Firefly, Halo Nightfall and other video game announcements from Comic-Con

With 130,000 ravenous consumers of geek culture in attendance, it’s no wonder video game publishers have increasingly taken to revealing new titles at the San Diego Comic-Con.

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The five most disruptive ideas in video game design

Wandering the densely packed showfloor at E3 this month, it was tempting to think that nothing about video games has changed much over the past few years.

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E3 2014 review: games and Nintendo make a come back

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 for short – in Los Angeles was all about the games.

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Nintendo is back, virtual reality is hot – and other things we learned at E3 2014

It’s finally Game Over for this year’s E3, which has seen 50,000 games fans and 2000 exhibitors pack into LA’s convention centre over three days to play the latest console and PC titles, meet the biggest developers and immerse themselves in the maelstrom of the modern games business.

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E3 2014: Nintendo and the conquest of joy

“Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.

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E3 2014: Nintendo announces open-world Zelda, Star Fox and Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U

After a year of falling console sales and revenue losses, Nintendo may have just pulled itself from the brink of disaster. In a pre-E3 event, streamed across the web, it announced a new Legend of Zelda title, which will arrive in 2015.

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Mario Kart 8 review – Nintendo’s classic is masterfully remodelled

Against the odds, Nintendo seems to have perfected a model of perpetual resurgence. While Xbox and PlayStation host the industry’s blaring blockbusters, Nintendo’s focus has turned inwards to its established roster of stars – none more so than dinky titan Mario.

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Mario Kart 8 review – the best drive ever?

It is hard to remember a time before Mario Kart. It has been there for over twenty years, with one instalment per Nintendo platform, as regular as clockwork.

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