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Red Dead Redemption comes to Xbox One but Undead Nightmare will cost you more

Red Dead Redemption comes to Xbox One but Undead Nightmare will cost you more

By Rik Henderson

After many months of requests, Red Dead Redemption is finally available for Xbox One, as part of the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility service.You can play your existing digital or disc version of Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox One through Microsoft's... Read more

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 in pictures: Gremlins, Harry Potter, Adventure Time and more

By Rik Henderson

From 27 September, Lego Dimensions will gain a new wave of characters and missions. Like before, they are based on movie and TV show licences, but all-new ones that haven't featured before.The are new Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs, plus a new... Read more

Nintendo NX patent shows handheld console after all

Nintendo NX patent shows handheld console after all

By Rik Henderson

When rumours of the Nintendo NX started to fly last year one that commonly did the rounds was that the new console would come in two elements. It was said that there will be a desktop part, a dock perhaps, and a handheld that could be taken out and about... 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

Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens review: The best Lego game to date
4.0 stars

Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens review: The best Lego game to date

By Steve Boxer

In recent years, it has become fashionable to adopt an air of cynicism about the Lego games. They have continued to come thick and fast and, consequently, have attracted accusations of saminess. Such cynicism generally evaporates once stuck into their... Read more

What is Xbox Play Anywhere and when will it be available?

What is Xbox Play Anywhere and when will it be available?

By Elyse Betters

Xbox Play Anywhere will arrive this autumn.Microsoft has announced a launch date for its new Xbox Play Anywhere service that will allow you to buy a single version of a participating digital game as a single purchase and then play it on both an Xbox... Read more

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is announcing a massive Xbox One sale, but unfortunately for Brits, it's limited to students in the US.The Redmond-based company recently unveiled a newer, slimmer Xbox One called Xbox One S. It's therefore safe to assume Microsoft is now eager... Read more

Fallout: New Vegas comes to Xbox One backwards compatibility, you can finish it at last

Fallout: New Vegas comes to Xbox One backwards compatibility, you can finish it at last

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 version of Fallout: New Vegas is now compatible with Xbox One.It was one of the most requested games not yet on the list, not least by is, but now you can play the game from a disc you already own, or bought from... 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

Skylanders Imaginators at E3 2016: Crash Bandicoot joins the fun

Skylanders Imaginators at E3 2016: Crash Bandicoot joins the fun

By Andy Robertson

We've previously previewed Skylanders Imaginators after having its basic theme and gameplay demoed to us at an event in London prior to E3 2016, but during the US expo itself we found out so much more.It injects some role-play character creativity to... Read more

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

Ghost Recon Wildlands co-op preview: Four-player Far Cry

By Mike Lowe

When we first fixed eyes on Ghost Recon: Wildlands at the end of Ubisoft's E3 gaming expo pre-show conference in 2015, we were gagging for more. Come the 2016 show, where we got to actually play the open-world game, turns out it was absolutely worth the... 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

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

Xbox One Gears of War 4 Elite Controller: The best gamepad just got even better

By Rik Henderson

We've always loved the Xbox One Elite Controller and its mad, pricey ways, but during its E3 2016 media briefing Microsoft announced a new version that we want so much more.Battle-scarred and sexy, the Xbox Elite Controller - Gears of War 4 Limited Edition... 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

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, first E3 trailer shows beautiful interactive world

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, first E3 trailer shows beautiful interactive world

By Stuart Miles

Nintendo's new Zelda game is to be called: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the company confirmed using its presence at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles this year to show off a three minute long trailer of some of the gaming action gamers... Read more

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

Xbox Design Lab in pictures: Some of the crazy Xbox One controllers you can create

By Rik Henderson

During its E3 2016 media briefing, Microsoft announced that it will soon be offering customisable Xbox One controllers to its fan base.Xbox One owners will be able to order a unique controller, designed by themselves and coloured in millions of combinations.... Read more

PlayStation trailers from E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Death Stranding and more, plus PS VR

PlayStation trailers from E3 2016: God of War, Days Gone, Death Stranding and more, plus PS VR

By Mike Lowe

Sony had some serious boots to fill following Microsoft's pre-E3 conference. But fill it did, kicking things off with the latest God of War, showing a whole new side of action adventure to the well-known formula.That wasn't all, with The Last Guardian... Read more

