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Is it time to embrace virtual reality?
Is it time to embrace virtual reality?

Will the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift live up to the hype? Siobhan Keogh gives it a try.

What is 'swatting' and why are gamers doing it?

Authorities say a hoax, known as "swatting" that initially targeted celebrities sending Special Weapons and Tactics police…

Minecraft sale: 'It's about my sanity'

Mojang founder Markus Persson has put his sanity first in selling Minecraft for $2.5b to Microsoft, saying he never expected…

Grand Theft Auto V's next-gen launch confirmed

Rockstar has dated both the new-gen and PC enhanced editions of Grand Theft Auto V . The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions…

Grand Theft Auto V next-gen trailer
video Grand Theft Auto V next-gen trailer

Check out the trailer for Grand Theft Auto's next-gen launch, coming to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One on November 18.

Is Minecraft worth billions?
Is Minecraft worth billions?

Unlike video games that had spectacular success and then fizzled Minecraft is a create-it-yourself platform that has staying…

Siobhan Keogh: Why do local games lack Kiwiness?
Siobhan Keogh: Why do local games lack Kiwiness?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about whether or not video games should be offered Government funding. One of the reasons…

Hooked on Destiny after a day
Hooked on Destiny after a day

Destiny turned Chris Schulz's nerves into quivering piles of jelly. He wouldn't have it any other way.

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Destiny: What we know so far
Destiny: What we know so far

Years in the making, and with a record-breaking beta launch behind it, Destiny is the game everyone's…

Video games industry boosts revenue

New Zealand's video game developers are enjoying solid revenue growth.

Siobhan Keogh: Is watching games as fun as playing?

Why would Amazon - or any company - buy a company like Twitch for a billion dollars? It's not Twitter, or Snapchat, or any…

Halo creators' new blockbuster

The video game studio that won players' devotion with blockbuster hit Halo is out to eclipse its enviable success with…

Assassin's Creed Unity delayed by two weeks
Assassin's Creed Unity delayed by two weeks

The release of Assassin's Creed Unity has been pushed back two weeks, Ubisoft has announced.

Halo makers shed light on live-action TV series

Halo: Nightfall is returning to familiar territory. The overseers of the popular franchise at 343 Industries announced…

'We're very close to having the first virtual reality death'

An Oculus Rift developer believes the device’s immersion paired with frightening games will result in fatal heart attacks…

Lindsay Lohan sued us for attention, says GTA creators

The makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted the games' latest…

Game review: Infamous: First light

As the gaming world rages over the lack of playable female characters, Sucker Punch has quietly gone about finding its own…

Amazon buys gamer site for $1b, beats Google
Amazon buys gamer site for $1b, beats Google

Amazon.com is buying video service Twitch Interactive for about $1 billion in its biggest acquisition…

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