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Nintendo Switch review: Wii again?

Nintendo Switch review: Wii again?

With the recent launch of Nintendo’s latest, next-generation gaming console the Japanese company has made some pretty bold moves. When directly compared to the most recent PlayStation and Xbox models, the Switch doesn’t excel in terms

Minecraft to get its own currency

Minecraft to get its own currency

Microsoft is adding a new marketplace – and a brand new currency – within the videogame Minecraft, opening up the opportunity for businesses to sell their original content and creations to tens of millions of the game’s players for the first

The tiny chip that changed music forever

The tiny chip that changed music forever

It can be hard to write about the music of videogames while we are bathed in the projected glory of today’s high-definition, 4K, 60-frames-per-second photorealistic graphics. And given that in the roots of videogaming we find

T2 Trainspotting: a hit of nostalgia, a shot of regret

<i>T2 Trainspotting</i>: a hit of nostalgia, a shot of regret

“You’re a tourist in your own youth,” says Simon (Jonny Lee Miller) to Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) in a T2 Trainspotting scene that revisits one of the original’s iconic locations – and he’s addressing

Moonlight wins best-picture Oscar

<i>Moonlight</i> wins best-picture Oscar

In an upset made all the more shocking by its announcement, Moonlight won the Oscar for best picture, a crowning achievement for African American filmmakers after two years of controversy over institutional

La La Land leads Oscars race

<i>La La Land</i> leads Oscars race

La La Land, Lions Gate Entertainment’s film about star-crossed lovers trying to make it in the entertainment industry, was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, including best picture, tying for the most ever. Amazon.com’s Manchester By The Sea

The best games of 2016

The best games of 2016

The gaming year in 2016 was dominated by massive shooters and the eventual release of titles that have spent ages in development, including Final Fantasy XV, The Witness, The Last Guardian and Owlboy. It was the best year for

The best films of 2016

The best films of 2016

Billion-dollar juggernauts like Captain America: Civil War and Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice ruled the box-office this year. But amid the noise and spectacle, there were also some good films tailored to audiences

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

One of the most striking things about The Last Guardian – finally released after nine years in development hell – is how little it has changed since we saw the first trailer for the game in 2009. Most games that spend so long in gestation

Arrival is best sci-fi film of 2016

Arrival is best sci-fi film of 2016

Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve directed one of the best films of 2015 with Sicario, a bleak look at the moral toll the US government’s war on the Mexican drug cartels takes on its frontline warriors. With Arrival, he shifts genres to

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