Games consoles

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From Fortnite to Fifa, online video game players warned of rise in fraud
After games boom in pandemic, gangs are using phishing and malware to cheat fans out of money and reveal their personal data

Hilary Osborne

17, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Nintendo Switch OLED review – a luxury upgrade to a brilliant console
With its larger, brighter display and array of useful updates, this sleek new version of the Switch is expensive but desirable

Keza MacDonald

08, Oct, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Phil Spencer on the future of Xbox: we still want to take risks with games
While developing traditional narrative games is harder than it has ever been, Microsoft’s Xbox chief sees an opportunity in using modern platforms and tech to tell new stories

Keith Stuart

13, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Uncovering the hidden history of bestselling video games
Hundreds of rare PlayStation 2 demos have been uncovered and archived, revealing how favourite games were developed

Keith Stuart

07, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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'Pushed to the limit': could 2021 be the worst year ever for video games?
Millions bought new consoles in 2020. But with the pandemic ruining big releases, there’s a shortage of games to play on them

Keza MacDonaldand Keith Stuart

25, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Video game giant Blizzard celebrates 30 years with Diablo II Resurrected
The developer’s BlizzCon virtual convention announced the return of classic games including World of Warcraft – and looked ahead to future releases

Jay Castello

23, Feb, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Consumers warned of bots hoarding PS5s and other must-have items
Calls for UK ban on software that secures stocks of goods such as Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5

Rupert Jones

22, Jan, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Video games have replaced music as the most important aspect of youth culture | Sean Monahan
The global video gaming industry took in an estimated $180bn in 2020 – more than sports and movies worldwide

Sean Monahan

11, Jan, 2021 @11:22 AM

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Tech gift guide: ideas for last-minute Christmas presents
From speakers to watches through to tablets and games, there are lots of options

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

12, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Video games can improve mental health. Let's stop seeing them as a guilty pleasure | Keza MacDonald
Many still regard video games as a waste of time or downright sinister. But the real story is very different, says Guardian video games editor Keza MacDonald

Keza MacDonald

23, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Xbox's Phil Spencer: 'We're not driven by how many consoles we sell'
As the Xbox Series X and Series S are released, Microsoft gaming chief Phil Spencer says the next games generation is all about how many players you have, not how many consoles you shift

Keza MacDonald

11, Nov, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Battle for control: why the age-old console wars show no sign of stopping
From Sega v Nintendo in the early 90s to PlayStation v Xbox in 2020, the world of computer games is still a battlefield

Keza MacDonald

07, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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