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Best Pokemon Go tips to master the Pokemon mayhem

Best Pokemon Go tips to master the Pokemon mayhem

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

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

This week's top games to buy: PS4, Xbox One, Switch and Steam games to get right now

This week's top games to buy: PS4, Xbox One, Switch and Steam games to get right now

By Rik Henderson

Own a PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch or gaming PC and looking for something new to play? You're in luck.This is where we round-up some of the biggest releases available right now, that you can buy for your respective console... Read more

Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Release date, price and how the cardboard Toy-Cons work

Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Release date, price and how the cardboard Toy-Cons work

By Elyse Betters

This spring, Nintendo will release Nintendo Labo, its crazy, inventive new cardboard accessories for the Nintendo Switch.The 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... Read more

Free Super Mario Odyssey update arrives for Nintendo Switch, adds new mini-game and more

Free Super Mario Odyssey update arrives for Nintendo Switch, adds new mini-game and more

By Rik Henderson

A completely free update for Super Mario Odyssey is now available for download on Nintendo Switch which adds a new game mode and other goodies.The new mini-game is called Balloon World and becomes available as soon as you finish the main story. It adds... Read more

Sony discounts PSVR bundles by more than 30% for just two weeks

Sony discounts PSVR bundles by more than 30% for just two weeks

By Elyse Betters

Two months after Christmas, Sony is discounting its PSVR bundles.If you're like us, you probably hunted for the best deals around Black Friday and Christmastime this past year, but, unfortunately, it was hard to find great sales on several gaming consoles... Read more

Xbox One X and One S will soon support 1440p

Xbox One X and One S will soon support 1440p

By Rik Henderson

Xbox will soon add 1440p support to the Xbox One X and, intriguingly, the Xbox One S.Program manager for the Xbox Platform Partner Group, Kevin Gammill, revealed on Twitter that One X and One S gamers signed up to an early tier of the Insider preview... Read more

Nike and Xbox made three Air Jordan III Xbox One X consoles, and you can win one

Nike and Xbox made three Air Jordan III Xbox One X consoles, and you can win one

By Rik Henderson

Nike is putting itself about a bit. Not content with signing up PlayStation for an exclusive pair of PS4-inspired trainers, it's not working with rival Xbox for a competition to win one of three exclusive Air Jordan III inspired Xbox One X consoles.The... Read more

Poundland selling PS4 and Xbox One games for £5

Poundland selling PS4 and Xbox One games for £5

By Rik Henderson

UK high street retailer Poundland is selling PS4 and Xbox One games for just £5 each. In fact, you might even find some for less than that, as that's the highest price they are available for.The chain has signed a deal with Music Magpie, which buys and... Read more

Nintendo Labo offers much more to do with the Toy-Con kits than you thought

Nintendo Labo offers much more to do with the Toy-Con kits than you thought

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has released details and videos of its Nintendo Labo Toy-Con kits and you can do much more with them than previously thought.Inside each kit comes the cardboard, accessories and game codes needed to build specific Toy-Cons, as seen during the... Read more

Call of Duty movie on track, Sicario 2 director expected to take the helm(et)

Call of Duty movie on track, Sicario 2 director expected to take the helm(et)

By Rik Henderson

A couple of years ago, we reported on the creation of Activision Blizzard's new TV and film studio and its plans to make a Call of Duty movie. However, things have been really quiet since.Now it seems that the project is back on track, with Variety claiming... 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 updated to make the most of its 4K HDR video abilities, higher frame rates or both. There are even more on their... 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

What is Google Yeti? Google's console and cloud gaming service explained

What is Google Yeti? Google's console and cloud gaming service explained

By Rik Henderson

Rumours of a Google games console and cloud gaming platform abound, with full details possibly to be unveiled within the next month.Yeti is said to be the company's "Netflix for games", with games hosted on remote servers and video streamed to dedicated... Read more

Google working on own games console and cloud gaming platform, "Yeti"

Google working on own games console and cloud gaming platform, "Yeti"

By Rik Henderson

Google is reportedly working on its own cloud-gaming platform, called Yeti, and an all-new games console to go with it.The Information claims that Yeti will be a subscription-based streaming service, although we're not yet sure whether the games will... Read more

PS4 system software 5.50 adds ability to limit a child's play time

PS4 system software 5.50 adds ability to limit a child's play time

By Rik Henderson

Sony is trialling some new features that could be integrated into the PlayStation 4's system software in the near future.Pocket-lint has had a chance to play with the PS4 system software 5.50 beta and, among other features, it includes the option to restrict... Read more

