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James Dominguez Xbox One launch title Zoo Tycoon proved to be surprisingly good, but right now I want you to joke about it.
James Dominguez Every now and then a game will present us with an amazing sequence that leaves our mouths hanging open. Which was your favourite this year?
James Dominguez Disney Infinite, the game that promises to one day bring together all of Disney's properties, presented some unique design challenges.
James Dominguez The Brisbane creators of Ski Safari are in the final days of the Kickstarter for their new game, Hand of Fate. Screen Play spoke to the main brain behind them.
James Dominguez Video games are notorious for their poor writing, but which game this year was the worst?
James Dominguez The Bechdel Test is a tongue-in-cheek rule of thumb for measuring female inclusion in media. Which games this year passed the test?
James Dominguez Many amazing games were released in 2013, but some that we have been waiting a long time for did not show up. Which are you saddest about?
James Dominguez Today Screen Play readers are voting on the most impressive technological achievement in video gaming this year.
James Dominguez Nintendo has honed their Mario formula to a fine edge, and while every game is immediately familiar, they still pack in enough new ideas to be worthwhile.
James Dominguez In contrast with tired old franchises, some new games have been released in the past year that deserve sequels. Which were your favourites?
James Dominguez In the first of Screen Play's reader-suggested award categories, today we welcome your nominations for the series that most badly needs to take a break.
James Dominguez A street in Bathurst renamed in honour of Gran Turismo, Lindsay Lohan threatens to sue over her likeness in GTA V, Telltale to make Borderlands and Game of Thrones adventure games, and more.
Jason Hill The latest Zelda is both a tribute and a sequel to one of the most cherished games of the past 25 years.
James Dominguez Every Friday on Screen Play we like to write funny captions for an unusual image from a game. It's Mario's turn this week.
James Dominguez At the end of every year, everyone gives the same kinds of awards out. This year I want to try something different.
James Dominguez The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have ostensibly begun their battle, but the real fight doesn't begin until March next year.
James Dominguez Every month Screen Play publishes articles written by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable readership; it's time to announce the best from last month.
James Dominguez It may be the size of a general purpose netbook, but the Razer Blade 14 packs a huge amount of video gaming power into a very sleek package.
James Dominguez Grand Theft Auto V's story, themes, and characters mat not be subtle or pleasant, but it is a high watermark of technology and design.
James Dominguez Sales figures are still coming in, but the PS4's rest-of-the-world launch was impressive. In other news, EA rumoured to be working on an open world Star Wars game, and a Melbourne studio's disastrous...