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Why are games releasing broken?

Delays, bugs, day-one patches and broken online components: several big-budget games have launched in a compromised state recently. Why is this happening? And is it likely to change any time soon? games™ investigates… DriveClub was supposed to be one of PlayStation 4’s big hitters. Every console needs a flagship racer,...

Watch Dogs 2 will “carry on taking risks” says Ubisoft

Creating new gaming IP is a risky businesses but, with just one game to beat, surely creating a sequel to a successful debut should be easy. It shouldn’t, says Watch Dogs’ creative director Jonathan Morin What was the point of Ubisoft’s cyber-noir epic Watch Dogs? Why did creative director Jonathan...

Will 2015 redeem the games industry?

After a difficult 2014, there’s cause for optimism as we head into the New Year. We ask developers and analysts what they’re looking forward to in 2015 In a lot of ways, 2014 felt like a transitional year for games, and like any period of change, it wasn’t without its...

Nintendo fights back

It’s been a bipolar year for Nintendo, but things seem to be getting back on track – yet how long will it last, and can the company keep the momentum going? ony and Microsoft are absolutely killing it – their rivalry is comparable to the Apple/Google war, or the Amazon/eBay...

Turning Gamers Into Artists – The PS4 photo mode

The addition of a feature that allows gamers to take and share screenshots in a snap has led to the rise of a surprising new art form and direction for gameplay – finding the perfect shot Sharing screenshots isn’t exactly an original concept, but with the release of the latest...

Oculus Rift: The future of 3D gaming

The hardest thing about describing virtual reality is conveying the wonder of things simply feeling ‘right’. It’s not just about having a screen and a sensor on your head that lets you look around, but the fizzling part of your brain that makes you reach out to try and touch...

PS4 Vs Xbox One: The Streaming War Begins

With the PS Now beta in full swing and Microsoft and EA’s own streaming service on its way, we take a step back, compare the services and examine the origin of these business models. ony recently soft-launched its PS Now initiative over in the States – an interactive cloud-based service...

Why next-gen isn’t here yet

It’s been just under a year since we got hold of our Xbox Ones and PS4s, yet nothing really seems to have changed in the industry. Are we due for a massive industry change, or have we hit a wall as far as innovation is concerned? games™ investigates Before the...