Role Playing

Your Turn: The scarcity of Japanese role-playing games

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Screen Play reader Corey Lee Japanese RPGs are becoming a rarity on today's video game consoles, and reader Corey Lee is not happy about it.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: a video game with morals

Calum Wilson Austin Gamers will be blown away by the brilliance of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The necessity of failure: Gaming as a metaphor for learning and living

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James Dominguez Failure is not just inevitable, but essential. Today, DexX notes a parallel between how we play games and how we live.

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How did South Park: The Stick of Truth end up a great game?

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James Dominguez South Park: The Stick of Truth is a game based on a TV show, made by a notoriously patchy company, and lost its original publisher to bankruptcy. How on earth did it manage to be so good?

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Huge EVE Online battle destroys $570,000 worth of spaceships


Derrik J. Lang A gamer forgets to pay a bill - and things escalate out of control for a massive space fleet.

Beyond Two Souls: Blurry

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Jason Hill Beyond: Two Souls sees ambitious auteur David Cage having another crack at blurring the boundaries of film and game.

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App makers get on board

Roll with it: Board games are winning over a fresh generation with  versions that can be played on digital devices.

Adam Turner The dream of owning Mayfair or earning a triple-word score still lives on in the age of iGadgets.

Web-gaming review: Duolingo


James Dominguez It's not exactly a game, but Duolingo presents its language lessons in a very game-like format.

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Penny Arcade Expo opens tomorrow, but not without controversy

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James Dominguez Penny Arcade Expo Australia, the first time this event has been held outside the USA. It promises to be a great event, but it has been dogged by controversy.

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Friday Question: What are your gaming blind spots?

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James Dominguez Sometimes we may try out a popular game only to find that it's terrible, at least in our opinion. What are the most popular games that you've really hated?

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team back again


Jason Hill Mario & Luigi's latest is another wonderfully entertaining, varied and lengthy role-playing adventure.

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Just how similar are the PS4 and XBOne?

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James Dominguez Choosing between a PlayStation 4 and an Xbox One later this year will be tough, as they are both so similar.

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Long awaited Final Fantasy to return on PS4, Xbox One


Derrik J. Lang Final Fantasy XV will finally see the light of day, game developer Square Enix reveals at E3.

Get ready for crunch time: the video game flood is coming

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James Dominguez The latter third of the year, and especially October and November, is always a peak period for video game releases, and in 2013 it looks set to be a big one.

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The video game spin-off: the good, the bad, and the potential

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James Dominguez The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is the latest attempt to spin off an established brand into a new format.

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Friday Question: Are you afraid of commitment?

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James Dominguez Pikmin 3 is a game in which your early actions can have a serious impact on your later success. Is this is a good thing, in your opinion?

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Friday Question: What are your favourite open worlds?

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James Dominguez With this week's release of Grand Theft Auto V, open world games are very much in fashion. Which open world have been your favourites?

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Grand Theft Auto V clicks past $800m in first day sales, smashing records

Taylor Pelling of Sutton poses with his copy of the console game Grand Theft Auto 5 at the midnight opening of the HMV music store in central London on September 17, 2013.  Mr Pelling had camped outside the store for three days.  AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Michael Idato Grand Theft Auto V has passed the $800 million mark in sales in just 24 hours, smashing previous records.

Card Hunter: The free way to deal with your enemies

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James Dominguez Part trading card game, part table-top RPG, and part tactical wargame, Card Hunter is an amazing achievement in free-to-play gaming.

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Tuesday Newsday: Business woes continue, new modding tools, and extra GTA V details

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James Dominguez File under "boring but important", several huge companies are having problems. Otherwise we have Witcher 2 mod tools, more GTA V map details, and the return of that XCOM shooter.

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