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What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and what do you get for your money?
What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and what do you get for your money? By Rik Henderson

Nintendo's online subscription service gives access to online play, free games and much more. Find out all the details and price here.... Read more

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is shutting down on console
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is shutting down on console By Adrian Willings

CD Projekt Red says that it's shutting down Gwent on both PS4 and Xbox in order to focus on the PC and mobile versions of the card game.... Read more

Snapdragon Summit, Vodafone 5G and MacBook Pro 16-inch reviewed - Pocket-lint Podcast 31
Snapdragon Summit, Vodafone 5G and MacBook Pro 16-inch reviewed - Pocket-lint Podcast 31 By Rik Henderson

This week, we review the latest MacBook Pro, chat with Vodafone about its continuing 5G plans and report live from the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii. Read more

Star Fox 2 and 5 more free games coming to Nintendo Switch
Star Fox 2 and 5 more free games coming to Nintendo Switch By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is releasing Star Fox 2 on one of its actual, full-fledged consoles for the first time on 12 December, and for free.... Read more

Microsoft might launch a second, cheaper Xbox in late 2020
Microsoft might launch a second, cheaper Xbox in late 2020 By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is reportedly developing two new Xbox consoles that will launch around this time next year, and one of them will be more affordable.... Read more

Stadia gets Google Assistant support, but restricted for now
Stadia gets Google Assistant support, but restricted for now By Rik Henderson

Google has rolled out one of the promised features for Stadia: Google Assistant support. However, it is not yet fully featured yet.... Read more

25 years of PlayStation: The consoles and accessories that changed gaming forever
25 years of PlayStation: The consoles and accessories that changed gaming forever By Rik Henderson

Join us as we take a pictoral stroll through the last 25 years of PlayStation consoles and some of the accessories that we remember so fondly.... Read more

The best game characters that defined 25 years of PlayStation
The best game characters that defined 25 years of PlayStation By Rik Henderson

With PlayStation having been a part of our lives for a quarter of a century, we have all grown an affinity with numerous characters. Here we list the best.... Read more

Xbox One free Games with Gold for December 2019: Jurassic World Evolution and more
Xbox One free Games with Gold for December 2019: Jurassic World Evolution and more By Rik Henderson

Each month, Xbox One Live Gold subscribers can download a selection of free games. Here are the free games for the coming month.... Read more

Free Twitch Prime games for December 2019: Free PC games for subscribers
Free Twitch Prime games for December 2019: Free PC games for subscribers By Adrian Willings

The Amazon-owned Twitch has been running a paid membership tier for a while now, that membership includes free games every month. We've got the list.... Read more

Nintendo files patent for new Poké Ball Plus controller
Nintendo files patent for new Poké Ball Plus controller By Max Freeman-Mills

Nintendo looks like it might return to the concept of novelty controllers, by updating its Poké Ball Plus controller at some point in the future. The... Read more

More details leak about the Playstation 5's dev kits
More details leak about the Playstation 5's dev kits By Max Freeman-Mills

Sony's next-generation Playstation 5 has had another round of leaks, a year ahead of its planned launch for the holiday season in 2020.... Read more

How to tell if you're buying the new Nintendo Switch or the old one
How to tell if you're buying the new Nintendo Switch or the old one By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo released a new Switch model in August, but still sells the original too. Here is how to tell the difference between them.... Read more

PS Plus free PS4 games list for December 2019: Titanfall 2 and more
PS Plus free PS4 games list for December 2019: Titanfall 2 and more By Rik Henderson

Each month, PS4 and PS4 Pro owners who subscribe to Sony's PS Plus service get to download a great selection of free games. Here are the latest.... Read more

Stadia Pro members can now send out Buddy Passes and two more free games announced
Stadia Pro members can now send out Buddy Passes and two more free games announced By Rik Henderson

Not only can users now send a friend a Buddy Pass for three-months of Pro membership, two free games are being added for Pro subscribers in December.... Read more

Stadia games not running native 4K 60fps due to developer choice
Stadia games not running native 4K 60fps due to developer choice By Rik Henderson

There are claims that games are running at 1080p 30fps - 1440p at best - and are upscaled to 4K with frame doubling in place to provide 60fps.... Read more

Call of Duty: Mobile update adds zombies, Summit map and controller support
Call of Duty: Mobile update adds zombies, Summit map and controller support By Chris Hall

