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OLED? Oh Nintendo…

There’s a great quote that I think successfully sums up Nintendo’s OLED Switch announcement. It’s attributed to Henry Ford, although he didn’t actually say it. “If I’d have asked people what they wanted, they’d have said faster horses”. Well, Nintendo, people are unfortunately screaming for faster horses, and you gave them the same horse in a stupid hat. The Switch is a juggernaut, and it isn’t going away ...

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Returning to the original God of War is Tough

God of War is a hallowed series, there’s no doubt about it. Spoken about in hushed tones, remembered fondly and regularly as the definition of a PlayStation classic. And rightly so. But those original games haven’t aged particularly well, and are made worse for how hard they are to play decently. That’s not to say the effort isn’t worth it. If you’re happy to laugh at a few cheesy mini-games or poorly put together cutscenes, ...

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Bloober Team Are Perfect for Silent Hill

Bloober Team have proven themselves up to a point, and the now ridiculously hyped Silent Hill franchise is exactly where they should be heading next. Konami has today announced a “strategic cooperation agreement” – which is enough to fuel the flames of rumours going back to the start of the year. Yes, it seems to be happening. Silent Hill may be coming back. Years of rumours are finally paying off, which is good news for insiders who’ve ...

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Rare Rocks: Forget Conker and Play Sea of Thieves

The Rare of today is still one of the best in the biz, and Sea of Thieves proves they can still push great graphics and great gameplay. Unfortunately, that’s not yet been widely acknowledged. Let me be more specific. Sea of Thieves is hugely successful and becoming even more so. It’s the most played Rare game of all time and, even this last weekend, topped the Steam charts yet again. If that is wide acknowledgment, wide acknowledgment has been ...

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Fixed: Making Your “Incompatible” PC Ready For Windows 11

So you’ve downloaded the health checker and found your superpowerful new PC is incompatible with Windows 11, right? Wrong. With the push of a few buttons, your PC can be Windows 11 ready. Lots of people with perfectly compatible PCs are finding they’re being told they’re not ready to upgrade – which might be extremely frustrating for those wanting to get the most out of DirectStorage or Auto HDR when the games start arriving. Luckily ...

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Does Windows 11 Go Far Enough for Gaming?

Windows 11 is for gaming – that’s what Microsoft want us to believe anyway. And it’s true, a lot of the biggest features from the Xbox Series consoles are leaping across to PCs. Announced yesterday and expected to be released in the Autumn, current Windows users will receive the latest numbered Microsoft opeating system as a free update. Windows 11 brings with it support for Auto HDR, DirectStorage, native Android apps and more options within ...

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Mobile Casinos: Five Reasons They’re Popular

Mobile casinos are becoming more popular – there’s no doubt about it. But why are people rushing to download casino apps to their phones? Some answers are obvious, while others may not be as clear. The pandemic has sped up a process that was already well underway. Mobile casino games are booming – and it seems the only way is up. Here are five reasons why mobile games are becoming more popular. Games Are Getting Better With regular video ...

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The Best Bitcoin Games

It’s no surprise that Bitcoin is becoming a popular part of some games. The digital currency has almost meme-level support in certain places, and the same people sharing those memes almost certainly love video games. Getting into Bitcoin Gaming is a little strange though, because it’s not the sort of thing grabbing mainstream attention. So here are some of the most popular Bitcoin Games, and where you can play them. Bitcoin Dice A simple dice game, ...

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Ninten-DO what Xbox Don’t for E3 Presentations

The Nintendo presentation was a selection of leaked announcements, underwhelming reveals and video quality that almost has me believing the Switch Pro is nothing more than a retail conspiracy theory. So why the hell are people talking about this show so much? For every exciting moment in Nintendo’s E3 presentation, there was an opportunity to sit through the Monster Hunter Stories trailer again, or a Game & Watch toy for the 35th anniversary of ...

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Xbox Gave a Solid Show But It Needed To Be More

Xbox delivered. Tonight’s E3 conference gave a look at a Microsoft that’s all-in on gaming. Great first party titles, big third party support and a mountain of Game Pass games. Subscribers are going to have a great six months, there’s no arguing with that. This is about as good as you can get in an E3 conference without announcing Final Fantasy VII Remake, Shenmue 3 and The Last Guardian. So it’s really unfair that it wasn’t ...

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