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  • Microsoft could be taking Xbox Live cross-platform to iOS and Android
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    Microsoft could be taking Xbox Live cross-platform to iOS and Android

    By 3 March 2014

    Microsoft will extend Xbox Live support within mobile games past Windows Phone and onto iOS and Android, according to The Verge. The Xbox SmartGlass apps for iOS and Android have experimented with achievements in the past. However, Microsoft wants...

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February

    By 1 March 2014

    In a week that has been all about the phones - courtesy of our coverage from MWC 2014 - and so we've taken the opportunity to focus the reviews section on different areas of tech this week. Granted it's hard to ignore the heavyweights, such as the unveiling...

  • Xbox One March update preview reveals 50Hz compatibility for UK TV and more
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    Xbox One March update preview reveals 50Hz compatibility for UK TV and more

    By 28 February 2014

    Following the Xbox One's first major update in early February, it appears some users have now received an early access preview to a second update said to be coming in March. According to the NeoGAF forum, one user called The Flash has published a detailed...

  • Thief review
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    Thief review

    By 28 February 2014

    Thief in 2014 reboots a much loved gaming franchise that was born over 15 years ago. It’s been ten long years since the last title in the series, and in the time since there are inevitably great swathes of punters who either don't know or, perhaps,...

  • Minecraft movie in the works as it crosses 100 million registered users
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    Minecraft movie in the works as it crosses 100 million registered users

    By 27 February 2014

    Top video game Minecraft will be hitting the big screen, the game's creator Markus Persson announced on Thursday.  "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," Persson tweeted. "I wanted to...

  • Nintendo will axe online servers to leave Wii and DS multiplayer games dead
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    Nintendo will axe online servers to leave Wii and DS multiplayer games dead

    By 27 February 2014

    Nintendo has announced that it will be shutting down its Wii and DS online servers. The service, dubbed Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, will be shut down on 20 May. Many Wii and DS games rely on these servers for multiplayer gaming, which now won't be possible....

  • Steam games could become a lot cheaper thanks to new developer tool
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    Steam games could become a lot cheaper thanks to new developer tool

    By 26 February 2014

    Valve is implementing a new tool for developers, which, in some cases, could make game prices on Steam much cheaper.  Valve will now allow developers to run Steam game sales and discount games whenever developers choose, the company has announced through...

  • Crackle's free video streaming service finally lands for PS Vita
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    Crackle's free video streaming service finally lands for PS Vita

    By 26 February 2014

    Sony Pictures-backed Crackle is now available on the Sony PlayStation Vita system. Engadget has reported that PS Vita users can now stream Crackle's entire catalogue of movies and television series. Crackle has content for a plethora of genres including...

  • Xbox One gets Twitch app on 11 March, fix for 50Hz judder could also arrive
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    Xbox One gets Twitch app on 11 March, fix for 50Hz judder could also arrive

    By 25 February 2014

    The Xbox One will get its Twitch app on 11 March, it has been confirmed.  The popular gaming spectator service gets its own app on Xbox One, right on schedule to support the launch of Titanfall - hotly tipped to be the game of the year. From your Xbox...

  • Xbox One Titanfall bundle drops as low as £369 on pre-order
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    Xbox One Titanfall bundle drops as low as £369 on pre-order

    By 25 February 2014

    From 28 February, Microsoft will be slashing the price of its Xbox One to £399.99, including the forthcoming bundle that includes a copy of hotly anticipated multiplayer FPS Titanfall. That might represent a fantastic deal, but online retailer GameStop...

  • Samsung GamePad pricing gets mentioned at MWC
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    Samsung GamePad pricing gets mentioned at MWC

    By 25 February 2014

    Samsung has shown off its first Android Bluetooth gaming controller, the GamePad, here at MWC. This was announced earlier in the year. Now a representative at MWC has mentioned a price.  The GamePad will be available in Germany and Korea only at...

  • Sony Pictures gives Seth Rogen green light to co-direct 1990s Console Wars film about Sega and Nintendo
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    Sony Pictures gives Seth Rogen green light to co-direct 1990s Console Wars film about Sega and Nintendo

    By 24 February 2014

    Actor and screenwriter Seth Rogen is set to write a film adaptation of Console Wars, an upcoming book that details how Nintendo and Sega went head-to-head in a power-play for the top spot during the video game explosion of the 1990s. Rogen will also co-direct...

