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The Sims 4 returns to the series' roots

James 'DexX' Dominguez   The highest selling PC game of all time is returning after five years with smarter, more emotional, and more complex artificial people.

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Latest game releases: Road Not Taken, Hohokum, Metrico

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Tim Biggs   Three unusual puzzle designs join Pokemon-like monster-catching Micromon and a sobering not-so-fun look at mental illness with Depression Quest.

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Micromon review: Gotta clone 'em all

Monster encounters are better animated and detailed than you might be used to in Micromon.

Tim Biggs   Micromon is the first successful attempt at bringing a Pokemon clone to mobile devices.

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Tomb Raider sequel will be an Xbox exclusive

Tomb Raider

James “DexX” Dominguez   The unexpected announcement of The Rise of the Tomb Raider as an Xbox exclusive is the latest volley in the exclusives war.

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PlayStation 4 sales top 10 million worldwide

Sony's PlayStation 4.

During a press event at the Gamescom video game conference in Germany, the company announced global sales of PS4 topped 10 million.

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Sony sued for 'misleading' gamers about Killzone's graphics

A screenshot from the singleplayer campaign of <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Complaint demands damages in excess of US$5 million, claims game's graphics didn't live up to the hype.

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A fish is playing Pokemon on Twitch, and 20,000 people are watching

A screenshot of the FishPlaysPokemon stream details the setup that allows Grayson the Betta fish to control the in-game character.

Alex Magdaleno   Two students have rigged up a solution to let their fish Grayson Hooper attempt to "catch 'em all" while the internet looks on.

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Regular video games good for children in moderation

New study has found a regular dose of gaming a day may result in children being better-adjusted and happier

James 'DexX' Dominguez   A new study by British researchers has found that a small amount of daily video gaming is good for children's development.

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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review

Remastered but still not refined: The leading Mudokon Abe.

Jason Hill   This remake of Abe's Oddysee is just as much fun as you might remember.

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Thai junta bans dictatorship computer game

Leader of the Thai junta, army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Thailand's junta has banned a computer game which allows players to craft their own military dictatorship in a fictional paradise where "sunny beaches and political corruption" co-exist.

Latest game releases: The Last of Us, Oddworld

One of gaming's most effective stories gets a next-gen coat of polish in <i>The Last of Us Remastered.</i>

Tim Biggs   Two shiny and very different re-releases join first-person shooting for your phone, plus indie party game Mount Your Friends and robot society simulator Kairobotica.

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Diverse voices in Wolfenstein's war story

Even the bad guys in Wolfenstein: The New Order have their thoughts, actions and identities tied to the human experience, the game's creative director says.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   The creative director of Wolfenstein: The New Order talks about the work that went into making the characters a culturally, intellectually and sexually diverse bunch.

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Xbox One missing features will come to Australia, eventually

Xbox One: Australian-specific features are incoming.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Head of Xbox in Australia says features including TV integration and turning the device on with your voice are coming to Australian Xbox One consoles, but he can't give a timeline.

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MouseCraft review

Layers of complexity: Lemmings meets Tetris in MouseCraft, where mice need to be guided safely to the goal while avoiding a host of hazards.

Jason Hill   MouseCraft blends two classic puzzle games - Tetris and Lemmings - to create an enjoyable new contraption.

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Aussies help bring twitterverse to the really big screen in Glasgow

Co-founders of Aussie start-up Stackla, Peter Cassidy and Damien Mahoney.

Ben Grubb   Whether you like it or not, you - the spectator - are about to become the half-time entertainment.

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Battlefield series takes a risk on cops-and-robbers

<i>Battlefield: Hardline</i> takes the core gameplay of previous entries in the series and applies it to a very different setting.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Cops-and-robbers is a big change from historical and modern day warfare that made it successful, but this is the risk Battlefield: Hardline is taking.

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The emotional core of Valiant Hearts

<i>Valiant Hearts: The Great War</i> is based on genuine stories from the war.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Valiant Hearts is a game based on genuine personal stories from World War I, and the story of how this remarkable game came to be goes back four years.

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Pullblox World review

Guiding Malo to the top of the puzzle is easy enough in early stages, but becomes quite challenging.

Jason Hill   Pullblox's concepts start simple, but become a succession of delightfully complex spatial puzzles.

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Metrocide preview: a 90s vision of the future

Contract killer TJ Trench is taking out the trash in <i>Metrocide</i>.

Tim Biggs   In a non-descript office building in Ultimo, on a floor that the elevator doesn't quite reach, two brothers put the finishing touches on their newest game.

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Latest game releases: Civilization and Monster Hunter

JFK tells it like it is in <i>Civilization Revolution 2</i>, which isn't always historically accurate.

Tim Biggs   A pair of AAA mobile releases join a creative fantasy rogue-like, an old-school shooter and a puzzle with mice.