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Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

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There have been plenty of Android devices dedicated to gaming. Many even believed that an Android games console could rival dedicated machines from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft one day.However, while plenty have tried, all have seemingly failed. Ouya,... >>

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

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With all the talk of a PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5 (whichever moniker you fancy) it seems that Sony is looking to morph its current console into something more powerful and proficient.Where does that leave the next generation though? If Sony is able... >>

Xbox One to run full Windows 10 apps from summer, VLC confirmed

Xbox One to run full Windows 10 apps from summer, VLC confirmed

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In the continuing battle with Sony and the PlayStation 4, Microsoft has concentrated on ensuring its console is a viable option for gamers. However, it is also soon to be the most supported on the market when it comes to apps.One of those, it has been... >>

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

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Microsoft has announced that after 10 years of production it will no longer make Xbox 360 consoles.The machine turned 10 years old last November, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are "starting... >>

Parents should not let their kids play Hitman and here's why

Parents should not let their kids play Hitman and here's why

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Getting the most from videogames with your family is no easy matter. Games are complex, long and offer a range of experiences not always evident from the first few minutes.However, with a little research you can find the right games to play and easily... >>

Play Doom's open beta: How to get it now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam

Play Doom's open beta: How to get it now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam

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Anyone can get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion this weekend.Bethesda announced earlier this month that anyone with a Windows PC, Xbox One, or PS4 could experience Doom from 15 April to 17 April, thanks to an open beta. Pocket-lint has explained... >>

The Commodore 64 is returning with a HDMI output, handheld console version too

The Commodore 64 is returning with a HDMI output, handheld console version too

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Hot on the heels of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games console and the forthcoming Vega+ handheld, another classic computer from the same era is about to return: the Commodore 64.The 64 from Retro Games Ltd will take the form of two different devices.... >>

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

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The chainsaws are back. Gears of War 4's multiplayer is due to go into closed public beta from 18 April, to give a taster of all the duck-and-cover, shotgun-to-the-face, third-person shooter mayhem. And ahead of time we got to play a couple of hours of... >>

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

Oculus Rift hits shipping delays, blaming component shortages

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There has been no shortage of buzz surrounding the launch of the first full virtual reality system, Oculus Rift, but it seems there might be a shortage of components, leading to some delays.Oculus was first to announce a date for the Rift, opening pre-orders... >>

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

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PlayStation Europe has pushed out the first trailer for Titanfall's multi-platform sequel but without any word on when the game will actually release.Titanfall is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment, the former... >>

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

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Gaming controllers have evolved through the generations to become the perfect handheld. Now every movement is without thought and the idea of being in discomfort, even after gaming for hours, isn't given much time.But as they all became refined into one... >>

Ratchet & Clank (2016) review: Platformer perfection on PS4?
4.5 stars

Ratchet & Clank (2016) review: Platformer perfection on PS4?

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Timed to coincide with the Ratchet & Clank movie, this is the first time two of Sony's most-loved platform-exclusive heroes have officially appeared in their own game on PlayStation 4. And although fans might be bemused at first with how familiar it all... >>

Dark Souls 3 review: As gothic, unforgiving and brilliant as ever
5.0 stars

Dark Souls 3 review: As gothic, unforgiving and brilliant as ever

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Masochists rejoice: From Software's legendarily uncompromising dark gothic RPG is back and its mission, as ever, is to make all other games seem laughably easy. Say hello to frequent profanity spilling from your mouth as a result of playing Dark Souls... >>

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

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There have been plenty of Raspberry Pi projects that have stood out since the first of the diminutive computers was released, but few have caught the eye quite as must as Wermy's reuse of a Nintendo Game Boy.Taking the original Game Boy shell, he replaced... >>

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

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Everyone will be able to get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion in less than two weeks.Bethesda has announced an open beta that will run from 15 April to 17 April. Unlike past betas, which were limited in their availability, everyone with a... >>

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

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Sony has announced a software update for the PS4. It's called version 3.50.With this major update to the system, you will be able to play games remotely through a PC or a Mac. You'll also be able to appear offline from now on so that you can concentrate... >>

Quantum Break review: All in good time
4.0 stars

Quantum Break review: All in good time

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Since Microsoft reassessed its Xbox One strategy and decided to focus more on the games than the box as an all-round entertainment machine, the console has become more competitive and a greater threat to the PlayStation 4. Especially with games like Quantum... >>

