Super Stardust Ultra

REVIEW: Super Stardust Ultra is an excellent throwback to a simpler time, when the only goal was a high score.

Telltale's TV SuperShows

Telltale Games' Tales from The Borderlands.

Your favourite game studio teams up with Lionsgate for interactive TV-like content.

The man who saved Sony

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's worldwide game studios, has helped propel the company's game division toward a surprising turnaround.

Short and bespectacled 50-year-old is a champion of some of the biggest indie games around.

Steampunking to a halt video

Moustachioed Galahad patrols the cobbled streets of London protecting the Crown from monstrous half-breeds.

REVIEW: Join the Victorian Round Table as it patrols cobbled streets battling monstrous half-breeds in 1886.

From consoles to cinemas video

Hitman: Agent 47

Despite their track record, Hollywood is undaunted when it comes to mining games for franchises.

Kanye game tribute to his mum

Kanye West is said to be preparing a video game based on his latest single Only One, as a tribute to his daughter, North, and late mother, Donda.

Rapper to make a video game based on his recent single Only One.

Will Rock Band return?

Rock Band

Claims Harmonix is developing a new Rock Band game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Level up to Game Hall of Fame

The new Video Game Hall of Fame is asking members of the public to nominate their choices for entry into its inaugural class. Nominations close March 31.

Toy Hall of Fame announces new wing dedicated to arcade, console, computer, hand-held and mobile games.

Unashamedly repetitive fun

Saints Row: Re-Elected.

REVIEW: The Saints' hometown is exchanged for a Hellish landscape, as the cartoonish gangsters hit PS4.

Made to Order: 1886

The Order: 1886.

PREVIEW: After playing for about 30 minutes, I can totally see why Sony is pushing this new game with such fervour.

Attila-ly unrelenting action video

Total War: Attila.

REVIEW: The last days of Rome draw near, will the Hun’s hordes bring ruin or salvation to the Total War franchise?

Review: Evolve

Evolve: Turtle Rock Studios.

If you’re looking for a multiplayer shooter that’s more about co-operation than competition, then Evolve is well worth hunting down.

Shaking hands with the stars

Dr Taehyun (James) Rhee, senior lecturer Vic Uni.
developing 4D technology for multimedia applications.

The cyber-tech race to put us in the virtual reality picture is hotting up.

Who wants to code?

The Doctor and the Dalek is designed to teach kids the basics of Boolean logic-based programming.

The Doctor and the Dalek is designed to teach kids the basics of Boolean logic-based programming.

Dont' fear the remaster video

Grim Fandango Remastered.

REVIEW: Return to Tim Schafer’s arms to re-experience a re-master of the re-animated, Grim Fandango.

#Hashtags taken to new levels

#IDARB

#IDARB might be the first ever game to actively incorporate tweets into gameplay; allowing spectators to directly influence the the action.

Team creates winning space game at warp speed

TOP OF THEIR GAME: Team Gravity Jam won the local Global Game hosted at Waikato University. From left, Mike Blanchett, Hemi Ormsby, David Neilsen and Michael Stone.

In the fast-paced world of gaming, a frazzled father armed with hotdogs is no match for an intergalactic star fighter.

Wild Hunt lives up to the hype

DEEP AND COMPLEX: This is not a game that will hold players' hands but will punish them for carelessness.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt juggles branching storylines, a huge open world, and tightly designed combat. And beware the wolves.

Japan park's play for western geeks gallery

Watch out for Zinogre deep in Monster Hunter: The Real.

Fancy being chased by zombies? Now's your chance.

2014's top 10 disappointing games

Thief was unoriginal and unnecessary.

Many great games were released last year, but some did not live up to the hype. Here are our top 10 most disappointing games of last year.

Modded Mario gains artificial intelligence

Adventure: Mario's fame and the predictability of the game's design have made him a popular subject for research and computer projects.

German researchers have injected artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Mario so he can develop a personality and behaviour of his own.

'Make it a male lead character'

LIFE IS STRANGE: Only one publisher would allow Life Is Strange to retain a female lead.

Only one game publisher let 'Life Is Strange' retain its female lead character.

Zelda and Batman among most anticipated games of 2015

The Batmobile in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action.

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