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Microsoft Xbox Live users can soon add custom gamerpics, plus more

Microsoft Xbox Live users can soon add custom gamerpics, plus more

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced a tonne of new Xbox One-related features, including that it will soon allow participants in the Xbox Insider program to choose a custom image for their gamerpic.Previously, you were limited to an avatar or game-related snapshot.... Read more

This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning

This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning

By Rik Henderson

Mass Effect: Andromeda will finally be available from next week, although Xbox One owners with EA Access subscriptions are able to play the first five hours already.They will know what we are also rapidly finding out; that it is a worthy successor to... Read more

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

Splatoon 2 beta available to download on Nintendo Switch for free

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has had great success since its launch a couple of weeks ago, and that's mainly thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Now you can nab yourself some playtime with another top Nintendo first-party title - in beta form anyway.... Read more

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

By Rik Henderson

Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... Read more

Sony's PlayStation Now service will soon stream PS4 games to your PC

Sony's PlayStation Now service will soon stream PS4 games to your PC

By Elyse Betters

Sony is changing PlayStation Now again, but this time, it's an expansion that will include current-generation games.Weeks after quietly revealing its game streaming service will only be available on PlayStation 4 and PC starting this summer, Sony has... Read more

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic
4.0 stars

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic

By Steve Boxer

You certainly couldn't accuse Ubisoft of playing things safe with Ghost Recon: Wildlands. By opting to give it what may be the biggest play-area ever seen in a mainstream game, and decreeing that it would be playable co-operatively by up to four people... Read more

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

Ghost Recon: Wildlands explored: How Ubisoft is pushing the envelope of online multiplayer

By Steve Boxer

Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is not just one of 2017's most-anticipated games. It's also one of the most complex games ever made.This is thanks primarily to a vast, startlingly realistic map depicting a thoroughly believable near-future Bolivia in... Read more

Nintendo: Netflix coming to Switch "in time"

Nintendo: Netflix coming to Switch "in time"

By Rik Henderson

It's early days but the Nintendo Switch has already proven to be successful. In its first two days of release, the company sold more Switch devices globally than any other console in its history.However, there's one irksome fact that we and others highlighted... Read more

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

By Elyse Betters

Sony has pushed a major new update for the PlayStation 4 that includes some much-requested features. You should see it appear on your console either automatically or through the System menu.The version 4.50 update (previously codenamed Sasuke) brings... Read more

Got the Nintendo Switch dead pixel issue? Here are your consumer rights

Got the Nintendo Switch dead pixel issue? Here are your consumer rights

By Rik Henderson

There's no denying that the Nintendo Switch has been a success so far; it is the fastest-selling console in Nintendo's history, has one of, if not the best launch game in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and both are getting critical acclaim more each day.However,... Read more

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Nintendo Switch: Price, specs and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has finally introduced its new, all-singing, all-dancing games machine.The Nintendo Switch is a console comprised of a portable tablet-like device and a docking station for home play. It is different, interesting and we've been playing with... Read more

Nintendo Switch game saves are locked to one console

Nintendo Switch game saves are locked to one console

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch is now in many gamers hands and, like us, we're sure that the more they play with their new machines the more they will grow in love with its talents. However, that's not to say it doesn't have some strange caveats.We've mentioned... Read more

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

By Elyse Betters

Remember Sony's Aim Controller?We used it at E3 2016 with FPS title Farpoint. We even described the demo as an amazing VR experience, in part because the Aim Controler made everything seem so immersive. At the time, Sony said we could expect the controller... Read more

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

Do you need the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Con Charging Grip?

By Rik Henderson

When the Nintendo Switch was unveiled at a special event in January, the major worry was its pricing. Not of the console itself, but all the extras you need to shell out around it.The console is £280, which is par for the course for a new games machine... Read more

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

Nintendo Switch storage full? The best microSD card offers to buy and avoid download disappointment

By Mike Lowe

You've got a shiny new Nintendo Switch but, wait, what's that? Yep, just one game download can easily fill the console's measly 32GB storage.Fortunately the Switch has a microSD card slot for expansion to avoid this being a huge issue.Furthermore cartridge... Read more

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

Nintendo Switch vs Wii U: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

We've now thoroughly played with the Nintendo Switch in the flesh and are reasonably impressed. We've also played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and are awestruck.But there is still one big question we are asked most often: "Should I buy this... Read more

Nintendo Switch review: Return of the king?
4.0 stars

Nintendo Switch review: Return of the king?

