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Football Manager Classic 2015 for iPad and Android finally adds the 3D match engine

Football Manager Classic 2015 for iPad and Android finally adds the 3D match engine

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After years of being asked the same question about the handheld version of Football Manager, mainly by us, Sports Interactive is finally ready to add the 3D match engine to the management game for tablets.Football Manager Classic 2015 for high-end iPads... >>

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

If there's just one Lego Ideas project to vote for today, make sure it's this

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Ever since the Lego Ideas (nee Cuusoo) program started there have been some amazing fan-made sets greenlit and sold as consumer products.Popular and cult movies have been represented and seen their properties made into official Lego sets, including Back... >>

You might never see another Alien: Isolation as Sega looks to smartphones for its future

You might never see another Alien: Isolation as Sega looks to smartphones for its future

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Sega has revealed that it is to further focus on smartphone and online PC games in future as it aims to make its operations more profitable. Regardless of the critical and sales success it had with Alien: Isolation - a Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winner... >>

Football Manager 2015 review: Top of the table
4.5 stars

Football Manager 2015 review: Top of the table

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For die-hard fans or those new to the series, each year's Football Manager game (nee Championship Manager) has been an essential purchase. After all, they always offer a few new features with each generation and an exhaustive database update with the... >>

Alien: Isolation review
4.5 stars

Alien: Isolation review

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In space no-one can hear you scream. Our neighbours, however, can and often have of late as we've shuffled our way through one of the scariest, clever horror survival games we've played in years. Yep, Alien: Isolation has arrived.Some horror fans will... >>

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

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Oculus VR has started to ship its second generation development kit to 10,000 of the estimated 35,000 that pre-ordered one. The remaining batch with ship in August, it is believed, perhaps slipping into September, such is the demand.Interest in the... >>

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

This is the most terrifying thing you'll ever play: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

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When we played through a decent chunk of the forthcoming new Alien-licensed game from Sega, we already proclaimed it one of the scariest experiences we've had in gaming. But playing Alien: Isolation on an Xbox One in a darkened (overheated) room is like... >>

Alien: Isolation preview: One-hour play-through of one scary game

Alien: Isolation preview: One-hour play-through of one scary game

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There have been many games based around the Alien franchise of films, books and comics, some truly fantastic - like the first Aliens vs Predator first person shooter - some far from it - like the last Aliens vs Predator FPS. But most of them take their... >>

Sony Pictures gives Seth Rogen green light to co-direct 1990s Console Wars film about Sega and Nintendo

Sony Pictures gives Seth Rogen green light to co-direct 1990s Console Wars film about Sega and Nintendo

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Actor and screenwriter Seth Rogen is set to write a film adaptation of Console Wars, an upcoming book that details how Nintendo and Sega went head-to-head in a power-play for the top spot during the video game explosion of the 1990s.Rogen will also co-direct... >>

Football Manager Handheld 2014 hits iOS and Android, as developer reveals result of piracy honeytrap

Football Manager Handheld 2014 hits iOS and Android, as developer reveals result of piracy honeytrap

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Sega and Sports Interactive have released Football Manager Handheld 2014 for iPhone, iPad and Android devices - a simultaneous release that offers some key new features and plenty of improvements over former iterations.Priced at £6.99 for all devices,... >>

Football Manager 2014 review
5.0 stars

Football Manager 2014 review

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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... >>

New Sega smartphone and tablet game line-up includes a duo of Sonics

New Sega smartphone and tablet game line-up includes a duo of Sonics

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Sega has announced four new games for smartphone and tablet that are coming in time for Christmas or just into the new year. And two of them feature the publisher's biggest star.Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for iOS and Android will be the mobile... >>

BBC and Sega unveil Orbi: 40m screens and 22-point audio natural world experience

BBC and Sega unveil Orbi: 40m screens and 22-point audio natural world experience

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Orbi is what happens when BBC Earth and Sega team up to create a tech-enhanced nature experience. The Orbi installation in Yokohama, Japan, is the first of many paving the way with a multi-sensory experience. That means BBC Earth videos playing on a 40-metre... >>

Win: A 16GB iPad courtesy of Sega's Sonic Dash

Win: A 16GB iPad courtesy of Sega's Sonic Dash

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Sonic Dash - the free-to-download iPhone and iPad app - is speeding through its first global challenge over the coming weeks. It's a challenge so epic that Sega has teamed up with Pocket-lint to give away an equally epic prize to one lucky reader: a 16GB... >>

Win: A 16GB iPad courtesy of Sega's Puzzle Pirates

Win: A 16GB iPad courtesy of Sega's Puzzle Pirates

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Puzzle Pirates is sailing onto tablets and to celebrate Sega has teamed up with Pocket-lint to give away a 16GB iPad to one lucky land-lover.Pledge yourself to the Pirate Code and pillage your way to glory! Pick your post from a whole fleet of unique... >>

App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)

App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)

