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Stables in Warlords of Draenor – an interview with Cory Stockton
Stables in Warlords of Draenor – an interview with Cory Stockton
INTERVIEW A Garrison deep-dive.
PC
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Digital Nationz: building a slice of gaming heaven in NZ
Digital Nationz: building a slice of gaming heaven in NZ
FEATURE A chat with the show organiser.
Lab test: Intel's Haswell Refresh CPU range offers bang for buck
Lab test: Intel's Haswell Refresh CPU range offers bang for buck
LAB TEST Pentium, i5, i7.
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How Sledgehammer is reshaping Call of Duty – Part 1: Story
How Sledgehammer is reshaping Call of Duty – Part 1: Story
FEATURE Advancing warfare.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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World of Warcraft: Then, Now, Next
World of Warcraft: Then, Now, Next
INTERVIEW A chat with game director Tom Chilton.
PC
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What to expect from Gamescom
What to expect from Gamescom
FEATURE A look at some of the announcements.
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The fall of Crytek: How did it come to this?
The fall of Crytek: How did it come to this?
FEATURE In Crysis.
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Meet Hutama, leader of Polystralia in Civilization: Beyond Earth
Meet Hutama, leader of Polystralia in Civilization: Beyond Earth
INTERVIEW An interview with the lead designers.
PC, Mac
8
Random Access Memories: Renegade
Random Access Memories: Renegade
FEATURE Classic '80s arcade beat-'em-up revisited.
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Honour Roll: Why a new site is putting a spotlight on game reviewers
Honour Roll: Why a new site is putting a spotlight on game reviewers
FEATURE Judge not, lest ye be judged.
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Love is a Battlefield: DICE's Karl-Magnus Troedsson
Love is a Battlefield: DICE's Karl-Magnus Troedsson
INTERVIEW We talk Star Wars, Battlefield, Mirror's Edge.
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Xbox One: one year on
Xbox One: one year on
FEATURE We chat with Microsoft's Mike Nichols.
XO
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Nintendo makes assured steps
Nintendo makes assured steps
FEATURE What's new to Wii U at this E3.
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Sony remains ascendant, but Vita is done
Sony remains ascendant, but Vita is done
OPINION Examining the PlayStation press conference.
PS4, Vita
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Microsoft gains ground with a strong E3 conference
Microsoft gains ground with a strong E3 conference
OPINION Up off its knees.
XO
1
EA's E3 2014 press conference: less dazzle, more razzle
EA's E3 2014 press conference: less dazzle, more razzle
OPINION EA takes the long view.
Join our interactive E3 2014 Live Feed
Join our interactive E3 2014 Live Feed
EVENT Bringing you a Kiwi perspective from LA.
Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 motherboard review
Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 motherboard review
FEATURE Inspecting the lower end.
Craglorn: expanding the world of Tamriel
Craglorn: expanding the world of Tamriel
INTERVIEW Elder Scrolls Online creative director speaks.
PC, XO, PS4
RPG: MMO
1
As real as it gets: Girls vs boys and Bruce Lee
As real as it gets: Girls vs boys and Bruce Lee
INTERVIEW A producer talks EA Sports UFC.
XO, PS4
1
Our house, our castle: Firefly on Stronghold Crusader II
Our house, our castle: Firefly on Stronghold Crusader II
INTERVIEW The sequel 12 years in the making.
PC
1
The Elder Scrolls Online: All of the people, all of the time
The Elder Scrolls Online: All of the people, all of the time
OPINION Our first post-release impressions.
PC, XO, PS4
RPG: MMO
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Hacking for fun and profit
Hacking for fun and profit
INTERVIEW With Watch Dogs lead designer Danny Belanger.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: Third-Person
BioWare raises the stakes in Dragon Age: Inquisition
BioWare raises the stakes in Dragon Age: Inquisition
INTERVIEW We speak with producer Cameron Lee.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Adventure on the cards: Naxxramas falls upon Hearthstone
Adventure on the cards: Naxxramas falls upon Hearthstone
INTERVIEW Blizzard kicks it up to Tier 3.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
1
A league of its own: behind the scenes on Blizzard's MOBA
A league of its own: behind the scenes on Blizzard's MOBA
INTERVIEW We speak with Heroes of the Storm director Dustin Browder.
PC
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Xbox TV: Redmond's plan for original programming
Xbox TV: Redmond's plan for original programming
INTERVIEW We chat with Microsoft's Nancy Tellem.
XO
4
Dealing with Death — Diablo III: Reaper of Souls' Paul Warzecha
Dealing with Death — Diablo III: Reaper of Souls' Paul Warzecha
FEATURE We speak with the lead character artist.
PC, PS4
Clearing the decks: Hearthstone's Eric Dodds and Ben Thompson
Clearing the decks: Hearthstone's Eric Dodds and Ben Thompson
FEATURE Nexus Hold 'Em.
PC, Mac, iOS
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The 4K fallacy: Why ultra-hi-def is pointless for Kiwis
The 4K fallacy: Why ultra-hi-def is pointless for Kiwis
FEATURE Eyeballs, the Internet, and what 4K really means.
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