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What You Need to Know About the Court of Owls, the Potential Foes of the Next Big Batman Game

It’s been a good long time since we last stepped into the world of the excellent Batman: Arkham games, but recently Bat-fans were sent all aflutter by a new teaser for what appears to be the next entry in the series being made by game developer Warner Bros. Montreal. This time, the villain seems to be a foe that appeared much more recently in the comics than gamers have dealt with before. Read More >>

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Digital Activists Take Aim at Video Game Companies Over China Censorship

A leading U.S. digital rights organisation is joining the battle against top video game companies that might seek to censor gamers for expressing support for Hong Kongers who’ve been protesting Chinese influence over the past 27 weeks. Read More >>

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This Incredibly Customisable Controller Will Make You Better at the Switch

Nintendo makes an excellent standalone controller for those who prefer gaming with something more substantial than the Switch’s Joy-Cons. The Pro Controller was always what I recommended to anyone looking for a Switch gamepad, but not any longer. 8BitDo’s SN30 Pro+ isn’t perfect, but its biggest draw – its ability to be completely customised and reprogrammed – more than makes up for its few flaws. Read More >>

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Game Subscriptions Have Never Been Cheaper

With Google’s Stadia cloud based gaming service arriving sometime next month with a £9/month subscription fee, the competition is already preparing for an all out war this holiday season. Today Sony announced it’s officially dropped the price of PlayStation Now from £13/month to £9, but with even more competition looming, you can probably expect further discounts. Read More >>

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The Switch Lite Now Has a Matching and Equally Compact Wireless Controller

Without the ability to connect it to a TV, there’s less of a reason for gamers to use a wireless gamepad with the new Nintendo Switch Lite. But if you still find the new console too heavy to hold for long periods, 8BitDo’s created a new Switch Lite specific wireless controller that’s as streamlined and optimised for portability as the console itself is. Read More >>

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Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure Had Me Huffin’ and Puffin’

If you watch the trailer for Ring Fit Adventure for the Nintendo Switch, it looks silly. A bunch of people around the world making idiots of themselves with the help of a giant flexible ring with a Joy-Con in it. A Ring-Con, if you will. On their left thigh is a holster with the other Joy-Con. They run in place in impeccably dressed living rooms, their faces scrunched as they rapidly squish and pull the ring. Safe at my desk, ignoring my Apple Watch’s pleas to get up and stand, I had the same reaction watching the trailer as I do watching someone play a VR game in real life. I shoved some Pop Chips in my mouth and said, “Nerds.” Read More >>

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New Videos Suggest the Nintendo Switch Lite Might Have a Drift Problem Too

A teardown of the new Nintendo Switch Lite shared on YouTube revealed the new handheld console’s joysticks are very similar to those used on the original Switch, leading many to speculate that joystick drift could still be a problem. But now, just a few days after it hit stores, a Reddit user shared a video of their Switch Lite already exhibiting the dreaded drifting effect. It could be an even bigger issue on the mobile-only device. Read More >>

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This Nightmare Game Was Designed by a Dentist in MS Paint

The secret life of one Polish dentist apparently involves coding a horror game in MS Paint. Read More >>

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Leaked Slide Shows Google to Add Stadia Support, Launch ‘Hero Device’ for Android TV in 2020

Google is planning on rolling out a bevy of new features for its Android TV platform in the coming years, including its much-awaited Stadia game streaming service, according to a leak on XDA Developers. Read More >>

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I Can’t Stop Looking at These Perfect Final Fantasy VII Figures

We live in a truly incredible time for action figures – whether you’re wanting to spend a lot or a lot less, you can get well articulated, highly detailed recreations of some of your favourite characters from all sorts of shows, movies, comics, and games. But it means we also get this: amazingly intentionally old toys. Read More >>

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Only Die-Hard Retro Gamers Will Want This Box That Lets Modern Consoles Connect to Old-School Tube TVs

If there’s one good reason to drop £150 on Analogue’s Mega Sg or Super Nt consoles, it’s that they allow you to play your favourite retro 16-bit games on a modern TV that only supports HDMI. But some nostalgic gamers demand the most authentic retro experience, and for them Analogue is releasing a new digital-to-analogue converter allowing its modern consoles to connect to the outdated CRT TVs that most of us were happy to see die. Read More >>

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Nintendo Is Experimenting With Ways to Make the Switch’s Joy-Cons Even More Fragile

Nintendo is not letting recent troubles with faulty Joy-Con controllers deter it from exploring new ways to innovate its gaming hardware. A recent patent filing with the USPTO reveals a design for a bendable Switch Joy-Con controller that supposedly improves its ergonomics and usability. Read More >>

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Re-Discover the Old New Republic With Jedi Knight II Coming to Switch and PS4

Kyle Katarn is back. If not in Disney’s Star Wars canon, at least on your Switch and PS4. Read More >>

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I Miss Simple Video Games That Didn’t Try Too Hard

As someone obsessed with handheld gaming consoles, Nintendo’s Switch should have been the ultimate portable system for me. Instead, it actually made me nostalgic for Tiger Electronics’ LCD handhelds; arguably some of the first true portable video game systems. They were cheap, durable, simple, and addictive, and 30 years later I find myself missing that experience. Read More >>

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Nintendo Just Revealed The Switch Lite’s Best Upgrade

It was supposed to be the ultimate handheld portable gaming console, but the Nintendo Switch didn’t quite fit the bill. The Switch Lite promises a better design for gaming on the go, but Nintendo has only just revealed what is possibly the best new feature for improved portability: a snap-on case with a flip cover for protecting the console’s screen and joysticks. Read More >>