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PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station
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PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station

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When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher-specified... >>

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before
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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before

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In the 21st century, life now has three inevitabilities: death, taxes and an annual instalment of Call of Duty.But Infinite Warfare, 2016's effort, comes with an added layer of controversy: the all-conquering first-person shooter's mighty fan-base took... >>

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

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Nintendo will launch the Switch games console at the beginning of spring 2017, reportedly on 17 March, 32 years after it introduced its first home games console, the Nintendo Entertainment System.It is also about to release a mini version of the latter... >>

Nintendo Switch slated for 17 March release

Nintendo Switch slated for 17 March release

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Nintendo itself has already confirmed the Switch hybrid games console would be in stores in March 2017, but has never given an exact date. Now though, Twitter user Laura Kate Dale has suggested we could see the Switch, in PAL territories at least, on... >>

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

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With the Nintendo Switch now announced and the Japanese gaming giant looking forward not back, it comes as no surprise that the Wii U is yesterday's news. However, it is mildly surprising to learn that the company is completely severing ties with its... >>

Titanfall 2 review: A total blast
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Titanfall 2 review: A total blast

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The original Titanfall arrived amid a blaze of hype which was impressive even by games industry standards – and which came about due mainly to the game's provenance. It was the first effort made by Respawn Entertainment, a developer formed by the founders... >>

Battlezone review: Arcade fun for PlayStation VR
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Battlezone review: Arcade fun for PlayStation VR

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So PlayStation VR has arrived, offering a cheaper-than-PC means of experiencing the joys of virtual reality on PlayStation 4. But like every new item of gaming hardware, it's in dire need of a so-called killer app: a game which is an abdolute must-play.Battlezone... >>

Nintendo's president confirms the Switch won't kill off the 3DS

Nintendo's president confirms the Switch won't kill off the 3DS

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Nintendo recently unveiled the Switch games console with a teaser trailer. In it, it showed the console could be used as a portable handheld machine, which you can use to play multiplayer games with friends using the detachable Joycon controller. Nintendo... >>

How to play the awesome Halloween Google Doodle

How to play the awesome Halloween Google Doodle

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Today is Halloween and to celebrate, Google has created a mini game as its commemorative Doodle. The game sees you playing as a cat on a quest to get back a book of spells from an evil ghoul. We've played the full game so we can help you know how to play... >>

Nintendo Switch specs and feature reveal set for 13 January

Nintendo Switch specs and feature reveal set for 13 January

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Following the teaser trailer released earlier this month, Nintendo will reveal more details about the Switch games console in a presentation on 13 January 2017. Nintendo NX is called...Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer Nintendo president... >>

Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards
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Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards

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For a brief moment, it looked as though Battlefield 1 might fall foul of the stormtroopers of political correctness: when developer DICE announced that the latest instalment of the much-loved multiplayer military first-person shooter would be set in World... >>

Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy

Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy

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Pokemon Go is getting into the spirit of Halloween, with a special in-game event running from 26 October through to 1 November. Some of the treats that Pokemon Go has in store are a little disappointing: suggesting that there will be more Zubats around... >>

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed until 2017, this is what you’re missing

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Ever since we first caught a glimpse of Star Trek: Bridge Crew at E3 in June, we've been extremely excited by the communal VR game. And recently we got to spend a lot more time with it, playing in different crew member roles and trying to complete the... >>

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

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Nintendo has posted its preview trailer for its new console and revealed that it will be called the Nintendo Switch.Like many suggested, the new console is a tablet like device that can be placed into a docking station connected to a TV or taken out and... >>

Candy Crush is becoming a TV game show. Seriously

Candy Crush is becoming a TV game show. Seriously

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Candy Crush Saga - the addictive King title that quickly swept the world and turned our parents, siblings, and friends into mobile gaming fiends - is coming after your livingroom television next.Candy Crush Saga lets you match colourful candies in combinations... >>

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

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The PlayStation VR headset was officially released yesterday, Thursday 13 October, and users are generally very positive about its talents. Not only does it give a full-on virtual reality experience that usually costs much more - with headsets like the... >>

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch

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Although the HTC Vive motion controllers are decent enough already, it seems that replacements are in the pipeline.A Valve development slide and hands-on pictures of the prototype controllers have leaked online and they seem to own a lot to the forthcoming... >>

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PlayStation VR: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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First announced in 2014, under the codename Project Morpheus, PlayStation VR has finally arrived, just in time to be a hit this coming Christmas and could even be the definitive device in the explosion of virtual reality.Sony's virtual reality headset... >>

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, Star Wars and more

Sony PlayStation VR game trailers: Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, Star Wars and more

