It's common fact that there isn't a gender gap in gaming, as an Entertainment Software Association report claims about half of the players are women. But what exactly are they playing? Well, Quantic Foundry conducted a study showing what genres have a female monopoly.
Way back in October, I wrote a somewhat controversial piece about why the Nintendo Switch is set up for failure - highlighting some key problems the company should avoid if they want to stand a chance against Sony and Microsoft. Did they listen? Let's take a look at what they announced in Tokyo.
Pokémon Go was a massive hit when it came out in the summer – inspiring people to get out the house walk for miles, just to catch ‘em all. But, according to a study published by The BMJ, that physical activity only lasts six weeks.
Nintendo Switch does look cool, don’t get me wrong. But unfortunately, novel concepts aren’t all you can have in a rather archaic industry that seems to be more focused on speeds and feeds than ever.
We all have a laugh and a joke about being so addicted to Pokemon Go that you play while driving - but unfortunately that’s not a joke to thousands of people…
With the Playstation 4 Pro heading for a November release and Microsoft’s new Xbox, codenamed Project Scorpio, on the horizon for next year, consumers are stuck with a question – do you need or want one?
And the answer in pretty much all circumstances is a resounding “no.”
Ever since Pokémon GO was released on July 6th, everybody has been figuring out ways to trick the system. From attaching your phone to a ceiling fan to sticking it on a drone, we’ve seen all the weird and wonderful ways to hack the game. But this GPS hack has to be the most impressive yet.
When it comes to trailers that send geeks like me into meltdown, San Diego Comic Con is the time and place to get them. So sit back and enjoy all the 2016 trailers in once place.
As you may or may not have heard, some app company called Niantic made this app called Pokémon Go which has gained some popularity as of late. It’s a pretty standard app as they go, in that it’s terrible but still rakes in literal millions per day, and that its design was predated by some randomers years ago, who can now only watch through tear-stained eyes as the money flows right by them.
Now, as you may have seen, mad Pokémon GO stories have flooded the news – from the brainless nature of people walking out in front of cars to the weird and wonderful places people seem to be catching them.
These are just five of the crazy ones that I saw! Feel free to let me know your own in the comments.
As part of the tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) block at Summer Games Done Quick, competitor ais523 used a newly found glitch for his robot to beat Super Mario Bros. 3 in JUST two seconds. Not content with ending human civilisation, it seems the cyborgs are dominating our video games too!
So the long-awaited mobile game Pokémon Go launched on iOS and Android… But only in a certain list of countries that does not include the UK. Luckily, I’ve got a handy how-to for my fellow Britons on how to download and start playing right now!
Half-Life is a touchy subject for fans - an incredible series of games that were killed off in its prime. But now, we have ‘Hunt Down The Freeman’ to get excited about, which has recently been launched on Steam Greenlight.
We’re used to seeing huge, elaborate maps and devices in Minecraft; but this one is sure to grab your attention… Requag has successfully built a Minecraft machine that plays Pokémon Fire Red for the Game Boy Advance.
Sega failed by pissing off developers and customers by releasing too many consoles. Now, with the nonsensical Xbox hardware launches, Microsoft run the risk of doing exactly the same thing!
It’s time for Sony to reveal what they have up their sleeves for the PlayStation at this year’s E3 – and you can watch it all unfold right here LIVE…
Microsoft will be the first of the major console manufacturers to throw their hat in the ring at this year’s E3 – and you can watch it right here LIVE!
James Brady of The Creative Assembly (makers of the excellent Alien: Isolation) has shown off his artistic talents by remaking the classic Midwich Elementary School from Silent Hill in Unreal Engine 4. Clearly a common trend among artists, EA DICE's Simon Barle has used the engine to remake Hunter's Dream from Bloodborne.
Several months ago Pokémon Sun and Moon were announced. And then nothing was heard about them again... until now. A minute-and-a-half trailer has arrived on YouTube, finally giving us some sweet sweet details. Most importantly, the release date of 23th of November for Europe. As well as a look at some brand new Pokémon.
For years, the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering has allowed players become powerful wizards. These mighty Planeswalkers have duelled one another throughout the decades for fame and glory. But now, they have turned against their own creator. Wizards of the Coast, the game’s publisher, is under attack from pro players and tournament judges alike. And like all wars, it all comes down to money.
Family relationships are enhanced by gaming, and there is no better story told to show this than short film 'Player Two.'
The UK government has backed the first ever eGames in Rio, which they hope will "shape the future of competitive gaming." Players, or eAthletes as they're called, will fly their respective country's flag and fight for supremacy. This is a huge move forward foreSports.
A 3D version of The Legend of Zelda has been created as a 30th anniversary tribute to the original. Built by fans of the original, you can play it right now in your browser
When many people look back at the games of yesteryear that defined my childhood, SSX is at the top of that list. If you agree, we've made a petition for you to sign. If you're still skeptical, we've got a few reasons why.
Remember the awesome GIFs that reimagined history's greatest scientists as Street Fightercharacters? Interessante have kept their promise and turned it into a playable browser game, which goes by the name of Science Kombat.
Oh dear oh dear. You've probably already seen the live-action version of Hitman that IO Interactive helped make to promote their new game, which YouTubers had a field day with. But it wasn't just them. Turns out the Chuckle Brothers had a go too, and they are ferocious assassins.
A Vietnamese developer has created a unique web-based emulator, which breaths new life into old 2D Nintendo games by turning them into 3D. Aptly called 3DNES, the software only works with the Firefox browser at the moment.
When you think of scientists who have transcended our understanding of the physical world, some key names come up. From Darwin and Hawking, to Einstein and Tesla, their theories are just as important today as the day they were written. But now, these thinkers have been placed into the one place you wouldn't expect: a 16-bit fighting game.
Capcom have announced they will be rereleasing Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The transition to new consoles will begin with Resident Evil 6 on March 29, and each game will cost £16.
Mario Kart is well known for its racing mayhem around Super Mario-themed tracks. Things can get busy with competitors on track, but what if the maximum amount was raised from six on the SNEX version to 100?