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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online between 10am Wednesday 15 and 10am Monday 20 November. Online multiplayer during that period will be completely free for all players in the UK and Europe.Called the... 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

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

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

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

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

Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

By Rik Henderson

After a beta roll-out to those on the Insiders programme in August, Microsoft is now updating all Xbox One consoles with the Fall Update. It adds a raft of new features, including the ability to completely customise your home screen, and if you haven't... Read more

FIFA or PES: what kind of football gamer are you?

FIFA or PES: what kind of football gamer are you?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The annual match-up between Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer and EA Sports’ FIFA is one of the games industry’s greatest rivalries. Which camp do you fall into? Barcelona versus Real Madrid. Ali versus Frazier. Arsenal versus Spurs. Hamilton versus... Read more

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

Turn your Android phone into a Game Boy for £50, Smart Boy now available

By Rik Henderson

We've seen a few accessories for smartphones that either add joypad buttons or even turn your device into a mini arcade machine, but the Smart Boy, available via PQube in Europe, is best gaming add-on we've ever seen. It turns your Android smartphone... Read more

Kinguin: heaven for gamers?

Kinguin: heaven for gamers?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Do you take your games seriously, to the extent that you’re beginning to become involved with the communities that have sprung up around them? If you like to think of yourself as a committed gamer, it’s surely time to bookmark Kinguin.netIf games... Read more

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

Stranger Things: The Game out now for iOS and Android, and it's free!

By Rik Henderson

Netflix and app developer BonusXP have partnered to bring us Stranger Things: The Game for iOS and Android.It's available as a free download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store, with no in-app purchasing required.The game is retro-themed,... Read more

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

By Rik Henderson

Scuf Gaming, a company the customises and builds stunning, pro games controllers, has partnered with Porsche and Turn 10 Studios to create what we feel is one of the best looking Xbox One gamepads yet.The Scuf Forza Elite controller is designed for those... Read more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more

By Rik Henderson

After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo has released a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is now available, having shipped... Read more

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

By Max Langridge

Games consoles provide a great way to immerse ourselves with our favourite characters. But to really take things to the next level, modifying a console can make the experience that much greater. This list takes a look at the hard work the modifying community... Read more

DropMix is the playing card game that transforms you into a DJ

DropMix is the playing card game that transforms you into a DJ

By Max Langridge

Hasbro and Harmonix, the team behind Rock Band and Dance Central, have teamed up to produce DropMix, a unique new card game that sees you become a DJ, and subsequently the life of a party.DropMix comprises a playing board, a set of playing cards and a... Read more

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2 second trailer arrives and it's incredible, watch it here

By Rik Henderson

Rockstar has posted the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and it looks absolutely stunning.There is plenty of character footage this time around, as well as shots of the vast landscape you'll be playing in.We cannot wait..Sadly though we'll have... Read more

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is about to address two of the biggest complaints levelled at Super Mario Run, that it has too few levels and costs too much to unlock the full game.It is releasing a huge update to the game, which will be available from Friday 29 September.... Read more

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

Pokemon Go developer to use audio in follow-up AR game

By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a follow-up augmented reality mobile game and is planning to incorporate audio cues. That means you won't always have to have your phone extended in front of you constantly as you play.Niantic's chief technical... Read more

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game

By Rik Henderson

Hackers have found a full game lurking in the code of the Nintendo Switch.Flog - an emulated version of NES classic Golf (hence the backwards name) - has been found in am area of the Switch's system software dedicated, they think, to emulation. It suggests... Read more

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

By Rik Henderson

Limited edition and custom controllers have been hugely successful for all the current games consoles, with multiple colours and designs available from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo alike.However, only one of those also allows you to design your own,... Read more

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

Super Mario Odyssey special edition Nintendo Switch coming, and Mario in the buff

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch bundle coming in time for Christmas, and it features our favourite moustachioed plumber. What's more, you'll also be able to see him in the nuddy - well, almost - in his new adventure, Super Mario Odyssey.During... Read more

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

80 amazing photos that you won't believe are actually game screenshots

By Adrian Willings

Since the days of Pong the graphics in video games have only got better and better as the years progress. Now with 4K screens becoming the norm, games developers are constantly pushing to improve the graphics in their games and deliver a breath-taking... Read more

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, for re-release in 2018

By Rik Henderson

After selling out prior to Christmas last year, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles were much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production, in favour of this... Read more