What were your favourite games of this year? It's time to find out as we countdown the top five.
Which were your favourite games of this year? Let us know by casting your votes!
What does Christmas mean to gamers like us? Find out in our holiday retrospective.
Epic and Steam have announced another free weekend for Unreal Tournament 3.
The British Academy has finally revealed this years BAFTA award winning games.
A good gamer is well-rounded, using a number of systems, which is why we asked you to vote for your Top Five Console Games of 2008 earlier in December. As we head into the new year, it's time to look back at your choices.
You voted for them and here they are - the top ten PC games of the year according to the bit-tech reader vote. Did your favourite game make it into the short list, or you the only person in the world who likes Conspiracy Island 2? Read on to find out!
We're in The Zone. Again. Last time we looked at Clear Sky the game was buggy as hell, earning one of the lowest scores we've given this year. Now though, in the interest of fair play, we're going to have a look at the patched game and see if it can redeem itself.
Valve and EA have announced that they have no plans to support the PlayStation 3 version of the Orange Box or offer DLC for it.
Crysis Warhead is inbound and we've ramped up to DEFCON One to see if this tropical sandbox shooter can improve on the original formula or not. Is Crysis Warhead a kilo-ton of fun, or has Crytek set us up the bomb? There's only one way to find out and that's to check out our review.
Both Valve and Google have refuted rumours spread by The Inquirer that the internet giant was to buy-out the Half-Life developer.
Joe may be on holiday right now, but there's not enough to stop him getting all speculative about what the future of PC gaming. With most games now going multiplatform and the constant threat of poor console ports, Joe wonders about how the face of gaming is changing...
Crysis is back with a whole new main character and a story that should help fill in some of the blanks, and help to more fully realise the fiction of the first game. It's also been re-optimised and expanded in the gameplay and tech departments, so lets take a look...
We all love Master Chief and Gordon Freeman, but now it's time to give some attention to the little guy - the supporting characters and NPCs who help define a good game experience. Let us know who your favourite computer game characters are and check out our Top Ten within!
You've already seen the gorgeous Companion Cube mod. Now Ton Khowdee, aka TiTON, adds to our Orange Box set with a jaw dropping TF2 mod. This is a two part mod though, with this first half looking at the construction of the Dispenser.
Lead Programmer Chris Kline was obviously delighted that BioShock turned out such a success, but admits that he didn't expect it to happen...
2K Games has just announced that the SecuROM anti-pirate software included in BioShock has now been completely removed.
Phillip Marlowe has got a chip on his shoulder about game design. Why is it that games are only ever made for 16 to 25 year old men who love shooters? Philip questions the problems facing developers who want to target games for more specific markets.
One canny Nintendo DS homebrew coder has just released what could be the indie release of the year - Portal DS.
Gore Verbinski, producer of Pirates of the Carribean, has officially signed on to direct a BioShock movie as soon as a script is finalised.
Mark Rein is in the presses again, this time saying that although another Unreal game is likely, there's nothing planned right now.
Valve has finally released the update for TF2, which includes new weapons, modes and and achievements for the Medic class.
Valve's Doug Lombardi has confirmed that there'll be no sequel to Portal released this year because Valve wants to make something new.
Epic hasn't forgotten about Xbox 360 gamers and is still trying hard to get mod support running in the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3.
Samsung has revealed it is launching a new software which enables users to run Second Life on a smartphone. Oh, joy.
If Team Fortress 2 is starting to seem a little old to you then wait just a week or two longer - new gamemodes and maps are on the way.
In a shareholders presentation Take-Two has indicated it may be considering a BioShock MMO and movie.
Erik Wolpaw, writer for Portal, has been speculating about the length of games recently and wonders if games these days are too long.
We talk to Matt Atwood from BioWare about piracy in the industry, having Jack Thompson defend sex scenes in Mass Effect and whether Tim Sweeney is right that PC hardware is slowly killing the PC gaming market. Oh, and he details the Mass Effect PC conversion for us too.
Shepard's flock is in trouble again, this time from a rogue asteroid threatening to destroy an entire planet. Can he stop the catastrophe, or is the sky ready to well and truly fall? We sent Andy in to find out and see for himself...
BioShock 2 has now been officially announced and is in development at 2K Marin, with Ken Levine having only limited involvement.
Remember the rumoured changes that were going to be added to the Medic in Team Fortress 2? Well, you may as well forget them now.
Conflict: Denied Ops is the latest in the long-running Conflict series and this one has a very strong focus on co-op gaming and teamwork. Available for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, are we going to own up to loving this instalment or is the denial contagious?
Beautiful Katamari has been out for a fair old while in the US and Japan, but it's only just hit European shores. Is the game objectively worth the wait now that the hype has died down, or is this ball reached the bottom of the hill?
