Archive for Rik Henderson

Huge Samsung Galaxy A8 specs leak shows the company's thinnest phone yet, coming soon

Huge Samsung Galaxy A8 specs leak shows the company's thinnest phone yet, coming soon

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Although the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones are beautiful and undoubtedly the company's finest phones yet, at 6.8 and 7mm respectively they aren't its thinnest. The Galaxy A7 holds that crown with a waistline of 6.3mm. And that is about to... >>

Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear sacking made Forza 6 a better game, says Dan Greenawalt

Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear sacking made Forza 6 a better game, says Dan Greenawalt

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Although BBC TV show Top Gear will still be a significant part of Forza Motorsport 6 when it is released on 15 September it will not feature new presenter Chris Evans. Nor will it feature the dulcet tones of disgraced ex-presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who... >>

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

Project Morpheus vs Oculus Rift: Which VR experience won E3 2015?

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Although E3 2015 played host to some amazing games this year two things stole the show in our eyes, and both were virtual reality headsets that will be available to the public some time in the first half of 2016. Oculus finally revealed its consumer... >>

Skylanders Superchargers gets Nintendo stars as new figures... and they double as Amiibos

Skylanders Superchargers gets Nintendo stars as new figures... and they double as Amiibos

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One of the most pleasant surprises of E3 2015 was provided by Activision and developer Vicarious Visions who revealed that not only does this year’s Skylanders game get vehicles for the first time, two massive Nintendo licensed characters will also... >>

Best sports and driving games of E3 2015: FIFA 16, Forza 6, Mario Tennis and more

Best sports and driving games of E3 2015: FIFA 16, Forza 6, Mario Tennis and more

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The latest genre (or genres, technically) to get our focus for an E3 2015 round-up feature is sports and driving games, which we have lumped together because most driving games are essentially motorsport titles and therefore seem a good fit. We've seen... >>

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

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One of the best received demonstrations during Microsoft’s E3 press conference involved a device we tried out for the first time at the Build developers conference last month: HoloLens. The company showed how it could be used to add an all-new element... >>

Best shooters of E3 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, COD: Black Ops 3, Gears 4 and more

Best shooters of E3 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, COD: Black Ops 3, Gears 4 and more

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If it's quality games you're after you are in for a treat. This year's E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking triple-A titles that offer conclusive proof that the industry has got the hang of this new generation of console malarkey.... >>

Super Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

Super Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

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One of the more quirky Wii U titles trailed during the E3 special edition of Nintendo Direct was Super Mario Maker. Not just a game, it allows you to build and then play your own Mario Bros levels and, presumably, then share them with a community of other... >>

Xbox One Elite Controller hands-on: Play like the professionals

Xbox One Elite Controller hands-on: Play like the professionals

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Although there was a lot of talk about a new Xbox One controller in the build up to E3, that was just a remodelled standard version with a new 3.5mm headphone port. We certainly didn't expect Microsoft to pull something else out of the bag - and something... >>

Razer Mamba (2015) hands-on: The best gaming mouse on the planet

Razer Mamba (2015) hands-on: The best gaming mouse on the planet

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As games have become more sophisticated and graphical resolution has increased dramatically, so too has the need for ever more sensitive gaming gear. For PC gamers, an accurate and sensitive mouse is a must. For pro-gamers it is their lifeblood. And one... >>

EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more

EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more

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Electronic Arts' press event prior to E3 2015 started with an amazing game reveal in Mass Effect 4 - titled Mass Effect Andromeda - and ended with what could well end up being the true star of this year's show, Star Wars Battlefront. However, there were... >>

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Play Sets explored, including the original trilogy (gallery)

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Play Sets explored, including the original trilogy (gallery)

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We must admit that although we liked the last two Disney Infinity games, especially 2.0 with the Marvel tie-in, we strongly believe the third in the series will be the best. And that's not just because of the Star Wars licence. Disney Infinity 3.0 will... >>

