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25 Ridiculous Game Mechanics We Couldn’t Live Without

Games are unique – we forgive them a lot of little eccentricities we wouldn’t dream of letting other media get away with. To celebrate just how crazy some established game tropes are (and how much we’ve come to take them for granted), we thought long and hard about our favourite...

Star Wars Battlefront and beyond

DICE takes us back into the cockpit of the most exciting Star Wars series in gaming We started working on Battlefront a little under two years ago,” Lina Ingvarsdottir – DICE’s senior producer – tells us. By the time the game’s released, that means it would have seen a development...

Can the Apple Watch be a gaming device?

We haven’t played wrist-mounted games since the days when we were wearing digital watches and velcro trainers. They were pretty simple devices, fiddly and inconvenient, but we can’t deny there was something a little magical about them. Being able to carry a game around with you on such a discreet...

BioWare’s 8 most memorable companions

To celebrate the official reveal of Mass Effect Andromeda, here are eight of our favourite companions from BioWare games over the years. The choices are bound to be contentious, not least because even we couldn’t agree on the final list, but as compromises go we hope you enjoy it. HK-47...

What’s so bad about violence in games?

From Mortal Kombat X to Hatred, violent games are back in the headlines. Is it time to own up to how much we love them? We love violent games. There’s no point in trying to deny it. They’ve formed the backbone of our favourite gaming experiences over the last couple...


The VR Verdict – hands-on report

The HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus – the three of them are taking gaming towards virtual reality enlightenment. With the Samsung Gear protecting the mobile VR vanguard, the industry is ready to be taken into a virtual world. gamesTM sat down with Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of VR-specific...