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Play Diablo for free on your browser!
No, this isn’t an out-of-season April Fools’ joke. You can really play the original Diablo in all of its unworldly glory through your browser. Rivsoft has released a shareware version of Diablo that is playable through your browser. If you own the original Diablo, you can play the full... Read more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game released today
Ever since news was released about the new Harry Potter mobile game, millions of muggles have been wishing they could simply shout ‘Accio’ and conjure up a time-turner. The wait is now over though, as Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is released today. The augmented reality mobile game, themed after... Read more
Gamers rejoice as E3 2019 kicks off in LA
One of the world’s biggest gaming conferences kicked off in style yesterday. Don’t worry, there’s still time to get a piece of the action… E3 2019, which takes place in Los Angeles, brings the biggest names in the gaming industry together. While at the event, the wide array of... Read more
How to Download and Play PS2 Games on PC
Scores of childhood (and adult) gaming memories were made thanks to the PlayStation 2. In fact, many still have their trusty consoles and return to them for the beauty of nostalgia on a daily! But what if we told you that there is a simple way to download and... Read more
Here’s what we know about Stadia – Google’s new game streaming platform
The online gaming world has been reacting to the much-anticipated reveal of Google’s new streaming service. There was rumour and intrigue, but on Tuesday March 19 Google finally unveiled Stadia – ‘a new way to play’. Essentially, Stadia will allow gamers to play across multiple devices. It’s hoped that... Read more
The Best Free Games to Play on PC
In the digital world we often see all manners of trends and fads. Yet, the popularity of online gaming shows no sign of disappearing. In fact, it’s constantly on the rise! However, gaming can often be expensive. This is why we at FileHippo have decided to look at the... Read more
Fortnite tops 2018 gaming charts – are you surprised?
We all knew that Fortnite was popular, but a new report has proven its true worth to the computer gaming industry. Smashing all records, it topped the charts ahead of other huge gaming sensations. Fortnite also made A LOT of money; around $2.4 billion was amassed, according to SuperData’s... Read more
Fortnite in Legal Dance-Off
Three dancers sue Fortnite over dance moves and emotes. In case you hadn’t heard, Fortnite is now the most popular and successful free-to-play console title of all time. This success means Fortnite is earning record revenues and currently boasts over 200 million players across the globe. But now Fortnite... Read more
How to Record Video Games on PC for YouTube
So, you want to be a YouTuber? It’s hardly surprising. YouTube has given people the world over the ability to share their hobbies and passions with the internet, and a relative handful of them have gone on to be huge stars who rake in a considerable amount of money.... Read more
How To Speed Up Your Mac For Gaming
Is your Mac slowing you down? Try these top tips for a boost. Macs and other Apple products come with a hefty price tag, but just ask any die-hard devotee—they’re worth it. Just because your old Mac device has a few miles under its belt, that doesn’t mean it... Read more
Esports “Killer Games Are Too Violent” For Olympics 
Esports are a big business, but don’t expect to see them in the Olympics anytime soon… The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has said that violent ‘esport’ video games are not consistent with ‘Olympic values’ and cannot therefore be considered for future Olympic Games. Speaking at the recent Asian Games, Bach said “If you have egames where it’s about killing... Read more
Sony Closes PlayStation 2 Repair Service…After 18 Years. 
Starting on September 7th, 2018, Sony’s aftercare service for the PlayStation 2 will be no more. That such a service still exists for a console originally released in the year 2000, is testament to the fact that the ‘PS2’ has the record for the world’s bestselling gaming console of all time.... Read more
Steam Removes School Shooting Video Game
Russian-developed intense shooter game removed from Steam following online petition and social media outrage. Never overlook the power of consumers to spark outrage and enact change. Recently, actress Roseanne Barr’s reboot of her original self-titled television show was cancelled by its network, ABC, due to racist remarks the actress... Read more
Video Game Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominations Revealed
Public vote features for first time. The finalists for this year’s entry into the Video Game Hall of Fame, by ‘The Strong’ Museum in Rochester, New York, have been announced, and in a change from previous years, the museum has included one game for the hall of fame, based... Read more
Gaming Addiction To Be Official Disorder 
Video Game addiction is to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an actual disorder for the first time.  The term “Gaming disorder” will make its debut appearance in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) later this year.  “Hazardous gaming” and “gaming disorder…due to substance... Read more
Google’s AlphaZero AI Beats World’s Best Chess Software
AlphaZero artificial intelligence software triumphed at chess against the world’s best chess program after amassing all human knowledge of the game in just four hours. Google researchers have published a paper in which they detail how their latest AI evolution, AlphaZero, managed to display a “superhuman performance” in chess, taking just four hours to learn... Read more
Bitcoin Runs Out Of Steam On Steam
PC game and software platform Steam, stops accepting payments in bitcoins blaming price fluctuations and rapid volatility of transactions fees. Steam, the world’s single largest digital distribution platform for PC games and software, has announced that it is no longer accepting Bitcoin as a payment method. In a blog... Read more
Microsoft Reveals New Xbox One X Console
New console the most powerful – and most expensive – in the world. Microsoft has unveiled its latest games console, imaginatively titled, the Xbox One X, ahead of this year’s E3 2017 event.  Previously known under the name “Project Scorpio,” news of the Xbox One X was first confirmed... Read more