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Best shooters and action games of E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

Best shooters and action games of E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

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One of the best-served genres in gaming each year is the good, old fashioned shoot-em-up. From first-person to sideways-scrolling shooters to more esoteric blast-a-thons, there's always plenty to choose from, and plenty are launched or shown at E3. Additionally,... >>

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

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We've always loved the Xbox One Elite Controller and its mad, pricey ways, but during its E3 2016 media briefing Microsoft announced a new version that we want so much more. Battle-scarred and sexy, the Xbox Elite Controller - Gears of War 4 Limited Edition... >>

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

E3 2016: All the launches, games and consoles at the show

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Each June, the games industry travels en masse to Los Angeles for E3, the western world's biggest videogames conference, in order to show and see the hottest gaming titles around. The event is now well underway, with all the press conferences done and... >>

Confirmed: The Xbox One S is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and upscales games too

Confirmed: The Xbox One S is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and upscales games too

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Ever since Microsoft announced the Xbox One S, its smaller, more capable console for this year, there has been a lot of confusion over what it will be capable in a home cinema sense. We had mentioned that it would support 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays in our round-up... >>

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

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During its E3 2016 media briefing, Microsoft announced that it will soon be offering customisable Xbox One controllers to its fan base. Xbox One owners will be able to order a unique controller, designed by themselves and coloured in millions of combinations.... >>

FIFA 17 preview: The biggest journey of its gaming life

FIFA 17 preview: The biggest journey of its gaming life

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Every year we wonder what tweaks and changes EA Sports will make to its FIFA game and for the last few, they have been minor. The action on the pitch has steadily improved but, bar women’s football, there have been few additions in terms of gameplay... >>

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

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At the E3 2016 Sony press conference the company has revealed the exact release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. It's also announced that 50 games will be available at launch. The headset will be available in time for the holiday... >>

Xbox One S preview: Thinner, better PS4 beater

Xbox One S preview: Thinner, better PS4 beater

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Although Microsoft launched a console even more powerful for next year, the Xbox One S announcement during its E3 2016 media briefing must still be lauded as one of the more significant moves of the show. The slimmer, trimmer machine puts Microsoft in... >>

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

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As usual, Microsoft hosted its annual media briefing in Los Angeles prior to the start of E3 next week. It is traditionally the first of the big two companies to host its press conference on the Monday before the show opens, requiring the world's games... >>

Xbox Project Scorpio is the most powerful games console ever, coming Christmas 2017

Xbox Project Scorpio is the most powerful games console ever, coming Christmas 2017

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Not content with unveiling the Xbox One S, a slimmer, better Xbox One, Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced Project Scorpio during the Microsoft E3 media briefing. It's the next games machine from Xbox and will be "the most powrerful console ever". Although... >>

Xbox One S is the slimmer, better Xbox and just $299

Xbox One S is the slimmer, better Xbox and just $299

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Microsoft has unveiled the new Xbox One S (aka Xbox One Slim) during its media briefing prior to the E3 2016 show kicking off. It launched the device as the very first thing shown during the briefing to many whoops and cheers, not least because its price... >>

PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference: How to watch it and what to expect for the PS4

PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference: How to watch it and what to expect for the PS4

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E3 2016 is just around the corner, with the main show starting on Tuesday 14 June. However, the press conferences run over the couple of days beforehand and many eyes on what the big two, Sony and Microsoft, have to say before the conference starts proper.... >>

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

Best TV catch-up on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

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You might not know this, but if you have a Freeview Play TV or set-top-box you can catch-up with the last seven days of TV shows just by scrolling back through the electronic programme guide. Shows that aired of BBC, ITV or Channel 4 are available to... >>

PlayStation Neo confirmed and 4K-ready, but PS4.5 won't be at E3 2016

PlayStation Neo confirmed and 4K-ready, but PS4.5 won't be at E3 2016

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Sony has confirmed that it is working on an upgraded PlayStation 4 console, but that rumours of it appearing at this year's E3 are wide of the mark. The PlayStation Neo, as it is codenamed, will be launched by the company in the future, and will have... >>

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

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A few weeks ago we brought you a BBC documentary that detailed the creation of a fully cybernetic arm, designed by Konami and based around the one worn by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. That garnered a lot of attention, because not only... >>

Moto Z leaked early, official pic of Moto X replacement and Moto Mods revealed

Moto Z leaked early, official pic of Moto X replacement and Moto Mods revealed

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Lenovo accidentally revealed the full press image of the Moto Z ahead of its official on-stage unveiling at Lenovo Tech World. In addition, one of the Moto Mods add-on features was also posted on Twitter ahead of the announcement, presumably by mistake.... >>

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

Now you can use an Nvidia Shield TV as a Plex media server

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We've always been fans of the Nvidia Shield Android TV box, with its 4K output and gaming prowess. We've also always loved Plex and the excellent way it catalogues and presents our media files. Now the two are combining in a way that is every Plex fan's... >>

Nike's The Switch Euro 2016 short film is stealing the net, find out why here

Nike's The Switch Euro 2016 short film is stealing the net, find out why here

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Nike has released its Euro 2016 tie-in video and it is a work of brilliance; Spark Brilliance, in fact, As part of its Spark Brilliance campaign, The Switch stars Cristiano Ronaldo and several other footballers, including much of the England team, in... >>

Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

Now TV 4K box and "more" to be announced on 29 June

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Sky has sent out press invites to an event on 29 June where the new Now TV box will be unveiled. However, the new set-top-box, already revealed to be 4K-ready, will not be the only announcement. The invite states that there will be "so much more than... >>

LeapFrog LeapStart preview: Embracing tech and phyiscal books for kids

LeapFrog LeapStart preview: Embracing tech and phyiscal books for kids

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Anyone who has kids and owns a tablet will understand how alluring a touchscreen device is for little'uns, even as young as four. However, while many adults might be streamlining their lives to be more digital, there's still an element of magic in a normal,... >>

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

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A pilot scheme has been launched by both Twitter and Transport for London to notify travellers about severe delays to train and Tube services. Customers can opt in to receive instant notifications when there are delays to services. That way they can find... >>

Move over Tesco, Amazon starts to deliver groceries daily in UK

Move over Tesco, Amazon starts to deliver groceries daily in UK

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Amazon has launched Amazon Fresh, its online groceries shopping service, in London. Fresh food and supplies can be ordered in 69 central and east London postcodes, with Amazon Prime members able to get their weekly shop from the retailer. There are over... >>

Watch Dogs 2 preview: Best-looking open world game ever?

Watch Dogs 2 preview: Best-looking open world game ever?

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We’ll come right out and say it, we loved Watch Dogs. It was flawed for sure, and the two years of hype before release only served to raise expectation far higher than any game could achieve, but it was an open world game that offered something different.... >>

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

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Electronic Arts has released a teaser trailer for the next FIFA game and the biggest revelation so far is that the graphics have been completely overhauled. That's because FIFA 17 has been rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite graphics engine,... >>

Samsung working on bendy phones, one will fold like a compact

Samsung working on bendy phones, one will fold like a compact

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Samsung is said to be working on bendable phones, with form factors currently not available on the market. It has previous released a curved handset before, the Samsung Galaxy Round, which had a concave screen, while the Galaxy S7 edge has a wrap around... >>