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Will Google Stadia be any good?

Yesterday, the fledgling start-up company Google announced that it was launching a brand new gaming platform. Titled Stadia, the new service promises to deliver better-than-console quality gaming without the need for any actual hardware. Oof. Basically, all of the games will be running in a top secret Google powerhouse and will be transmitted by the power of the internet onto […]

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Is 3D gaming on its way to the Nintendo Switch?

You may soon be able to play your Nintendo Switch like a Nintendo 3DS, if a recent patent application is to believed. Well, not that we’d have any reason to doubt a patent application, but whether anything will ever come of it is a different matter. In September 2018, Nintendo filed a patent for ‘Eye Tracking Enabled 3D Viewing,’ which […]

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Science proves that Xbox players are superior

Firstly, apologies for the somewhat click-baity title, but it was too juicy to resist! I stumbled across this news story during my daily Google Alerts skim and it seemed amusing enough for a write-up. Science, it would seem, has finally demonstrated that people who game on Xbox consoles are in fact the more talented players. Discuss. Actually, there isn’t that much […]

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What are Xbox Game Pass Quests?

The gamification of a games console – who’d have thought it! Microsoft has just announced the launch of a new service connected to its Game Pass subscription for the Xbox One. Known as Xbox Game Pass Quests, the new service enables players to go on monthly gaming missions for the acquisition of points, which can then be redeemed in the […]

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What is the Mad Box console?

You’d have to be slightly mad to launch a new console in this day and age, right? Right. Slightly Mad Studios is doing just that, and it’s being dubbed the Mad Box. The news of this latest hardware development came about after the CEO of Slightly Mad, Ian Bell, took to Twitter to announce his company’s console vision. Here’s how […]

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The Nintendo Creators Programme is closing

Brace yourselves for some terrible news – Nintendo is closing down the Nintendo Creators Programme. A beacon of light that once represented hope in the darkness has been extinguished; never again will we know the true meaning of peace and freedom. And now, a bit less sarcastically, some news about what Nintendo is replacing the Creators Programme with 😉 The […]

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PlayStation Classic reviews: Is it any good?

The first reviews for the PlayStation Classic have started to filter in, and they’re… mixed. Lukewarm, you might say; not unlike the reaction to the console’s announcement. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the PlayStation Classic is a miniaturised version of the original PlayStation console from 1995, which comes with 20 pre-loaded titles and a faithfully recreated PS controller […]

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Coming soon: A gaming phone from Samsung?

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Huawei is taking on the Nintendo Switch with its Mate 20 X, we now have this curious Samsung tidbit courtesy of Softpedia News. Apparently, the South Korean firm is hard at work developing a new mobile gaming rival – one that could potentially thwart Huawei’s masterplan and consign the beloved Nintendo Switch […]

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Is the Nintendo Switch 2 really a good idea?

The rumours of a Nintendo Switch 2 started to circulate last week. Well, that’s not strictly true – there have been rumours about it for a while. But The Wall Street Journal recently reported than updated version of the console could be arriving on shelves sometime in 2019, which is, uhh, great? Maybe…? It’s fair to say that the ‘news’ […]

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Is the PlayStation Classic really worth it?

Yesterday, Sony announced that it was going to be launching a brand new console this Christmas. Well, sort of. The PlayStation Classic is a miniaturised version of the original PlayStation machine from the mid 90s, and will come pre-loaded with a wealth of old school games to give retro fans their fix. I was actually surprised by how excited everybody […]

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Switch line-up 2018: Is Nintendo bluffing?

Okay I’m a little late to the party on this one, but as I reported last week, Nintendo’s share prices haven’t been in the happiest of places – presumably in the aftermath of the E3 presentation that left some people underwhelmed. Is Nintendo’s 2018 Switch line-up strong enough to reassure shareholders? Overall, I think there’s a lot to be excited […]

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Mysterious tweet: Could a PS5 announcement be imminent?

A cryptic tweet from PlayStation Russia has sparked some lively debate in the darker corners of the Twittersphere. (If a sphere can have corners.) Could a major PS5 announcement be incoming? Here’s the offending tweet, for those of you who speak Russian: Приготовьтесь #длятехктоиграет pic.twitter.com/KbYWfIa5ps — PlayStation Россия (@PlayStationRU) July 3, 2018 Now, unless “Приготовьтесь #длятехктоиграет” means “PS5 announcement #VerySoon” […]