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A Guide to Kingdom Hearts 3, for the Disney Fan Who Has No Idea What This Franchise Is

At the end of the month—outside of any potential, agonising last-minute delay—one of the most anticipated moments for games in 2019 is going to happen: After years and years of waiting, Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally come out. Are you a Disney fan who’s wildly confused as to what the deal is? We’re here to...let’s say help. Read More >>

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MSI’s Latest Laptops Are Smaller, Sturdier, and Some Even Vibrate

When MSI released the GS65 last year, it took a risk. Instead of making something massively powerful like the GT75, MSI swapped out its typical red-and-black colour scheme and focused on a thin-and-light to create a more portable, but still fast all-rounder. And as a result, the GS65 became the company’s best selling laptop of 2018. But for 2019, MSI is leaning heavily on a refreshingly old school information source to help improve its systems: feedback from users...and feedback in the laptops themselves. Read More >>

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Feel the Force: Haptics Could Soon Make All Your Ready Player One Dreams Come True

Last year’s hit VR movie Ready Player One featured some fantastic future dream tech, from omni-directional treadmills that you can set up in your front room to a sprawling virtual world called The Oasis that everyone unashamedly prefers to the real one. Read More >>

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The Grand Tour Game is Amusingly Bad

Available now for the low, low price of £11.99/$14.99, playing The Grand Tour Game is like taking a trip back in time. Read More >>

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Sweet, One Less Reason to Buy a SNES Classic

Last year, people went nuts trying to find Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles, but it looks like the games those nostalgia-machines offered will soon be available right on your Switch. Data miners claim to have discovered a list of 22 SNES titles and possibly two mystery emulators in the code for Nintendo Switch Online. Read More >>

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World of Warcraft Is Getting a Little Stan Lee Cameo of Its Own

The world of...well, us, might have lost Stan Lee last year. But the World of Warcraft is gaining a lovely little tribute to the comics icon. Read More >>

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Amazon’s World Domination Is Reportedly Extending to a Game Streaming Service

Amazon has a well-deserved reputation for taking over whatever industry it gets itself into, but its record of success is far from flawless. The online retailer has spent years hesitantly flirting with the gaming business with little to show for it. But as the wide-open field of game streaming picks up steam, it appears Amazon might see an opportunity to really become a player. Read More >>

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There’s a Cleaning Kit Hidden Inside This Portable NES so You’ll Never Have to Blow on a Cartridge Again

Do I need another portable gaming device weighing down my backpack every time I leave the house? My spine says no, but the retro gamer in me loves the idea of taking an NES with me wherever I roam. As handheld consoles go, My Arcade’s RetroChamp, announced at CES this year, pushes the boundaries of portable gaming. But for $80 (around £62, UK pricing TBC), its versatility makes it worth a spot in your throwback console collection. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Powercast’s Wireless Joy-Con Chargers Make Me Giddy For The Wireless Charging Future

I don't personally own any wireless charging products, but I always get excited when I see other people's. There's a wireless phone charging pad I keep seeing looks like a cool magic summoning circle, and I cannot get that piece of nerdy tech into my life fast enough. However, it seems like the first wireless charging device I might find in my home could actually be for my Switch Joy-Cons. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Alienware Is Redefining the Gamer Aesthetic, Again

Every few years Alienware, Dell’s gaming-focused brand, dramatically changes its design language. In 2009 it moved from the alien-like aesthetic it had embraced for a decade to something more industrial and reminiscent of an 80s supercar. And starting in 2019, Alienware plans to roll out a slew of products created using a whole new style, beginning with the gorgeous Alienware Area-51m, which shares its name with the desktop that put Alienware on the map back in 1998. Read More >>

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CES 2019: The Vive Pro Eye Is the Next Big Step for VR

While Facebook and Oculus are out there going after regular folk with the Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, HTC Vive seems to be headed the opposite direction by attempting to push VR experiences even further with new Vive Pro Eye. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Dedicated Board Game Console SquareOne Launches in Las Vegas

Our inboxes are overflowing with interesting innovations being shown off at CES 2019, but this one caught our imaginations: a board game console that combines the physical feel of traditional games with the possibilities of digital. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Razer’s First Foray into Gaming Monitors is a Show Stopper

Razer’s just made gaming monitors more colourful. The very first from the company, the 27-inch Razer Raptor, includes a bright strip of LED lights along the base. Read More >>

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CES 2019: The Asus ROG Mothership is an Overpowered Surface for Gamers

When I heard Asus was bringing a laptop called the Mothership to CES 2019, I knew I had to see it. Actually, calling it a laptop doesn’t quite do this thing justice, because it’s one part 2-in-1, it’s one part gaming machine, it’s loaded up with more RGB lights than a UFO, and I absolutely love it. Read More >>

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The Into the Spider-Verse Costume in Spider-Man PS4 Is Breaking My Brain, in a Good Way

There are a lot of good costumes in Marvel’s Spider-Man. Like, a lot. They kept adding them, too! And while my dear colleague Germain made a pretty solid case for why the game’s mindbogglingly clever “vintage comics-style” suit is one of its best, the game’s last slice of DLC added what has become my Spidey-Spandex of choice. Read More >>