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Nintendo Switch will get Mario game from day one, Skyrim and Splatoon too

Nintendo Switch will get Mario game from day one, Skyrim and Splatoon too

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As part of the Nintendo Switch Preview Trailer, released at the end of October, several games were shown as running on the new machine.Now a report suggests that three of those games will definitely be part of the console's launch. A new Mario game is... >>

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

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Watch Dogs 2 has received great review scores, including our own, and from our own experience gets better and better as you play more. However, it has courted a spot of controversy of late.Not only has its promised seamless online multiplayer functionality... >>

OnePlus 3T launch event: What happened and can you still watch it?

OnePlus 3T launch event: What happened and can you still watch it?

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OnePlus has just introduced a new version of the OnePlus 3: the OnePlus 3T.The company unveiled the device via Facebook Live. Here's everything you need to know about what happened, including how to watch the event after the fact. If you'd like to learn... >>

All 4 takes on Netflix and Amazon with new design and exclusive shows

All 4 takes on Netflix and Amazon with new design and exclusive shows

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Channel 4 has announced changes to its All 4 on demand service, which is moving away from simple catch-up to provide more over-the-top online programming.The key change is visual, with an all-new design being pushed out to all applications. Smart TVs,... >>

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

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During the Apple iPhone 7 launch, Nintendo revealed that it will finally bring Mario to mobile this year. Now we know when: Thursday 15 December. Super Mario Run will be available for iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad, from that date.It was originally... >>

You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development

You could be wearing Apple iGlasses soon, smart specs in development

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Apple is said to be working on its own augmented reality glasses, much like Google's failed Glass device or Microsoft's HoloLens headset.Bloomberg claims that the project is still in the "exploration phase", but plans are that a device would connect to... >>

WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime

WhatsApp gets video calling at last, move over FaceTime

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A feature that many have been requesting for years is soon to be added to WhatsApp: video calling.Engadget reports that the Facebook-owned company will be introducing full video calling to its iOS, Android and Windows apps in the "coming days".You can... >>

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, Robot Wars and football hooliganism, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined consoles coming based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Nintendo's next games console is officially out of the bag and hurtling towards us like a Mario-emblazoned train.Formerly known as the Nintendo NX, the new machine is called Nintendo Switch. And it looks brilliant.A preview trailer revealed the device... >>

NES Classic Mini review: Comes up a little short
4.0 stars

NES Classic Mini review: Comes up a little short

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Nintendo has had its problems of late, especially when it comes to home consoles, but things are looking up.The forthcoming Switch is intriguing, full of potential and could turn the tide for the Japanese gaming giant when it releases in March 2017. The... >>

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

Make your HTC Vive VR headset wireless with this clever gadget

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Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus soon to release its Touch motion controllers for Rift, but full body movement has been a feature of Vive since... >>

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explored

What is Daydream and when is it coming? Google's Android VR platform explored

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has already been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.However, 2016 is already a far bigger... >>

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs Project Scorpio: What’s the difference?

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During this year's E3, Microsoft tantalisingly teased Project Scorpio for 2017, a machine Xbox boss Phil Spencer called "the most powerful games console ever".But as true as that statement might turn out to be, Sony has more recently pulled a fast one... >>

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... >>

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

YouTube VR app for Daydream now available, makes viewing VR videos easier

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YouTube has release a Daydream-only application for those with Google VR headsets to access virtual reality videos more simply.YouTube VR has been designed from the ground up and only works with the Daydream View headset and a compatible phone - so far,... >>

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

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Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels it has rejigged and improved its original offering, first with a slimmer model and a new DualShock... >>

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

John Lewis Christmas adverts over the years: Including amazing 2016 #BusterTheBoxer commercial

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Over the last few years, John Lewis has firmly ensconced itself as the king of the Christmas commercial, not only with extended short movies but with cover versions of songs that make it to the top five of the British music charts.Each year's effort becomes... >>

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

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Previously called PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5, the PS4 Pro (reviewed here) is Sony's first ever mid-generation major console upgrade and it's now available to one and all.You can now get your hands on the 4K gaming powerhouse, so here's everything... >>

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

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The PS4 Pro is finally here and heralds the beginning of 4K HDR console gaming.You can read our in-depth review of the PlayStation 4 Pro here, but if you've already decided to match your 4K HDR TV with the best games machine on the planet you're probably... >>

Sony PS4 Pro review: Why wait for Project Scorpio?
4.5 stars

Sony PS4 Pro review: Why wait for Project Scorpio?

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When Sony announced the PS4 Pro it drew many a gasp of breath. Not because of its faster central and graphics processing, but more for its timing. This was the machine many expected to be pitched against Microsoft's Project Scorpio, a 4K gaming powerhouse... >>

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

Samsung openly apologises to European Note 7 owners, promises to do better

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Samsung Europe has published an open and frank letter of apology to all European owners of the Galaxy Note 7, including those in the UK.President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Europe, YH Eom, says that the company is still investigating every aspect... >>

Xbox One S review: Best console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player out there
4.5 stars

Xbox One S review: Best console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player out there

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It's somewhat strange that, in just three years, what were described as the "next generation" are now considered standard and commonplace, while a new generation of games consoles is already starting to emerge.Next year we will get Microsoft's new jewel... >>

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station
4.0 stars

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station

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When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher-specified... >>

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

Virgin Media to launch 4K TiVo box on 30 November

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Virgin Media has sent out invites for an event on 30 November, which the company says is for "something unmissable" It's highly likely the event will see the official unveiling of the long awaited V6 4K TiVo box.Virgin Media posted a teaser image of... >>

What is PayPal and how does it work?

What is PayPal and how does it work?

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Earlier this year PayPal celebrated its 10th year in the mobile payments business. It's been around longer as an online financial service, but its mobile talents have come on leaps and bounds in the last decade.Some people think paying for things by phone... >>