Jason Hill The Kaplans are a family in crisis. You can try to help, but some failure is inevitable when faced with impossible decisions...
Screen Play reader Leigh Martin Watching an outdated made-for-TV thriller about murder by video game might have been a source of comedy, but reader Leigh Martin found it got him thinking about some important issues.
Emily Bazelon Can kids learn empathy on an iPad?
James Dominguez Some gamers find it hard to remember which precise game was their first, while others can never forget it. Which are you?
Bennett Ring Wii was a hugely profitable leap forward for Nintendo, but its successor has struggled to make its mark.
James Dominguez The traditionally quiet January-to-April period, when we usually catch up on last year's games, will be packed with releases this year.
James Dominguez The community has had their say, but now it's DexX's turn to list his picks for the best games of 2013.
Matt Bai If you live in a certain tablet-based demographic, chances are someone you see in daily life is secretly raiding villages under a screen name like "King of Secaucus" or "Bob the Skullcrusher".
Paul Carsten China has temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to enter the market.
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.
James Dominguez Never before have two video game consoles been released so close together. Which one deserves your money more?
An Australian man has created a game in which players reenact the shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school, enraging parents of some of the 20 children killed by gunman Adam Lanza.
James Dominguez The Xbox One has a lot of features that make it feel very different from previous consoles.
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.
Your Turn reader Sam Spackman Today reader Sam Spackman presents an entertaining exploration - literally - of the vast range of war games.
Hayley Tsukayama Grand Theft Auto V
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.
Hayley Tsukayama Pokemon X/Y
James Dominguez At the end of every year, everyone gives the same kinds of awards out. This year I want to try something different.
James Dominguez It's certain to re-start the old "not really a game" debate, but Gone Home is a wonderful new achievement in interactive storytelling.