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

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Although Oculus is expected to be one of the stars of next week's E3 videogames show in Los Angeles it will actually be publicly unveiling its consumer model today, Thursday, 11 June. And for those not invited to the special event in San Francisco it... >>

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

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Oculus first burst onto the scene on 1 August 2012 when it started a Kickstarter funding round for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and it could not have imagined what would happen in the following years. It raised a mind-boggling $2.437 million... >>

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

Which is the best movie streaming service in the UK? Netflix vs Amazon Prime vs Now TV and more

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Over the last few years, movie and TV show streaming services have become increasingly important to the way that we want to consume our content in the UK. As well as the big and obvious free platforms from the country's major broadcasters, such as BBC... >>

Netflix pushes stealthy price hike

Netflix pushes stealthy price hike

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Netflix has put up its prices in the UK, as detailed in an email sent to subscribers, including Pocket-lint. New subscribers will have to pay £7.49 a month for a subscription that allows users to watch HD content on the service on two screens at once... >>

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

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Sony has upped its compact system camera game, announcing its first mirrorless model that comes with a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame sensor. The Sony a7R II has a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and is capable of shooting 4K video. Its... >>

These are the PS4 and Xbox One steering wheels everyone's talking about: Logitech G29 and G920

These are the PS4 and Xbox One steering wheels everyone's talking about: Logitech G29 and G920

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There has been plenty of chatter online since details of a new Logitech steering wheel accessory leaked over the last few days and now the company has confirmed its existence. Not only that, but there's a second wheel too. The Logitch G920 Driving Force... >>

Want to play PS3 games on a Samsung TV without a console? Well now you can

Want to play PS3 games on a Samsung TV without a console? Well now you can

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PlayStation Now has finally come to Samsung TVs as previously promised, giving owners the chance to play PS3 games old and new directly through their televisions without needing a separate games console or set-top-box. Unfortunately, this is only available... >>

Watch out FIFA, PES 2016 is coming for you and doesn't need a warrant

Watch out FIFA, PES 2016 is coming for you and doesn't need a warrant

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A teaser video of the latest Pro Evolution Soccer has arrived ahead of a full unveiling on 12 June and if the graphics shown are anything to go by it could give FIFA 16 a bigger run for its money than the franchise has done for quite some time. PES 2016... >>

Apple to introduce own version of Street View to Maps, sends out a fleet of camera cars

Apple to introduce own version of Street View to Maps, sends out a fleet of camera cars

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Apple is considerably behind Google when it comes to map data and features, after all the search engine giant has been developing Google Maps for far longer. However, there is one feature that Apple would like to implement as soon as possible and it is... >>

Motorola Moto X (2015) leaked again, this time in the nude

Motorola Moto X (2015) leaked again, this time in the nude

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There has been plenty of gossip and speculation around a new version of the Moto X, which is tipped for release this year, but a new photo actually throws previous rumours and leaks into doubt. HellomotoHK has posted pictures of the shell of the phone... >>

Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though

Forget 4K this YouTube video is 8K: Bet you can't run it though

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A video able to run in 8K has appeared on YouTube. It is also labelled as such and has a 4320p resolution (7680 x 4320). Of course, considering you need a beefy computer and display to get 4K video to work it's highly unlikely you'll get 8K video to run... >>

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

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Press images of what could turn out to be the replacement for the BlackBerry Passport leaked little over a month ago but there are far better shots of the device now. And they've been accompanied by a raft of leaked specifications too. The hands-on shots... >>

If you think the 1TB Xbox One is cool take a look at this fantastic MGSV PS4

If you think the 1TB Xbox One is cool take a look at this fantastic MGSV PS4

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Although Microsoft has released details of its new Xbox One, with a 1TB hard drive, prior to the E3 videogames show to be held next week, Sony's rumoured PS4 refresh is still only a rumour at present. However, there is one new PlayStation 4 that has been... >>