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Games Central: A long-awaited and ultimately awesome adventure

This week, The Last Guardian strides onto PS4, Dead Rising 4’s undead carnage is unleashed on Xbox One and Super Mario Maker bounces onto Nintendo 3DS.

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Art gadgets: 3,2,1 Draw, Scribble Scramble and Doodle Delirium

Art gadgets: 3,2,1 Draw, Scribble Scramble and Doodle Delirium

Games are an essential part of Christmas and what better way to avoid Grandad’s plea for charades than to try out Crayola’s latest inventions.

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Harry Potter POP! Vinyl figure

Great stocking filler ideas

A great way to keep the children happy at Christmas and not spend a fortune at the same time is the old fashioned stocking filler.
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Christmas gift ideas for your children

Christmas gift ideas for your children

As your children get older it gets harder to try and think of something quirky but fun to buy them for Christmas without breaking the bank.
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Playmobil Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar

Playmobil Christmas on the Farm Advent Calendar

Ssh! – don’t tell anyone, but there are only a few more weeks of sanity left before the mad season starts.
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Pokemon Go announce Hallowe’en-themed update for this week

The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Hallowe’en-themed special features.

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Nintendo pins hopes of a return to greatness on new Switch console

Nintendo has revealed details of its forthcoming Nintendo Switch games console, as the company eyes a return to its former greatness.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, Platform: PS4, Genre: Football.Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: A return to the top for FIFA’s arch rival?

This week, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 kicks off on PS4, Forza Horizon 3’s Ultimate Edition races onto Xbox One, while Recore locks and loads on the same system.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: NBA 2K17, Platform: PS4, Genre: Basketball. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: Back on court to slam dunk the competition in NBA 2K17

This week, NBA 2K17 bounces onto PS4, The BioShock Collection blasts onto Xbox One, and Dead Rising roars onto PS4.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Title: The Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition; Platform: PS4;  Genre: RPG.  Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout

Games Central: The Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition open-ended, online and right on the money

This week, The Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition sets out on PS4, DOGOS takes flight on the same system, while The Tale Of Doris And The Dragon: Episode 1 unfolds on iPad.

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The PLAY Expo is returning to the north west

Gaming exhibition hits the North West for fifth year

PLAY Expo, the region's biggest and best-loved gaming exhibition, is returning in 2016 for its fifth year.

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F1s 2016 Limited Edition

Games Central: Startlingly real racing action in F1’s 2016 Limited Edition

This week, F1’s 2016 Limited Edition hits pole position on Xbox One, Tropico 5’s Complete Collection is let loose on PS4 and Overcooked sizzles on Xbox One.

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Guess the title from the screenshot

Can you get 10/10 in our retro games quiz?

How well do you know your retro games?

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Are you cheating at Pokemon Go?

Warning to Pokemon GO cheats

Pokemon GO players who are found to be cheating will have a permanent ban slapped on them, it has been announced.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: No Man's Sky, Platform: PS4, Genre: Action / Adventure. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: The sky’s the limit - for those in it for the long run

This week, No Man’s Sky unleashes its near-infinite universe on PS4 gamers, ABZU dives into the depths of the sea on the same system and State Of Decay’s Year-One Survival Edition staggers onto PC.

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Thousands of Amiga games made free to play online

Thousands of Amiga games made free to play online

Fans of blocky graphics and shonky, repetitive sound rejoice. You can now relive your gaming youth from the comfort of your web browser.
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GAME OF THE WEEK: OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition, Platform:PS4, Genre: Skateboarding.  Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: OlliOlli is a side-scrolling skating sensation

This week, OlliOlli’s Epic Combo Edition rail-slides onto PS4, Among The Sleep awakens on PC, and the Air Conflicts Double Pack takes flight on PS4.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Monster Hunter Generations, Platform: Nintendo 3DS, Genre: Arcade. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: A monster hit that keeps on growing

This week, Monster Hunter Generations draws its blade on Nintendo 3DS, MX vs. ATV: Supercross Encore hits full throttle on Xbox One and Pineview Drive opens its doors on PS4.

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