Apps

Taylor Swift follows Kim Kardashian in getting own mobile game

Grammy-award winning pop star Taylor Swift is making her first foray into the world of mobile gaming by partnering with Glu Mobile to develop a new game, the company has said.

Apps

Nintendo details first ever mobile offering, launching in March

More than 200 million Mii characters have been created across Nintendo systems so far, a number that's set to grow with ...

Nintendo's first app made exclusively for mobile devices will launch on Android and iOS in March, and is the first of five apps the company will launch between now and the end of March 2017.

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Games

How Far Cry Primal gives a voice to the hunter gatherers of 10,000BC

Characters speak a variation of Proto-Indo-European in the game, but much of the communication is non-verbal.

Tim Biggs   Developers reverse engineered Proto-Indo-European to create their own language for Far Cry Primal, a new open-world action game set in the Mesolithic period.

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Glitch: Australia's first commercial gaming space in West Perth

Gamers during a system testing night at Glitch in West Perth.

Ray Sparvell   West Perth, long considered the staid hub for junior explorers and miners is set to be shaken by something it won't have seen before, if ever - an invasion of pale, wide-eyed teenagers.

Culture

Meet Rooster Teeth, the online video powerhouse coming to Australia

Rooster Teeth's network of YouTube channels has a total of more than 25 million subscribers.

Tim Biggs   If you're older than 21 you've probably never heard of them, but Rooster Teeth is one of the biggest names on the internet.

Indigenous student demands answers from Google and Apple over kill Aboriginal Australians game

A game that allows players to kill Indigenous Australian characters has sparked outrage, with thousands of people ...

Daisy Dumas   The Gadigal woman who began a successful petition for the removal of a game that requires players to bludgeon Aboriginal Australians to death is pushing for an explanation as to why Google and Apple hosted the app in their stores. 

Game encouraging players to bludgeon Aboriginal Australians to death causes outrage

A game that allows players to kill Indigenous Australian characters has sparked outrage, with thousands of people ...

Daisy Dumas   A game that requires players to bludgeon Aborigines to death has prompted outrage and been removed from app stores, raising questions as to how a game that warns players to "beware of Aborigines" was ever allowed online.

Games

A video game that will make you cry

One of the developers of <i>That Dragon, Cancer</i> started the project to describe how his family dealt with their ...

Patrick Klepek   Video games were the perfect medium for the Green family to describe the experience of living with their terminally ill child.

Games

The 10 most anticipated games of 2016

A view of one of the purported 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique planets in space-faring exploration game <i>No Man's ...

Tim Biggs   From the depths of the earth to distant space, and from 80s horror to far future techno-dinosaurs, these are the worlds we're looking forward to exploring in the year ahead.

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VR

Facebook's Oculus sets price for Rift VR headset

The Oculus Rift VR headset, which has headphones and a microphone built in: Will it deliver?

Tim Biggs   After months of teasing, the Facebook-owned Oculus has finally put a price on its upcoming VR headset, the Rift.

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Games

Which video game console should you buy?

Consoles

Jason Schreier   As we enter 2016, there are six main gaming machines that compete for our time and credit cards, but which is best for you?

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Games

'Crushed': Child's Christmas PS4 turns out to be block of wood

A happy Scott Lundy before he opened the box.

Hannah Francis   Christmas turned nasty for nine-year-old Scott Lundy when he opened the packaging of what he thought was a brand new games console.

Games

3D video games are good for you, say scientists

Super Mario 3D World.

Meeri Kim   Pull out the console - you're not wasting time after all, according to recent research.

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Games

The 10 most disappointing video games of 2015

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is the first cab off the ranks. Ow, my memories.

Tim Biggs   Nobody ever sets out to make a bad video game, but they exist. Trust me.

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Games

Video game downloads rise as future of physical stores uncertain

The publishers of <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> say the game is selling fine, but retailers are disappointed.

Nick Wingfield   This holiday season could be remembered as a digital watershed for the games business.

Games

Video game gift guide: the 10 safest bets on store shelves right now

ACS

Tim Biggs   Buying video games can be daunting for those who don't keep up with the rapid-fire pace of new releases. If that's you, we've got you covered.

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Kids! Test how well you know what happened in 2015

This Australian team had a major victory in 2015.

It's time to see how much attention you were paying this year. 10 questions. Can you beat your parents? Will you do better than your friends? It's time to find out.

Games

Nintendo's phone-like game controller

The controller shown in the patent looks like an ovular smartphone with thumbsticks, handles and shoulder buttons.

Tim Biggs   Nintendo has filed a patent for a game controller with a unique free-form touchscreen built into it, adding fuel to ongoing speculation about the company's mysterious 2016 system.

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Streaming

Presto launches on PlayStation

Presto has had to fight not only against its streaming rivals but against conflicitng interests with stakeholders Foxtel ...

Tim Biggs   The brand that made video games a loungeroom fixture has increased its push to make PlayStation 4 an all-encompasing entertainment box.

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Games

Uncharted 4's multiplayer beta: what you need to know

Drake

Tim Biggs   Pack a bag for the jungle and get on your favourite grey henley (half-tuck mandatory), because the hype for the first new console Uncharted game since 2011 is gearing up.