EGX 2017: our 12 favourite games from the UK’s biggest video game event

From mystery boxes to smashing tanks, here are the epic multiplayer games and offbeat indie titles that held our attention The UK’s biggest video game event, EGX, took place this weekend, attracting around 75,000 people to the Birmingham NEC.

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Joy of sticks: 10 greatest video game controllers

From Atari’s CX joystick to the Oculus Touch, here are our favourites

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10 most influential games consoles – in pictures

It all began with the Magnavox Odyssey, and there have been some truly brilliant, innovative machines since. But which made the cut?

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RIP Wii U: Nintendo’s glorious, quirky failure

Nintendo has ceased production of Wii U less than five years after its launch. What went wrong, and what will be its legacy? Nintendo has ceased production of Wii U less than five years after its launch. What went wrong, and what will be its legacy?

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The 12 greatest superhero video games ever

Following the news that Square Enix is making a new range of Avengers games, here are our favourite comic book conversions from gaming history On Thursday, games publisher Square Enix announced it had signed a multi-game partnership with Marvel to produce a series of Avengers titles.

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Nintendo flips Switch: will new console make 2017 a winning year?

Nintendo’s new portable platform seeks to bridge home life and travel – but the maverick company will need industry rivals to jump on board to win success “Never underestimate Nintendo,” runs the maxim, repeated by many a rival video game executive across the decades.

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The 10 best video games of 2016

From the fiendish classic that tests your sausage-cooking skills to the summer of Jigglypuffs and a return to first world war battlefields, here are 2016’s best video games 1 Uncharted 4 (Naughty Dog; PlayStation 4) In some ways, the fourth title in Naughty Dog’s wildly successfu

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The Guardian

The gaming world is about to descend on Los Angeles for the annual E3 jamboree – and here’s what we’ll be fighting through the crowds to see

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The 30 worst video games of all time – part two

Video games are not always wonderful. Sometimes they fall slightly short, sometimes they fall so far from wonderful that wonderful is just a very distant speck on the horizon. Here is our second collection of those games.

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The 30 worst video games of all time – part one

Every gamer has a tale of the worst game they ever played. It may have been the utterly catastrophic sequel to a much-loved classic, a rushed tie-in with a favourite movie, or an experimental new release from a favourite studio.

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