News This video game image released by Activision shows a scene from 'Call of Duty: Ghosts,'

The suspect asked staff to reserve items such as an X-Box One and Just Dance 2014 before robbing the store at gunpoint

SW19 Diary: 'Funny' Corden trumps the Bard for Murray

This is turning into a summer of firsts for Andy Murray; an eventful and at times baffling maiden trip on the Paris metro has been followed by his first visit to the theatre to take in a play. His choice was One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, starring the ubiquitous James Corden. "Really, really funny," was Murray's judgement and one that was matched by the reviewers. The Independent gave it five stars. "James said I was lucky to have gone to this one first because most plays are not very funny," said Murray. Shakespeare next? "No, I don't understand it," said the Scot. Nobody thought to ask him about Burns.

Hackers hit games firm

Tens of thousands of people have had records of their personal details broken into by hackers who raided computer systems operated by a games developer.

Xbox highlights at E3 - Cowboys, Jedi knights and horse sweat: what’s not to like?

David Phelan reports on highlights for the Xbox from LA’s E3 conference.

Natalie Haynes: When Xboxes are grounds for divorce

The thing is...

Should Microsoft fire its $8bn man?

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has presided over a decade of stagnation, claims a leading shareholder. Stephen Foley reports

David Prosser: Microsoft bets big on a gamble with long odds of coming off

Outlook If one company is thinking about buying another, there are some basic questions to ask before signing on the dotted line. Shareholders in Microsoft will be wondering whether Steve Ballmer, their chief executive, did that before agreeing to pay $8.5m for Skype.

Seeking a new high score: Nintendo vows to fight back

After dominating the games console sector for several years, Nintendo's Wii is running out of steam

Andrew Martin: I am so hip, a burglar took my gadgets

Our writer gets used to his new career as a crime statistic

Fast-mover Kinect breaks record

The Microsoft Kinect has overtaken the iPhone and iPad to become the fastest selling consumer electronics device on record.

View from the ground at Microsoft’s Spring Showcase 2011

Microsoft’s line-up of Xbox 360, Kinect and Windows Mobile games

Worst December on record for shops

The high street suffered its worst December on record last month as retailers battled with Arctic weather conditions and shoppers shunned higher prices.

EA Sports Active 2: Get fit without getting laughed at

In the revelry of Christmas party season, getting fit comes somewhere between buying new sunglasses and cutting the lawn in the list of things furthest from most peoples’ minds. But come New Years resolution time, when the guilt of a thousand roast potatoes begins to set in, the first thing many people think to do is run (well, jog) off and join a gym.This year though, you might be better off just buying an Xbox.

Tesco battles back against the cold to report sales rise

Tesco revealed the unprecedented steps it has taken to combat the recent snow yesterday, as a strong international performance by the grocery giant more than offset subdued sales growth in the UK in its third quarter.

Kinect: Controller freaks

The Kinect is an inspiration to hackers, scientists and animators – as well as being the Christmas must-have for gamers, says Jenna Wortham

Microsoft: Next-gen Xbox 'not imminent'

Microsoft is not considering an imminent launch of a next-generation Xbox, saying Kinect is effectively the company's new console.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee