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Nintendo Switch will launch on 3 March for £280

Nintendo Switch will launch on 3 March for £280

By Max Langridge

The Nintendo Switch has finally been officially unveiled, and we now have a launch date and price. However the price will come as a bit of a surprise to many. We expected it to come in around the £200 mark, but Nintendo has put a £280 price tag on it... Read more

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

Nintendo Switch presentation event: Watch it again right here

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo fully revealed all its new console, the Nintendo Switch, including release date and price on Friday 13 January during an online presentation event that you can watch again in full right here.There are plenty of games to view too, so the show... Read more

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

Lego City Undercover confirmed for Nintendo Switch, here's the trailer

By Rik Henderson

Warner Bros has confirmed that there will an enhanced Nintendo Switch version of the underrated Wii U title Lego City Undercover.The open world adventure - sort of a tamer, Lego-flavoured Grand Theft Auto - was one of the Wii U launch games and got rave... Read more

Official Nintendo Switch accessories include Zelda skins, arcade stick and in-car charger

Official Nintendo Switch accessories include Zelda skins, arcade stick and in-car charger

By Max Langridge

The Nintendo Switch will be officially unveiled on Friday 13 January, but we already have a good idea of what the console will look like. What we don't know, is what sort of accessories to expect to be made available for it, until now. Nintendo Switch:... Read more

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

Microsoft just canceled production of its anticipated Scalebound game

By Elyse Betters

If you're big into adventure and role-playing games, then you'll be gutted to know Scalebound for Xbox is no more.Dragons? Check. Giant enemy crabs? Check. Swords? Check. Magic? Double check. Scalebound had all the Japanese RPG elements sorted. Set to... Read more

Super Mario Run tips and tricks: Unlock secrets and beat the bosses

Super Mario Run tips and tricks: Unlock secrets and beat the bosses

By Cam Bunton

Nintendo finally launched a proper iPhone game, and it features possibly the most well-known hero to ever feature on a gaming console. Super Mario Run takes what's familiar about the old Super Mario 2D platform games and makes it work on a vertical, all... Read more

Nintendo says it plans to release up to three mobile games every year

Nintendo says it plans to release up to three mobile games every year

By Elyse Betters

Super Mario Run released for iOS recently and was a massive success, so it's no surprise to learn Nintendo has more mobile games in the works.Super Mario Run racked up 40 million downloads in its first four days - beating the instant success of Pokemon... Read more

Pokemon Go made it easier to catch those new Pokemon for the holidays

Pokemon Go made it easier to catch those new Pokemon for the holidays

By Elyse Betters

Forget about opening gifts. Niantic wants you to catch 'em all on Christmas.Pokemon Go recently launched for Apple Watch and introduced generation II Pokemon for you to catch, and in effort to get you up and using that new app or at least finding all... Read more

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

By Rik Henderson

The Steam winter sale is always a massive deal for PC and Mac gamers and it's now started.Yes, we've just had a sale as part of the Black Friday period, but that was nothing in comparison to the bargains to be had over Christmas and into the new year.Steam's... Read more

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

By Elyse Betters

Apple brought developer Niantic Labs on stage during its iPhone event in September to announce that Pokemon Go is finally coming to the Apple Watch, and now the watch app is finally out.The entire experience is geared toward fitness, since the Apple Watch... Read more

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch now out, lets you play from your wrist

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch now out, lets you play from your wrist

By Elyse Betters

You can now catch 'em all from your wrist. Sort of.Developer Niantic has finally launched the Apple Watch version of Pokemon Go, three months after unveiling the edition during an Apple event. Keep in mind this isn't the full game. Instead, it complements... Read more

Super Mario Run was downloaded an insane number of times in four days

Super Mario Run was downloaded an insane number of times in four days

By Elyse Betters

Forget about Pokemon, people are now going crazy for Mario.Nintendo’s first true smartphone game launched recently, and it's already a huge hit. According to the company, Super Mario Run for iOS was downloaded more than 40 million times in its first... Read more

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

Is Nintendo Switch just an Nvidia Shield in disguise?

By Rik Henderson

Specifications for the Nintendo Switch have leaked ahead of its March 2017 release date and, if true, the console is effectively an Nvidia Shield with a few more bells and whistles.Eurogamer reports that spec details given to developers by Nintendo have... Read more

Pokemon Go: Here are the generation II Pokemon you can currently find

Pokemon Go: Here are the generation II Pokemon you can currently find

By Elyse Betters

Niantic has finally given players of its Pokemon Go augmented-reality game some new Pokemon to find.Starting 12 December at 10am PST, you can add "Togepi, Pichu, and select Pokemon originally discovered in the Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver video games"... Read more

Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax

Pokemon Go still coming to Apple Watch, cancellation rumour just a hoax

By Rik Henderson

Niantic has moved quickly to reassure Pokemon Go fans that it is still working on its Apple Watch application, tweeting that it is coming soon.The response came after an alleged "leaked" email was posted on Reddit, claiming that the Apple Watch Pokemon... Read more

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

Super Mario Run: How to play, how much does it cost and what phones and tablets is it on?

