Pro gamers are athletes, for reals

Pro gamers are athletes, for reals

DID you know professional video gamers are considered athletes in the most literal sense? Don’t take our word for it, listen to the science.

Gamers, prepare to be very excited

Gamers, prepare to be very excited
WE’RE not saying this is the biggest gaming news of the year, but it is pretty close. If you play multiplayer games on your Xbox One or PS4, prepare to be excited.

What to pack for the end of the world

What to pack for the end of the world
SINCE the Cold War era there has been an increase in the number of people preparing themselves and their families for a catastrophic breakdown in society.

‘Everything Mulder predicted is true’

‘Everything Mulder predicted is true’
IF BEING in command of an elite group of soldiers tasked with fighting an insidious alien menace trying to invade Earth sounds fun, you will love this.

Bringing a game language to life

Bringing a game language to life
LIKE any play, movie or TV show, a video game needs a script. But what do you do when that script is in a version of a language which hasn’t been spoken since the Stone Age?

PlayStation VR will launch this year

PlayStation VR will launch this year
AFTER months of waiting, it looks like we’ve got a launch window for PlayStation’s virtual reality headset.

How to make a murderer

How to make a murderer
FORGET the Netflix original documentary Making a Murderer, these gaming developers have a far more literal approach.

Amazon’s bizarre terms and conditions clause

Amazon’s bizarre terms and conditions clause
IN THE terms and conditions of its new software engine, Amazon has a very strange stipulation that could save your life.

Could this be the best game of 2016?

Could this be the best game of 2016?
FAR Cry Primal is ... different. It sends players way back into the past, and the result is a game that’s unquestionably spectacular.

‘Spent the money on booze, strippers’

‘Spent the money on booze, strippers’
A GAME developer has been forced to cancel his game because his partners blew the budget on booze and strippers.

Mike Tyson makes UFC debut

Mike Tyson makes UFC debut
IF you have ever wondered how Mike Tyson would fare in a UFC fight, you might soon have the answer to that question.

Nintendo removes ‘gay conversion’ scene

Nintendo removes ‘gay conversion’ scene
KIDS spend plenty of time playing video games these days, but there’s one scene a lot of parents wouldn’t have wanted their children to see.

Racist app tells gamers to hunt Aborigines

Racist app tells gamers to hunt Aborigines
THE Survival Island Australia game warns players to “beware of Aborigines� and encourages them to shoot or beat indigenous people to death in a racist and twisted survival bid.

Xbox One vs PS4: Which console wins

Xbox One vs PS4: Which console wins
SHOULD you buy an Xbox One or a PS4? Both devices have come a long way since gaming consoles, so it’s a tough question.

Virtual reality set to be big business

Virtual reality set to be big business
FROM headsets that trick your brain to cameras that capture everything around you, virtual reality is really coming to stores in 2016, and it will be quite a ride.

Teen’s $11,000 Xbox mistake

Teen’s $11,000 Xbox mistake
AN XBOX is expensive enough at the best of times, but this Canadian teen found out the hard way just how pricey the gaming system could be.

Dad creates video game for dying son

Dad creates video game for dying son
WHEN one man found out his son was terminally ill from brain cancer, he turned to video game development as an outlet for his inner turmoil.

Is virtual reality worth your cash?

Is virtual reality worth your cash?
Samsung is the first company to launch a new-generation virtual reality headset, but is the Gear VR worth your money or should you wait for holograms?

Twisted game: ‘Get rid of her’

Twisted game: ‘Get rid of her’
THE schoolgirl stands still for a moment, silently contemplating her next move. Her shirt is covered in blood, and her intentions are monstrous.

‘The most explosions ever seen’

‘The most explosions ever seen’
IF there was some sort of serious award for Most Explosions In A Computer Game, the judging panel could save themselves a lot of time by giving it to Just Cause 3.

The insane money in gaming

The insane money in gaming
THE prize pool is worth more than the NFL Super Bowl and the Baseball World Series combined. Who said you couldn’t make a living playing games?

Obscure Aussies killing it abroad

Obscure Aussies killing it abroad
WE’VE all heard of Aussie success stories like Bindi Irwin, Iggy Azalea and Troye Sivan. But these are the obscure talents you’ve never heard of.

Six biggest games to come in 2016

Six biggest games to come in 2016
TO get you excited for the future, we have compiled a list of the six biggest games set for release next year. And they’re awesome.

Teenager makes $150K in 2 weeks

Teenager makes $150K in 2 weeks
MOST of us only dream about earning $150,000 in a year, yet this teenager made that in two weeks.

Err, is that zombie Tony Abbott?

Err, is that zombie Tony Abbott?
IS THIS artwork a complete fluke, or a cunning political statement? The cover star of a computer game looks just like our former prime minister.

How to surf the web with your eyes

How to surf the web with your eyes
A FRESH virtual reality headset launches in Australia today, and it’s not just promising games but also 360-degree web browsing you can navigate with your eyes.

PlayStation has big plans for the future

PlayStation has big plans for the future
TWO decades, four consoles and a plethora of games later, PlayStation is still going strong. Don’t expect it to disappear anytime soon.

Five gadgets to lift your game

Five gadgets to lift your game
WHETHER you’re playing games on a treadmill or an Apple TV, here are five fresh video game gadgets to help take your play to the next level.

Eight must-have Xmas video games

Eight must-have Xmas video games
THE best video games of the year are out this holiday season. From the Mushroom Kingdom to Star Wars — we’ve got you covered.

The best controller money can buy

The best controller money can buy
MICROSOFT has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand new controller for the Xbox One and it is as close to perfection as humanly possible.