Video games have evolved from a simple pastime into a cultural phenomenon. Join games blogger James Dominguez and the passionate Screen Play community as they discuss this phenomenon: the talented designers, the technology underlying them, and the place of games in our lives.
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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?
James Dominguez The sheer scale of the explorable world in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is gobsmacking, and DexX spoke to a level designer to find out how it was built.
James Dominguez Pikmin 3 on the Wii U marks the long-awaited return of a favourite Nintendo franchise. Read on for DexX's review.
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.
James Dominguez In the news this week, game sales are up, the 3DS is selling well, 3D Realms drops their lawsuit, J.J. Abrams pans the Star Trek game, and World of Warcraft continues to cool down.
Jason Hill Like many Japanese games, the Wonderful 101 is wildly original and has loads of offbeat charm.
James Dominguez We have a retro one for you today. Can you identify the oldie in the jigsaw before all of the pieces are revealed?
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?
James Dominguez The latest Ninja Gaiden is accessible, humorous, and occasionally obscene, very different from previous games. DexX spoke to game director Keiji Inafune about the new direction.
James Dominguez It's a little late, but it's time to find out which of our reader-submitted articles was judged to be the best in August.
Screen Play reader Andrew Yoshimura Atari may be a mere shadow of the interactive entertainment titan it once was, but its history is still fascinating.
James Dominguez Despite a few technical shortcomings, the latest in video game survival horror is a true contender for scariest game ever made.
James Dominguez The past week was a huge one for news, so brace yourself for a mammoth weekly news round-up.
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,