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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

Nintendo Switch bargains: Get a Switch, Super Mario Odyssey and Pro Controller for less than £330
Nintendo Switch bargains: Get a Switch, Super Mario Odyssey and Pro Controller for less than £330 By Rik Henderson

You can snag yourself a great Nintendo Switch deal this Prime Day, with a couple of ace console bundles available at a discount.Amazon is listing a Neon Nintendo Switch with the excellent Super Mario Odyssey and a Pro Controller for just £329.99. That's... Read more

Get £190 off an Xbox One S 1TB with three games and extra Minecraft controller
Get £190 off an Xbox One S 1TB with three games and extra Minecraft controller By Rik Henderson

If you have been after an Xbox One at a discount, it'll be unlikely you'll get a better deal than this.As part of Amazon Prime Day, from midday Monday 16 July to end of play Tuesday 17 July, you can get yourself a 1TB Xbox One S for just £199.99. What's... Read more

Best Amazon Prime Day UK games deals 2018: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 Pro bargains and more
Best Amazon Prime Day UK games deals 2018: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 Pro bargains and more By Rik Henderson

It's Amazon Prime Day and if you've been saving your pennies for a games console or individual game, now's the best time to take the plunge.Amazon is offering some great deals on games and the machines to play them on, with up to £190 off!Some of the... Read more

The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android
The Walking Dead Pokemon Go-style AR game is out now for iOS and Android By Rik Henderson

Unveiled at the Games Developers Conference in March this year, augmented reality mobile game The Walking Dead: Our World is now available as a free download for iOS and Android.Based on the AMC TV series (rather than the comic books), the game fills... Read more

Fortnite Season 5 available now, adds karts and motion controls for Nintendo Switch
Fortnite Season 5 available now, adds karts and motion controls for Nintendo Switch By Rik Henderson

Season 5 of Fortnite is available to download right now.Every version of the game gets the update, with the Nintendo Switch edition getting the added bonus of gyro/motion controls to be used with the Joy-Cons.The Fortnite v5.0 patch adds a load of changes... 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 announcement for some time; Xbox is about to add Dolby Vision support to both consoles.They already support HDR for streaming and... Read more

Xbox Game Pass: What is it and what games can you play? Now includes Rocket League
Xbox Game Pass: What is it and what games can you play? Now includes Rocket League 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

Give up your life all over again, New Star Soccer Manager now available on iOS for free
Give up your life all over again, New Star Soccer Manager now available on iOS for free 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

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

The Crew 2 review: Turning the USA into an automotive toybox
4.0 stars The Crew 2 review: Turning the USA into an automotive toybox By Steve Boxer

Open worlds are now more or less obligatory in videogames, and with Ubisoft's franchises like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry already under its belt, the French publisher has led the charge to create ever huger and more elaborate ones.But its first foray... Read more

Netflix of retro games Antstream coming to Android and PC soon
Netflix of retro games Antstream coming to Android and PC soon By Rik Henderson

New cloud gaming service, Antstream, will launch soon in the UK for Android and Windows 10 PCs and tablets and when it does it will offer something different to rival platforms.While there are several other cloud gaming services already available, including... Read more

Fortnite Playground LTM is back, hurrah!
Fortnite Playground LTM is back, hurrah! By Rik Henderson

Epic Games has finally reintroduced its Playground mode after several days of technical difficulties.It first appeared as part of patch v4.5 - an update released at the end of June. However, it was soon taken down again after several server and other... Read more

If this is the PS5 where do we sign up? PlayStation 5 concept design is stunning
If this is the PS5 where do we sign up? PlayStation 5 concept design is stunning By Rik Henderson

Every time a major tech product is rumoured, a flood of concept drawings and 3D models appear based on fan-requested features, leaked specifications or both.Doesn't matter whether it's the new iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note or other mobile doo-hickey, there... Read more

Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show
Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show By Maggie Tillman

