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  • Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta opens, buy your way in for £100
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    Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta opens, buy your way in for £100

    By 10 April 2014

    Frontier Developments has launched the Premium Beta phase of Elite: Dangerous, the multiplayer rehash of one of the most famous and revered games of all time. The full Premium Beta, with mutiplayer functionality, isn't due to start until 30 May, but...

  • Titanfall matchmaking finally addressed, improved system immediately available to try out
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    Titanfall matchmaking finally addressed, improved system immediately available to try out

    By 28 March 2014

    There's no doubt about it, Titanfall is a superb game. However, we have had one issue with it since it sold in bucketloads and more and more players became available on the servers; the game's matchmaking talents left a lot to be desired. That's something...

  • PC reimagination of hit arcade game Gauntlet launching this summer
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    PC reimagination of hit arcade game Gauntlet launching this summer

    By 17 March 2014

    Gauntlet, the hit 1985 arcade game, is returning in a completely modernised action RPG version for the PC, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment announced on Monday. Gauntlet will be available in summer 2014 through Steam on the PC, with full support...

  • The Last of Us wins 'Best Game' at BAFTA 2014 awards
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    The Last of Us wins 'Best Game' at BAFTA 2014 awards

    By 13 March 2014

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) took the wraps off its 2014 award winners in London on Wednesday. As previously announced, Grand Theft Auto V was star of the show, winning in the British Game, Game Design and Multiplayer categories....

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March

    By 8 March 2014

    Meteorological spring has arrived. Hurrah. And with the scent of the sun on the horizon in the UK, we're bringing you rays of tech-review sunshine this week in various forms. First and foremost it's Geneva Motor Show week. We've seen the BMW M235i and...

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    South Park: The Stick of Truth review

    By 7 March 2014

    If Mortal Kombat was offensive in its day then surely South Park: The Stick of Truth is 2014’s coup for the crown. But not so much because of blood, guts ’n’ gore. Instead The Stick of Truth takes the turn-based role-playing genre, douses it with...

  • Rockstar to get BAFTA fellowship for its achievements in gaming
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    Rockstar to get BAFTA fellowship for its achievements in gaming

    By 3 March 2014

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will grant Rockstar Games, the makers of Grand Theft Auto, a Fellowship award at the 2014 Games Awards Ceremony.  BAFTA calls the award the highest accolade it bestows on a contribution to film,...

  • 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...

  • Thief review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    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,...

  • Titanfall Beta now open to all Xbox One gamers
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    Titanfall Beta now open to all Xbox One gamers

    By 16 February 2014

    The beta test for Titanfall has extended to all Xbox One gamers, after being opened up on a limited basis late-last week, Xbox frontman Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb announced on Saturday. Xbox One gamers can access the beta on the "New Game Demos" section...

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth preview
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    South Park: The Stick of Truth preview

    By 15 February 2014

    It takes less than a week to create an episode of South Park, the rude, crude animated TV comedy. But South Park: The Stick of Truth is quite a different story; a game that has been on a rocky production road and missed its 2013 scheduled release date...

  • Titanfall Beta tips and tricks: Inside secrets of the most eagerly anticipated game of 2014
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    Titanfall Beta tips and tricks: Inside secrets of the most eagerly anticipated game of 2014

    By 14 February 2014

    The Titanfall Beta is now open to members of public and that means the lucky Xbox One and PC gamers to have received an access code already can now battle it out prior to the game's official release on 11 March in the US and 14 March in the UK. If you're...

  • Titanfall preview: First play of Beta - Attrition, Hardpoint and Last Titan Standing modes (video)
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    Titanfall preview: First play of Beta - Attrition, Hardpoint and Last Titan Standing modes (video)

    By 12 February 2014

    Behold the game of 2014. Titanfall has been lauded by eager praise ever since its non-playable debut during the E3 trade show last June. And with each public outing since, the admiration has grown ever larger by those who have been lucky enough to...

  • Titanfall Beta sign ups now open for Xbox One and PC gamers
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    Titanfall Beta sign ups now open for Xbox One and PC gamers

    By 12 February 2014

    The beta test period for Titanfall will soon start and Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have opened registration for those who want to take part. Sadly, there's no beta trial for Xbox 360, even though the game will be released on that platform...

