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PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

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FIFA has been sitting on the footy games throne for a fair few years now, with little or no competition of note, but it could very well be replaced this year. We've played PES 2017 and it is good. Scrub that, it is superb. Considering we've only had access... >>

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

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Developer VD-dev Games has been creating titles for handhelds for many years, but seldom for home consoles or PC. Now it's unveiled its next major project, driving game Rise: Race the Future, and it's confirmed as coming to the Nintendo NX - possibly... >>

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

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Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight. The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... >>

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun
4.5 stars

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun

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If Overwatch was an animal, it would be a small, cute, friendly dog, intent on meeting everybody and licking their faces. From the off, Overwatch is one of the most accessible and inviting games you will ever encounter – which is some achievement, given... >>

Samsung Gear VR getting its own gamepad? Clips into headset when not in use

Samsung Gear VR getting its own gamepad? Clips into headset when not in use

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The Samsung Gear VR might be a surprisingly capable virtual reality headset, for the price, but controls are limited. This issue appears to be something Samsung has spotted and may soon fix with a new Gear VR gamepad. The gamepad has leaked in images... >>

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

Osmo Coding: Educational iPad game now helps kids learn programming

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Osmo is an iPad system that aids education for children aged five to 12 through fun, intuitive game packs. It uses a base in which you stand your iPad and a camera attachment to scan objects placed on a table in front. They then work in combination... >>

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

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There has been plenty of talk of late about an upgraded 4K PlayStation, with rumours suggesting it will debut at E3 next month, but fewer facts have emerged about Microsoft hardware plans. Until now. Kotaku claims that its sources tell it that the company... >>

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

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Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing. That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... >>

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars

Doom review: Redefining the remake

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Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom. As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... >>

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

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Sony has released the initial batch of screengrabs of Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony's first in the series for PlayStation 4 and they are, quite simply, staggering. GT Sport was originally announced during Paris Games Week last year but this is the first... >>