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Is there anything better than Nintendo Vans sneakers?

Is there anything better than Nintendo Vans sneakers?

By Rik Henderson

Footwear brand Vans has teamed with Nintendo to develop a range of its trademark trainers that retro games fans will adore.Accidentally leaked by German sports shoe retailer 43einhalb, a range of Vans skate sneakers, high-tops and flip flops are coming... Read more

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang
5.0 stars

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End review: Going out with a bang

By Rik Henderson

Can you imagine a child patiently waiting for Christmas Day only to be told it's being moved to 23 February? Then again to 16 March? Well, that's how we felt about the constantly shifting release dates of the latest and purportedly last in the Uncharted... Read more

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

What’s new in Hungry Shark World? 6 new features revealed

By Mike Lowe

If you're an avid Hungry Shark Evolution player then Hungry Shark World will more than likely already have hooked your interest.If you've caught a glimpse of the game it might look fundamentally similar to its predecessor. So what's new? We run-down some... Read more

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

Hungry Shark World preview: App big fish makes a splash, you'll be hooked

By Mike Lowe

Hungry Shark World is one of those app-based games that probably commands just as much respect as a major console title. The follow-up to 2013's Hungry Shark Evolution - which has been downloaded over 230-million times - it's all about new graphics, new... Read more

EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game

EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game

By Elyse Betters

A new game set in the Star Wars universe is coming.EA has announced - on May the 4th (be with you), of course - that it has partnered with Respawn Entertainment on a new Star Wars game. It didn't provide too many details about the upcoming title - apart... Read more

Watch the new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor expansion pack

Watch the new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor expansion pack

By Elyse Betters

Fallout 4's Far Harbor has just been given a new trailer and release date.Fallout 4 is developed and published by Bethesda. It's the fifth installment in the Fallout series and was released worldwide last November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows... Read more

Start saving now, Nintendo NX likely to be expensive

Start saving now, Nintendo NX likely to be expensive

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has learnt many lessons from the troubled lifespan of the Wii U and that is likely to be both good and bad news for the Nintendo NX.It will undoubtedly benefit from the extra time the company wants to put into its development before a March 2017... Read more

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

The Iron Man Civil War Xbox One is the best console you'll never own

By Rik Henderson

We've seen plenty of special edition Xbox One consoles in the last couple of years, with a different coloured or designed model coming out with just about every major release, but we can safely say that the customised Iron Man variant is the best.It is,... Read more

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

Angry Birds Action: Rovio goes the whole hog with biggest game yet

By Rik Henderson

After the incredible success of the original Angry Birds, it can be argued that the series has been superseded in popularity by games by developers that embraced the free-to-play model faster than Rovio.Look at the top grossing apps on Apple's App Store... Read more

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaked, coming 4 November

By Rik Henderson

Thanks to a leak by a Reddit user (who has since been deleted), we now know the next Call of Duty game's name and release date. An image of a reservation card from US store Target reveals the name Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and its American street... Read more

The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed until 2017, Nintendo NX version confirmed

The Legend of Zelda Wii U delayed until 2017, Nintendo NX version confirmed

By Rik Henderson

After Star Fox Zero, the next (and possibly last) big name Nintendo title for the Wii U is The Legend of Zelda. However, it's in serious danger of missing the bus, as it has been put back again until 2017.Originally planned for a 2015 release, the upcoming... Read more

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

Still no Mario for iOS or Android, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing instead

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has revealed what its next two mobile apps will be but there's still no sign of Mario.The company has revealed the two games that will follow its first app, Miitomo, and neither of them star the moustachioed plumber.That's not to say they won't... Read more

Nintendo NX release date revealed but won't be at E3 2016

Nintendo NX release date revealed but won't be at E3 2016

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has officially revealed the date it plans to release its next home console. The Nintendo NX will hit stores in March 2017 around the world.In addition, the company has confirmed that the "NX" name is still just a codename, it might be different... Read more

New Homefront: The Revolution trailer shows why it could be most interesting FPS this year

New Homefront: The Revolution trailer shows why it could be most interesting FPS this year

By Rik Henderson

Homefront: The Revolution will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 20 May and the latest trailer to hit the net shows why it'll be worth keeping an eye on.After mixed reviews for the first Homefront game, Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios... Read more

Parents guide to games consoles: How to make Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U safe and secure

Parents guide to games consoles: How to make Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U safe and secure

By Andy Robertson

As entertainment technology offers children more ways to connect, it is important parents understand the risks and how to safely get the most out of these devices in the home.Before even starting or choosing between the different games consoles therefore,... Read more

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft-owned Mojang has surprised everyone by simultaneously announcing and releasing a new game.The Swedish game studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for about $2.5 billion, has a new title called Crown and Council, as well as a new launch trailer... Read more

Star Fox Zero review: Can't outfox its shortcomings
3.5 stars

Star Fox Zero review: Can't outfox its shortcomings

By Steve Boxer

The Wii U may have been a roaring flop, but the precious few who own one know that it isn't a bad console – just a misunderstood one. Its arcane design indisputably throws up opportunities for new forms of gameplay, but it floundered on the twin rocks... Read more

Sherlock Holmes The Devil’s Daughter preview: Sophisticated sleuthing

Sherlock Holmes The Devil’s Daughter preview: Sophisticated sleuthing

By Steve Boxer

Videogames aren't just about full-on, relentless action requiring total concentration and laser-sharp reactions – although the games that provide those things tend to hog the limelight. Sometimes we crave something a little more sedate, which perhaps... Read more

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

Could this be the Android games console we’ve been waiting for?

