What were our favourite gaming stories of 2010? Find out now!
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.
Mafia, one of the most criminally underrated games of all time, is finally getting a sequel and it looks set to offer a level of quality we just can't refuse. Appearances can be deceiving though, so is Mafia 2 really as good as it looks or is it all just one big con? We find out.
Valve has promised a new bunch of DLC for Left 4 Dead, as well as a demo for the sequel by the end of the year.
Burnout developer Criterion Studios has claimed that, contrary to what EA has said, nobody has ever maxed out a console.
Hardly the reaction that we think Valve was heading for, a rising number of fans have pledged not to buy Left 4 Dead 2.
Valve is apparently hoping to make a Team Fortress 2 movie in the future after the success of the Meet The... videos.
BioWare has dropped a few Mass Effect 2 details in the run up to E3 2009, including some new story points.
Bethesda has unveiled plans for some new Fallout 3 DLC, as well as an update to bring the DLC to the PlayStation 3.
Valve has put the Left 4 Dead modding tools into open beta, enabling users to create new content for the game.
BioWare has today announced that it will be bringing a new Mass Effect spin-off to the iPhone to prelude Mass Effect 2.
A new patch that's just been released for Team Fortress 2 hints at a series of possible new features for the game.
Bethesda has now formally announced a new Fallout game, Fallout: New Vegas.
Bethesda Softworks has applied for trademarks protecting a Fallout TV series and movie.
If you only had a month to live, what would you do? Well, you'd endeavour to complete one computer game every single day before you copped it, obviously. Luckily, we've got you covered for that eventuality with our list of the top 30 PC games before you die.
The new expansion pack for Company of Heroes has been deployed and we head to the front lines to check out the action. Boasting three new campaigns and three new multiplayer modes, could Tales of Valor be in line for a field commendation? Read on to find out!
Three years ago, celebrity gamers such as Fatal1ty were bagging millions in prizes and TV channels were queuing up to broadcast games on TV. Professional gaming looked set for the big time. We look at why it hasn’t made the big time, and wonder if it ever will
Jonathan Blow has just confirmed on his blog that the PC version of Braid has been delayed by over a week.
Pack your rifle, because we're off to war! From Russian developer Best Way comes this ultra-detailed and super tactical WW2 RTS, and we're reporting from the front lines to see if this Russian import could be a diamond in the rough, or just a turd in plain sight.
Valve's upcoming DLC pack for Left 4 Dead will be coming next month according to Microsoft.
EA and BioWare have officially announced the release date and platforms for Mass Effect 2.
BioWare has teased the release of Mass Effect 2 in a new teaser trailer you can check out within.
Indie developer Jonathan Blow has lowered the price of the PC version of Braid, saying he doesn't really care.
Jonathan Blow has confirmed that Xbox 360 hit Braid will be coming to PCs next month, via Stardock's Impulse platform.
Left 4 Dead was one of the best games of 2008. Its premise was simple, but on harder difficulty levels, and in versus mode it's complex, challenging and competitive. Our huge guide looks at how to survive as a team - whether you want to save your hides or spill some brains.
BioWare has given a few details on the next batch of downloadable content for Mass Effect, as well as hints about the sequel.
Bethesda has apparently delayed the next batch of downloadable content for Fallout 3, perhaps because of a new iPhone project.
Valve has announced the first major content update for Left 4 Dead and it should be with us this spring.
Electronic Arts has confirmed several new projects for the future, including Mass Effect 2 and a port of Dead Space for the Wii.
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.
Prominent developers, including Peter Molyneux, have spoken to the BBC recently about where they think the market will go this year.
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!
Jonathan Blow has announced that the PC version of Braid will be coming early next year.
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...
Joe Martin wants to know what it is that makes a hardcore gamer. Prompted by the death of somebody close to him, Joe examines what hardcore is and invites readers to share their stories about what game it was that first hooked them.
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.
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.
Indie games are the future, says Joe. Prove it, says everyone else. Okay, says Joe and launches himself into a feature discussing the best independent games on the Internet and the effect of indie developers on the industry.
As part of a new series, Joe Martin has a chat with Rob Yescombe, screenwriter for Haze, and Martin Lancaster, writer for Crysis, about the process of writing first-person shooters and some of the problems involved.