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Sonic the Hedgehog seems to be as youthful today as he was when we first played Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Megadrive all those years ago, but is his latest adventure worth the bother? We got playing Sonic Dash to find outSonic Dash Format iPhone /... >>

NASCAR: What it's like to race a stock car

NASCAR: What it's like to race a stock car

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As "tea-with-milk" kind of Brits, the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a souped-up Dodge Charger NASCAR entry - the triple espresso Americano-style epitome of American racing - isn't something our island-born brains ever conceived would be a reality.... >>

Football Manager Handheld 2013 now available for Android, iPhone, iPad and PSP... yeah, PSP

Football Manager Handheld 2013 now available for Android, iPhone, iPad and PSP... yeah, PSP

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It's a busy release day for apps today, being less than two weeks from Christmas Day. Not only have we seen the launch of one eagerly anticipated app - in the form of Google Maps for iPhone - but Football Manager Handheld 2013 is also now available for... >>

Football Manager 2013
5.0 stars

Football Manager 2013

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It’s been a while since we’ve looked forward to a Football Manager (nee Championship Manager) release as much as this one. Not so much because the new feature set got us all a-tingling - although it did, to an extent - but because last year’s, as... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Virtua Tennis Challenge review (iPad / iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Virtua Tennis Challenge review (iPad / iPhone)

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If you are reading this with a sense of nostalgia then you no doubt owned a Sega Dreamcast and remember the halcyons days of the previous generation of console gaming.Still, rather than reminisce about gaming days gone by, you should relish the fact that... >>

Sega serves up Virtua Tennis Challenge on the iPad and iPhone

Sega serves up Virtua Tennis Challenge on the iPad and iPhone

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With Wimbledon just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start practising that backhand volley of yours. Virtually speaking, of course.Sega’s gaming classic Virtua Tennis Challenge has arrived on Apple’s iTunes and can be downloaded to the... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Football Manager Handheld 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Football Manager Handheld 2012 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch / Android)

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There are a few things that you simply can't rely on in life: bus timetables, the freshness of mince when it's been in your fridge for a couple of days, regardless of it's use-by date, British sitcoms that last more than three series, or Jeremy Clarkson.So,... >>

Football Manager Handheld for Android coming on 11 April

Football Manager Handheld for Android coming on 11 April

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Football Manager Handheld for Android will be released on 11 April, marking the debut of the extremely popular coaching simulation game for devices outside of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.It also comes as somewhat of a shock, as Sports Interactive's studio... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Sonic CD review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Sonic CD review (iPhone)

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Arguably the best Sonic game ever made and easily one of the least played, Sonic CD was a classic that never found its way to the mainstream. This in theory is about to change with its arrival on iOS.  But is the lack of a physical controller enough... >>

Sonic Generations
4.0 stars

Sonic Generations

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There is a reason this review is slightly late. For years the blue hedgehog has been on a downward spiral of gaming drossdom. This led us to believe Sonic Generations would be like any other game in the Sonic series. As such, we weren't in a huge rush... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing review (iOS)

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The world's most famous hedgehog turned 20 this week.No, not Espinete - the pink hedgehog giant from Barrio Sésamo, the Spanish version of Sesame Street - we're talking the former air freshener, Sonic, of course.And despite not being as good as Mario,... >>

Sonic vs Mario

Sonic vs Mario

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Darth vs Luke, Superman and kryptonite, ketchup against gravy - these are some of the all time great battles that have been fought out between our heroes. There is however one face-off that has always ruled above all else, the tale of a pesky plumber... >>

19 year old LulzSec mastermind arrested

19 year old LulzSec mastermind arrested

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Looks like the days of LulzSec's hackathon are now numbered, with the arrest of a 19 year old from Essex said to be the mastermind behind the cyber attacks.A joint operation between the FBI and Scotland Yard led to the eventual arrest of the teenager... >>

LulzSec identities confirmed? Arrests imminent?

LulzSec identities confirmed? Arrests imminent?

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Could the spate of LulzSec-powered online hacks be coming to an end? Possibly, if reports emerging from an ex-FBI agent's Twitter account are to be believed. Confused? Read on for clarification.E.J. Hilbert, the ex-FBI agent in question tweeted to say:"It... >>

Games industry hacks continue: Sega's turn!

Games industry hacks continue: Sega's turn!