Do you like Halo? If so, you'll be glad to know that Showtime has just green-lighted the game franchise to be turned into a TV show.Showtime announced that it has ordered a 10-episode season based on the franchise, describing it is as the network's "most... Read more

Cardboard Labo-style Nintendo Switch is surely the coolest console ever
Cardboard Labo-style Nintendo Switch is surely the coolest console ever By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has designed several Switch consoles to look like there are made of Labo-style cardboard. Unfortunately though, you won't be able to buy one.Instead, they will be part of the prize bundles in the Nintendo Labo Creators Content for Europe competition,... Read more

Snapchat might add an app store with in-app games this autumn
Snapchat might add an app store with in-app games this autumn By Maggie Tillman

Snapchat is about to launch an app store for games.According to The Information, Snapchat is planning to launch a gaming platform next autumn that will live within its mobile app. It's even landed deals with at least one gaming publisher to make a title... Read more

Pets come to Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery, now you can own an owl, rat, cat or toad
Pets come to Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery, now you can own an owl, rat, cat or toad By Rik Henderson

Popular iOS and Android game Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery now lets you own a pet that can help you on your adventures.Added to the free app from today, pets can be chosen from four different types: owl, rat, cat or toad. You can own up to four pets in... 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

Microsoft brought back its iconic IntelliMouse gaming mouse
Microsoft brought back its iconic IntelliMouse gaming mouse By Maggie Tillman

Remember the Microsoft IntelliMouse?It's a gaming mouse that Microsoft launched in 1996 and hasn't been updated since 2003. Well, Microsoft just announced an all-new Classic IntelliMouse. And, yes, it's inspired by the last IntelliMouse, the Explorer... Read more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now has Labo support for Switch, Nintendo hosts comp for best designs
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now has Labo support for Switch, Nintendo hosts comp for best designs By Rik Henderson

A downloadable patch has added Labo support for Nintendo Switch game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You can build your own racing cabinet, of sorts.You can use the Toy-Con Motorbike creation from the Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit to race in the game, giving you a much... Read more

Nintendo Switch Minecraft fans can now play with other console owners, bar one... guess which?
Nintendo Switch Minecraft fans can now play with other console owners, bar one... guess which? By Rik Henderson

A new version of Minecraft for Nintendo Switch is now available that features cross-platform play between consoles. Only the PS4 version is incompatible.Friends playing on PC, Xbox One or mobile can now join forces with Switch owners to build and explore... Read more

Westworld game for iOS and Android gives you control of your own park before the screaming starts
Westworld game for iOS and Android gives you control of your own park before the screaming starts By Rik Henderson

Warner Bros Interactive has launched mobile simulation game Westworld, based on the hit HBO TV series that UK viewers can watch on Sky Atlantic.The Android and iOS game puts you in the shoes of a new Delos employee who is given the reins over the entire... Read more

Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Project Scarlett
Xbox Two specs, release date, news and rumours: What we want to see in Project Scarlett By Rik Henderson

Even though the Xbox One X is far from fulfilling its potential yet, there are rumours of its replacement flying around.Xbox Two or Project Scarlett, as it is allegedly known internally, is likely a couple of years off at least. But here is a stack... 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.That... Read more

PUBG Mobile version 6 now available: First person mode, Mini-Zone, Armoury and more
PUBG Mobile version 6 now available: First person mode, Mini-Zone, Armoury and more By Chris Hall

There's a new version of PUBG Mobile for Android and iOS and it adds a host of new features, including a big one - first person view. The last big update (version 050) added a whole new map - Miramar - as well as a host of new features. The latest update... Read more

Jurassic World Evolution review: Dinosaur sim offers plenty to dig your claws into
4.0 stars Jurassic World Evolution review: Dinosaur sim offers plenty to dig your claws into By Steve Boxer

Continuing advances in genetic science mean that one day, breeding dinosaurs and housing them in a park might graduate from being a figment of the imaginations of Michael Crichton and Hollywood into reality. Best upcoming PS4 games 2018 Best upcoming... Read more

