Gamescom: expected to break last year’s attendance record of 335,000 after the show sold out before it even began. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Gamescom, the world’s largest computer game trade show, has thrown open its doors in Cologne offering visitors a new blast of Star Wars and a new TV s(...)

Bungie’s sci-fi epic “Destiny”: Irish firm Havok’s software is used in the game

Vast arenas, countless characters, immersive music and some adherence to the laws of physics are the vital components of a modern AAA gaming title. Tr(...)

Henry Ryan: his latest venture is based firmly on the belief that “kids don’t hate learning, they just learn in different ways”.

“There’s nothing more impressive than a great teacher,” says Henry Ryan. The Montreal-based entrepreneur was “hardly even a student”, but, his latest (...)

A visitor plays the ‘Nosgoth’ video game at the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Ina Fassbender

The world’s largest video game fair is set to draw a record attendance this week as visitors seek out titles for new consoles from Microsoft and So(...)

EA’s Dungeon Keeper, a PC game from the late 1990s. When a free version came out on mobile this year, critics panned it for asking players to spend too much money to avoid long waits. Photograph: Electronic Arts via New York Times

In the world of gaming, as in life, you get what you pay for. There used to be one way most people bought video games: They spent, say, $60, and the w(...)

Ranking Roger at Tramore Skafest

‘Ah c’mere, why didn’t you tell me that one was on?” If Bill Cullen had a euro for every time I’ve heard that refrain from a forlorn festival absen(...)

‘Are there actually three festivals happening in Ireland every week?” A common response whenever I try to explain the obsessive festival behaviour I’v(...)

Don Mattrick, the new chief executive of games developer Zynga, speaking at a press event unveiling Microsoft’s new Xbox earlier this year. Photograph: Nick Adams/Reuters

Zynga has hired Don Mattrick, the former head of Microsoft ’s entertainment division, as its new chief executive officer, seeking to reignite growth a(...)

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day. The Dublin-headquatered company  is seeking to raise £10 million (€11.8 million) in an initial public offering  on London’s Alternative Investment Market.

Dublin-headquartered Keywords Studios, which provides video game services for Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Disney, is seeking to raise £10 million ((...)

Applying complex concepts such as game theory and static binary analysis to IT security solutions will be the focus of a major two-day conferen(...)