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PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

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E3 2017 is here! The videogames show officially opening its doors on starting on Tuesday 13 June, but the press conferences have already started.Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One X 4K powerhouse of a console at its event, and then it was down to Sony... >>

Minecraft Better Together Update: 4K glory and cross-platform play

Minecraft Better Together Update: 4K glory and cross-platform play

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Microsoft has announced some fairly hefty update plans for Minecraft at E3 and the good news is that this will make an update to players across all platforms, hence the name Better Together Update.4K HDR updateLet's start with the cutting edge stuff.... >>

Xbox Design Lab comes to the UK, design your own Xbox One controller

Xbox Design Lab comes to the UK, design your own Xbox One controller

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Microsoft's Xbox Design Lab launched in the US around this time last year. It allowed Xbox owners to fully customise and create their own Xbox One controller. Now though, Microsoft has launched the Design Lab in the UK.  Xbox One X: Release date, price,... >>

Xbox E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

Xbox E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

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Microsoft announced its new console, now known as the Xbox One X during its E3 2017 press conference, which you can watch all over again right here. It is even available to view in 4K on a supported computer or TV.The Xbox Media Briefing lasted approximately... >>

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

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Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox One X - formerly called Project Scorpio.The new console will be out later this year, from 7 November, for $499 in the US, £449 in the UK.It's not cheap.However, it is undoubtedly the most powerful, best spec'ed... >>

All the best EA trailers from E3 2017: Anthem, FIFA 18, A Way Out, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

All the best EA trailers from E3 2017: Anthem, FIFA 18, A Way Out, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

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EA does things a little differently for the world's largest gaming show: it doesn't present at the official E3 grounds. Instead it hosts an off-site live event to showcase its latest games and get the them in the hands of the gamers.For 2017, with a new... >>

Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer preview: Special characters add a dynamic that fans will love

Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer preview: Special characters add a dynamic that fans will love

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Star Wars Battlefront was a well received multiplayer when it arrived in 2015. One of its main criticisms was that it didn't have a solo campaign mode and, therefore, no real story. That's something Battlefront 2 fixes: it touts a story mode said to "help... >>

FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know

FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know

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FIFA 18 details have been announced and Pocket-lint has had a chance to play an early build of the game for several hours ahead of E3 2017.This year's edition has plenty of changes too, with a second year of the Frostbite engine yielding some very impressive... >>

Hackers demand ransom from The Witcher developer to not reveal details of new game

Hackers demand ransom from The Witcher developer to not reveal details of new game

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CD Projekt Red is in a bit of a bind. The developer behind The Witcher 3 and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has revealed that hackers have obtained design documents of its next title, Cyberpunk 2077, and are demanding cash to prevent a massive leak.Cyberpunk... >>

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

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Pokemon Go is set to take over the world again.Last year, Pokemon Go exploded onto the scene and became a massive hit overnight. People in almost every country downloaded the app and took to the streets to catch 'em all. Now, one year later, in an effort... >>

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

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Plantronics has announced a new three-strong range of gaming headsets for Xbox One, upcoming Project Scorpio and Windows 10 PCs that support Dolby Atmos. The three headsets: RIG400LX, RIG600LX and wireless RIG800LX (pictured left to right), will be able... >>

Arms review: Nintendo's new fighting game is well worth reaching for
4.0 stars

Arms review: Nintendo's new fighting game is well worth reaching for

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When Nintendo finally unveiled the Switch at a showcase just prior to its launch, Arms was one of the games that left everyone convinced that the Japanese giant had recovered its mojo, and that the Switch – cue sighs of relief – wasn't going to be... >>

Strange Brigade is a '30s monster adventure that could steal E3 2017

Strange Brigade is a '30s monster adventure that could steal E3 2017

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Rebellion has announced Strange Brigade, a new game from the same development team as Sniper Elite 4 and Zombie Army Trilogy, that could be the surprise hit of E3 2017.We'll be going hands-on with the game at the trade show in Los Angeles next week, but... >>

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

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The Xbox One S has been around for a year now, coming before Sony refreshed its PS4 line with the slimmer standard and PS4 Pro models. And it has offered HDR gaming from the off, beating both of those to the punch by several months.However, developers... >>

Pokemon coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Pokemon coming to Nintendo Switch in September

