How video games have changed the way you watch football

Throughout the early months of the year, millions upon millions will settle in to watch the most important games of the football season. College bowl games and championships wrap up at the onset of the New Year, while professional football’s postseason rolls through January before culminating in the Super Bowl in February. If you settle…

Video games CAN be good for you

Hallelujah. It looks like all those naysayers who have been telling us for years that video games are bad for you and will rot your brain or turn you into a violent psychopath were wrong after all. A new Oxford University study suggests that children who play games for up to an hour a day…

Twitch moves closer to broadcast TV

Popular game streaming service Twitch is introducing a new feature to the platform that brings Twitch closer to being a TV network. The new Host Mode will allow users to embed other channels within their own, broadcasting other people's content when they're not online themselves. Viewers will be able to subscribe to the original channel…

Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet - which can also stream games from a PC - is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different…

Is another Halo spin-off in development?

Halo developer 343 Industries is apparently working on a new spin-off for the hallowed franchise, according to a report at VG24/7. The gaming news site says that a new job posting on the Microsoft careers website is advertising for a…

Tablets now go-to devices for TV, gaming and more

Tablets have become mainstream consumer devices in the UK with more than half of 16-44 year olds having access to one, according to new data from Kantar Media's FutureProof study. This means that tablets are now the go-to portable device…

World's biggest video game collection auctioned for $750,000

If your parents/siblings/partner constantly have a dig at you about how much money you "waste" on video games, be sure to tell them the story of Michael Thomasson. Thomasson spent 30 years amassing a collection of more than 11,000 games…

Mario Kart 8 review roundup

There's always excitement when a new game starring Nintendo mascot Mario comes along. And there's always an extra level of excitement when that game is an update of the super-fun racer Mario Kart. The go-kart racing game has been around…

REVIEW: Disney Infinity (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)

A DIY digital Disneyland is the order of the day with Disney Infinity, the Mouse House's new Skylanders rival that looks to combine our childhood love of toys, with our obsession with collectibles and video games. A whole new world for gamers? Read our full review to find out!