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There’s now a Snapchat Pikachu lens and people are loving it

The success - albeit temporary - of Pokemon Go! Last year showed there’s still an appetite for all things Pokemon and now a new Snapchat filter is taking users by storm.

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REVEALED: This month's FREE Playstation games

It’s the start of a new month and PlayStation owners know what that means... free stuff.

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Xbox One X: Microsoft unveils 'worlds most powerful' 4K games console

Microsoft has revealed the "world's most powerful console", the Xbox One X.
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REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

REVEALED: PlayStation Plus free games for June

PlayStation has announced the six games which are free to Plus members for June, and you have five more days to download last month’s titles.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Little Nightmares, Platform PC, Xbox One, PS4, Genre Horror. Picture credit: PA PhotoHandout.

Games Central: The best bad dreams

This week it's horror from Little Nightmares and whimsy from Seasons After Fall on Xbox One, while we try to survive Prey and live as a Black & White Bushido on PS4.
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Xbox chargers recalled over fears they could overheat

A range of chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers have been recalled by the manufacturer due to their potential to overheat.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Platform: Xbox One, Genre: Action. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: Resident Evil 7 is a first-class first-person horror experience

This week, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is unleashed on Xbox One, Yakuza 0 locks and loads on PS4 and Earthlock - Festival Of Magic stomps onto the same system.

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Nintendo Switch games revealed as launch looms

Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch is out in just over a month’s time and a host of games have been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

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The future is retro: could your old tech be worth a fortune?

While shiny new PlayStation 4 Slims and Xbox One S games consoles are likely to be high up on the wish lists of many this Christmas, others would like nothing more than to slip back in time to the golden age of video games, between the late 70s and early 90s.
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GAME OF THE WEEK: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Platform: PS4.  Pic credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016 part two

This big day has nearly arrived! Here’s hoping one of the year’s best five console crackers has made it into your home for the festive season!

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

Games Central: Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016 part one

This week, we begin our Christmas countdown towards the top console title of 2016, featuring 10 to 6. Ho, ho, ho!

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Super Mario Run will allow you to play as a number of characters from the games universe (Image: Nintendo)

Nintendo's Super Mario makes the giant leap to iPhone

Pokémon Go was the pop culture phenomenon of the summer. Rarely has a mobile game gripped so many people around the world.

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GAME OF THE WEEK The Last Guardian, for the PS4, an action/adventure game, priced at 43.99. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

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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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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