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Nintendo Switch owners will get their first Pokemon game this September, with a remastered version of Pokemon Tournament to be released for the console on 22 September.Pokemon Tournament DX is an enhanced version of the Wii U game released in Europe... >>

FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer

FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer

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After a series of leaks, EA Sports has officially revealed some of the details about this years footy outing, FIFA 18.It has also posted a teaser video that shows the main cover star, Cristiano Ronaldo, in action. And the release date has been unveiled... >>

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

MSI GT83VR Titan preview: Gaming monster with a roar

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Computex has very much been about the onslaught of super-slim gaming machines due to the launch of Nvidia’s Max-Q architecture.However, we spotted a beauty in the desktop replacement category from MSI. The first thing that grabbed our attention was... >>

Nintendo Switch online subscription service delayed until 2018

Nintendo Switch online subscription service delayed until 2018

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Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, Nintendo has been advertising new Nintendo online subscription service. From the moment the day one patch was downloaded, owners were told that it will be launched fully in autumn 2017.However, it has now... >>

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q

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The announcement of Nvidia's Max-Q during Computex 2017 in Taiwan has seen some interesting slimline gaming machines launched this week. Pocket-lint had some time with the MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro on the show floor and it's a fantastic piece of work.The... >>

Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters
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Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters

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Fighting games more than any other often get stick for not innovating, for not changing up the core gameplay they're built on. Tekken 7 manages to balance a decades-old fighting system with some fancy new mechanics that charge the game up with enough... >>

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

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Sony plans to release a gold-coloured version of its PlayStation 4 console, if a Reddit leak is to be believed.A user, MeinFewer, claiming to be an employee of Target in the US has posted a picture on Imgur of a shiny, gold version of the slimmer,... >>

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

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The opening day at this year’s Computex saw some impressive announcements from Nvidia regarding its new Max-Q architecture.It was also the first to show off Republic of Gamers' (ROG) exceptionally impressive-looking gaming Laptop: the Zephyrus. Essentially... >>

Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever
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Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever

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The world of beat-em-ups tends to be a backwards-looking one: new iterations of the big franchises generally run scared of making major changes and thereby alienating their fanatical fan-bases. However, Warner Bros' Injustice franchise, which boasts the... >>

Acer Predator Triton 700 preview: A gaming great is born?

Acer Predator Triton 700 preview: A gaming great is born?

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Gaming laptops are undergoing change: no longer do they need to be the size of a four-bedroom house to deliver considerable power, as the trimmed-down Acer Predator Triton 700 goes to show.Ok, so it's still about the size of a two-bed semi-detached,... >>

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

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The Xbox One S has been able to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays since its introduction in August last year, and in HDR to boot. It's currently the only games console to do so.You can also stream Netflix and Amazon Video content in Ultra HD with HDR on shows... >>

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

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There's a new Pokemon game out on Android and iOS, bringing another little fix of Pokemon fun for you. This one, as the name suggests, is all about magikarp.Considered to be the weakest and potentially least exciting Pokemon character of them all, the... >>

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

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Microsoft has relaunched its Twitch competitor.The company acquired Beam, a video game live-streaming platform, last August, in response to the popularity of Amazon's Twitch and debut of YouTube Gaming. But, now, it has given Beam a new name: Mixer. In... >>

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

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EA Dice has finally realised that Battlefield fans might want to fight online as a woman sometimes.The developer announced it will add a female soldier to Battlefield 1's multiplayer component in its upcoming expansion, In the Name of the Tsar. Set... >>

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

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Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband... >>

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed, see new screenshots here

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed, see new screenshots here

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Rockstar Games has announced that the long-awaited sequel to Red Dead Redemption has been delayed.The publisher revealed via Twitter on Monday that Red Dead Redemption 2 will no longer arrive this autumn. It is now scheduled to release sometime in spring... >>

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

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Ubisoft will fully reveal Far Cry 5 on Friday 26 May, but in the meantime has released several vignettes showing that the new chapter will be set in the North West of America.The series is heading to Montana and, from brief teases in the videos, looks... >>

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

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Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has... >>

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

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Activision and Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 gameplay for the first time on Thursday 18 May, with a special event in Los Angeles. It revealed a whole stack of details about the forthcoming game and showed full-on game footage.Pocket-lint has also been... >>

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

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Pokemon Go is holding a special event for the entirety of next week.To encourage you back out onto the streets, with Pokemon Go running on a smartphone, Niantic and the Pokemon Company are holding a special week of rock. From 18 May 2017 through to 25... >>

This Augmented Reality Climbing Wall will let you play Pong while holding on for dear life

This Augmented Reality Climbing Wall will let you play Pong while holding on for dear life

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Climbing walls on their own can be great fun, if not exhausting. Augmented reality gaming, that is, games that require you to interact with everyday objects is an innovative way to get you away from the console. What about if you combine the two? What... >>

Automatic screenshots are the latest Nintendo Switch problem. Do you have it?

