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This deckbuilding roguelike game offers a unique experience but a flat endgame
VIA's low-cost ARM-based APC8750 has hit the UK, but can it lick the competition?
Sad that Windows Home Server is no more? Read on for open source alternatives to its various features.
We get our hands on a Raspberry Pi to see if the $35 microcomputer can ever live up to its hype.
We look back over how the War on Terror has shaped games from GTA III to Deus Ex and beyond.
This year will be good for AAA releases, but what about the smaller developers?
What are some of the positive effects that games can have on brain health? We find out.
Which were your favourite games of the last 12 months? Let us know in our yearly vote!
Next in our exploration of the UK games industry we take a look at some of the best games to ever come from the British Isles, from modern classics such as Tomb Raider right back to some retro gems. What are the games that the UK should be proud of?
Games tell stories - but do they work as well as films and novels? How should narrative work in a game? And exactly how awful was Phantasmagoria? Valve's Chet Faliszek, Mirror's Edge's Rhianna Pratchett, Braid's Jonathon Blow and others offer their thoughts.
This morning, Metro, the UK's third largest newspaper ran a front page story with a headline clearly blaming gaming for a rise in a serious disease. We take a look at this wild claim, and what it has to say about the ways in which research and gaming are reported by the mainstream media.
Pull up a chair in front of the fire because it's storytime here at bit-tech as we look back on our personal favourite moments of 2009. From Mark's discovery of Samorost to Antony's pilgrimage back to Battlefield 2, check out our tales and tell us yours in the forums.
It's that time of year when we take a look back on 2009 and decide what the best games of were. And by 'we' we actually mean 'you', since the results were entirely user-voted this year. What did bit-tech and Custom PC readers think was the best game this year?
We love to obsess over whether PC gaming is dying, but now it's time to look at the other side and examine if console gaming is really as secure as publishers would have us believe. With casual gaming and the credit crunch on the rise, what does the future hold?
We revisit the Linux version of HTPC app Boxee with the help of Zotac's latest Ion-F motherboard and Nvidia's GPU video acceleration to see if this is the future low power, truly silent HTPC solution.
Amanita Design comes out with another cracking Flash game to prove that the point and click adventure genre isn't yet dead. The scenes are exquisite, the sound is fantastic and it set your mouse clicking and your mouth smiling.
Games licensed from films get a bad rap and it's mostly well deserved, but there are some games which actually do a lot to expand on a movie without spoiling a franchise. No, we're not just talking about GoldenEye 64 either - check out all these other ones we've thought of!
Google recently announced it will enter the operating system market with Chrome OS, which will be based heavily around its Chrome browser. We look at what Google and the many commentators said, and put forward some ideas of of our own as to where we think the OS is heading.
Abandonware is a complex topic and the legality of it has been the cause for many a court case. In an effort to clear things up we examine the different types of Abandonware, as well as listing some of the best abandonware games that you can currently download.
It's facepalm time. After collecting votes from our readers for the best games of 2008, it's time to look back on the year and see which games came out that didn't live up to expectations. Here's our take on the titles that got destroyed by their own hype and how they could have been saved.
The year may well be drawing to a close, but we aren't done yet. There's just enough time left to look back on the specific moments that stood out for us this year, at what we reckon were our best gaming moments of 2008. Read our tales and choices within!
Indie dev house Introversion Software has released the new multiplayer spin on the critically acclaimed Darwinia - but is Multiwinia a game that has real depth to it, or does the game fall a little flat in the end? We find out...
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...
The new Asus Eee PC model is here and the 1000 is looking better than ever thanks to a redesigned keyboard, chassis-filling screen and new Atom processor. Is the new model really a step forward for the line though, or an incremental disappointment at best?
The Acer Aspire One is small, lightweight and gloriously linuxy - but can it make that extra jump from potential to realised greatness? It looks like it might, but the only way to be sure is to read our review of this latest and greatest 8.9 inch sub-notebook...
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!
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.
It's little, light-weight and Linux-flavoured - already HP could be well on its way to usurping the Eee PC as the king of the netbook, but could there be a fly in the ointment? We take a close look at HP's latest sub-notebook to see what's what.
Sins of a Solar Empire was one of the sleeper hits of the last year, and the game became a favourite of anti-DRM types who appreciated the lack of copy protection and online distribution. Now, we catch up with company co-owner Craig Fraser and have a chin-wag...