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My daughter is seven, and a few weeks ago her class spent the week choosing a subject to "investigate" (basically write reports on). The teacher might have been hoping they chose something like "nature", or "factories", or "history", but the room of seven-year-old kids did the seven-year-old thing and chose "Pokémon".

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After two long years, the second instalment of the latest Star Wars trilogy is finally upon us. Today, Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in cinemas. Many of you will be desperately trying to avoid online spoilers until you've seen it. Others will be actively hunting down and devouring every plot point. This article is for the latter group. (Spoiler Warning. Obviously.)

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It turns out there are a lot of games with hourglasses in them. I was being a bit cheeky yesterday because most people wouldn't have seen that hourglass while playing.

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For Monster Hunter fans, the way that you describe the game to others has never really lined up with how it actually looks to people who don't know what's going on. I'll breathlessly describe epic, exhilarating, 35-minute face-offs against the series' trademark towering beasts to a friend, but when I show them the game, all they see is a little guy with an oversized sword running around a low-res screen, thwacking a dragon that doesn't fit into the field of view. That, and long minutes spent in extremely complex menus.

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2017 is drawing to a close and that means it's time for opinions. In many ways, 2017 was a great year for gaming. In many other ways, it was not.

Quite a few games failed to meet expectations this year; he developers made some weird decisions, they made some greedy decisions or the game just wasn't very good.

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Pop culture paraphernalia has exploded in recent years, with geek-friendly properties leading the charge. You can now get everything from Monopoly game boards to doggy chew toys festooned with your favourite games, movies and TV shows. Here are the coolest (and geekiest) gift ideas that caught our eye this holiday season, with links to buy!

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For all the video game industry's noisy hype about groundbreaking technology, it's still rare that a device comes along and actually breaks new ground. In just nine months, the Nintendo Switch has done just that. The world of games feels different now than it did one year ago.

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Battlegrounds recently changed their female underwear texture to remove visible labia, and that's great. I still have one gripe though. The bra texture in Battlegrounds is just egregiously, obviously bad.