Call of Duty: Mobile has seen massive season 2 update, bringing in a whole new range of features.... Read more

Capcom's working on a new Resident Evil 3 remake, according to reports
Capcom's working on a new Resident Evil 3 remake, according to reports By Max Freeman-Mills

After the phenomenal success of its remade Resident Evil 2 earlier this year, Capcom is reportedly working on another major overhaul of a classic game.... Read more

Half Life: Alyx is Valve's big return to its revered franchise - in VR
Half Life: Alyx is Valve's big return to its revered franchise - in VR By Max Freeman-Mills

Valve has announced that it's been working on a flagship VR game, Half Life: Alyx, slated for release in March 2020.... Read more

Is Stadia as bad and broken as some say it is?
Is Stadia as bad and broken as some say it is? By Rik Henderson

How can the exact same "product" get such negativity from one quarter and positivity from another? We explain all.... Read more

Amazon might launch a cloud gaming service tied to Twitch in 2020
Amazon might launch a cloud gaming service tied to Twitch in 2020 By Maggie Tillman

It looks like Amazon wants to get into the streaming games business in 2020.... Read more

Sony confirms PS5 SSD cartridges, while DualShock 5 is shown in patent
Sony confirms PS5 SSD cartridges, while DualShock 5 is shown in patent By Rik Henderson

A couple of patents have emerged that confirm the Sony cartridges will be used for storage and show the forthcoming new PS5 controller.... Read more

Google Stadia pricing, availability, launch games and how it works
Google Stadia pricing, availability, launch games and how it works By Rik Henderson

Google Stadia is now available across many countries. Here's everything you need to know about it.... Read more

Google Stadia launch games list longer than expected
Google Stadia launch games list longer than expected By Rik Henderson

Stadia has hastened the release date of another 10 games to make for a better launch line-up. That makes 22 games available in total.... Read more

Fortnite is having a Star Wars themed crossover event
Fortnite is having a Star Wars themed crossover event By Adrian Willings

Fornite's latest cross over is here and this time it's Star Wars themed to celebrate the release of Jedi: Fallen Order.... Read more

Project xCloud Preview adds more than 50 new games for free
Project xCloud Preview adds more than 50 new games for free By Rik Henderson

With Stadia launching next week, on Tuesday 19 November, Xbox has aimed a directed show across the bows of the good ship Google.... Read more

Inside Xbox: How to watch the X019 celebration
Inside Xbox: How to watch the X019 celebration By Maggie Tillman

All of the big console manufacturers host their own, regular online video streams these days: Nintendo has its Direct presentations; PlayStation has State of Play; and, even, newcomer Google now has its Stadia Connect reveals. But one of the longest-running online events is Inside Xbox.... Read more

Call of Duty Mobile tips and tricks: How to play and win
Call of Duty Mobile tips and tricks: How to play and win By Chris Hall

Call of Duty Mobile is the latest game to hit Android and iPhone, bringing with it a heady mix of action, both in multiplayer and battle royale gameplay... Read more

Google Stadia app now arrives for iPhone
Google Stadia app now arrives for iPhone By Rik Henderson

Google Stadia will officially launch on 19 November, but you can get ready ahead of time.... Read more

Minecraft Earth update: US release, iOS and Android early access and more about the AR game
Minecraft Earth update: US release, iOS and Android early access and more about the AR game By Rik Henderson

Here's everything you need to know about Microsoft's plans to bring Minecraft into the real world.... Read more

PS5 to use SSD cartridges, suggests new design patent
PS5 to use SSD cartridges, suggests new design patent By Rik Henderson

A patent filed in Brazil by Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the forthcoming PlayStation 5 will use cartridges in some form or another.... Read more

Google Stadia app has appeared in Google Play Store ahead of launch
Google Stadia app has appeared in Google Play Store ahead of launch By Adrian Willings

Google Stadia is set to launch on 19 November and in preparation for it, the company has already released the system's companion app on the Play Store... Read more

Death Stranding's Kojima to embrace cloud gaming for next project
Death Stranding's Kojima to embrace cloud gaming for next project By Adrian Willings

Death Stranding has finally launched and in the follow up, its iconic director Hideo Kojima has been speaking about his future plans.... Read more

PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from the 4K PlayStation
PS4 Pro tips and tricks: How to get the most from the 4K PlayStation By Rik Henderson

The PS4 Pro is currently PlayStation's most advanced games console. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure you are getting the most from it.... Read more

