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Man who terrorised game creator now says it was a 'joke'

James 'DexX' Dominguez   A notorious harasser who threatened a prominent video game creator has been identified as an online prankster, and now claims he is being harassed in response.

The man who saved Sony with video games

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

Pavel Alpeyev and Grace Huang   He helped "the adults" steer Sony towards the best console launch ever with the PlayStation 4.

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The Order: 1886 review: Witness revolution, but don't touch it

Ready at Dawn's debut console game shows features an amazingly powerful graphics engine, a well-realised London and the beginnings of a really interesting story, but less attention is given to everything else.

Tim Biggs   There are games that tell amazing, affecting stories in only the space of a few hours, but this is not one of them.

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Hand of Fate review: combat, adventure, and luck in a deck of cards

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James 'DexX' Dominguez   Australian-made Hand of Fate blends collectable cards, role-playing adventure, and action combat into a truly unique and addictive mixture.

Turning video games into Hollywood blockbusters

Dominic Cooper in a publicity still from Warcraft.

Ying Xiang Tan   Despite the less than stellar track record, Hollywood studios appear undaunted in their attempts to mine the multi-billion dollar video game industry for their next lucrative franchise.

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The Order: 1886 - political change, technology revolution and what its creators had in mind

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Tim Biggs   The political change, rapid advancement and public rejection of conservative ideals in late 19th century London are themes that speak to the world today.

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Mortal Kombat X preview: The king of gore returns

The series is a violent as ever in its first next-gen entry.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Mortal Kombat X may be the most ridiculously gruesome entry in the entire blood-soaked franchise, but its creators want everyone to know there is more to it than just violence.

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Majora's Mask 3D review: a new sheen for the darkest Zelda

Long the black sheep of the Zelda series, the bona fide genius at the core of Majora's Mask is exposed in this remake.

Tim Biggs   Much darker than any other Zelda adventure, but also much more human, Majora's Mask has now been remade for Nintendo 3DS.

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From Candy Crush to Wall St: stock trading apps woo mobile gamers

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Sudip Kar-Gupta   Twenty-something consumers raised on video games are being wooed by financial trading apps, keen to build bridges with a post-crisis generation that is uninterested in financial services or plain mistrustful.

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Life is Strange review: if I could turn back time

Max from <i>Life is Strange</i> is a shy girl worried about returning to her home town. Oh, and she can rewind time.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   Life is Strange is an episodic story-driven game that explores friendship, relationships, social status, and time travel.

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80 Days review: a classic book becomes a classic game

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James 'DexX' Dominguez   80 Days, based on Jules Verne's classic adventure story, is part interactive novel, part role-playing game, and part virtual holiday.

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Battlefield Hardline pits cops against robbers in urban jungle

Vehicles play a very important role in Hardline.

James 'DexX' Dominguez   After many years of games set in the world's war zones – past, present and future – Hardline brings the series into the cinematic world of police versus high-tech criminals.

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Armello review: fight like a pack of animals

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

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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.

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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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Culture

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

Rachael Vella.

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’s 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.