Author: Jay Allsopp

Meet Jay, the visionary Founder of GamerBolt, who launched this gaming haven in 2010. A dedicated PS5 enthusiast, Jay thrives on the adrenaline rush of Call of Duty and the competitive spirit of EA Sports FC. His passion for gaming goes beyond play; it's about creating a community for fellow gamers to celebrate the worlds and stories they love; Gamerbolt.

A good gaming headset is arguably just as important as the game you’re playing, or the console or PC on which you’re playing it. Hearing the game’s immersive audio all around you as you creep through darkened streets, search for enemies in a multi-layered map, or watch a story unfold before your eyes is an incredibly important part of the experience. There are, of course, no end of great gaming headsets out there to pick up, and Nacon is throwing its own hat into the ring with the new RIG 600 Pro, which has two models: the HS and the…

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Looking for cool tech gadgets? No matter who you are, it’s pretty much impossible to say that technology hasn’t affected your life in some way, shape, or form. Whether it’s the smartphone in your pocket, the screen on which you’re reading this, or even smart devices in your home that control things like your lights and thermostat, technology is all around us, and we all use an array of gadgets to get us through daily life. There’s never been a better time to be a gadget enthusiast, either. With tons of fascinating devices out there to help you do anything…

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The Nintendo 3DS is one of the most popular handheld consoles of all time. According to sales data, the 3DS managed to sell 75.94 million units across its lifetime, which puts it slightly behind the PlayStation Portable (or PSP) and a fair distance ahead of the NES. While that means the 3DS didn’t quite achieve the popularity of the DS, it was by no means a failure, with a huge library of excellent games launching for the console across its lifespan. Titles like The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Pokemon X and Y gave 3DS…

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When it comes to dispatching bosses – or, indeed, other players – in gaming, you want the most powerful weapon available. Your arsenal needs to be filled with screen-clearing laser rifles and powerful explosives, especially if the game in question is a power fantasy allowing you to live out your wildest demon-slaying dreams. Gaming is no stranger to overpowered weaponry, and it’s more problematic in some instances than in others; after all, when one player gets their hands on an overpowered weapon in a multiplayer game, it’s going to cause issues for other players. Here are the top 15 most…

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It’s finally happened. After many years of speculation, rumours, and leaks, Rockstar has officially unveiled the next chapter in the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto 6. A new trailer was released for the game on December 5th, several hours early, after being leaked ahead of its intended release window. That trailer may not have given too much away about what you’ll actually see when you fire up Grand Theft Auto 6 for the first time, but it did contain tons of new information about Rockstar’s upcoming crime opus. Here’s everything we know about Grand Theft Auto 6 from…

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At the time of writing, the PlayStation 4 is the fifth best-selling console of all time, managing to shift an astonishing 117.2 million units across its lifetime. Technically, of course, the PS4 is still going strong; many games are still being produced for the console, and while support is arguably winding down now, the PS5 hasn’t quite supplanted the PS4 just yet. Still, since Sony appears to be getting ready to sunset the little black monolith, we thought now would be a good time to look at the best the PS4 library has to offer. Without further ado, here are…

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The PlayStation 2 is arguably the greatest video game console of all time. It played host to a golden age of excellent games, including Shadow of the Colossus, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, to name but a few. As is very often the case, though, when a platform is successful, it doesn’t just attract great developers with excellent ideas; it also finds itself the home of many games that occupy the other side of that particular coin. Without further ado, we’d like to take a look at…

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It’s fair to say that as time goes on, the PlayStation 4 is losing more and more support from both Sony and third-party studios. There are, of course, still plenty of great gaming experiences to be had with Sony’s last-gen machine, with a huge amount of PS4 games available, but if you’re still a PS4-exclusive gamer, you might want to start considering jumping to the PS5 ship. December isn’t usually the most active month for game releases, but the pickings for PS4 this month are particularly slim, unfortunately, with just a handful of games hitting the console’s storefront this holiday…

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Tis the season to be jolly, as they say, and it’s also the season to take time off work and finally get around to that backlog you’ve been meaning to tackle. December is usually a quieter month for game releases, and that’s certainly the case in 2023 as well, although your Xbox Series X/S can’t take a rest just yet. There are still a few games lining up for those who haven’t filled up their holiday stocking yet, so whether you’re looking for immersive RPGs, adventure games, or anything in between, you’ll find what you’re after in December. Here are…

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Another month has gone by without Nintendo mentioning the successor to the Switch, so it’s starting to look like it might be a while before we hear anything concrete about it. Still, that does make a certain kind of sense. While the Switch is certainly aging from a technical perspective, the library for the machine is still growing, and great games like Super Mario RPG and Persona 5 Tactica are keeping it alive and healthy. December 2023, while nowhere near as packed as previous months in the year, is shaping up to be another solid month for Switch games, so…

