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What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

What is Magic Leap and why might it kill all screens?

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Magic Leap is the future of augmented reality. It is everything Minority Report style controllers envisaged and more. It is the death of the screen.All those things are pretty big statements but they're all things Magic Leap could represent. With over... >>

Play the hidden football game in Facebook Messenger: Here’s how to find and share

Play the hidden football game in Facebook Messenger: Here’s how to find and share

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Facebook Messenger is at it again, hiding another addictive game in its depths but this time it's football. Last time it was basketball but now, just in time for Euro 2016, footy has arrived.The game, once found, lets you try to do kick-ups in order to... >>

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

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At the start of the E3 gaming expo 2016, Sony announced a first-person shooter called Farpoint, compatible with PlayStation VR and a new controller called PS VR Aim. This is no SNES Super Scope, though, as we found when playing the game ahead of launch.The... >>

Best of  E3 2016 - Driving and sports games: FIFA 17, Forza Horizon 3, Steep, GT Sport and more

Best of E3 2016 - Driving and sports games: FIFA 17, Forza Horizon 3, Steep, GT Sport and more

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If it's quality sports games you're after you are in for a real treat this coming year, whether that be ball, extreme or motorsports. The 2016 E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking titles that offer conclusive proof the industry... >>

Best of E3 2016 - Shooters and action games: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

Best of E3 2016 - Shooters and action games: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

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One of the best-served genres in gaming each year is the good, old fashioned shoot-em-up. From first-person to sideways-scrolling shooters to more esoteric blast-a-thons, there's always plenty to choose from, and plenty are launched or shown at E3.Additionally,... >>

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

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We've always loved the Xbox One Elite Controller and its mad, pricey ways, but during its E3 2016 media briefing Microsoft announced a new version that we want so much more.Battle-scarred and sexy, the Xbox Elite Controller - Gears of War 4 Limited Edition... >>

Best of E3 2016 - RPG and adventure games: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

Best of E3 2016 - RPG and adventure games: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

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If it's quality games you're after you are in for a real treat. This year's E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking triple-A titles that offer conclusive proof the industry has got the hang of this new-generation console malarkey.If... >>

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, first E3 trailer shows beautiful interactive world

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, first E3 trailer shows beautiful interactive world

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Nintendo's new Zelda game is to be called: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the company confirmed using its presence at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles this year to show off a three minute long trailer of some of the gaming action gamers... >>

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash due this year, 8K gaming incoming

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash due this year, 8K gaming incoming

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For the first time in 25 years a new memory category has been created by Intel, and it's 1,000 times faster than NAND.Intel says its new 3D XPoint memory has already started going into production. A leaked roadmap has revealed that the company plans to... >>

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

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During its E3 2016 media briefing, Microsoft announced that it will soon be offering customisable Xbox One controllers to its fan base.Xbox One owners will be able to order a unique controller, designed by themselves and coloured in millions of combinations.... >>

Sony PS VR Aim gun controller is here to make you feel like you’re carrying the real thing

Sony PS VR Aim gun controller is here to make you feel like you’re carrying the real thing

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Now that the Sony PlayStation VR virtual reality headset has a release date of 13 October and price of £350, it's time to start thinking about gaming with it. To make first person shooters really immersive a new controller called PS VR Aim has been announced.The... >>

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

Sony PlayStation VR headset release date revealed with 50 launch games

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At the E3 2016 Sony press conference the company has revealed the exact release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. It's also announced that 50 games will be available at launch.The headset will be available in time for the holiday... >>

PlayStation trailers from E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Death Stranding and more, plus PS VR

PlayStation trailers from E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Death Stranding and more, plus PS VR

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Sony had some serious boots to fill following Microsoft's pre-E3 conference. But fill it did, kicking things off with the latest God of War, showing a whole new side of action adventure to the well-known formula.That wasn't all, with The Last Guardian... >>

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

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As usual, Microsoft hosted its annual media briefing in Los Angeles prior to the start of E3 next week.It is traditionally the first of the big two companies to host its press conference on the Monday before the show opens, requiring the world's games... >>

