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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

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

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

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

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

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

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

By Rik Henderson

With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft poised to release the Xbox One X, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice - especially on the build up to Christmas. The PS4 Pro is even winking... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Game

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and fitness trackers.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... Read more

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

By Rik Henderson

So you're wondering which games console to buy yourself, a friend or family member and are finding it tough considering there's so much choice?Nintendo has the Switch, Sony has the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, and Microsoft is soon to add the Xbox One... Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

By Mike Lowe

After the flop of the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to be on fine form with its Switch console. The home-meets-portable console was introduced in March 2017, along with Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, which might well be game of the year, and the company... Read more

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

By Mike Lowe

The big news from E3 2017 was that the extra-powerful Xbox One X console - formerly Project Scorpio - will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. That means true 4K HDR gaming is imminent.But it wasn't just hardware that Microsoft was showing off at its... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Seemingly coming from nowhere, the Nintendo 2DS XL took everyone by surprise when it was announced. It was widely thought that Nintendo's attention would be solely  on the Switch for the time being, with the existing handhelds more than capable of holding... Read more

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

By Rik Henderson

When the Nintendo Switch was unveiled at a special event in January, the major worry was its pricing. Not of the console itself, but all the extras you need to shell out around it.The console is £280, which is par for the course for a new games machine... Read more

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

By Mike Lowe

You've got a shiny new Nintendo Switch but, wait, what's that? Yep, just one game download can easily fill the console's measly 32GB storage.Fortunately the Switch has a microSD card slot for expansion to avoid this being a huge issue.Furthermore cartridge... Read more

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

We've now thoroughly played with the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We've also played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and are awestruck.But there is still one big question we are asked most often: "Should I buy this... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... Read more

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels it has rejigged and improved its original offering, first with a slimmer model and a new DualShock... Read more

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

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

By Cam Bunton

During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end PC style specifications, but the first to hit the market is the Xbox One S.The Xbox One S is a bridge... 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

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

5 best indie games coming to Xbox One you must download

By Rik Henderson

Thanks to the Xbox One's now inextricable link with Windows 10 the platform is very attractive to independent developers. They can essentially develop for PC and easily translate their games for Xbox One too, or vice versa.What's more, the ID@Xbox scheme... Read more

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

Best games coming in 2016: All the latest PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC and PS VR trailers

By Rik Henderson

With E3 2016 now over, having displayed some of the biggest titles of the year, and game release schedules ramping up as we enter the second half of 2016, it's a great time to be a gamer.Whether you have a gaming PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo... Read more

Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

Xbox summer sale 2016: What are the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 bargains?

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has launched its annual Xbox summer sale, the Ultimate Game Sale, for 2016 and there are more than 170 digital items and games on offer with up to 75 per cent off.Xbox Live Gold members get better bargains, but even if you don't subscribe to... Read more

Steam’s summer sale: All the best game deals and hardware discounts

Steam’s summer sale: All the best game deals and hardware discounts

By Elyse Betters

Summer is here!You know what that means? It's time to sit inside all day and play Steam.Steam has announced that 12,845 games are now on sale as part of its annual summer sale, which is called the Steam Summer Picnic Sale this year. It went live at 10... Read more

Best of E3 2016 -  Xbox One: Gears 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Sea of Thieves and more

Best of E3 2016 - Xbox One: Gears 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Sea of Thieves and more

By Rik Henderson

E3 2016 shut its doors last week but not before we got our fill of every game on display.The show presented a huge playground for the great and good titles that will be coming out anytime between now and the end of 2017, and the vast majority of them... Read more

Best of E3 2016 - PS4 games: God of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man, Horizon: Zero Dawn and more

Best of E3 2016 - PS4 games: God of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man, Horizon: Zero Dawn and more

By Mike Lowe

With the E3 gaming expo 2016 done and dusted, the front runners in the gaming world unveiled their biggest and best titles. None more so than Sony, its PlayStation 4 looks set to go from strength to strength in 2016 and beyond.With some top-drawer exclusive... Read more

Best of  E3 2016 - Driving and sports games: FIFA 17, Forza Horizon 3, Steep, GT Sport and more

Best of E3 2016 - Driving and sports games: FIFA 17, Forza Horizon 3, Steep, GT Sport and more

By Mike Lowe

If it's quality sports games you're after you are in for a real treat this coming year, whether that be ball, extreme or motorsports. The 2016 E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking titles that offer conclusive proof the industry... Read more

Best of E3 2016 - Shooters and action games: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

Best of E3 2016 - Shooters and action games: Battlefield 1, Gears 4, COD: Infinite Warfare and more

By Rik Henderson

One of the best-served genres in gaming each year is the good, old fashioned shoot-em-up. From first-person to sideways-scrolling shooters to more esoteric blast-a-thons, there's always plenty to choose from, and plenty are launched or shown at E3.Additionally,... Read more

Best of E3 2016 - RPG and adventure games: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

Best of E3 2016 - RPG and adventure games: Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, FFXV, Scalebound and more

By Mike Lowe

If it's quality games you're after you are in for a real treat. This year's E3 videogames convention is jam packed with amazing looking triple-A titles that offer conclusive proof the industry has got the hang of this new-generation console malarkey.If... Read more

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

With two-and-a-half years under its belt, the PlayStation 4 has matured into a fine games console and no mistake. PlayStation Now is in full swing, offering cloud gaming for a large library of quality PS3 games. And Spotify integration through the PlayStation... Read more

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

Xbox One vs Wii U vs PS4: Which console should you buy?

