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

J.K. Rowling to revive Harry Potter as Sony launches Book of Spells game for PlayStation 3

J.K. Rowling is to revive Harry Potter for a virtual reality spellbook which will be Sony’s latest weapon against Microsoft in the computer games console battle.

Halo Infinity Multiplayer and Spartan Ops unveiled for Halo 4

UNSC Infinity hub revealed along with further online play details.

Starhawk; Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition; Velocity; Sniper Elite V2 – Review shorts

A bite-size guide to the week's gaming releases.

Warner Bros. announces Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition

Fans of the Dark Knight will be able to access more than two hours of fresh gameplay in the shape of new chapter Harley Quinn’s Revenge.

Is it time the Xbox brand went portable?

Why taking the lucrative step of opening up its suite of ready-made downloadable content for on-the-go gamers is a logical choice for Microsoft.

Bethesda release new Dishonored trailer

Latest trailer serves as an introduction to both plot and setting in a game already garnering attention for its distinctive visuals.

Fez – Review

A long time in the making and recipient of more hype than a game of its RRP should really be subjected too, Fez is a 2D/3D platformer which first strips down the genre to its essentials, and then redresses itself in one of gaming’s most complex dimensional structures.

Dragons Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma – Preview

Within just a few hours of my time with Dragon’s Dogma, gigantic trolls, chimeras and hydras have all tasted the steel of my blade, the notion of 'less is more' clearly not on the agenda of Hideaki Itsuno and his team.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Review

The Witcher 2 is the first of the series to make it to Xbox 360; but will it survive the transition to console like a hardy set of dragonscale armour, or fray under the strain of battle like a cheap cloth tunic?

Something to shout about? Skyrim gets Kinect voice support

Trailer demonstrates real time hotkey equipping, follower commands, and "Dragon Shouts".

Kinect Star Wars – Review

Long has been the wait for a Star Wars experience which fully incorporates those two most coveted of Jedi activities: using the force and swooshing a lightsaber. Alas, the wait goes on.

Marius Neset was joined by Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby

Marius Neset/Ambrose Akinmusire, Jazz Festival, Gateshead

Here's a Norwegian who blows more hot than cold

Wreckateer – Preview

Angry Birds-alike winds-up for Xbox 360 Kinect.

Assassin’s Creed 3 collector’s editions announced

'Freedom' and 'Join or Die' special editions detailed.

Diabolical Pitch - Preview

Hapless Big League pitcher McAllister is about to have a very strange day.

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Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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