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

    By 22 March 2014

    Gaming season is upon us, with two major launches this week: Infamous and Metal Gear Solid. Second Son and Ground Zeroes to give the games their respective full title names are both fresh looks at established series, delivering in equal measure of pleasure...

  • Watch modder Ben Heck hack a PS4 controller for single-handed gaming, includes 3D-printed parts
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    Watch modder Ben Heck hack a PS4 controller for single-handed gaming, includes 3D-printed parts

    By 21 March 2014

    Ben Heck has busted open a PlayStation4 controller and hacked it for single-handed use by adding 3D-printed parts. Benjamin Heckendorn, better known as Ben Heck, is a video game console modder and YouTube and Podcast internet celebrity. He gained notoriety...

  • Infamous: Second Son review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Infamous: Second Son review

    By 21 March 2014

    Infamous: Second Son is the game that every PlayStation 4 owner has been waiting for, whether an existing Infamous fan or not. It's the cool TV ad - well, the American one without the shouty British voice-over anyway - that's done it. All those quick...

  • EA reportedly secures rights to Titanfall 2, planning PS4 release
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    EA reportedly secures rights to Titanfall 2, planning PS4 release

    By 21 March 2014

    Game publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts has secured the rights to publish the Titanfall sequel and wants to extend it past the Xbox One, according to GameSpot. The publication reports Electronic Arts will bring Titanfall 2 to Sony's PlayStation 4,...

  • Sony planning PS4 controller update to dim Light Bar, save battery
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    Sony planning PS4 controller update to dim Light Bar, save battery

    By 20 March 2014

    Sony plans to release an update for the PlayStation 4's DualShock controller that will help cure its low battery life.  Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, said the update will allow gamers to dim the blue Light Bar on the DualShock...

  • Arkham series finale Batman: Arkham Knight to land on Xbox One and PS4 in 2014 - watch trailer here
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    Arkham series finale Batman: Arkham Knight to land on Xbox One and PS4 in 2014 - watch trailer here

    By 4 March 2014

    Rocksteady Studios has developed a new Batman game that'll land in 2014 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC - and it has recently released a promo trailer for the upcoming title. Called Batman: Arkham Knight, the new game will close out Rocksteady's...

  • PS4 sales exceed six million consoles in four months worldwide, leaving Xbox One behind
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    PS4 sales exceed six million consoles in four months worldwide, leaving Xbox One behind

    By 4 March 2014

    Sony has just announced that PS4 console sales have exceeded a whopping six million units in the four months it's been on sale. The Xbox One, when last we heard, was lagging behind, probably because of its higher price. By the end of 2013 Sony had sold...

  • 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,...

  • PS4 outsells Xbox One in January, but Microsoft leads Sony in game sales
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    PS4 outsells Xbox One in January, but Microsoft leads Sony in game sales

    By 14 February 2014

    Both Microsoft and Sony are touting numbers for January's next-generation console sales in the US, but Sony has come out the real winner. Sony has sold more of it's PlayStation 4 units than Microsoft has sold of it's Xbox One units, according to numbers...

  • DFC Intelligence forecast predicts both PS4 and Xbox One will reach 100 million sales
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    DFC Intelligence forecast predicts both PS4 and Xbox One will reach 100 million sales

    By 11 February 2014

    Video game research firm DFC Intelligence has forecast that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will sell each 100 million units, which would mark the first time two competing systems hit that milestone. Nintendo's Wii console was the only last-generation console...

  • Microsoft offering $100 trade-in for PS3 owners to buy Xbox One
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    Microsoft offering $100 trade-in for PS3 owners to buy Xbox One

    By 30 January 2014

    Microsoft is hoping to entice PlayStation 3 owners to switch to the Xbox platform in a "Ditch your PS3" promotion running until 2 March. Instead of  takng your PlayStation 3 to eBay, Microsoft wants to have it. If you take a PlayStation 3 in working...

  • New inFamous Second Son for PS4 trailer spotlights the atmosphere, architecture, and weather of Seattle
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    New inFamous Second Son for PS4 trailer spotlights the atmosphere, architecture, and weather of Seattle

    By 27 January 2014

    Sony has just published a new trailer for the inFamous: Second Son video game. Infamous: Second Son, developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony, is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game for the PlayStation 4. It's the third installment...

