Gaming companies risk “setting kids up for addiction” by including gambling tasks in their video games, the director of mental health for the NHS said.
The streaming of video games will take many years to become mainstream or replace playing through a traditional console or PC, the head of Xbox has said.
Several key features will not be ready when Google’s Stadia gaming platform launches in less than a week’s time, developers at the firm have revealed.
A north-east man has been fined after using cocaine in a bid to stay up all night gaming.
Video game creator Hideo Kojima has said his new game, Death Stranding, is a reaction to US President Donald Trump and Brexit.
There is little evidence to suggest that gaming addiction is a clinically unhealthy habit for young people, scientists claim, calling existing fears “exaggerated”.
Fortnite has returned with an all-new virtual world after the previous map mysteriously disappeared into a black hole.
Fortnite’s entire map has disappeared into a black hole, leaving gamers unable to play, as part of a worldwide event to mark the end of the game’s 10th season.
Sales of Nintendo’s Switch console have moved past 10 million units in Europe, the gaming giant has revealed.
Sony has pulled Facebook integration from the PlayStation 4, making it impossible to find friends on the social network who also use the gaming console.
Gamers are able to play a version of classic racing title Mario Kart on their smartphones for the first time.
Xbox has confirmed its video game streaming service, Project xCloud, will come to the UK in October.
Sony is equipping its PS4 successor with a more energy efficient standby mode, as part of a wider effort by the gaming industry to address climate change.
Nintendo has unveiled what its mystery new bendy ring device is for and it is all for a game called Ring Fit Adventure.
Loot boxes in video games should be regulated under gambling law and be banned from being sold to children, MPs have argued.
Electronic Arts (EA) has started a public trial of its streamed gaming platform with the likes of Fifa 19 and Titanfall 2 on board.
Nintendo has teased a new bendable ring controller accessory for its Switch console in its latest attempt to get gamers moving.
Telltale Games is being revived, almost a year after the name behind games such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us shut down.
Streaming site Twitch has apologised to gaming star Ninja after it emerged that his dormant channel page was used to recommend pornography.
Game publishers will be required to reveal the odds of receiving types of in-game items from loot boxes as part of a new commitment by the world’s biggest console firms.
Gaming streamer Ninja has managed to lure one million subscribers over to Microsoft’s Mixer platform since jumping ship from Twitch five days ago.
Fortnite is to introduce a new competitive esports league with “millions of dollars at stake”, developer Epic Games has said.
A British teenager who won almost £1 million at a gaming tournament said he is happy to have shown his mother that he was not just wasting time in his bedroom.
The first Fortnite World Cup is taking place this weekend, with a handful of British gamers hoping to walk away with some of the 30 million US dollars (£24 million) on offer in prize money.
The UK gambling regulator has said it shares concern about loot boxes in video games but warned that the current law makes it hard to define them as gambling.
Nintendo has announced a new compact version of its Switch console, which is designed to be just a handheld gaming device.
Google has reassured gamers that any titles purchased on its forthcoming streamed gaming platform Stadia will not be lost if a publisher decides to leave.
Parents should take up online gaming in order to better understand the benefits and risks of the activity for their children, an online safety group has said.
There is not enough evidence available to suggest that loot boxes in video games constitute gambling, the Digital Minister has said.
Candy Crush makers King have said they acknowledge the seriousness of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to recognise video game addiction as a disease – but fell short of stating whether they agree with it in a grilling from MPs.