Find out what content to look forward to this week.
Valve has commented that pirates are customers too, albeit underserved ones, who usually turn to piracy as a last resort.
Crayon Physics Deluxe, the Crayola-alike indie game of much fame and acclaim, will be released later this week.
One man development team Bob Pelloni is protesting Nintendo's SDK support by locking himself in his room and not coming out.
Ubisoft has announced plans to resuscitate Charles Cecil's Broken Sword games by bringing the originals to the Wii and DS.
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.
TorrentFreak has posted a list of the top ten games which were copied and shared over bit-torrent this year.
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.
Crafty coders have updated the mobile phone version of Quake 3 for Nokia phones so that games can now be hosted from a handset.
Independant Games Festival-winning game Crayon Physics Deluxe has finally gone on pre-order.
Nintendo's new DS model, the DSi, has a lot of new features and protections - but that hasn't stopped it being cracked within days.
Cliff Harris is an independent developer who gave up a career at Lionhead to start his own studio and make his own games - but don't they all say that? Cliff has a look at how indie development has evolved and asks if indie studios are truly independent yet.
It's big, gooey and reeking of unusual charm. What is it? It's Joe's latest plaything, the World of Goo. Based on the popular experimental game, Tower of Goo, World of Goo fuses a Lemmings-style gameplay with an icky, but adorable art style and the result is bloody fantastic!
The Pandora handheld, an open-source handheld console geared towards homebrew software, will go on preorder soon.
The first homebrew channel for the Wii has been released that will let the console run pirated games without a hardware fix.
If you're still unable to decide whether to get a Nintendo DS or a Sony PSP then maybe this mod will help you make up your mind.
Ubi is now suing the company which produced discs for Assassin's Creed over concerns that the company leaked pirated code.
Nintendo has joined with 54 other companies to launch a mass lawsuit against the makers of the R4 device for the DS.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary has just been updated with another 100 new words, including some from the world of videogames.
A new Wii system update from Nintendo has removed the capability of the console to launch homebrew applications it seems.
Microsoft boss Robbie Back has recently outlined where he thinks the PSP failed and what lessons MS has learnt from Sony's mistakes.
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...
It's competition time again at bit-tech and this time we're teaming up with the developers of Sins of a Solar Empire to offer you a chance to win some really cool prizes, including a new top of the range soundcard!
One canny Nintendo DS homebrew coder has just released what could be the indie release of the year - Portal DS.
Lucasarts could be looking at reviving the adventure game genre if only the hardware wasn't a problem. Wait, what?
Microsoft's Shane Kim says he is glad that Microsoft hasn't entered the console market because MS games just don't work well on that platform.
Square Enix is best known for the Final Fantasy series, but in a departure from the norm the Japanese developer has just released The World Ends With You - an action RPG for the DS which plays on topics of fashion and graffiti - but is it any good?
Decent RPGs are a scarce commodity on the Nintendo DS, but with randomly generated dungeons and a hardcore RPG design, Shiren could be the best attempt we've seen yet - or could it? Grab your Goggles of Identification and find out!
Mainstream commercial games driving you nuts? Want some quick, free games to fill your lunch breaks or early evenings? We've got just the thing in our round-up of the best PC and Nintendo DS indie and experimental games.
Indie website RockPaperShotgun has done a breakdown of the top ten pirated games and the number of downloads for each.
Sharp and Hitachi, who make the LCD screens for the Nintendo DS, have been accused of price fixing following office raids in Japan.
Atari has announced a new retail version of The Witcher, i.e. not a patch, which will fix the games numerous issues.
Nintendo has released new figures, estimating a loss of $975 million in potential sales last year due to piracy.
Sierra Entertainment has announced that the awesome World in Conflict will be coming to both Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year.
BBC consumer affairs programme, Watchdog, has claimed that Nintendo's Brain Training game can't recognise Northern English accents.
The Gizmondo PMP, which famously failed and ended with a company founder jailbound, is to launch itself to market once more. Yay?
Gizmondo chief Stefan Eriksson has been released from jail early apparently, serving only a year of his three year sentence.
Disney is testing out plans to use the Nintendo DS handheld as an interactive tour guide, further expanding the non-game applications for the console.
The blog of an Activision employee has revealed that Call of Duty 4 piracy is running rampant despite the efforts of developers, possibly damaging PC games as a whole.
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.
Nintendo and Greenpeace have continued to duke it out publicly about recycling policies and use of toxic chemicals in the Wii.
The finalists for the Independent Games Festival have just been announced as the event enters the final stage and the games compete for a $20,000 prize.
There's a very small amount of Wiis at the moment and many think it's part of a ploy to drive up demand. Not so, says Reggie Fils-Amie.
According to Greenpeace that is, which ranks the company as one of the worst polluters in the industry in a report released recently.
Those lucky Japanese gamers have just got their hands on a new Wii Channel which lets fanboys download DS game demos.
Rumours that Sony is making a PlayStation Phone have been circulating all day. Unfortunately, it's turned out to be a load of nonsense.
It's rumour time again and this time the gossip is that Nintendo has just finished a revision of the DS handheld but doesn't plan to release it until current sales fall.
HK Power has introduced a brand new solar powered media player to the market which doubles as a NES emulator.
John Carmack has publicly said that he thinks the DS could be a great starting place for young programmers if Nintendo would sanction homebrew.
The Flemish Ministry of Culture knows that all the cool kids play computer games and has invested a stack of cash into the industry.
Nokia has announced that the re-launch of the N-Gage gaming platform has been delayed until December.
The new version of the GP2X handheld, the portable platform of choice for cheap gamers and coders, has been released with a few new features. Check out the specs inside.
We take a look at the best and brightest games from this year's Independent Games Festival and hazard some guesses at which games will be winners and which will be losers as they compete for the $20,000 Grand Prize.
The Independant Games Festival 2008 is now fully underway and the full list of entries is up, proving a great starting point for those wanting some new, free indie games.
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.
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.
Joe Martin talks about episodic distribution and how to use it to revive the adventure game genre. Can episodic gaming be a success?
Joe Martin has a think about the culture of smack-talk and it's place in gaming as whole, complete with embarrassing stories from his past.
New bit-tech Staff Writer, Joe Martin, introduces himself and talks about the problems fanboys pose in our industry.