Gaming Features

‘Urban exploration’ is the best video game genre that doesn’t exist yet

Want the excitement of urban exploration without the trespassing fines? We need more UrbEx video games

‘The Witcher 3’ is a phenomenal detective sim, and here’s why

On the game’s fifth anniversary, we take a look at why Wild Hunt makes for a better detective game than most detective games

Can a video game really help you get fit?

With many of us spending much more time indoors, more of us are turning to games like 'Ring Fit Adventure' to keep active. But do they work? We investigate…

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2: My Chemical Romance, Neck Deep, Millencolin, Less Than Jake and more celebrate the remaster

With the news that the iconic skating sim is returning in September, NME threw a party. On the guestlist were rising bands, scene staples and a host of punk pop legends

The ‘Animal Crossing’ black market villager trade has exposed an ugly side to a wholesome game

Trafficking, extortionate prices and rampant capitalism – has 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' succumbed to the dark side?

Video games took me back to the golden age of Fighting Fantasy RPGs

Come, and re-enter the Deathtrap Dungeon. It’s more than just a pit stop in nostalgia. It’s a game from the past that can teach us much about the future

It’s time video games let us play as the villain

Always having to play a knight in shining armour is boring. We want to lie, cheat and steal

Streets Of Rage 4 and the battle for more fun

Are video games becoming too serious for their own good?

Battle royales are changing the way we play video games for the better

Can't commit hours and hours to a game? Maybe battle royales are the way to go

Can video games help rid the world of COVID-19?

Probably not, but a strange incident inside World Of Warcraft back in 2005 suggested they might be able to help us understand it better
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