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 Our resident caption contest is back for a new year. Got anything funny to say about this image from Thief?
James Dominguez Some gamers find it hard to remember which precise game was their first, while others can never forget it. Which are you?
Screen Play reader Steven Impson "The internet is forever", or so the phrase goes. However, the ephemeral nature of digital data means that some things can be lost, and reader Steven Impson worries about the volatility of...
James Dominguez When World of Tanks is good, it is very good indeed, but when it's bad it's heartbreaking.
James Dominguez Ubisoft's sequel to their mobile device hit Rayman Jungle Run is hair-tearingly difficult but still compulsively addictive.
James Dominguez In light of slashed sales estimates and profit forecasts, Nintendo has flagged possible changes in the way it does business.
Jason Hill January is traditionally a quiet time for new games releases. It's also a great opportunity to catch up on games you missed during the pre-Christmas avalanche.
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.
James Dominguez We have a special picture for you to have fun with for the last caption contest of the year.
James Dominguez Over the past two weeks, Screen Play readers have invented award categories and voted for them. Here are the winners...
Screen Play reader Steve Smoothy Every year, long-time reader Steve "Smoolander" Smoothy writes a Christmas song for us, and this year's is a classic.
James Dominguez With phenomenally popular free-to-play game World of Tanks about to add a new line of Japanese tanks, DexX spoke to regional manager Jasper Nicholas.
James Dominguez A game that challenges you is good, but some games go too far and end up just being frustrating. Which game made you rage-quit this year?
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?
James Dominguez Many games are very addictive, but some to a ridiculous degree. Which was the most addictive in 2013?
James Dominguez Sometimes games fall short of our expectations, but a few "special" titles are absolutely crushing in their failure to reach their potential.
Tuesday Newsday: Xbox One sales, fearmongering over games and gambling, and Steam Machines appear in the wild
James Dominguez Xbox One tops two million sales, SA government launches a campaign linking games and gambling, and Valve's Steam Machines popping up in the wild. All this and more.
James Dominguez Australia doesn't have the big game studios it used to, but it still has extremely talented smaller independent teams producing amazing work.
James Dominguez While many great games were released in 2013, there are some old favourites from previous years we still can't put down.
Jason Hill Few games have a risk-reward mechanic as tense and thrilling as Need for Speed Rivals.