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Splatoon 2 review: More glorious sploshy platform-shooter cleverness
4.5 stars

Splatoon 2 review: More glorious sploshy platform-shooter cleverness

By Steve Boxer

The Wii U may have been an unmitigated flop, but at least one good game came out of it: Splatoon. The clever, third-person ink-shooting platformer seemed to emerge fully formed, and somehow managed to establish itself as a sort of starter e-sport, even... Read more

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

Pokemon Go finally adds Legendary Pokemon: How to unlock them

By Elyse Betters

OMG.Niantic has announced that it's finally going to release Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go. This is something players (aka trainers) have been begging for like a year. The studio has also detailed how the new feature will work. So, here's everything... Read more

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

Nintendo Switch Online app out now for iOS and Android, just in time for Splatoon 2

By Rik Henderson

We already knew that Nintendo delayed its full, paid-for online service until next year but in the meantime is allowing players to connect to each other for free. That means playing multiplayer games over the internet, such as Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon... Read more

SFANS is a cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch dock

SFANS is a cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch dock

By Rik Henderson

We whooped and hollered when Nintendo announced that it would release a Switch dock you could buy separately. Finally, it meant we could move and play on at least two TVs in the home without the fuss of taking the whole dock with us.There's just one issue... Read more

Ataribox console is real: Great pics show Atari's rival to the SNES Classic Mini

Ataribox console is real: Great pics show Atari's rival to the SNES Classic Mini

By Rik Henderson

Pictures and confirmation of a brand new games console from Atari have emerged, with a look at the exterior and connections of the machine known as the Ataribox.Unfortunately, few other details are available at present, but we do know the new console... Read more

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

By Rik Henderson

After several delays we now know an official release date for the highly anticipated PS4 racing game, Gran Turismo Sport.GT Sport will be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 18 October 2017.It will also be available in several editions,... Read more

Mario Kart VR will give you an eyes-on view of Moo Moo Meadows

Mario Kart VR will give you an eyes-on view of Moo Moo Meadows

By Max Langridge

Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's most popular games, and the latest release, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, is one of the best iterations yet.But the oodles-of-fun multiplayer game is set to get even better with the introduction of Mario... Read more

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

By Cam Bunton

As part of Amazon Prime Day 2017, both Microsoft and Sony's popular games consoles are available at a reduced price. You can snag an Xbox One S for £179.99 with a selection of popular game titles, as well as a PS4 Pro with a few great games for £349.99. ... Read more

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

By Rik Henderson

Streaming your PC games to a television is not a new concept, but you generally have to have a set-top-box doohickey plugged into the set.Now though, Valve's Steam service is trialling a direct Smart TV application that can play compatible games stored... Read more

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS finally coming 21 July

By Elyse Betters

The Nintendo Switch just got a companion app for online services.During a Nintendo Direct event on Thursday, Nintendo announced a new app called Nintendo Switch Online. It will be available from 21 July, the same day Splatoon 2 becomes available. According... Read more

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

Pokemon Go on its first birthday will let you catch Pikachu in Ash's hat

By Elyse Betters

It seems like just yesterday that everyone could be found outside, wandering the streets, trying to catch 'em all.Pokemon Go is one years old now. And to celebrate the app's one-year anniversary, or first birthday, however you want to look at it, Niantic... Read more

Nintendo Switch neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

Nintendo Switch neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons now available to pre-order

By Rik Henderson

One of the things we've loved about the Nintendo Switch is the way you can customise it with differently coloured Joy-Cons.Even if you bought the grey Switch at launch - either because you had to because the red and blue version had sold out or you liked... Read more

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

You can now buy retro NES-style controllers for your Nintendo Switch

By Elyse Betters

Ever wish your Nintendo Switch looked more like the original NES?No? Just us? Well, either way, ColorWare thinks someone out there wants a NES-style Switch, because it has just launched the Joy Con Classic, a pair of custom-painted Switch controllers.... Read more

Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 - The Master Trials now available: Here's how to get it

Zelda Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1 - The Master Trials now available: Here's how to get it

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has released the first DLC for Breath of the Wild and it's not shirking on the new content.The DLC Pack 1, entitled "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials", is included as part of the Expansion Pass for Nintendo Switch and... Read more

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review: The PlayStation mascot’s triumphant homecoming
4.5 stars

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review: The PlayStation mascot’s triumphant homecoming

By Dom Peppiatt

The N. Sane Collection is exactly how you should do a remaster: it's three full Crash Bandicoot games, all lovingly redone, with no corners cut.This isn't a dodgy port of some 20-year-old games to a new PlayStation system, either. This isn't the same... Read more

Virgin Media customers get to play Destiny 2 first, here's how

Virgin Media customers get to play Destiny 2 first, here's how

By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has teamed with Activision to give its customers first dibs on getting hands-on time with Destiny 2.The much-anticipated online FPS, which Pocket-lint played extensively at the launch event in May, will be released for PS4 and Xbox One on... Read more

PS4 now groups TV and movies in the one place, looks great

PS4 now groups TV and movies in the one place, looks great

By Rik Henderson

An update for European PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro consoles has made it far easier to use them for more than gaming.An all-new TV & Video interface has been introduced that aggregates all the video and telly apps, plus PlayStation Store digital purchases... Read more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini official pre-orders open then sell out in minutes

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini official pre-orders open then sell out in minutes

By Rik Henderson

No sooner had Nintendo officially opened its own pre-orders for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES Classic Mini for short, and it sold out.It listed the retro games machine for £69.99 on Nintendo.co.uk but now... Read more

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

Far Cry 5: Release date, trailer, screens and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Far Cry 5 is coming early next year and is set to be the series' most accomplished outing yet - no mean feat considering the excellence of Far Cry 4.It is set in the US for the first time, allows you to fly planes and lets you create your own lead character... Read more

Steam Summer Sale: Best games deals for PC and Mac and an extra £5 off

Steam Summer Sale: Best games deals for PC and Mac and an extra £5 off

By Rik Henderson

The Steam Summer Sale has started and there are some incredible deals for PC and Mac gamers right across the digital store.Steam has dramatically discounted thousands of games across the digital store, at anywhere up to 90 per cent off. If you want to... Read more

Stunning short film made entirely in GTA 5, you won't believe your eyes

Stunning short film made entirely in GTA 5, you won't believe your eyes

By Rik Henderson

We knew Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA 5) looks good, even though it's almost three years old, but we never knew it could look this good.Director Matt MacDonald has used the game to create a 12-minute short film that, for the most part, looks like a big... Read more

Get Even review: Unlike any other game you will have ever played
4.0 stars

Get Even review: Unlike any other game you will have ever played

By Steve Boxer

If you value originality higher than polish and slickness in your videogames, you've probably enjoyed a number of indie games recently. At the moment, the indie developer scene is thriving, and Get Even – created by tiny Polish outfit The Farm 51 –... Read more

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

What was missing from E3 2017? The consoles and games that failed to show

By Rik Henderson

E3 2017 is done and dusted now, and there were plenty of amazing games on show, along with an all-new console in the form of the 4K powerhouse Xbox One X. However, while the convention was jam packed with stuff to see, there were also some previously... Read more

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

Professor Layton gets Pokemon Go treatment, gotta solve 'em all

By Rik Henderson

Another game that became a craze on Nintendo consoles is has been turned into a real world, AR and social treatment for smartphones - much like Pokemon Go.The Professor Layton series has been hugely successful on DS then 3DS, with numerous games featuring... Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to 2017-2018

By Mike Lowe

After the flop of the Wii U, Nintendo is looking to be on fine form with its Switch console. The home-meets-portable console was introduced in March 2017, along with Zelda: The Breath of the Wild, which might well be game of the year, and the company... Read more

