Optoma launches new home £499 home entertainment projector, H116ST

Optoma has unveiled the next evolution of the popular GT760 home entertainment projector, the H116ST. Bright and versatile, this portable projector is billed as ideal for gamers or sports and TV fans who want to play the latest games or watch their favourite shows with a super size image. This new home entertainment projector has…

God Of War wins Game of the Year, Red Dead Redemption 2 wins four at Game Awards

PlayStation exclusive video game God Of War has been named game of the year at the industry’s prestigious Game Awards. Red Dead Redemption 2, the latest game by Grand Theft Auto creator Rockstar Games was the biggest winner on the night, picking up four awards, including best narrative and best performance for Roger Clark’s role…

Apple names Fortnite and Drake among most popular App Store downloads of 2018

Fortnite has been named as the most downloaded free game of the year from Apple’s App Store. The battle royale game, which recently revealed it had gone past 200 million registered players, is free to play across multiple platforms and has enjoyed runaway success over the last year. Aside from games, The Driving Theory Test…

Fortnite gets chilly as teaser reveals season 7 release date

A wintry-themed seventh season of Fortnite is on the horizon within a matter of days, the hit game’s latest teaser has revealed. Makers Epic Games posted a chilly image on Fortnite’s Twitter account, with the caption: “A bitter ice spreads… 3 days to Season 7.” A bitter ice spreads… 3 days to Season 7. pic.twitter.com/yj70svBXti…

Loot boxes in video games like Fortnite linked to problem gambling

Video game 'loot boxes' are acting as a gateway to problem gambling, new research has suggested. A study by experts at the University of York and York St John University claims spending on in-game loot boxes can be as closely linked with gambling issues as alcohol dependency and drug problems. Loot boxes are packs of in-game…

Microsoft Christmas advert shows benefits of Xbox Adaptive controller for disabled

Microsoft's Christmas advert for 2018 focuses on the power of its Adaptive Controller, released earlier this year, to make video games more accessible to those with disabilities. The short film shows nine-year-old Owen, who has Escobar Syndrome – a condition which limits his mobility - gradually being surrounded by his friends as he tries to…

ASUS launches £799 ROG gaming smartphone

First unveiled at Computex 2018 (see story here), ASUS UK has announced the launch for the ROG Phone in the UK. Pre-Orders begin today (Friday 16th of November 2018) and the ROG Phone will begin shipping on 14th December 2018. The ROG Phone will retail in the UK for £799 and will be available from the ASUS E-Shop. For a limited run from 16th of November, there…

Nintendo: no current plans to launch N64 Classic console

Nintendo says it has no current plans to release a miniature version of its Nintendo 64 console, despite having launched smaller versions of other retro consoles. Having released the NES Classic in 2016 and the SNES Classic last year, fans had been anticipating the Japanese gaming giant would continue that trend this year by launching…

Sony will not attend E3 in 2019

Sony will not attend annual video games convention E3 in 2019 for the very first time ever in the event's 24 year history. In a statement released to Game Informer, the gaming giant said it will not attend or hold a press conference around the Los Angeles-based convention. E3 is one of the biggest dates…