By Rik Henderson

There is always plenty of attention afforded a new games console launch, not least when it has Nintendo slapped across the front. But after the relative failure of the Wii U, it seems there are more eyes on the company's new machine - the Nintendo Switch... Read more

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild review: Game of the year already
5.0 stars

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild review: Game of the year already

By Rik Henderson

It might be early to be thinking such things but there’s every chance there won’t be another game as good as the latest Zelda this year. Yes, we have Mass Effect: Andromeda, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Super Mario Odyssey still to come in 2017, and... Read more

Horizon Zero Dawn review: The best-looking game on PS4 by far
5.0 stars

Horizon Zero Dawn review: The best-looking game on PS4 by far

By Rik Henderson

There is something hugely satisfying in booting up an all-new intellectual property in gaming, not least one that has been subject to a fierce hype machine for the last couple of years. Even more satisfying to find out it's good. Scrub that. It's great;... Read more

2000 AD's Rogue Trooper returns to gaming, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch Redux announced

2000 AD's Rogue Trooper returns to gaming, PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch Redux announced

By Rik Henderson

Rogue Trooper is returning to games platforms after an 11-year absence.One of 2000 AD's most endearing characters, Rogue last appeared on PlayStation 2, the original Xbox and PC in 2006. He then made a brief outing on the Nintendo Wii in 2009.Now he returns... Read more

You won't be able to play every single Nintendo Switch game on the TV

You won't be able to play every single Nintendo Switch game on the TV

By Max Langridge

The Nintendo Switch's biggest feature is the ability to seamlessly switch between TV and tablet modes. You can start playing a game at home, and then if you need to go out and continue gaming, simply take the Switch tablet out of its dock and you're on... Read more

This is what the Nintendo Switch is like out of the box

This is what the Nintendo Switch is like out of the box

By Rik Henderson

With just over a week to go before the Nintendo Switch hits stores, Pocket-lint has had the chance to check out the console in our testing labs.We'll need more time with it for our full, in-depth review but we decided to film a few initial thoughts which... Read more

For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017
4.0 stars

For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017

By Mike Lowe

Swordplay has long been a staple of videogames, but primarily on the PC: it's much easier to emulate fencing-type skills with a keyboard and mouse than a typical console gamepad.However, For Honor – a bold new mediaeval-style IP from Ubisoft that pitches... Read more

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

Pokemon Go evolutions: Special items and how to evolve Polytoed, Slowking, Bellossom, Steelix and more

By Chris Hall

There are 80 new Pokemon out on the streets waiting to be caught in Pokemon Go, but with the new gen-II update there's a slightly more complicated and important change to evolutions.There are a number of new evolutions that you can get to through gen-I... Read more

New Pokemon Go berries: Razz Berry, Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry explained

New Pokemon Go berries: Razz Berry, Nanab Berry and Pinap Berry explained

By Chris Hall

One of the new additions to Pokemon Go that brings the Johto region Pokemon to the game is a change in Berries.From the start, you've always had the option to use a Razz Berry to help when capturing a Pokemon. Now there are other types of Berry available... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

Pokemon Go: How to play and other tips and tricks

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon has officially left the 90s behind.Nintendo teamed up with Niantic Labs to revitalise the title for 2016, and that includes creating an app that is very much mobile and equipped with fancy tech like GPS and augmented reality, all of which enables... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage.With the latest update Pokemon Go has a new lease of life and a new influx of players... Read more

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working: How to fix common Pokemon Go problems

By Chris Hall

Help! Pokemon Go isn't working - what is wrong with it?With every craze comes a backlash and for Pokemon Go, the many of the problems have stemmed from server demands. This was very common when the game first launched in 2016, but with the drop of the... Read more

See the Nintendo Switch's alleged operating system in this amazing leaked video

See the Nintendo Switch's alleged operating system in this amazing leaked video

By Max Langridge

The Nintendo Switch games console isn't due to be shipped until Friday 3 March, at least for those who managed to get their pre-orders in. However one lucky NeoGAF user, hiphoptherobot, has supposedly got his hands on a console already. Rather than keep... Read more

Project Cars 2 gameplay preview: Racing realism amplified to new heights

Project Cars 2 gameplay preview: Racing realism amplified to new heights

By Steve Boxer

The roaring success of Project Cars was one of 2015's most heart-warming feel-good stories. You may remember it as the game that seemingly rose without trace: created by hitherto somewhat obscure UK indie studio Slightly Mad Games, it was crowdfunded... Read more

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

By Elyse Betters

Sony has begun alerting people via email that its PlayStation Now service will have limited availability soon.The company said its game streaming service will only be available on PlayStation 4 and PC starting this summer. It is discontinuing the service... Read more

Gotta catch even more….80 new Pokemon will be added to Pokemon Go later this week

Gotta catch even more….80 new Pokemon will be added to Pokemon Go later this week

By Max Langridge

In November 2016, files were found in Pokemon Go's gaming code that suggested 100 new, Generation II Pokemon would be added to the game at some point. Today, Niantic has confirmed that 80 new Johto Pokemon, ones from the Gold and Silver games, a.k.a Generation... Read more

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

This is what FIFA on Nintendo Switch looks like

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts might have pulled out of Nintendo Wii U development soon into its lifespan but it is one of the publishers committed to supporting Switch.We learned early doors that FIFA would be coming to the platform and now we've had a chance to see... Read more

Sniper Elite 5 very likely, could even be set in a different era

Sniper Elite 5 very likely, could even be set in a different era

By Rik Henderson

Sniper Elite 4 is out now for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and it has received glowing reviews across the board - including our own here. It's no surprise, therefore, that Rebellion has at least one more up its sleeve.Jason Kingsley, co-founder and CEO of the... Read more

