Games reviews roundup: Dimension Drive; Xenoblade Chronicles 2; Oh My Godheads

A sophisticated space arcade experience, a Xenoblade instalment pushing the Switch to great things, and head-rolling fun in an unlikely multiplayer mashup Switch, Linux, Mac, PC, 2Awesome Studio, cert: 7★★★★ Continue reading…

Bitcoin makes modest debut on futures market

Contracts rise $340 to $15,800 in the first hour and 15 minutes of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major Read More

Traders brace for bitcoin futures launch after wild week for currency

While some welcome regulated way to bet on or hedge against bitcoin, others warn risks remain to more than just investors The newest way to bet on bitcoin will be available later on Sunday when futures in the wildly fluctuating Read More

Better loving through technology: a day at the sex-toy hackathon

Sound-controlled vibrators, 3D-printed clitorises and ‘Michael Gove’ as a safe word: coders and inventors try to find the future of sex in south London Twelve years of Catholic school prepares you for a lot of weird things, but walking into Read More

Simon Parkin’s best video games of 2017

An immersive, interactive exploration of life on Earth and Nintendo’s resurgent flights of escapism were among the highlights of the gaming year • Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full As social media shrinks and quickens the world, and Read More