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?

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 | 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 | 10

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

Hyrule Warriors...
Hyrule Warriors Getting a Challenge Mode

Hyrule Warriors' Challenge Mode has been described by Nintendo as like "Adventure Mode on steroids."
Monday 15 Sep 12:50pm | Wii U | 4

Rumour: Super Smash...
Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Launches November 21

No official date has been announced, but American retailer Fred Meyer is promoting a November 21 launch for the game.
Monday 15 Sep 7:24am | Wii U | 2

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

Watch Dogs' Wii U...
Watch Dogs' Wii U Version Has a Release Date

The Wii U version of Watch Dogs will release in New Zealand and Australia on November 20, Ubisoft announced today.
Friday 12 Sep 9:53am | Wii U | 5

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

SteamWorld Dig
SteamWorld Dig Review

Reagan takes a look at the Wii U launch of a much loved indie title: Steamworld Dig.
Wednesday 10 Sep 11:00am | Wii U | 6

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

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

Watch the Bayonetta 2...
Watch the Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct, Live

If you want to see what Nintendo and Platinum Games have in store for Bayonetta 2, don't miss today's Nintendo Direct.
Friday 5 Sep 9:53am | Wii U | 8

Watch Dogs Story DLC,...
Watch Dogs Story DLC, Bad Blood, Releasing This Month

The first story DLC for Watch Dogs will be available on September 23 for Season Pass holders, and September 30 for everyone else.
Thursday 4 Sep 8:51am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 8

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