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Rise of the Tomb Raider preview: Putting the 'tomb' back in 'Tomb Raider'

Rise of the Tomb Raider preview: Putting the 'tomb' back in 'Tomb Raider'

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The first Tomb Raider reboot was a great game, if a little short, and reintroduced a younger, less-experienced Lara Croft to great effect. However, even though it borrowed the name from the first in the 19 year series it largely left out an important... >>

Mafia 3 preview: More power than flower

Mafia 3 preview: More power than flower

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Most of the games we managed to see or play at Gamescom were already familiar thanks to solid outings during E3 around six weeks ago. However, 2K at least had something new up its sleeve. Five years after the last game in the Mafia series was released... >>

Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made
5.0 stars

Leica Q review: The best fixed-lens full-frame compact ever made

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Leica is one of those brands that's been around for donkeys years, and for good reason: it makes such exceptionally good optics for its high-end M-series rangefinder cameras that it's in a league of its own. But while the photographic elite might wax... >>

Star Wars Battlefront preview: Red 5 standing by for Fighter Squadron

Star Wars Battlefront preview: Red 5 standing by for Fighter Squadron

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The more we see of Star Wars Battlefront, the more we like. And the hands-on session we managed to grab with it at Gamescom in Cologne further reinforced our suspicion that this could be game of the year. It will certainly be up there at least. Although... >>

Motorola Moto G (third-gen 2015) review: An affordable ace
4.5 stars

Motorola Moto G (third-gen 2015) review: An affordable ace

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When the original Motorola Moto G arrived back in September 2013, it shook up the smartphone market from top to bottom. It didn't just make people realise a smartphone a fifth the price of a flagship could offer decent performance, it also forced the... >>

This is the 1TB Xbox One every Halo fan will want: Eyes-on the Halo 5 limited edition console

This is the 1TB Xbox One every Halo fan will want: Eyes-on the Halo 5 limited edition console

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Alongside all manner of other announcements at Gamescom, Microsoft revealed a new limited edition version of the Xbox One that is designed specifically to match Halo 5: Guardians. The Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle contains a 1TB version... >>

LG 55EG960V 4K OLED TV review: Setting the standard
4.5 stars

LG 55EG960V 4K OLED TV review: Setting the standard

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It's been a long and winding road for OLED TVs. The display technology, which promises deeper blacks and richer colours than LED-backlit LCD tellies, started its consumer TV life in 2013 with the LG 55EM970V. Problem is, that telly cost £10,000. We're... >>

Windows 10 review: The OS upgrade we've all been waiting for
4.5 stars

Windows 10 review: The OS upgrade we've all been waiting for

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The desktop is centre stage again in Windows 10. Finally. With the last version of Windows, the love-to-hate-it and hate-to-love-it Windows 8, it seemed like Microsoft was trying to convert the entire population into tablet users, even though plenty of... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Beautifying the mid-range
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Beautifying the mid-range

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The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is one of the first waterproof smartphones to offer exposed ports, meaning no faffing around removing a flap to reveal the Micro-USB charging port. That, along with its flagship-mimicking design, saw this mid-ranger greeted with... >>

Ultimate Ears UE Roll review: Rock 'n' roll
4.0 stars

Ultimate Ears UE Roll review: Rock 'n' roll

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We've been suitably impressed by Ultimate Ears' range of Bluetooth speakers, from the UE Boom to UE Megaboom. The company's latest, the UE Roll, is a mini-discus-shaped portable speaker with typically colourful Ultimate Ears style, but with the addition... >>