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If you want the best and most versatile gaming platform around, then your best bet is probably to buy a PC, unless you’re particularly wedded to physical releases. While it may not be quite as convenient as other platforms – and you might miss out on certain exclusives – you’re still able to play the vast majority of games being released at the moment, and you can customise their parameters to suit your machine as well. Whether you’ve just got yourself a new PC or you’re looking to shore up your library for an old faithful ‘puter, you’ll find plenty…

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Recently, Nintendo announced that it would be ending online support for 3DS and Wii U games. Along with the closure of the 3DS eShop earlier this year, the announcement effectively marked the final end of the 3DS and Wii U era; of course, no new games were being produced for the consoles, but this feels very much like the final nail, so to speak. With that in mind, then, this feels like the perfect time to reminisce about the 3DS’ exceptional library. Some truly excellent games were produced for Nintendo’s handheld, many of which you can still find if you’re…

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Ah, the humble platformer. Who would have thought that simply leaping from platform to platform, perhaps collecting a few things along the way, would provide such a compelling experience? From 1985’s Super Mario Bros all the way to more modern offerings like A Hat In Time or Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, platformers have kept us enthralled and entertained for many years. As you can imagine, the PC is fertile ground for great platformers, so without further ado, here are the top 20 platformers you can play on PC right now. 1. Hollow Knight Hollow Knight is more than just…

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Dark and Darker is a pretty ingenious combination of genres. The game is simultaneously a fantasy dungeon crawler and a PvPvE-style multiplayer game in which you’re just as much at risk from other players as you are from environmental hazards. With that in mind, if you’re looking for an experience akin to Dark and Darker, you might struggle, as it’s a very unique prospect. However, there are plenty of games you can check out if you’re looking for something that’s in the same ballpark. Here are the 20 best games like Dark and Darker! Hunt: Showdown While Hunt: Showdown doesn’t…

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2048 is a rather unique and absorbing puzzle game, which, admittedly, makes writing a list of similar games somewhat difficult. If you’ve never played it, you should give it a shot; 2048 is fiendishly addictive, despite its simple setup, meaning you can easily lose hours of your life to it. However, if you’ve decided to seek your puzzle pleasures elsewhere, you will find games that might scratch the same itch. Here are the 20 best games like 2048 to play right now. 1. Threes! Of all the games like 2048 out there, Threes! is probably the most similar. Much like…

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Horror gaming is a fine art, and it’s one that many developers have struggled to get right. Even developers working on games for major consoles and PC can stumble when it comes to creating compelling horror experiences, so how could browser-based games hope to compete? Quite handily, as it turns out. Here are the 20 best browser horror games you can play right now! A note: we’ll be including games available via cloud gaming here, as they’re accessible via browsers (at time of writing). Let’s get started! 1. Amnesia: The Bunker This disturbing, unnerving horror experience is available to play…

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Racing games fulfil a primal need inside all of us; they’re all about speed, and the best racing games give us an incredible adrenaline rush on that front. Thankfully, there are plenty of great racing games available out there, even if you don’t want to use dedicated PC or console hardware to play them – with many web browser games available, this article looks over some of the best browser racing games to consider. Without further ado, then, let’s take a look at the 20 best browser racing games (including cloud streaming games!) you can play right now. 1. Forza…

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When it comes to living out impossible fantasies, there are few game genres quite as successful as the flight simulator. Most of us will never get to fly an aircraft in real life, but thanks to flight simulators, we can get a taste of what it would be like to climb into the cockpit of an aeroplane or a helicopter and soar through the skies. Whether your personal taste is more realistic or fantastical, there’s bound to be a flight sim out there for you. Here are the top 20 flight simulator games on PC! 1. Microsoft Flight Simulator It…

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The PS5 may only have been on the market for three years (at time of writing), but it already has a handful of definitive racing game experiences to offer the connoisseur. Gran Turismo 7 is, of course, the last word in simulation racing on PS5, but the console also plays host to excellent racers like Dirt 5, Grid Legends, and Need for Speed Unbound. If you’re going to be playing a lot of racing games on your PS5, you’re going to want a companion wheel that helps to immerse you in the high-octane action. Let’s take a look at the…

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The Meta Quest 3 is officially upon us, and it’s arguably the best VR headset you can buy right now. While it can’t quite match many of its competitors in terms of sheer power, it’s affordable, lightweight (for a VR headset, at any rate), and packed with great software. On that note, if you’ve just bought a new Meta Quest 3, you might well be wondering what you should be playing on it. Here are the 20 best games to play on Meta Quest 3 right now! 1. Resident Evil 4 Sadly, this isn’t the VR version of the excellent…

