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FIFA 18 tips, tricks and what you need to know

By Patrick Goss FIFA 18 is here, dragging us away from our Call of Dutys and Destinys and back to a world where the shooting is slightly less lethal and quite possibly slightly more accurate. You know the drill by now – every year EA Sports will tinker with the gameplay but try to avoid…


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Bethesda will bring even more games to the Nintendo Switch

By Emma Boyle Given that it’s bringing Doom, Skyrim and Wolfenstein to the Nintendo Switch it’s safe to say that Bethesda has more fondness for, and faith in, the Switch than any other Nintendo console. In a recent interview with Venturebeat, Bethesda’s vice president of marketing and communication, Pete Hines, suggested the relationship between the…


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Intel’s new VR tech promises to be the missing link between mobile and PC VR

By Jon Porter No VR system is perfect. PC VR relies upon you buying an expensive headset to sit alongside your already expensive computer, while mobile VR makes use of the hardware you already have in your phone while being limited by that same hardware. Intel’s new system wants to combine the benefits of the…


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The Simpsons Hit and Run and gateway gaming

By Emma Boyle Earlier this week I received some startling news – this month The Simpsons: Hit and Run turned 14 years old. For anyone that somehow managed to miss this game when it was released in 2003, it was intended to be a parody of Grand Theft Auto 3 and it allowed you to…


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Voting is now open for the Golden Joystick awards

By Andrew London The “biggest publicly-voted video game awards ceremony on the planet” is back for its 35th year. The venue has been confirmed as the Bloomsbury Big Top in London. The date, November 17. The host, the brilliant Danny Wallace. But the most important element of the night is yet to be decided, and…


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New Xbox One X pre-orders available online at these sites today

By Brendan Griffiths The original batch of Xbox One X pre-orders sold out in a few days back in September, but retailers have finally managed to get a fresh batch online for anyone who missed out first time around. We’ve included links to all the Xbox One X pre-order links we can find with multiple…


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Super Mario Odyssey is the first Mario game to put its characters at its core

By Jon Porter When Yoshiaki Koizumi took to Nintendo’s stage at Gamescom earlier this year, he proudly announced that the theme of Super Mario Odyssey was ‘travel’. To a certain extent that’s true. The game is made up of a number of different kingdoms, each loosely based on a European country (New Donk City’s New…


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Shadow of War’s Nemesis system is at once both brilliant and frustrating

By Andrew London When Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was first released back in 2014, it introduced the world to the ‘Nemesis System’, a gameplay mechanic that has Modor’s hoards of Orcs responding dynamically to how you play the game. It will come as no surprise that its sequel, Shadow of War, features some big…


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Sea of Thieves was almost a co-op vampire-themed adventure

By Andrew London Rare’s Sea Of Thieves is one of the most exciting games on the horizon for Xbox. It’s a massively multiplayer online game that is pirate-y to its scurvy ridden core. But it turns out it wasn’t always definitely going to be an adventure of the swashbuckling variety. Speaking at a recent Xbox…


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Xbox One X pre-orders are back in stock today

By Brendan Griffiths The original batch of Xbox One X pre-orders sold out in a few days back in September, but we’ve had word from a few retailers around the world that fresh stock is coming in today ahead of the November 7 release date. We’ve included links to all the previous Xbox One X…


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Xbox One X setup: Here’s what you’ll need to get the best performance

By Jamie Carter The new Xbox One X can deal in 4K and HDR video and produce Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound. It’s a potential AV powerhouse, but only if you set it up properly. Here’s how to maximise its audio and video to help you create the best-ever gaming experience at home – and…


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What does ‘Enhanced for Xbox One X’ actually mean? We asked Microsoft

By Andrew London At Gamescom, Microsoft came out with a big claim; at launch there will be over 100 games enhanced for the Xbox One X. But with certain games like ReCore: Definitive Edition not being enhanced to full native 4K, it seems that there might be big differences in the quality of enhancements between…


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Microsoft is still dodging questions about VR on Xbox One X

By Andrew London With Sony’s PlayStation VR having launched almost a year ago, questions are being asked about Microsoft’s own console virtual reality solution – but it seems the firm isn’t ready to talk about it just yet. At a recent Xbox One X preview event, we asked Microsoft’s Xbox Marketing Manager, Albert Penello, about…


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Australian Microsoft Store pre-orders for the Xbox One X go live tomorrow

By Stephen Lambrechts It’s been a long time coming, but the Xbox One X is finally gearing up to launch in Australia on November 7, 2017. Set to be the most powerful console ever seen, the Xbox One X is bound to be in high demand at launch. While third-party retailers have offered pre-orders for…


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Tokyo Game Show: the big reveals from Sony’s press conference

By Emma Boyle Sony kicked off the 2017 Tokyo Game Show with its press conference on September 19, taking its time in limelight to highlight some of the PlayStation 4 and PSVR titles we can expect over the next year. Like E3 2017, much of Sony’s press conference was taken up by trailers for games…


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