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Pokemon Sun and Moon Review

Pokemon Sun and Moon Review Update: One year after the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon, the sequel titles are coming to the Nintendo 3DS this week. Called Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, these games will extend the story of these original titles and introduce a host of new features. They’re also Pokemon’s last outing on the Nintendo 3DS platform before the franchise moves over to the new Switch console.  With these new releases landing, you might find that the original Sun and Moon titles appear in the Black Friday…

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StarCraft II is now free for PC and Mac gamers

StarCraft II is now free for PC and Mac gamers StarCraft II might be getting on a bit now – it’s seven years old, in fact – but it’s still a cracking game (indeed, it’s one of our eight best strategy games for the PC), and you can now bag the title for free on Windows and Mac. As Blizzard announced back on November 5, the entire Wings of Liberty campaign is available in the just-unleashed free-to-play version (v4.0) of StarCraft II, and the unranked multiplayer ladder is also freely…

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Free PS Plus trial starts November 15 for all European PlayStation owners

Free PS Plus trial starts November 15 for all European PlayStation owners More than ever we’re seeing games which depend heavily on massively online multiplayer modes – Destiny 2, FIFA 18, and Call of Duty WW2 are already drawing in players and, next week, Star Wars Battlefront 2 will join them.  In light of this, a PlayStation Plus membership and access to the online multiplayer features it offers is more essential than ever for PS4 owners.  To try and convince European PS4 players without PS Plus memberships of the benefits,…

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Nintendo is ramping up Switch production next year

Nintendo is ramping up Switch production next year It would appear the Nintendo Switch is a hit, and in fact Nintendo is so confident in the chances of its ongoing success that it’s planning to ramp up production of the gaming device next year – perhaps putting out as many as 30 million Switches during 2018. That’s according to anonymous sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal, who say that 25-30 million Nintendo Switch devices are planned for the next financial year – which starts in April 2018 – and…

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The best Xbox One X bundles and deals: where to buy the 4K Xbox

The best Xbox One X bundles and deals: where to buy the 4K Xbox So you’re looking for an Xbox One X bundle? Well the pre-order phase has ended, but there are still plenty of Xbox One deals available despite an initial surge of orders. After a year of waiting, Microsoft finally officially unveiled the Xbox One X at E3 2017. Formerly known as Project Scorpio, this is the full 4K HDR upgrade Xbox One owners have been waiting for. So where can you buy and Xbox One X? Fear…

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Loot boxes are the controversial, but unavoidable, evolution of gaming

Loot boxes are the controversial, but unavoidable, evolution of gaming The video game industry is changing. Or, more specifically, it’s already changed, and we’re just starting to realise it.  Loot boxes and games geared towards a ‘service’ model have seemingly reignited the debate over the monetisation of in-game experiences – one that we faced years ago when free-to-play titles first reared their heads but are now barging into our games in more obvious, conspicuous ways.   Some gamers are, obviously, pretty upset about being plied to throw down an extra…

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Switch, PS4 and Xbox consoles are super-cheap on eBay AU right now

Switch, PS4 and Xbox consoles are super-cheap on eBay AU right now UPDATE #2: Pretty much everything has sold out EXCEPT for this spectacular deal on an Xbox One S with Call of Duty WWII and Assassin’s Creed Origins for only $286. What a steal! Get in quick though as it will likely sell out soon, if all of the store’s other items are anything to go by. UPDATE: The Xbox One X has sold out, but there are still plenty of other consoles and bundles on offer, so scroll…

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Best Nintendo Switch games: the best games to show off Nintendo’s new hybrid

Best Nintendo Switch games: the best games to show off Nintendo’s new hybrid Introduction The Nintendo Switch is now a familiar face on the console market and it’s proving to be a massive success for Nintendo. Now that we know the hardware can deliver, the focus is naturally turning to what truly makes or breaks a console: the games.  Fortunately for the Switch, its year one library includes a number of quality titles. The experiences on offer are wide ranging – whether you’re looking for fun puzzlers like SnipperClips, relaxing…

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Blizzard bows to fans and announces World of Warcraft Classic

Blizzard bows to fans and announces World of Warcraft Classic For years there’s been friction between World of Warcraft players wanting access to classic, “vanilla” servers (without all those later expansions and upgrades), and Blizzard, which preferred everyone to be using newer versions of the game, thank you very much. Well, Blizzard has relented: at the annual BlizzCon event in California, which is taking place this weekend, WoW executive producer J. Allen Brack told the crowd that classic servers are making a comeback. There’s even a trailer and everything, so…

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Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: everything you need to know about the mobile game

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: everything you need to know about the mobile game Update:Data miners have already started digging into the code for Animal Crossing and may have uncovered some as-yet-unconfirmed features that could be coming to the game. According to Shacknews When sifting through the game’s APK, they uncovered plans for garden mechanics which involved different kinds of plants, plant and soil conditions and even plant breeding information.  There were also different in-game facilities discovered such as hospitals, restaurants, schools and shops as well as a variety of weather…

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