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Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

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When we first saw Rare's massively multiplayer pirate game at E3 in June we wondered if its co-operative teamplay mechanics would work for us. We've played many a co-op game before, but were not ones for constant communication throughout. Yet that's what... >>

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

Forza Horizon 3 preview: Shaping up to be the best Forza yet

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When we got to play Forza Horizon 3 at E3 in June we were already impressed by its scale and graphical flair, even though it was running on a 28-inch TV. Now, at Gamescom, we've also seen it running on a 55-inch screen via an Xbox One S with HDR support,... >>

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

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Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... >>

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... >>

Hitman review: Agent 47's regaled return
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Hitman review: Agent 47's regaled return

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For a game that stars a deliberately aloof and detached character, there has always been a curious sense of intimacy about Hitman, arising not from Agent 47 himself, but rather the sandbox-style playgrounds in which he goes about his murky business. Sure,... >>

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

Fallout 4 first impressions review: Radiating brilliance

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Fallout 4 is released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, 10 November, and usually we would move Heaven and Earth in order to bring you a full, no-holds-barred review of a game release of such magnitude. But while we've been playing it for a little... >>

Halo 5 limited edition Xbox One controllers now available: This is what they look like

Halo 5 limited edition Xbox One controllers now available: This is what they look like

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Microsoft has announced that its limited edition Halo 5 Xbox One controllers are now on sale in the UK and they can be bought for £59.99 apiece, with two models to choose from. There's one for Master Chief and another for the rival team leader, Jameson... >>

Mad Max first look review: Vast and furious

Mad Max first look review: Vast and furious

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The way the games industry has been going of late, it is becoming more and more difficult to review games fully in time for their public release. Often the developers are working right up to the wire and day one patches are becoming the norm. That’s... >>

Forza Motorsport 6 preview: Wet and wild

Forza Motorsport 6 preview: Wet and wild

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We have little more than a month to go until Forza Motorsport 6 hits the Xbox One and in a behind closed doors session at Gamescom in Cologne we found out even more about the driving game sequel that will set it apart from its predecessors. During E3,... >>

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

Halo 5 on HoloLens hands-on: A gaming match made in Heaven?

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One of the best received demonstrations during Microsoft’s E3 press conference involved a device we tried out for the first time at the Build developers conference last month: HoloLens. The company showed how it could be used to add an all-new element... >>