Games - Page 5

Latest

FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer

FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer

By Rik Henderson

After a series of leaks, EA Sports has officially revealed some of the details about this years footy outing, FIFA 18.It has also posted a teaser video that shows the main cover star, Cristiano Ronaldo, in action. And the release date has been unveiled... Read more

Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters
4.0 stars

Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters

By Dom Peppiatt

Fighting games more than any other often get stick for not innovating, for not changing up the core gameplay they're built on. Tekken 7 manages to balance a decades-old fighting system with some fancy new mechanics that charge the game up with enough... Read more

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

By Rik Henderson

Sony plans to release a gold-coloured version of its PlayStation 4 console, if a Reddit leak is to be believed.A user, MeinFewer, claiming to be an employee of Target in the US has posted a picture on Imgur of a shiny, gold version of the slimmer,... Read more

Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever
5.0 stars

Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever

By Steve Boxer

The world of beat-em-ups tends to be a backwards-looking one: new iterations of the big franchises generally run scared of making major changes and thereby alienating their fanatical fan-bases. However, Warner Bros' Injustice franchise, which boasts the... Read more

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

What is Pokemon Magikarp Jump and how do you play it?

By Chris Hall

There's a new Pokemon game out on Android and iOS, bringing another little fix of Pokemon fun for you. This one, as the name suggests, is all about magikarp.Considered to be the weakest and potentially least exciting Pokemon character of them all, the... Read more

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

Remember Beam? No? That's OK, Microsoft calls it Mixer now

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has relaunched its Twitch competitor.The company acquired Beam, a video game live-streaming platform, last August, in response to the popularity of Amazon's Twitch and debut of YouTube Gaming. But, now, it has given Beam a new name: Mixer. In... Read more

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer

By Elyse Betters

EA Dice has finally realised that Battlefield fans might want to fight online as a woman sometimes.The developer announced it will add a female soldier to Battlefield 1's multiplayer component in its upcoming expansion, In the Name of the Tsar. Set... Read more

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

Far Cry 5 revealed, heading to Montana for some good ol' hillbilly mayhem

By Rik Henderson

Ubisoft will fully reveal Far Cry 5 on Friday 26 May, but in the meantime has released several vignettes showing that the new chapter will be set in the North West of America.The series is heading to Montana and, from brief teases in the videos, looks... Read more

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

Destiny 2: Release date, screens, formats and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Destiny 2 is coming.By the time it arrives, the original Destiny will be three-years old. And while it is still going strong, with a huge fanbase sticking with the online multiplayer first-person shooter, it's just about time for a sequel.Bungie has... Read more

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

Destiny 2 Gameplay Premiere: Watch it again here, see the campaign mode

By Rik Henderson

Activision and Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 gameplay for the first time on Thursday 18 May, with a special event in Los Angeles. It revealed a whole stack of details about the forthcoming game and showed full-on game footage.Pocket-lint has also been... Read more

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

Pokemon Go rocks! You can nab more rock-type Pokemon for one week only

By Rik Henderson

Pokemon Go is holding a special event for the entirety of next week.To encourage you back out onto the streets, with Pokemon Go running on a smartphone, Niantic and the Pokemon Company are holding a special week of rock. From 18 May 2017 through to 25... Read more

This Augmented Reality Climbing Wall will let you play Pong while holding on for dear life

This Augmented Reality Climbing Wall will let you play Pong while holding on for dear life

By Max Langridge

Climbing walls on their own can be great fun, if not exhausting. Augmented reality gaming, that is, games that require you to interact with everyday objects is an innovative way to get you away from the console. What about if you combine the two? What... Read more

Automatic screenshots are the latest Nintendo Switch problem. Do you have it?

Automatic screenshots are the latest Nintendo Switch problem. Do you have it?

By Max Langridge

The Nintendo Switch is without doubt a fantastic console and has helped to revive Nintendo after the failings of the Wii U. But, like other games consoles, it's not without its faults and the most recent one that some users have encountered, is the Switch... Read more

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

The Legend of Zelda coming to iPhone and Android

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is planning to release a Legend of Zelda game for iOS and Android and it is likely to be released in 2018.The Wall Street Journal reports the Japanese gaming giant will follow its next mobile release, based on Animal Crossing, with a Zelda... Read more

Could a Nintendo Switch Mini be in the works?

Could a Nintendo Switch Mini be in the works?

