Pokémon Go servers crashed across Europe and the US on Saturday, as global demand for the hit mobile app soared in its first weekend since being launched in the UK.
Mine rescue experts and firefighters had to come to the aid of a group of teenagers after they became hopelessly lost in Wiltshire while searching for Pokémon Go characters deep underground.
Returning home on Thursday afternoon, I was stopped by two 10-year-olds standing at the top of my road. “Are you playing Pokémon Go?” one asked. When I said I was, they went wild.
“Preparing all-out war,” says the starting screen as Battlefield 1 loads up. It’s not kidding.
When Jason West and Vince Zampella set up Respawn Entertainment in 2010, they had one ambition: to produce a new first-person shooter that would have as massive an impact on the genre as their previous creation: the Call of Duty series.
In 2015, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave an interview in which he argued that the world’s first trillionaire will be somebody who successfully mines asteroids.
At the E3 games conference two years ago, the creative director of Forza Horizon, Ralph Fulton, was trying to communicate the visual beauty of the game’s sequel. During a demo session for journalists, he explained how road surfaces in the game would gather rain water after a storm, and that the resulting puddle would be truly reflective, mirroring the chassis of passing cars, and reflecting sunlight.
It begins with a flashback – or at least that’s what it seems. While children are heard laughing and playing in the background, the camera approaches some sort of golden artefact half buried in the sand.
For all their talk of realism and authenticity, video game developers rarely seek to reflect modern society, or the lives that most of us are living. Grand Theft Auto V produced a ribald, frenzied pastiche of LA, complete with vacuous movie stars and social media millionaires, but most of its skits and giggles were just dirty jokes wrapped up in the veneer of social commentary.
Last week saw some interesting console news from games industry publication MCV.
After two days of teasing messages on Twitter, Rockstar has officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel to the company’s 15m-selling western adventure will launch next autumn. A trailer will arrive on YouTube this Thursday.
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Ubisoft's new addition to the Far Cry series sees the return of PVP modes.
Whether you're a gamer or just sick of stereotypes these Christmas jumpers are for you.
LG will be showing off their new gamer-focussed monitors at CES 2015.
Microsoft’s revamped Xbox One occupies a curious space in the current gaming generation.
We've listed the top 10 Grand Theft Auto characters of all time, which wasn't exactly a simple task, but we've done it anyway.
HITC’s shortlist of free to play PS4 games to get excited about
After recreating England and West Ham United Legend Bobby Moore for the world's most popular football video game, now his name is up in lights once again.
Ever wanted to take a walk with your favourite Charmander, Jigglypuff or Pikachu? Pokémon Go’s latest update will allow trainers to take their virtual pets out on the road as they play.
Sony has announced a new, more powerful version of its PlayStation 4 console.
A Russian YouTuber could face five years in jail after he filmed himself playing Pokémon Go in a church.