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

Best games of E3 2017: Xbox One, PS4 and Switch games that stole the show

By Rik Henderson

Giant videogames show E3 2017 is now over, but it was a cracking event and we managed to get our hands on several amazing titles coming up later this year or beyond.As well as a brand new console, the Xbox One X, the show had potentially yielded the... Read more

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

Pokemon Go summer update: Raid Battles, Gym changes and more special items to collect

By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go is about to undergo a huge update that will make the game a lot more dynamic around Gyms and battles, as well as introducing proper collaborative play.Gyms are going to be shaken to the ground and redesigned to really put the emphasis on collaborative... Read more

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

By Mike Lowe

E3 2017 is upon us. With all the major conferences done and dusted, here are all the major announcements and games from the world's largest games show.Microsoft announced that its new 4K super console, the Xbox One X (originally codenamed Project Scorpio),... Read more

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gameplay preview: Cute and compelling turn-based action

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gameplay preview: Cute and compelling turn-based action

By Mike Lowe

In 2017 Mario seems to be on something of a departure from his norm. Maybe it's a midlife crisis. First, there's Mario Odyssey on Switch, a game in which our intrepid plumber has ended up in not only familiar lands, such as Sand Kingdom, but also closer-to-reality... Read more

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

Pokemon Go Gyms closing, but will return soon

By Stuart Miles

Niantic Labs, the company behind Pokemon Go, has confirmed that it will be temporarily closing gyms in the game from the 19 June. In a statement by the company, the developers of the smash hit AR game stated:"Gyms will temporarily close starting Monday,... Read more

Life Is Strange 2 Before The Storm preview: No rewind mechanic, it's all about the angst

Life Is Strange 2 Before The Storm preview: No rewind mechanic, it's all about the angst

By Mike Lowe

Life Is Strange. It really is. And the game of the same name explored that concept in a fascinating life-meets-supernatural way when it was released in 2015.Now there's a prequel: Before The Storm. Set in Arcadia Bay once more, it rewinds the timeline... Read more

The Crew 2 gameplay preview: Planes, Boats and Automobiles

The Crew 2 gameplay preview: Planes, Boats and Automobiles

By Mike Lowe

The Crew was an ambitious game when it launched in 2014: an always online racer that left players to freely roam five regions of America as they pleased. Whether in single player or competing other online players, it was a racer unlike any other. The... Read more

Strange Brigade gameplay preview: Undead onslaught is oodles of fun

Strange Brigade gameplay preview: Undead onslaught is oodles of fun

By Mike Lowe

Ah, the Brits. Cups of tea. Stiff upper lips. Crumpets with jam. Undead zombie hordes. We have it all.UK studio Rebellion's latest title, Strange Brigade, is a 1930s-style adventure which throws you into an adventure in forgotten civilisations. Track... Read more

Far Cry 5 gameplay preview: A politically charged, unflinchingly brutal return to form

Far Cry 5 gameplay preview: A politically charged, unflinchingly brutal return to form

By Mike Lowe

Far Cry is back with a bang. The fifth game in the main series is a politically charged and unflinchingly brutal first-person game, set in fictional present-day Montana.And it's rather brilliant.That's perhaps no surprise, as when Far Cry is at its best,... Read more

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017: Find out what was launched for Switch

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has a massive presence on the showfloor at E3 each year, but hasn't hosted a physical press conference for a while.Instead, it streams a pre-recorded Nintendo Spotlight video on the morning of the massive game show opening its doors for the... Read more

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

By Rik Henderson

E3 2017 is here! The videogames show officially opening its doors on starting on Tuesday 13 June, but the press conferences have already started.Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One X 4K powerhouse of a console at its event, and then it was down to Sony... Read more

Minecraft Better Together Update: 4K glory and cross-platform play

Minecraft Better Together Update: 4K glory and cross-platform play

By Chris Hall

Microsoft has announced some fairly hefty update plans for Minecraft at E3 and the good news is that this will make an update to players across all platforms, hence the name Better Together Update.4K HDR updateLet's start with the cutting edge stuff.... Read more

