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Sony PlayStation 5 specs, release date, news and rumours: Everything you need to know about PS5
Sony PlayStation 5 specs, release date, news and rumours: Everything you need to know about PS5 By Rik Henderson

If you're after all the Sony PlayStation 5 specs rumours, news and information about a potential PS5 release date, you've come to the right place. Although Sony launched a 4K HDR-enabled console at the end of 2016, in the shape of the PlayStation 4 Pro,... Read more

Watch: Battlefield V reveal trailer lands with launch date, preorder info
Watch: Battlefield V reveal trailer lands with launch date, preorder info By Maggie Tillman

The follow-up to Battlefield 1 has been officially announced.EA added Battlefield 1 to its shooter franchise two years ago, and now, it's announcing a release date and pre-order information for the next installment, called Battlefield V. (Confusing naming... Read more

Ubisoft globally rolls out Sam, an AI-powered gaming assistant
Ubisoft globally rolls out Sam, an AI-powered gaming assistant By Maggie Tillman

Artificial intelligence is all the rage, and as a result, several companies have begun leveraging the technology to develop their own assistants.A few years ago, we only had Siri to choose from, then came Cortana and Alexa and Google Assistant. Now, even... Read more

You can buy a cheaper Nintendo Switch without a dock... in Japan
You can buy a cheaper Nintendo Switch without a dock... in Japan By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has released a new version of the Nintendo Switch console that is cheaper than the existing model.That's because the Nintendo Switch 2nd Set comes without a dock, meaning you will need to supply your own USB-C charging facility and/or TV connection... Read more

Sony says PlayStation 4 is nearing end of life
Sony says PlayStation 4 is nearing end of life By Max Langridge

Sony PlayStation CEO John Kodera says the PS4, which has sold close to 80 million units, is nearing the end of its life cycle five years after it launched. Kodera made the comment at Sony Corporate's recent strategy meeting, which lets investors know... Read more

PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master
PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master By Chris Hall

Everyone is talking about battle royale games at the moment and there are two which are really hitting the headlines: Drake's favourite Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battleground. Both recently came to mobile, offering their brand of battle... Read more

Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July
Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July By Elyse Betters

No Man's Sky, the planetary exploration game that launched in 2016, is getting a massive update.The game's next update, called Next, will bring a much-requested feature: online multiplayer. Developer Hello Games described it as the biggest update to the... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

We now know so much more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.The latest in the long-running first-person shooter franchise will be available this fall and thanks to an all-encompassing Community Reveal Event in May, we know what game modes to expect.The only... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here By Rik Henderson

This year's Call of Duty is Black Ops 4 (or Black Ops IIII, if you want to be accurate and equally ignore the current rules of Roman numerals).It is being developed by Treyarch - with a little help from Raven - and exhibits a return to a more tangible,... Read more

Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility
Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility By Max Langridge

Following an image leak a couple of days ago showing an Xbox controller with a new and unusual design, Microsoft has formally announced at E3 that it is the Xbox Adaptive Controller and has been designed for gamers with limited mobility. Xbox Two specs,... Read more

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games
Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games By Rik Henderson

It seems that Sony's critically acclaimed but ultimately struggling handheld, the PS Vita, is soon to be an ex-console.While the company will continue to support it, of sorts, it is withdrawing from production of physical copies of Vita games.It plans... Read more

PUBG Mobile version 5: New map, new weapons and a whole lot more
PUBG Mobile version 5: New map, new weapons and a whole lot more By Chris Hall

If you were getting a little bored playing the same map on PUBG Mobile, then salvation comes in the form of version 0.5.0, with a new Miramar desert map. The new map in the desert doesn't have a foliage cover that Erangel offers, so it's going to play... Read more

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June
Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June By Rik Henderson

After selling out in next to no time after its launch in 2016, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles became much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production,... Read more

New Xbox One controller to be launched at E3 2018, leaked picture reveals
New Xbox One controller to be launched at E3 2018, leaked picture reveals By Rik Henderson