Sniper Elite 4 review: Super sharp-shooter enters the big league
4.5 stars

Sniper Elite 4 review: Super sharp-shooter enters the big league

By Steve Boxer

Sniper Elite may not be the most glamorous of games franchises, but since the first game was launched in 2005, Oxford-based developer Rebellion's stealth-and-sniping shooter has quietly amassed a notable following – cumulatively, the franchise has passed... Read more

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

By Rik Henderson

Sony is soon to release PlayStation 4 system software 4.50, which will add several new features for all PS4 owners. However, there's one of particular interest to gamers with a PS4 Pro as it can potentially improve all games on your shelf, not just those... Read more

Win a littleBits Gadgets and Gizmos Kit

Win a littleBits Gadgets and Gizmos Kit

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has teamed up with littleBits to offer you the chance to win one of two Gadgets and Gizmo Kits, designed specifically to help children learn how to invent new things.The Gadgets and Gizmos Kit can be used to create a bubble blower, remote... Read more

Pokemon Go is spreading the love for Valentine's Day, double candy and higher spawn rates for pink Pokemon

Pokemon Go is spreading the love for Valentine's Day, double candy and higher spawn rates for pink Pokemon

By Max Langridge

The Pokemon Company and Niantic are feeling very generous and to celebrate Valentine's Day, are spreading the love in the form of more candy and a greater chance of catching certain Pokemon when playing Pokemon Go. Starting from 7.00pm tonight, 8 February,... Read more

Nintendo Switch pre-order stock available again, get one while you can

Nintendo Switch pre-order stock available again, get one while you can

By Chris Hall

Nintendo fully unveiled its next games console, the Nintendo Switch, in January and opened the doors for pre-orders soon after.However, unless you were very quick, retailers soon run out of their allocation for launch day and many were left frustrated.If... Read more

Nintendo will charge less for Switch online gaming than Xbox or PlayStation

Nintendo will charge less for Switch online gaming than Xbox or PlayStation

By Rik Henderson

As part of the Nintendo Switch preview days, the Japanese company revealed that it will be launching a similar subscription service to Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus.Like those rivals, you will need to subscribe to Nintendo's version to play online,... Read more

Android gets a Nintendo game at last, Fire Emblem Heroes also on iOS

Android gets a Nintendo game at last, Fire Emblem Heroes also on iOS

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has finally released a full game on Android. Fire Emblem Heroes beats Super Mario Run to the punch, with the Android version of Mario's first mobile outing planned for March.An iOS version of Fire Emblem Heroes is also now available.Android... Read more

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

By Rik Henderson

The PlayStation 4 Pro is the pinnacle of console gaming as it stands. It is pricier than its sibling but well worth considering by those with 4K TVs.That's because it has been designed to run the same PlayStation 4 games as the other consoles in the... Read more

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

Francis Ford Coppola wants help making Apocalypse Now video game

By Elyse Betters

Francis Ford Coppola is turning one of his classic films into a game.American Zoetrope, a privately run American film studio founded by both Coppola and George Lucas, has partnered with a team of entertainment and games industry veterans to develop a... Read more

Resident Evil 7 review: It's scarily good
4.0 stars

Resident Evil 7 review: It's scarily good

By Mike Lowe

Once it reached its fifth and sixth iterations, Resident Evil – the franchise that defined survival-horror – had queasily mutated into a very different beast. Its horror element had more or less been shelved in favour of Hollywood-style action sequences,... Read more

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

Nintendo Switch won't have Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer at launch

By Rik Henderson

Those hoping to use their new Nintendo Switch consoles to watch streamed and downloaded TV shows and movies need think again. The new machine will not feature video apps, such as Netflix, Amazon Video or BBC iPlayer, at least at launch.Instead, Nintendo... Read more

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

Zelda marks the death of Nintendo Wii U, confirmed

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has confirmed that after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is released, the Nintendo Wii U will be effectively dead. There will be no more first-party development for the console.It's all Switch or nothing for future Nintendo games.Speaking... Read more

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

By Rik Henderson

Valve is working on a new single-player game set in the Half-Life or Portal universes.During a questions and answer session on Reddit, Valve's founder, Gabe Newell, gave several clues as to what that might be.When asked if Valve was working on "any fully-fledged... Read more

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

Nintendo Switch launch line up is poor but "not be all and end all" for console

By Rik Henderson

Most who have played with a Nintendo Switch so far will agree that it has great potential. It is a clever piece of technology that has a chance of finding a gap in the market and therefore do much better than its predecessor, the Wii U.However, almost... Read more

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

5 Nintendo Switch games to pre-order first, and one well worth the wait

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been revealed in full. We know the price, release date and the accessories to expect at launch and throughout the year. You can even pre-order the new console yourself.But what about the games? There's a healthy list of titles... Read more

Super Bomberman R preview: A sparkling retro gem for the Nintendo Switch

Super Bomberman R preview: A sparkling retro gem for the Nintendo Switch

By Mike Lowe

As classic multiplayer games go, few can match the might of Bomberman. Way back when it was the ultimate way to get your mates around and strategically blast them into oblivion. In, you know, a fun and friendly kind of way.The premise of any Bomberman... Read more