Microsoft's machine was soundly thrashed by Sony's PS4 in 2014, so what can it do this year to claw itself back into the game?
Google has canned its most controversial device; its devotees must be distraught.
There hasn't been a truly great Sonic game for ages, and 2014's Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was a nadir that the Sega mascot might never recover from.
Destructive Creations' Hatred has drawn plenty of criticism for the fact that its main character, a big hairy man, seems intent on killing innocent civilians for no particular reason.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, then someone making a Vine of that and sharing it – forever.
Last year was a bumper one for hilarious games, but humour is often a barrier developers can't seem to clear.
Will we be living in virtual worlds by the end of 2015, or still booting up our Xbox 360? A little from column A, a little from column B.
This 40-inch retractable and bendable rod allows users to capture their ass on camera with little physical effort, combining Americans' twin loves of laziness and narcissism.
And also scared me more than I've ever been scared before.
Watching grown adults – often blindfolded – speed-run their way through my favourite computer games is a thrill like no other.
We had an exclusive first look at the Analogue Nt, the machine that will let you play all the classics in high-definition on a big-screen TV.
Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.
Fire up CrossCountry Canada and start delivering potash from Saskatoon to Winnipeg in the most subdued and frustrating manner possible!
We spoke to Doulaye Koné, senior programme officer for the Gates Foundation, to try to better understand the magic poop water contraption Bill Gates debuted this week.
Forget the retro-mania of Tomb Raider and GoldenEye 007; the "classics" could never compare to what we're capable of today.
The Wii U was the standout console of my 2014 – and with games like Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2, it should have been yours, too.
From shitty Kickstarters to thinkfluencers to peak Uber – let's talk about the most obnoxious things of 2014 so we can forget them forever.
A selection of games that hopefully won't make you throw up on yourself when it feels like the Fall of Saigon is happening between your temples.
More and more Canadians will be receiving warning letters in 2015 if and when they're caught torrenting a bad Vin Diesel movie.
Most holiday-themed titles are cheaply produced or downright weird, leaving us without a true video game equivalent of A Christmas Carol or "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Only four or so months ago, GamerGate didn't even really exist. But at the end of 2014, it feels like that's all the year's been about.
By opening a crowdfunding platform with no pretence of "funding" anything other than a person's needs or wants, did Indiegogo essentially build an entire site just for the potato salad Kickstarter guy?
Tradition dictates that you should play Monopoly for two hours, argue and give up. Playing video games is still a bit like that, only really futuristic and slightly less depressing.