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

Xbox E3 2016 highlights: What was launched, Project Scorpio, Xbox One S and much more

By Rik Henderson

As usual, Microsoft hosted its annual media briefing in Los Angeles prior to the start of E3 next week.It is traditionally the first of the big two companies to host its press conference on the Monday before the show opens, requiring the world's games... Read more

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

Ubisoft trailers from E3 2016: Star Trek VR, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon, South Park, Steep and more

By Mike Lowe

Ubisoft revealed one of its biggest titles ahead of E3, unveiling Watch Dogs 2 in the run-up to the show. But that’s not all the publisher had to show at its conference.In a year absent of Assassin’s Creed - well, sort of, Michael Fassbender does,... Read more

Sniper Elite 4 overshoots its release date, due February 2017

Sniper Elite 4 overshoots its release date, due February 2017

By Mike Lowe

Love yourself a bit of long-range shooting? Then Sniper Elite 4, the best-looking sharp-shooter of the franchise yet, might be just the ticket.Only it's overshot its 2016 release date and will now be hitting the shelves in February 2017 instead.Rebellion,... Read more

Xbox Project Scorpio is the most powerful games console ever, coming Christmas 2017

Xbox Project Scorpio is the most powerful games console ever, coming Christmas 2017

By Rik Henderson

Not content with unveiling the Xbox One S, a slimmer, better Xbox One, Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced Project Scorpio during the Microsoft E3 media briefing. It's the next games machine from Xbox and will be "the most powrerful console ever".Although... Read more

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

Bethesda trailers from E3 2016: Prey, Dishonored 2, Skyrim and Quake, plus Fallout VR

By Mike Lowe

Bethesda had a bumper 2015 with some of the biggest games of the year. In 2016 its looking to capitalise on that success, releasing the likes of Dishonored 2 - which was unveiled at last year's E3 - before the year is out.But Dishonored 2 didn't garner... Read more

EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more

EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more

By Stuart Miles

The EA press conference has kicked off the annual E3 gaming conference in LA, giving us a taste of a number of new games coming over the next year.The conference focused on a number of announcements, mainly sequels for Titanfall, Battlefield, Mass Effect,... Read more

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

By Luke Edwards

Remember when Bethesda released a limited edition real world version of the Pip-Boy wearable from its Fallout 4 game? Now it's taken that to another level with one that actually works with your phone too. Vault dwellers rejoice.The Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition,... Read more

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness
3.5 stars

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness

By Steve Boxer

The original Mirror's Edge, released in 2008, was the very epitome of a Marmite game. Despite having an inordinate amount of glaring flaws, and not selling particularly well, it still managed to generate a passionate cult following.It was easy enough... Read more

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

Konami isn't only games company making bionics, behold the Deus Ex cybernetic arm

By Rik Henderson

A few weeks ago we brought you a BBC documentary that detailed the creation of a fully cybernetic arm, designed by Konami and based around the one worn by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.That garnered a lot of attention, because not only... Read more

1-Up! Official Nintendo Vans sneakers in pictures: Mario Bros meets ‘boarder cool

1-Up! Official Nintendo Vans sneakers in pictures: Mario Bros meets ‘boarder cool

By Mike Lowe

We don't make a habit out of shooting product boxes. But when there's one as cool as the NES-styled one that the new official Nintendo Vans sneakers come in, well, it's hard to resist. Look at it!What is within is where the real magic happens, though.... Read more

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts has released a teaser trailer for the next FIFA game and the biggest revelation so far is that the graphics have been completely overhauled.That's because FIFA 17 has been rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite graphics engine,... Read more

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

Xbox summer update 2016: Here's what your Xbox One can do now

By Rik Henderson

Last November, Microsoft pushed what was perhaps the biggest update to any of its consoles yet, with the Xbox One user experience switching to one based on Windows 10.New features have arrived since then, with some having significant effects on how users... Read more

FIFA testing video refs for major in-game incidents at last

FIFA testing video refs for major in-game incidents at last

By Rik Henderson

FIFA has approved testing of video replays during football matches. After many years of pundits, footballers and experts crying out for the use of video technology to help referees during major incidents, there's light at the end of the tunnel.The International... Read more

