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Nintendo Labo pre-orders now open, get the Switch accessories everyone's talking about

Nintendo Labo pre-orders now open, get the Switch accessories everyone's talking about

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo announced its Labo accessory kits earlier this week and now you can pre-order them.Shipping on 27 April in the UK, 20 April in the US, there are three packs available to transform your Nintendo Switch into something quite different. Two of them... 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

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery details revealed, watch the trailer right here

Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery details revealed, watch the trailer right here

By Rik Henderson

Warner and developer Jam City have released more details and a teaser trailer for their forthcoming iOS and Android game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.Originally announced prior to Christmas, the game gives you the opportunity to join Hogwarts as a... Read more

Think Labo is bizarre? Look at these crazy Nintendo accessories and games from over the years

Think Labo is bizarre? Look at these crazy Nintendo accessories and games from over the years

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has pulled something of a pleasant shock with the announcement of its mainly cardboard based Labo system. It's part inspired, part bonkers, turning your Nintendo Switch into all manner of new, different gadgets.However, Labo isn't the first wacky... Read more

What is Nintendo Labo and how do the Toy-Con accessories work?

What is Nintendo Labo and how do the Toy-Con accessories work?

By Elyse Betters

Nintendo is bring a range of crazy, inventive new accessories and games to the Nintendo Switch.Nintendo Switch is a games console designed to work both at home and when out and about. The main unit can be inserted onto a docking station to connect to... Read more

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12

By Rik Henderson

New and existing PlayStation Plus members can get 15 months of membership for the price of 12 exclusively through the PS Store.The offer runs until 10am GMT Wednesday 24 January 2018 and gives you three extra months of membership for the usual yearly... Read more

Nintendo will announce an "interactive experience for kids" for the Switch tonight

Nintendo will announce an "interactive experience for kids" for the Switch tonight

By Max Langridge

Nintendo has posted a teaser on its official website stating it will announce a "new interactive experience for the Nintendo Switch, specially crafted for kids and kids at heart." Nintendo Switch review: Return of the King? The announcement will take... Read more

Monster Hunter: World edition PS4 Pro is a beast of a machine, pre-order available now

Monster Hunter: World edition PS4 Pro is a beast of a machine, pre-order available now

By Rik Henderson

Capcom's Monster Hunter: World will be released on PS4 and Xbox One next week, on Friday 26 January in the UK.You can pre-order it from Amazon.co.uk here or Amazon.com here. But true fans will be clamouring to get their hands on the special edition PlayStation... Read more

Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller?

Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft might be making a new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.The company debuted the controller at E3 2015. In our review of it, we noted its £120 price might be considered too steep for a console game controller, but we also said it's a small price... Read more

Netflix could still come to Nintendo Switch, but no confirmed plans as yet

Netflix could still come to Nintendo Switch, but no confirmed plans as yet

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch is a great success story, with more than 10 millions consoles being sold since its launch last March. And anyone who owns one will sing its praises as a unique, fantastic home and portable games console.However, almost all of them... Read more

Sony PlayStation 5: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know about PS5

Sony PlayStation 5: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know about PS5

By Rik Henderson

Although Sony launched a 4K HDR-enabled console at the end of 2016, in the shape of the PlayStation 4 Pro, it is thought to be a stop gap until an all-new generation of machine is unveiled. Indeed, even before the PS4 Pro hit the streets a PlayStation... Read more

Almost 6 million PS4 consoles sold at Christmas alone, 73.6 million in total now

Almost 6 million PS4 consoles sold at Christmas alone, 73.6 million in total now

By Rik Henderson

Although recent reports revealed that the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in the US of all time, it has a long way to go before it catches up with the PlayStation 4.Sony has revealed that it sold 5.9 million PS4 consoles worldwide in the... Read more

Philips Hue will now work with your Razer Chroma PC gaming lights

Philips Hue will now work with your Razer Chroma PC gaming lights

By Rik Henderson

Philips has announced a tie-in with Hue that will get all PC gamers very excited. Very excited indeed.It has partnered with gaming accessory brand Razer, which is integrating the Philips Hue API and tools into its Razer Chroma ecosystem in order to run... Read more

Top 10 highest earning eSports players in the world

Top 10 highest earning eSports players in the world

By Adrian Willings

Gaming isn't just for those of us who have never grown up, there's also a more serious type of gamer who's in it to make money. These professional gamers can end up making a small fortune through prize money and sponsorship if they're good enough. With... Read more

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

What is Nvidia GeForce Now and what are the differences on Shield TV, PC and Mac?