By Elyse Betters

Mario is finally available on mobile. After announcing that it was coming to iOS (first) during the iPhone 7 launch in September, Nintendo has finally released its first Mario game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.Super Mario Run stars the eponymous plumber... Read more

The latest Xbox One update will increase download speeds up to 80 per cent

The latest Xbox One update will increase download speeds up to 80 per cent

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has just released another one of its regular updates for the Xbox One consoles, which this time will be beneficial for every single user. Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else? The time it takes to download... Read more

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

By Rik Henderson

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

Pokemon Go: How to raise your XP level, power up and evolve your Pokemon

By Chris Hall

There are lots of elements to Pokemon Go. There's finding and collecting all the Pokemon, there's battling in Gyms, there's hatching eggs and visiting PokeStops.Then there's the whole world of powering up your Pokemon and raising your Trainer's XP. These... Read more

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

By Rik Henderson

When we tested the Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver a couple of years ago - one of the first to bring Dolby Atmos to the table - we hooked it up to an Xbox One and PS4. Sadly, only the latter could give it a proper workout as it was the only console with Dolby... Read more

Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas

Pokemon Go: How to catch Santa Hat Pikachu for Christmas

By Chris Hall

Cancel all your Christmas orders: Niantic Labs is giving the best gift this Christmas with a special edition Santa Hat Pikachu.In case you missed the news, your favourite Pokemon character has had a makeover, now wearing a festive hat for a limited time.... Read more

How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature

How to use the Pokemon Go Nearby feature

By Chris Hall

First leaked in August, the Nearby feature in Pokemon Go will change how you play the game, making your Pokemon time more effective. Rolling out initially in limited regions, the Nearby feature is now available in the UK, so it's much easier to find... Read more

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

Super Mario Run cannot be played offline, the non-mobile mobile game

By Rik Henderson

Super Mario Run will be released on iOS Thursday 15 December and it has been generating a lot of interest. After all, it's Mario's first outing on a mobile phone or tablet.However, it might not be as mobile as you'd hoped.Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto... Read more

Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict
4.0 stars

Pokemon Go review, or The Trials and Tribulations of a Pokemon Go addict

By Chris Hall

It's raining. The British summer has been everything we expect it to be, and at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, you're not supposed to be sitting in your car playing Pokemon Go.But addiction makes you do things you wouldn't normally do and things you certainly... Read more

The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait
4.5 stars

The Last Guardian review: Well worth the wait

By Rik Henderson

There are few games that have been as hyped as The Last Guardian over the years. The spiritual follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus has been in development for almost 10 years and made its debut at the E3 games show way back in 2009.But issues... Read more

Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all

Pokemon Go: Now you can get Starbucks and still catch 'em all

By Elyse Betters

From now on, when you're on the way to work in the morning and make a Starbucks stop to get a cup of joe, make sure to have your phone in hand, because you may have the chance to catch eggs or even battle.Confused? Allow us to explain.Niantic labs, the... Read more

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

PaRappa the Rapper coming to a smartphone near you, time to jump, kick...

By Rik Henderson

There's a lot of talk about Mario's mobile debut at the minute, with Super Mario Run to be released for iPhone and iPad on Thursday 15 December, but there's one games character coming to smartphone that has us even more excited.Not content with giving... Read more

Super Mario Run preview: Playing the game with Miyamoto himself

Super Mario Run preview: Playing the game with Miyamoto himself

By David Phelan

Back in September, after Apple's keynote presentation to launch the new iPhones, we ended up talking to the man whose entrance received probably the biggest roar of excitement during the whole event: the father of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto.He was there... Read more

Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December

Yippee! New Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December

By Chris Hall

It's been confirmed: there are new Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go on 12 December.Announcing a new partnership with Sprint in the US, the official blog said that more details would be announced on 12 December through Pokemon Go's social channels:"We're... Read more

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

New Nvidia Shield Android TV box and controller expected for CES 2017

By Rik Henderson

Nvidia's Shield Android TV box has been around for more than a year but is still the flagbearer for Android set-top-boxes. It was the first media streamer to offer Netflix in 4K and with HDR, and its Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM ensured that it zipped through... Read more

Final Fantasy XV review: An unmitigated treat for RPG lovers
4.0 stars

Final Fantasy XV review: An unmitigated treat for RPG lovers

By Steve Boxer

Dragging a revered games franchise into a 21st century landscape of open-worlds and instant action must be a thankless, even scary task – particularly when that franchise emerged in the late 1980s, hit its peak in the 1990s and had as its centrepiece... Read more

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

The Game Awards 2016: All the new game trailers unveiled, in one place

By Elyse Betters

This year's Game Awards are done and dusted, but if you didn't catch the show live, no worries.Pocket-lint has gathered up every new game trailer that premiered at The Game Awards 2016 and listed below. We've also included a 4K stream of the actual show,... Read more

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

Steep preview: A must for extreme sports fans everywhere?

