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Oculus Rift preview: The VR revolution begins here

Oculus Rift preview: The VR revolution begins here

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It has been almost four years in the making but the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is nearly upon us. It is available for pre-order now and will ship to some of the earliest backers from April. Having first appeared on Kickstarter in August 2012,... >>

Lego Marvel's Avengers review: A Marvel-lous return to form
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Lego Marvel's Avengers review: A Marvel-lous return to form

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Recently, Lego games have strayed into dangerous territory which has seen them come uncomfortably close to becoming victims of their own success. While the world at large is still fully in the grip of a Lego moment, TT Games' relentless Lego-ising of... >>

HTC Vive preview: An experience that’s out of this world

HTC Vive preview: An experience that’s out of this world

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After years of betas, prototypes and demos, virtual reality is here. There are five main ways to enjoy virtual reality - or VR - at the moment. Each device is aimed at different markets, with a variety of different prices to suit different budgets, all... >>

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

The Climb preview: Virtual hands hanging-on with Crytek's Oculus exclusive VR game

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We've experienced plenty of games and demos on Oculus and other virtual reality headsets over the last couple of years, but few have left us in a puddle of sweat quite so capably as Crytek's new game. And we mean that in a good way. The Climb is an Oculus... >>

Land's End review: Glimpsing the future of VR gaming
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Land's End review: Glimpsing the future of VR gaming

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As exclusive games go Land's End takes the crown. To play it you need to have a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge or Note 4 smartphone. You then need to also own a Samsung Gear VR headset. But it's oh so worth it because Land's End is one of the most immersive... >>

Far Cry Primal preview: Prehistoric perfection?

Far Cry Primal preview: Prehistoric perfection?

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It seems that games publishers do listen to criticism, after all. Far Cry is a franchise that needs little introduction: its mix of open-world exploration, hunting and crafting, along with polished, GTA-style action-adventure gameplay has proved extremely... >>

Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter
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Rainbow Six Siege review: Thoroughly infectious strategy shooter

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After a seven-year absence (an eternity in videogame terms), Rainbow Six's return is tragically timely, with the recent Paris terrorist attacks causing publisher Ubisoft (which is a French company) to cancel some of the game's planned marketing support. ... >>

Star Wars Battlefront review: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Star Wars Battlefront review: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

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It's finally here. Star Wars Battlefront is one of gaming's most hyped releases and thankfully looks every part the game to kickstart a month or two of Star Wars frenzy. It is the most spectacular looking Star Wars game we've ever had – indeed, it could... >>

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 review: Futuristic twist on the familiar formula
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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 review: Futuristic twist on the familiar formula

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It's easy to be cynical about Call of Duty: the first-person shooter franchise has become the very epitome of the modern games industry. Its annual arrival in the run-up to Christmas is as proverbially inevitable as death and, in this day and age, far... >>

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

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It's been two years since gaming Valve first announced its assault on the living room with its Steam Machine console concept and we are finally able to get the first wave of devices after a stop-start journey. Alienware is one of the first out of the... >>