  • Xbox One price drops under £400 in UK, Titanfall bundle to cost same on pre-order
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    Xbox One price drops under £400 in UK, Titanfall bundle to cost same on pre-order

    By 24 February 2014

    Microsoft has announced an official price drop for its Xbox One console. From 28 February, the Xbox One will cost £399.99 in the UK, £30 cheaper than on launch. In addition, the company will release a Titanfall special edition Xbox One bundle, which...

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February

    By 22 February 2014

    It's the week before Mobile World Congress 2014, the mobile phone show of the year, so expect plenty of smartphones and tablets to be covering these pages over the coming days. During the quiet before the storm it's been a week dominated by cameras....

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review

    By 21 February 2014

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is proof positive that 2D platformers still have a place in modern gaming. It is, quite simply, a superb platform title and a much needed one for the Wii U. The return of Donkey Kong might not necessarily reinvigorate...

  • Rayman Legends review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Rayman Legends review

    By 21 February 2014

    Too weird. Too retro. Too French? Whatever the criticisms aimed at the Rayman series over the years, they were swatted aside by 2011’s excellent Rayman Origins, a defiantly traditional 2D platform game that saw the limbless character celebrate his 16th...

  • Sony PS4 Oculus Rift rival tipped for GDC 2014 unveiling
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    Sony PS4 Oculus Rift rival tipped for GDC 2014 unveiling

    By 21 February 2014

    Sony is allegedly going to show its Oculus Rift-rivalling virtual reality headset at the Games Developers' Conference in San Francisco in March. An "inside source" told Tech Radar that the PS4-compatible device is almost ready to be revealed. They claim...

  • Xbox One Media Remote set for a worldwide release in March
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    Xbox One Media Remote set for a worldwide release in March

    By 20 February 2014

    A Microsoft Xbox One Media Remote control has been unveiled for a release next month. The remote, which has appeared on Larry Hryb's Major Nelson blog, will allow users to control Blu-ray and streaming movies from the comfort of the couch without the...

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order is giving away Doom beta access with pre-orders
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    Wolfenstein: The New Order is giving away Doom beta access with pre-orders

    By 19 February 2014

    Bethesda Softworks aims to release its reimagined Wolfenstein: The New Order on 23 May. And to sweeten the pre-order deal right now it's throwing in a Doom beta. Bethesda Softworks says the Doom beta key will be received by those pre-ordering Wolfenstein...

  • Want to see how Metal Gear Solid 5 will run on your console? PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 compared
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    Want to see how Metal Gear Solid 5 will run on your console? PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 compared

    By 19 February 2014

    A couple of days ago, Konami revealed image details for each of the specific console versions of its forthcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. Now it has released a video showing a real-time comparison between all of the versions. And we have to...

  • 101 Best cakes for geeks
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    101 Best cakes for geeks

    By 19 February 2014

    To celebrate 11 years of Pocket-lint, we thought we'd republish this delicious piece of tech cake history. Inspired by Anya Richardson's Angry Birds cake, we at Pocket-lint wondered if there were any more tech-based gateaux on the internet. It turns out...

  • Happy Birthday! Pocket-lint is 11 today
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    Happy Birthday! Pocket-lint is 11 today

    By 19 February 2014

    It feels like only yesterday that we were enjoying the big one-zero, but a year on and the world has changed again. As is always the case with technology, it has done so quickly and with some amazing products. Smartwatches are trying to get onto our wrists,...

  • PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls
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    PrioVR gaming suit lets you move naturally for Oculus Rift backed gaming controls

    By 18 February 2014

    The tagline for the PrioVR gaming suit, which is smashing its Kickstarter goal, is Suit up. Game on. This really effectively captures the simplicity of the suit that should making gaming controls more natural than anything before. The PrioVR Pro suit,...

  • We love Titanfall. We love Lego. We love Titanfall Lego. Oh yes!
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    We love Titanfall. We love Lego. We love Titanfall Lego. Oh yes!

    By 18 February 2014

    We've featured a lot of really cool Lego on Pocket-lint recently. The Lego Ghostbusters set looks great. The Lego The Simpsons House is amazing. And we'd kill for a Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer (well, give a mean nipple tweak anyway). But surely...

  • Want to see who makes a cameo on level 999 of Flappy Bird? (video)
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    Want to see who makes a cameo on level 999 of Flappy Bird? (video)

    By 18 February 2014

    If you ever wondered what happens when you reach level 999 of Flappy Bird this video might help. Before you waste hours trying to reach the level know that this video is almost certainly a fake. It looks great but clearly can't be real - that cameo would...