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Jason Hill The platformer is not dead, and neither is limbless scamp Rayman...
James Dominguez Friday has rolled around again, and it's time for another jigsaw puzzle here on Screen Play. Can you identify the game?
James Dominguez Conventional wisdom in video game marketing is that male gamers don't want to play female characters. Do you have a preference?
James Dominguez Skylanders is back again this year with the new Swap Force, and DexX spoke to Activision's John Coyne about how they manage to keep it fresh.
James Dominguez The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is the latest attempt to spin off an established brand into a new format.
James Dominguez Stir Portal, Super Meat Boy, and Bastion in a big cauldron, and you might end up with something like Freedom Fall.
James Dominguez In the news this week, Kingdoms of Amalur owner faces court for fraud and the new game from the makers of L.A. Noire sparks racism furore,
Jason Hill Disney Infinity seems cynically and ruthlessly designed to separate parents from their cash, but there is genuine potential here.
James Dominguez After a few weeks of technical issues, the Friday jigsaw is back. Can you identify the game before all the pieces are revealed?
James Dominguez System-selling "killer apps" are one of the gaming world's holy grails. Which games have prompted you to shell out for new hardware?
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.
James Dominguez While Disney is best known for its iconic cartoons, it is the largest media company on earth, and owns a huge portfolio of intellectual properties that could end up in Disney Infinity.
James Dominguez The Gamescom video gaming expo in Cologne has wrapped up with record attendance figures, and here's what DexX got to play on his final day.
Jason Hill Golf might be a good walk spoiled, but Super Stickman Golf 2 is a lot more entertaining.
James Dominguez The second day of Gamescom in Germany was a busy one for DexX.
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.
James Dominguez Gamescom in Cologne, Germany is an annual combined industry expo and fan convention, and DexX is there on the show floor.
James Dominguez Both Sony and Microsoft revealed more details of their new consoles' launch libraries in Cologne on Tuesday. How do they stack up?
James Dominguez Control a giant space crab, smash spacecraft, eat aliens. What's not to love about Crabitron? Well, apart from RSI...
Jason Hill Hundreds of rock-hard platforming stages that are different every time you play.