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The Morning After: US 'launched cyber-attack' on Iranian weapons systems

Good morning, there! If you've been waiting on making your own media hub, a new 4K-ready Raspberry Pi model might be exactly what you're after. Elsewhere, the U... → Read More

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency

The Harry Potter mobile AR game launches this week! → Read More

The Morning After: Apple's Noise app wants to save your hearing

The next frontier of digital health? Your delicate ears. Apple's latest update for iOS and WatchOS is all about hearing health. Meanwhile, we discover how AI co... → Read More

The Morning After: 'Pokémon Go' cheaters never prosper

Over the weekend, cheaters never prosper as the creators of Pokémon Go sues a group of cheaters who used hacked apps to breeze through games. (Convenient... → Read More

'Doom Eternal' is guns, gore and sophistication

The 2016 remake of Doom reinvigorated the series. It added new gameplay quirks and systems that rewarded your aggression as humanity's savior, the slayer. Depen... → Read More

'Wolfenstein: Youngblood' makes me want more co-op shooters

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is definitely a spin-off, not a sequel. It helps explain why the latest game in the reinvented Wolfenstein universe feels and plays... → Read More

I’m worried about this ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ game

Marvel's Avengers is a game that has a lot going for it. But why am I so unsure about it? → Read More

Sega Genesis Mini hands-on: The controller is faithfully clunky

Sega had cocooned its incoming mini console in see-thru boxes at E3 2019. I'm not sure why, because the Genesis Mini (or Mega Drive Mini if you're nasty) se... → Read More

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' feels ambitious and different

After a long wait, and three trailers in the last month, Final Fantasy VII Remaster was in playable form at E3. The early, 15-minute demo answers a lot of my qu... → Read More

'Final Fantasy VIII' is getting its own, less-involved remaster

Final Fantasy VIII, which curiously missed out on the journey to the Nintendo Switch when the rest of the series was ported over, is back. The reason for the de... → Read More

'Final Fantasy 7 Remake' will take up two Blu-ray discs

Want more Final Fantasy VII Remake details? We've got them. Following up on a new trailer last night, which teased some core game changes to the 20-year-old ori... → Read More

How many times do I have to buy 'Final Fantasy VII'?

Ahead of whatever Square Enix shows at E3 this year, lots of questions remain regarding its remake of Final Fantasy VII. Since being announced at E3 2015, detai... → Read More

Xbox on a phone: Microsoft Project xCloud hands-on

The testing conditions were a little too ideal, but Microsoft's game streaming service is looking impressive. → Read More

Watch Bethesda's E3 2019 press event here with us!

Recovered from Xbox? Get ready for the company that resurrected Wolfenstein and Doom, as Bethesda caps off E3 Sunday. While we're unlikely to hear more on Elder... → Read More

Watch Microsoft's E3 2019 press event here with us!

We're live-streaming all the Xbox E3 news! Join Mat Smith and Jessica Conditt for everything worth getting hyped for. → Read More

The Morning After: Google's streaming game service launches in November

Google's game-streaming service has a price. And a (loose) release date. Ahead of established gaming companies' own big reveals -- our team is headed to LA for... → Read More

Intel's gaming laptop prototype is a dual-screen PC with a point

Intel's Open House event at Computex was filled with Project Athena devices, prototype demos, new chips and more, but the company's dual-screen prototypes were... → Read More

Acer ConceptD 7 laptop hands-on: Quadro RTX power in a stylish package

Acer's pro-grade family of laptops, ConceptD, is getting an upgrade already, less than two months since it broke cover. Following up on the company's promis... → Read More

Watch everything from ASUS' Computex 2019 press event in ten minutes!

ASUS crammed in an awful lot of press, gaming enthusiasts and their own execs to celebrate 30 years in the business, as well as its latest range of laptops,... → Read More

HP adds a wood option to its Envy laptops

Following on from the stylish business casual, leather-clad Spectre Folio, HP is showcasing its first convertible PCs with authentic wood paneling. In fact, it'... → Read More