Around the Network - mid January edition

It's mid January, and no matter how much we wish for it, Christmas ain't coming back. Still, January brings plenty of reasons to be cheerful, there's the amazing fencing-based multiplayer delights of Nidhogg, while the excellent Don't Starve will also give you plenty to chew on. As ever the brave lads n lasses of games and tech have been searching out the finest links for you to digest and here's this week's fine selection.


What does 2014 have in store for Microsoft's new machines? Find out with our guide to the best Xbox One games of 2014

Get ready to rumble with our
complete guide to Smash Bros. 4

Games Radar

Watch out for Metal Gear Solid 5 Spoilers in the leaked trophy/achievement lists.
See what you are paying for in our full Steam Machine comparison.

Official Nintendo Magazine

Nintendo don't like third parties? Then why are they making these 3 unexpected cameos in 2014?
Join us for a new era as Editor-in-Chief Chandra Nair makes his final appearance on this month's ONM Podcast.

Official Xbox Magazine

Netflix bugs on Xbox One - how to improve or fix video streaming
Let's talk Titanfall: Respawn on Xbox One development and cloud AI


Keep up that fitness resolution with T3's Training for a marathon: Tech for half marathon, marathons and beyond feature.
Looking for a bit of winter style? Here's the Best winter boots to buy for 2014 feature.


The Xbox was the original Steam Machine
Think 4K is impressive? Wait until you see 5K

Tesco Tech

If you fancy losing those wobbly bits you've accumulated over Christmas, then make sure you enter our exclusive competition to Win A Fitbit Flex fitness wristband. It'll help you keep track of your daily exercise regime and can even monitor how well you sleep.

In Make the most of your TV picture settings we share some quick and easy tips to get the best possible picture quality whether you're watching HD movies or day time TV.

Total Film

Who missed out this year? Find out in our Oscars 2014: 16 shameful snubs special
Embrace your dark side with our 50 most dangerous movie villains