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Japan’s Super Nintendo World finally set to open in February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 30 November 2020 17:09 GMT Japan’s Super Nintendo World theme park will officially open its doors to the paying public on February 4, 2021.That grand opening date for the theme park was announced this morning as Super Nintendo World’s team showed off the first official images of the part, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the Mario Kart and Bowser’s Castle attractions.According to IGN Japan, Bowser’s Castle will feature a massive statue of the infamous kidnapper and the area based on his lair will feature a ton of details related to the long-time…

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Demon’s Souls reviews round-up – All the scores

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 13:42 GMT This week, the headline title of the PlayStation 5 launch window, Demon’s Souls, was released into the world to critical acclaim.“If there’s a showcase game for the next-gen consoles at the moment, it’s undoubtedly Demon’s Souls on PS5” says our very own Tom Orry in his article lamenting how the game’s gorgeous graphics impact his ability to survive.But our editor-in-chief isn’t alone in his praise for the game; critics all over the world have been waxing complementary about From Software and Bluepoint’s latest hardcore action-RPG achievement.If you’ve been feasting on whatever…

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Xbox Series X and S reviews round-up: Here’s what people think of Microsoft’s next-gen hardware

The review embargo is up for Microsoft’s next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X – and it looks like critics and commentators around the world are mighty impressed.Microsoft has been sending review units of the consoles out over the past few weeks and months, and now – finally – we can see what everyone thinks of the upcoming next-gen hardware.There are a few themes running through the reviews; there’s almost universal praise of the actual hardware itself. It’s fast, it’s quiet, it’s well-designed and it just works, straight out the box.But many critics have an issue with the…

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The PlayStation 5 is a very quiet console, according to hands-on previews

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 4 October 2020 14:48 GMT First impressions of the PlayStation 5 are starting to circulate after a hands-on event, and various commentators are reporting that the console runs impressively quietly.Anyone that’s played the likes of The Last of Us Part II or God of War on a PlayStation 4 or a PlayStation 4 Pro knows just how noisy the console can get. Once the fans kick in, you’d be forgiven for thinking a plane is taking off in your living room.It seems that the noise issue has been addressed with Sony’s next generation of hardware, though….