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PlayStation takes cue from Xbox, lets you download PlayStation Now games
PlayStation takes cue from Xbox, lets you download PlayStation Now games By Rik Henderson

PlayStation might have won the biggest battle in this generation of consoles, but it's not beyond tipping its hat to its biggest rival.Its PlayStation Now cloud gaming service no longer just offers streaming, it now resembles Xbox Game Pass, with game... Read more

PUBG coming to PS4 at last
PUBG coming to PS4 at last By Rik Henderson

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be coming to PlayStation 4, if the Korean Game Rating Board is to be believed.PUBG has been an Xbox exclusive on console up to now, but considering its one-year anniversary on Xbox One is fast approaching, it seems the... Read more

HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move
HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s an easy way to tell whether someone you know is a truly committed, diehard gamer: simply ask them whether they play on a console or a PC. Sure, the current consoles on the market are comparatively cheap and easy to set up. But if you’re determined... Read more

PlayStation Classic is the 20 game retro console you'll really want
PlayStation Classic is the 20 game retro console you'll really want By Rik Henderson

As we reported in May, Sony plans to release its own miniature retro games console in time for Christmas.The PlayStation Classic will cost £89.99 in the UK ($99.99 US) and come with 20 pre-loaded games.It looks like a smaller version of the original... Read more

Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming PC games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Adrian Willings

There are plenty of incredible games coming to PC in the next few months and beyond.From triple-A titles to highly hyped gems, there's plenty to look forward to, whatever your gaming passion. We've hand-picked some of the best, including trailers for... Read more

Fortnite Nintendo Switch bundle includes exclusive content, V-Bucks to spend in-game
Fortnite Nintendo Switch bundle includes exclusive content, V-Bucks to spend in-game By Rik Henderson

Nintendo will soon release a special Fortnite Switch bundle that will come with a load of exclusive goodies.Although the game itself is available as a free download for all Nintendo Switch owners, the Fortnite bundle comes with the Switch console, 1,000... 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. Very soon, in fact, considering it will be launched... Read more

Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: Stealthy finale for Lara Croft trilogy
4.5 stars Shadow of the Tomb Raider review: Stealthy finale for Lara Croft trilogy By Rik Henderson

We're three games into the Tomb Raider trilogy and the final chapter of this particular run does exactly what it says on the tin: for the most part of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft raids tombs.There were tombs in the previous chapter, Rise, but... Read more

We want Nintendo's new Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle
We want Nintendo's new Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle By Maggie Tillman

If you've been thinking about buying a Switch, Nintendo's latest bundle might finally convince you to do so.It's not unusual to have special-edition versions of consoles released in bundles with big game titles, but few have us salivating as much as Nintendo's... Read more

Nintendo Direct is today: How to watch it
Nintendo Direct is today: How to watch it By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo has confirmed the new date and time of its first Nintendo Direct since E3 2018 this past summer.The company originally intended to stream the show on 6 September but, due to the devastating earthquake in Hokkaido in its homeland of Japan, it... Read more

Nintendo is launching a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch
Nintendo is launching a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo is holding its first Nintendo Direct presentation since E3 2018, and during the prerecorded broadcast, it is announcing game updates as well as new hardware, such as NES-style controllers for the Switch. Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard... Read more

You can play FIFA 19 for free from tomorrow, as demo drops
You can play FIFA 19 for free from tomorrow, as demo drops By Rik Henderson

Those eager to get their hands on FIFA 19 will be able to do so very soon. A demo for the game will be offered on PS4 and Xbox One as a free download from tomorrow, Thursday 13 September.The full games comes out on 28 September, but the demo gives you... Read more

PUBG Mobile version 8 adds Sanhok map - available to download now!
PUBG Mobile version 8 adds Sanhok map - available to download now! By Chris Hall

There's a new version of PUBG Mobile on the horizon and Tencent has released plenty of detail about this latest version of the game. The biggest change is the introduction of a new map, Sanhok. This takes the action into the rainforest, with classic... 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 are available on mobile, offering their brand of battle... Read more

