Vikki Blake

The best thing I bought on Steam wasn’t even a video game

"Gamifying" everyday tasks, like budgeting, can improve your life

Please, bring back the video game demo

Do demos and public beta tests help or hinder game sales?

What happened, Google Stadia?

As Google closes its first-party Stadia studios, we take a look at what went wrong

This is why people watch other people play video games

No, watching livestreams and Let’s Play aren’t the niche pastime of a handful of nerds – here’s why

Fed up of being stuck indoors? Homeschooling? Dust off your VR headset

Playing games is one thing – immersing yourself in virtual reality is quite another

Could we use VR and contemporary game design to solve cold cases?

Turning gaming’s obsession with guns, death, and murder into a force for good

Tempted to try gaming? Here’s everything you need to know

Whether you fancy playing on a tablet, a console, a PC – or all three – here’s everything you need to to know to get started

Toxicity in gaming: why can’t we agree to disagree?

We might like and want different things from games, but that doesn't make us enemies

Colour me happy – colour and symbolism in video games

How a change of colour palette can change everything

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ co-creator Mike Pondsmith: “‘Cyberpunk’ is a warning, not an aspiration”

The video game designer talks us through the evolution of ‘Cyberpunk’ from pen-and-paper RPG to AAA video game