Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Nintendo 2DS review

    By 14 October 2013

    Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console is all about. Because this handheld is something of an oddity. Why? The clue's in the number of the...

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    Sony PS4 hands-on pictures and video

    By 17 September 2013

    We'll be 100 per cent honest, this is not a real PS4 you're looking at. It's an empty shell - well, nearly - that is used by magazines and websites to get photos of the console before the real hardware is ready. While that means we can't do much reviewing,...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Xbox 360 (2013) review

    By 14 August 2013

    When Microsoft shed light on the next-generation Xbox One at the E3 gaming trade show earlier this year it simultaneously announced that it was revamping the current-generation Xbox 360 too. Despite 2013 being the launch platform for next-gen, current-gen...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Sony PS3 slim review

    By 15 February 2013

    The PS3 is dead, long live the PS4. Except the PS3 is so far from dead it's almost ridiculous. For one thing, there is a persistent rumour that when the PS4 launches, it will not be backwards compatible with PS3 games. That's not a hardship for most,...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Nintendo Wii U review

    By 30 November 2012

    Console launches don't happen very often. So when Nintendo announced the Wii U - its sixth generation gaming machine - back in 2011 it should have been cause for the usual ruckus of pant-wetting over-excitement. Only in the lead up to launch the Wii U...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Xbox 360 S review

    By 12 July 2010

    The Xbox 360 has been around for some time now, so following the revamp from Sony of its PS3, it's only natural that Microsoft would want to get in on the re-invigorating action for its console, boosting sales and fixing a couple of issues along the...