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How long will you keep playing? The game knows

We have a tendency to consider ourselves unique and unpredictable, but digital games research shows that this is far from the case. In fact, we can be categorised into groups of people who show the same behaviours, and what we do in the future is imminently predictable. For example, how you play a game will reveal what you are likely to do in the game next and how long you are going to stay intere...[Read More]

Feeling resourceful? Microsoft announces Age of Empires 4

Well, we’re going to have to dust off the old axe and remember how to start ordering peasants (or peons) around — Microsoft has announced that Age of Empires 4 is going to be a thing soon. A wood, gold, and stone thing designed to consume hours at a time. The company made the announcement at Gamescom in Germany this week and they’ve also revealed that developer Relic is at the he...[Read More]

You must construct additional pylons — Starcraft Remastered is live

More proof that we’re actually trying to live in the past is the existence of many, many remakes and remasters. Or maybe that’s just where the money is these days. No matter, we don’t care about companies taking our cash as long as they keep giving us awesome — like the newly-released Starcraft Remastered, which is now out and waiting to consume hours of your life. Blizzard...[Read More]

10 of the best cheap Xbox One games

Keeping up with the latest and greatest game releases can be an expensive business – but you don’t need to spend big to have huge amounts of fun. If you’re rocking an Xbox One, there’s a heap of great indie and digital games available on the console store for cheap. What’s more, if you look back over AAA titles which you missed first time round, you can grab some of a...[Read More]

Your month (for free) on Xbox Live Gold — August 2017

What does an Xbox Live Gold membership grant you? Free games. Loads and loads of free games. Each and every month you’ll find a handful of gratis games to download on Xbox One, as well as a couple for Xbox 360, and they’re yours to keep. However, there is one catch to the Games with Gold promotion: they’re only available to download for a few weeks apiece, and then you won’...[Read More]

Your month (for free) on PlayStation Plus — August 2017

You might not love the idea of paying for a PlayStation Plus subscription, but that annual subscription includes a massive bounty of free games. Each and every month, Sony trots out a new selection of games you can download for free all month and then keep and play forever, so long as you maintain your Plus subscription. You’ll always find at least a couple of PlayStation 4 picks, along with...[Read More]

The games we want to see on Atari’s new Ataribox console

You may have heard about Ataribox. The first Atari-branded console in 25 years will— Well, we’re not actually sure, because details are slim. What we do know: the design is inspired by classic Atari consoles. It’ll combine classic and current gaming content. And it’ll be crowdfunded. Also, long-time gamers might wear their sceptic’s hat, given that ‘Atari’ has been hacked to bits and sold off more...[Read More]

The next to enter the smartphone arena? Razer, apparently

Razer, a company best known for making gaming peripherals, using ALL the multicoloured lights, and being fond of a specific shade of green, could well be the next company to release its own smartphone. That’s the rumour, anyway. Razer, having recently acquired some new tech, is reportedly looking at launching an IPO some time in October this year. All the cool kids are doing it, and Razer is...[Read More]

6 things every Guardian should know before playing the Destiny 2 Beta

Our Warlock smashed the Vault of Glass, witnessed Crota’s End and defeated Oryx, The Taken King himself, but he’s been floating in orbit for far too long. If, like us, you haven’t been back to Destiny since Rise of Iron arrived in September last year, you might need a few pointers to help you get ready for the much-anticipated sequel. And with the first open beta kicking off later this week, who b...[Read More]

Games Watch: the 5 best new games coming out in July

Between button-mashing and VR stick-waving, it’s all too easy to miss some magnificent game releases. Not any more, though. See, we’re always on the hunt for the next game to steal months of our lives – and the last thing we want is to miss it because we’re too busy playing the last one. So, with that in mind, here’s your monthly compendium of the five most scintillat...[Read More]

Pokémon Go no longer has the hype of 2016, but a loyal fanbase remains

A summer spent hunting through local neighbourhoods, parks and shops for virtual monsters is now just a hazy memory to most people who downloaded Pokémon Go. Four out of five users have long since given up trying to “catch ‘em all”, having stopped playing the mobile video game just two months after it peaked. One year on from the game’s release, its developer, Niantic, is now trying to renew some ...[Read More]

12 remastered games you need to play on PS4 or Xbox One

Got a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Hey, there’s no shortage of awesome new stuff to play on both consoles. Seriously, go crazy. That’s what you bought one of those pricey boxes for, right? However, some of the most amazing games on both consoles are years old, and weren’t even designed for current hardware. Come again? It’s true: “remastered” games remain a popula...[Read More]

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