Cortana is coming to Xbox One, as is background music

Cortana is coming to Xbox One, as is background music

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Microsoft has taken to the stage at Build 2016, revealing some detail about what to expect in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the future for Xbox One. There's a collection of enhancements coming to the Xbox, and while Microsoft spent a fair amount... >>

Get paid £10,000 to build Minecraft worlds as ‘virtual estate builder’

Get paid £10,000 to build Minecraft worlds as ‘virtual estate builder’

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If you fancy yourself a pro-level Minecraft constructor, you could get paid for your handiwork - £10,000 to be exact.The folk over at Elysian Estates', a luxury accommodation website, are looking to hire a Minecraft world builder to recreate ten of their... >>

Microsoft HoloLens may not reach consumers for a while, it has a hot issue to deal with

Microsoft HoloLens may not reach consumers for a while, it has a hot issue to deal with

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Today the Microsoft Build 2016 developer conference kicks off and there is expected to be plenty of HoloLens chat. Despite growing excitement, it could still be a while before we get past the stage of developer-only access to the augmented reality headset.... >>

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

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The retail version of Oculus Rift just began shipping to consumers, and to celebrate the launch, Mark Zuckerberg is live-streaming himself unboxing the virtual-reality headset while giving a brief breakdown of what to expect.Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook,... >>

Sony PlayStation VR headset may work on PC, watch out Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Sony PlayStation VR headset may work on PC, watch out Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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Sony has officially stated that it is "considering plans" to bring its PlayStation VR headset to PCs as well as its PS4.The virtual reality headset, until now, was expected as Sony's answer to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which are PC only.However, in... >>

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

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One lucky developer got to receive the first consumer version of Oculus Rift from Luckey himself. Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, tweeted a photo of a boxed Rift bundle last week to notify the world the "first Oculus Rift has shipped" and that... >>

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

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It looks like that 4K version of the PS4 will arrive sooner rather than later.Kotaku reported earlier this month that Sony has been developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution. It might not be an entirely new console... >>

Atari Vault PC bundle with 100 classic Atari 2600 games is now on Steam

Atari Vault PC bundle with 100 classic Atari 2600 games is now on Steam

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Atari diehards can go ahead and lose their minds now.The games publisher has rounded up 100 classic Atari 2600 games into a single title called Atari Vault and just released it on Steam for PC gamers. The bundle was first announced in January. It costs... >>

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

Gadget Show Live 2016: Jason Bradbury talks VR, GamesMaster and why YouTubers will inherit the Earth

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For the last 12 years, Jason Bradbury has been the face of gadgets and technology, at least where television is concerned. He has been the main host of Channel 5's The Gadget Show throughout its entire 25 series run, and shows no sign of stopping.He's... >>

Sony PlayStation games and characters are coming to Android and iOS

Sony PlayStation games and characters are coming to Android and iOS

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Sony PlayStation seems to be undergoing some changes, not only is the newly formed Sony Interactive Entertainment coming into being on Friday 1 April, but there's also another company being formed and that's ForwardWorks. ForwardWorks is detailed by... >>

World’s first live Minecraft concert will be limited entry, here’s how to get in

World’s first live Minecraft concert will be limited entry, here’s how to get in

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The alt-universe of Minecraft is massive with myriad worlds to explore and people from all walks of life, there's even music. But now, in a claimed world first, there is a going to be a full on concert held in the Minecraft domain.While Minecraft might... >>

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

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Although there have been recent rumours that suggest otherwise, Nintendo has firmly denied that it is halting manufacture of the Wii U console.Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan will have to admit that it's been an unmitigated flop in comparison to... >>

Sony PlayStation VR bundle is a hit, sells out in just minutes on Amazon

Sony PlayStation VR bundle is a hit, sells out in just minutes on Amazon

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The future of gaming may very well be in virtual reality and Sony is joining the charge with its VR headset that's proving very popular. Within minutes of the PlayStation VR bundle going up for pre-order on Amazon.com, it was sold out.While the PlayStation... >>

Play the hidden basketball game in Facebook Messenger: Here's how to find and share

Play the hidden basketball game in Facebook Messenger: Here's how to find and share

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Facebook Messenger might not be your number one communication app, but a fun Easter egg could have you using it more than ever.Hidden in plain sight on Facebook's Messenger app is a mini game of basketball.Once you're suitably bored of hearing your mate... >>

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

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Telltale Games is now a household name for gamers with successful titles like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones already winning fan's hearts. Now the developer is working on a Batman game.Since Telltale is famed for focusing on story over button bashing... >>