Xbox Design Lab comes to the UK, design your own Xbox One controller

Xbox Design Lab comes to the UK, design your own Xbox One controller

By Max Langridge

Microsoft's Xbox Design Lab launched in the US around this time last year. It allowed Xbox owners to fully customise and create their own Xbox One controller. Now though, Microsoft has launched the Design Lab in the UK.  Xbox One X: Release date, price,... Read more

Xbox E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

Xbox E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft announced its new console, now known as the Xbox One X during its E3 2017 press conference, which you can watch all over again right here. It is even available to view in 4K on a supported computer or TV.The Xbox Media Briefing lasted approximately... Read more

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox One X - formerly called Project Scorpio.The new console will be out later this year, from 7 November, for $499 in the US, £449 in the UK.It's not cheap.However, it is undoubtedly the most powerful, best spec'ed... Read more

All the best EA trailers from E3 2017: Anthem, FIFA 18, A Way Out, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

All the best EA trailers from E3 2017: Anthem, FIFA 18, A Way Out, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and more

By Mike Lowe

EA does things a little differently for the world's largest gaming show: it doesn't present at the official E3 grounds. Instead it hosts an off-site live event to showcase its latest games and get the them in the hands of the gamers.For 2017, with a new... Read more

Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer preview: Special characters add a dynamic that fans will love

Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer preview: Special characters add a dynamic that fans will love

By Mike Lowe

Star Wars Battlefront was a well received multiplayer when it arrived in 2015. One of its main criticisms was that it didn't have a solo campaign mode and, therefore, no real story. That's something Battlefront 2 fixes: it touts a story mode said to "help... Read more

FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know

FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

FIFA 18 details have been announced and Pocket-lint has had a chance to play an early build of the game for several hours ahead of E3 2017.This year's edition has plenty of changes too, with a second year of the Frostbite engine yielding some very impressive... Read more

Hackers demand ransom from The Witcher developer to not reveal details of new game

Hackers demand ransom from The Witcher developer to not reveal details of new game

By Rik Henderson

CD Projekt Red is in a bit of a bind. The developer behind The Witcher 3 and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has revealed that hackers have obtained design documents of its next title, Cyberpunk 2077, and are demanding cash to prevent a massive leak.Cyberpunk... Read more

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

Pokemon Go announces real-life worldwide events for anniversary

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go is set to take over the world again.Last year, Pokemon Go exploded onto the scene and became a massive hit overnight. People in almost every country downloaded the app and took to the streets to catch 'em all. Now, one year later, in an effort... Read more

Arms review: Nintendo's new fighting game is well worth reaching for
4.0 stars

Arms review: Nintendo's new fighting game is well worth reaching for

By Steve Boxer

When Nintendo finally unveiled the Switch at a showcase just prior to its launch, Arms was one of the games that left everyone convinced that the Japanese giant had recovered its mojo, and that the Switch – cue sighs of relief – wasn't going to be... Read more

Strange Brigade is a '30s monster adventure that could steal E3 2017

Strange Brigade is a '30s monster adventure that could steal E3 2017

By Rik Henderson

Rebellion has announced Strange Brigade, a new game from the same development team as Sniper Elite 4 and Zombie Army Trilogy, that could be the surprise hit of E3 2017.We'll be going hands-on with the game at the trade show in Los Angeles next week, but... Read more

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One S has been around for a year now, coming before Sony refreshed its PS4 line with the slimmer standard and PS4 Pro models. And it has offered HDR gaming from the off, beating both of those to the punch by several months.However, developers... Read more

Pokemon coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Pokemon coming to Nintendo Switch in September

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo Switch owners will get their first Pokemon game this September, with a remastered version of Pokemon Tournament to be released for the console on 22 September.Pokemon Tournament DX is an enhanced version of the Wii U game released in Europe... Read more