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

By Rik Henderson

GOG, the online PC games store owned by The Witcher developer, CD Projekt, now allows users of its main rival Steam to duplicate some of their owned games to work on both platforms.To help build a library of games usable through GOG Galaxy, the service... Read more

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

PES 2017 preview: First extended play of potential FIFA beater

By Rik Henderson

FIFA has been sitting on the footy games throne for a fair few years now, with little or no competition of note, but it could very well be replaced this year. We've played PES 2017 and it is good. Scrub that, it is superb.Considering we've only had access... Read more

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

First look of a Nintendo NX game: Watch the Rise - Race the Future teaser

By Rik Henderson

Developer VD-dev Games has been creating titles for handhelds for many years, but seldom for home consoles or PC. Now it's unveiled its next major project, driving game Rise: Race the Future, and it's confirmed as coming to the Nintendo NX - possibly... Read more

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun
4.5 stars

Overwatch review: Accessible, addictive and awfully good fun

By Steve Boxer

If Overwatch was an animal, it would be a small, cute, friendly dog, intent on meeting everybody and licking their faces.From the off, Overwatch is one of the most accessible and inviting games you will ever encounter – which is some achievement, given... Read more

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

Xbox One Slim set for E3 2016, more powerful Xbox upgrade coming 2017

By Rik Henderson

There has been plenty of talk of late about an upgraded 4K PlayStation, with rumours suggesting it will debut at E3 next month, but fewer facts have emerged about Microsoft hardware plans. Until now.Kotaku claims that its sources tell it that the company... Read more

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

Skylanders Battlecast: Hearthstone for half-pints

By Rik Henderson

Skylanders Battlecast isn't the first app-specific outing for Activision's swathes of cartoon characters but it is one of the most intriguing.That's because as well as the free-to-play game that's available on app stores now, it combines with physical,... Read more

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

Incredible PS4 GT Sport screens look like real life photos

By Rik Henderson

Sony has released the initial batch of screengrabs of Gran Turismo Sport, Polyphony's first in the series for PlayStation 4 and they are, quite simply, staggering.GT Sport was originally announced during Paris Games Week last year but this is the first... Read more

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

Watch Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man and the story of a real-life Snake bionic arm

By Rik Henderson

Games publisher Konami was so troubled with the plight of double amputee James Young that it has worked on a device to help the 25-year-old.It has built a working bionic arm, designed around the one used by Snake (Big Boss) in Metal Gear Solid 5: The... Read more

Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced that it is freeing up nearly 1 million Gamertags.These are Gamertags that were claimed by someone from the original Xbox era but have long since been abandoned. They never migrated to Xbox 360 and have been inactive for a long... Read more

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

Doom weapons, demons and environments explored: Everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Doom is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, Friday 13 May. And while we don't have a review ready yet, thanks to servers only just going live, we do have a tonne of info that should help you when you spark up the game for the first time.Firmly... Read more

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

Doom is back: How has it changed over 23 years?

By Rik Henderson

The long-awaited, next generation Doom is out today, or Doom 4 as it has previously been called. It's in shops and available as a digital download for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and ahead of a full review, we're looking back at the history of the first-person... Read more

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

Doom Collector's Edition in pictures: See what you get for £100

By Rik Henderson

The long awaited reboot of Doom is out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One today and we've got our hands on the £100 Collector's Edition.Our review will be coming over the next few days because multiplayer servers have only just been switched on by Bethesda and... Read more

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

By Rik Henderson

Nvidia has unveiled a PC graphics card for 2016 based on its new Pascal architecture. That essentially means that it is a massive step up from what has come before - even the mighty Titan X.The Pascal GPU architecture has greater memory bandwidth and... Read more

Final Fantasy XV: Everything you need to know

Final Fantasy XV: Everything you need to know

By Steve Boxer

Final Fantasy is one of the world's most revered games franchises. Fans of Japanese role-playing games are in a state of considerable ferment over the prospect of Final Fantasy XV, its latest instalment and the first one custom-designed for the current-generation... Read more

Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I

Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I

By Elyse Betters

Electronic Arts has announced a name for the next Battlefield game, and it debuted a trailer for the wartime first-person shooter.The game, which follows Battlefield 4 but is confusingly titled Battlefield 1, will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4,... Read more