Do All Games Need a Review?

One of our writers takes a good hard look at what’s involved in reviewing reboots and sequels.

Do All Games Need a Review?

Do All Games Need a Review?

One of our writers takes a good hard look at what’s involved in reviewing reboots and sequels.

Local Game Design...
Local Game Design Competition KiwiGameStarter Launched

The winning designer or team will get a $25,000 prize pack that includes cash, software licenses, mentoring, and more.
Wednesday 20 Aug 6:50pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 4

LEGO Batman 3...
LEGO Batman 3 Celebrated with Special Edition Comic Covers

As a marketing tie-in to LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, DC Comics are releasing LEGO-themed special editions of 22 comic books in November.
Wednesday 20 Aug 10:57am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 4

"Shocking" Pokemon Project to Be Announced Next Week

The Pokemon Company is teasing a "shocking" new Pokemon project, that will be officially unveiled next Wednesday.
Tuesday 19 Aug 10:21am | Wii U | 3DS | 11

Sonic Boom for 3DS and...
Sonic Boom for 3DS and Wii U Launching November 29

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for 3DS will be available in New Zealand on November 29.
Monday 18 Aug 3:41pm | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Nintendo Responds to...
Nintendo Responds to Calls for a Robin Williams Tribute

"We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close."
Monday 18 Aug 8:25am | Wii U | Wii | 3DS | DS | GCN | GBA | 1

CODumentary, a Call of...
CODumentary, a Call of Duty Doco, Coming Soon

CODumentary, a documentary taking a look at the history of the Call of Duty series, is currently being developed at Fizz Films, and will be..
Monday 11 Aug 3:12pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 11

Resident Evil TV...
Resident Evil TV Series, Arklay, in Development

Titled Arklay, the show will focus on a detective investigating a series of strange deaths in Raccoon City.
Monday 11 Aug 2:41pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 11

Super Smash Bros. for...
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Getting a Game Boy Stage

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will include a stage based on one of Nintendo's most iconic platforms - the original Game Boy
Monday 11 Aug 11:27am | 3DS | 3

Labour Party Pledges...
Labour Party Pledges to Support Local Game Industry

If elected, the Labour Party will make videogames eligible for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant and PDV Effects Grant.
Friday 8 Aug 3:18pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 14

Activision Has No...
Activision Has No Plans for a Subscription Service

Activison Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said the company has no plans for a service similar to EA Access.
Wednesday 6 Aug 4:04pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 3

Etrian Odyssey II...
Etrian Odyssey II Untold Announced

As many suspected from a teaser website released in June, Atlus is remaking Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard for 3DS.
Wednesday 6 Aug 11:15am | 3DS | 3

Nendoroid Solid Snake...
Nendoroid Solid Snake is the Cutest Metal Gear Action Figure

The latest in the chibi-style Nendoroid line of action figures from the Good Smile Company is Solid Snake, from Metal Gear Solid.
Tuesday 5 Aug 3:15pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS2 | PS3 | 360 | PC | Vita | 3DS | 8

Diablo Co-Creator...
Diablo Co-Creator David Brevik to Speak at NZGDC

David Brevik will be in New Zealand next month to deliver a keynote address at the New Zealand Game Developers Conference.
Tuesday 5 Aug 2:35pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 3

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: World...
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: World Duel Carnival Review

Konami brings the first Yu-Gi-Oh! digital card game for 3DS to the West, but maybe they shouldn’t have bothered.
Monday 4 Aug 11:00am | 3DS | 5

Popular Games...
Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

An artist has envisioned "Little Cogs of War," "The Solid Little Snake," "The Legendary Little Chief," and more as children's books.
Monday 4 Aug 10:37am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 15

The Legend of Zelda...
The Legend of Zelda Monopoly On the Way

A Legend of Zelda-themed Monopoly set will release in the USA next month, with GameStop selling an exclusive version.
Monday 4 Aug 9:53am | Wii U | Wii | 3DS | DS | GCN | GBA | 8

Ubisoft's Michel Ancel...
Ubisoft's Michel Ancel Leading New Indie Studio

The person behind Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil has founded a new studio, Wild Sheep, but he isn't leaving Ubisoft.
Friday 1 Aug 10:07am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 2

Win the August...
Win the August Prizepack With NZGamer VIP

We've got another massive prize pack up for grabs this month with NZGamer VIP - find out all the details.
Friday 1 Aug 10:00am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 52

Department of...
Department of Conservation Needs Gamers for Focus Groups

The Department of Conservation is seeking gamers for two focus groups to be held in Wellington next Tuesday.
Thursday 31 Jul 2:09pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 9

Shin Megami Tensei IV...
Shin Megami Tensei IV Confirmed for Australia

No details on a New Zealand release yet, but with Australia confirmed, it's likely to come out here.
Thursday 31 Jul 9:43am | 3DS | 5

New Details on Bravely...
New Details on Bravely Second

Square Enix have revealed plot details and a few new images for the upcoming sequel to Bravely Default.
Wednesday 30 Jul 11:34am | 3DS | 3

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