Good news from the Old World for strategy fans

James Dominguez Video games of dark fantasy property Warhammer will now be made by Creative Assembly.

Vote: Best strategy game of 2012

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James Dominguez Pickings were slim this year for strategy fans, but there were some gems to be found. Which was your favourite?

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Aussies get Hearthstone iOS before the rest of the world


James Dominguez Blizzard's free-to-play Warcraft-themed card card is available for iPad right now in Australia and New Zealand.

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Friday Question: What game types do you still want to see on touch screens?


James Dominguez Touch screen gaming on iPads and Android tablets has become a serious business. Which genres do you think could benefit from a touch interface?

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How Facebook became an online games giant

Sophie Curtis How do you build the games that are dominating mobile, played by every commuter waiting for a bus and by every teenager while they're also watching TV?

Wolfenstein The New Order: A new kind of old-school shooter

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James Dominguez Wolfenstein is the game that kicked off the shooter craze over 20 years ago. Now it's coming back, and it's learned some new tricks.

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OlliOlli: Grinding made fun

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Jason Hill 15 years after Tony Hawk's first virtual ollie on PlayStation, a new dog learns a new trick...

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Peggle 2: Ode to Joy

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Jason Hill It's been seven years since casual gaming specialists PopCap released the ball-bouncing gem Peggle to huge critical and commercial success...

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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.


Sony monitors PlayStation issues as sales top 1m

PlayStation 4's lead system architect Mark Cerny holds a gaming control device during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York.

Sony has sold more than 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in North America during the first 24 hours of sales

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Your Turn: 20,000 hexes under the sea

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Your Turn reader Sam Spackman Today reader Sam Spackman presents an entertaining exploration - literally - of the vast range of war games.

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Screen Play awards: Most pleasant surprise

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James Dominguez Despite the hype, now and then a game will come out of nowhere and blow us away. Which was the most pleasantly surprising game you played this year?

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The best video games of 2013

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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.

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Jorge Yao was master of his virtual domain in Clash of Clans

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".

Touch review: XCOM Enemy Unknown iOS edition

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James Dominguez XCOM Enemy Unknown has arrived on Apple touch devices in all its squad-murdering glory, though it has a hefty price to match.

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Another look at game-to-movie adaptations

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James Dominguez Ubisoft is reportedly ploughing ahead with its plans to make films of many of its game properties. Can this plan work?

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Your Turn: A brief history of Sega

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Screen Play reader Andrew Yoshimura Regular Your Turn contributor Andrew Yoshimura compiled a fascinating history of Nintendo last month. Now it's the hedgehog's turn.

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As jobs vanish, gamers go to plan B

Paddy Wood Video game developer Brent Waller is packing up the last of his belongings at SEGA studios in Brisbane.

Gaming by the book: Why aren't more video games based on novels?

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James Dominguez Literature is the deepest well of cultural content, but it also the one tapped least often by video games.

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Friday Question: What's the big idea?

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James Dominguez Some of our favourite games are not perfectly designed or flawlessly executed, but we love them because of the unique ideas they are built around.

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