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

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Ubisoft revealed one of its biggest titles ahead of E3, unveiling Watch Dogs 2 in the run-up to the show. But that’s not all the publisher had to show at its conference.In a year absent of Assassin’s Creed - well, sort of, Michael Fassbender does,... >>

Sniper Elite 4 overshoots its release date, due February 2017

Sniper Elite 4 overshoots its release date, due February 2017

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Love yourself a bit of long-range shooting? Then Sniper Elite 4, the best-looking sharp-shooter of the franchise yet, might be just the ticket.Only it's overshot its 2016 release date and will now be hitting the shelves in February 2017 instead.Rebellion,... >>

Xbox Project Scorpio is the most powerful games console ever, coming Christmas 2017

Xbox Project Scorpio is the most powerful games console ever, coming Christmas 2017

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Not content with unveiling the Xbox One S, a slimmer, better Xbox One, Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced Project Scorpio during the Microsoft E3 media briefing. It's the next games machine from Xbox and will be "the most powrerful console ever".Although... >>

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

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Bethesda had a bumper 2015 with some of the biggest games of the year. In 2016 its looking to capitalise on that success, releasing the likes of Dishonored 2 - which was unveiled at last year's E3 - before the year is out.But Dishonored 2 didn't garner... >>

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

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Here's something we didn't expect at the E3 gaming expo this year: to be playing Fallout 4 in virtual reality. But it wasn't a dream, it actually happened - and it might become a reality for all players in the near future.Bethesda - the studio behind... >>

EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more

EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more

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The EA press conference has kicked off the annual E3 gaming conference in LA, giving us a taste of a number of new games coming over the next year.The conference focused on a number of announcements, mainly sequels for Titanfall, Battlefield, Mass Effect,... >>

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

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Remember when Bethesda released a limited edition real world version of the Pip-Boy wearable from its Fallout 4 game? Now it's taken that to another level with one that actually works with your phone too. Vault dwellers rejoice.The Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition,... >>

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness
3.5 stars

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness

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The original Mirror's Edge, released in 2008, was the very epitome of a Marmite game. Despite having an inordinate amount of glaring flaws, and not selling particularly well, it still managed to generate a passionate cult following.It was easy enough... >>

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

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A few weeks ago we brought you a BBC documentary that detailed the creation of a fully cybernetic arm, designed by Konami and based around the one worn by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.That garnered a lot of attention, because not only... >>

Anki Overdrive Supertrucks: Extending AI racing to big rigs

Anki Overdrive Supertrucks: Extending AI racing to big rigs

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Anki has steadily improved its Overdrive AI racing system since it launched last year. Software enhancements have added extra modes, like One Shot Kill and Balanced Cars, and it now sports handy features, such as replaying the same track without the cars... >>

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

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Electronic Arts has released a teaser trailer for the next FIFA game and the biggest revelation so far is that the graphics have been completely overhauled.That's because FIFA 17 has been rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite graphics engine,... >>

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

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During this year’s Computex show in Taipei we got to spend some time checking out Gigabyte’s latest gaming laptops: the Aorus series. And what we were treated to were a mixture of already impressive machines and exciting in-the-pipeline news.We kick off... >>

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

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Last November, Microsoft pushed what was perhaps the biggest update to any of its consoles yet, with the Xbox One user experience switching to one based on Windows 10.New features have arrived since then, with some having significant effects on how users... >>

FIFA testing video refs for major in-game incidents at last

FIFA testing video refs for major in-game incidents at last

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FIFA has approved testing of video replays during football matches. After many years of pundits, footballers and experts crying out for the use of video technology to help referees during major incidents, there's light at the end of the tunnel.The International... >>

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

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GOG, the online PC games store owned by The Witcher developer, CD Projekt, now allows users of its main rival Steam to duplicate some of their owned games to work on both platforms.To help build a library of games usable through GOG Galaxy, the service... >>