Fortnite on Nintendo Switch info, price and everything you need to know
Fortnite on Nintendo Switch info, price and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

Fortnite has been a massive success on every format out there. You can get it, in different forms, for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS.An Android version is confirmed to be coming soon and, very recently, Fortnite for Nintendo Switch was made available... Read more

Best zombie games of E3 2018: The undead are coming for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch
Best zombie games of E3 2018: The undead are coming for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch By Rik Henderson

If you're a fan of the undead, boy are you in for a treat.There are plenty of games coming that feature them, as we discovered during E3 2018.Whether they be Clickers, Crawlers, The Infected or just plain, old zombies, they are shambling towards us in... Read more

Nintendo Switch: How to use a GameCube controller with your Switch
Nintendo Switch: How to use a GameCube controller with your Switch By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo Switch is great fun, but it's also expensive once you calculate the cost of the system, games, accessories, and extra controllers.For instance, the Nintendo Switch Pro controller costs £55/$60. If you want to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with, say,... Read more

Nintendo just released the original arcade Donkey Kong for the Switch
Nintendo just released the original arcade Donkey Kong for the Switch By Maggie Tillman

You no longer have to find an old arcade in order to play the original arcade version of Donkey Kong.Sure, it's nearly impossible to find an actual arcade cabinet with the retro game, but that doesn't matter any more, because Nintendo just released Donkey... Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 initial review: The most stunning open world RPG we've seen by far
Cyberpunk 2077 initial review: The most stunning open world RPG we've seen by far By Rik Henderson

Wow! Even three days since the show doors opened, we were still undecided on our favourite game of E3 2018. Having seen 50 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 played in front of us there is no further doubt.Based on the tabletop role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2020,... Read more

This Labo-style cardboard kit turns your Switch into an arcade cabinet
This Labo-style cardboard kit turns your Switch into an arcade cabinet By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo Labo looks like great fun, but it also starts at £60 ($70). Luckily, those of you who want to try these cardboard kits for Nintendo Switch will be able to get your hands on a much more affordable version. At E3 2018, gaming accessory maker... Read more

The Last of Us 2: Joel is not dead and there are new infected classes to encounter
The Last of Us 2: Joel is not dead and there are new infected classes to encounter By Rik Henderson

Naughty Dog unveiled a new gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II during E3 2018 and it got tongues a-wagging.For a start, as well as some truly brutal takedowns, it featured a brief, throwaway mention of someone referred to as "the old man". And... Read more

Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch
Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch By Max Langridge

Nintendo used E3 to announce that the hugely popular game Fortnite is now available as a free download on the Switch console. One of the biggest selling points of Fortnite is that it supports cross-play between various platforms, that is except for the... Read more

Microsoft might release next Xbox alongside a family of devices in 2020
Microsoft might release next Xbox alongside a family of devices in 2020 By Maggie Tillman

Don't expect the next Xbox console to arrive until 2020.Microsoft is planning to launch its next-generation Xbox in two years, according to Thurrott.com. It is reportedly developing a “family of devices”, in fact, with the codename Scarlett. Keep... Read more

E3 2018 as it happened: All the games and announcements
E3 2018 as it happened: All the games and announcements By Rik Henderson

The world's biggest gaming show, E3 2018, has been running for the last week and Pocket-lint has been here from the start.Some of the biggest games have already been announced. And we've been on top of the action as it happened.Here then we round up our... Read more

Fortnite now available for Nintendo Switch, and it's completely free
Fortnite now available for Nintendo Switch, and it's completely free By Rik Henderson

Nintendo Switch fans will rejoice at this news, the portable console will very soon get its own version of Fortnite. And it's free.You will be able to download it today from 10pm BST from the Nintendo eShop and it'll have both local and online multiplayer.The... Read more

Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: Watch it right here
Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: Watch it right here By Rik Henderson