Minecraft Earth rolling out now to UK, Canada and more
Minecraft Earth rolling out now to UK, Canada and more By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is rolling out its early access build of Minecraft Earth to select countries around the world, is your's one of them?... Read more

SingStar servers are being switched off, but the game will live on offline
SingStar servers are being switched off, but the game will live on offline By Chris Hall

Fans of the PlayStation karaoke game SingStar might be shocked to learn that the servers are scheduled to be switched off... Read more

Diablo 4 release date, formats, screens, trailers, deals and all you need to know
Diablo 4 release date, formats, screens, trailers, deals and all you need to know By Rik Henderson

As rumoured beforehand, Blizzard unveiled Diablo 4 during BlizzCon 2019 to many whoops, hollas and the odd bit of weeping here and there.The fourth in... Read more

Microsoft reveals incredible Terminator: Dark Fate themed Xbox One X
Microsoft reveals incredible Terminator: Dark Fate themed Xbox One X By Adrian Willings

To tie in with the hype and excitement around the new addition to the Terminator franchise, Microsoft has revealed a new Xbox One X with a Dark Fate theme.... Read more

The Nintendo GameBoy is 30: Here are the best handheld games consoles of all time
The Nintendo GameBoy is 30: Here are the best handheld games consoles of all time By Rik Henderson

Find out which handheld games consoles were the best presents we ever received.... Read more

Steam's massive library overhaul is now live for everyone
Steam's massive library overhaul is now live for everyone By Adrian Willings

Valve recently started testing out a new and enhanced games library design in beta that's now being rolled out for all users... Read more

Xbox Console Streaming: How to stream Xbox One games to Android
Xbox Console Streaming: How to stream Xbox One games to Android By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has announced that Xbox One testers can now access its latest Console Streaming feature.... Read more

Razer launches Nintendo Switch-like Junglecat game controllers for Android
Razer launches Nintendo Switch-like Junglecat game controllers for Android By Maggie Tillman

Razer has created a second Junglecat product, despite never launching the first device under that brand name.... Read more

EA games are coming to Steam including Star Wars, The Sims and FIFA 20
EA games are coming to Steam including Star Wars, The Sims and FIFA 20 By Dan Grabham

Selected EA games are coming back to Steam, with EA Access also coming to the platform next year. The first EA game to be available on Steam is Star Wars... Read more

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game now available for iPhone and iPad, Android coming 2020
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game now available for iPhone and iPad, Android coming 2020 By Rik Henderson

Developer CD Projekt Red has released its hugely successful Gwent: The Witcher Card Game on iOS. An Android version is to follow.... Read more

Xbox All Access is a phone style price plan, from £17.99 for Xbox One S and Game Pass
Xbox All Access is a phone style price plan, from £17.99 for Xbox One S and Game Pass By Rik Henderson

Xbox has taken a leaf out of the mobile phone industry's book and launched a plan that includes a console plus Game Pass Ultimate for one monthly fee.... Read more

Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs Legion and just about everything else
Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs Legion and just about everything else By Rik Henderson

Games publisher Ubisoft has decided to delay many of its forthcoming triple-A games, reportedly to avoid poor sales figures and critical reception, as... Read more

The Last of Us Part II gets delayed, won't launch on time
The Last of Us Part II gets delayed, won't launch on time By Maggie Tillman

Sony and developer Naughty Dog recently announced a release date for The Last of Us Part II, but now it's revising that launch plan, confirming you'll need to wait a few more months before you can actually play the game.... 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

Read our guide on how to become a master of Player Unknown's Battlegrounds on mobile. Our top tips and tricks for PUBG to help you get chicken dinners... Read more

Stadia first-party exclusives planned, but not until long after launch
Stadia first-party exclusives planned, but not until long after launch By Rik Henderson

Stadia launches on 19 November and a stack of games will be available for purchase on day one. But, none of them will be in-house Google exclusives.... Read more

Disney classic games are getting re-released with cartridge versions too
Disney classic games are getting re-released with cartridge versions too By Adrian Willings

Nighthawk Interactive is working on re-releasing classic Disney games Lion King and Aladdin for various platforms.... Read more

Microsoft re-confirms all Xbox One controllers will work with Project Scarlett
Microsoft re-confirms all Xbox One controllers will work with Project Scarlett By Adrian Willings

Microsoft has confirmed that all current Xbox One controllers will be forward compatible with the next Xbox console.... Read more

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