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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

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

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

You're the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro, or getting one soon. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There are plenty of amazing PS4 games on the horizon, coming throughout... 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

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

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 now available 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 "enhanced" titles are... 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 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

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

Ashes Cricket review: Knock it for six!
4.0 stars

Ashes Cricket review: Knock it for six!

By Steve Boxer

You may not have noticed, but the biggest event on the international cricket calendar is poised to get under way: the England team is in Australia for an Ashes series, commencing 23 November 2017.Cricket nowadays feels like a rather neglected sport –... Read more

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is still new, but we're starting to see exciting and immersive content arrive for it, including SteamVR titles, and now, Microsoft's own blocky adventure game.That's right. Minecraft has officially arrived for... Read more

Star Wars Battlefront 2 review: Amid the controversy there's a great game
4.0 stars

Star Wars Battlefront 2 review: Amid the controversy there's a great game

By Steve Boxer

Take one of the best-loved franchises in the history of pop-culture, mash it up with an online game and you have a recipe for the sort of fanatical devotion that is naturally combustible. Then add tweaks which would appear to favour those prepared to... Read more

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

Grab yourself a PS4 Pro, FIFA 18 and COD: WW2 for under £300, 12-month PS Plus for just £37.49

By Rik Henderson

It's not even Black Friday yet and there are plenty of amazing games deals around already. Many retailers are offering Xbox One S consoles for under £200, but not one to be outdone, PlayStation has announced some incredible discounts on its flagship... Read more

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

Xbox One S now under £200 with two free games, including Star Wars Battlefront 2

By Rik Henderson

We'll be covering all the major Black Friday deals here on Pocket-lint up to and beyond 24 November, but one particularly deal has particularly stood out - especially if you're looking to get yourself a games console this Christmas.Amazon.co.uk, and several... Read more

Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going?
4.0 stars

Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going?

By Steve Boxer

Any new instalment of Gran Turismo is a major occasion for those who own a PlayStation. Apart from anything else, these games don't come along very often.Kazunori Yamauchi, the legend who runs the series' developer Polyphony Digital, is renowned for taking... Read more

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has announced some incredible Black Friday deals already, in the US at least. We fully expect UK bargains to be unveiled soon and if they are anything like the massive discounts on offer in the States, we suspect the online store will be inundated.In... Read more

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars

Doom review: Redefining the remake

By Steve Boxer

Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom.As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... Read more

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss
4.5 stars

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss

By Mike Lowe

If you seek pedigree from your first-person shooters, you can't beat Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Its bloodline can be traced back to the first ever proper FPS: 1992's Wolfenstein 3D. And in the process, it offers a mightily impressive illustration... 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

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills
4.0 stars

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills

By Steve Boxer

Horror movie aficionados will tell you that, over the decades, Japanese film-makers have developed a fearsome reputation for making some of the most out-there, unconventional and bizarre fright-fests imaginable.If you had to characterise a Japanese horror-film,... Read more

For the price of an Xbox One X you can get a PS4 Pro and 5 amazing games

For the price of an Xbox One X you can get a PS4 Pro and 5 amazing games

By Rik Henderson

With the Xbox One X launching today, Sony has made the cheeky, bold move of offering a 4K gaming bundle that represents incredible value for money. Priced the same as a standalone Xbox One X, the PS4 Pro "Only on PlayStation" bundle comes with five massive,... 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

Xbox One X: Price, specifications and everything you need to know

Xbox One X: Price, specifications and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is now available and, in Microsoft's own words, is the "most powerful console yet". See it on Amazon US See it on Amazon UK See it on GAME UK See it on Tesco Direct See it on John Lewis It is capable of full 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames... Read more

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X has finally arrived, introducing 4K HDR gaming to the Xbox family. However, there is already a console that does similar, and it has been around for more than a year.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of 2016 and also provides... Read more

How does 4K Forza 7 Xbox One X racing compare with the real thing? We take to the track

How does 4K Forza 7 Xbox One X racing compare with the real thing? We take to the track

By Max Langridge

Arriving at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, we're greeted by the brand new Porsche GT2 RS, the cover star of the latest Forza Motorsport 7 game for the Xbox One. The Porsche received its world debut at E3 2017, the first time a car has ever... Read more

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
4.5 stars

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?

By Rik Henderson

Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... Read more

Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential
4.5 stars

Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential

By Rik Henderson

We've been writing about the Xbox One X for so long, even before the "Project Scorpio" was announced at E3 2016, that it doesn't really feel like a new console. And, to be honest, in many ways it isn't.Like the PS4 Pro, it is a mid-generation update –... Read more

Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise
4.5 stars

Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise

By Steve Boxer

Games publishers face a terrible temptation to relentlessly milk franchises that catch the public imagination and, for a while, it looked as though that fate had befallen Assassin's Creed.But Ubisoft, sensibly, opted to give its hugely popular time-travelling... Read more

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

By Rik Henderson

We fully understand why so many remastered games are appearing for PS4 and other modern consoles, after all there are large, new audiences who never played the originals. However, many of them are simply tarted up graphically, or have resolution jumps... Read more

PlayStation PGW Media Showcase: What was launched and how to watch it again

PlayStation PGW Media Showcase: What was launched and how to watch it again

By Rik Henderson

Although it skipped Gamescom in August, Sony hosted a PlayStation Media Showcase on Monday 30 October. ahead of Paris Games Week.It focused exclusively on games, with some incredible trailers - including one or two big surprises. There were no hardware... Read more

New The Last of Us 2 trailer is as brutal as it is brilliant

New The Last of Us 2 trailer is as brutal as it is brilliant

By Rik Henderson

Sony has unveiled the latest trailer for The Last of Us Part II and it's a shocker. It's not bad, quite the opposite, it just needs you to have an iron stomach. And we warn you now that it's not for under-18s.The trailer was shown first during the Paris... Read more

Minecraft 'Stranger Things' skin pack arrives alongside season two

Minecraft 'Stranger Things' skin pack arrives alongside season two

By Elyse Betters

The second season of Stranger Things just premiered on Netflix, and now, Minecraft is capitalising on the moment.The Microsoft-owned building game has announced that players who love the hit retro-horror TV show can now buy a new skin pack based on... Read more

Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it
5.0 stars

Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch couldn't have had a better start, with a game as scintillating as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and sales figures the Wii U could only have dreamt about. After its spring launch, however, things went quiet.We've had other... Read more

13 of the most anticipated games you can buy this Autumn!

13 of the most anticipated games you can buy this Autumn!

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Traditionally, the end of the summer and start of autumn marks the beginning of the games industry’s build-up to a manic release schedule around Christmas time. And if this autumn’s release schedule offers any indication, 2017 should go down in history... Read more

Original Xbox backwards compatibility arrives on Xbox One, here are all the games you can play

Original Xbox backwards compatibility arrives on Xbox One, here are all the games you can play

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has announced the first wave of original Xbox games that will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One and Xbox One S. There are 13 games at launch and the launch date is tomorrow, 25 October. How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The... Read more

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has rolled out a new version of its system software for the Nintendo Switch, which adds some significant new features.System version 4.0.0, as it is called, should be waiting for you to install on your console. Here then are the simple instructions... Read more

If you love the SNES Classic Mini you'll adore the tiny, working Replicade Centipede arcade cabinet

If you love the SNES Classic Mini you'll adore the tiny, working Replicade Centipede arcade cabinet

By Rik Henderson

We don't cover many Kickstarter projects here on Pocket-lint for a variety of reasons, but couldn't ignore the Replicade x Centipede arcade cabinet.At a time where shrunken retro games machines are almost doing better than their modern day counterparts, New... Read more