Around the Network - late October edition

All the best gaming and tech headlines from around the web

It's late October and that can mean only one thing! Golden Joysticks time! Yup today's the day we find out what you lot have voted for in your millions, and we mean millions! Over 10 million votes cast for today's ceremony which a huge record, amazing! Well done. Don't forget you catch watch the whole thing on CVG, the Golden Joysticks web site or on our YouTube channel. The action kicks off at 3pm British Summer Time so be sure to check it out. Elsewhere our brave lads n lasses of games and tech have found the following links for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!


Who was Batman before he became the Dark Knight? Find out in our Batman Arkham Origins review

What's happening in the Battlefield 4 beta? FInd out in the web's hottest Battlefield show, Battlefield Recon

Games Radar

The NES classic is 25 years old and we've put together our 25 things we still love about Super Mario Bros. 3 to celebrate.
With Arkham Origins on the horizon, take a look a how far Batman has come over the years in our history of Batman games.

Official PlayStation Magazine

All new Killzone Shadow Fall PS4 screens & info. Find out how PlayStation 4 helped completely reinvent the series.
Here are all Beyond: Two Souls multiple endings & how to get them. Lots of spoilers obviously. And Ellen Page.

Official Nintendo Magazine

There are a lot of strange happenings in the Kalos region. Here are 9 unsolved mysteries of Pokemon X and Y
The new Orange and Touquiose 3DS XLs make it 52 different 3DS colours and special editions


Best iPad Mini Retina cases and covers to buy in 2013
iPad Air Review: Hands-on

Tech Radar

It's thinner, it's lighter, it's faster - but is it better? Read our iPad Air hands on review
Small size, super screen. Read our iPad mini 2 with Retina display hands on review.

Total Film

Thor: The Dark World: Workout Tips
50 Amazing Elements Cut From Popular Movies

Tesco Tech

Bought a new tablet or smartphone? Find out how to protect your digital devices against breaks, loss or theft in this video.
Want to know why you should upgrade to Windows 8.1? Here are 10 reasons why you should get the latest Windows 8.1 release.