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Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

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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... >>

Oculus Connect 4: What happened and how to re-watch the keynote

Oculus Connect 4: What happened and how to re-watch the keynote

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Oculus VR's annual developers conference has kicked offThe event's keynote usually features notable Oculus figureheads, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. However, Oculus itself has faced a tough year, as its founder, Palmer Luckey, was pushed out... >>

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again
4.0 stars

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again

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As soon as the NES Classic Mini was released last year we set our hearts on a follow-up, after all, the Super Nintendo was a better console and the first that really set our hearts a'flutter.That's why the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super... >>

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

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Nissan has long had ties with the Gran Turismo gaming franchise, not only appearing in the game, but running its own GT Academy, aiming to turn gamers into racing drivers. Now it has taken a real-life Nissan GT-R car and made it remote control, using... >>

SNES Classic Mini stock reports: Is the Nintendo retro console back in stock?

SNES Classic Mini stock reports: Is the Nintendo retro console back in stock?

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After the SNES Classic Mini console pre-order round, it has been a devil to get hold of the machine unless you happened to get your order in early doors. And by early, we mean within the first 30 seconds or so of pre-orders opening.The good news is that... >>

Kinguin: heaven for gamers?

Kinguin: heaven for gamers?

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Do you take your games seriously, to the extent that you’re beginning to become involved with the communities that have sprung up around them? If you like to think of yourself as a committed gamer, it’s surely time to bookmark Kinguin.netIf games... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and fitness trackers.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... >>

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

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So you're wondering which games console to buy yourself, a friend or family member and are finding it tough considering there's so much choice?Nintendo has the Switch, Sony has the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, and Microsoft is soon to add the Xbox One... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've dabbled in VR many times before, even as far back as the beginning of the 90s with W Industries' Virtuality system. More recent years have given us mobile-based devices, such as Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard, but such devices are essentially... >>

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View
4.0 stars

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View

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We've always been big fans of Google Earth. It's just so incredible to be able to virtually go anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.So when we discovered that Google Earth had a VR version - including Street View - that was compatible... >>

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear
3.5 stars

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear

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Microsoft's flagship driving franchise, Forza Motorsport, has always had to perform a tricky balancing act. On the one hand, it's a big-budget production that boasts some of the most desirable cars ever made and most of the world's top tracks, so it's... >>

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive
4.0 stars

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive

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Front Defense is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter set in the final days of World War II. Developed by HTC's first-party team, Fantahorn Studio, the game is a virtual reality shooter created specifically for the HTC Vive. Backed by the people who actually... >>

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room
4.5 stars

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room

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The Brookhaven Experiment is an intensely dark, atmospheric wave-based VR shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.The game's story centres around an experiment gone wrong, which has torn a hole through the fabric of reality and let monsters and demons... >>

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

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Netflix and app developer BonusXP have partnered to bring us Stranger Things: The Game for iOS and Android.It's available as a free download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store, with no in-app purchasing required.The game is retro-themed,... >>

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

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Scuf Gaming, a company the customises and builds stunning, pro games controllers, has partnered with Porsche and Turn 10 Studios to create what we feel is one of the best looking Xbox One gamepads yet.The Scuf Forza Elite controller is designed for those... >>

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality
4.0 stars

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality

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We don't generally take the time to review cheap and cheerful games, but Duckpocalypse is something special that hit us right in the nostalgia zone. It's like a smart reboot of gaming classic, Duck Hunt, but with a twist - it's in VR.Ok, so it's not technically... >>

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness
4.0 stars

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness

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Space and virtual reality is a heady and exciting mix. After all, who hasn't dreamt about flying through space blasting laser-cannons? Which is exactly what EVE Valkyrie brings to (virtual) life - from the comfort of your living room sofa.EVE Valkyrie... >>

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty
4.5 stars

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty

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Wub-a-lub-a-dub-dub! From the creators of Job Simulator comes Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. If you're fans of the series like we are, then you can imagine the sort of shenanigans Rick and Morty in VR presents. And we're happy to report the hilarity... >>

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming
4.5 stars

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming

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Set in the barren landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America, don't let Arizona Sunshine's title confound: this is a VR zombie shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift set in the baking heat of Arizona state.Like many other zombie game narratives before... >>

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 SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

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

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player

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Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each expansion pack it evolved into the epic first-person shooter we’d originally hoped for.We had one... >>

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

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Games consoles provide a great way to immerse ourselves with our favourite characters. But to really take things to the next level, modifying a console can make the experience that much greater. This list takes a look at the hard work the modifying community... >>

DropMix is the playing card game that transforms you into a DJ

DropMix is the playing card game that transforms you into a DJ

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Hasbro and Harmonix, the team behind Rock Band and Dance Central, have teamed up to produce DropMix, a unique new card game that sees you become a DJ, and subsequently the life of a party.DropMix comprises a playing board, a set of playing cards and a... >>

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

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Rockstar has posted the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it looks absolutely stunning.There is plenty of character footage this time around, as well as shots of the vast landscape you'll be playing in.We cannot wait..Sadly though we'll have... >>

Atari reveals Ataribox console specs, pricing, release date, and more

Atari reveals Ataribox console specs, pricing, release date, and more

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We're beginning to learn more about Atari’s Ataribox.First announced three months ago, the Ataribox has officially received around 90,000 registrations on Ataribox.com (in other words, that many people have signed up to learn more about the upcoming... >>

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

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
4.0 stars

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... >>

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
4.0 stars

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
4.0 stars

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
4.5 stars

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... >>

Gamescom 2017: All the announcements and games that matter

Gamescom 2017: All the announcements and games that matter

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Although E3 opened its doors to the public in June, Germany's Gamescom has been doing so for years. What's more, it has become something of a cosplay magnet in the last few.You're just as likely to bump into a fan dressed as Pikachu as an industry type... >>

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

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... >>

Watch the EA Gamescom 2017 live show right here: FIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

Watch the EA Gamescom 2017 live show right here: FIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

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Electronic Arts will host its Gamescom press conference today, starting 5.30pm BST (6.30pm CEST) and you can watch it here. Pocket-lint is hosting the livestream of the event that will be coming live from the show floor in Cologne.EA will talk about... >>

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... >>