ChromaGun is a colourful and inventive puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch

The first thing you'll notice about ChromaGun, a single-player first-person puzzle game now on the Nintendo Switch, is its striking similarity to fan-favourite Portal. Created by German indie studio Pixel Maniacs and originally released on iOS in 2015, that familiarity is no mistake. You play as a corporate test subject,

The complete list of backwards compatible games for Xbox One

Microsoft's Xbox One console is able to play a number of Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles as a result of its backwards compatibility functionality. This means Xbox One owners can revisit some of the Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles they already own, or discover some classics they

Harry Potter mobile game lets fans play as a Hogwarts student

Fans of Harry Potter often daydream about what it would be like to attend his magical alma mater Hogwarts. Personally, between the constantly shifting staircases and the resident menagerie of ghosts and sentient paintings, it seems like a nightmarish deathtrap that wouldn't be particularly conducive to academic

All you need to know about Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is, it's fair to say, one of the most anticipated video games of 2018. How could it not be with the company behind the still-massive Grand Theft Auto V at the helm? Originally slated to appear in 2017, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been

How to play Roblox safely – and keep your kids entertained for hours

Roblox is a popular game with youngsters. It’s like Minecraft but with a greater focus on player-created games. Amateur creators create the games on Roblox about subjects as diverse as working in a pizza shop, surviving a disaster, solving a murder or even just shovelling snow. However, its online game-play

CES thinks eSports will be the next big thing

Some of the more curious conversations happening at the Las Vegas CES 18 show focused on eSports. They’re part of the growth of video-game competition, which has grown from the days of “Pong” on a black-and-white screen in the basement to real-time strategy, fighting and multilayer online competitions covered

28-year-old accused of killing mom over video game argument

CERES, Calif. — Police have arrested a Northern California man they say shot his mother to death after he began yelling during a video game. Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Nicholson of Ceres was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of murder. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney. Police called to Nicholson’s home

This virtual reality game lets you be a school shooter

A virtual reality video game being developed by the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department allows users to experience the perspective of an active school shooter. The game, Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, or EDGE for short, is intended to prepare teachers for an active shooter situation and allows them

Fed-up mom creates app about dodging poop on sidewalks

If only it were this easy to dodge dog poop in real life. see also A new video game lets young users guide a bespectacled pedestrian around a minefield of doggie doo, cutely depicted as green piles with big eyes. “Sidewalk Dodge,” available free as an app for Apple products, was

Your video game-addicted kid could have a serious health problem

International health officials are set to classify excessive video-game playing as a mental health disorder — and parents who gave out games as gifts this year may want to take note. The World Health Organization is in the process of finalizing the 11th update of the International Classification of

Nintendo strikes gold for first time in years

Nintendo has officially gotten its groove back. After a dismal few years, when it was overshadowed by Microsoft and Sony, the pioneering Japanese video game company has struck gold with its Nintendo Switch, sales figures released Tuesday reveal. Nintendo, the creator of Super Mario, sold 10 million units of the

LeBron strategizing Isaiah Thomas’ return with video game

LeBron James thinks NBA 2K18 is so realistic that he’s using the video game to prepare for Isaiah Thomas’ return. While the Cavaliers wait on Thomas’ season debut, which could come sometime in December, James said that through the popular video game, he’s started prepping for the star guards

Amateur video game maker almost sparked WWIII

You’ve probably heard this one before: Boy makes a video game; the game is drawn into a spat between global superpowers arguing over a deadly terrorist organization; the unexpected burst of attention makes the game an instant best seller. Or maybe you haven’t. But in 2017, a year in

Kids who play video games are smarter: study

Kids who are good at video games tend to be more intelligent than those who just play outside, according to a new study. Researchers have discovered a link between young people’s ability to perform well at two games like League of Legends and Call of Duty and high levels

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Donald Trump hasn't even completed his first year in office, but presidential hopefuls from all parties are already lining up in public, in private, or in our dreams to run against him and take office in 2020. While very few political players have publicly spoken up about intentions

Humvee maker sues Activision over “Call of Duty’

The maker of Humvee military vehicles filed a lawsuit accusing Activision Blizzard of reaping billions of dollars of revenue by incorporating its trademarks without permission in its flagship “Call of Duty” video game franchise. In a complaint filed on Tuesday night in US District Court in Manhattan, AM General

Investor bets gamers will spend big on virtual bling

Former hedgie Mike Novogratz is betting that gamers have way too much time — and money — on their hands. The former Fortress Investment Group bigwig has poured about $3.6 million into an online exchange that allows gamers to purchase virtual bling for their digital characters — a controversial $50 billion

Investor bets gamers will spend big on virtual bling

Former hedgie Mike Novogratz is betting that gamers have way too much time — and money — on their hands. The former Fortress Investment Group bigwig has poured about $3.6 million into an online exchange that allows gamers to purchase virtual bling for their digital characters — a controversial $50 billion

Smartphone addict goes blind after 24-hour gaming binge

If you think an hour-long Candy Crush session or occasionally dropping $10 to refill your stash of Pokemon Go pokeballs is evidence that you have a smartphone “addiction,” you’ve got nothing on Wu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old woman who lives in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Xiaojing (an apparently fake name she

Atari’s new console does much more than just video games

Atari has released more details about its upcoming video game console — and it’s a long way from the pioneering 2600 model that made Atari famous in the 1970s. The forthcoming Ataribox, whose retro body will be encased in “real wood,” will run on a Linux-based operating system and promises “a

Mom says 7-year-old son being treated for tech addiction

A mom has revealed how her 7-year-old son became addicted to computer games with his personality changing so much he now attends a special school. Jake, 9, and from Hertfordshire, just north of London, began using an iPad when he was just 5. Around the same time he’d also borrow his

Excessive masturbation is hurting China’s military

The Chinese military says excessive masturbation and too many video games are among the reasons its physical-test failure rates have reached an “alarming high.” The People’s Liberation Army is now dishing out advice after one city saw more than half its candidates — 56.9 percent — fail their physicals, according to