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The Sony PlayStation VR is finally available and that means you can play plenty of the games and experiences talked about over the last few months, at game shows such as E3 and Gamescom.The virtual realm of PlayStation VR (reviewed here) is going to be... >>

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

Sony PlayStation VR launch line-up: Every game listed and best PSVR games revealed

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Usually, when a new gaming product launches there are only a handful of titles you can initially play. Apart from a brand new console, new platforms traditionally need to bed in properly before supporting games hit the market.Not so the Sony PlayStation... >>

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

Sony PlayStation VR exposed: What you get in the PSVR box and what you still need to buy

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We've had a fair while to wait since Sony first announced the PSVR headset - originally known as Project Morpheus - but it's now finally available. The virtual reality device hit stores on Thursday 13 October and we've been playing with one in the Pocket-lint... >>

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

Sony PlayStation VR tips and tricks: How to solve PSVR problems and more

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The PSVR headset is finally upon us and we've been testing a consumer model in the last few weeks in order to bring you our in-depth Sony PlayStation VR review and features.During our play we've experienced some incredible games but also encountered... >>

Sony PlayStation VR review: Virtual reality for the masses
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Sony PlayStation VR review: Virtual reality for the masses

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We can't count the amount of times someone has said 2016 would be the "year of VR", ourselves included if we're being honest, but we're 10 months in now and it's been anything but.Unavailability, price hikes and the reliance on expensive PC equipment... >>

You can try Sony PlayStation VR inside a giant headset

You can try Sony PlayStation VR inside a giant headset

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Sony's virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, launches tomorrow, 13 October, and to celebrate a giant version has landed in London.Sited at Kings Cross station, the massive PSVR doubles as a demo room, where you can try out the regular-sized headset... >>

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

Oculus Santa Cruz standalone headset: What's the story so far?

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During the third-annual Oculus Connect keynote, Facebook-owned Oculus VR announced something nobody expected: a standalone Rift headset.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the virtual-reality headset and revealed its codename, Santa Cruz. Here's everything... >>

Gears of War 4 review: Stepping up a gear
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Gears of War 4 review: Stepping up a gear

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Gears of War, the genre-defining third-person cover-shooter, has had a slightly chequered recent history – Cliff Bleszinski, the driving force behind the series, moved on to pastures new after 2011's Gears of War 3, implying he felt the franchise was... >>

HTC Vive and HP Envy PC are a match made in virtual reality heaven

HTC Vive and HP Envy PC are a match made in virtual reality heaven

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The HTC Vive is an incredible virtual reality headset, offering an "experience that's out of this world", as we put it in our review. But to get Vive in your home you need both space and a capable gaming PC. HTC does provide a list of minimum specs for... >>

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

Oculus VR opens up pre-orders for Rift Touch controllers

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR is accepting pre-orders for its handheld controllers.The virtual reality company revealed at its third-annual Oculus Connect conference last week that it would launch Oculus Touch on 6 December, but now it's letting consumers... >>

Xbox One S now comes in multiple colours, thanks to Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17 bundles

Xbox One S now comes in multiple colours, thanks to Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17 bundles

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Microsoft has announced two new colour choices for the Xbox One S to join the currently available Robot White. We thought it was just called White as well. Xbox One S review: Best console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player out there The two colours are Storm... >>

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

Oculus is making a non-tethered standalone VR headset, see it here

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR is holding a keynote address, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has introduced a VR headset that works without cables.When it comes to virtual reality headsets, there are two categories: mobile VR headsets, such as the Samsung... >>

Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier

Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier

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There's an update coming to Pokemon Go that will take some of the frustration out of trying to catch rare Pokemon.Called the "capture bonus", the update (coming soon) will give you extra power to catch certain types of Pokemon, based on your achievements... >>

Gears of War set for the bright lights of Hollywood as movie production starts

Gears of War set for the bright lights of Hollywood as movie production starts

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Universal Pictures has given the go ahead for a Gears of War movie, with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark onboard to produce the film. Stuber was involved with the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart movie Central Intelligence while Clark is a producer on the new... >>

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

You can't have HDR on your PS4 and PSVR plugged in at the same time

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Sony will finally release its virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, next week, with pre-orders shipping and stores stocking the device from Thursday 13 October.We've been playing with one ourselves, with a full review to hit Pocket-lint very soon,... >>

The NES Mini will have 'Pixel Perfect' display mode and game-save feature

The NES Mini will have 'Pixel Perfect' display mode and game-save feature

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Nintendo's NES Mini Classic Edition is due for release on 11 November but before then, we've just been treated to a few more details about the much-anticipated console. Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected Nintendo... >>