Hands off the Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Nintendo Switch bundles, we want them ourselves
Hands off the Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Nintendo Switch bundles, we want them ourselves By Rik Henderson

It's not unusual to have special edition versions of consoles released in bundles with big game titles, but few have us salivating as much as Nintendo's latest. The Japanese giant has created a limited edition Nintendo Switch that will come with either... 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

New COD: Black Ops 4 trailer finally shows off Blackout battle royale
New COD: Black Ops 4 trailer finally shows off Blackout battle royale By Maggie Tillman

Treyarch, the developer behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, has released a trailer to show off what we can expect from the new battle royale mode.Called Blackout, the mode will be a free layer in Black Ops 4. It was confirmed in May, ahead of E3 2018, and... Read more

How to use Alexa or Cortana to control your Xbox One by voice
How to use Alexa or Cortana to control your Xbox One by voice By Maggie Tillman

Have you ever found yourself gaming on Xbox One and wished you could just say, "Alexa, start Destiny 2?" Well, you're in luck.Recently, Microsoft and Amazon partnered up so that users would be able to access Cortana on Alexa devices and Alexa on Cortana... Read more

Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 review: Catches thieves just like flies
4.5 stars Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 review: Catches thieves just like flies By Rik Henderson

Marvel's Spider-Man, the PlayStation's biggest PS4 exclusive since God of War, is finally here – and it's every bit the game we'd hoped. We always had high expectations, with Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games at the helm,... Read more

New Star Manager now available on Android for free as well as iOS
New Star Manager now available on Android for free as well as iOS By Rik Henderson

New Star Soccer is a game that totally consumed our lives - and phone battery power - back in 2012/13 and we weren't the only ones. It has been downloaded 30 million times to date and won numerous awards for developer Simon Read.Now he's back with an... Read more

Xbox One just became the best console on the planet for this simple reason
Xbox One just became the best console on the planet for this simple reason By Rik Henderson

If you have an Xbox One X or Xbox One S and consider yourself a videophile, like us, then you'll have been wanting this feature for some time; Xbox has added Dolby Vision support to both consoles.Those signed up to the Xbox One Alpha Skip Ahead and... Read more

Microsoft is selling a white Xbox One X and Fallout 76 bundle
Microsoft is selling a white Xbox One X and Fallout 76 bundle By Maggie Tillman

When it comes time to leave Vault 76, Microsoft thinks you should do it in style, with a white 1TB Xbox One X console.Microsoft has announced a new bundle that includes a white 1TB Xbox One X with Fallout 76 and early access to the game through the Xbox... 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

Now you can watch the amazing Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo for yourself
Now you can watch the amazing Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay demo for yourself By Rik Henderson

CD Projekt Red first showed an amazing 48 minutes worth of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay to press and trade visitors - ourselves included - at E3 2018. It then repeated the demo at Gamescom 2018 last week. Now you can finally watch it for yourself.See what... Read more

Xbox All Access: How to get an Xbox One for as little as $22 a month
Xbox All Access: How to get an Xbox One for as little as $22 a month By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has a new type of subscription service, called Xbox All Access, that includes Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and an Xbox One.Xbox All Access helps people finance Xbox One hardware, and it helps them pay less than they would if they separately... Read more

Best games of Gamescom 2018: The announcements that matter
Best games of Gamescom 2018: The announcements that matter By Rik Henderson

Gamescom is Europe's answer to E3. It is a similarly huge event for gamers, with the biggest forthcoming titles on display for press, trade visitors and the public alike.And we trudged the floors for the first few days to bring you the latest on the games... Read more

F1 2018 review: Top of the podium
4.0 stars F1 2018 review: Top of the podium By Steve Boxer

As far as the officially licensed annual game is concerned, Formula One fans have never had it so good. After nine years of making F1 games, Codemasters has managed to iron out the kinks in a notoriously tricky process – in which new tracks must be... Read more

