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Best PS4 games for Christmas 2014 and beyond

Best PS4 games for Christmas 2014 and beyond

By 4 November 2014

We're almost at the time of year when shops are full of the warbling croaks of Noddy Holder and Roy Wood and halls are decked with boughs of Holly Willoughby. Christmas is looming and we have but a few weeks to make sure that our loved ones get more... >>

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse
5 out of 5

Nvidia Shield Tablet review: The Android gaming powerhouse

By 4 November 2014

The idea of serious gaming on a tablet device originally went south for us the moment we tried to control a first-person shooter using touchscreen controls. They are too clumsy for reversal of movement or reactionary firing, leading to an okay but not... >>

Alienware 13: Gaming laptop meets desktop when paired with Graphics Amplifier (hands-on)

Alienware 13: Gaming laptop meets desktop when paired with Graphics Amplifier (hands-on)

By 4 November 2014

Which to go for - the desktop mega rig for graphically intense sessions, or a hardcore laptop for on-the-go gaming? How about a solution combining the best of both? That's the approach of the Alienware 13 gaming laptop. Use as a mobile gaming machine,... >>

Alienware Area-51: The mothership of desktop gaming rigs returns (hands-on)

Alienware Area-51: The mothership of desktop gaming rigs returns (hands-on)

By 4 November 2014

We rarely cover gaming rigs here at Pocket-lint, but there's something so iconic and, well, downright insane about the Alienware Area-51 that we couldn't resist. Or maybe the Greys have taken over our brains. Far from flying in from a land far away and... >>

This 4K laptop from Acer is a UHD gamer's mobile dream

This 4K laptop from Acer is a UHD gamer's mobile dream

By 4 November 2014

Acer has unveiled its V Nitro Black Edition Series laptop with a 4K UHD screen. So where it loses points for a silly name it more than makes up for it with an eye-watering display and enough power to make use of all those pixels. The V Nitro Black screen... >>

Sunset Overdrive review: Frat boy fun
4 out of 5

Sunset Overdrive review: Frat boy fun

By 31 October 2014

Let's just get right to it and say that Sunset Overdrive is bonkers - and not always in a good way. It is among the best looking games on the new-generation consoles and pulls off the tricky feat of both borrowing from older games, yet feeling fresh and... >>

Nintendo wants to watch you sleep, and help you do it better

Nintendo wants to watch you sleep, and help you do it better

By 30 October 2014

It looks like gaming giant Nintendo is side-stepping into the life tracking business. Ninty has just announced that it's looking into "quality of life" tech including a sleep and fatigue sensor. Rather than moving into the competitive market of wearables... >>

Nintendo turns financial corner as strong Wii U games line-up breathes new life into console

Nintendo turns financial corner as strong Wii U games line-up breathes new life into console

By 29 October 2014

Nintendo had a great E3 trade show in Los Angeles this summer and that renewed enthusiasm in the industry for its flagging Wii U games console. Now the financial results for the six months ending September 2014 have confirmed that the company has officially... >>

LeapFrog’s kids console now available, LeapTV brings educational motion gaming to 3-8 year-olds

LeapFrog’s kids console now available, LeapTV brings educational motion gaming to 3-8 year-olds

By 29 October 2014

LeapFrog's LeapTV games console is now available in the shops. Launched by Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and her children, the video game system works in a similar way to a Nintendo Wii, with a motion controller and gamepad device, but all games... >>

PS4 firmware 2.0: Why Share Play is the single most exciting thing to happen to gaming

PS4 firmware 2.0: Why Share Play is the single most exciting thing to happen to gaming

By 27 October 2014

Tomorrow, 28 October, Sony is to release the largest firmware update for the PS4 since it launched the console a year ago and introduce a feature long promised. When originally announced in February 2013, the PS4's highlighted feature line-up included... >>