This year’s Call of Duty will be COD: Black Ops 4 and coming to the Switch too

This year’s Call of Duty will be COD: Black Ops 4 and coming to the Switch too

By Rik Henderson

Those thrilled by Call of Duty's return to World War 2 last year will have to wait to see another game set in that period, it looks like the next COD game will be Black Ops 4.This year's COD development is in the hands of Treyarch, the studio behind the... 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

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

Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed again, but here are some new screens

Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed again, but here are some new screens

By Rik Henderson

Rockstar has announced that the eagerly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed. It will no longer be available from this spring and has been pushed back to the autumn instead.Better news is that we now have a nailed down, confirmed release... Read more

Pokemon Go Gen III trailer shows new Pokemon to catch and more

Pokemon Go Gen III trailer shows new Pokemon to catch and more

By Rik Henderson

A third wave of new Pokemon have been added to Pokemon Go and to celebrate, Niantic has released a trailer inspired by Planet Earth and featuring a voice over by Stephen Fry.Fry is no stranger to videogames, having loaned his voice to several, including... Read more

Mario Kart Tour: Release date, price, platforms and everything you need to know

Mario Kart Tour: Release date, price, platforms and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo's mobile games library is to expand with its the most-loved gaming series after the Mario platformers themselves.Mario Kart Tour will be the first in the company's long-standing racing franchise to make it onto a non-Nintendo platform. It has... Read more

Nintendo Switch online subscription service confirmed for September 2018

Nintendo Switch online subscription service confirmed for September 2018

By Rik Henderson

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, Nintendo has been promising its online subscription service. From the moment the day one patch was downloaded last March, owners were told that it will be launched fully in autumn 2017.However, it was soon... Read more

Mario Kart coming to iOS and Android at last

Mario Kart coming to iOS and Android at last

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced that its next mobile game will be based on Mario Kart.The kart racing franchise starring the moustachioed plumber and his pals is one of the most enduring, having first appeared on the Super Nintendo in 1992. Now it will join a... Read more

Sick Logan Paul "Suicide Forest" Xbox One game found on Xbox Store for free

Sick Logan Paul "Suicide Forest" Xbox One game found on Xbox Store for free

By Rik Henderson

A sick game about the Logan Paul suicide YouTube video has surfaced on the Xbox Store. Any Xbox One owner can download it for free and because it is listed as a PEGI 3 game, that includes young children.The game itself is horrendous for a number of reasons,... Read more

Bioware's Anthem pushed back to 2019 to avoid new Battlefield launch

Bioware's Anthem pushed back to 2019 to avoid new Battlefield launch

By Rik Henderson

When is a delay not a delay? When it's a tactical decision, apparently.Bioware's Anthem was given star billing at the Xbox E3 2017 press conference, showing it as a perfect example of the capabilities of the Xbox One X. It was also said to be coming late... Read more

Monster Hunter World review: Taking down beasties in glorious fashion
4.0 stars

Monster Hunter World review: Taking down beasties in glorious fashion

By Steve Boxer

Gamers love to sniff out off-the-beaten track, cultish games and, until now, that has been the only way to describe Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise.For years, Monster Hunter games - primarily confined to Nintendo handhelds, with the occasional port... 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

Xbox Game Pass will include new games - Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3 and more - all for £7.99 a month

Xbox Game Pass will include new games - Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3 and more - all for £7.99 a month

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has announced that it will be including new games released by its own studios as part of its Xbox Game Pass subscription service.That means Xbox One owners will be able to download and play Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3 and other... Read more

Top 10 highest earning female eSports gamers in the world

Top 10 highest earning female eSports gamers in the world

By Adrian Willings

We've previously covered the biggest eSports earners in the world and shown you just how much money can be made from professional gaming.Unfortunately, there's a noticeable disparity between the earnings of males and females in the gaming arena as much... Read more

Hatch is a cloud gaming platform for your Android phone, and currently free

Hatch is a cloud gaming platform for your Android phone, and currently free

By Rik Henderson

Hatch, a mobile cloud gaming platform available for Android devices, has come to the UK and Ireland. And because it is in beta form at present, you can play fully games with no in-app purchases from more than 100 developers and publishers.It is available... Read more

Nike PG-2 PlayStation Colorway are the must-have training shoes for gamers

Nike PG-2 PlayStation Colorway are the must-have training shoes for gamers

By Rik Henderson

Nike has announced a collaboration with PlayStation and NBA All-star Paul George for a special edition pair of PG-2 sneakers to be released worldwide.The Nike PG-2 PlayStation Colorway training shoes are designed with the colours of the console in mind.... Read more

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

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

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

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

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