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Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans
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Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans

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There is a reason why there are two distinct types of driving games: there are also two distinct types of driving gamers. Some want an arcade-style experience which gives a sense of the thrill of driving fast, without worrying about whether it actually... >>

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

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Nintendo is about to address two of the biggest complaints levelled at Super Mario Run, that it has too few levels and costs too much to unlock the full game.It is releasing a huge update to the game, which will be available from Friday 29 September.... >>

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not

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The decades-long battle for supremacy in the football games market can be seen as a microcosm of the modern games industry itself. In one corner, you have EA Sports' FIFA franchise – the archetypal corporate behemoth, with its expensively acquired official... >>

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

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For a considerable while now, you have been able to play Xbox 360 games on an Xbox One or Xbox One S (reviewed here). Not all of your old library of games are playable, but there are several hundred titles now available. And Xbox is adding to this list... >>

Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox One X: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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Announced during E3 2016, as Project Scorpio, the console now know as Xbox One X is, in Microsoft's own words, the "most powerful console yet". See it on Amazon US See it on Amazon UK See it on GAME UK See it on Tesco Direct See it on John Lewis... >>

Xbox One X preview: Move over PS4 Pro, a bigger kid is coming to town

Xbox One X preview: Move over PS4 Pro, a bigger kid is coming to town

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Xbox officially unveiled the Xbox One X during E3 2017 in June. But at the time we could only play games on development kits. The internal hardware was nigh-on identical but we didn't, technically, go hands-on with a fully working console.We did, however,... >>

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

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Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a follow-up augmented reality mobile game and is planning to incorporate audio cues. That means you won't always have to have your phone extended in front of you constantly as you play.Niantic's chief technical... >>

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master
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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master

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There's something rather special about being able to form a team of Iron Man and Rocket Raccoon and face off against some of Capcom's biggest and baddest characters. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite makes that possible in the most bombastic of ways.Infinite... >>

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

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Hackers have found a full game lurking in the code of the Nintendo Switch.Flog - an emulated version of NES classic Golf (hence the backwards name) - has been found in am area of the Switch's system software dedicated, they think, to emulation. It suggests... >>

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

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Limited edition and custom controllers have been hugely successful for all the current games consoles, with multiple colours and designs available from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo alike.However, only one of those also allows you to design your own,... >>

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

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Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch bundle coming in time for Christmas, and it features our favourite moustachioed plumber. What's more, you'll also be able to see him in the nuddy - well, almost - in his new adventure, Super Mario Odyssey.During... >>

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

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Since the days of Pong the graphics in video games have only got better and better as the years progress. Now with 4K screens becoming the norm, games developers are constantly pushing to improve the graphics in their games and deliver a breath-taking... >>

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

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After selling out prior to Christmas last year, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles were much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production, in favour of this... >>

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle created a stir when it was unveiled at the E3 Show in June. After all, any original Mario-related game is bound to be big news.Back then it sounded like a rather strange proposition though. Developed by Ubisoft, and a cross-pollination... >>

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

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If you love Xbox and Minecraft, then you'll want to check these out.Microsoft recently announced a Minecraft limited-edition bundle of the Xbox One S, which includes a 1TB console and a vertical stand, as well as an Creeper Xbox One wireless controller,... >>

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect

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Zeiss has announced a mobile headset and VR system that works with PC-based SteamVR games, yet costs much less than a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.The Zeiss system even works with an existing mobile VR headset, such as a Samsung Gear VR - all you need are... >>

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

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What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?With the latest Walking Dead game, you won't have to imagine anymore. It's a location-based augmented reality app that immerses you into the action of the hit AMC TV show. Similar to Pokemon Go, which also uses... >>

F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever
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F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever

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Because we all fancy ourselves as the next Lewis Hamilton, Formula One videogames have long been an annual staple. But in the past, creating them has been problematic – Microprose, Electronic Arts and Sony, at various times, held the official F1 games... >>

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Jurassic World Evolution, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Jurassic World Evolution, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

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This week, the games industry has been meeting en masse in Cologne for Europe's biggest videogames show, Gamescom.And that means there are plenty of new games trailers released online that you won't have seen before.All of the biggest games for... >>

