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Social games company Zynga reveals data breach
Zynga has disclosed a data breach that may have compromised millions of account login details for its popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games.
Razer releases gaming mic that syncs emotes with streaming interactions
Streamers have the ability to add or create their own emotes, or they can choose from hundreds of preset emotes.
Game review: NBA 2K20 (PS4) makes you work for success
2K continue to push the envelope to give us yet another slick, gorgeous-looking entry to their long-running basketball franchise.
MotoGP’s new mobile game will be powered by blockchain
The licensing agreement will allow Animoca to develop what it calls a ‘manager’ style blockchain game that allows fans to engage and interact with MotoGP through collectibles.
Interview: Where is the representation in NZ gaming?
Dhayana Sena is a gamer with ambition in the battlefield, but also with ambition to let diversity in gaming flourish. But as a Kiwi of Malaysian birth and Sri Lankan descent, she feels oddly alone.
Call of Duty: Mobile opens pre-registrations for Android and iOS
Call of Duty will soon be available free to play on Android and iOS from October 1, taking the entire experience mobile.
Game review: FIFA 20
There are three certainties in life - death, taxes and EA Sports releasing a new version of FIFA every year.
WWE 2K20's huge pledge to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society
2K is backing the charity as part of its upcoming WWE 2K20 game, due to be released on October 22. The release features cover star Roman Reigns, who is also a leukaemia survivor.
Gartner: Blockchain to be “transformational” within a decade
Gartner’s 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business shows that blockchain will have a transformational impact across industries in 5 to 10 years.
Borderlands 3: What you should know before you go 'psycho'
If there are a few empty seats at work today, it could be because people are taking a day off and indulging in a long weekend of hardcore shooting madness…
Hands-on review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Nintendo Switch
How well did this trilogy age? Is the switch a good home for it? This is what I aim to find out.
Game review: Gears 5 features a lot of fun action
The story campaign is arguably the best of the series and it’s the longest of the franchise too.
Apple Arcade & Apple TV+ want you glued to your screen
Whether you’re into films, TV shows, documentaries or gaming, Apple is certainly pulling out all the stops to tempt people in a market that’s spoilt for choice.
DNZ20 report celebrates our nation of gaming junkies
The average age of a Kiwi gamer isn’t someone in their teenage years – they’re more likely to be somebody aged 34 years old. What’s more, half of those playing games are women and girls.
PAX AUS reveals this year's Indie Showcase winners
"We have scoured high and low to bring you this year's stellar lineup of winners. If we do say so ourselves, they’re pretty darn cool,” the PAX team says.
An esports gamer's dream: Fortress Melbourne to open in 2020
As well as plenty of gaming space, Fortress Melbourne will include a restaurant, two bars and an arena.
Spyro's launch on PC & Switch comes with a surprise 'Crash'
September 3 marks the day that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is available worldwide for PC and Nintendo Switch - and there's an added bonus.
Game review: Erica gets released on PS4
Erica starts off in a scary manner because one of the first things that happen in the game is the death of her father. The main goal of the game is to find out who shot her father and why. As you progress further into the game, you also find out what happened to her mother too.
YOOZOO enables seamless payments for global audience
YOOZOO Games has adopted the services of Ingenico ePayments to enable Ingenico Connect, a mobile first platform offering payment across multiple devices.
Hands-on review: The only streaming kit you'll ever need
This opens up a world of possibilities for both hobbyist and full-time streamers to further engage with their audiences.
OG walks away with $15.5 million Dota 2 grand prize
The team walked away with a grand price of US$15.5 million, after battling it out with 15 other teams in the five-day event.
How video games are driving the need for faster internet
Video games are driving the need for internet services that are lightning fast and free of lag or latency, especially as many games now rely on the internet to provide an excellent gaming experience.
NVIDIA's ray tracing graphics are coming to Minecraft
Prepare your pixel spades, because Minecraft is the latest game to get the real-time ray tracing treatment, thanks to NVIDIA and Microsoft.
Govt support could turn NZ's game industry into billion-dollar boom
Grinding Gear Games’ hugely successful RPG Path of Exile has showcased the local gaming industry – last year Tencent purchased Grinding Gear Games for more than $100 million.