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Feeling the need for speed

Considering the costs of hardware, network management software and the skills and expertise required to build secure and scalable enterprise networks, especially today’s hybrid wired, wireless, virtualised and ‘in the cloud’ configu...

Insomniac Games hopes to light a Fuse

Insomniac Games' upcoming shooter, Fuse, started its life as a different beast. The company has been working on the game for three years, but it first made its debut on the stage at EA's E3 showcase in 2011. Back then, it was called OverStrike, and t...

Making it real with 3D printing

With a 3D printer that costs less than $3,000, you can start your own mini manufacturing operation -- and use open source software to create surprisingly complex designs

How Windows 8 rewrites the rules of PC gaming

PC gaming is primed for a renaissance—or at least a reinvention—like we haven’t seen since the advent of 3D acceleration in the late 1990s. For this, we can thank the mobile revolution and all its attendant technologies. Game developers can now tap i...

Nintendo Wii U: What you need to know

Nintendo's Wii U gaming console hits store shelves in the United States on Sunday, November 18, and the new console is already garnering criticism for missing some key features Nintendo promised.

Interview: PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

There was only one game at the PlayStation booth at the recent EB Expo that consistently had a line of people waiting to play it. Assassin's Creed: Liberation, maybe? LittleBigPlanet? Need For Speed? Nope. It was upcoming brawler, PlayStation All-Sta...

Three spawns in DayZ

I have a thing for zombies. When I first started to hear about zombie survival mod DayZ, my ears pricked up, and reading a couple of experiental pieces on PC gaming website Rock, Paper, Shotgun got me even more interested.

What it's like to be at E3: my first time

Lights are flashing. I hear the rumble of 47,000 people talking, their voices mingling with the beeps and boops, the music and sound effects, the shouts of congratulations or groans of failure. Around me, there are giant replicas made of plastic, rub...

Q&A: Thatgamecompany's co-founder talks Journey

Despite the fact that the word is in Thatgamecompany’s name, the company doesn’t actually specialise in games - not really, anyway. Journey, like Thatgamecompany’s previous titles Flower and Flow, is as much about creating an emotio...

Games to look out for on the PS Vita

The PlayStation Vita has officially gone on sale in New Zealand stores. We've either finished or played the demo for most of the launch titles, as well as some upcoming games, and can tell you which ones are worth checking out, and which ones you mig...

The Kiwi gaming industry's best-kept secret: SmallWorlds

On Auckland's iconic Karangahape "K" Rd, there's an office building featuring walls of green and blue glass. Inside are rooms inspired by shipping containers. Several floors up, there's an office that houses an equally colourful game development comp...

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