By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of Android devices dedicated to gaming. Many even believed that an Android games console could rival dedicated machines from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft one day.However, while plenty have tried, all have seemingly failed. Ouya,... Read more

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

PlayStation 5 might never happen, reveals Sony

By Rik Henderson

With all the talk of a PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5 (whichever moniker you fancy) it seems that Sony is looking to morph its current console into something more powerful and proficient.Where does that leave the next generation though? If Sony is able... Read more

Xbox One to run full Windows 10 apps from summer, VLC confirmed

Xbox One to run full Windows 10 apps from summer, VLC confirmed

By Luke Edwards

In the continuing battle with Sony and the PlayStation 4, Microsoft has concentrated on ensuring its console is a viable option for gamers. However, it is also soon to be the most supported on the market when it comes to apps.One of those, it has been... Read more

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360: Will it still support the platform?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced that after 10 years of production it will no longer make Xbox 360 consoles.The machine turned 10 years old last November, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are "starting... Read more

Play Doom's open beta: How to get it now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam

Play Doom's open beta: How to get it now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam

By Elyse Betters

Anyone can get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion this weekend.Bethesda announced earlier this month that anyone with a Windows PC, Xbox One, or PS4 could experience Doom from 15 April to 17 April, thanks to an open beta. Pocket-lint has explained... Read more

The Commodore 64 is returning with a HDMI output, handheld console version too

The Commodore 64 is returning with a HDMI output, handheld console version too

By Rik Henderson

Hot on the heels of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games console and the forthcoming Vega+ handheld, another classic computer from the same era is about to return: the Commodore 64.The 64 from Retro Games Ltd will take the form of two different devices.... Read more

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

By Mike Lowe

The chainsaws are back. Gears of War 4's multiplayer is due to go into closed public beta from 18 April, to give a taster of all the duck-and-cover, shotgun-to-the-face, third-person shooter mayhem. And ahead of time we got to play a couple of hours of... Read more

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

Titanfall 2 trailer arrives at last, the first in the series for PS4

By Elyse Betters

PlayStation Europe has pushed out the first trailer for Titanfall's multi-platform sequel but without any word on when the game will actually release.Titanfall is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment, the former... Read more

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

By Luke Edwards

Gaming controllers have evolved through the generations to become the perfect handheld. Now every movement is without thought and the idea of being in discomfort, even after gaming for hours, isn't given much time.But as they all became refined into one... Read more

Ratchet & Clank (2016) review: Platformer perfection on PS4?
4.5 stars

Ratchet & Clank (2016) review: Platformer perfection on PS4?

By Rik Henderson

Timed to coincide with the Ratchet & Clank movie, this is the first time two of Sony's most-loved platform-exclusive heroes have officially appeared in their own game on PlayStation 4. And although fans might be bemused at first with how familiar it all... Read more

Dark Souls 3 review: As gothic, unforgiving and brilliant as ever
5.0 stars

Dark Souls 3 review: As gothic, unforgiving and brilliant as ever

By Steve Boxer

Masochists rejoice: From Software's legendarily uncompromising dark gothic RPG is back and its mission, as ever, is to make all other games seem laughably easy. Say hello to frequent profanity spilling from your mouth as a result of playing Dark Souls... Read more

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

You can play old SNES games on an original Game Boy, thanks to Raspberry Pi

By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of Raspberry Pi projects that have stood out since the first of the diminutive computers was released, but few have caught the eye quite as must as Wermy's reuse of a Nintendo Game Boy.Taking the original Game Boy shell, he replaced... Read more

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

Bethesda says anyone can try Doom beta on 15 April, confirms DLC packs

By Elyse Betters

Everyone will be able to get a taste of the new Doom's multiplayer portion in less than two weeks.Bethesda has announced an open beta that will run from 15 April to 17 April. Unlike past betas, which were limited in their availability, everyone with a... Read more

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

PS4 3.5 software update: 6 reasons to update your system

By Elyse Betters

Sony has announced a software update for the PS4. It's called version 3.50.With this major update to the system, you will be able to play games remotely through a PC or a Mac. You'll also be able to appear offline from now on so that you can concentrate... Read more

Quantum Break review: All in good time
4.0 stars

Quantum Break review: All in good time

By Rik Henderson

Since Microsoft reassessed its Xbox One strategy and decided to focus more on the games than the box as an all-round entertainment machine, the console has become more competitive and a greater threat to the PlayStation 4. Especially with games like Quantum... Read more

Cortana is coming to Xbox One, as is background music

Cortana is coming to Xbox One, as is background music

By Chris Hall

Microsoft has taken to the stage at Build 2016, revealing some detail about what to expect in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the future for Xbox One. There's a collection of enhancements coming to the Xbox, and while Microsoft spent a fair amount... Read more

