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…

Pokemon Go players to challenge others for the first time

Pokemon Go players will finally be able to battle each other as the game has its biggest evolution yet. Makers Niantic revealed Trainer Battles will arrive on the hit augmented reality app later this month, allowing players to challenge others for the first time. A number of fans took to social media to react to…

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…

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…

Xbox One keyboard and mouse support to arrive this week

Gamers who prefer to use a keyboard and mouse instead of a controller will soon be able to do so on the Xbox One. Following Microsoft’s announcement of support for the input in September, users will be able to play some games with a keyboard and mouse from Wednesday. However only Insiders - those signed…

How to play GAMECUBE games on a PC

We all like games that link us back to the younger versions of ourselves. The nostalgic memories of sharing gaming consoles and shouting when we passed little milestones not only distracts us from the fast-paced everyday life, but also revives the childhood spirits in us. We all want to go back to the days when…

How much of a threat are poker bots to online poker?

Online poker is a pretty incredible invention. Instead of having to visit a casino or gather your friends in the kitchen, players can log on, often even on their phone, and start playing real people from all around the world. Most of the time anyway. Playing poker over the internet comes with a certain degree…