Agents of Mayhem review: Saints Row's spiritual successor is every bit the guilty pleasure
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Agents of Mayhem review: Saints Row's spiritual successor is every bit the guilty pleasure

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In an era when everything gets picked over, trolled from every direction, analysed to death and over-thought, a game such as Agents of Mayhem - which merely aims to provide a dollop of good, old-fashioned fun - harks back to a refreshingly bygone age.If... >>

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

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Sony made a new, silver version of the PlayStation 4. It's completely the same on the inside, compared to the standard PS4; it just has Gran Turismo Sport-themed design. More specifically, according to Sony, it has an "exclusive Gran Turismo Sport silver... >>

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

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On the Sunday prior to Gamescom 2017, Microsoft pulled a couple of console announcements out of the bag.There is an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition for die-hard fans to pre-order for day one. And a special version of the 1TB Xbox One S was unveiled... >>

Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition harks back to original codename, pre-order yours now

Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition harks back to original codename, pre-order yours now

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Microsoft has unveiled a limited edition version of the Xbox One X, called the Project Scorpio Edition, at Gamescom 2017. Xbox One X pre-order deals now available: How and where to pre-order In a nod to the console's original codename, the Project Scorpio... >>

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

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While the Xbox One X and the One X Project Scorpio Edition may have stolen most of the headlines from Xbox's Gamescom press conference, Microsoft has also shown some love to the Xbox One S, and Minecraft fans will be particularly pleased Xbox One X pre-order... >>

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

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Sony has announced the new features system software 5.0 to PlayStation 4, with better family management and 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming being highlights.The features listed are part of the beta test version of the software, which selected testers are... >>

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

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Footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the central character of a new iOS game, Zlatan Legends, and we got the chance to talk with him on camera to find out more.Set in space and focused on a new, futuristic sport, Zlatan Legends is free-to-play and... >>

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet

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Not only was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End a superb and fitting end to the adventures of Nathan Drake, it seemed to be an end to the series full stop.The game engine had evolved to near perfection over the years and how could Naughty Dog top it? Best... >>

PS4 owners get to play COD: WW2 first, private beta starts 25 August

PS4 owners get to play COD: WW2 first, private beta starts 25 August

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Call of Duty: WWII will be released on Friday 3 November but PlayStation 4 owners get a chance to play some of the multiplayer maps and modes from 25 to 28 August.That's because a PS4 exclusive private beta will be available on those dates. A second... >>

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

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You will soon be able to battle and catch Mewtwo, as well as other powerful pokemon, thanks to a new feature coming to Pokemon Go.Over the weekend, in Yokohama, Japan, thousands of Pokemon Go players worked together to catch pokemon in a baseball stadium.... >>

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12, ahead of huge price hike

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12, ahead of huge price hike

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Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service will be going up in price on 31 August. From that date, the service required for online play will cost you more.However, to soften the blow, Sony is offering 15 months of membership for the current price... >>

Amazing GTA 5 mod is turning Los Santos into London

Amazing GTA 5 mod is turning Los Santos into London

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Remarkably, the popularity of Grand Theft Auto V hasn't waned since its console debut four years ago, even topping the games sales charts again recently, and that's partly thanks to a vibrant community of modders.Thanks to the PC version's ability to... >>

Xbox One Fall 2017 update rolling out, here's what it adds

Xbox One Fall 2017 update rolling out, here's what it adds

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Microsoft has started to roll out an Xbox One update that adds a raft of new features, including the ability to completely customise your home screen.Alpha Insider members are getting it first, then it will be rolled out to other Insiders before being... >>

Nintendo 2DS XL review: A fitting finale to over a decade of fun
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Nintendo 2DS XL review: A fitting finale to over a decade of fun

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There’s no doubt that the future of Nintendo looks rosy or, at least, rosier than it did a couple of years ago.The Switch has proven a tremendous success, the decision to recreate former console glories in miniature form has also gone down rather well,... >>

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

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2K Games has announced one of the best limited edition games packs we've ever seen. WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition has an abundance of extra, downloadable bonuses and genuine John Cena-signed goodies.It's available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk for... >>

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

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EA and Maxis have announced that The Sims 4 will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The previously PC/Mac-only game, which first launched in 2014, will become available for owners of those systems on 17 November. You'll be able to create Sims,... >>

Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

Can 80 game Sega Mega Drive Mini be as popular as the SNES Classic Mini?

