UK Games

Can Your Broadband Handle the New Console Generation?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

The roll-out of the new PS4 and Xbox One consoles have actually shown that it is not just our own broadband connections that can be a problem, but the farms of servers that operate the PS Plus and Xbox Live networks.

9 Best Video Games of 2013

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Tech

This year has been an absolute vintage 12 months for video games - and it's not due to the two big new consoles and their host of beautiful, but prett...

Mountains Out of Molehills: Finding the Challenge in Modern Games

Mathew Khan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech
Mathew Khan

The other night I spent two hours trying to defeat Seth on Street Fighter IV. Two hours. For the uninitiated, Seth is Street Fighter IV's final boss, a Doctor Manhattan-looking lout who apparently controls time and space through a rotating ball in his tummy. Standard stuff.

It's Top Trumps... but of the Explosive Variety!

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Yes, Volcano Top Trumps has just been released, and I have just gone out and bought 10 just for good measure. I open my pack, the rest a mixture of presents and prizes at talks, and I flick through to make sure my favourite is there.

You Won't Believe How Much People Are Paying For PS4s On eBay

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Ah, alas - as we originally mentioned was probably, the bid has turned out to be too huge to be true. The £2,500 bid on the mentioned auction...

Gamers Brave Icy Winds To Queue For PS4

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

The PS4 has arrived - and hundreds of gamers have braved cold weather and a long night without sleep to get it. Diehard fans camped overnight from ...

Resogun: Early Fave For Best PS4 Launch Game Is Very Retro Next-Gen

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Tech

The early, early reviews of the PS4 are already in ahead of the US launch, and so far there's one clear stand-out game - and it's not one of Sony's bi...

Nintendo Are Going Back To Their Roots

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech

It's easy to forget but Nintendo didn't start out making video games - they started making playing cards way back in 1889. So in a nod to their pas...

Xbox One Early Deliveries Reveal New Details...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

We get it - everyone's excited about the Xbox One and PS4. With good reason. But apparently it's made some people a little over-excited. Not just the ...

REVIEW: 'Battlefield 4'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Tech

'Battlefield 4' is the latest in EA and DICE's long-running series of massive mutliplayer-focused warfare sims. It's out on 1 November for Xbox 360, P...

COMPARE: Xbox One Vs. PS4 Launch Games

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

With both the Xbox One and PS4 out in the UK later in November, you might just suspect there's a little bit of competition between the two. And you...

In the Game for the Console Throne, Valve Have Played a Master Stroke

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

As Grand Theft Auto tops the charts and smashes entertainment records, PlayStation and Xbox executives at Sony and Microsoft are probably high-fiving themselves on how the console market has bounced back against many pundits expectations.

Skylanders: Swap Force Review

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

'Skylanders Swap Force' is the latest adventure in the ridiculously popular toys-and-games combo, out 18 October on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U and Nint...

WATCH: Apartment Re-Creates Amazing Snake Game With Lights

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Rumour goes it's a student apartment, and, although we can't confirm this, we thought we'd share it with you anyway - because it's darn amazing. So...

The Board Game Renaissance

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Welcome to our digital future - everything binary and ethereal. Our lives in the cloud. Relationships conducted via avatar, conversations via Facebook and debates via Twitter. No need for the physical, the digital is the real world now. Or so some would have us believe.

Valve Unveils 'Steam OS'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech

Valve has announced a new, free operating system designed to bring PC games into the living room - and take on Sony and Microsoft at their own game. ...

Scottish Town 'Disgusted' After It Turns Up In GTA 5

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Tech

A small Scottish town is frantically praying life doesn't imitate art after its name was used for a drug-addled, hippie-hosting district in GTA 5. ...

Call of Moral Duty - Making Games for Change

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

We've been making newsgames with the aim of engaging people with real world issues such as the war in Syria and the War on Drugs in Mexico. But games have become a diverse tool that is impacting on more that just the political arena - they are also going for the personal too.

Xbox One Pre-Oders To Come With Free Copy Of FIFA

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft has instantly made its upcoming Xbox One a better deal for families and gamers this Christmas by including a free copy of FIFA 14 in every E...

Michael Rundle

'Space Hulk' Review: Games Workshop Classic Returns, Dice And All | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Tech

Whether you left behind miniatures and polystyrene scenery in the early years of your teens, or still troop down to Games Workshop stores for weekly b...

5,000 Year-Old Board Game Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Tech

An incredibly well-preserved 5000-year-old board game has been discovered in Turkey. But nobody knows the rules. Discovery News reports that the...

Use Your Imagination

Alfie Bown | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alfie Bown

Does not the fact that the statement is a command already deconstruct it, pointing to the element within it that undoes its own claim? The intention of the phrase is to allow the child to 'be itself', to act away from the distractions of modern culture

A Short History of Social Gaming and How It Is Being Monetised Today

Shane Happach | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

t's an exciting time for the social gaming landscape, and it's fair to say that many operators are still at the beginning of the path to monetisation (and a more immersive experience for all). The key to success here will be personalisation and accounting for cultural preferences, as well as making the payment experience as seamless as possible.

Fan Run Sci-fi Event Boosts Gaming Strand

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Following the hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, London based Sci-fi convention Nine Worlds Geekfest, has steadily been adding a roster of amazing guests and speakers to its inaugural lineup.

Do We Really Need A Sequel To Chess?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech

Chess has been around in its modern version for around well over 500 years - so it must be a pretty winning formula, right? Apparently not. Gra...