My Arcade mini retro coin-ops could be the coolest things ever
My Arcade mini retro coin-ops could be the coolest things ever By Rik Henderson

The retro gaming market is massive these days, with new, smaller versions of classic games consoles, such as the SNES Classic Mini, and the release of remastered 80s and 90s titles showing no sign of slowing down.However, as cool as Spyro Reignited Trilogy... Read more

Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet?
Spyro Reignited Trilogy initial review: The most lovingly created remaster yet? By Rik Henderson

Spyro the Dragon will be more familiar to younger gamers as one of the Skylanders - indeed, the first Skylanders game was subtitled Spyro's Adventure. However, he started out as the star of his own 3D platform series in the 90s and early 2000s, with the... Read more

Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead
Destiny 2 Forsaken initial review: Cayde's dead baby, Cayde's dead By Rik Henderson

Cayde-6 is really dead. We mean, really, really dead. Deader than a dead squirrel with a dead leg found in the dead of night under a flashing neon sign blinking "DEAD!". It's not a trick. Cayde-6 is no more. He has ceased to be. He is an ex-Vanguard.I... Read more

PUBG 1.0 will hit Xbox One in September with its own controller
PUBG 1.0 will hit Xbox One in September with its own controller By Maggie Tillman

PUBG Corporation and Microsoft have announced the 1.0 version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will arrive on 4 September for Xbox One allowing gamers to play at home rather than on their smartphone. Keep in mind the battle royale shooter technically... Read more

HTC officially cuts the cord on HTC Vive
HTC officially cuts the cord on HTC Vive By Dan Grabham

HTC has long been talking about cutting the cord on the HTC Vive. Now that's becoming reality with the September launch of the Vive Wireless Adapter that finally enables you to use your Vive headset without the wired connection to your PC. This is really... Read more

This is what Sony's new colourful PS4 controllers look like
This is what Sony's new colourful PS4 controllers look like By Maggie Tillman

Sony has updated its DualShock 4 line with new controller options. Here's a look at their new, colourful schemes.There are four fresh options in total, and they're called Berry blue, Sunset orange, Blue camouflage, and Metallic Copper. They're meant... Read more

Nvidia Gamescom 2018 press conference: Watch the GTX 2080 launch right here
Nvidia Gamescom 2018 press conference: Watch the GTX 2080 launch right here By Rik Henderson

Nvidia is one of few companies to host a press conference at Gamescom this year.It is kicking off the mammoth European videogames show today with a special showcase event for press and members of the public alike. And that starts with a keynote address.... Read more

2TB PS4 Pro 500 Million Edition pre-orders sold out already, but there might be new stock coming
2TB PS4 Pro 500 Million Edition pre-orders sold out already, but there might be new stock coming By Rik Henderson

Sony Interactive Entertainment will soon release a rather special edition version of the PlayStation 4 Pro although you might find one hard to come by. Pre-orders are currently sold out.Although pre-orders started on Amazon.co.uk at 10am Wednesday 15... Read more

Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller
Check out this trendy translucent Xbox Wireless Controller By Dan Grabham

Two new Xbox controllers are available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store. In addition to a sleek blue and black edition for £60/$65, there's also a super-looking translucent version - the Phantom Black Special Edition - which is also available... 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

How to sync Philips Hue lights with your favourite games, music and movies on PC
How to sync Philips Hue lights with your favourite games, music and movies on PC By Adrian Willings

A while ago, Philips announced the promise of improvements to the Philips Hue lighting range with the addition of Philips Hue Entertainment. This system allowed for the creation of entertainment zones within your home where smart lighting could be... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, gameplay trailer and more
Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, gameplay trailer and more 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

Watch Fortnite for Android running on a phone that isn't a Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Watch Fortnite for Android running on a phone that isn't a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 By Rik Henderson