Although Sony has confirmed that it will not be unveiling any new hardware at E3 2018, PS5 or otherwise, Microsoft has at least one device up its sleeve.A leaked image has appeared online (posted by Twitter user @h0x0d) that shows a new, rather different... Read more

PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: How to watch the showcase online and what to expect
PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: How to watch the showcase online and what to expect By Rik Henderson

E3 2018 will soon be upon us and that means PlayStation will host its annual massive game reveal event on the eve of the show itself.You will get to see some amazing gameplay footage of some of the biggest titles coming out for PS4 and PS4 Pro this year... Read more

E3 2018: The games, consoles, press conferences and announcements to expect
E3 2018: The games, consoles, press conferences and announcements to expect By Rik Henderson

Summer is always great for games fans. That's because the world's biggest gaming show, E3 2018, opens its doors to the press, trade and public on 12 June.As usual, there will be several key announcements on days building up to the show itself, from the... Read more

The best Pokemon Go tips and tricks
The best Pokemon Go tips and tricks By Chris Hall

The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit Poke Stops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way.But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... Read more

Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode
Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a new accessory for Nintendo Switch that enables you to charge your console while playing it in tabletop mode.The conventional Switch Dock is all well and good when you are playing on a TV, but when you are playing off the Switch... Read more

Play your full PC games on iOS and Android devices, including PUBG, via new Steam Link app
Play your full PC games on iOS and Android devices, including PUBG, via new Steam Link app By Rik Henderson

Valve is soon to offer the ability to stream your PC games at home to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device, all through a new Steam Link application. Even the Apple TV will be supported.It will work much like the Steam Link box now, which currently... Read more

What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming?
What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming? By Rik Henderson

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, Nintendo has been promising an online subscription service.And although its full launch was delayed several times, Nintendo Switch Online will be with us soon enough.We now know pricing and exactly what your... Read more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more
How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more By Rik Henderson

One of the big selling points for the Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X is that, as well as more than 1,000 dedicated games, you can also play an ever-increasing library of Xbox 360 titles. Great for those with a large collection of older games and those... Read more

Star Wars app deals: Get these Android and iOS games for May the 4th on the cheap
Star Wars app deals: Get these Android and iOS games for May the 4th on the cheap By Rik Henderson

Disney is offering some major discounts across its Star Wars apps and games on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android, all as part of the May the 4th celebrations.If you are an iPhone, iPad or Android device owner you are in for a treat. Many in-app... Read more

Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Xbox One 2
Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Xbox One 2 By Rik Henderson

We might have only recently seen the launch of Xbox One X and it is far from fulfilling its potential yet, but there are already rumours of its replacement flying around.Xbox Two, as some are calling it, is likely a long way off. Here though is a stack... Read more

What is Xbox Game Pass? How it works, price and all the games you can play
What is Xbox Game Pass? How it works, price and all the games you can play By Rik Henderson

As well as Xbox Live Gold, which is mandatory for online gaming, Microsoft offers a separate monthly subscription service for gamers: Xbox Game Pass.It gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And, unlike PlayStation... Read more

Hyperkin Duke controller is the Xbox One accessory everyone should own
Hyperkin Duke controller is the Xbox One accessory everyone should own By Rik Henderson

We were thrilled when Microsoft announced that it was bringing original Xbox games to its Xbox One backward compatibility list. And we've thoroughly enjoyed playing old school titles, such as Crimson Skies and Ninja Gaiden Black ever since.However, it... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details
Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details By Rik Henderson

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most widely anticipated games of 2018.Coming more than eight years after the much-loved previous outing, it's certainly about time Rockstar released a sequel.Here then is everything you need to know about Red Dead Redemption... Read more

Far Cry: How a franchise matured to greatness
Far Cry: How a franchise matured to greatness By Steve Boxer

