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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
4.5 stars

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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. ... >>

Halo 5 will be 4K on Xbox One X

Halo 5 will be 4K on Xbox One X

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During E3 2017 in June, Microsoft announced a handful of first-party games that will be getting patches to make the most of the Xbox One X.The new console will be on sale from 7 November and while it will play any existing and future Xbox One game, plus... >>

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 neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

Nintendo Switch neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

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One of the things we've loved about the Nintendo Switch is the way you can customise it with differently coloured Joy-Cons.Even if you bought the grey Switch at launch - either because you had to because the red and blue version had sold out or you liked... >>

Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 - The Master Trials now available: Here's how to get it

Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 - The Master Trials now available: Here's how to get it

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Nintendo has released the first DLC for Breath of the Wild and it's not shirking on the new content.The DLC Pack 1, entitled "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials", is included as part of the Expansion Pass for Nintendo Switch and... >>

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy, even plays cartridges

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy, even plays cartridges

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We've seen a few accessories for smartphones that either add joypad buttons or even turn your device into a mini arcade machine, but the Smart Boy, available via PQube in Europe, is best gaming add-on we've ever seen. It turns your Android smartphone... >>

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review: The PlayStation mascot’s triumphant homecoming
4.5 stars

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review: The PlayStation mascot’s triumphant homecoming

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The N. Sane Collection is exactly how you should do a remaster: it's three full Crash Bandicoot games, all lovingly redone, with no corners cut.This isn't a dodgy port of some 20-year-old games to a new PlayStation system, either. This isn't the same... >>

Virgin Media customers get to play Destiny 2 first, here's how

Virgin Media customers get to play Destiny 2 first, here's how

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Virgin Media has teamed with Activision to give its customers first dibs on getting hands-on time with Destiny 2.The much-anticipated online FPS, which Pocket-lint played extensively at the launch event in May, will be released for PS4 and Xbox One on... >>

PS4 now groups TV and movies in the one place, looks great

PS4 now groups TV and movies in the one place, looks great

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An update for European PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro consoles has made it far easier to use them for more than gaming.An all-new TV & Video interface has been introduced that aggregates all the video and telly apps, plus PlayStation Store digital purchases... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini official pre-orders open then sell out in minutes

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini official pre-orders open then sell out in minutes

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No sooner had Nintendo officially opened its own pre-orders for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES Classic Mini for short, and it sold out.It listed the retro games machine for £69.99 on Nintendo.co.uk but now... >>

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, pre-order details, price, games and more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Release date, pre-order details, price, games and more

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After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo has announced a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES will be available later this... >>

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

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Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft to release the Xbox One X on the build up to Christmas, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice. The PS4 Pro is even winking at you from another... >>

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

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Far Cry 5 is coming early next year and is set to be the series' most accomplished outing yet - no mean feat considering the excellence of Far Cry 4.It is set in the US for the first time, allows you to fly planes and lets you create your own lead character... >>

Steam Summer Sale: Best games deals for PC and Mac and an extra £5 off

Steam Summer Sale: Best games deals for PC and Mac and an extra £5 off

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The Steam Summer Sale has started and there are some incredible deals for PC and Mac gamers right across the digital store.Steam has dramatically discounted thousands of games across the digital store, at anywhere up to 90 per cent off. If you want to... >>

Stunning short film made entirely in GTA 5, you won't believe your eyes

Stunning short film made entirely in GTA 5, you won't believe your eyes

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We knew Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA 5) looks good, even though it's almost three years old, but we never knew it could look this good.Director Matt MacDonald has used the game to create a 12-minute short film that, for the most part, looks like a big... >>

Get Even review: Unlike any other game you will have ever played
4.0 stars

Get Even review: Unlike any other game you will have ever played

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If you value originality higher than polish and slickness in your videogames, you've probably enjoyed a number of indie games recently. At the moment, the indie developer scene is thriving, and Get Even – created by tiny Polish outfit The Farm 51 –... >>

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

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E3 2017 is done and dusted now, and there were plenty of amazing games on show, along with an all-new console in the form of the 4K powerhouse Xbox One X. However, while the convention was jam packed with stuff to see, there were also some previously... >>

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

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Another game that became a craze on Nintendo consoles is has been turned into a real world, AR and social treatment for smartphones - much like Pokemon Go.The Professor Layton series has been hugely successful on DS then 3DS, with numerous games featuring... >>

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

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After the flop of the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to be on fine form with its Switch console. The home-meets-portable console was introduced in March 2017, along with Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, which might well be game of the year, and the company... >>

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

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The big news from E3 2017 was that the extra-powerful Xbox One X console - formerly Project Scorpio - will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. That means true 4K HDR gaming is imminent.But it wasn't just hardware that Microsoft was showing off at its... >>