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

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A new PlayStation 4 is supposedly in the works, with the purpose of supporting 4K resolutions for games.Kotaku has claimed - citing unnamed developer sources - that Sony is developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution.... >>

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

How to get ready for PlayStation VR on the cheap

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When Sony officially announced price and release date for its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, it soon became apparent that it would actually cost more to get it up and running that the headline-friendly price tag.The headset will cost £350 (quoted... >>

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving
4.5 stars

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving

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When we first got our hands on the final version of Tom Clancy's The Division, we couldn't actually play it. That was because the review copy arrived before the servers were switched on. We had to wait until the Australian midnight opening started on... >>

Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

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Sony has revealed that, contrary to the opinion of some analysts, it won't be making a loss on each PlayStation VR headset sold - even though it undercuts high-end rivals by hundreds of pounds.When the tech and gaming giant revealed that the PS VR would... >>

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

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A few days ago, at the start of GDC in San Francisco, Microsoft openly invited other console manufacturers to participate in its cross-platform gaming strategy; that's Sony with its PlayStation 4, to you and us.It is already planning on offering PC and... >>

HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers

HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers

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We've quite rightly raved about our adventures with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset in the last year or so, but the only way you can discover what the fuss is about is to experience it yourself.Thankfully, HTC has partnered with a number of stores... >>

Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them

Oculus Rift games: The complete list of launch titles and how to get them

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With Oculus Rift landing on 28 March, the company has provided some of the missing pieces of the puzzle. While a lot of the talk has been about the hardware and some of the early demos, attention now turns to what you'll actually be able to play when... >>

TomTom Golfer 2 preview: Hole in one, or golf GPS watch that's par for the course?

TomTom Golfer 2 preview: Hole in one, or golf GPS watch that's par for the course?

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TomTom has released a new version of its golf GPS wearable, appropriately called the Golfer 2, looking to put all the information you could want onto your wrist.It replaces the current Golfer, expanding its functionality and following the same lines as... >>

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

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Gears of War fans will get the chance to play the next chapter in the series in April.An open multiplayer beta of Gears of War 4 will be available from 25 April for one week, long ahead of the games expected holiday season release date.What's more, an... >>

Samsung: Gear VR is just the beginning, future virtual reality headsets planned

Samsung: Gear VR is just the beginning, future virtual reality headsets planned

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Samsung has told Pocket-lint that it will continue its investment in and commitment to virtual reality as it believes that it become "the future of how we engage in media". And that will include new headsets.During launch day for the Samsung Galaxy S7... >>

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

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When we met Oculus' vice president of mobile Max Cohen in January, he explained that wireless virtual reality headsets of the calibre of the Oculus Rift are a long way away.It will be 15 years before we get something approaching the Star Trek holodeck,... >>

Microsoft is finally letting Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers play together

Microsoft is finally letting Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers play together

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Pigs have begun to fly.Something that seemed like it would never happen has in fact happened: Microsoft is announcing cross-network play. The company has long-teased such a feature, but now it's actually doing something about it. The new feature will... >>

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

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As we head towards the summer and E3 rumours of Nintendo's new console, the Nintendo NX, are bound to ramp up. For now though, with little actual information, it's more about what it might be capable of than anything concrete.One thing we're pretty sure... >>

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

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The long and eagerly awaited Half-Life and Portal movies are coming and director J.J. Abrams has confirmed more details.Valve's Gabe Newell and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams spoke about a team up back in 2013 but it's only now that confirmation has arrived... >>

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

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Valve has announced a way for PC gamers to play any game from inside the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Any title you have in your Steam library can be accessed while wearing the device, even if it's not designed for VR play.That's because SteamVR... >>

Watch Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat a professional Go player - twice!

Watch Google DeepMind's AlphaGo beat a professional Go player - twice!

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Google is showing off its powerful AlphaGo program by publishing videos and live-streams to its entire Google DeepMind Challenge Match series.Google bought DeepMind Technologies - an artificial intelligence company - for $650 million in January 2014.... >>

Hitman review: Agent 47's regaled return
4.0 stars

Hitman review: Agent 47's regaled return

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For a game that stars a deliberately aloof and detached character, there has always been a curious sense of intimacy about Hitman, arising not from Agent 47 himself, but rather the sandbox-style playgrounds in which he goes about his murky business.Sure,... >>

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

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The first episode and prologue pack for Hitman will be released this Friday and to celebrate, Square Enix hired innovative production company Realm Pictures to stage a real life version of the game, with players controlling the movements of Agent 47.Realm... >>