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If there’s one console that could be said to have the best racing games available on the market right now, it’s the Xbox Series X. While the PS5’s racing offerings are excellent, the Xbox Series X has many of the same multi-platform releases as Sony’s console, and it can also boast Playground Games and Turn 10’s excellent efforts in the Forza series. If you’re thinking of getting into these games, you’re probably going to want a great racing wheel to accompany you around the track, and you’ve got plenty of options in this regard. Here are the best racing wheels…

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If you’re a racing fan and a PC gamer, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a truly excellent racing wheel. As any racing fan will tell you, racing wheels augment the simulation experience tremendously; you haven’t truly enjoyed a racing game until you’ve done so at the controls of a great racing wheel. There are plenty of options and brands out there, however, and it can be hard to know which one you should opt for. Here are the best racing wheels for PC in 2024! Logitech G Pro – best wheel overall Logitech’s G Pro range…

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Popular culture has long been obsessed with vampires, and it’s pretty easy to see why. In some incarnations, vampires are dark, mysterious figures with an air of dangerous romance about them, while in others, they’re horrifying monstrosities that represent the worst instincts and aspects of humanity. If you’ve got a thirst for great vampire games, read on. Here, in no particular order, are the 20 best vampire games out there right now. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines It’s no great secret that Troika’s ambitious action RPG wasn’t quite ready for the market when it was released. As such, playing Vampire:…

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The PS5’s DualSense is a wonderful controller, but there are many reasons you might want to pick up an alternative. For instance, your DualSense controllers might have stopped working, and you might be looking for a replacement that isn’t a first-party Sony option. Alternatively, you might be ready to spend some serious money in order to pick up a premium controller that’s going to last you a long time. Whatever your reason for getting a new PS5 controller might be, you may want to consider the Nacon Revolution 5 Pro, which launched in October 2023. The Revolution 5 Pro is…

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Gaming technology may have come on in leaps and bounds since its inception, but there are still few simple pleasures more satisfying than playing a game in your browser. Thanks to cloud gaming, it’s easier than ever to load up the latest triple-A experience within Chrome, Firefox, or any number of other browsers, and still have a stable experience while gaming. Even without cloud gaming, though, there are tons of great browser games you can play out there. Without further ado, here, in no particular order, are the 35 best browser games to check out right now! Fallen London If…

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When it comes to affordable VR, it’s fair to say that Meta has the market somewhat cornered. Meta Quest devices are among the cheapest and most widely-available VR headsets on the market, and they’re also pretty respectable in terms of specs, meaning that anyone who has an interest in VR technology can start on the ground floor with Meta Quest. The Meta Quest 3 was officially announced earlier this year, but the device is finally here, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to take a look at its price, spec sheet, and more. Here’s everything you need…

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Being a Mac gamer can sometimes be a rather difficult proposition. While PC gamers get a ton of options and lots of ways to upgrade their machines, Apple has traditionally been much more reticent with allowing Mac owners to fiddle under the hood, and many newer games just aren’t supported on Mac. That’s not to say that nothing is coming out in 2023 that you can play on your Mac, of course; if you know where to look and you’re happy to leave your comfort zone to try out new genres, there are some great Mac games you can play.…

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If you’re a fan of VR, you’ll know that it’s a great way to enhance the immersion of pretty much any game you play. Skyrim is an incredible RPG outside of the VR ecosystem, but strap a headset on and it suddenly becomes an entire living, breathing world that feels totally real. There’s no doubt that VR is becoming more and more of a talking point in the gaming world, but we’d argue it has yet to reach its true potential, and that there are plenty of games that would still benefit from the VR treatment. Here are 15 games…

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Some video games engage on a cerebral level; they’re all about challenging your intellect and your powers of deduction, observation, or logic. Others, meanwhile, are all about the visceral thrill, the simple adrenaline rush of a core gameplay loop executed perfectly. Into this second category falls the humble racing game, or so you might think. Whilst Mac might not have anywhere near the same amount of games as PC, there are some great games to play on Mac. The fact is that racing games are actually a lot smarter than many give them credit for. They’re about pure thrills, yes,…

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VR is an excellent tool when it comes to introducing kids to the world of gaming. Of course, most kids don’t need any help in this regard; just let them loose on Minecraft or Fortnite and you’ll know exactly what we mean. However, VR adds another layer of immersion to the gaming experience when it’s done well, and it can be truly magical to watch a kid’s face light up as they explore a virtual world as if they were really there. Naturally, not every VR game is appropriate for kids, so if you’ve got kids and want to know…

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It’s fair to say that Lioden is one of the more unique and interesting game concepts to debut in recent years. Lioden is a browser-based game in which you raise a pride of lions, fighting off enemies and levelling up your pride’s king until you’re ready to take on some of the tougher threats to your family. Since Lioden is so unique, you might think that there aren’t too many games out there similar to it, but if you’re looking for ways to scratch that Lioden itch, you’ll find plenty of options. Here are the best games like Lioden to…

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