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Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2016: FIFA 17, Mafia III and more

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Last week, the games industry met en masse in Cologne for the biggest European videogames show, Gamescom. And that meant there were plenty of new games trailers released online that you wouldn't have seen before. All of the biggest games for the rest... >>

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

Gamescom 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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There are many that think E3 is the biggest videogames show in the world, but that's because they've never experienced Gamescom.The German games convention is massive. And it's open to the public, which adds an all-new dynamic to the event. E3 is a strictly... >>

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

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When we first saw Rare's massively multiplayer pirate game at E3 in June we wondered if its co-operative teamplay mechanics would work for us. We've played many a co-op game before, but were not ones for constant communication throughout. Yet that's what... >>

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

Kobo Aura One has massive 7.8-inch screen, waterproofing and a sleep-friendly front-light

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Those who thought tablets would kill the eBook reader market have had to eat their words over the last year or so. Not only are they still going strong, we are still treated to new innovations in the tech. The Amazon Kindle Oasis came out earlier this... >>

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

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Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... >>

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

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British tech firm Bush has announced a Digital TV Recorder that gives access to your stored programmes even when you are out and about.Thanks to ShowDrive support, users can record TV shows on the new set-top-box and watch them on mobile devices over... >>

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

Final Fantasy fans look away, FF15 delayed

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You've been waiting for 10 years for Final Fantasy XV (FF15) but we're afraid you'll have to wait a little longer as the game has been put back in order to "deliver the iconic Final Fantasy experience".Expected to release in around six week's time, on... >>

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

Virgin Media TiVo customers get major platform update and new features

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Virgin Media has unveiled a new set-top box over the last couple of days, the Virgin Media V6 box powered by TiVo. We're still awaiting details on what it has to offer but, in the meantime, users of existing boxes are to get new features from today too.An... >>

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

Asus ZenWatch 3 revealed in leaked hands-on pics ahead of IFA 2016

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After originally being spotted on a posting by the Federal Communications Commission, the new, round Asus ZenWatch 3 has broken further cover in a collection of hands-on pictures leaked online. The FCC filing suggested that the forthcoming smartwatch,... >>

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

Spotify Gaming gives you playlists to power your play

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Spotify has introduced a new section of its music streaming service dedicated to games.Now available as part of Spotify's "moods and genres", Gaming rounds up official games soundtracks and related playlists, including many that have been curated around... >>

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

Rogue One trailer shows Star Wars prequels can work after all

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To be completely honest, we've not been as excited on the build up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as much as we were ahead of Force Awakens. After all, the track history of Star Wars prequels hasn't been great. But this new trailer changes everything.... >>

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

If you still don’t know what No Man’s Sky is, let Bill Bailey explain all here

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No Man's Sky is available in the UK now, having also been released in the US yesterday, 9 August. However, we're still being asked what you actually do in the PlayStation 4 and PC game. We posted our own guide here, which gives you the basics, but if... >>

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

2TB Xbox One S sold out "for good"

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Microsoft has reportedly sold out of its limited edition 2TB Xbox One S consoles, with no plans of manufacturing more. If you didn't pre-order or snap one up straight after it was released earlier this month, you'll now have to wait until the 500GB or... >>

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

Bang & Olufsen embraces 4K Ultra HD and Android TV with BeoVision 14

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It has been a couple of years since Bang & Olufsen unveiled a new television, the stunning BeoVision Avant. And it's been even longer since it released the BeoVision 11. However, a spiritual successor to the latter is now available in the form of the... >>

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

Two players meet in No Man’s Sky, guess what happened next?

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No Man's Sky is finally released in the UK and other regions today, 10 August, after making its consumer debut in the States yesterday and it is already hitting the headlines with almost as much vigour as Pokemon Go.The latest nugget to get tongues a-wagging... >>

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

What is No Man's Sky and why should you care about it?

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The PlayStation 4 has played host to some incredible games in its relatively short life so far but few have caught the imagination quite as much as No Man's Sky. Since its trailer debut during the 2014 Sony E3 press conference, it has been the talk of... >>

50 different planets from No Man's Sky revealed, only 18 quintillion yet to go

50 different planets from No Man's Sky revealed, only 18 quintillion yet to go

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No Man's Sky is one of the most hyped games in console history was finally hit game stores in the US today, 9 August. It will also be released in the UK tomorrow and we expect PS4 and PC gamers will be shut in a darkened room for the best part of the... >>

No flat bezel Samsung Galaxy S8 for 2017, tipped to have Edge screen only

No flat bezel Samsung Galaxy S8 for 2017, tipped to have Edge screen only

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Samsung could well ditch flat bezel phones for its premium line-up in future.  A report suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with an Edge variant only, with a flat sceen version no longer deemed necessary. The Korea Herald claims that the curved... >>

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics on TV, online, mobile and in VR

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The Rio 2016 Olympics are finally upon us and we can look forward to more than two weeks of action across a vast array of sports.The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also be streamed live around the world, with the former starting tonight, 5 August.... >>

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

Rubik’s Cube goes high-tech with all-new Rubik’s Spark

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Like Pokemon Go today, the Rubik's Cube was a massive craze that lasted a fair while back in the 1980s but eventually died down. People still play with the puzzle toy, but its popularity is unlikely to ever reach the heights of its launch. Instead, a... >>

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

What's creepier than Stranger Things? Stranger Things in VR! Watch it here

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Netflix Originals show Stranger Things has been critically revered since its debut in July. The creepy thriller series has become the most talked about thing in the Pocket-lint office and, if Twitter is any indication, pretty much everywhere else too.It's... >>

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

New Quake Champions trailer finally shows incredible gameplay

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Bethesda pulled a great surprise out of the bag at the start of its E3 press conference in June, with the announcement of Quake Champions. But we were only treated to a pre-rendered trailer of the new competitive Quake game that didn't really give much... >>

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be for China it seems, dual-SIM and 6GB of RAM

The best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be for China it seems, dual-SIM and 6GB of RAM

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Ahead of an actual review, we can say that we've been mightily impressed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 so far. It is beautiful to hold, irrespective of its 5.7-inch screen and, from what we've tried out on it so far, it moves like the clappers. However,... >>

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

New Apple TV plans emerge, EPG for digital shows and films

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After Apple was said to have ditched plans for its own television broadcast service at the end of last year, there have been few rumours about its TV expansion plans. And the Apple TV set-top-box is still waiting for something to ignite its potential,... >>

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

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Nucleus now ships its smart intercom in the US and Canada and it comes with Amazon's Alexa Voice Service built in. The intercom, which costs $250, is like a tablet device that you can take around the home or mount to a wall and use to contact friends... >>