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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was, by all accounts, a brilliant smartphone. It offered significant hardware and software benefits over the competition as well as a roomy Super AMOLED display and S-Pen functionality. Sadly, a few exploding units forced Samsung to issue a recall and halt production altogether and the Note 7 became a footnote in mobile phone history; a hiccup which cost the South Korean ... »

Letter from the meta: This week’s top Hearthstone decks

A note from the editor: Metabomb is Gamer Network's specialist competitive gaming site with a particular emphasis on Hearthstone. Each week we're inviting the team to bring you a round-up of all the biggest news and events they've been covering. ... »

Revisiting Raven’s Wolfenstein

With Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus due out next week, I'm sure I'm not the only one revisiting some of the highlights of the series. Wolfenstein 3D invented the FPS genre. Return To Castle Wolfenstein provided a refreshing alternative to the proto-Ca... »

Tech Analysis: Gran Turismo Sport vs Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo: two franchise juggernauts that push the technical limits of their respective platforms. As console-orientated driving simulators, they share much in common - both hand in state-of-the-art visuals, a remarkable level o... »

Jelly Deals roundup: PS4 Pro bundles, L.A. Noire, The Witcher series and more

A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. Look out for the Jelly Deals roundup of reduced-price games and kit every Saturday on Eurogamer. A... »

How video game difficulty became a cultural battleground

In the 1990s a group of Japanese video game designers were faced with a curious problem. Most games at the time came with three difficulty options, escalating in arduousness from "Easy" through "Normal" up to "Hard." In this way, a player could match t... »

New Mexico makes for a stunning backdrop in American Truck Simulator’s upcoming DLC

Developer SCS Software has released two unexpectedly beautiful new minutes of sweeping vistas from its upcoming American Truck Simulator New Mexico DLC.The map expansion was announced back in February to celebrate American Truck Simulator's first birth... »

You can currently get a Steam Link for 80p

Valve's PC-to-TV streaming box doodah Steam Link can currently be purchased for 80p, down from its usual, considerably heftier price of £39.99.There is, however, one caveat: the Steam Link discount is only available as part of a £7.09 bundle that includes a Steam Link and a copy of 2D platform slasher ICEY. The good news is that ICEY is a pretty decent game, combining solid action with... »

Civilization 6’s big religion-improving autumn update is now live

Firaxis' big new autumn update (or Fall Update, if you must) for Civilization 6 is live and available to download now.Its main focus is on overhauling the way that religion works, and it aims to make the religious path a more enjoyable, tenable approac... »

Steam Halloween, Black Friday and Winter sale dates leaked

Start and end dates for the Steam Halloween, Black Friday and Winter sales have been leaked on Reddit, and we've independently corroborated them as correct.The remaining Steam sales in 2017 are: Remember, Steam no longer does flash sales so discounts l... »

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