Automatic screenshots are the latest Nintendo Switch problem. Do you have it?

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The Nintendo Switch is without doubt a fantastic console and has helped to revive Nintendo after the failings of the Wii U. But, like other games consoles, it's not without its faults and the most recent one that some users have encountered, is the Switch... >>

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

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Nintendo is planning to release a Legend of Zelda game for iOS and Android and it is likely to be released in 2018.The Wall Street Journal reports the Japanese gaming giant will follow its next mobile release, based on Animal Crossing, with a Zelda... >>

Could a Nintendo Switch Mini be in the works?

Could a Nintendo Switch Mini be in the works?

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The Nintendo Switch has received universal acclaim since its release in March, and even sold more consoles in its first month than it did Wii Us in a year. But even with its success, and the fact it combines portable and home gaming into one machine,... >>

6 things we'd like to see in The Sims Mobile

6 things we'd like to see in The Sims Mobile

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EA has announced that a fully-fledged version of everyone's favourite life simulation game, The Sims, will be released on iOS and Android mobile devices.However EA hasn't yet given an exact release date, or how much we can expect to pay when it launches.... >>

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

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When we reviewed the Nintendo Switch in March we called for a second Switch dock to be sold separately. Nintendo has now responded, saying that you will be able to buy a second dock from 23 June.The Nintendo Switch is a portable games console, so it's... >>

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

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Electronic Arts firmly believes that the shift to digital downloads over physical copies of games is gathering pace. It has claimed that, by the end of 2017, digital downloads will account for at least 40 per cent of all sales.During a financial call... >>

Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down
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Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down

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It seems crazy that, even though we live in a technological whirlwind, space exploration these days has become more or less the exclusive domain of videogames, film and literature, while in real life no human has set foot on another astronomical object... >>

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

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LucidSound is a fairly new company when it comes to gaming peripherals but it is carving a niche for itself quickly.It has released several quality headsets for gamers, such as the LS40 pair we saw at CES 2017 in January, that can be directly compared... >>

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

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With a 5 May release date, Prey is nearly upon us. And while it shares its name with a game that came out in 2006, it's a completely different beast.It has been created by Arkane Studios (of Dishonored and Dishonored 2 renown) and published by Bethesda... >>

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration

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The HTC Vive headset is about to get a lot more comfortable.The HTC Vive's original, basic headstrap does what it's supposed to do, but it's not exactly comfy to wear or as good as the headstrap found on rival headsets. However, starting 6 June, you can... >>

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

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Seemingly coming from nowhere, the Nintendo 2DS XL took everyone by surprise when it was announced. It was widely thought that Nintendo's attention would be solely  on the Switch for the time being, with the existing handhelds more than capable of holding... >>

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The best ever version hits Nintendo Switch
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The best ever version hits Nintendo Switch

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If you seek evidence that Nintendo learned some major lessons from the Wii U's humiliating failure, you need look no further than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Its arrival so soon after that of the Switch console demonstrates that Nintendo has well and truly... >>

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

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Nintendo is fully on the comeback path. Not only is the Nintendo Switch going great guns, breaking all manner of launch sales records, it is breathing new life into the DS range with an all-new handheld.The Nintendo 2DS XL expands upon the success of... >>

Little Nightmares review: A dreamy little horror game
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Little Nightmares review: A dreamy little horror game

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When small, so-called indie developers get together to make a game, they have a massive advantage over their established peers: a complete lack of expectations. So they can let their imaginations run riot, without having to worry about commercial viability... >>

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

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Gaming laptops have been growing in popularity at a healthy rate in the last couple of years and Acer's Predator range has been a major driver.Not one to rest on its laurels though, the company has announced a flagship machine that is a beast under the... >>