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Court documents reveal Fortnite made more than $12.5b between 2018 and 2019

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The figure's been revealed publicly due to the Epic v Apple trial that's got underway.

Death loop: Playstation 5’s new game Returnal is a horror show

Playstation 5’s Returnal will test your patience, your nerves, your commitment – and your itchy trigger finger.

REVIEW: Steel your nerves and get your itchy trigger finger ready if you want to survive the first big Playstation 5 game of the year.

Wāhine Māori view in new app series video

Renata said “the stories are a metaphor for life” and on how we engage as whānau then and now.

A new e-book, Aho Wahine, tells a series of interactive bilingual stories that breathe new life into the traditional stories of Aotearoa.

'A bridge too far': The line even Mortal Kombat won't cross

For all the world building and largely faithful rendering of fighters, what fans are really here for in Mortal Kombat is ...

For a bloody video game adaptation, Mortal Kombat plays up to its rating - but director Simon McQuoid says they drew the line at cutting some elements from the game.

Armageddon in the capital a family affair video

Odin Turner, 11, cosplaying Senku from “Dr Stone” with his potion at Armageddon, Sky Stadium. Odin and the rest of his ...

Odin Turner, 11, had been doing odd jobs for money in the leadup to Armageddon. On the day he was accompanied by his whole family in homemade cosplay.

'Extremely despicable': Polish game company apologises for Māori character, tā moko use

Skyline Express' offensive ad using tā moko has been pulled down.

Thistroy Games said sorry after promotional ad for Skyline Express game was accused of cultural appropriation.

Cyberpunk versions of today's cars video

Five Things: cyberpunk versions of today's cars

The video game Cyberpunk 2077 might be a bug-ridden mess, but the cars are very cool. Here's what five of today's ars might look like in that world.

‘This is our moment to be ahead of the curve’: What Esports could mean for HBCUs

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With the esports industry ballooning into a multi-billion dollar industry, this Black History Month finds us sharing how HBCUs are leading the way for success.

6 things we need to see from EA’s new College Football game

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EA Sports announced it's bringing back its first college football game in years. Here are a few things we'd like to see from the game when it debuts.

Around the world virtually - with the right snack and less screentime video

This is one way to travel around the world.

Staying active, drinking water, eating fruit and vegetables & getting a good night’s sleep are rewarded in this fitness virtual travel programme.

The rise of Dungeons & Dragons on stage video

Actors, from left, Thom Adams, Julz Burgisser, Wiremen Tuhiwai, Jarrod Baker, Steven Youngblood and Morgan Davie from ...

Think of Dungeons & Dragons and you may think of subterranean labyrinths, hoards of treasures and battling legendary monsters.

Very rare Pokémon card sells at auction for $500,000

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The incredibly rare holographic Blastoise card is believed to be one of only two "presentation" cards ever made.

This Nintendo player turned 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' into a fitness game. Here's how

Mike Choi has built a fully functional, multipart device dubbed the "Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit."

US gamer Mike Choi loves video games but he hated working out. Now he's managed to combine the two in the strangest way possible.

It's 'game on' after Covid-19 boom video

A PikPok employee works on Agent Intercept, one of the titles from the development studios portfolio.

Gaming is set to be New Zealand's next billion-dollar industry, and Covid-19 is emerging as a serious player in that goal.

Are we game for a new billion-dollar industry? video

PikPok has created games downloaded more than 350 million times around the globe, and it is soon to release its latest ...

The country’s gaming sector could be a billion-dollar industry, with Wellington a major player in that success.

Cyberpunk 2077 patch fuels bets worst is behind bug-ridden game

A CGI version of actor Keanu Reeves in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game appears in a trailer during the Microsoft Xbox ...

Polish gaming studio CD Projekt jumped after reassuring investors that a patch for Cyberpunk 2077 would hit the market this month.

GTA fans excited for rumoured female protagonist in GTA VI

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Developer Rockstar Games hasn't confirmed the rumours, or even the existence of the game yet.

Why this PlayStation 5 is worth over $1m

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With the current price of a kilo of 18 karat gold currently sitting at around $45,000, this PlayStation could be worth close to a million bucks.

KFC launches gaming console with built-in chicken warmer play stuff

KFC has partnered with hardware manufacturer Cooler Master to create the “KFConsole”.

KFC has partnered with hardware manufacturer Cooler Master to create the “KFConsole”.

Forget Cyberpunk 2077 - Among Us is the year's biggest success story

Among Us has been the biggest game of the year.

A blocky game that seems to have come from the archives of 2007 is one of the biggest hits of the year - but why?

Cyberpunk pulled from PlayStation Store

Sony is offering refunds for Cyberpunk 2077.

The highly anticipated game has failed to delight fans, and Sony is now offering refunds.

'It's definitely appropriation': Use of tā moko in Cyberpunk 2077 game

Cyberpunk 2077 features a tā moko character customisation.

The inclusion of tā moko in the video game has "shocked" one design consultant and a TVNZ broadcaster has labelled it "absolute ignorance".

I spent a weekend with Cyberpunk 2077 - and it was a hot mess

Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077.

There's so much to love, yet much to loathe in what is sure to be the biggest game release this year.

Swedish developer recreates Southern Alps video

A new environment, based on the West Coast and Southern Alps, has been added to the Swedish hunting game theHunter: Call ...

Game designers in Sweden have been studying New Zealand's wildlife and conservation efforts for a hunting game.

Cyberpunk 2077 filled with bugs, but still critical hit

Cyberpunk 2077 releases worldwide on December 10.

Despite eight years of development and three release delays, the critical consensus is that the game could have used more time in the oven.

Watch live: V Energy Game Changer event

Sport, music, radio and gaming collide to create the V Energy Game Changer event.

LetsPlay.Live bring Kiwi audiences a new type of gaming show: V Energy Game Changer.

TikTok stars and gamers are the new climate warriors

Gen Z- is shaping climate policy, finance and activism more than any previous generation.

Look beyond the silly dances, Gen Z- is shaping climate policy, finance and activism more than any previous generation.

Playing video games during lockdowns can be good for mental health

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been one of the breakout hits of 2020.

Worries about too much gaming may be overblown, there are many worse ways to pass time during lockdowns.

Looking back at pop-culture's past video

Console Wars looks at the battle between video game giants Nintendo and Sega.

REVIEW: The state broadcaster has an entertaining look at Nintendo and Sega's war, while the global streaming service dissects some memorable hits.

Demon's Souls remake the ideal PlayStation 5 launch game

Redo of the classic game looks like something that would be produced late in the PS5's run. Instead, it's right here at ...

REVIEW: Redo of the classic game looks like something that would be produced late in the PS5's run. Instead, it's right here at the start.

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