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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

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?
4.0 stars

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?

By Mike Lowe

A lot has happened in the three-and-a-half years since the release of the last major South Park videogame, the controversial Stick of Truth. For starters, there's an elected president who has arguably been more controversial than the potty-mouthed protagonist... 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

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again
4.0 stars

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again

By Rik Henderson

As soon as the NES Classic Mini was released last year we set our hearts on a follow-up, after all, the Super Nintendo was a better console and the first that really set our hearts a'flutter.That's why the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super... 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

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

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear
3.5 stars

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear

By Steve Boxer

Microsoft's flagship driving franchise, Forza Motorsport, has always had to perform a tricky balancing act. On the one hand, it's a big-budget production that boasts some of the most desirable cars ever made and most of the world's top tracks, so it's... 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

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player

By Rik Henderson

Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each expansion pack it evolved into the epic first-person shooter we’d originally hoped for.We had one... 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

Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans
4.0 stars

Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans

By Steve Boxer

There is a reason why there are two distinct types of driving games: there are also two distinct types of driving gamers. Some want an arcade-style experience which gives a sense of the thrill of driving fast, without worrying about whether it actually... 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

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not
4.0 stars

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 review: Great when on the pitch, galling when not

By Steve Boxer

The decades-long battle for supremacy in the football games market can be seen as a microcosm of the modern games industry itself. In one corner, you have EA Sports' FIFA franchise – the archetypal corporate behemoth, with its expensively acquired official... 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

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master
4.0 stars

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master

By Dom Peppiatt

There's something rather special about being able to form a team of Iron Man and Rocket Raccoon and face off against some of Capcom's biggest and baddest characters. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite makes that possible in the most bombastic of ways.Infinite... 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

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive
4.0 stars

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive

By Steve Boxer

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle created a stir when it was unveiled at the E3 Show in June. After all, any original Mario-related game is bound to be big news.Back then it sounded like a rather strange proposition though. Developed by Ubisoft, and a cross-pollination... Read more

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

You can now buy those cool Minecraft Xbox One wireless controllers

By Elyse Betters

If you love Xbox and Minecraft, then you'll want to check these out.Microsoft recently announced a Minecraft limited-edition bundle of the Xbox One S, which includes a 1TB console and a vertical stand, as well as an Creeper Xbox One wireless controller,... Read more

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

This Pokemon Go-like Walking Dead game lets you kill zombies in real life

By Elyse Betters

What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?With the latest Walking Dead game, you won't have to imagine anymore. It's a location-based augmented reality app that immerses you into the action of the hit AMC TV show. Similar to Pokemon Go, which also uses... Read more

F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever
4.5 stars

F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever

By Steve Boxer

Because we all fancy ourselves as the next Lewis Hamilton, Formula One videogames have long been an annual staple. But in the past, creating them has been problematic – Microprose, Electronic Arts and Sony, at various times, held the official F1 games... Read more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Jurassic World Evolution, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

Best games trailers from Gamescom 2017: Jurassic World Evolution, FIFA 18, Star Wars and more

By Max Langridge

This week, the games industry has been meeting en masse in Cologne for Europe's biggest videogames show, Gamescom.And that means there are plenty of new games trailers released online that you won't have seen before.All of the biggest games for... Read more

Gamescom 2017: All the announcements and games that matter

Gamescom 2017: All the announcements and games that matter

By Rik Henderson

Although E3 opened its doors to the public in June, Germany's Gamescom has been doing so for years. What's more, it has become something of a cosplay magnet in the last few.You're just as likely to bump into a fan dressed as Pikachu as an industry type... Read more

Agents of Mayhem review: Saints Row's spiritual successor is every bit the guilty pleasure
3.5 stars

Agents of Mayhem review: Saints Row's spiritual successor is every bit the guilty pleasure

By Steve Boxer

In an era when everything gets picked over, trolled from every direction, analysed to death and over-thought, a game such as Agents of Mayhem - which merely aims to provide a dollop of good, old-fashioned fun - harks back to a refreshingly bygone age.If... Read more

