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Barbie's popularity nose-dives
Barbie's popularity nose-dives

Barbie may still have Ken and her Dream House, but she's struggling to hang on to the thing she needs most: her fan base…

Game review: Driveclub

There's a grating irony about a game that's all about getting to the finish line quickly and cleanly having taken so long…

Siobhan Keogh: Shadow of Mordor

Siobhan Keogh isn't quite ready to jump into the LOTR gaming universe.

Driveclub limps to finish line

Driveclub is Evolution Studios' lifelong labour of love and, when it was demonstrated at last year's Electronic Entertainment…

Technology

Winter winds mystery solved Winter winds mystery solved

A team of leading scientists, including a Kiwi, have…

Online sexual predator denied parole Online sexual predator denied parole

A Christchurch man who was found guilty of sexually…

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The man behind Evil game
The man behind Evil game

Chris Schulz talks to Japanese horror game director Shinji Mikami, the man behind The Evil Within.

Game's creepy face scan fail
Game's creepy face scan fail

NBA 2K15 was released stateside today and the wildly popular basketball series already has fans in a spin.

Laurie to voice video game villain
Laurie to voice video game villain

Hugh Laurie is to voice a LittleBigPlanet character.

China lifts ban on video-game consoles
China lifts ban on video-game consoles

It has been 14 years since China officially banned console video games, worrying they would dumb down the brains of Chinese…

Games

Angry Birds maker to cut jobs
Angry Birds maker to cut jobs

Rovio Entertainment, maker of the Angry Birds mobile games, will eliminate as many as 130 jobs in Finland…

Probe into charity funds

Several charitable trusts linked to an Auckland family which distribute millions of dollars in pokie money for community…

Scared senseless by The Evil Within

The man behind the Resident Evil franchise promises his new game will scare you senseless. Chris Schulz heads for the Gold…

Digital Nationz: Games galore and more

Last weekend's Digital Nationz show in Auckland brought out the geeks, including our games blogger Siobhan Keogh. Here's…

Feast of hedonism and hooning
Feast of hedonism and hooning

If imitation is flattery then the team behind Forza Horizon 2 has bowed down in homage to just about…

Tetris to be made into sci-fi film

The classic videogame Tetris, in which players slot a cascade of tumbling blocks together, is being turned into a science-fiction…

Blog: The impact gaming can have

Gaming can be a great way to help teenagers and adults alike to cope when times get tough, writes Siobhan Keogh.

Marvel upgrade gives game a boost

Are you ready for a fight? Because you're probably going to get one.

Siobhan Keogh: Money in Minecraft

Is Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft company, Mojang, a ploy to win over the youth? Siobhan Keogh investigates.

Heroes from world and galaxy unite
Heroes from world and galaxy unite

There’s a lot of work, and a bit of a gamble, involved in bringing movie superheroes to life. Chris…

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