We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on March 3 for $469.95, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn't enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card.
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The app market is still booming, and skilled coders are highly in-demand (and well compensated). If you want to join their ranks, then you should pick up the Professional Mobile Developer Bundle.
Sometimes you'll find yourself out of the house, with nothing but a laptop and a whole lot of time. And while laptops are getting more and more powerful, most are still low-spec machines when it comes to gaming.
But just because you're living out of home with an integrated GPU doesn't mean you have to be bored. Here's 13 games you can play on the potato-powered productivity device that is your laptop.
Frederator Studios, the animation house responsible for Fairly Odd Parents and Adventure Time, has been trying to get an adaptation of the beloved Dracula-whipping action game franchise Castlevania off the ground for ages. According to the studio's founder, it sounds like the series could now be on track.
Innovative, technology-based and packed with "jobs of the future", Australia's video game industry has the potential to drive our next big "clean" export. Global revenue for games is expected to reach $US98 billion in the next two years. In the last financial year, 81 per cent of Australia's game development industry income came from overseas markets.
So what is standing in the way?
Super Mario Run is finally here. Announced in September, it is the first time that Nintendo's most famous character will have a game on smartphones, and it's exclusive to the iPhone and iPad.
Forget processor speed, storage, memory, screen resolution and even apps. The real test of a gadget's worth is whether or not it can run Doom, which means that the Optimus Maximus keyboard, with it's re-programmable LCD keys, is finally worth dropping $US1500+ ($2000+) on.
Video: We've seen a lot of unorthodox uses for the MacBook Pro's fancy new Touch Bar, including using it as a piano, or turning the whole machine into Kitt from Knight Rider. But playing a simple version of the classic puzzle game Lemmings might be the most brilliant use of the hardware upgrade yet.
Over the weekend, Capcom and Marvel finally announced the next entry in the legendary Marvel vs Capcom fighting game series: Infinite. We only know a few of the superheroes that will be playable in next year's brawler, but here's a few more from the comics and movies we'd love to see show up on the Marvel side of the roster too.
When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That's true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there's more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I need to remember there's still hope for the future.
Product placement of real-world firearm brands in video games doesn't affect attitudes towards guns. And if you've got a soft spot for the AR-15, there's a far higher chance you can point to your politics instead of your K/D ratio as the main reason.
These are the major findings of a recent study from Doctors Joseph Hilgard, Christopher Engelhardt and Bruce Bartholow - who specialise in videogame psychology.
While the web is simply teeming with deals this Cyber Monday, we’ve outdone ourselves with this lineup of web dev courses. They’re each already marked down significantly, but you can snag an extra 25% off with coupon code CYBER25 at checkout. And if you’re interested in more, check out our entire selection of Cyber Monday specials here.
Although the aptly titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the last of Paul W.S. Anderson's takes on the survival horror video game series, the director is apparently not done with his cinematic relationship with video game developer Capcom. Next up? An... interesting take on the iconic Monster Hunter franchise.
Melbourne digital and visual effects college CG Spectrum has just announced its 2017 scholarship entries, and this year is a cracker if you're a student keen on breaking into game dev or animation: there's $500,000 in placements up for grabs including internships with award-winning Aussie studio League of Geeks.