Get paid £10,000 to build Minecraft worlds as ‘virtual estate builder’

Get paid £10,000 to build Minecraft worlds as ‘virtual estate builder’

By Luke Edwards

If you fancy yourself a pro-level Minecraft constructor, you could get paid for your handiwork - £10,000 to be exact.The folk over at Elysian Estates', a luxury accommodation website, are looking to hire a Minecraft world builder to recreate ten of their... Read more

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

Watch Mark Zuckerberg unbox retail Oculus Rift via Facebook livestream

By Elyse Betters

The retail version of Oculus Rift just began shipping to consumers, and to celebrate the launch, Mark Zuckerberg is live-streaming himself unboxing the virtual-reality headset while giving a brief breakdown of what to expect.Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook,... Read more

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

Watch Oculus VR's founder deliver the first Rift to a developer in Alaska

By Elyse Betters

One lucky developer got to receive the first consumer version of Oculus Rift from Luckey himself. Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR, tweeted a photo of a boxed Rift bundle last week to notify the world the "first Oculus Rift has shipped" and that... Read more

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

Sony PS4.5 might arrive with support for 4K games ahead of PSVR launch

By Elyse Betters

It looks like that 4K version of the PS4 will arrive sooner rather than later.Kotaku reported earlier this month that Sony has been developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution. It might not be an entirely new console... Read more

Atari Vault PC bundle with 100 classic Atari 2600 games is now on Steam

Atari Vault PC bundle with 100 classic Atari 2600 games is now on Steam

By Elyse Betters

Atari diehards can go ahead and lose their minds now.The games publisher has rounded up 100 classic Atari 2600 games into a single title called Atari Vault and just released it on Steam for PC gamers. The bundle was first announced in January. It costs... Read more

Sony PlayStation games and characters are coming to Android and iOS

Sony PlayStation games and characters are coming to Android and iOS

By Chris Hall

Sony PlayStation seems to be undergoing some changes, not only is the newly formed Sony Interactive Entertainment coming into being on Friday 1 April, but there's also another company being formed and that's ForwardWorks. ForwardWorks is detailed by... Read more

World’s first live Minecraft concert will be limited entry, here’s how to get in

World’s first live Minecraft concert will be limited entry, here’s how to get in

By Luke Edwards

The alt-universe of Minecraft is massive with myriad worlds to explore and people from all walks of life, there's even music. But now, in a claimed world first, there is a going to be a full on concert held in the Minecraft domain.While Minecraft might... Read more

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

6 reasons why you should still buy a Nintendo Wii U

By Rik Henderson

Although there have been recent rumours that suggest otherwise, Nintendo has firmly denied that it is halting manufacture of the Wii U console.Even the most die-hard Nintendo fan will have to admit that it's been an unmitigated flop in comparison to... Read more

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

Telltale Batman game release date and characters revealed

By Luke Edwards

Telltale Games is now a household name for gamers with successful titles like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones already winning fan's hearts. Now the developer is working on a Batman game.Since Telltale is famed for focusing on story over button bashing... Read more

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

New PS4 known as 'PS4.5' might be coming to support 4K games

By Elyse Betters

A new PlayStation 4 is supposedly in the works, with the purpose of supporting 4K resolutions for games.Kotaku has claimed - citing unnamed developer sources - that Sony is developing a PS4 with more graphical power so that games can run at 4K resolution.... Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving
4.5 stars

Tom Clancy's The Division review: The MMO RPG shooter that just keeps giving

By Rik Henderson

When we first got our hands on the final version of Tom Clancy's The Division, we couldn't actually play it. That was because the review copy arrived before the servers were switched on. We had to wait until the Australian midnight opening started on... Read more

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

By Rik Henderson

A few days ago, at the start of GDC in San Francisco, Microsoft openly invited other console manufacturers to participate in its cross-platform gaming strategy; that's Sony with its PlayStation 4, to you and us.It is already planning on offering PC and... Read more

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

By Rik Henderson

Gears of War fans will get the chance to play the next chapter in the series in April.An open multiplayer beta of Gears of War 4 will be available from 25 April for one week, long ahead of the games expected holiday season release date.What's more, an... Read more

Microsoft is finally letting Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers play together

Microsoft is finally letting Xbox One, PS4, and PC gamers play together

By Elyse Betters

Pigs have begun to fly.Something that seemed like it would never happen has in fact happened: Microsoft is announcing cross-network play. The company has long-teased such a feature, but now it's actually doing something about it. The new feature will... Read more

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

By Rik Henderson

As we head towards the summer and E3 rumours of Nintendo's new console, the Nintendo NX, are bound to ramp up. For now though, with little actual information, it's more about what it might be capable of than anything concrete.One thing we're pretty sure... Read more

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

Half-Life and Portal movies going ahead says Star Wars director J.J. Abrams

By Luke Edwards

The long and eagerly awaited Half-Life and Portal movies are coming and director J.J. Abrams has confirmed more details.Valve's Gabe Newell and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams spoke about a team up back in 2013 but it's only now that confirmation has arrived... Read more