  • Elder Scrolls Online preview: First lengthy play of massively multiplayer Skyrim
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    Elder Scrolls Online preview: First lengthy play of massively multiplayer Skyrim

    By 10 February 2014

    There's still a couple of months before Bethesda's much-anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the world of Oblivion and Skyrim is due for release, but Pocket-lint was invited to give the Elder Scrolls Online beta a...

  • Grand Theft Auto V biggest video game of 2013, selling 32.5 million units
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    Grand Theft Auto V biggest video game of 2013, selling 32.5 million units

    By 4 February 2014

    Take-Two Interactive, the firm behind Rockstar Games, has revealed Grand Theft Auto V was the best-selling video game of 2013, citing NPD research data. Rockstar Games sold a whopping 32.5 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V during the year, boosting...

  • Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PC, Amazon says so
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    Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PC, Amazon says so

    By 22 January 2014

    Although there has been no official confirmation, it seems that a PC version of GTA V is definitely on the cards. Amazon has listed the game in both Germany and France. The French page for Grand Theft Auto V on "Windows 7/Vista" has now been taken down,...

  • Football Manager 2014 review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Football Manager 2014 review

    By 31 October 2013

    Sports Interactive has been banging out Football Manager - nee Championship Manager - games with remarkable regularity in the last 21 years. More remarkable still is the consistency in quality. It’s hard to think of any other franchise in gaming that...

  • Valve to expand Steam's universe: Launches teaser page for 23 September announcements
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    Valve to expand Steam's universe: Launches teaser page for 23 September announcements

    By 20 September 2013

    Steam's universe is expanding in 2014 - at least that's what the company has suggested on a new teaser page launched today. Steam is a primary source for downloadable PC games and third-party games, and Valve Corporation develops it. Valve has long hinted...

  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist review

    By 27 August 2013

    From the moment the disc was sucked into our PS3 console, Splinter Cell: Blacklist did its damnedest to keep us enshrouded in the on-screen action. But far from the promise of a stealth title, Blacklist intros with the rip-roar of guns blazing in a US...

  • Saints Row IV gameplay preview: Crazy just got crazier
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    Saints Row IV gameplay preview: Crazy just got crazier

    By 21 June 2013

    Saints Row: The Third was a whacky gangster epic. But Saints Row IV? It's only gone and turned the loony dial up to 11. Pocket-lint donned our hardiest of protective headgear in the hope our brains wouldn't explode out of our ears and gave a preview build...

  • FIFA 14 new gameplay trailer released, shows off Precision Movement, Pure Shot and more (video)
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    FIFA 14 new gameplay trailer released, shows off Precision Movement, Pure Shot and more (video)

    By 6 June 2013

    As well as giving Pocket-lint tonnes of time with the latest build of FIFA 14, EA has released a new gameplay feature that highlights some of the new features we believe are true game changers on this year's edition. We have waxed lyrical about Precision...

  • FIFA 14 preview
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    FIFA 14 preview

    By 6 June 2013

    You would think that as last year's FIFA 13 was such a massive leap forward for the perennially favourite franchise that there would be nowhere to go for FIFA 14. You'd be wrong as, thanks to a good couple of hours of playtime with the latest addition...

  • EA: SimCity Amusement Park DLC to release 28 May
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    EA: SimCity Amusement Park DLC to release 28 May

    By 24 May 2013

    A SimCity Amusement Park expansion pack leaked this month and now EA has officially confirmed it will launch on 28 May through Origin as downloadable content. Gameplay scripter Jason Halvorson announced the new pack on Friday in a post on SimCity's blog....

  • Games development simulation game punishes pirates with in-game piracy
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    Games development simulation game punishes pirates with in-game piracy

    By 29 April 2013

    Indie game Game Dev Tycoon, which allows you to run a games development company, punishes those who pirate the game with in-game piracy. If players are running a pirated copy of the PC, Mac, Linux or Windows 8 title, they will receive a message that their...