The roster of maps for Team Fortress 2 just got bulked up by the addition of Badlands. Consider it Valve's way of saying Happy Valentine's Day.
We go hands-on with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Monolith's sequel to the Xbox 360 launch title, Condemned. With an even darker and grittier world, can the pant-wettingly scary Condemned bring the story of Ethan Thomas to a close?
A new BioShock game has been officially announced, but the news isn't as good as you might think unfortunately.
So much for Xbox 360 exclusive - EA has confirmed it'll bring BioWare's Mass Effect to the PC with some new extra content to boot.
After EA bought up developer BioWare, Mass Effect was open to become multi-platform. Microsoft has other ideas though...
Bioware has announced the first downloadable content for Mass Effect, titled Bring Down The Sky. The pack will add a new race to the series as well as a new planet.
Mark Rein has spoken about how he thinks consoles are killing the PC market through larger audiences and sales.
It isn't looking good for PC gamers as it is revealed that of all last years games sales, only 14 percent of them came from PC titles.
Last year was one of the best years in gaming that we can remember - but what is it exactly that makes a great game? We put our minds to the task and come up with ten rules and examples that divide the classic games from the crap ones.
It's pretty safe to say that Portal was one of the best games released in 2007. For those of you who can't get enough of it, our mega-modder Wolverine has a treat for you. It's time to work with your Weighted Companion PC - cake not included.
The Wii version of the fantastically popular board game for adults and kids alike, Cranium Kabookii could be one of the few decent party games on the Wii, edging out Warioware for the top spot. First though, it has get our seal of approval...
The developers of Crysis have heard your hardware complaints and designed a basic system which will run the game on high settings without costing the earth.
Apple has revealed that not only do they have a new laptop, they'll also be getting Mac versions of Call of Duty 4 and Spore to boot.
Valve, traditionally a company partnered with ATI, has got it together with Nvidia to offer some free Portal love to all current Nvidia GeForce owners.
Another day, another give away here at bit-tech, and with a week left of our Mod of the Year competition, Cooler Master has offered a top prize for one lucker voter.
Things are still rolling along nicely for our Mod of the Year competition, and for our sixth winner we've got some more kit from OCZ Technology to give away.
2007 is over, so we look at some of the most exciting games of the year ahead, just to show that even though 2007 was good, 2008 could be even better. It doesn't matter if you're a hardcore rocker or a casual sim-lover, 2008 has something for you!
To see in the New Year we've got a special prize today for a voter in our mod of the year competition. Click to find out what it is and who's won!
For our third voter give away for the Mod of the Year competition we've got something to keep your memory in top nick - no, not a notepad; some Corsair Dominator DDR2!
It's our second prize give away today for our mod of the year competition and we've teamed up with the people at Enermax to offer a powerful 650W Infiniti PSU and Jazz SATA HDD enclosure.
Halo, Half-Life, BioShock - all great games to be sure, but they've all been covered to death. Now it's time to look at the underdogs and devote some time to the games that managed to slip through the cracks but which remain worth a look.
Our mod of the year is well under way, and to reward those of you who took the time to vote - our first prize given away today is worth nearly £500!
Christmas is over and, thanks to unimaginative but rich relatives, you've managed to scrape together a little bit of cash with which to treat yourself. Unfortunately, you're so stuffed with turkey that you can't think of what to buy! Never fear though - bit-tech is here!
Yesterday we gave you our views on the best games of the year and today we review what's happened in the technology industry over the last twelve months. Find out which products are the best of the year, and also which innovations have caught our eye during 2007.
The Novint Falcon is one of the most impressive and compelling devices we've ever tested - a multi-axis, motion sensitive, force feedback controller for games like Half-Life 2 that allows gamers feel textures, weight and forces in the game world. We take the newest model out for a spin.
After a string of publishers have recently announced major losses this year, Joe Martin examines how such a thing is possible when so many great games are coming out and what it might mean for the gaming outlook next year...
BioShock: examined, dissected and documented in all of its glory. We've split the coverage of this industry-defining game into two pieces and here's the first instalment for Xbox 360 and PC.
We chat with Ageia's Michael Steele and Dan Forster, who showed us a few of the new PhysX supported games and let us know just what they think about Crysis and John Carmack's recent comments.
A spiffing 355 days of terrific gaming action awaits us in 2007, with great games being churned out left right and centre. We do our upmost to pick out the most wanted games of 2007- some choices you'd expect and others may leave you pondering thoughtfully about how great this year is going to be.
We give you our views on the best hardware and software of 2006. What was the best FPS? Which graphics card wowed us more than any other? And which company deserves recognition for innovation? All these questions and more will be answered. Oh, and there's a podcast too.