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HTC Vive at E3 2016: From the ocean floor to the tops of mountains and beyond

HTC Vive at E3 2016: From the ocean floor to the tops of mountains and beyond

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Anyone with a Steam account and the HTC Vive can explore the world - no, the universe. We know this because while at E3 2016 in Los Angeles, we tried new virtual reality experience available on Steam using the consumer version of HTC's headset that launched... >>

Sniper Elite 4 gameplay preview: Super sharp-shooter

Sniper Elite 4 gameplay preview: Super sharp-shooter

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There are dozens of high-quality shooters available at the moment, but few offer the pace, strategy and consideration of Sniper Elite 4. The follow-up to Elite III is set in 1943 Italy during World War 2. As the title suggests, you're an elite sniper,... >>

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

PS VR Aim Controller preview: Playing Farpoint with Sony's new gun-shaped controller

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At the start of the E3 gaming expo 2016, Sony announced a first-person shooter called Farpoint, compatible with PlayStation VR and a new controller called PS VR Aim. This is no SNES Super Scope, though, as we found when playing the game ahead of launch.... >>

Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay preview: Prepare to lose your breath

Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay preview: Prepare to lose your breath

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In among the halls at the E3 gaming expo Nintendo has dedicated a giant space to Zelda. It's an escape from the bustle outside, with its own real grass and trees, a day-to-night lighting system, sound effects and all Nintendo's usual quirk running to... >>

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

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We've always loved the Xbox One Elite Controller and its mad, pricey ways, but during its E3 2016 media briefing Microsoft announced a new version that we want so much more. Battle-scarred and sexy, the Xbox Elite Controller - Gears of War 4 Limited Edition... >>

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers

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Amarok is the Inuit word for wolf. We don't speak Inuit, but you can see what Volkswagen is trying to achieve with its surprisingly luxurious pickup. The canis lupus is a hardy creature, living its life in the wilderness, traversing all sorts of challenging... >>

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

Fallout 4 VR: What it's like playing Bethesda's open-world epic in virtual reality

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Here's something we didn't expect at the E3 gaming expo this year: to be playing Fallout 4 in virtual reality. But it wasn't a dream, it actually happened - and it might become a reality for all players in the near future. Bethesda - the studio behind... >>

Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder
4.5 stars

Sony XD9405 4K TV review: The 75-inch UHD wonder

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Love movies? Got a big living room? Feeling flush this month? Then Sony thinks it has just the ticket for you in the shape of its new flagship TV, the KD-75XD9405. For the princely sum of £4,999 the XD9405 gives you a huge 75-inch screen stuffed with... >>

Fiat 124 Spider review: More than an MX-5 remix
4.0 stars

Fiat 124 Spider review: More than an MX-5 remix

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"I want a doctor to take a picture, so I can look at you from inside as well," goes the line from The Vapors' Turning Japanese. Well, cut into the Fiat 124 Spider and you would indeed find a Japanese rather than Italian core: the car shares its chassis,... >>

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness
3.5 stars

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness

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The original Mirror's Edge, released in 2008, was the very epitome of a Marmite game. Despite having an inordinate amount of glaring flaws, and not selling particularly well, it still managed to generate a passionate cult following. It was easy enough... >>