Gamers can have mixed feelings about franchises – once they become an annual event, they often lose much of their appeal, as the effects of rushed development become obvious, or they begin to become indistinguishable from last year’s iteration. But... Read more

How to get started with Pokemon Go
How to get started with Pokemon Go By Elyse Betters

Pokemon has officially left the 90s behind. Nintendo teamed up with Niantic Labs to revitalise the title, and that includes creating an app that is very much mobile and equipped with fancy tech like GPS and augmented reality, all of which enables you... Read more

Atari VCS: Price, specs, release date and more on the all-new Ataribox console
Atari VCS: Price, specs, release date and more on the all-new Ataribox console By Rik Henderson

Atari will soon release a brand new console - its first for many years.Formerly called Ataribox during a funding stage, it is now called the Atari VCS - a throwback to the original name of the Atari 2600 in the 70s.Atari has also confirmed that it will... Read more

FIFA 18 World Cup mode will be a free download in May
FIFA 18 World Cup mode will be a free download in May By Rik Henderson

EA has announced that you will be able to play the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament inside FIFA 18 for free.An update will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch from 29 May, which will add a huge swathe of World Cup in-game goodies and... Read more

Kinguin: deeply into games
Kinguin: deeply into games By Pocket-lint Promotion

Kinguin might not be right up there with the household names of the videogames industry. But the retail site is certainly making its mark, and an increasing proportion of the gaming population is beginning to take notice of it. Millions of gamers, to... Read more

Dragalia Lost: Nintendo’s next mobile game is an original RPG
Dragalia Lost: Nintendo’s next mobile game is an original RPG By Elyse Betters

Nintendo’s next mobile app, Dragalia Lost, is a role-playing game.Developed with Cygames, the game will launch this summer in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Keep in mind Nintendo's partner has worked on other Japanese mobile apps, like Granblue... Read more

Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know including how the cardboard Toy-Cons work
Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know including how the cardboard Toy-Cons work By Elyse Betters

Nintendo's crazy, cool and fun cardboard accessories for the Nintendo Switch are now available. You can buy Nintendo Labo in the UK and US now.The Nintendo Switch is a games console designed to work both at home and when out and about. The main unit... Read more

Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details
Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details By Rik Henderson

Square Enix has lifted the lid on the third of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy.Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming this September and will star Camilla Luddington as both the voice and capture actress behind Lara Croft.We will undoubtedly see a lot more,... Read more

Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: How to watch it and what to expect for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: How to watch it and what to expect for Nintendo Switch By Rik Henderson

As is now traditional, Nintendo will not hold a press conference at E3 2018. It will, however, broadcast a video presentation on the first day of the show, focusing on the Nintendo Switch games coming up for the rest of 2018.Here then are the details... Read more

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is now available - here's everything you need to know
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is now available - here's everything you need to know By Chris Hall

The first game from Warner Bros' new Harry Potter label - Portkey Games - is now available to download for Android and iOS. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a role play game where you get your invitation letter to Hogwarts and have to create your character... Read more

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon
Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon By Chris Hall

Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokemon characters. Not only is it ridiculously cute, but it doesn't have a defined evolution path - and some of the Eevee evolutions have been the best Pokemon to take into battle - like Vaporeon. Right from the... Read more

Yes, you can buy Nintendo Labo Toy-Con replacement parts
Yes, you can buy Nintendo Labo Toy-Con replacement parts By Elyse Betters

Nintendo is allowing you to buy replacement parts for Nintendo Labo.The company just released Nintendo Labo, its crazy cardboard accessory lineup for the Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo Labo transforms the Switch's display and controllers into other... Read more

PUBG Mobile Arcade mode: Here's everything you need to know about the PUBG update
PUBG Mobile Arcade mode: Here's everything you need to know about the PUBG update By Chris Hall

PUBG Mobile has updated on Android (with iOS still to come), making a range of tweaks and changes, from onscreen graphics to optimisations, and the addition of a dusk mode. Oh, there's also now in-game purchases, but we're going to ignore those.The biggest... Read more

