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Sony PS4 Pro review: The best PlayStation yet
4.5 stars

Sony PS4 Pro review: The best PlayStation yet

By Rik Henderson

When Sony announced the PS4 Pro it drew many a gasp of breath. Not because of its faster central and graphics processing, but more for its timing. This was the machine many expected to be pitched against Microsoft's Project Scorpio, a 4K gaming powerhouse... Read more

Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last
4.0 stars

Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last

By Andy Robertson

Rather than introduce another pre-packaged figurine novelty for this year's Skylanders game, Imaginators puts character creation in the hands of its young players.From top to bottom Skylanders Imaginators focuses on a creation tool that snaps together... Read more

More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go

More Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go

By Max Langridge

 If you've been playing Pokémon Go since day 1 you may be starting to find the game is now starting to lack the same excitement as when it was first released. There's only so many times you can catch a Pidgey, Rattata or Caterpie.The good news is there... Read more

Sony PS4 review: The go-to for gamers
4.5 stars

Sony PS4 review: The go-to for gamers

By Mike Lowe

A lot can change in a few years. This is the fourth time we've sat down and had a good, hard think about the PlayStation 4 since its 2013 launch.Back then the launch line-up was fairly stifled, with clangers like Knack not elevating the console to true... Read more

Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else?
4.5 stars

Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else?

By Rik Henderson

It's somewhat strange that, in just three years, what were described as the "next generation" are now considered standard and commonplace, while a new generation of games consoles is already starting to emerge.Next year we will get Microsoft's new jewel... Read more

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station
4.0 stars

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station

By Rik Henderson

When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher-specified... Read more

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before
4.0 stars

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare review: Infinitely better than ever before

By Steve Boxer

In the 21st century, life now has three inevitabilities: death, taxes and an annual instalment of Call of Duty.But Infinite Warfare, 2016's effort, comes with an added layer of controversy: the all-conquering first-person shooter's mighty fan-base took... Read more

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

Nintendo games consoles from 1980 to now: Which is your favourite?

By Max Langridge

Nintendo will launch the Switch games console at the beginning of spring 2017, reportedly on 17 March, 32 years after it introduced its first home games console, the Nintendo Entertainment System.It is also about to release a mini version of the latter... Read more

Nintendo Switch slated for 17 March release

Nintendo Switch slated for 17 March release

By Max Langridge

Nintendo itself has already confirmed the Switch hybrid games console would be in stores in March 2017, but has never given an exact date. Now though, Twitter user Laura Kate Dale has suggested we could see the Switch, in PAL territories at least, on... Read more

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

End of an error, Nintendo Wii U canned

By Rik Henderson

With the Nintendo Switch now announced and the Japanese gaming giant looking forward not back, it comes as no surprise that the Wii U is yesterday's news. However, it is mildly surprising to learn that the company is completely severing ties with its... Read more

Titanfall 2 review: A total blast
4.5 stars

Titanfall 2 review: A total blast

By Steve Boxer

The original Titanfall arrived amid a blaze of hype which was impressive even by games industry standards – and which came about due mainly to the game's provenance. It was the first effort made by Respawn Entertainment, a developer formed by the founders... Read more

Nintendo's president confirms the Switch won't kill off the 3DS

Nintendo's president confirms the Switch won't kill off the 3DS

By Max Langridge

Nintendo recently unveiled the Switch games console with a teaser trailer. In it, it showed the console could be used as a portable handheld machine, which you can use to play multiplayer games with friends using the detachable Joycon controller. Nintendo... Read more

Nintendo Switch specs and feature reveal set for 13 January

Nintendo Switch specs and feature reveal set for 13 January

By Max Langridge

Following the teaser trailer released earlier this month, Nintendo will reveal more details about the Switch games console in a presentation on 13 January 2017. Nintendo NX is called...Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer Nintendo president... Read more

Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards
4.5 stars

Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards

By Steve Boxer

For a brief moment, it looked as though Battlefield 1 might fall foul of the stormtroopers of political correctness: when developer DICE announced that the latest instalment of the much-loved multiplayer military first-person shooter would be set in World... Read more

Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy

Pokemon Go's Halloween treat will stuff you full of Candy

By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go is getting into the spirit of Halloween, with a special in-game event running from 26 October through to 1 November. Some of the treats that Pokemon Go has in store are a little disappointing: suggesting that there will be more Zubats around... Read more

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

Nintendo NX is called... Nintendo Switch: New console revealed in stunning trailer

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has posted its preview trailer for its new console and revealed that it will be called the Nintendo Switch.Like many suggested, the new console is a tablet like device that can be placed into a docking station connected to a TV or taken out and... Read more

Gears of War 4 review: Stepping up a gear
4.5 stars

Gears of War 4 review: Stepping up a gear

By Steve Boxer

Gears of War, the genre-defining third-person cover-shooter, has had a slightly chequered recent history – Cliff Bleszinski, the driving force behind the series, moved on to pastures new after 2011's Gears of War 3, implying he felt the franchise was... Read more

