A Widespread, Combat Obsession

In each of us, a warrior - why fighting has become the core of gaming, but should it remain so?

A Widespread, Combat Obsession

A Widespread, Combat Obsession

In each of us, a warrior - why fighting has become the core of gaming, but should it remain so?

Square Enix Announces...
Square Enix Announces Cloud Service Shinra Technologies

Square Enix has unveiled a new cloud gaming service, Shinra Technologies, which will enter a beta phase in Japan in early 2015.
Friday 19 Sep 2:24pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 9

GDC 2014 Received Bomb...
GDC 2014 Received Bomb Threats Over Sarkeesian's Award

Game Developers Conference 2014 organisers received bomb threats over a decision to award Anita Sarkeesian with the Ambassador Award.
Thursday 18 Sep 10:48am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 9

Super Smash Bros. 3DS...
Super Smash Bros. 3DS Exceeds 1M Week-one Sales in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has already passed one million copies sold through to customers, less than a week since its Japanese launch.
Wednesday 17 Sep 9:42am | 3DS | 6

LEGO Batman 3 Will...
LEGO Batman 3 Will Have a Season Pass

LEGO Batman 3 will be the first LEGO game to get a Season Pass, which covers six DLC packs, but some platforms will miss out.
Wednesday 17 Sep 7:49am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 11

Image & Form Announce...
Image & Form Announce SteamWorld Heist

The followup to SteamWorld Dig will be a turn-based strategy game that sees steam-powered robots fighting for water in space.
Wednesday 17 Sep 2:01am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 1

Lionel Messi Stars in...
Lionel Messi Stars in Live Action FIFA 15 Trailer

EA have released a new live action trailer for FIFA 15 that has players jumping out of their seats (literally!) and getting kicked across the..
Monday 15 Sep 2:06pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii | PC | Vita | 3DS | 7

3DS Works as a Wii U...
3DS Works as a Wii U Controller for Smash Bros.

Screenshots of the Japanese release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, released today, show an option to connect to Wii U.
Saturday 13 Sep 9:32am | Wii U | 3DS | 10

Second Week of eShop...
Second Week of eShop Zelda Sale Now Live

This week's discounts include Link's Awakening DX, Oracle of Ages, Oracle Seasons, A Link to the Past, and The Minish Cap.
Friday 12 Sep 12:14pm | Wii U | 3DS | 1

Super Smash Bros. for...
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Secret Characters Revealed

Streamers who received early copies of the new Super Smash Bros. have found 11 secret characters, including the likes of Wario, Ness, and..
Friday 12 Sep 11:30am | 3DS | 2

Nintendo to Host an...
Nintendo to Host an Eight Hour Livestream on Saturday

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will be the main focus, but Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Fantasy Life, and more will also feature.
Thursday 11 Sep 3:37pm | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Will Ferrell to Host...
Will Ferrell to Host Fundraising Game Livestream Next Month

Will Ferrell hates cancer. So, in as part of a fundraising effort, he will be hosting a game livestream on October 26.
Thursday 11 Sep 12:04pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 10

Green Party ICT Policy...
Green Party ICT Policy Includes $5m Game Development Fund

The Green Party would establish a Game Development Fund initially capped at $1m annually, but growing to $5m by 2017.
Wednesday 10 Sep 11:46am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 8

Kiwi Game Exports More...
Kiwi Game Exports More than Doubled Last Year

New Zealand game export revenue reached $80.2 million in the year ending March 31, 2014, more than double the previous year.
Wednesday 10 Sep 10:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 4

Green Party to Launch...
Green Party to Launch ICT Policy at Local Game Studio

The launch will take place at Outsmart game studio in Auckland tomorrow, with members of the NZGDA as guest speakers.
Tuesday 9 Sep 1:42pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 6

Report: Next Level...
Report: Next Level Games Scrapped a 3DS Metroid Title

Concept art has surfaced for a Next Level-developed Metroid prototype that was reportedly abandoned in favour of Luigi's Mansion 2.
Monday 8 Sep 1:25pm | 3DS | 4

Yoshi Plush Toy Now...
Yoshi Plush Toy Now Available Through Club Nintendo

The 19cm Yoshi plush soft toy has a polyester finish that's "super-soft to the touch," and will set you back 2,800 Star Coins.
Monday 8 Sep 7:45am | Wii U | 3DS | 6

There's a New Donkey...
There's a New Donkey Kong World Record

The world record high score for Donkey Kong has been beaten, by a relative newcomer Robbie Lakeman, with a score of 1,141,800.
Sunday 7 Sep 8:06pm | Wii U | 3DS | 4

Square Enix Recruiting...
Square Enix Recruiting for New RPG Studio

Square Enix is establishing a new studio in Japan to focus on console RPGs, and is currently hiring core staff.
Sunday 7 Sep 7:31pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Vita | 3DS | 6

New Playable Titles...
New Playable Titles Added to Digital Nationz Lineup

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Dying Light, Forza Horizon 2, and more will be playable at Digital Nationz 2014.
Friday 5 Sep 6:05pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Wii | PC | Vita | 3DS | 5

Nintendo Launches...
Nintendo Launches Legend of Zelda eShop Sale

Over the next three weeks, just about every Legend of Zelda game available on the Nintendo eShop will be discounted.
Friday 5 Sep 10:14am | Wii U | 3DS | 5

New 3DS Retains...
New 3DS Retains Controversial Region Lock

Nintendo has confirmed that the New 3DS and New 3DS XL will continue to be region locked, despite opposition from consumers.
Thursday 4 Sep 9:21am | 3DS | 8

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