Driving

Genre fatigue - Where now for driving games?

James Dominguez After spending many hours playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted, DexX wonders just how much potential remains in the driving genre.

Driving success on Facebook

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Jason Hill Despite very little marketing, new Australian indie game developer Twiitch already has over 350,000 players enjoying their latest game.

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Three Aussie women nominated for international game award

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James Dominguez Every year at GDC, Microsoft gives their Women In Gaming awards. This year, three Australians have been nominated.

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The agony and the ecstasy of World of Tanks

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James Dominguez When World of Tanks is good, it is very good indeed, but when it's bad it's heartbreaking.

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Gran Turismo 6 vs Forza 5

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Jason Hill How does Gran Turismo 6 on PlayStation 3 measure up against Forza Motorsport 5 on the more powerful Xbox One platform?

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Games

Hands-on with the PlayStation 4

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James Dominguez On sale tomorrow, the PlayStation 4 is a smooth, polished piece of hardware, but some missing features and a lacklustre game library hold it back from perfection.

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Xbox One launch: The download-only exclusives

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James Dominguez Arriving on shelves this Friday, the Xbox One will have a decent-sized library of games on day one. Here are some of the download-only options.

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Xbox One day-one game selection: The good, the bad and the awesome

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James Dominguez Every new console has a dodgy selection of games at launch, but the Xbox One has some pleasant surprises mixed in with the let-downs.

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Review

Hands On: The Xbox One user experience

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James Dominguez The Xbox One has a lot of features that make it feel very different from previous consoles.

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Xbox One: Only the beginning

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Jason Hill Although there’s no compelling reason to rush to upgrade just yet, Xbox One is a quality machine.

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Tuesday Newsday: Xbox One launch also tops a million, and John Carmack quits Id.

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James Dominguez The Xbox One has cracked a million day one sales too, John Carmack quits Id Software, and TrackMania turns ten, plus even more news.

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Digital life

Best video game gifts

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Grand Theft Auto V - A finely tuned machine

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James Dominguez Grand Theft Auto V's story, themes, and characters mat not be subtle or pleasant, but it is a high watermark of technology and design.

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Screen Play awards: Most impressive technical achievement

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James Dominguez Today Screen Play readers are voting on the most impressive technological achievement in video gaming this year.

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Screen Play awards: Most addictive game

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James Dominguez Many games are very addictive, but some to a ridiculous degree. Which was the most addictive in 2013?

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Mad Max video game will finally be a reality in 2014

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James Dominguez A quarter of a century after Beyond Thunderdome, Mad Max is finally getting the video game treatment, and Screen Play spoke to one of the people behind it.

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Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 are playing to win

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Adam Turner The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are vying for pride of place in Australian lounges.

Friday Question: What are your favourite "breaking the fourth wall" moments?

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James Dominguez Every now and then a character in a video game makes it clear that they know that their world is just someone else's entertainment. What are your favourite moments?

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Your Turn: A Brief History of Microsoft and the Xbox

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Screen Play reader Andrew Yoshimura In the final part of his fascinating series of retrospectives looking at the major players in video gaming history, today Andrew Yoshimura looks at Microsoft and the Xbox.

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Caption This! #5

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James Dominguez Take a break from your new Xbox One, or from steadfastly refusing to buy an Xbox One, and make with the funny.

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