Xbox One S now comes in multiple colours, thanks to Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17 bundles

Xbox One S now comes in multiple colours, thanks to Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17 bundles

By Max Langridge

Microsoft has announced two new colour choices for the Xbox One S to join the currently available Robot White. We thought it was just called White as well. Xbox One S review: Best console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player out there The two colours are Storm... Read more

Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier

Pokemon Go update makes catching rare Pokemon easier

By Chris Hall

There's an update coming to Pokemon Go that will take some of the frustration out of trying to catch rare Pokemon.Called the "capture bonus", the update (coming soon) will give you extra power to catch certain types of Pokemon, based on your achievements... Read more

Gears of War set for the bright lights of Hollywood as movie production starts

Gears of War set for the bright lights of Hollywood as movie production starts

By Max Langridge

Universal Pictures has given the go ahead for a Gears of War movie, with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark onboard to produce the film. Stuber was involved with the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart movie Central Intelligence while Clark is a producer on the new... Read more

The NES Mini will have 'Pixel Perfect' display mode and game-save feature

The NES Mini will have 'Pixel Perfect' display mode and game-save feature

By Max Langridge

Nintendo's NES Mini Classic Edition is due for release on 11 November but before then, we've just been treated to a few more details about the much-anticipated console. Nintendo's new console available to order, but it's not what you expected Nintendo... Read more

Manage to get the £150 PS4 from Game? Think again

Manage to get the £150 PS4 from Game? Think again

By Max Langridge

You may have noticed Game and some other high street retailers were selling the original PlayStation 4 with a selection of games for £150 last week. It was a crazy offer that sent the participating retailer's websites into meltdown as they struggled... Read more

The NES Mini is cool, but Japan’s Famicom Mini is way cooler

The NES Mini is cool, but Japan’s Famicom Mini is way cooler

By Max Langridge

While the NES Mini may look pretty cool, Nintendo has just announced that Japan will be getting its own tiny piece of nostalgia in the form of the Famicom Mini, and we have to say, it looks an awful lot better. Nintendo's new console available to order,... Read more

Where to buy a PlayStation 4 with a copy of FIFA 17 for £150

Where to buy a PlayStation 4 with a copy of FIFA 17 for £150

By Max Langridge

With the release of the new PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro, retailers across the UK have been slashing prices of the original PlayStation 4 console. Some of the major retailers around the country have been selling the 500GB PS4 with a copy of... Read more

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is considerably winning the battle of the slimmed-down consoles. In September, the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models helped UK sales soar by 989 per cent week-on-week.Games industry trade paper MCV reports that GfK data shows Xbox One had 71... Read more

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has released a video that shows the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4, taking you through the opening prologue and its initial mission.Rod Ferguson and Matt Searcy from developer The Coalition play through the game's beginning, so you can... Read more

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

New version of Minecraft that’s just for learning will launch 1 November

By Elyse Betters

Minecraft isn't just a block-based game. It's also a learning tool.Seriously. Educators have been using a version of Minecraft for the classroom, called MinecraftEdu, since 2011 in more than 40 countries to help teach all types of subjects, from math... Read more

Pokemon CEO "reveals" details about Nintendo NX

Pokemon CEO "reveals" details about Nintendo NX

By Max Langridge

It’s no secret that Nintendo is going to release the NX console. The company itself has confirmed its existence, saying it will be a “brand new concept”. What we don’t know about it though is what it will actually be and look like.Our best guess... Read more

Forza Horizon 3 review: Bigger, brasher and better-looking than ever
5.0 stars

Forza Horizon 3 review: Bigger, brasher and better-looking than ever

By Steve Boxer

Spin-off franchises - equivalent, say, to the way in which Cheers spawned Frasier - are very rare in the games industry, and for such a franchise to outshine its parent title is all but unprecedented. Yet that is exactly what Forza Horizon has done, and... Read more

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

How to add Mario stickers to your photos in iOS 10 Messages

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's latest software build iOS 10 comes with plenty of great new features, one of which can be found within the overhaul of the Messages app.Messages has been totally revamped bringing a whole host of fun additions, but there is one in particular that's... Read more

Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system

Pokemon Go buddy: How to use the new buddy system

By Chris Hall

Pokemon Go publisher Niantic Labs has always promised that there would be updates to Pokemon Go to add new features as the game moves forward. Although many will have seen the peak in Pokemon Go gameplay, the most recent update to the app on Android... Read more

FIFA 17 demo out now, download links for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC right here

FIFA 17 demo out now, download links for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC right here

By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts has released a mighty demo for FIFA 17, two weeks before the final game's official release.It's available across all formats - Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC - and you can start the download process by clicking on the individual links... Read more

PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

PS4 HDR update arrives, download firmware 4.0 right now

By Rik Henderson

Sony has pushed out its latest software for the PlayStation 4 so you should find it waiting for you, either to download or already installed if you have updates set to do so automatically.PlayStation system software 4.0 adds a few new features, including... Read more

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

Move over Apple Watch, Pokemon Go also coming to Android Wear

By Max Langridge

Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement that Pokemon Go will be available as an app for the Apple Watch, it’s been confirmed that Android Wear smartwatches will soon have the same support.Pokemon Go Hub has delved into the code of the latest Pokemon... Read more

PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

PS4 Pro ditches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for cost and one other reason...