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It's fair to say that Nintendo's decision to make smaller, reissued versions of its classic consoles was a winner. The NES Classic Mini was a huge success, selling out rapidly and becoming one of 2016's most sought-after Christmas presents.The SNES Classic... >>

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

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Microsoft is soon to announce its pre-order details for the Xbox One X.Xbox boss Phil Spencer replied to a gamer's request on Twitter with confirmation that pre-order info for the new, 4K console won't be "too much longer". Our plan is set for this. ... >>

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Rumours, games and everything you need to know

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After the phenomenal success of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in 2016, with stock selling out almost immediately as pre-orders became available, the same seems to have happened again with the follow-up: the SNES Classic Mini.It... >>

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

Nintendo trademark officially hints to N64 Classic Mini

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As we've suggested before, Nintendo's N64 console could be getting a re-release.The Japanese company recently started stoking nostalgia by making miniaturised, less expensive versions of its original retro consoles. For instance, the NES Classic Edition launched... >>

Splatoon 2 review: More glorious sploshy platform-shooter cleverness
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Splatoon 2 review: More glorious sploshy platform-shooter cleverness

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The Wii U may have been an unmitigated flop, but at least one good game came out of it: Splatoon. The clever, third-person ink-shooting platformer seemed to emerge fully formed, and somehow managed to establish itself as a sort of starter e-sport, even... >>

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

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OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

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We already knew that Nintendo delayed its full, paid-for online service until next year but in the meantime is allowing players to connect to each other for free. That means playing multiplayer games over the internet, such as Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon... >>

SFANS is a cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch dock

SFANS is a cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch dock

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We whooped and hollered when Nintendo announced that it would release a Switch dock you could buy separately. Finally, it meant we could move and play on at least two TVs in the home without the fuss of taking the whole dock with us.There's just one issue... >>

Feel the Force with Lenovo's Star Wars AR headset

Feel the Force with Lenovo's Star Wars AR headset

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Lenovo and LucasFilm have used the a Disney fan event in Anaheim, California to announce a partnership and to unveil a new augmented reality headset that's based on everyone's favourite sci-fi saga, Star Wars. Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay... >>

Ataribox console is real: Great pics show Atari's rival to the SNES Classic Mini

Ataribox console is real: Great pics show Atari's rival to the SNES Classic Mini

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Pictures and confirmation of a brand new games console from Atari have emerged, with a look at the exterior and connections of the machine known as the Ataribox.Unfortunately, few other details are available at present, but we do know the new console... >>

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

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After several delays we now know an official release date for the highly anticipated PS4 racing game, Gran Turismo Sport.GT Sport will be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 18 October 2017.It will also be available in several editions,... >>

Mario Kart VR will give you an eyes-on view of Moo Moo Meadows

Mario Kart VR will give you an eyes-on view of Moo Moo Meadows

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Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's most popular games, and the latest release, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, is one of the best iterations yet.But the oodles-of-fun multiplayer game is set to get even better with the introduction of Mario... >>

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

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As part of Amazon Prime Day 2017, both Microsoft and Sony's popular games consoles are available at a reduced price. You can snag an Xbox One S for £179.99 with a selection of popular game titles, as well as a PS4 Pro with a few great games for £349.99. ... >>

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

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Streaming your PC games to a television is not a new concept, but you generally have to have a set-top-box doohickey plugged into the set.Now though, Valve's Steam service is trialling a direct Smart TV application that can play compatible games stored... >>

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

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The Nintendo Switch just got a companion app for online services.During a Nintendo Direct event on Thursday, Nintendo announced a new app called Nintendo Switch Online. It will be available from 21 July, the same day Splatoon 2 becomes available. According... >>