By Rik Henderson

It's that time of year again where the sales of games consoles are sky rocketing and it must be said that there has rarely been a time where the choice of which to buy has been harder to make.After two years into their lifespans (three for the Wii U),... Read more

Best of Gamescom 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5, Mafia 3 and more

Best of Gamescom 2015: Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5, Mafia 3 and more

By Rik Henderson

It might seem strange to some that another massive videogames show opens its doors so soon after E3, but Gamescom in Cologne is a huge deal. Not only does it give European gamers a chance to see many of the games for 2015 and 2016 without having to cross... Read more

20 best game characters that defined 20 years of PlayStation

20 best game characters that defined 20 years of PlayStation

By Rik Henderson

With PlayStation having been a part of our lives for two decades, you can bet that every single person will have their own choice for which games character they love the best. The Original PlayStation console came out on 3 December 1994 and since then... Read more

Xbox One vs PS4: Which is best for you?

Xbox One vs PS4: Which is best for you?

By Rik Henderson

Both the Xbox One and PS4 have now been available in the UK for a year and will very much be in the thoughts and minds of those looking to treat themselves or others this Christmas. It can also be argued that waiting a year for the dust to settle on a... Read more

Best PS4 games for Christmas 2014 and beyond

Best PS4 games for Christmas 2014 and beyond

By Rik Henderson

We're almost at the time of year when shops are full of the warbling croaks of Noddy Holder and Roy Wood and halls are decked with boughs of Holly Willoughby. Christmas is looming and we have but a few weeks to make sure that our loved ones get more... Read more

Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus games: The first iOS 8 games you must download

Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus games: The first iOS 8 games you must download

By Elyse Betters

Apple released iOS 8 earlier this month with a significant feature that is specifically for gaming. It's called Metal.Apple announced Metal at WWDC 2014. The new feature (or API, really) allows developers to make console-grade games for your iPhone and... Read more

Best games of Gamescom 2014: The best PS4 and Xbox One games at the show

Best games of Gamescom 2014: The best PS4 and Xbox One games at the show

By Rik Henderson

We are slap bang in the middle of the biggest revolution in gaming for many years and there's no better example of that than the sheer number of fantastic games, triple-A and indie, on show at Gamescom in Cologne this year.The focus is very much on Xbox... Read more

Best games for 2014 and beyond: The 36 best PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U games

Best games for 2014 and beyond: The 36 best PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U games

By Rik Henderson

While last year's E3 videogames trade show mainly focused on the two new next-generation consoles, this year's event was the ultimate showcase for an amazing line-up of games.Most games publishers focused on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC next-generation titles,... Read more

PS Vita Slim vs PS Vita: What's the difference?

PS Vita Slim vs PS Vita: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sony has launched the PS Vita Slim in the US today, 6 May. The rejigged version of the PlayStation handheld has been available in Japan since the end of last year and in Britain from 7 February. Now it's available for gamers Stateside too.It makes sense.... Read more

5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN

5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN

By Luke Edwards

Just got yourself a shiny new PS4? Not got enough games to keep you busy into the wee small Christmas hours? Here are five indie games you can download right now. We use the word "can" but what we really mean is you "should".Doki-Doki UniverseWelcome... Read more

5 best Xbox One indie games to download on Xbox Live

5 best Xbox One indie games to download on Xbox Live

By Luke Edwards

While big budget button bashers are great there’s a lot to be said for small indie game makers these days. With the tools for cheap publishing made available a lot of great ideas are making it to your console. We’ve found the best for the Xbox One... Read more

Best games for Christmas: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and more

Best games for Christmas: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and more

By Rik Henderson

Looking for something to get a loved one, a friend or even yourself this Christmas? How about a video game to go along with that new console or PC? There's certainly a stack of excellent choices that have been released recently, for all the major machines.Pocket-lint... Read more

Pocket-lint Podcast #141 - Eddie Izzard interviewed and Xbox One vs PS4

Pocket-lint Podcast #141 - Eddie Izzard interviewed and Xbox One vs PS4

By Rik Henderson

Behold, a new Pocket-lint Podcast is available and have we got a treat for you? Er, yes, we have.Included in this edition is the entire interview we recorded with film and TV star and internationally renowned comedian Eddie Izzard, where he expresses... Read more

Best game 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best game 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By Britta O'Boyle

It's been a great year for gaming and it is about to get even better for gamers with the imminent November launch of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With so many games launched this year, including GTA V which broke seven world records, it was no... Read more

PS4 vs Xbox One: Battle of the next-gen giants

PS4 vs Xbox One: Battle of the next-gen giants

By Rik Henderson

The PS4 is now available in the US and coming to the UK on 29 November, while the Xbox One is a smidgeon away from launch too, on 22 November. The next-generation of console gaming has begun and it promises to be a doozy.There has been a lot of posturing... Read more

Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One

Xbox One hands-on video: 360 vs The One

By Ian Morris

As excited as we are about the Xbox One, we can't help but feel somewhat sad, because the console that has served us (mostly) brilliantly for the past eight years - one console lost to the red ring - and we're going to miss it.So, while we had our non-working... Read more

Xbox One vs PS4: Which should you pre-order?

Xbox One vs PS4: Which should you pre-order?

By Hunter Skipworth

Xbox One vs PS4 Both Microsoft and Sony's next-generation games consoles are now out in the open. Factor in day one game purchases, accessories and the as yet undisclosed price of the consoles themselves and you have one expensive day at the shops.So... Read more

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

Xbox 360 vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

By Stuart Miles

The new Xbox One has been announced, and as you might expect it promises to be faster, smarter and better than the current console. But what are the key differences, the differences that you can tell your mates about when the conversation comes up so... Read more