Joe's interest in game modding might just have been re-sparked...
What games have got us most excited this year? These ones - read on to see which they are and why!
What does Christmas mean to gamers like us? Find out in our holiday retrospective.
We investigate whether microtransactions are a legitimate improvement to games. With graphs!
We're in Germany, bringing you all the latest news and previews from the GamesCom show floor.
The metastreumonic force is strong and is manifesting various creatures. Wait, what?
What were our favourite gaming stories of 2010? Find out now!
You voted for them, now you can see which games won in our Top 10 of 2010.
Which were your favourite games of the last 12 months? Let us know in our yearly vote!
We've got a brand new combine harvester and we're itching to tell you all about it.
The illegitimate son of Tetris and Audiosurf, Chime is one of the slickest puzzle games we've seen.
Who did you vote as the best manufacturers and retailers of the year? Find out here!
Joe's been on holiday in Minecraft lately and he's sent us a letter, bless him.
Stealth games are dying out. Ironically, you might not have noticed.
Who's backstabbed who? Who's in the lead? Find out within!
We take a look at the fastest, biggest and coolest radio controlled devices ever made.
Edward Noad wowed us recently with his highscore in Chase Goose, now he shares his secrets.
Does War for Cybertron offer more than meets the eye? Bryn takes a look.
The latest Top 10 Games Chart, from ELSPA, GameStation and Steam.
Blacklight lists wallhacks and BSODs as key features. Now, Joe explains why.
Jon examines some great gaming flops and wonders if the current culture of remakes is a bad thing.
Continuing UK Games Week, Joe looks at one British game which never made it to shelves - an Eidos MMO based on the Fabled Lands gamebooks. With help from the team we learn how the game got stuck in development hell and what the finished game might have been like.
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.
With plenty of zombies, a World War I setting and solid FPS action, nobody can accuse The Lost Company of being out of sync with the latest trends. We take a look at the standalone expansion to Necrovision to see if that's a good thing or not, or whether we'd rather be caught dead than playing this.
In pursuit of an utterly unbiased outlook, Joe tears down some of the classic PC franchises and examines exactly why games like Deus Ex and System Shock 2 aren't really as good as you think they are. Has he finally completely lost the plot or is there a method to this madness?
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 cheesecake time and Richard, Clive, Harry, Alex and Joe sit down to munch through six of the nearest cheesecakes they could find. Who will throw up first and which will be crowned the winner? Find out in this transcription of our second annual Cheesecake Supertest!
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?
The year is drawing to a close and in the fast moving world of technology and games development it's more than likely some things have passed you by. Not to fear though - we've bought together a list of our best work from the past year, so check it out to see if you missed anything!
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?
What was your game of the year? Modern Warfare 2? Assassin's Creed 2? Machinarium? We want to know, so check out our shortlist, relive the memories and then let us know by way of a vote. This year we even have a handful of prizes to give away to voters!
Joe, ever afraid of losing touch with his oldest games, tests more than 60 games on Microsoft's new Windows 7, including a bunch of indie and Steam-based games. Does Deus Ex work on Windows 7? We find out if Windows 7 is the ultimate gaming OS.
Joe wipes the cynicism from his eyes and takes an appreciative look at how far games have come in the last twenty years from a gameplay and storytelling point of view. With publishers always shouting about next-gen graphics, it's easy to forget what games are capable of.
We’ve all seen the countdowns of the finest characters, weapons and foes in gaming, but what about the killer moves that make you wince at your screen? Phil Hartup picks out the gaming world’s ten most breathtaking moves, from killer punches to veritable superpowers.
AMD has launched a new branding scheme that it hopes will help technologically illiterate consumers buy with confidence.
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're almost exactly halfway through the year but even with our crude maths we can tell there's still plenty of time and games to come in 2009. Join us as we preview the games we can look forward to seeing before the year's end.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.