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Minecraft free for Northern Ireland secondary schools

Free copies of sandbox survival game Minecraft will be given to every secondary school in Northern Ireland. More than 200 schools will be supplied with the game, along with 30 libraries and other community organisations, The Guardian reports. The version of the game supplied will be MinecraftEdu, a discounted version with features designed for use in classrooms. Read more…

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has 16GB day one patch on Xbox One

The Xbox One version of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has a 16GB day one patch, Eurogamer has spotted. That breaks down into a 3GB download for Borderlands 2, and 13GB for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. PlayStation 4 owners need to download an 8.3GB day one patch, meanwhile (thanks, Videogamer). Show More Summary

Valve-approved Half-Life 2: Update headed to Steam

A new fan-made mod, Half-Life 2: Update, will be released for free on Steam tomorrow. The Valve-blessed add-on brings improved lighting, effects, textures and bug fixes to the first-person shooter classic. This will be the final version of Half-Life 2: Update, which was previously made available in earlier forms outside of Steam. Read more…

Metamorphabet: a creepy and beautiful app for children and adults

I was curious to see how Metamorphabet would handle X. In alphabet books, X is always a pain. Or rather, it's always an X-ray, and since alphabet books are generally aimed at kids - by the time a person has grown up, publishers have despaired of trying to teach them the alphabet - X-rays present something of a problem. Show More Summary

Spielberg to direct video game-themed adventure Ready Player One

It's no secret that Steven Spielberg is a fan of video games and now, for an upcoming film, he'll be directing an adaptation of Ernest Cline's video game-themed cyberpunk thriller Ready Player One. The 2012 novel is set in the year 2044 where a teenager sets out on a scavenger hunt in a virtual world made by a man obsessed with 1980s pop culture. Show More Summary

Halo Online announced... for Russia

Halo is getting its own free-to-play spin-off with Halo Online, a game going into closed beta this spring exclusively in Russia. The series' current handlers at 343 Industries noted on Halo Waypoint that Halo Online is being developed...Show More Summary

EA defends Fifa Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges

FIFA Ultimate Team developer EA Sports has defended its introduction of transfer market price ranges earlier this month. The move was prompted by a rising tide of coin sellers who were destabilising the game's economy. In a new statement...Show More Summary

Capcom brands a Monster Hunter roller coaster

Capcom has partnered with amusement park company Six Flags to make one of its roller coasters Monster Hunter-themed. At California's Six Flags Magic Mountain, the roller coaster Goliath will bear a Monster Hunter theme from 28th March through 10th August. Show More Summary

SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One

Underground platformer SteamWorld Dig is making its way to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. Originally a 3DS-exclusive, SteamWorld Dig's glowing reception led to its developer sprucing it up for a console release on PS4, Wii U, Vita and Steam. Show More Summary

Broken Age Act 2 release date set for April

Double Fine will launch the concluding half of adventure game Broken Age on 29th April in Europe. A complete edition of the game, including Act 1 and Act 2, will launch as a Cross-Buy title for PlayStation 4 and Vita on the same date. After this date, you won't be able to buy separate episodes on PC anymore - just the game in its entirety. Read more…

Arnie's new film channels The Last of Us

Upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger film Maggie looks more than a little inspired by The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic PlayStation masterpiece. Arnie plays a bearded, flannel shirt-wearing father who must protect his daughter during a zombie epidemic. Show More Summary

Battle Royale free on Xbox One this weekend, Square Enix announces

Bloody horror Battle Royale will be free to watch this weekend on Xbox One, courtesy of Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix. The offer will be available to all UK Xbox Live subscribers to celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Why? Well, both feature school kids and violence...? Read more…

Video: What games taught me about parenting

I'm engaged to be married (hooray!) which, if social convention is anything to go by, means my fiancée and I are probably due a conversation about having kids at some point. God I hope she never reads this. In anticipation of said child-centric chit-chat, I decided it was probably wise to assess my suitability for fatherhood. Show More Summary

Quirky survival sim Dyscourse is out now on Steam

Surreal survival sim Dyscourse is out now on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam. Funded via Kickstarter, Dyscourse is the latest project by Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind Snuggle Truck, Jack Lumber, and Aaaaa! for the Awesome. Dyscourse places players in the ragged threads of a survivor tasked with keeping the peace among their shipwrecked crew. Show More Summary

Dragon Age Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon review

I'm still playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, months after it came out. I only came to it over Christmas, but most evenings that I pick up a controller I find myself setting out from Skyhold yet again, venturing into some wilderness or other to see what I can find. Show More Summary

MGS5: Ground Zeroes £5.79 in PlayStation Store Easter Sale

The PlayStation Store Easter Sale is upon us, running from today (25th March) until 15th April. Some sale dates vary so pay attention to avoid missing out. The headline and topical bargains are Demon's Souls (PS3) for £4 and Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (PS4) for £5.79. Show More Summary

Heroes of the Storm adds Sylvanas Windrunner and Tomb of the Spider Queen

Blizzard's in-closed-beta multiplayer online battle arena Heroes of the Storm has been updated. The big new additions are a new hero, Sylvanas Windrunner, and a new battleground, Tomb of the Spider Queen. But the maximum hero level is...Show More Summary

PS4 firmware 2.5 release date and details

PS4 firmware update 2.5 will be released tomorrow, Thursday 26th March. It introduces the Suspend/Resume feature that allows you to suspend a game by putting your console into Rest Mode, and then quickly resume later by hitting the pad's PlayStation button. Show More Summary

Face-Off: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

It may not seem like it at first glance, but Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is one of the most ambitious remasters we've played. The gap has never been so wide - porting from the almost eleven-year-old PSP hardware with its sub-PS2 spec is a gargantuan task and one that Hexadrive hasn't taken lightly. Show More Summary

YouTube Live to take on Twitch and be announced at E3 - report

YouTube owner Google was reportedly denied a juicy $1bn buyout of livestreaming platform Twitch last year. That had been Google's solution to a growing phenomenon: buy it. But since that didn't happen, YouTube had to do something else. Show More Summary

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