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

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Giant videogames show E3 2017 is now over, but it was a cracking event and we managed to get our hands on several amazing titles coming up later this year or beyond.As well as a brand new console, the Xbox One X, the show had potentially yielded the... >>

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

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Pokemon Go is about to undergo a huge update that will make the game a lot more dynamic around Gyms and battles, as well as introducing proper collaborative play.Gyms are going to be shaken to the ground and redesigned to really put the emphasis on collaborative... >>

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gameplay preview: Cute and compelling turn-based action

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gameplay preview: Cute and compelling turn-based action

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In 2017 Mario seems to be on something of a departure from his norm. Maybe it's a midlife crisis. First, there's Mario Odyssey on Switch, a game in which our intrepid plumber has ended up in not only familiar lands, such as Sand Kingdom, but also closer-to-reality... >>

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

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Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon Go, has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing gyms in the game from the 19 June. In a statement by the company, the developers of the smash hit AR game stated:"Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday,... >>

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus gameplay preview: The intense first-person shooter is back and in fine form

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus gameplay preview: The intense first-person shooter is back and in fine form

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Wolfenstein: The New Order was more than a little intense. When the classic shooter was relaunched by Bethesda back in 2014, it set hearts racing for not only its first-person action, but its intense Nazi characters and their casual brutality. Some scenes... >>

Life Is Strange 2 Before The Storm preview: No rewind mechanic, it's all about the angst

Life Is Strange 2 Before The Storm preview: No rewind mechanic, it's all about the angst

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Life Is Strange. It really is. And the game of the same name explored that concept in a fascinating life-meets-supernatural way when it was released in 2015.Now there's a prequel: Before The Storm. Set in Arcadia Bay once more, it rewinds the timeline... >>

The Crew 2 gameplay preview: Planes, Boats and Automobiles

The Crew 2 gameplay preview: Planes, Boats and Automobiles

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The Crew was an ambitious game when it launched in 2014: an always online racer that left players to freely roam five regions of America as they pleased. Whether in single player or competing other online players, it was a racer unlike any other. The... >>

Strange Brigade gameplay preview: Undead onslaught is oodles of fun

Strange Brigade gameplay preview: Undead onslaught is oodles of fun

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Ah, the Brits. Cups of tea. Stiff upper lips. Crumpets with jam. Undead zombie hordes. We have it all.UK studio Rebellion's latest title, Strange Brigade, is a 1930s-style adventure which throws you into an adventure in forgotten civilisations. Track... >>

Super Mario Odyssey gameplay preview: Aces and oddities

Super Mario Odyssey gameplay preview: Aces and oddities

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Everyone loves Mario. The Italian plumber returns to his 3D platformer roots in Super Mario Odyssey, due for release on Nintendo Switch on Octover 27, 2017. And we got to play two levels for 10 minutes a piece at E3 2017. Pre order Super Mario Odyssey... >>

South Park The Fractured But Whole gameplay preview: Rude, crude and sometimes lewd

South Park The Fractured But Whole gameplay preview: Rude, crude and sometimes lewd

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole is no ordinary turn-based role-playing game. It's one for the fans. Within 30-seconds of our E3 gaming expo presentation back in 2016, our presenter - playing The New Kid (AKA Douchebag from previous game The Stick... >>

Assassin's Creed Origins gameplay preview: The rethinking of a classic

Assassin's Creed Origins gameplay preview: The rethinking of a classic

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At E3 2017 there seems to be one game on everyone's lips: Assassin's Creed. In its latest iteration, Origins, which is set in ancient Egypt, the game returns after a hiatus from its usual annual cycle.While Origins embodies what is is to be an Assassin's... >>

Far Cry 5 gameplay preview: A politically charged, unflinchingly brutal return to form

Far Cry 5 gameplay preview: A politically charged, unflinchingly brutal return to form

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Far Cry is back with a bang. The fifth game in the main series is a politically charged and unflinchingly brutal first-person game, set in fictional present-day Montana.And it's rather brilliant.That's perhaps no surprise, as when Far Cry is at its best,... >>

Xbox One X preview: Age of 4K HDR gaming enters an all-new phase

Xbox One X preview: Age of 4K HDR gaming enters an all-new phase

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We'd run out of fingers and toes if we tried to count the amount of times Microsoft has said its Xbox One X console (formerly Project Scorpio) is the "most powerful console ever", but it doesn't make those claims lightly.It technically is.As we know though,... >>

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

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Nintendo has a massive presence on the showfloor at E3 each year, but hasn't hosted a physical press conference for a while.Instead, it streams a pre-recorded Nintendo Spotlight video on the morning of the massive game show opening its doors for the... >>

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Although Microsoft announced its 4K games console during E3 2016 last June, it was Sony that beat it to the punch, releasing its mid-generation upgrade a full year before the Xbox equivalent.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of last year and... >>