Dancing, taunts and teabagging: how players abuse harmless in-game emotes

You’re playing an online video game in 2018, and you decide to be nice and wave a little ‘hello’ at your teammates for this round. Ten minutes later, you might...

Sony finally enables Fortnite cross-play for PS4

PS4 users playing Fortnite will soon be able to play seamlessly across their PS4 and non-Sony consoles, as well as play with friends who use different consoles, according to a...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is as close to Greece as you can get without jumping...

Two years ago, as the creeping pressure of life and work began to weave itself through my body, I came to the conclusion I needed a healthy escape - it...

Telltale Games is laying off most of its staff, canceling upcoming games

It's just about the end of the road for episodic gaming studio Telltale Games: the outfit is laying off 225 of its 250 staff, and looks to be canceling most...

Magic Leap's first big game is, surprisingly, Angry Birds

Magic Leap first captured imaginations with its promotional material (the video with whale in the gym is, admittedly, impressive) before, more recently, capturing our attention with its soul-crushing price: $2,295...

The best cheap PlayStation VR bundles and deals in September 2018

PlayStation VR bundles are cheaper than you might think. Sony cut the price of all its bundles a while back and most of them come packing the PS4 camera too,...

Some Nintendo Switch games won't work with the upcoming cloud save feature

Nintendo is launching an online subscription service for the Switch later this month, which includes access to multiplayer capabilities, classic NES titles of years gone by, and cloud backups for...

The Victoria & Albert Museum’s videogames exhibition will remind you why you love games

Sometimes, between the hot takes and community controversies, it can be hard to remember why we fell in love with videogames. Although games are an unequalled immersive and interactive medium,...

This greaseproof Xbox One controller is 2018's biggest innovation in gaming

Three-dimensional graphics, analog controls, motion-based inputs – these were all vital innovations in gaming. And, now, we have the next major leap in gaming technology: greaseproof controllers.Microsoft has developed a...

A new online Lord of the Rings game is coming, set before Frodo's quest

One does not simply walk into developing a new Lord of the Rings game. But that's exactly what Athlon Games, the team behind Warframe and Gears of War 4, is...