Gaming

Here’s how you can play HQ Trivia on Android now

Here’s how you can play HQ Trivia on Android now

HQ Trivia, which goes live for all Android users on 1st January, is set to revolutionize mobile gaming. Or destroy it. The odd mix of Jeopardy, mobile games, and money has made HQ Trivia the talk of the mobile town. Exclusive to iOS since October, the Android version can't come soon enough for some. You can, of course, force your way to get into the game. And, of course, you also run the risk of ruining your own experience, or your phone for that matter.

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Free games on PS4, January 2018 for PlayStation Plus

Free games on PS4, January 2018 for PlayStation Plus

Sony announced the PlayStation 4 PlayStation Plus free games for January this week, and today we've got the round-up. These games are all free to play - just so long as you've payed your PlayStation Plus dues. Once you're in, you're good to go for everything from Batman: The Telltale Series, to the PSVR title StarBlood Arena!

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds review: Broken, but beautiful

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds review: Broken, but beautiful

It isn’t very often we see a game come around and define a new genre, but after building Battle Royale mods for a handful of other games, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene is doing just that with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The game has taken the world by storm this year, which is saying a lot because PUBG had to share the limelight with huge titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Despite that, it’s managed to become a sensation and win over millions of players while still in beta. Now, 9 months after it first arrived, it has left early access and launched into version 1.0, a milestone that some early access games infamously never arrive at.

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Gaming addiction may be the WHO’s next official disorder

Gaming addiction may be the WHO’s next official disorder

Gaming addiction could be an official disease, with the World Health Organization mulling adding an uncontrollable need to play video games to its official International Classification of Diseases. "Gaming disorder" has been added to the latest draft of the new ICD, the reference document which healthcare professionals use to diagnose diseases in individuals and groups.

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Nintendo Switch 64GB games delayed, fat carts may wait

Nintendo Switch 64GB games delayed, fat carts may wait

Delivery of larger game cartridges for Nintendo Switch game developers means a wait for some sweet titles for users. Reports today suggest that some developers have been informed of the delay from Nintendo. Those that already own a Nintendo Switch will scarcely be affected - unless they were waiting for some of the most massive games of 2018 to come to Switch in a timely manner.

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Pokemon GO Christmas 2018 and Present Pikachu

Pokemon GO Christmas 2018 and Present Pikachu

This week we're diving into the final two Pokemon GO events for the masses of players playing during their end-of-year holiday break. Most trainers playing Pokemon GO this week are either on a break from school or have a bit more time during their day this week at work than normal - as such, there's a whole lot of Pokemon going on! Even so, the biggest secret of the game this week still isn't easy to spot!

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Nintendo eShop is down on Christmas

Nintendo eShop is down on Christmas

Christmas no doubt brought the Nintendo Switch into many homes this morning, but those recipients are left hanging for now. Nintendo's eShop is down and has been for a significant portion of the day, leaving users unable to access the online store and make purchases from it. Nintendo has acknowledged the outage, saying in a tweet that it is working on restoring the eShop.

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Steam Holiday Sale 2017: 10 great games that cost $10 or less

Steam Holiday Sale 2017: 10 great games that cost $10 or less

One of the best things about being a PC gamer is the sheer number of massive sales. We’re smack in the middle of Steam’s Holiday Sale for 2017, and whether you’ve got a stack of gift cards to burn through or you’d like the build out your library on the cheap, there are plenty of excellent deals to be had. A large number of great games have been discount to $10 or less, and what follows are 10 of the best.

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew loses the VR requirement

Star Trek: Bridge Crew loses the VR requirement

The VR action game Star Trek: Bridge Crew just lost its virtual reality requirement, Ubisoft has announced, saying the new non-VR option is arriving as a free update. Bridge Crew lets players experience the Star Trek universe in a virtual ship, taking on a particular role within that ship to help tackle obstacles and otherwise face various in-universe challenges. Until now, you needed a high-end virtual reality headset to play the game.

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Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

With the arrival of 2018 will come the year's first selection of Xbox's free Games with Gold. Microsoft today revealed a new group of games that will be available for free to anyone who is subscribed to Xbox Live Gold. Since Xbox Live Gold is a requirement if you want to play multiplayer games, we're guessing that most Xbox owners will get to partake in these freebies.

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Xbox Game Pass: 5 reasons to give it a try

Xbox Game Pass: 5 reasons to give it a try

Microsoft is rounding out the year by adding a bunch of games to Xbox Game Pass, a service that allows you on demand access to a library of titles. Though it's similar to PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass is still in its infancy as a service, so what's the benefit of signing up for Microsoft's service when Sony's own is available on PC and therefore doesn't require a PlayStation 4? There were already a few reasons why you might give Xbox Game Pass a shot over PlayStation Now, and Microsoft just turned it into an even more tempting proposition.

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5 must-have Switch accessories for your holiday odyssey

5 must-have Switch accessories for your holiday odyssey

For a lot of people, travel goes hand-in-hand with the holiday season. Many people will spend this weekend driving or flying to spend Christmas with family, and those trips can be packed with a lot of downtime and general boredom. Luckily for us, 2017 saw the release of the great portable console in the Switch, but if you're going to take it on the road, you need be equipped with some accessories to both protect your Switch and make sure it doesn't run out of juice.

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