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FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

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When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football. Thankfully... >>

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

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When Resident Evil 7 was announced during June's E3 it was very much shown as a poster boy for PlayStation VR. We even got to try the demo level using Sony's forthcoming headset during the trade show - much to our underwear's dismay. However, we did have... >>

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

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When we first saw Rare's massively multiplayer pirate game at E3 in June we wondered if its co-operative teamplay mechanics would work for us. We've played many a co-op game before, but were not ones for constant communication throughout. Yet that's what... >>

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

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When we got to play Forza Horizon 3 at E3 in June we were already impressed by its scale and graphical flair, even though it was running on a 28-inch TV. Now, at Gamescom, we've also seen it running on a 55-inch screen via an Xbox One S with HDR support,... >>

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

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Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... >>

No Man's Sky preview: 10 hours in and it's fiercely good fun

No Man's Sky preview: 10 hours in and it's fiercely good fun

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No Man's Sky needs no introduction: it's one of the 2016's most-hyped games, thanks to a scale and ambition which is possibly unmatched in the history of videogames. For this space-age epic boasts a game-world that consists of more than 18 quintillion... >>

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... >>

Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict
4.0 stars

Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict

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It's raining. The British summer has been everything we expect it to be, and at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, you're not supposed to be sitting in your car playing Pokemon Go. But addiction makes you do things you wouldn't normally do and things you certainly... >>

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens review: The best Lego game to date
4.0 stars

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens review: The best Lego game to date

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In recent years, it has become fashionable to adopt an air of cynicism about the Lego games. They have continued to come thick and fast and, consequently, have attracted accusations of saminess. Such cynicism generally evaporates once stuck into their... >>

Lego Dimensions (2016) preview: Harry Potter, Gremlins and more

Lego Dimensions (2016) preview: Harry Potter, Gremlins and more

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Warner had already announced the upcoming wave of franchises for year two of Lego Dimensions ahead of E3, but going hands-on with the minifigures was where the real excitement started. Having pulled out all the franchise-stops in its first year, with... >>