As is now traditional, Nintendo is not holding a press conference at E3 2018. It will, however, broadcast a video presentation today, prior to the show opening its doors. It will focus on the Nintendo Switch games coming up for the rest of 2018.Here then... Read more

Ubisoft E3 2018 conference: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again
Ubisoft E3 2018 conference: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again By Mike Lowe

Ubisoft always throws a bumper show at E3, with 2018 being no exception. While there weren't any major surprises - we already know about the new Assassin's Creed and The Divison 2 - but there's still plenty to adsorb. E3 2018: The games, consoles, press... Read more

Sony PlayStation E3 2018 showcase: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again
Sony PlayStation E3 2018 showcase: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again By Mike Lowe

The President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, Shawn Layden, said it himself: "Don't expect some big flashy new idea or surprise [at this year's Sony E3 press conference]". There was no hardware announcement at the Monday 11 June showcase... Read more

Skyrim on Amazon Echo? Best E3 2018 game trailer by far and it really exists
Skyrim on Amazon Echo? Best E3 2018 game trailer by far and it really exists By Rik Henderson

The Bethesda 2018 E3 press conference was, quite simply, superb, with new footage of Rage 2, Fallout 76 and teasers for The Elder Scrolls IV and new sci-fi RPG epic Starfield being particular highlights.However, the best trailer of the showcase was, by... Read more

The Elder Scrolls Blades is a role-playing game for mobile and more. Here's the overview
The Elder Scrolls Blades is a role-playing game for mobile and more. Here's the overview By Mike Lowe

The Elder Scrolls has been announced for mobile. The Elder Scrolls: Blades is a forthcoming role-playing game you can play on the go, right on your iPhone X or Android handset.But it's so much more than that besides. The vision of this game is huge: in... Read more

Bethesda E3 2018 showcase: All the games from #BE3 and how to watch it again
Bethesda E3 2018 showcase: All the games from #BE3 and how to watch it again By Mike Lowe

It's E3 2018 time, which saw Bethesda showing-off its roster of forthcoming titles for the year and beyond. As usual, the publisher followed the Xbox briefing, which traditionally kicks off the show on the Sunday morning in Los Angeles. E3 2018: The games,... Read more

Elder Scrolls 6: Release date, rumours, trailer, what to expect
Elder Scrolls 6: Release date, rumours, trailer, what to expect By Mike Lowe

After much speculation, it's official: Elder Scrolls 6 (or VI if you're a fan of numerals) is in production.At the Bethesda E3 2018 showcase in Los Angeles, Bethesda Game Studios company director, Todd Howard, revealed a teaser trailer of the game that... Read more

Doom 2 official: Bethesda unveils Doom Eternal at E3 2018
Doom 2 official: Bethesda unveils Doom Eternal at E3 2018 By Mike Lowe

Doom 2 is officially coming. Oh yes.Doom Eternal, the follow-up to the 2016 remake of the classic, was unveiled at the Bethesda E3 showcase in Los Angeles.The first-person shooter had received critical acclaim, with the sequel slated to feature more than... Read more

Xbox E3 2018 briefing: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again
Xbox E3 2018 briefing: All the games, announcements and how to watch it again By Rik Henderson

Microsoft hosted its major E3 press conference on the Sunday prior to the world's largest videogames trade show opening its doors and boy were we treated to some amazing game announcements.Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Fallout 76 and, excitingly, an all-new... Read more

Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirms next generation Xbox is in development
Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirms next generation Xbox is in development By Rik Henderson

Xbox chief Phil Spencer teased a new Xbox console during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference, claiming that the "next Xbox" is in development.The company has only recently released the "world's most powerful console" in the shape of the 4K HDR-enabled... Read more

Vampyr review: All talk and no bite
3.5 stars Vampyr review: All talk and no bite By Adrian Willings

When we hear the words "vampire" and "RPG" in one sentence, there's something that gets our blood racing. Maybe it's because a decade ago we were happily playing Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.Fast-forward to 2018, however, and the throwback kid... Read more