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FeaturePhil Harrison: The Real Next Generation

Microsoft's new dev boss has taken a circuitous route to the role. What will he bring to the job?

FeatureTough Road Ahead

Naysayers are speaking too soon on the 3DS - but that's not to say it's all looking rosy for the system.

FeatureCurate or Filter?

Separating the wheat from the chafe.

FeaturePolitical Milestone

Videogames are no longer a soft target for conservative polemic.

FeatureGame Changers

Move, Natal, 3D, Blu-ray, Live - which technologies will define the console battlefield in the coming years?

FeatureToll Booth

EA's Project Ten Dollar was a good idea, but it has launched us down a slippery slope.

FeatureGaming the Vote

Whatever the election outcome, there will be much to do if British development is to remain world-class.

FeatureTriumph of the Small

Ramming through the Digital Economy Bill makes no difference - the future of media still won't favour existing players.

FeatureParallax Dreams

It's not just the 3D bit that's odd about the 3DS - the announcement timing is also curious.

FeatureBeyond Infinity

The Infinity Ward spat is a symptom of a wider power struggle between top studios and publishers.

FeatureThird Party Puzzle

The idea that third parties can't do well on the Wii is firmly rooted and completely wrong.

Feature150,000's a Crowd

Developers may wring their hands over visibility, but you can never have too much content.

FeatureMaking it Special

Life is only going to get harder for companies who don't specialise.

FeatureWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising

Mild chaos, turning heavier with a risk of thunder.


How underhanded dealing could spell disaster for the growth of social gaming.

FeatureDisorderly Queue

Queues and overcrowded servers are no way to welcome new customers to your game.


After the fireworks of the PS3 Slim launch, the PSPgo is a disappointment.

FeatureBodies In Motion

Controllers are the talk of TGS, with the Sony and Microsoft divide increasingly clear.

FeatureUntethered Melodies

Robert Kotick rattles Sony and Microsoft's cages again - but is this just chest-beating from the world's top publisher?

FeatureDefinition Transition

The HD transition is still a work in progress - and it's happening more slowly than expected.

FeatureEnd of the Land Grab

The battle for market share at any cost is overshadowed by cold, hard, financial reality.

FeaturePricing On Demand

If digital distribution is going to work, publishers need to snap out of the pricing fantasy.

FeatureFlash in the pan

The excitement around netbooks needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt.

FeatureThe Free Trade

Free-to-play is a concept that's either exciting, terrifying or both.

Age of Conan

Thoth-Amon? Gesundheit.

FeatureFuncom's Craig Morrison

Age of Conan - one year later.

FeatureDepth Charges

3D displays promise an exciting future, but the present is more sobering.

WOW held up StarCraft II for a year

Pardo explains SCII's long gestation.

StarCraft II

Terran up the competition: the beta, previewed

FeatureSocial Animals

Social networking promises huge changes to how we play games.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Don't go breaking my heart.

FeatureMaking MMOs Massive

The demand matches the challenge.

FeaturePortable Positioning

Sony's new PSP will need to dazzle.

FeatureMobile Revolution

iPhone's success has changed the landscape forever.

FeatureShake, Rattle, Roll

If more motion controllers show at E3, all eyes should be on the software.

FeatureDuke Nukem Forever

End of an error.

FeatureWar Games

Games have every right to explore modern wars, but they must tread with care.

FeatureThe Forbidden Kingdom

China represents a great opportunity if the obstacles can be overcome.

FeatureThe Big, Fat Question

Linking child obesity with games has caused outrage, but the criticism is fair.

FeaturePunched Out?

The British Government's claim to champion digital and creative industries rings very hollow.


Vin driver.

FeatureHigh Street Blues

It's a dreadful time to be a high street retailer - and it's only going to get worse.

FeatureUphill Struggle

Sony's expected operating loss isn't the PS3's fault, but that's where the blame will rest.

FeatureHow Big is Big Enough?

Lack of scale and weak management spells the end for smaller publishers.

FeatureThe Trader's Dilemma

The industry says it can't live with second-hand. It can't live without it.

FeatureGrowing the Long Tail

New business models are finally weaning the industry off transient hits.

FeatureTaming the Gorilla

Now more than ever, EA needs to steel itself for the changes ahead.


All singing, some dancing.

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