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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... >>

Xbox One Elite Controller hands-on: Play like the professionals

Xbox One Elite Controller hands-on: Play like the professionals

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Although there was a lot of talk about a new Xbox One controller in the build up to E3, that was just a remodelled standard version with a new 3.5mm headphone port. We certainly didn't expect Microsoft to pull something else out of the bag - and something... >>

State of Decay Xbox One remaster could be the only zombie game you will ever need

State of Decay Xbox One remaster could be the only zombie game you will ever need

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You can't move in a videogames shop these days without bumping into a zombie or twenty. Zombies are by far the biggest trend in gaming right now and there are plenty of games out there or on the horizon that feature hoards of the undead. And survival.... >>

Ori and the Blind Forest preview: Have you ever seen a platformer look this good?

Ori and the Blind Forest preview: Have you ever seen a platformer look this good?

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With PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 about to hit the streets, Microsoft needs something to counter its impact and that something could well be Ori and the Blind Forest - a game as far removed from Sony's boys-own adventure as you can get. Ori... >>

Project Cars preview: Gran Turismo for a new generation

Project Cars preview: Gran Turismo for a new generation

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There have been a lot of driving games lately, especially on the build up to the Christmas period last year, so Project Cars has a tricky task to stand out amongst the triple-A titles on the PS4 and Xbox One. But stand out it does, at least from the couple... >>

Resident Evil Revelations 2 preview: Dead good so far

Resident Evil Revelations 2 preview: Dead good so far

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The first Resident Evil Revelations was a slow burner, having been released initially for the Nintendo 3DS and then ported and remastered for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Its graphics were perhaps even a little underbaked even then, but the setting – a cruise... >>

Halo: The Master Chief Collection review: High-def history lesson
4.0 stars

Halo: The Master Chief Collection review: High-def history lesson

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Conceptually, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is unique in the history of videogames. It's the first proper games equivalent of the DVD box-sets we've become accustomed to - on its single disk, you will find Halos 1, 2, 3 and 4 in all their glory, plus... >>

Sunset Overdrive review: Frat boy fun
4.0 stars

Sunset Overdrive review: Frat boy fun

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Let's just get right to it and say that Sunset Overdrive is bonkers - and not always in a good way. It is among the best looking games on the new-generation consoles and pulls off the tricky feat of both borrowing from older games, yet feeling fresh and... >>

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner review: The final piece in the entertainment jigsaw
4.5 stars

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner review: The final piece in the entertainment jigsaw

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If you want or need further confirmation that Microsoft has a different path for its current console than Sony's route with the PS4 to date, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is it. By effectively turning the Xbox One console into a Freeview HD set-top-box,... >>

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

Far Cry 4 preview: Three hours in Kryat with just heavy weaponry and a buddy for support

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We’ve been very eagerly awaiting Far Cry 4 ever since we first got to play a brief section of the game during E3 2014 in June. But while that was enough to give us a small, tantalising taste of the setting and feel of the game, it wasn’t anywhere... >>