Xbox One joins the console battle

What should shape up to be the most almighty console battle of all time has been joined by Microsoft, which has unveiled Xbox One, the successor to the Xbox 360. Like Sony’s PlayStation 4, Xbox One will launch this year, so this Christmas will see a giant battle between the console giants. We do at [...]


Konami announce new Metal Gear Solid

One of the most heavily rumoured games ever has now been confirmed as being in development: Konami is working on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The fifth instalment of the legendary stealth-action franchise will be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 (as yet, Konami has not talked about next-gen consoles or committed [...]

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Wii U: the next chapter

Nintendo has released the first details of original Zelda, Mario 3D and Mario Kart games in development for the Wii U, as well as revealing upcoming improvements to the console and apologising for a lack of new games in January and February. The Wii U revelations were delivered by no less a personage than Nintendo [...]

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Elder Scrolls Online: how you can get involved

Bethesda Softworks has officially announced the news that fans of the Elder Scrolls games have been waiting to hear for over a year: it’s now possible for anyone to sign up to the beta-testing programme for the much-anticipated massively multiplayer version of the franchise, Elder Scrolls Online. All you have to do is click here; [...]

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Tekken meets Augmented Reality

Namco Bandai has unveiled a radical, free-to-play, cross-platform take on Tekken, one of its best-loved franchises. Tekken Card Tournament will operate across smartphones, tablets and PCs and while the game itself will be free, players will be able to buy physical packs of cards for it which will hugely enhance their playing experience. Tekken Card [...]

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Guild Wars 2 sells 3 million, lines up guesting

NCSoft’s Guild Wars 2 has definitely lived up to the critical acclaim it received at launch late last year: the company has announced that over 3 million copies of the ground-breaking MMO have been sold. But the best thing about MMOs is that, even when they’re up and running, they can be constantly improved, and [...]

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Metal Gear demo rises

If you fancy getting a taster of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance before it comes out on February 22, we’ve got good news for you: Konami will release a playable demo of the game on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace on January 23. Which will give you the best part of a whole month [...]

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2013: year of the Android console?

2013 should be a memorable one if you like playing games on Google’s Android operating system: graphics chip manufacturer has unveiled a portable console which runs Android, called Project Shield, and a company called PlayJam has successfully raised the money via Kickstarter to make another Android-based console called GameStick, which plugs directly into TVs via [...]

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Bethesda’s double-dose of DLC

Bethesda Softworks has had a particularly fine year – its play-as-you-want assassin game Dishonored will surely be remembered as 2012’s finest original game. But the Washington-based publisher hasn’t been resting on its laurels: it has just announced the first instalments of downloadable content for both Dishonored and id Software’s fine (but perhaps under-rated) Rage. The [...]

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Play games, donate to charity

Games industry charity GamesAid has come up with the perfect antidote to the legions of chuggers that assault you when you’re doing your Christmas shopping: it has released a collection of quirky but excellent indie games for the PC called littleBIGbunch2, and you can select five of the ten titles for a paltry £6. Thus, [...]