By Max Langridge

The Nintendo Switch has received universal acclaim since its release in March, and even sold more consoles in its first month than it did Wii Us in a year. But even with its success, and the fact it combines portable and home gaming into one machine,... Read more

6 things we'd like to see in The Sims Mobile

6 things we'd like to see in The Sims Mobile

By Max Langridge

EA has announced that a fully-fledged version of everyone's favourite life simulation game, The Sims, will be released on iOS and Android mobile devices.However EA hasn't yet given an exact release date, or how much we can expect to pay when it launches.... Read more

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

The Nintendo Switch accessory we've all been waiting for is coming in June

By Rik Henderson

When we reviewed the Nintendo Switch in March we called for a second Switch dock to be sold separately. Nintendo has now responded, saying that you will be able to buy a second dock from 23 June.The Nintendo Switch is a portable games console, so it's... Read more

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts firmly believes that the shift to digital downloads over physical copies of games is gathering pace. It has claimed that, by the end of 2017, digital downloads will account for at least 40 per cent of all sales.During a financial call... Read more

Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down
4.0 stars

Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down

By Steve Boxer

It seems crazy that, even though we live in a technological whirlwind, space exploration these days has become more or less the exclusive domain of videogames, film and literature, while in real life no human has set foot on another astronomical object... Read more

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

By Rik Henderson

LucidSound is a fairly new company when it comes to gaming peripherals but it is carving a niche for itself quickly.It has released several quality headsets for gamers, such as the LS40 pair we saw at CES 2017 in January, that can be directly compared... Read more

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

Prey: Release date, videos, formats and everything you need to know

By Steve Boxer

With a 5 May release date, Prey is nearly upon us. And while it shares its name with a game that came out in 2006, it's a completely different beast.It has been created by Arkane Studios (of Dishonored and Dishonored 2 renown) and published by Bethesda... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

Nintendo 2DS XL vs 2DS vs 3DS vs 3DS XL: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Seemingly coming from nowhere, the Nintendo 2DS XL took everyone by surprise when it was announced. It was widely thought that Nintendo's attention would be solely  on the Switch for the time being, with the existing handhelds more than capable of holding... Read more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The best ever version hits Nintendo Switch
5.0 stars

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review: The best ever version hits Nintendo Switch

By Steve Boxer

If you seek evidence that Nintendo learned some major lessons from the Wii U's humiliating failure, you need look no further than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Its arrival so soon after that of the Switch console demonstrates that Nintendo has well and truly... Read more

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

Nintendo 2DS XL gives you massive screens to play on but none of that 3D nonsense

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is fully on the comeback path. Not only is the Nintendo Switch going great guns, breaking all manner of launch sales records, it is breathing new life into the DS range with an all-new handheld.The Nintendo 2DS XL expands upon the success of... Read more

Little Nightmares review: A dreamy little horror game
4.0 stars

Little Nightmares review: A dreamy little horror game

By Steve Boxer

When small, so-called indie developers get together to make a game, they have a massive advantage over their established peers: a complete lack of expectations. So they can let their imaginations run riot, without having to worry about commercial viability... Read more

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of great downloadable content for the Forza games over the years but few have us as excited in Pocket-lint Towers as the latest.As of 9 May, Forza Horizon 3 will be getting a major, game-changing expansion. It adds a new location,... Read more

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November and it has Nazi zombies

By Elyse Betters

The next Call of Duty game officially has a launch date.Call of Duty: WW2 will launch on 3 November, developer Sledgehammer announced during a live stream. It will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The studio also released a new trailer for the game,... Read more

This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

This real-life Dawn of War III power fist can punch through toilets, oh yes!

By Rik Henderson

With Dawn of War III released tomorrow, Sega has created something unique to promote it. It has built a real-life, fully-working power fist.Based on the pneumatic gloves space marines have worn since Games Workshop first unveiled Warhammer 40K, the working... Read more

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

When is the Call of Duty: WW2 reveal and where can you watch it?

By Elyse Betters

Activision and Sledgehammer Games are about to announce the next installment in the Call of Duty series.During the worldwide reveal, which will be live-streamed from London IMAX, we will see the title shown off the first time. We should hear all about... Read more

Do games predict the future? Ghost Recon: Wildlands could be scarily close

Do games predict the future? Ghost Recon: Wildlands could be scarily close

By Steve Boxer

Videogames don't predict the future, they imagine it. Well, most of the time.Because games developers have access to incredible world-building tools, any forays into the future they generally feel inclined to make involve the likes of aliens and readily-available... Read more

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

It's official: The next Call of Duty will be set in World War II

By Elyse Betters

Call of Duty is going back to its roots, as the next installment in the series will be set during World War II.On Friday, publisher Activision confirmed the Sledgehammer Games-developed, first-person shooter will be called Call of Duty: WWII, and that... Read more

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

Star Wars Battlefront 2 official, first gameplay trailer now live

By Rik Henderson

EA has released the first official trailer for the sequel to Star Wars Battlefront.Unsurprisingly, the next game in the series is officially called "Star Wars Battlefront II", with the logo first published by the games publisher on its own website.... Read more

Nintendo Switch games: Switch launch titles and games list for 2017 revealed

Nintendo Switch games: Switch launch titles and games list for 2017 revealed

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a great success story, having sold more units on the launch weekend than any other Nintendo console before it.But a games console is nothing without the, well, games. So here's a run down of all the titles that have been... Read more