By Rik Henderson

There's little doubt that the PS4 Pro, announced on Wednesday, is a spectacular 4K gaming powerhouse, but we were shocked to learn that it doesn't feature a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player for disc playback.Considering the Xbox One S, which hit stores in August,... Read more

Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch by end of 2016

By Elyse Betters

Pokemon Go just got more mobile than ever. Pokemon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times, Apple said. Because of that success, the team behind the app has been focusing on ways for Pokemon trainers to play in more ways. During a demo on... Read more

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

What time is the PlayStation 4 Neo and PS4 Slim launch and can I watch it online?

By Rik Henderson

Sony is hosting a dedicated press event in New York today, Wednesday, 7 September, where it is expected to refresh its PlayStation 4 console line-up with two newly announced machines.The company will also likely talk more about the imminent PlayStation... Read more

F1 2016 review: Licence to thrill
4.0 stars

F1 2016 review: Licence to thrill

By Steve Boxer

Making Formula One games is a famously thankless task, but in recent years, Leamington Spa-based Codemasters has picked up that particular F1 baton and run with it in an increasingly impressive manner.Once upon a time, thanks to the niceties of satisfying... Read more

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

Super Mario Maker coming to Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon Sun and Moon 2DS consoles announced too

By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced that it will be bringing a version of hit Wii U game Super Mario Maker to the Nintendo 3DS.It will be a similar kind of affair, giving you the ability to create your own 2D platforming levels using characters, enemies and objects... Read more

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

By Chris Hall

We've reviewed the Xbox One S and concluded that this is a great update to the console, making it an attractive option for anyone who hasn't committed yet and wants to join the Xbox family but also as a great media device for those wanting to embrace... Read more

Deus Ex Mankind Divided review: Cyberpunk satisfaction
4.0 stars

Deus Ex Mankind Divided review: Cyberpunk satisfaction

By Steve Boxer

If you were thinking of getting a nip or a tuck, playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided might just make you think again. That's because it examines what might happen when human narcissism extends beyond the mere administration of trout-pouts and the like, to... Read more

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

PlayStation Network adds two-factor authentication: Here’s how it works

By Elyse Betters

If you own a PlayStation console or PSP, you can now enable two-factor authentication on your PlayStation Network account.Sony has introduced the much-requested layer of protection, saying via Twitter that users can activate it on their accounts. It also... Read more

PlayStation Now comes to Windows PC, with wireless DualShock adapter in support

PlayStation Now comes to Windows PC, with wireless DualShock adapter in support

By Chris Hall

PlayStation Now, the service that will let you play PS3 games on other devices, has made a big move to Windows PC, meaning you can play games like Uncharted and The Last of Us on your computer. PlayStation Now offers over 400 titles to subscribers for... Read more

PlayStation Plus memberships will cost more starting in September

PlayStation Plus memberships will cost more starting in September

By Elyse Betters

PlayStation Plus will cost you a lot more starting next month - but only if you live in the US and Canada.Starting 22 September, PS Plus' yearly fee will increase by $10 (from $49.99 to $59.99), while the 90-day one will only increase by $7. If you're... Read more

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update

By Rik Henderson

When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football.Thankfully... Read more

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

Resident Evil 7 preview: Back to its scary roots

By Rik Henderson

When Resident Evil 7 was announced during June's E3 it was very much shown as a poster boy for PlayStation VR. We even got to try the demo level using Sony's forthcoming headset during the trade show - much to our underwear's dismay.However, we did have... Read more

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

Sea of Thieves preview: Turning you into a software pirate

By Rik Henderson

When we first saw Rare's massively multiplayer pirate game at E3 in June we wondered if its co-operative teamplay mechanics would work for us. We've played many a co-op game before, but were not ones for constant communication throughout.Yet that's what... Read more

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

Gears of War 4 in 4K preview: Played on an Nvidia GTX 1070 notebook

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft's Gears of War 4, developed by in-house team The Coalition, is shaping up to be the best chapter in the series for years. Not only is it the first to be developed specifically for the current generation Xbox One, it offers HDR graphics for Xbox... Read more

Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play

Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play

By Elyse Betters

Electronic Arts has announced Battlefield 1 will have a public beta, meaning you'll get to play and test the game before it launches this autumn.The public beta will kick off 31 August for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players. All you need to do to... Read more

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

By Chris Hall

With Pokemon mania having spread across the world, you're probably in the position where you're wondering which Pokemon you should really be investing your time in. With a choice of 151 Pokemon (although not all are available to catch right now in the... Read more