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It seems that this saga will never end, but yet another games company has been breached by hackers... Sega.Like with Sony Computer Entertainment, Codemasters and Bethesda before it, Sega has had vital information from its user base exploited for mischievous means.... >>

Virtua Tennis 4
4.0 stars

Virtua Tennis 4

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“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... >>

Thor: God of Thunder
2.0 stars

Thor: God of Thunder

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Let’s just cut to the chase, and call this baby God of Thor. Sega’s PS3 and Xbox 360 adaptation of Kenneth Branagh’s Marvel superhero movie plays very much in the style of Sony’s epic Greek myth brawlers, with the son of Odinin the shoes of Kratos... >>

Rise of Nightmares is first adults-only Kinect game

Rise of Nightmares is first adults-only Kinect game

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Rise of Nightmares, the Sega game from the team that brought us House of the Dead, will be the first game for Microsoft's Kinect add-on for the Xbox 360 that will be rated as "M" for mature gamers.The rating comes from ESRB for Stateswide editions, and... >>

Nintendo 3DS: Super Monkey Ball 3D hands-on

Nintendo 3DS: Super Monkey Ball 3D hands-on

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Strangely, Super Monkey Ball 3D on the Nintendo 3DS has been getting bad press, but from our short time with the title, we're impressed enough with the varied gameplay styles and colourful use of the franchise's main stars.Indeed, we're such big fans... >>

Football Manager supremo lands OBE in New Year's Honours List

Football Manager supremo lands OBE in New Year's Honours List

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The Queen has recognised the videogames industry in the latest New Year's Honours List by awarding Miles Jacobson, the long-standing studio director of Sports Interactive, an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire).Jacobson started at the Football... >>

Black Friday sales hit App Store as iPad Fruit Ninja HD heavily discounted

Black Friday sales hit App Store as iPad Fruit Ninja HD heavily discounted

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If you're looking for games for your iPhone or iPad, there's no better time than now. Thanks to, well, Thanksgiving, and the Black Friday sales several of the major app studios, and some minor, have heavily discounted many of their titles, including massive... >>

Football Manager 2011
4.5 stars

Football Manager 2011

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For true football fanatics, like us, there are two distinct dates every year that have us all in a froth: the start of the new league season after a long period without any matches (or worse, after another risible England display in an international tournament),... >>

Football Manager 2011 demo available for download

Football Manager 2011 demo available for download

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In an effort to sate the cravings of Footy Manager fans, Sports Interactive and Sega have released a fully-featured demo of Football Manager 2011 - 2 weeks before the final game is due to hit stores and Steam.The demo allows you to play half a season... >>

Vanquish
4.0 stars

Vanquish

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To the best of our knowledge, killer robots are not represented by any pressure group or union. This is a good thing for Platinum games, the makers of Bayonetta and now Vanquish, as the language used to describe the murderous mechs unleashed by this game... >>

Sega CD Night Trap's original cover art up for grabs on ebay

Sega CD Night Trap's original cover art up for grabs on ebay

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Of all the games that came out on Sega CD in the early 90s (what, there was more than one?), Night Trap was the most infamous. Partly because it was a new example of the sort of crossover gaming that Hollywood wannabes tried to hawk onto unsuspecting... >>

Football Manager 2011 adds Twitter/YouTube support

Football Manager 2011 adds Twitter/YouTube support

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The latest iteration of the hideously successful Football Manager games series is to feature social networking within its bowels for the very first time.Players will be able to post video clips of their matches, from within the engine directly to YouTube.... >>

Rub-a-dub-dub....with a Sega Dreamcast controller

Rub-a-dub-dub....with a Sega Dreamcast controller

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So far, it's been a bit of a glum day. First up we brought you some good news - that Hulu could be on its way to the PS3. But this good news was ruined a bit when you consider that Hulu isn't yet available here in Britain. Then we told you about the iPhone... >>

Ian Holloway signs up for Football Manager

Ian Holloway signs up for Football Manager

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Ian Holloway, the Blackpool FC boss, has signed up with Sega's popular Football Manager series to give pep talks on its website.Holloway, fresh from leading his side to Wembley for the Championship play-off final, after beating Nottingham Forest over... >>

Iron Man 2 - Xbox 360
2.0 stars

Iron Man 2 - Xbox 360

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We can't see many people arguing that Iron Man 2 is the best superhero movie ever, but there are definitely one or two great things about it. Robert Downey Jnr is predictably great. Sam Rockwell could have done with some editing, but he's very entertaining.... >>

Football Manager Handheld 2010 for iPhone
4.0 stars

Football Manager Handheld 2010 for iPhone

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Football Manager Handheld 2010 has landed in the iPhone and iPod touch, having previously been a regular fixture on the PSP. The important distinction to make here is that word Handheld: it doesn’t have the depth that the desktop version does and has... >>

Aliens vs Predator - Xbox 360
3.0 stars

Aliens vs Predator - Xbox 360

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To be honest, giving Sega's new run at the Aliens vs Predator license a good shoeing is like blasting fish in a barrel. You'll discover nearly everything that's bad about the game within the first half hour of the Marine campaign. In style, it's a dated,... >>

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

Five fine facts to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's return

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There's a not so small section of the world's population out there rejoicing today at the news that Sega will be bringing Sonic back with the announcement of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The title appears to be just the first of many with the sub-header "Episode... >>

New Sega console hitting this summer

New Sega console hitting this summer

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A new games console that will emulate the Wii as well as allowing you to play classic Sega games is being launched in the summer.The console, called the Sega Zone, will come with 20 classic Sega titles, like Alex Kid, Golden Axe, Sonic and Knuckles... >>