Games

Gamers: Keep expectations low

Destiny

Why I loved Shadow of Mordor and felt disappointed by Destiny.

Review - Sunset Overdrive

Sunset Overdrive

REVIEW: The long-awaited Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive has been built from the ground up to deliver balls-to-the-wall fun, and boy, does it deliver.

Fresh, but bare, formula

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth makes for a promising start, but isn't as fleshed out as predecessors.

A true blue Borderlands title

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

REVIEW: Fair dinkum, it's like Borderlands: Australian Edition. Is this game heading straight to the pool room?

Microsoft announces HaloFest video

Halofest 2014

November event includes a world-first look at Halo 5 gameplay, and the premiere of Halo: Nightfall.

PlayStation 5 dev halted

Unofficial PlayStation 5 design concept by David Hansson.

Sony has reportedly given up development research into PlayStation 5 due to the company's financial woes.

First Alien: Isolation add-on

The first downloadable content for the critically-acclaimed Alien: Isolation is Corporate Lockdown.

The first of five planned add-on packs, Corporate Lockdown, will launch on October 28.

Hearthstone on Android

Blizzard is working on a tablet version of its collective card game Hearthstone due out before the end of the year.

Blizzard is working on a tablet version of its collective card game due out before the end of the year.

Minecraft money lessons

Minecraft's barter system can help educate kids about financial responsibility.

Turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.

Metallica to close BlizzCon

Metallica's James Hetfield performing at the Glastonbury Festival earlier this year.

Two-day Blizzard community celebration will close with a performance by metallers.

Raymond leaves Ubisoft

Canadian video game executive Jade Raymond has resigned from the Toronto studio she founded.

Founder and managing director of Ubisoft Toronto is leaving the studio.

Real world playtime

Sick of your kid staring at a screen all day?

Parents eager to get their children away from screens can turn to new apps.

Master Chief has mythic value video

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's day-one patch an estimated 20GB.

PREVIEW: Fans of Halo's epic campaigns and addictive multiplayer all have something to look forward to this November.

Armageddon games list

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity will be on show this week at Auckland's Armageddon Expo.

New Zealand's first playable build amongst Armageddon pop culture expo's showcase.

Trailer's futuristic mayhem

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare may be weeks away, but Activision is giving fans the high-octane launch trailer now.

The $700 Brick

After all the hype dies down, what becomes of next generation consoles?

OPINION: This time last year we were counting down the days to the arrival of the eighth generation of gaming consoles.

Noriega's Activision lawsuit

Manuel Noriega as he appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Ex-New York City Mayor cites own experience in lawsuit by Panamanian dictator.

20GBs of Master Chief

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's day-one patch an estimated 20GB.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have a day-one patch that's estimated to be around 20 GB.

Game lets you become bread video

I Am Bread

There's a new simulator game that's the best thing since sliced... well, you know.

Gamergate vs diversity

Gamergate

Hashtag activists may have started what now seems to be an internet culture war.

Games aren't harmful

The gamification of education continues as institutions wake up to the benefits children can get from playing video games.

There's mounting data that specially designed games can increase knowledge and change behaviour in youth.

New Halo announced

New top-down, twin-stick shooter Halo: Spartan Strike.

New top-down, twin-stick shooter in the same vein as last year's Halo: Spartan Assault.

Talk canned after shooting threat

Utah State University talk featuring Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian cancelled after email threatened school shooting.

Event featuring Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian cancelled after email threatened school shooting.

YouTube gamer calls for peace

Steven 'Boogie2988' Williams has revealed that he and his family have been repeatedly sent death threats.

Steven "Boogie2988" Williams has revealed that he and his family have been repeatedly sent death threats.

Payday for free on Steam

Payday: The Heist.

From 6 am on Friday, October 17, Payday: The Heist will be free on Steam for 24 hours.

Another Blood Dragon?

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

Far Cry 4 could get its own standalone spin-off a la 80s action expansion for Far Cry 3.

Follow the Lemmings

Flockers.

REVIEW: Team 17's Flockers is still very much in the vein of Lemmings, although with a few new trimmings and stylings.

Developer responds to threats

Brianna Wu

The head of Boston development studio Giant Spacekat says she won't be forced out of the industry by bullying.

PikPok's new basketball game

Screenshot from PikPok Games' new basketball game, to be released later this month.

Wellington-based mobile developer is teasing a new basketball game, which will release later this month.

Breaking Good

Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS,

REVIEW: Nintendo's latest Super Smash Bros may be the cause of a few broken 3DSs.