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Missed Shot: No Case for Need for Speed: The Run

<b>How does EA Black Box’s final Need for Speed title, Need for Speed: The Run, stack up against the rest of the series, and the genre as a whole?</b>I grew …

Adventure Games

The Complete Nintendo Switch FAQ – Updated

<b>So, now we know. The full reveal for the Nintendo Switch saw an onslaught of new information about the hardware, its controllers and most</b> …

Nintendo

Conference Call: GDC 2017 Preview

<b>The Game Developers Conference (GDC) returns to the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, running from 27th February to 3rd March. Here’s our</b> …

Entertainment Industry

The Game Breaking Gears of War 4 Webbing Bug – Resolved

<b>Gears of War is a series at its core about fighting bugs, but the Gears of War 4 webbing bug is a game breaking one that even Marcus can’t …

Gaming

Win the Complete Season of Batman – The Telltale Series

<b>How do we cure the January blues? It’s simple: we win The Batman.</b>Serialised games are a big thing now and it’s not just the point-and-click adventure …

Batman

The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Review in Progress

<b>There’s arguably never been a worse time to release a The Walking Dead videogame. Will The Walking Dead – A New Frontier fare better than the TV</b> …

Gaming

13 Most Important Games of 2016

<b>A totally unscientific, subjective run-down, in no particular order, of the 13 most important games of 2016.</b><p>Battlefield 1<p>If you told us that someone …

Gaming

Why The Witness is my Game of the Year

<i>The Witness</i> is one of the most infuriating, annoying and frustrating games I have ever had the misfortune to play. It’s unforgiving, obtuse and …

Puzzles

Does Trico die in The Last Guardian?

<b>Avoiding spoilers is important, but this one piece of information may dictate whether you even want to play The Last Guardian – does Trico die in the</b> …

Wildlife

Which Nintendo 3DS games have Download Play?

<b>Want to know which Nintendo 3DS games feature local multiplayer Download Play? Here’s our guide.</b><p>As we move into 2017 all eyes are firmly focussed on …

Gaming

Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission review

<b>How Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission renewed my excitement for PS VR.</b><p>My first impression of PlayStation VR was mostly positive. The …

Between you and Mii or Why I love Miitomo

<b>When Miitomo released earlier in March this year, a colleague put it to me that the only reason I like Miitomo was because it was made by Nintendo,</b> …

Nintendo

11 Things The Nintendo Wii Gave Gaming (Whether We Wanted Them Or Not)

<b>As the Nintendo Wii reaches its tenth anniversary we look back at the console that made our arms ache and, just as often, our eyes bleed.</b>1. Motion …

Nintendo

Celebrating ten years of the Nintendo Wii

<b>This month marks ten years since the release of the Nintendo Wii in the UK.</b>The console – and its innovative controller – opened up new markets for …

Nintendo

Chumbucket: The unsung hero of Mad Max

<b>Like tyre tracks in the desert, Mad Max made a shallow imprint on the gaming market before dissolving into obscurity.</b><p>Its big screen cousin <i>Fury Road</i> …

Mad Max

Is Christmas still the best time to release new videogames?

The winter period has always been the time of year where a significant number of the big AAA games are released. The rationale behind this is …

PlayStation

Hands-on Steep preview

<b>We went hands-on with Steep – could this be the first snowsports game to really capture the feeling of exploration inherent in skiing and</b> …

Gaming

The underappreciated genre-busting of Resident Evil 4

<b>It sounds ridiculous to call Resident Evil 4 ‘underappreciated’.</b><i>Resident Evil 4</i> – affectionately known as <i>Resi 4</i> –<i></i> is probably placed in ‘Top 10 …

Resident Evil

Nintendo NES Classic Edition review

<b>Micro consoles are nothing new, so why is the NES Classic Edition – or Classic Mini NES as it’s named here in Europe – causing such a stir?</b>It’s a …

Nintendo

Mark McMorris Infinite Air review

<b>There are two main schools to sports and simulation games: the casual, easy to pick up jaunts that anyone can enjoy, and the hardcore, skill-taxing</b> …

Gaming

The best Black Friday gaming deals 2016

<b>Black Friday can be a bit of information overload. We’re here to help you sort out the best deals and stores.</b><i>[Post Updated 17 November, 2016, 20:15</i> …

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo 64 Anthology - Review

<b>Math Manent’s Nintendo 64 Anthology arrives as Nintendo’s much loved – and much maligned – console celebrates its 20th Anniversary, but is it a</b> …

Gaming

The Turing Test review

<b>Science fiction tends to follow certain themes and preoccupations, no matter the medium.</b><p><i>Star Wars</i> set the preoccupation with the space opera in …

Gaming

Westworld, BioShock Infinite, and anachronistic music in videogames

<b>Like the videogames it resembles, Westworld is a form of immersive escapism for its players. How important is historically accurate music to this</b> …

Gaming

How to play Red Dead Redemption 1

<b>Want to play the original Red Dead Redemption? Here are your options.</b>With a year to kill until <i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> rides on to PlayStation 4 and …

Xbox

The Silver Case Review

<b>Playing The Silver Case is like looking through a window into the mind of Goichi Suda (AKA Suda51) and those at Grasshopper Manufacture.</b> Though the …

The new Nintendo Switch – what we know so far

<b>After two years of speculation Nintendo has finally revealed its next… console? Are we calling it that, even though its part handheld? Anyway, here’s</b> …

Nintendo

SuperHyperCube Review

<b>Playing Kokoromi’s SuperHyperCube is as easy as pushing a square block through a square hole.</b> Or a rectangle block through a rectangle shaped hole, …

Virtual Reality

How to stream PC games to your smart TV

<b>Everybody knows that PC is superior, in every department except one: comfort. Desk chairs suck. It’s time to stream PC games to your smart TV …

Gear & Gadgets