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Acer Predator tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)
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Acer Predator tablet: On the prowl for Nvidia Shield's gaming territory (hands-on)

By 23 April 2015

At Acer's annual global press conference, company CEO, Jason Chen, made it known to the audience that Acer will be the last company standing in the PC business. But beyond that commitment it's also forging forward in the gaming sector, announcing new... >>

F1 2015 preview: Speed meets sumptuous graphics in Formula One's first new-gen season
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F1 2015 preview: Speed meets sumptuous graphics in Formula One's first new-gen season

By 16 April 2015

Reassuringly, the 2015 Formula One season has kicked off pretty much how we expected it to: engine-blows have been two-a-penny, Mercedes' dominance still looks more or less total, Hamilton and Rosberg are already engaging in mind-games and so on. But... >>

Bloodborne review: Hard as nails
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

Bloodborne review: Hard as nails

By 27 March 2015

Among that esoteric breed of people who class themselves as committed gamers, no developer currently inspires greater reverence than the Japanese company From Software. It's famed for its no-compromise approach, and anyone who has played the action-RPGs... >>

Splatoon in-depth preview: By jove Nintendo, you've only gone and done it again
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Splatoon in-depth preview: By jove Nintendo, you've only gone and done it again

By 23 March 2015

No sooner had Nintendo announced both a new console and plans to extend its own gaming franchises to mobile devices than everybody was queuing to write off the Wii U again. However, recent hardware sales figures and critical acclaim for the titles that... >>

Mad Catz Lynx 9 mobile gaming controller is as cool (and complex) as the Batcycle (hands-on)
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Mad Catz Lynx 9 mobile gaming controller is as cool (and complex) as the Batcycle (hands-on)

By 20 March 2015

At first glance you might think you're looking at a maquette of the Batcycle. Or, based on another picture, maybe the Batarang. But, no, this is the Mad Catz Lynx 9, a mobile gaming controller that can cater for phones, phablets, tablets and pretty much... >>

Mario Party 10 review: For the kids, but not party of the year
Gaming 3.5 out of 5

Mario Party 10 review: For the kids, but not party of the year

By 20 March 2015

Nintendo indisputably makes some of the world's favourite games franchises, but Mario Party has never really caught the public imagination in the manner of, say, the Mario or Zelda games. Is Mario Party 10 the title to do it? Admittedly, the Mario Party... >>

Resident Evil Revelations 2 review: All episodes complete, finally Resi's anticipated return to form?
Gaming 4 out of 5

Resident Evil Revelations 2 review: All episodes complete, finally Resi's anticipated return to form?

By 20 March 2015

Embracing the 21st century is perhaps the last attribute one would associate with the revered Resident Evil franchise, whose most recent instalments have looked distinctly antediluvian. Yet Revelations 2 – the second iteration of a non-core franchise... >>

Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth
Gaming 4 out of 5

Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth

By 20 March 2015

Battlefield: Hardline means franchise-reboot business for Electronic Arts' multiplayer first-person shooter. But a rethink was needed after 2013's Battlefield 4: which, although it had moments of brilliant fun with destructible building mechanics and... >>

Dying Light review: Breathing new life into zombie games
Gaming 4 out of 5

Dying Light review: Breathing new life into zombie games

By 27 February 2015

Given how regularly zombie gaming outbreaks occur on games consoles, there's been an almost surprising lack of the undead on new-gen consoles. Well, for at least a few months. But  Dying Light is here to wave its flag. Although it may not offer anything... >>

State of Decay Xbox One remaster could be the only zombie game you will ever need
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State of Decay Xbox One remaster could be the only zombie game you will ever need

By 20 February 2015

You can't move in a videogames shop these days without bumping into a zombie or twenty. Zombies are by far the biggest trend in gaming right now and there are plenty of games out there or on the horizon that feature hoards of the undead. And survival.... >>