Love is all around - even in your favourite video games. Here are five heartwarming in-game relationships.Read More
More than any extreme difficulty setting, morally ambiguous choices have become the hardest part of any video game. Here are 10 of the more impossible decisions you have to make.Read More
Here are six wholesome moments in video games that will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.Read More
Gaming with colour blindness is a bigger problem than you may think, so what are developers doing to help?Read More
On this week’s episode of my podcast ‘Learn Something…’ - five of the weirdest facts about video games.Read More
Video games and movies have a mixed relationship. In this list, let’s celebrate the high points with the 7 best films based upon games that have ever been created!Read More
A first for New Rising Media, proud to announce I’ll be heading out to cover Insomnia Gaming Festival - a bustling Mecca of gaming and geek culture.Read More
Raging at how difficult Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is? Turns out you’re not the only one, and there’s a legit reason why this remaster is way harder...Read More
The spectrum of titles out there lean somewhat towards the bad. For every good game, you get ten terrible ones – from Aquaman to Silver Surfer. Here are ten of the best...Read More
So E3 has come and gone, bringing with it a storm of new game announcements in one of the best video game expos in recent memory. I'm sure you all have your favourites, but here is my top ten.Read More
According to a new study in the latest issue of Current Biology, action-packed videogames with absolutely no reading or linguistic elements whatsoever can actually improve the reading ability of children with dyslexia. Using Rayman Raving Rabbids as the game of choice, the study suggests that dyslexia not only effects the linguistic centers of the brain, but also areas of the brain which govern attention and motor skills as well.
Sick and tired of his adult son's video gaming addiction, a Chinese father has hired in-game "hitmen" to kill his child's avatar repeatedly in an attempt to discourage him from playing.
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, a town in Connecticut is hosting a "Violent Video Games Return Program" to collect and destroy these titles. Despite the name, this extends to all types of violent media, and the local Chamber of Commerce will give a $25 gift certificate in return for any submissions.
Betamax versus VHS, VideoCD (VCD) versus DVD, HD-DVD versus Blu-Ray – the noted format wars of old have all arisen through a combination of technological and sociological factors. The ‘Videotape Wars’ of the 70’s was driven by companies’ hopes to find a standardised media format for recording TV. The dawn of the digital video era was contested between the cost-effective VCD and the superior quality of the DVD, while the transition to high-definition played host to the one of the fiercest format wars in HD-DVD and Blu-Ray’s tussle for supremacy. Now, we think we’ve found the cloud-gaming equivalent.
Videogames’ self-proclaimed “silly season” is finally here. The drought of game releases over the summer period has come to an end; nights are drawing in, the temperature is moving closer to zero, and the release calendar is stuffed to capacity. But where best to place your hard-earned cash? Distancing ourselves from hyperbolic hype speak and unreachable expectations, what should you really be investing your time into? Over the coming weeks, allow New Rising Media to round-up the week’s freshest, most tantalising new releases.
"Innovation is threatened." "People's access is controlled." "The world seems to be moving away from open platforms." Strong words from Valve Boss, Gabe Newell at Seattle TechNW conference.
These were directed at Apple's choice of app curation over open-source values. The argument here is that as we lose our open-ness in the face of the App Store phenomenon the opportunity of innovation and our sense of choice goes with it. However, everything everywhere is curated so really, is this a bad thing?