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  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp announced for mobile [Video]

    We already knew that Nintendo was planning an Animal Crossing title for smartphones, now, the company shed more light on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Coming to Android and iOS as a free-to-play title, Pocket Camp swaps out houses for tents, as you become a camp manager. "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a game about exploring nature, making friends, and collecting cool items to help you create the campsite of your dreams!" read an FAQ on the website. Otherwise, as the below video shows, it still seems like a familiar experience for series fans. So that means collecting (and placing) furniture, going fishing, gathering...

  • Confirmed: Microsoft is gussying up OG Xbox, Xbox 360 games for X1

    Earlier this week, we saw a purported list of original Xbox games coming to Xbox One. Now, Microsoft has made it official and revealed some interesting perks as part of the project. Starting today, original Xbox games will be hitting the current-generation console, the Redmond company explained. But in a rather cool move, Microsoft is upping the resolution for each title, claiming a four-fold increase in pixels on Xbox One and a sixteen-fold increase on Xbox One X. "The 13 Original Xbox games releasing tomorrow will look better on the Xbox One family of devices, taking advantage of the power of Xbox One with...

  • Better Late Than Never: The Observer and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

    It's 'Better Late Than Never' time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at the terrifying psychological cyberpunk thriller, The Observer, and the equally menacing Viking adventure, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Although these two titles are set ages apart, they both explore the wonders and dangers of the human mind. If you're looking for a truly unique, polished, and thought-provoking experience, both these titles should be the top of your list. The Observer Ever since Blooper Team SA announced their latest cyberpunk title, The...

  • GT Sport, Forza Motorsport 7 graphics compared

    Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport 7 are both pushing the limits of console hardware, especially with 4K-capable consoles a reality. But which one is the better looking game? Sure, Forza has native 4K on Xbox One X and PC, but that isn't the be-all-and-end-all. And if you thought it was the key difference-maker, well, Digital Foundry's analysis might surprise you. The publication put together a comprehensive video, putting identical cars and tracks under the microscope. And the winner? Well, Forza has a resolution and track detail advantage, while Gran Turismo Sport's lighting, car detail and draw distance get the nod, for starters....

  • Has list of backwards compatible OG Xbox games been revealed?

    Microsoft made quite a surprising announcement at E3 this year, when it revealed that original Xbox games were coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility. The news means that all three generations of Xbox games would be playable on the Xbox One -- at least to some extent. Now, a Twitter user has published what seems to be a preliminary list of original Xbox games coming to the current-generation console. So which titles apparently made the cut? Titles shown in the tweet are: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Dead to Rights, Red Faction 2, Fuzion Frenzy, The King of Fighters...

  • Nintendo Switch tops hardware sales in US for third straight month

    The Nintendo Switch enjoyed a fantastic launch, as units flew off shelves around the world. The big question is whether that momentum can be sustained, and the answer thus far is yes. US sales figures released by the NPD Group show that the console is at the top of the charts for September. When you combine Switch, SNES Mini and 3DS sales, Nintendo systems account for two-thirds of all hardware sales for the month. Whichever way you cut it, that's a huge slice of the pie. "This marks the third straight month that Nintendo Switch has been number one, and the fifth...

  • Report: Shadow of War on Xbox One X is a huge upgrade over PS4 Pro

    The Xbox One X hasn't launched just yet, but we already know from specs that the machine is a marked improvement over the already beefy PS4 Pro. Just how big of an improvement though? Well, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has shown off a comparison, using Middle Earth: Shadow of War. The video comparison saw PS4 Pro gameplay compared with Xbox One X gameplay captured at a "recent Microsoft event". And the results are a firm win for the Microsoft machine, even at this point. In the comparison, Digital Foundry notes that we have vastly improved textures and better draw distances on the...

  • Gran Turismo Sport VR trailer removed

    In our Gran Turismo Sport VR impressions, we noted that the PlayStation YouTube channel published a somewhat misleading video some time back, showing the feature in action. The video implied that multi-car races were a feature in the game, for starters, while possibly implying that the VR visuals were better than the finished product. As it is, gamers can only use the PSVR in one-on-one races against an AI (no adjustable difficulty at this stage), or switch to the showroom to have a closer look at some cars. In any event, it appears that Sony has since deleted the video from YouTube. But you...

  • Gran Turismo Sport VR verdict: wait for more content

    Gran Turismo Sport has finally crossed the finish line, being the first GT game on PlayStation 4. And it represents quite a technological achievement too, owing to 4K/HDR compatibility and support for the PlayStation VR headset. It's the latter that intrigues us though, as it gives us a reason to use our PSVR headset. After all, games with a fixed seat tend to be best suited for VR, such as racing and flight titles. The game offers one-on-one races using the headset, as you compete against an AI opponent. And the initial results? Well, it gives us a tantalising taste of...

  • Naughty Dog bites back over sexual harassment claim

    In the wake of headlines regarding sexual harassment by Hollywood bigwigs, prominent studio Naughty Dog is now in the spotlight following claims from a former employee. Former Naughty Dog designer David Ballard issued a series of tweets, saying that he had been harassed by a colleague in a more senior position. "In late 2015, I was sexually harassed at Naughty Dog by a lead. My work environment became extremely toxic afterward," his first tweet reads. In late 2015, I was sexually harassed at Naughty Dog by a lead. My work environment became extremely toxic afterward. 1/ — David Ballard (@DBal) October 14, 2017 Ballard says that...