When the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is unveiled during Unpacked today, it is widely believed that the Android version of Fortnite will be mentioned as being a Samsung timed exclusive. However, the Android version of the hugely successful game will hopefully... Read more

Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle includes a GameCube controller
Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle includes a GameCube controller By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo is making it easier to get its new GameCube controller and use it with Super Smash Bros Ultimate.Nintendo's much loved fighting game, Super Smash Bros, is coming to Nintendo Switch on 7 December, and Nintendo Europe has announced it’s simultaneously... Read more

Nintendo Switch Online subscription not needed for Fortnite, it seems
Nintendo Switch Online subscription not needed for Fortnite, it seems By Rik Henderson

When Nintendo Switch Online launches in September, many games will require Switch owners to pay a monthly subscription fee in order to continue to enjoy their online capabilities. That includes multiplayer gaming over the internet.However, eagle-eyed... Read more

Numskull mini Pac-Man arcade cabinet actually plays full game
Numskull mini Pac-Man arcade cabinet actually plays full game By Rik Henderson

Numskull Designs is well known for its videogames merchandise, including T-shirts, Christmas jumpers and candles that smell of the apocalypse, but it will soon also make arcade machines.Its new Quarter Arcades replica cabinets are 1/4 sized recreations... Read more

Fortnite on Android: These are the devices Fortnite will work on
Fortnite on Android: These are the devices Fortnite will work on By Adrian Willings

Recently there were rumours that Samsung might be partnering with Epic Games to offer Fortnite on the Galaxy Note 9 for 30-days exclusively. This will be the first iteration of the already massively popular game to reach Android phones. The XDA-Developers... Read more

Football Manager 2019 release date, trailer, formats, Bundesliga and all the info so far
Football Manager 2019 release date, trailer, formats, Bundesliga and all the info so far By Rik Henderson

With the new Premier League football season about to start, Sports Interactive and Sega have announced a few details about this year's iteration of Football Manager.FM19 is coming this November and gets a brand new look. Here's what we know about the... Read more

No Man's Sky tips for beginners: Essential things to know to get ahead in the space race
No Man's Sky tips for beginners: Essential things to know to get ahead in the space race By Adrian Willings

No Man's Sky originally launched back in 2016 full of promise but left many feeling underwhelmed and grumbling at the lack of multiplayer options.Recently, a massive update arrived in the form of No Man's Sky Next. This new release adds a swathe of changes... Read more

Fortnite for Android won't come to Play Store when it launches
Fortnite for Android won't come to Play Store when it launches By Maggie Tillman

Epic Games has announced an interesting new detail about the upcoming Android version of Fortnite.The massively popular battle royale game, which came to iOS in April and Switch in June, will be available on Android sometime this summer. However, Epic... Read more

PUBG's newest feature might upset many players
PUBG's newest feature might upset many players By Adrian Willings

A new patch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds includes a change to the game that has ruffled a few feathers among serious gaming fans. This new feature is part of the current test patch which isn't quite live just yet but is already causing a bit of... Read more

Amazing photos of space as captured in No Man's Sky
Amazing photos of space as captured in No Man's Sky By Adrian Willings

No Man's Sky is suddenly more popular than ever before and with photo mode, users are sharing some pretty incredible views from the depths of space.With close to 100,000 concurrent players on Steam enjoying space adventures over the recent weekend, there... Read more

EA Origin Access Premier gives you all new games for £14.99 a month, including FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem
EA Origin Access Premier gives you all new games for £14.99 a month, including FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem By Rik Henderson

EA is adding a new, premium tier to its PC monthly subscription service that adds all new EA games to the library you can access. This will include FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem.Origin Access Premier was announced during E3 2018 but now we know prices... Read more

Brand new Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03 kit gives you a full steering wheel and more
Brand new Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03 kit gives you a full steering wheel and more By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a third Nintendo Labo kit that gives you and your kids the opportunity to drive a car, submarine and plane using a Nintendo Switch.The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit has the cardboard parts to build a whole steering wheel... Read more

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