Microsoft is testing self-service refunds on Windows 10 and Xbox games

Microsoft is testing self-service refunds on Windows 10 and Xbox games

By Max Langridge

Microsoft will soon introduce refunds on digital purchases made through the Xbox Games Store and Windows Store. The new feature was spotted by Reddit user gaymerRaver, who posted a screenshot on the Xbox One subreddit.The self-service refund feature is... Read more

This SwitchCharge battery case will keep you an extra 12 hours of playing time

This SwitchCharge battery case will keep you an extra 12 hours of playing time

By Max Langridge

We love the Nintendo Switch here at Pocket-lint, it delivers an intuitive new design and gameplay concept, and it works. However we, like many other users, feel a bit let down by the three to four hours of gameplay time you get when you take the main... Read more

5 reasons gamers should get the BenQ W1210ST projector

5 reasons gamers should get the BenQ W1210ST projector

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Games are all about being as immersed as you can be in the experience. Whether you're hurtling along a race track or trying to battle your way out of a dungeon, playing on a big TV is certainly one way to do it, but having that experience magnified up... Read more

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

Official Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, most powerful console ever

By Rik Henderson

We now know the most important specifications of Project Scorpio, Microsoft's next Xbox.Even since it was announced during the Xbox press event at E3 2016, Microsoft's mid-generation successor to the Xbox One was said to be more powerful than Sony's... Read more

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts is handing Xbox One owners free 2TB external hard drives. They are being sent to gamers who signed up to EA Access on the platform when it first started.US EA Access subscribers have been receiving care packages, which include vouchers... Read more

Zelda Breath of the Wild Easter eggs: Funny and clever secrets you never knew existed

Zelda Breath of the Wild Easter eggs: Funny and clever secrets you never knew existed

By Rik Henderson

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a huge success since its release with the Nintendo Switch in March.Based on just its first weekend on sale, it officially became the fastest-selling standalone launch title in Nintendo's history.It is... Read more

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

By Elyse Betters

Amazon-owned Twitch is no longer just about streaming and watching games. It's now a place where you can buy games, too.The game-streaming service had already announced plans to launch a digital PC games store, but now, it's finally unveiling the experience.... Read more

Has your Nintendo Switch warped? New bending problem reported

Has your Nintendo Switch warped? New bending problem reported

By Rik Henderson

After the dead pixels issue several Nintendo Switch owners have suffered, there are now reports that some Switch consoles are bending when docked.Reddit user _NSR posted an image of his Switch with a clear bend in the middle, saying that it "started... Read more

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

Destiny 2 confirmed: Bungie and Activision tease new game's logo

By Elyse Betters

Destiny is officially getting a sequel.Developer Bungie and publisher Activision have announced a sequel to Destiny via Destiny’s official Twitter account. The tweet showed an image of the sequel’s logo - with a numeral two in Helvetica behind the... Read more

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

By Rik Henderson

Sony PS4 Pro owners will gain the ability to playback 4K video stored on a USB drive or over a home network, thanks to a software update to the Media Player on the platform.The European PlayStation Blog states that a rollout of the update begins tomorrow,... Read more

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

Quake Champions explained: Everything you should know about the return of the eSports king

By Steve Boxer

Without Quake, it's debatable whether the eSports scene as we know it would ever have existed. The seminal 1996 first-person shooter introduced multiplayer action - over a LAN in those days - to the genre, and the rest is history. It was Quake that introduced... Read more

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

Starcraft Remastered to bring 1998 original back with 4K visuals

By Rik Henderson

Blizzard has announced that Starcraft is to return. It will release a remastered version of the 1998 original with widescreen, 4K graphics and new, comic book style cut screens to tell the story of how the series begun.You won't have too long to wait... Read more

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls
4.0 stars

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls

By Rik Henderson

Role-players have had a great year so far. First, Horizon: Zero Dawn, then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now Mass Effect: Andromeda has arrived after many years of eager anticipation. You can say goodbye to spring, that's for sure.The last... Read more

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

Pokemon Go is giving players a chance to catch rare shiny Magikarp

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go fans have a new quest: Shiny Magikarp.The popular game has an event going on right now that honours water-type Pokemon, and as part of an effort to get people playing Pokemon Go, the app is offering up highly coveted shiny Pokemon. These have... Read more

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

Here's one good reason to wait before buying Nintendo Switch

By Rik Henderson

We're big fans of the Nintendo Switch here at Pocket-lint. We've had great fun with 1-2 Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the last few weeks.However, we said in our review that as good as it is at playing games right now, it can only... Read more

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?
4.5 stars

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?

By Rik Henderson

When Nintendo announced that it was to move into the smartphone app arena, Mario was the star we wanted to see the most. We didn't expect Super Mario Run specifically, but the Japanese gaming giant was always going to bring its biggest franchise to mobile... Read more

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

Super Mario Run for Android finally available on Google Play Store

By Elyse Betters

Having started its life as an iOS exclusive, Super Mario Run is now available for Android users.Nintendo tweeted last week the app would be available on 23 March, but it actually arrived a day early.Super Mario Run became big news last year when it... Read more