  • HBO Go app coming to PS3 and PS4 for US subscribers
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    HBO Go app coming to PS3 and PS4 for US subscribers

    By 17 January 2014

    Sony has announced the US arrival of the popular HBO Go app on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, sure to please subscribers to the premium cable network in the States. The HBO Go app will land first on the PlayStation 3, and will follow on the PlayStation...

  • PlayStation Now hands-on: The future of gaming, the death of the console as we know it?
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    PlayStation Now hands-on: The future of gaming, the death of the console as we know it?

    By 10 January 2014

    Welcome to the modern world. Gone are the days when popping to Blockbuster to grab a DVD was commonplace Friday night practice. Indeed disc-based formats could be on a slippery slope, even for gaming if PlayStation Now has anything to do with it. PlayStation...

  • Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year
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    Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

    By 31 December 2013

    It's been a rollercoaster ride through the world of tech in 2013. The promise of wearable tech seems to have all but worn off - pun intended - and we're at the advent of Ultra HD 4K content and devices becoming mainstream. Or supposedly. The chatter of...

  • Minecraft comes to PS3 on 17 December, PS4 and PS Vita in 2014
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    Minecraft comes to PS3 on 17 December, PS4 and PS Vita in 2014

    By 16 December 2013

    Minecraft will extend its console availability beyond the Xbox 360 and on to the PlayStation 3, Sony announced in a blog post on Monday.  The hit computer and mobile game will be available for the PlayStation 3 on Tuesday 17 December. A launch for the...

  • PlayStation 4 top-selling console in North America during November, says NPD
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    PlayStation 4 top-selling console in North America during November, says NPD

    By 13 December 2013

    The PlayStation 4 was the "highest-selling" console and the Xbox One the "fastest-selling" console during November, according to US numbers from research firm NPD.  It wasn't revealed how many PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the US specifically during...

  • Microsoft sold 2 million Xbox One units in 18 days
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    Microsoft sold 2 million Xbox One units in 18 days

    By 11 December 2013

    Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One has reached 2 million in total sales since its launch 18 days ago. The company says more than 111,111 consoles are being sold each day and on Amazon, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1,000...

  • PS4: PSN, Store and Redeem Code now available for some users - but not all
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    PS4: PSN, Store and Redeem Code now available for some users - but not all

    By 1 December 2013

    Update 1 December: After the reported PSN outages and Sony suspending the Redeem Code functionality in PlayStation Store following the PS4 launch and huge amounts of European traffic, it appears to now be functional for some users. Avid gamers as we are...

  • A week in reviews: 25 - 29 November
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    A week in reviews: 25 - 29 November

    By 30 November 2013

    As the month of November draws to a close it can mean only one thing: PlayStation 4 time. Well, two things, really: the 10th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards have drawn to a close, the winners announced across 12 categories loaded with top tech picks....

  • PlayStation 4 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    PlayStation 4 review

    By 28 November 2013

    You are reading this PlayStation 4 review for probably one of three reasons. The first is that you want to know whether you should get the PS4, the second whether it's better than the Xbox One, and third is probably to help justify your pre-order and...

  • PS4 release date and everything you need to know
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    PS4 release date and everything you need to know

    By 28 November 2013

    The Sony PlayStation 4, or PS4 as many call it, is already out in the US and will finally be released tomorrow, 29 November in Europe. So if you are in the UK and about to get your hands on one, you might still be wondering what to expect. The months...

  • Resogun review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Resogun review

    By 28 November 2013

    Resogun bursts onto the screen with a score that sounds as though Hans Zimmer has been listening to too much Japanese techno. It’s like the Inception movie soundtrack remixed - but it definitely grabbed our attention. And that’s just the audio. Just...

  • Sony PS4 delivery notifications going out for Thursday - one day ahead of official release
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    Sony PS4 delivery notifications going out for Thursday - one day ahead of official release

    By 28 November 2013

    It looks as though a few lucky people will be getting their hands on a PlayStation 4 one day early. Sony's PS4 is set to release publicly on Friday, but parcel services are supposedly sending dispatch/delivery notifications for Thursday. If these notifications...