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This man is not documenting history's forgotten video games

This man is not documenting history's forgotten video games

From chess with a wrestling twist, to a brutal take on EastEnders, these are the games time never forgot
By Staff Writer Sep 8 2017, 10:31AM
Call of Duty can "harm your brain", but playing Super Mario is good for you, study claims

Call of Duty can "harm your brain", but playing Super Mario is good for you, study claims

Games can have an impact on your amount of grey matter, if you're playing the wrong ones that is...
By Staff Writer Aug 8 2017, 10:19AM
From Wallander to Windows: Nordic noir's godfather on his move to video games

From Wallander to Windows: Nordic noir's godfather on his move to video games

Aporia: Beyond the Valley wants to tell a character-rich story in a world of fallen civilisations
By Staff Writer Jul 21 2017, 10:47AM
Game over for Ludlam: What’s next for Australia’s video games industry?

Game over for Ludlam: What’s next for Australia’s video games industry?

A citizenship oversight has ended the career of a Senator regarded by many as a champion of Australia’s video games industry.
By Jonathan Foye Jul 19 2017, 10:40AM
Fans of violent games no less empathetic than non-gamers, says new study

Fans of violent games no less empathetic than non-gamers, says new study

New research suggests long-term players of violent video games are not desensitised.
By Thomas McMullan Mar 10 2017, 12:54PM
How app-based storytelling is reviving the novel of letters

How app-based storytelling is reviving the novel of letters

Epistolary storytelling is undergoing a revival in an age of messaging apps and video games.
By Staff Writer Feb 24 2017, 9:02AM
Game therapy: serious video games can help children with cerebral palsy

Game therapy: serious video games can help children with cerebral palsy

The OrbIT controller was custom designed to help children with cerebral palsy.
By David Hobbs Feb 21 2017, 11:21AM
FFXV's photography mode is something we need to see more of in other games

FFXV's photography mode is something we need to see more of in other games

Selfies in games are one thing... but Final Fantasy XV gets in-game photography just right.
By James Swinbanks Jan 10 2017, 12:29PM
Here come the Peaceniks: Video games that reject violence

Here come the Peaceniks: Video games that reject violence

Peace? I love the word. As I love farms, all Marios, and thee...
By Mikolai Napieralski Nov 23 2016, 10:49AM
Not just a youngster’s game: Grey Gamers and gaming veterans

Not just a youngster’s game: Grey Gamers and gaming veterans

Games are most definitely NOT just for kids.
By Jonathan Foye Oct 26 2016, 11:02AM
How video games save lives

How video games save lives

Chris Button looks at the popular pastime helping people with mental illness and its growing possibilities.
By Chris Button Oct 10 2016, 4:38PM
Pokemon Go and the video game bubble

Pokemon Go and the video game bubble

Can a simple little alternate reality game about collecting Pikachu change the world?
By James Swinbanks Jul 18 2016, 10:32AM
E3 2016: What to expect from gaming's biggest event

E3 2016: What to expect from gaming's biggest event

New consoles! New games! It's the industry's most exciting week!
By Andrew Hayward Jun 6 2016, 10:54AM
Check out the gaming-focused panel happening at Sydney's Vivid Festival

Check out the gaming-focused panel happening at Sydney's Vivid Festival

The panel will explore the creativity and future of video games in Australia.
By David Hollingworth Jun 2 2016, 1:33PM
Plants vs Zombies vs capitalist utopias: How games reward you like the good worker you are

Plants vs Zombies vs capitalist utopias: How games reward you like the good worker you are

Reward systems in games are skewed towards points and prizes, but is there an alternative?
By Staff Writer May 6 2016, 11:36AM
From burly fishermen to yoga balls, here's our choice of the best games at Rezzed 2016

From burly fishermen to yoga balls, here's our choice of the best games at Rezzed 2016

The EGX Rezzed 2016 expo is currently underway in London, bursting at the seams with games, players, talks, sweat, fear, arousal and merchandise.
By Staff Writer Apr 11 2016, 9:03AM
Playing the Indie Game: On curation and non-commercialism

Playing the Indie Game: On curation and non-commercialism

And maybe a little bit about playing with penises.
By Jason Imms Feb 26 2016, 2:44PM
How do you display games in a museum?

How do you display games in a museum?

A new wave of developers and curators are questioning what it means to tell the story of games
By Staff Writer Feb 24 2016, 3:29PM
ESA releases glowing tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia

ESA releases glowing tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia

He may not have been popular amongst progressives and minorities, but he did a lot for games.
By David Hollingworth Feb 15 2016, 12:44PM
Want a boxed copy of Metal Gear Solid V? Yeah, nah...

Want a boxed copy of Metal Gear Solid V? Yeah, nah...

Retail PC version of popular doesn't actually have the game.
By David Hollingworth Sep 1 2015, 10:47AM