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Detroit Become Human review: Taking back control
4.0 stars

Detroit Become Human review: Taking back control

By Rik Henderson

When is a game not a game? Some might say, when it’s a David Cage game.Although his studio Quantic Dream is known for its adventures, it can be argued that it is more a film studio than game developer. It has a reputation for creating big budget stories... Read more

Sony PlayStation 5 specs, release date, news and rumours: Everything you need to know about PS5

Sony PlayStation 5 specs, release date, news and rumours: Everything you need to know about PS5

By Rik Henderson

If you're after all the Sony PlayStation 5 specs rumours, news and information about a potential PS5 release date, you've come to the right place. Although Sony launched a 4K HDR-enabled console at the end of 2016, in the shape of the PlayStation 4 Pro,... Read more

Watch: Battlefield V reveal trailer lands with launch date, preorder info

Watch: Battlefield V reveal trailer lands with launch date, preorder info

By Maggie Tillman

The follow-up to Battlefield 1 has been officially announced.EA added Battlefield 1 to its shooter franchise two years ago, and now, it's announcing a release date and pre-order information for the next installment, called Battlefield V. (Confusing naming... Read more

Ubisoft globally rolls out Sam, an AI-powered gaming assistant

Ubisoft globally rolls out Sam, an AI-powered gaming assistant

By Maggie Tillman

Artificial intelligence is all the rage, and as a result, several companies have begun leveraging the technology to develop their own assistants.A few years ago, we only had Siri to choose from, then came Cortana and Alexa and Google Assistant. Now, even... Read more

You can buy a cheaper Nintendo Switch without a dock... in Japan

You can buy a cheaper Nintendo Switch without a dock... in Japan

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has released a new version of the Nintendo Switch console that is cheaper than the existing model.That's because the Nintendo Switch 2nd Set comes without a dock, meaning you will need to supply your own USB-C charging facility and/or TV connection... Read more

Sony says PlayStation 4 is nearing end of life

Sony says PlayStation 4 is nearing end of life

By Max Langridge

Sony PlayStation CEO John Kodera says the PS4, which has sold close to 80 million units, is nearing the end of its life cycle five years after it launched. Kodera made the comment at Sony Corporate's recent strategy meeting, which lets investors know... Read more

State of Decay 2 review: Zombie nation
4.0 stars

State of Decay 2 review: Zombie nation

By Steve Boxer

Nobody would argue that the world is lacking in zombie games – especially open-world ones that lack conventional storylines. Miraculously, though, State of Decay 2 manages to achieve a new spin on the well-worn genre. Perhaps the best way to describe... Read more

PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master

PUBG Mobile tips and tricks: Become a battle royale master

By Chris Hall

Everyone is talking about battle royale games at the moment and there are two which are really hitting the headlines: Drake's favourite Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battleground. Both recently came to mobile, offering their brand of battle... Read more

Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July

Finally! Massive No Man’s Sky update will add online multiplayer in July

By Elyse Betters

No Man's Sky, the planetary exploration game that launched in 2016, is getting a massive update.The game's next update, called Next, will bring a much-requested feature: online multiplayer. Developer Hello Games described it as the biggest update to the... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro

By Rik Henderson

Plenty was revealed during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Event in Los Angeles. Developer Treyarch unveiled its additional modes, in the form of Zombies and Blackout - the all-new Battle Royale game mode to take on the likes of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date, formats, Blackout Battle Royale and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

We now know so much more about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.The latest in the long-running first-person shooter franchise will be available this fall and thanks to an all-encompassing Community Reveal Event in May, we know what game modes to expect.The only... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event: Watch the first gameplay trailer here

By Rik Henderson

This year's Call of Duty is Black Ops 4 (or Black Ops IIII, if you want to be accurate and equally ignore the current rules of Roman numerals).It is being developed by Treyarch - with a little help from Raven - and exhibits a return to a more tangible,... Read more

Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility

Xbox Adaptative Controller official, designed for gamers with limited mobility

By Max Langridge

Following an image leak a couple of days ago showing an Xbox controller with a new and unusual design, Microsoft has formally announced at E3 that it is the Xbox Adaptive Controller and has been designed for gamers with limited mobility. Xbox Two specs,... Read more

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games

Sony finally gives up ghost on PS Vita, stops production of physical games

By Rik Henderson

It seems that Sony's critically acclaimed but ultimately struggling handheld, the PS Vita, is soon to be an ex-console.While the company will continue to support it, of sorts, it is withdrawing from production of physical copies of Vita games.It plans... Read more

The Crew 2 initial review: First 3 hours play with the open-world racer

The Crew 2 initial review: First 3 hours play with the open-world racer

By Steve Boxer

Famously, in the music world, bands' second albums are the ones which prove tricky to make. But difficult second album syndrome isn't so much of a factor when the first album isn't all that. In 2014's The Crew – Ubisoft's first stab at an open-world,... Read more

PUBG Mobile version 5: New map, new weapons and a whole lot more

PUBG Mobile version 5: New map, new weapons and a whole lot more

By Chris Hall

If you were getting a little bored playing the same map on PUBG Mobile, then salvation comes in the form of version 0.5.0, with a new Miramar desert map. The new map in the desert doesn't have a foliage cover that Erangel offers, so it's going to play... Read more

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June

By Rik Henderson

After selling out in next to no time after its launch in 2016, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles became much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production,... Read more

New Xbox One controller to be launched at E3 2018, leaked picture reveals

New Xbox One controller to be launched at E3 2018, leaked picture reveals

By Rik Henderson

Although Sony has confirmed that it will not be unveiling any new hardware at E3 2018, PS5 or otherwise, Microsoft has at least one device up its sleeve.A leaked image has appeared online (posted by Twitter user @h0x0d) that shows a new, rather different... Read more

PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: How to watch the showcase online and what to expect

PlayStation E3 2018 press conference: How to watch the showcase online and what to expect

By Rik Henderson

E3 2018 will soon be upon us and that means PlayStation will host its annual massive game reveal event on the eve of the show itself.You will get to see some amazing gameplay footage of some of the biggest titles coming out for PS4 and PS4 Pro this year... Read more

E3 2018: The games, consoles, press conferences and announcements to expect

E3 2018: The games, consoles, press conferences and announcements to expect

By Rik Henderson

Summer is always great for games fans. That's because the world's biggest gaming show, E3 2018, opens its doors to the press, trade and public on 12 June.As usual, there will be several key announcements on days building up to the show itself, from the... Read more

The best Pokemon Go tips and tricks

The best Pokemon Go tips and tricks

By Chris Hall

The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit Poke Stops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way.But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... Read more

Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode

Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a new accessory for Nintendo Switch that enables you to charge your console while playing it in tabletop mode.The conventional Switch Dock is all well and good when you are playing on a TV, but when you are playing off the Switch... Read more

Play your full PC games on iOS and Android devices, including PUBG, via new Steam Link app

Play your full PC games on iOS and Android devices, including PUBG, via new Steam Link app

By Rik Henderson

Valve is soon to offer the ability to stream your PC games at home to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device, all through a new Steam Link application. Even the Apple TV will be supported.It will work much like the Steam Link box now, which currently... Read more

What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming?

What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming?

By Rik Henderson

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, Nintendo has been promising an online subscription service.And although its full launch was delayed several times, Nintendo Switch Online will be with us soon enough.We now know pricing and exactly what your... Read more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the big selling points for the Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X is that, as well as more than 1,000 dedicated games, you can also play an ever-increasing library of Xbox 360 titles. Great for those with a large collection of older games and those... Read more

Star Wars app deals: Get these Android and iOS games for May the 4th on the cheap

Star Wars app deals: Get these Android and iOS games for May the 4th on the cheap

By Rik Henderson

Disney is offering some major discounts across its Star Wars apps and games on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android, all as part of the May the 4th celebrations.If you are an iPhone, iPad or Android device owner you are in for a treat. Many in-app... Read more

Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Xbox One 2

Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Xbox One 2

By Rik Henderson

We might have only recently seen the launch of Xbox One X and it is far from fulfilling its potential yet, but there are already rumours of its replacement flying around.Xbox Two, as some are calling it, is likely a long way off. Here though is a stack... Read more

What is Xbox Game Pass? How it works, price and all the games you can play

What is Xbox Game Pass? How it works, price and all the games you can play

By Rik Henderson

As well as Xbox Live Gold, which is mandatory for online gaming, Microsoft offers a separate monthly subscription service for gamers: Xbox Game Pass.It gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And, unlike PlayStation... Read more

Hyperkin Duke controller is the Xbox One accessory everyone should own

Hyperkin Duke controller is the Xbox One accessory everyone should own

By Rik Henderson

We were thrilled when Microsoft announced that it was bringing original Xbox games to its Xbox One backward compatibility list. And we've thoroughly enjoyed playing old school titles, such as Crimson Skies and Ninja Gaiden Black ever since.However, it... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details

By Rik Henderson

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most widely anticipated games of 2018.Coming more than eight years after the much-loved previous outing, it's certainly about time Rockstar released a sequel.Here then is everything you need to know about Red Dead Redemption... Read more

Far Cry: How a franchise matured to greatness

Far Cry: How a franchise matured to greatness

By Steve Boxer

Gamers can have mixed feelings about franchises – once they become an annual event, they often lose much of their appeal, as the effects of rushed development become obvious, or they begin to become indistinguishable from last year’s iteration. But... Read more

How to get started with Pokemon Go

How to get started with Pokemon Go

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon has officially left the 90s behind. Nintendo teamed up with Niantic Labs to revitalise the title, and that includes creating an app that is very much mobile and equipped with fancy tech like GPS and augmented reality, all of which enables you... Read more

Atari VCS initial review: Imagine the SNES Classic Mini and Nvidia Shield TV combined

Atari VCS initial review: Imagine the SNES Classic Mini and Nvidia Shield TV combined

By Rik Henderson

The Atari VCS - formerly Ataribox - has had a relatively rocky ride since it was announced last year. A delay to its crowd funding phase, let alone launch, brought the cynics out of the woodwork. Even though they, like everyone else outside of the development... Read more

Atari VCS: Price, specs, release date and more on the all-new Ataribox console

Atari VCS: Price, specs, release date and more on the all-new Ataribox console

By Rik Henderson

Atari will soon release a brand new console - its first for many years.Formerly called Ataribox during a funding stage, it is now called the Atari VCS - a throwback to the original name of the Atari 2600 in the 70s.Atari has also confirmed that it will... Read more

FIFA 18 World Cup mode will be a free download in May

FIFA 18 World Cup mode will be a free download in May

By Rik Henderson

EA has announced that you will be able to play the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament inside FIFA 18 for free.An update will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch from 29 May, which will add a huge swathe of World Cup in-game goodies and... Read more

Kinguin: deeply into games

Kinguin: deeply into games

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Kinguin might not be right up there with the household names of the videogames industry. But the retail site is certainly making its mark, and an increasing proportion of the gaming population is beginning to take notice of it. Millions of gamers, to... Read more

Dragalia Lost: Nintendo’s next mobile game is an original RPG

Dragalia Lost: Nintendo’s next mobile game is an original RPG

By Elyse Betters

Nintendo’s next mobile app, Dragalia Lost, is a role-playing game.Developed with Cygames, the game will launch this summer in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Keep in mind Nintendo's partner has worked on other Japanese mobile apps, like Granblue... Read more

Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know including how the cardboard Toy-Cons work

Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know including how the cardboard Toy-Cons work

By Elyse Betters

Nintendo's crazy, cool and fun cardboard accessories for the Nintendo Switch are now available. You can buy Nintendo Labo in the UK and US now.The Nintendo Switch is a games console designed to work both at home and when out and about. The main unit... Read more

Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details

Shadow of the Tomb Raider release date, screens, trailers and pre-order details

By Rik Henderson

Square Enix has lifted the lid on the third of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy.Shadow of the Tomb Raider is coming this September and will star Camilla Luddington as both the voice and capture actress behind Lara Croft.We will undoubtedly see a lot more,... Read more

Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: How to watch it and what to expect for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: How to watch it and what to expect for Nintendo Switch

By Rik Henderson

As is now traditional, Nintendo will not hold a press conference at E3 2018. It will, however, broadcast a video presentation on the first day of the show, focusing on the Nintendo Switch games coming up for the rest of 2018.Here then are the details... Read more

The C64 Mini review: Retro console remake of Commodore's finest hour
3.5 stars

The C64 Mini review: Retro console remake of Commodore's finest hour

By Rik Henderson

The retro games console market is raging at the moment, not least thanks to Nintendo's decision to release remakes of the NES and SNES in miniature form. That's prompted others to follow suit, including Sega with a Mega Drive Mini planned for late 2018... Read more

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is now available - here's everything you need to know

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is now available - here's everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

The first game from Warner Bros' new Harry Potter label - Portkey Games - is now available to download for Android and iOS. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a role play game where you get your invitation letter to Hogwarts and have to create your character... Read more

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Turn-based RPG sensation, or a bit of a stinker?
4.0 stars

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Turn-based RPG sensation, or a bit of a stinker?

By Mike Lowe

A lot has happened in the years since the release of the last major South Park videogame, the controversial Stick of Truth. For starters, there's an elected president who has arguably been more controversial than the potty-mouthed protagonist fourth-graders... Read more

Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 with HDR thrills
4.0 stars

Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 with HDR thrills

By Rik Henderson

Although the PS4 Pro gets most of the attention these days, with its 4K visuals, the slimmer, standard PlayStation 4 is a great starting point for anyone who wants to get into console gaming and doesn't have a large budget.It is, by far, the most widely... Read more

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon

Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions: How to get Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon or Umbreon

By Chris Hall

Eevee is one of the most interesting Pokemon characters. Not only is it ridiculously cute, but it doesn't have a defined evolution path - and some of the Eevee evolutions have been the best Pokemon to take into battle - like Vaporeon. Right from the... Read more

Yes, you can buy Nintendo Labo Toy-Con replacement parts

Yes, you can buy Nintendo Labo Toy-Con replacement parts

By Elyse Betters

Nintendo is allowing you to buy replacement parts for Nintendo Labo.The company just released Nintendo Labo, its crazy cardboard accessory lineup for the Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo Labo transforms the Switch's display and controllers into other... Read more

God of War review: Stunning reinvention marks Kratos' triumphant return
5.0 stars

God of War review: Stunning reinvention marks Kratos' triumphant return

By Rik Henderson

When the original God of War was released 13 years ago for the PlayStation 2 it successfully combined fast-paced, combo-based combat with excellent platforming and puzzle solving. It soon became a fan fave.A sequel followed and was equally well received,... Read more

PUBG Mobile Arcade mode: Here's everything you need to know about the PUBG update

PUBG Mobile Arcade mode: Here's everything you need to know about the PUBG update

By Chris Hall

PUBG Mobile has updated on Android (with iOS still to come), making a range of tweaks and changes, from onscreen graphics to optimisations, and the addition of a dusk mode. Oh, there's also now in-game purchases, but we're going to ignore those.The biggest... Read more

PUBG now free to play on Xbox One, see the fuss about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for yourself

PUBG now free to play on Xbox One, see the fuss about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for yourself

By Rik Henderson

Xbox Live Gold members can now play PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds for free. It is available to download and play for nothing until Monday.It became free at 12.01am PDT (8.01am BST) this morning, Thursday 19 April, and will continue to be so until 11.59pm... Read more

What is PUBG Mobile and why is everyone talking about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds?

What is PUBG Mobile and why is everyone talking about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds?

By Chris Hall

The world online has exploded into battle royale madness, with the launch of a couple of huge games. One is Fortnite and the other is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG to its friends. We've talked about Fortnite separately: that game is similar... Read more