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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... >>

Best gadgets on the planet: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 winners announced

Best gadgets on the planet: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 winners announced

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And so, after months of nominations and voting by industry judges, journalists and Pocket-lint readers, it is time to reveal the best products in multiple categories that we all collectively think have made 2014 that bit more special. There are 14 categories... >>

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 out Sonic 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... >>

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.... >>

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,... >>