By Rik Henderson

During CES 2018, Nvidia announced that its GeForce Now cloud gaming service is now available to PC and Mac users as a public beta for free.You have to register and wait for approval, but users in the US and Europe can access it at no extra cost.There's... Read more

Nvidia CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

Nvidia CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it

By Rik Henderson

As usual, Nvidia will be one of the first major companies to host a press conference at CES this year.It will kick off the mammoth consumer electronics trade show with an hour-and-a-half keynote address, detailing products and technologies it is working... Read more

Nintendo Switch projector will give you 120-inch picture just by docking your console

Nintendo Switch projector will give you 120-inch picture just by docking your console

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been massively successful since its launch last April, with reports stating that it is the fastest selling console of all time in the US. It's obvious therefore that developers, publishers and manufacturers will be rushing to support... Read more

Mad Catz returns from the dead with all new gaming mice and accessories

Mad Catz returns from the dead with all new gaming mice and accessories

By Rik Henderson

Mad Catz was always a highly respected name in gaming accessories, not least for its excellent arcade fighting stick controllers and R.A.T. gaming mice, but thanks to cash problems and mismanagement it all went south for the company almost a year ago.We... Read more

Xbox One Kinect finally, officially dead: Even Kinect Adapter is now no more

Xbox One Kinect finally, officially dead: Even Kinect Adapter is now no more

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally put the final nail in the coffin of its Kinect camera for Xbox One. After withdrawing the device from sale at the end of 2017 it is now no longer distributing the USB Kinect adapter for Xbox One S or Xbox One X.That effectively ends... Read more

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

37 best Xbox One games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

Have you just got an Xbox One or a new Xbox One S, getting one soon or are you simply looking for something to play? Well, you've come to the right place.It's been a busy time for gaming since the Xbox One first launched in November 2013, with a stack... Read more

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is Microsoft's latest and greatest console and, thanks to its superior chipset and raw power, more than 100 games have been or are being updated to make the most of its 4K HDR video abilities, higher frame rates or both.A fair few of these... Read more

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

Over the years, the PlayStation 4 has matured into a fine games console and no mistake. The system software tweaks have added all manner of extra features, including support for external hard drives and high dynamic range (HDR) visuals.And then, of course,... Read more

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

By Rik Henderson

It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more top quality games made available than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue we've had with... Read more

Mega console deal: Xbox One S limited edition Minecraft console bundle for £234.99

Mega console deal: Xbox One S limited edition Minecraft console bundle for £234.99

By Adrian Willings

Gamers rejoice! Christmas might be over, but there are some really great gaming deals out there in the post-Christmas run-up to the New Year. If you've been looking for an excuse to treat yourself, then the slashed prices might be just the excuse you... Read more

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is the latest and, arguably, the greatest games console around. You might even find one under the tree this Christmas. Now what?If you're an Xbox newbie, or even if you've upgraded from an Xbox One S or original Xbox One, there are plenty... Read more

Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success since its launch in spring 2017 and still regularly sells out across multiple retailers.It has also already played host to some amazing games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario... Read more

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new 4K PlayStation

By Rik Henderson

When the PS4 Pro was launched in the tail end of 2016, it heralded the beginning of 4K HDR console gaming. And while it has now been joined by the Xbox One X, it is still an amazing, flagship games machine - especially for its price, often found below... Read more

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 4TB or more

How to upgrade your PS4 hard drive to 4TB or more

By Rik Henderson

If you own, have recently bought or received a PS4 and downloaded a game you might already be aware that 500GB is a woefully inadequate amount of storage. That's the amount of space a standard PS4 has to play with and considering games can top 50GB apiece,... Read more

Last minute Christmas bargain: Nintendo Switch with Ninjango and Joy-Con grip for £279

Last minute Christmas bargain: Nintendo Switch with Ninjango and Joy-Con grip for £279

By Max Langridge

Do you still need to get someone a last minute gaming-inspired Christmas present, or perhaps you just want to treat yourself for the festive period? Tesco may just have the perfect deal for you.From now until 8 January, you can get a Nintendo Switch in... Read more

Dolby Atmos for gaming: What is it and what games support it?

Dolby Atmos for gaming: What is it and what games support it?

By Adrian Willings

Dolby Atmos is the bleeding edge of home cinema technology when it comes to surround sound audio. We've covered what Atmos is and how it works before, but for gamers, things are getting more interesting now as it's now possible to get Dolby Atmos on both... Read more

Ataribox pre-orders and launch delayed: Price, specs, release date and more

Ataribox pre-orders and launch delayed: Price, specs, release date and more

By Rik Henderson

Pre-orders were meant to start for the all-new Atari console today, 14 December 2017, but Pocket-lint has been informed that it has been delayed.In a statement sent to us by email, the manufacturer claims that it needs more time to create the "platform... Read more

Best Game Christmas deals include Destiny 2 for £20

Best Game Christmas deals include Destiny 2 for £20

By Rik Henderson

UK retailer Game is discounting a whole stack of games, headsets and accessories on the build-up to Christmas so you can nab a bargain gift for the gamer in your life.From 14 to 27 December, you can grab a copy of the amazing Destiny 2 on PS4 or Xbox... Read more

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018

By Rik Henderson

Massively popular game Rocket League finally became available for Nintendo Switch in November, but only as a digital download.It only takes up 4.8GB of the internal storage or microSD card slot, but that can still take an age to download, depending on... Read more

Twitch made an Alexa skill: Here's what gamers can do with it

Twitch made an Alexa skill: Here's what gamers can do with it

By Elyse Betters

Amazon-owned Twitch is embracing Amazon’s Alexa platform. The gameplay-streaming service has announced the launch of a Twitch Alexa skill, but it’s only available in the US. With this skill, you can effectively control Twitch with your voice by asking... Read more