PUBG now free to play on Xbox One, see the fuss about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for yourself
PUBG now free to play on Xbox One, see the fuss about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for yourself By Rik Henderson

Xbox Live Gold members can now play PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds for free. It is available to download and play for nothing until Monday.It became free at 12.01am PDT (8.01am BST) this morning, Thursday 19 April, and will continue to be so until 11.59pm... Read more

What is PUBG Mobile and why is everyone talking about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds?
What is PUBG Mobile and why is everyone talking about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? By Chris Hall

The world online has exploded into battle royale madness, with the launch of a couple of huge games. One is Fortnite and the other is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG to its friends. We've talked about Fortnite separately: that game is similar... Read more

Call of Duty Alexa skill uses AI to offer personalised training
Call of Duty Alexa skill uses AI to offer personalised training By Elyse Betters

Alexa has a new skill that's just for COD players.You can now ask Amazon's voice assistant how well you played in your last Call of Duty: WWII match. Activision has launched a new skill for the franchise. Available in beta, it uniquely uses artificial... Read more

Sega takes on SNES Classic Mini with own MegaDrive Mini this year
Sega takes on SNES Classic Mini with own MegaDrive Mini this year By Rik Henderson

The 16-bit wars are back on, 30 years after they first started. Sega has announced its own miniature retro games console, presumably in response to the huge success of Nintendo's SNES Classic Mini.The Sega MegaDrive Mini (also to be known at Sega Genesis... Read more

8 things you need to know before playing Fortnite
8 things you need to know before playing Fortnite By Andy Robertson

Fortnite Battle Royale is the game of the moment. The bedrooms and living rooms of homes up and down the country are resonating with the sound of automatic weapon fire, the clanks and thwops of crafting and teenage exclamations at suddenly dying.While... Read more

Pokemon Go updates with Legendary Pokemon Mew, Latios and Latias
Pokemon Go updates with Legendary Pokemon Mew, Latios and Latias By Adrian Willings

A recent update to Pokemon Go included the addition of new research mechanics with daily tasks and a story mission being added to the location-based AR game.This update allows players to complete various tasks with the aim of unlocking various in-game... Read more

Pokemon Go rewarding players for litter picking on Earth Day
Pokemon Go rewarding players for litter picking on Earth Day By Adrian Willings

22 April is Earth Day - an annual event to celebrate and demonstrate support for the planet through environmental protection. Earth Day has been running since 1970 and this year Pokemon Go players are being encouraged to get involved. Niantic, in collaboration... Read more

What parents need to know about Fortnite
What parents need to know about Fortnite By Andy Robertson

If you’ve not heard of Fortnite you likely don’t have children of-a-certain-age.It’s the latest super popular shooting game for kids that is drawing fire from mainstream media for being violent, addictive and rage inducing in children.Fortnite has... Read more

Oregon Trail is a handheld now so you can chuck it when dysentery gets you
Oregon Trail is a handheld now so you can chuck it when dysentery gets you By Elyse Betters

Do you remember Oregon Trail?If not, then you're way too young. Please go away. As for the rest of you: guess what? Target in the US has quietly been selling an exclusive Oregon Trail handheld game for just $25. We know you can play the Oregon Trail... Read more

What is Dragon Ball Legends and why could it be the best mobile PVP game ever?
What is Dragon Ball Legends and why could it be the best mobile PVP game ever? By Rik Henderson

Namco Bandai announced its latest and potentially greatest mobile game during the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.Dragon Ball Legends will be coming later this year for iOS and Android. It will be a rare player versus player mobile game in... Read more

What is Fortnite Battle Royale? How does it work and what devices can you play it on?
What is Fortnite Battle Royale? How does it work and what devices can you play it on? By Adrian Willings

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last few months you might have heard rumblings on social media about Fortnite. A game that's quickly gaining incredible popularity for various reasons not least of which is that it's free to play and available... Read more