Manage to get the £150 PS4 from Game? Think again

Manage to get the £150 PS4 from Game? Think again

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You may have noticed Game and some other high street retailers were selling the original PlayStation 4 with a selection of games for £150 last week. It was a crazy offer that sent the participating retailer's websites into meltdown as they struggled... >>

Amazon Prime adds Twitch Prime to offer game discounts, free loot

Amazon Prime adds Twitch Prime to offer game discounts, free loot

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Amazon-owned Twitch now offers benefits just for Amazon Prime members.This new set of benefits is dubbed Twitch Prime. To get access to it, you must pay Amazon's annual $99 Prime membership fee. An Amazon Prime membership gives you free two-day shipping... >>

The NES Mini is cool, but Japan’s Famicom Mini is way cooler

The NES Mini is cool, but Japan’s Famicom Mini is way cooler

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While the NES Mini may look pretty cool, Nintendo has just announced that Japan will be getting its own tiny piece of nostalgia in the form of the Famicom Mini, and we have to say, it looks an awful lot better. Nintendo's new console available to order,... >>

Where to buy a PlayStation 4 with a copy of FIFA 17 for £150

Where to buy a PlayStation 4 with a copy of FIFA 17 for £150

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With the release of the new PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro, retailers across the UK have been slashing prices of the original PlayStation 4 console. Some of the major retailers around the country have been selling the 500GB PS4 with a copy of... >>

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

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Microsoft is considerably winning the battle of the slimmed-down consoles. In September, the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models helped UK sales soar by 989 per cent week-on-week.Games industry trade paper MCV reports that GfK data shows Xbox One had 71... >>

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

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Microsoft has released a video that shows the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4, taking you through the opening prologue and its initial mission.Rod Ferguson and Matt Searcy from developer The Coalition play through the game's beginning, so you can... >>

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

Halo Master Chief and Darth Vader Bluetooth speakers in the flesh, both on pre-order now

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When we last met AC Worldwide, we saw a couple of superb, Star Wars-licensed Bluetooth speakers in the shape of a Stormtrooper helmet and C-3PO's head respectively. We were also told at the time that they would soon be joined by Darth Vader and Master... >>

Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here
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Oculus Rift review: The VR revolution begins here

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Our first dalliances with virtual reality (VR) were with Virtuality, a system created by W. Industries back in the early 90s, and it blew our minds at the time.The graphics were basic and blurry, the headsets cumbersome and heavy, and a session with a... >>

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

Xbox One controller will soon support Samsung Gear VR headset

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Microsoft is embracing Samsung. Sort of.Microsoft has said it will bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories - and that includes Xbox Wireless Controller support for Samsung Gear VR. The Redmond, WA-based company, which is developing... >>

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

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Minecraft isn't just a block-based game. It's also a learning tool.Seriously. Educators have been using a version of Minecraft for the classroom, called MinecraftEdu, since 2011 in more than 40 countries to help teach all types of subjects, from math... >>

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

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Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren.According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... >>

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

Oculus Touch controllers price revealed, prepare to take a sharp breath

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The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset went on sale in UK stores yesterday, and with it came pricing details for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers that are to be made available before Christmas.Pocket-lint has had the pleasure of using the Touch... >>

Pokemon CEO "reveals" details about Nintendo NX

Pokemon CEO "reveals" details about Nintendo NX

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It’s no secret that Nintendo is going to release the NX console. The company itself has confirmed its existence, saying it will be a “brand new concept”. What we don’t know about it though is what it will actually be and look like.Our best guess... >>

Forza Horizon 3 review: Bigger, brasher and better-looking than ever
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Forza Horizon 3 review: Bigger, brasher and better-looking than ever

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Spin-off franchises - equivalent, say, to the way in which Cheers spawned Frasier - are very rare in the games industry, and for such a franchise to outshine its parent title is all but unprecedented. Yet that is exactly what Forza Horizon has done, and... >>

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

Oculus Rift now available in UK stores, get a demo in John Lewis and other shops

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Although UK customers have been able to order the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from the company's US website, the device is now officially available to buy from several UK stores today, 20 September.John Lewis, Curry's PC World, Game and Harrods... >>

PlayFusion Lightseekers for iOS and Android: Toys to life is not dead, it's only just beginning

PlayFusion Lightseekers for iOS and Android: Toys to life is not dead, it's only just beginning

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With Disney's withdrawal from the toys-to-life game genre questions were asked on whether the bubble had burst for videogames that interact with physical toys. However, not only are Lego Dimensions and Skylanders still going strong, with both having significant... >>