Christmas deal: Save $50 on Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle

Christmas deal: Save $50 on Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle

By Elyse Betters

If you've been waiting to buy the Oculus Rift, now is the time to get it, as Amazon has just slashed the system's price.Amazon (US) knocked $50 off the Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle, bringing the price down to $349. The bundle was already reduced... Read more

Nintendo sells 10m Switch consoles in nine months, just 3.5m less than Wii U in five years

Nintendo sells 10m Switch consoles in nine months, just 3.5m less than Wii U in five years

By Rik Henderson

It has been revealed that Nintendo sold more Nintendo Switch consoles in its first nine months than Wii U units in its lifetime.Nintendo has sold 10 million Switch units since its launch in March.The company sold 13.56 million Wii Us in total, in its... Read more

Become a wizard or witch in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, due for iOS and Android in 2018

Become a wizard or witch in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, due for iOS and Android in 2018

By Max Langridge

Harry Potter fans rejoice, the films and books may be finished, but the legacy still lives on with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile RPG game from Jam City. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: What’s the story on Niantic’s next AR game? In the game,... Read more

Is the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller the best you've ever seen?

Is the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller the best you've ever seen?

By Rik Henderson

We've seen some great Xbox One controllers in latter times, including the Minecraft piggy and the customisable wonders of the Xbox Design Lab, but we have to say that the special limited edition Sea of Thieves Xbox Wireless Controller is our favourite... Read more

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally unleashed the Xbox One X and it is dubbed the "most powerful" games machine yet.You can read our full, in-depth review here: Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential. But, how does it rate alongside the cheaper, existing... Read more

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50

By Rik Henderson

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... Read more

Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals: Console and game deals

Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals: Console and game deals

By Rik Henderson

When the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, it sold out everywhere and has since been so popular that few deals or offers have been available for the console or its games.That's been very much the story with sales periods too - Switch has... Read more

Best Xbox One Black Friday UK deals: Great bundles for Xbox One X

Best Xbox One Black Friday UK deals: Great bundles for Xbox One X

By Rik Henderson

It's an exciting time for Microsoft and, specifically, the Xbox team. Not only is Christmas hurtling towards us, and therefore an ideal opportunity to entice more gamers with cheap Xbox One S deals, the Xbox One X only recently launched - the machine... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK PlayStation 4 deals: Amazing PS4 Pro deals

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK PlayStation 4 deals: Amazing PS4 Pro deals

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas coming, you might be thinking of finally giving in to temptation and buying yourself or loved one a PlayStation 4. And although the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are almost over, there are still some deals to be had.There are a... Read more

Wow! You can get a 1TB PS4 Pro for just £260 right now

Wow! You can get a 1TB PS4 Pro for just £260 right now

By Rik Henderson

Although the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is dying down there are still some amazing deals to be had, and if you didn't snag yourself a console bargain in the last week you now have a chance to grab one of the best.Amazon.co.uk currently lists... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK games deals: Forza, Uncharted, Mario and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK games deals: Forza, Uncharted, Mario and more

By Mike Lowe

The Black Friday sales are continuing and Cyber Monday is underway, which means there are lots of games and console bundle bargains to be had for PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.If you're after a console bundle, follow the links below. If it's individual... Read more

Horizon Zero Dawn just £18.99 at Argos, grab this PS4 exclusive Black Friday deal

Horizon Zero Dawn just £18.99 at Argos, grab this PS4 exclusive Black Friday deal

By Mike Lowe

It's Black Friday weekend and one of the stand-out gaming deals is for the PS4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn. Argos is selling the highly-rated game for just £18.99. See Horizon Zero Dawn on Argos As we said in our review of the new franchise, it's a... Read more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

By Rik Henderson

You can get Black Friday bargains across the board today and through the weekend, especially if you're a US gamer.As well as discounts on consoles, you can find some amazing deals on the games themselves. Amazon.com, for example, has plenty of great games... Read more

SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday

SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday

By Rik Henderson

After the SNES Classic Mini console pre-order round, it has been a devil to get hold of the machine unless you happened to get your order in early doors. And by early, we mean within the first 30 seconds or so of pre-orders opening.The good news is that... Read more

Amazon's PlayStation 4 console bundles can save you some serious Black Friday cash

Amazon's PlayStation 4 console bundles can save you some serious Black Friday cash

By Max Langridge

There have been plenty of PlayStation 4 deals already during the Black Friday period, but Amazon has added some new deals that are some of the very best we've seen.There are various deals on offer, from different storage to the number of free games you... Read more

Gamers! Grab an Xbox One S with game for £169 in this awesome Black Friday deal

Gamers! Grab an Xbox One S with game for £169 in this awesome Black Friday deal

By Max Langridge

If you've putting off buying an Xbox One S now could be your chance to snap one up. That's because Amazon is now offering a Xbox One S console (500GB) with a AAA game, for just £169.99, i.e.: an absolute bargain.There have been plenty of games and console... Read more