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

By Elyse Betters

Sony made a new, silver version of the PlayStation 4. It's completely the same on the inside, compared to the standard PS4; it just has Gran Turismo Sport-themed design. More specifically, according to Sony, it has an "exclusive Gran Turismo Sport silver... Read more

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

By Rik Henderson

On the Sunday prior to Gamescom 2017, Microsoft pulled a couple of console announcements out of the bag.There is an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition for die-hard fans to pre-order for day one. And a special version of the 1TB Xbox One S was unveiled... Read more

Watch the EA Gamescom 2017 live show right here: FIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

Watch the EA Gamescom 2017 live show right here: FIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts will host its Gamescom press conference today, starting 5.30pm BST (6.30pm CEST) and you can watch it here. Pocket-lint is hosting the livestream of the event that will be coming live from the show floor in Cologne.EA will talk about... Read more

Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition harks back to original codename, pre-order yours now

Xbox One X: Project Scorpio Edition harks back to original codename, pre-order yours now

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has unveiled a limited edition version of the Xbox One X, called the Project Scorpio Edition, at Gamescom 2017. Xbox One X pre-order deals now available: How and where to pre-order In a nod to the console's original codename, the Project Scorpio... Read more

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

By Max Langridge

While the Xbox One X and the One X Project Scorpio Edition may have stolen most of the headlines from Xbox's Gamescom press conference, Microsoft has also shown some love to the Xbox One S, and Minecraft fans will be particularly pleased Xbox One X pre-order... Read more

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced the new features system software 5.0 to PlayStation 4, with better family management and 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming being highlights.The features listed are part of the beta test version of the software, which selected testers are... Read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stars in own iOS game, watch our exclusive interview with the legend here

By Rik Henderson

Footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the central character of a new iOS game, Zlatan Legends, and we got the chance to talk with him on camera to find out more.Set in space and focused on a new, futuristic sport, Zlatan Legends is free-to-play and... Read more

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet
4.5 stars

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet

By Rik Henderson

Not only was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End a superb and fitting end to the adventures of Nathan Drake, it seemed to be an end to the series full stop.The game engine had evolved to near perfection over the years and how could Naughty Dog top it? Best... Read more

PS4 owners get to play COD: WW2 first, private beta starts 25 August

PS4 owners get to play COD: WW2 first, private beta starts 25 August

By Rik Henderson

Call of Duty: WWII will be released on Friday 3 November but PlayStation 4 owners get a chance to play some of the multiplayer maps and modes from 25 to 28 August.That's because a PS4 exclusive private beta will be available on those dates. A second... Read more

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

Mewtwo comes to Pokemon Go via invite-only exclusive raid battles

By Elyse Betters

You will soon be able to battle and catch Mewtwo, as well as other powerful pokemon, thanks to a new feature coming to Pokemon Go.Over the weekend, in Yokohama, Japan, thousands of Pokemon Go players worked together to catch pokemon in a baseball stadium.... Read more

Amazing GTA 5 mod is turning Los Santos into London

Amazing GTA 5 mod is turning Los Santos into London

By Rik Henderson

Remarkably, the popularity of Grand Theft Auto V hasn't waned since its console debut four years ago, even topping the games sales charts again recently, and that's partly thanks to a vibrant community of modders.Thanks to the PC version's ability to... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL review: A fitting finale to over a decade of fun
4.5 stars

Nintendo 2DS XL review: A fitting finale to over a decade of fun

By Rik Henderson

There’s no doubt that the future of Nintendo looks rosy or, at least, rosier than it did a couple of years ago.The Switch has proven a tremendous success, the decision to recreate former console glories in miniature form has also gone down rather well,... Read more

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition available for pre-order: Here's what you get

By Rik Henderson

2K Games has announced one of the best limited edition games packs we've ever seen. WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition has an abundance of extra, downloadable bonuses and genuine John Cena-signed goodies.It's available to pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk for... Read more

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

By Elyse Betters

EA and Maxis have announced that The Sims 4 will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The previously PC/Mac-only game, which first launched in 2014, will become available for owners of those systems on 17 November. You'll be able to create Sims,... Read more