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Less fun than a bank holiday clearing out your own garage.
The boss rush game comes to Nintendo's Switch. Is it any good?
TT Games' Lego franchise thunders on, bringing a host of Marvel characters into an open-world adventure.
Team Bondi's neo-noir detective romp gets a re-release for the current crop of consoles - is it a worthy Christmas stocking filler?
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 take a rare look at the Nintendo DS to try to crack the latest Layton game - a series of riddle-based adventure games that are worthy of even the most hardcore gamers. Can Pandora's Box match the enormous success of The Curious Village? We set out to find the answer!
The first day of Europe's biggest games shows - GamesCom in Cologne - is over and we've been very busy. We've played Scribblenauts, Shattered Horizon, Little Big Planet on the PSP and a small game you might have heard of called Starcraft 2.
We take a look at the Free Play from Ultimate Game Chair, which attempts to make gaming better than ever but without breaking the bank. Has cutting the cost resulted in a dip in quality though, or is the Free Play really the ultimate gaming chair? We find out.
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!
We sit down for a chat with Mark Darin, the lead designer on the new Tales of Monkey Island series and all-round MI fanatic. We quiz him on why the series moved to 3D, what the secret of Monkey Island really is and whether or not he fights like a Dairy Farmer.
Joe steps into the long-absent boots of Guybrush Threepwood and sets out, deep into the Caribbean in the first episode of the new Secret of Monkey Island series, Launch of The Screaming Narwhal. Is it a fitting continuation to the legendary series, or an insult to all things piratey?
Activision brings us the latest addition to the Guitar Hero franchise with a version of the game devoted to Metallica. Featuring almost thirty tracks spanning the career of the world's biggest metal band, we investigate to find out if GH: Metallica is the "One," or "The Thing That Should Not Be."
The Mushroom Men, bought to life by the passing of a strange meteorite, are going to war - and you've been caught in the middle! We take a look at this 3D platformer on the Wii to see if this is truly a game than puts the fun back in fungus, or if it's all a pile of rot.
While it's been available in Japan for a while now, Nintendo is only just getting ready to ship the new DSi platform across the rest of the world. We've got a copy of the handheld to take a look at, so it's time to see if it's worth getting rid of your DS Lite or PlayStation Portable.
Chrono Trigger is heralded as one of the best games of all time and was an early RPG success for Square Enix back in the day. Now, the title has travelled through time and space to land on the Nintendo DS. Does the classic still hold up though, or have our palates matured too much?
We've been chatting with Sega recently, mainly about Grindhouse, Quentin Tarantino, and how much the Daily Mail is going to hate the new House of the Dead game. Just how controversial is this new Wii shooter? We put the question to Headstrong Games.
2008 is over and a new year looms over us like a storm-cloud of awesomeness. Now we turn into meteorologists, scanning that coming thunder to try and forecast what 2009 might hold for gamers.
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.
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!
Trackmania, the fast and free arcade race with a focus on crazy jumps and insane speeds has made the leap to the DS. Can the hardware cope with this fully 3D racer, or is a pit-stop in order? Joe takes a look to find out, stopping only to admire the squirrels.
We're doing things a little differently this year for our Game of the Year - we're giving you, our readers, the chance to vote for your favourite games of the year on PC and Console. Which game won your heart this year? Let us and the rest of the world know now!
Sonic is unleashing the beast in this speedy new action-platformer, with a new ability to turn into a were-hedgehog as he fights to save the world once more. Is it as truly cringe-worthy as it sounds, or is Unleashed a surprise success? Find out what we think within!
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the third Castlevania game to hit the DS, but this one breaks all the conventions of the long-running franchise. With a new glyph-based combat style and a brand new set of characters, this is a stark departure for the Castlevania series.
Bombing the slopes and surfing the pow pow are phrases you'll only get away with on a snowboarding trip, so it's just as well Shaun White Snowboarding has arrived to teach us the lingo. We grab our board and warm gloves and find out if this new franchise is worth leaving the ski lodge for.