By Steve Boxer

Ubisoft's extreme winter sports game, Steep, finally comes up for air on 2 December, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and it has been widely reported that review copies, like black ice, are thin on the ground.As the game requires many players interacting on hosted... Read more

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

NES Classic Mini controller problem solved, add this Bluetooth adapter

By Rik Henderson

There's no doubt about it, the NES Classic Mini is a fantastic little games console - hence it's sold out almost everywhere.We've loved revisiting the 30 Nintendo Entertainment System games that come pre-installed. What we don't love, however, is having... Read more

The world of Nintendo is coming to Universal theme parks

The world of Nintendo is coming to Universal theme parks

By Max Langridge

Universal and Nintendo have just delivered some bombshell news. Nintendo themed attractions will be built at all three Universal theme parks around the world, in Osaka, Japan, Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida.Nintendo is working collaboratively... Read more

Winter is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on 13 December

Winter is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on 13 December

By Max Langridge

Turn 10 Studios has confirmed and announced details of the first expansion pack coming to Forza Horizon 3. It’s called Blizzard Mountain and will feature snow and ice for the first time in a Forza racing game. Forza Horizon 3 review: Bigger, brasher,... Read more

Huge No Man’s Sky Foundation update makes it well worth visiting again

Huge No Man’s Sky Foundation update makes it well worth visiting again

By Rik Henderson

No Man's Sky polarised opinion on launch like few games in memory. We loved it, but many didn't feel they got the game they were promised.It was hampered by issues on the PC version and plenty of PS4 gamers found it lacking in gameplay or variety.We were... Read more

How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

How to catch Ditto in Pokemon Go

By Chris Hall

A number of changes have been pushed out to Pokemon Go in recent months following the explosion in popularity the game enjoyed in mid-2016.In addition to switching on the nearby feature in some regions, one of the unexpected changes was the inclusion... Read more

Pokemon Go updates include improved Nearby feature and Ditto sightings

Pokemon Go updates include improved Nearby feature and Ditto sightings

By Max Langridge

Niantic Labs has begun rolling out its much improved Nearby Pokemon tracking feature to users in the US, Canada and Australia. The new version has already been available for testing with select users in San Francisco, and replaces the footprint system... Read more

Nintendo Switch will get Mario game from day one, Skyrim and Splatoon too

Nintendo Switch will get Mario game from day one, Skyrim and Splatoon too

By Rik Henderson

As part of the Nintendo Switch Preview Trailer, released at the end of October, several games were shown as running on the new machine.Now a report suggests that three of those games will definitely be part of the console's launch. A new Mario game is... Read more

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch

By Rik Henderson

Watch Dogs 2 has received great review scores, including our own, and from our own experience gets better and better as you play more. However, it has courted a spot of controversy of late.Not only has its promised seamless online multiplayer functionality... Read more

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

Super Mario Run released for iPhone and iPad on 15 December, priced at £7.99

By Rik Henderson

During the Apple iPhone 7 launch, Nintendo revealed that it will finally bring Mario to mobile this year. Now we know when: Thursday 15 December. Super Mario Run will be available for iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad, from that date.It was originally... Read more

Dishonored 2 review: One of the finest stealth games ever made
4.5 stars

Dishonored 2 review: One of the finest stealth games ever made

By Steve Boxer

Following 2016's cataclysmically misguided protest-votes against the direction of 21st-century politics, many people's thoughts have turned to the prospect of living in an authoritarian dystopia. So Dishonored 2's arrival could not have been more timely.Like... Read more

Nintendo Switch could cost £200 when it arrives in the UK

Nintendo Switch could cost £200 when it arrives in the UK

By Max Langridge

LetsPlayVideoGames.com has reported the Nintendo Switch games console will be sold by Game for £199.99 when it goes on sale in the UK in March 2017. The website cites reliable sources for providing the information and does point out that the price just... Read more

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?
4.0 stars

Watch Dogs 2 review: Can you teach an old Dog new tricks?

By Mike Lowe

Remember Aiden Pearce's trench coat in the original Watch Dogs? People flipped out about the lead protagonist's leathers when the game was first announced back in 2012 - its subtle movement in the wind, the O-M-G textures. It was the hint that current-gen... Read more

NES Classic Mini review: Comes up a little short
4.0 stars

NES Classic Mini review: Comes up a little short

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has had its problems of late, especially when it comes to home consoles, but things are looking up.The forthcoming Switch is intriguing, full of potential and could turn the tide for the Japanese gaming giant when it releases in March 2017. The... Read more

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... Read more

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4: What’s the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sony is undoubtedly king of this generation of consoles, with sales of the PlayStation 4 reaching unprecedented heights. But rather than rest on its laurels it has rejigged and improved its original offering, first with a slimmer model and a new DualShock... Read more

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

By Cam Bunton

During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end PC style specifications, but the first to hit the market is the Xbox One S.The Xbox One S is a bridge... Read more

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

Sony PS4 Pro: Price, specs and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

Previously called PlayStation Neo, PS4K or PS4.5, the PS4 Pro (reviewed here) is Sony's first ever mid-generation major console upgrade and it's now available to one and all.You can now get your hands on the 4K gaming powerhouse, so here's everything... Read more