Tag: Video games
‘Tomb Raider’ creators accused of sexist attitudes
Confident, bold and deadly, Lara Croft was one of the few great female action heroes in video games. Yet in a trailer for a new game, she is a scared, hunted victim. Do gamers just hate women?
Nukes, dictators and mad Vikings in virtual future
A gamer has become an online celebrity after playing the same game of Civilization II (a history simulation) for ten full years. His virtual world has now reached 3991 AD – and is an Orwellian...
Review Of The Year: 2011’s pop culture bestsellers
As the year draws to a close, everyone’s talking about the culture that defined 2011. The biggest sellers are familiar to us all – but do they tell us anything about society?
The book is dead. Long live the Xbox!
Literacy rates are low and one in three children in the UK does not even own a book, a new survey has revealed. Are we witnessing the end of traditional reading?
Top selling video game sparks anxiety over violence
A new game in the hit ‘Call of Duty’ series has just been released. Critics love it. Fans are buying it in record numbers. But the brutal violence of the series has some people worried.
Sonic boom: gamer icon turns twenty
He's been a hero to millions of gamers since he was created. Now, Sonic the Hedgehog is 20, and is to be relaunched – but have gamers outgrown him?
Gamification: can video games change the world?
All work and no play is never good. But what happens when the distinction gets blurred? 'Gamification' is the new buzzword for thinkers who want to make work into a game.
Another giant leap forward for virtual mankind
Yesterday Microsoft unveiled their new control system Kinect. Are these the videogames of the future? And could games ever get too good?