Reviews & hands-on

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    New Xbox 360 and Kinect pictures and eyes-on

    By 12 June 2013

    To complement the look of the Xbox One, Microsoft has opted to refresh the Xbox 360 too, adding the new styling and logo to give proceedings a more “family” feel.  That's just about the only change on the rejigged Kinect sensor, but the new console...

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    Fable: The Journey preview (new screens and hands-on)

    By 6 June 2012

    Microsoft has been showing an extensive playable version of Fable: The Journey behind closed doors at E3 2012 and Pocket-lint has now had a hands-on with a couple of levels that we haven't seen before... Literally. Purely a Kinect title, this new chapter...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Kinect: Star Wars review

    By 3 April 2012

    Star Wars is everywhere. The Lucas empire extends far beyond the reach of any traditional franchise, with our friends C3PO and R2D2 being as ubiquitous as the kitchen sink. Some of the ancillary elements to the Star Wars world are great - Knights of the...

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    Xbox 360 Dashboard update pictures and hands-on

    By 5 December 2011

    Microsoft is set to release its most ambitious Xbox 360 Dashboard update in the six-year-old console's life to date, and Pocket-lint was invited to a swanky location in the heart of London to test the new features. Available for download globally from...

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    Deepak Chopra's Leela for Kinect pictures and hands-on

    By 11 November 2011

    Deepak Chopra's Leela is an interesting proposition. Not exactly a game as such (although "Leela" roughly means "play" in Hindu), nor is it strictly fitness or educational software. It is, quite simply, unique and could well be the most inventive consumer-ready...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    First Look: Forza Motorsport 4 review

    By 23 September 2011

    Forza Motorsport 4 launches on 14 October and we were lucky enough to get in some game time prior to launch, as well as sit down for a chat with Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Turn 10 Studios. Let’s get something clear from the start: Forza Motorsport...

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    Champion Jockey quick play preview

    By 11 August 2011

    Tecmo Koei has almost single-handedly been feeding horse racing enthusiasts with console games to sate their appetites over the years. The Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey franchises in the UK and US (plus Winning Post in Japan) have made countless successful transitions...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Child of Eden review

    By 20 June 2011

    Child of Eden is the sort of game that brings out the worst in reviewers. It's a stunning game - innovative, smart and genuinely beautiful, with dazzling abstract graphics and screen-filling blooms of neon light and colour. Both the visuals and the gameplay...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Virtua Tennis 4 review

    By 4 May 2011

    “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” seems to be the guiding design principal for Sega’s classic Tennis series. While the graphics change and game modes come and go, Sega hasn’t really meddled much over the series four iterations (six if you...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Kinect for Xbox 360 review

    By 4 November 2010

    Microsoft Kinect first burst on to the scene as Project Natal over a year ago. Then, we had the high profile announcement at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, and now on 4 November 2010 it goes on sale in the US, and just 6 days later (10 November) it...