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

3Glasses Blubur Series VR headsets bring virtual reality to the masses

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Virtual reality gaming is currently expensive but it seems some companies are determined to change that.Alongside AMD’s $199 RX 480 graphics card announced at Computex in Taipei, Microsoft showed a $400 (£277) VR headset made by 3Glasses during its... >>

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card makes VR much more affordable

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AMD shook things up at its Computex press conference in Taipei by announcing the Polaris Radeon Series RX 480 graphics card.At first glance the Radeon RX 480 might not seem much of a match for competitor Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but AMD demonstrated... >>

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

Virtual reality skydiving on Oculus Rift is amazing, here's why

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The arrival of VR hand controllers has led to a rash of virtual reality shooter games so we were pleasantly surprised to find something different on the Computex show floor this year.Revresh offered us a try of its ParaParachute VR skydiving experience,... >>

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

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The Apple Car is still not an official project for the mighty company but thanks to plenty of rumours and leaks it's almost certainly something Apple is working on. Now Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has chimed in saying he expects Apple Cars on the road from... >>

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

OnePlus Loop VR starts shipping early: Is your free headset on its way?

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A little over a week ago, OnePlus announced that it was giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets, its own version of the Samsung Gear VR, for free. All you had to do is fill in the details on the site and pay a nominal shipping fee.However, as expected, it... >>

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

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FIFA has been sitting on the footy games throne for a fair few years now, with little or no competition of note, but it could very well be replaced this year. We've played PES 2017 and it is good. Scrub that, it is superb.Considering we've only had access... >>

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

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Developer VD-dev Games has been creating titles for handhelds for many years, but seldom for home consoles or PC. Now it's unveiled its next major project, driving game Rise: Race the Future, and it's confirmed as coming to the Nintendo NX - possibly... >>

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

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Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight.The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... >>

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun
4.5 stars

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun

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If Overwatch was an animal, it would be a small, cute, friendly dog, intent on meeting everybody and licking their faces.From the off, Overwatch is one of the most accessible and inviting games you will ever encounter – which is some achievement, given... >>

Samsung Gear VR getting its own gamepad? Clips into headset when not in use

Samsung Gear VR getting its own gamepad? Clips into headset when not in use

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The Samsung Gear VR might be a surprisingly capable virtual reality headset, for the price, but controls are limited. This issue appears to be something Samsung has spotted and may soon fix with a new Gear VR gamepad.The gamepad has leaked in images on... >>

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

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There has been plenty of talk of late about an upgraded 4K PlayStation, with rumours suggesting it will debut at E3 next month, but fewer facts have emerged about Microsoft hardware plans. Until now.Kotaku claims that its sources tell it that the company... >>

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing.That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars

Doom review: Redefining the remake

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Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom.As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... >>

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

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Sony has released the initial batch of screengrabs of Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony's first in the series for PlayStation 4 and they are, quite simply, staggering.GT Sport was originally announced during Paris Games Week last year but this is the first... >>

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

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Games publisher Konami was so troubled with the plight of double amputee James Young that it has worked on a device to help the 25-year-old.It has built a working bionic arm, designed around the one used by Snake (Big Boss) in Metal Gear Solid 5: The... >>

Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

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Microsoft has announced that it is freeing up nearly 1 million Gamertags.These are Gamertags that were claimed by someone from the original Xbox era but have long since been abandoned. They never migrated to Xbox 360 and have been inactive for a long... >>

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

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Doom is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, Friday 13 May. And while we don't have a review ready yet, thanks to servers only just going live, we do have a tonne of info that should help you when you spark up the game for the first time.Firmly... >>

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

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The long-awaited, next generation Doom is out today, or Doom 4 as it has previously been called. It's in shops and available as a digital download for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and ahead of a full review, we're looking back at the history of the first-person... >>

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

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The long awaited reboot of Doom is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One today and we've got our hands on the £100 Collector's Edition.Our review will be coming over the next few days because multiplayer servers have only just been switched on by Bethesda and... >>