Armello review: fight like a pack of animals

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Melbourne-made Armello, a tightly-designed test of wits and luck, is now available as an unfinished early access game.


Hands on with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

READ THE BOOK: A major Witcher 3 leak has left spoilers all over the web.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to achieve a delicate balancing act, juggling branching storylines, a huge open world, and tightly designed combat action.


The most exciting video games of early 2015

January to March is traditionally a dead period for game releases, but it's being reanimated in 2015, starting with <i>Dying Light</i>.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Today's release of Dying Light kicks off a few months of games with huge potential.

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Universal Studios Japan makes play for western gamers, anime fans

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

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

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Melbourne game developers flex muscles in global event

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Hannah Francis   A record 25 per cent women participants turned out for the Melbourne event of the Global Game Jam.

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The 10 most disappointing games of 2014

Destiny had the peculiar honour of appearing on our "best of the year" and "worst of the year" lists.

James "DexX" Dominguez   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.

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Australia's little-known giant game studio and its Russian connection

Sydney's best kept secret: Steve Wang heads one of Australia's largest, and least known, game studios.

Bennett Ring   Tucked away in an inner-city suburb is one of the Australia‚Äôs largest game developers, yet most Aussie gamers have no idea it even exists.

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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.

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


Captain Toad Treasure Tracker review: plundering your heart

Without the ability to jump or move quickly, regular Mario environments become puzzles, and regular enemies become legitimate threats.

Tim Biggs   Captain Toad is a brilliant, tricky puzzle design that takes a great twist on the Mario platforming design and adds an offensive amount of cute.


Video game maker Electronic Arts must face Ex-NFL players' lawsuit

A screenshot from the Madden NFL video game series.

Jonathan Stempel   A US federal appeals court says Electronic Arts must face a lawsuit by former National Football League players that accuses the video game maker of using their likenesses in the Madden NFL series without permission or proper compensation.


Sony tries to make good after PlayStation network outage

Sony's PlayStation Network was down over Christmas following a DDoS attack.

Sarah Parvini   Sony has offered disgruntled gamers a 'holiday thank you' to make up for their network being down over Christmas.

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QUT graduate combines nail art and gaming with Metaverse Nails app

Metaverse Nails allows users to share their vitrual designs

Claudia Jambor   A QUT alumna is making your every day manicure an interactive gaming experience with the release of her new mobile nail app.


Ten great games for your smartphone

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Brett Molina   That smartphone or tablet you got for Christmas is more than just a tool for surfing the web. It's a great gaming machine.


PlayStation Network still has problems, gradually coming back online

Sony's PlayStation Network has been been having issues for the past four days.

Jim Finkle and Liana B. Baker   Sony's PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said that service was gradually being restored.

Sony works for third day to restore PlayStation Network after attack

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Jim Finkle   Sony worked for a third day on Sunday to restore services to its PlayStation network as the FBI said it was looking into the disruption, which began on Christmas Day.

Xbox, PlayStation networks down, hacking group Lizard Squad claims credit

Hacker group called Lizard Squad takes down Sony's PlayStation Network.

Oliver Renick   Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, the internet services video gamers use to play online, have been hit by connection failures, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.


The Talos Principle review

<i>Talos</i> is beautiful and the puzzles are clever, but the game's true strength is its thoughtful narrative.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   The Talos Principle plays like a challenging puzzle game, but its deep exploration of the philosophies of morality, mortality, and humanity elevates it to something special.


Dragon Age Inquisition review: big, big fantasy

Massive: <i>Dragon Age Inquisition</i> is epic in scope, but that doesn't mean it isn't highly detailed.

James "DexX" Dominguez   Bioware's classic fantasy series is back, with the same memorable characters, engaging stories, and difficult choices, but this time in a massive open world.

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Gamers and the political games they play

Gun-ho: Weapons manufacturers says sales increase when they appear in titles such as Call of Duty.

John Bailey   Brisbane game reviewer Alanah Pearce's rape threat via social media is familiar to many accused of the crime of Gaming While Female.

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The best games of 2014

Far Cry 4 is in our top 15 video games for 2014.

James 'DexX' Dominguez and Tim Biggs   A look back at the greatest video games released this year, from epic space adventures to abstract indie puzzle games and beyond.

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