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No Man's Sky

I can't promise anyone who picks up No Man's Sky will regularly attend their classes, but the hype and anticipation for this PS4/PC game feels just as important.

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PlayStation 4

We still love the overall value PS4 provides, not to mention its stellar set of games. Sure, a new version of the console is around the corner, but we think that might drive the price of the original down.


Xbox One S

A new Xbox One is coming and it's 40 percent smaller, features an integrated power supply and packs in support for HDR and 4K video. The 2TB version went on sale recently for £349 and has already sold out. Expect to pay less for the 1TB and 500GB versions that Microsoft has spoken of -- even though there's no firm release date for these models. Alternatively, a 2TB Gears of War-themed Xbox One S is expected in November, for £399.


Turtle Beach Elite Pro

We really love this new gaming headset from Turtle Beach for its killer surround sound and tournament-grade build quality. It's the perfect headset for intense Twitch gaming while trying not to disturb anyone nearby. It costs £170 from Game.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The new Deus Ex game is almost upon us. We're looking forward to experiencing its gritty sci-fi world, where augmented humans are at odds with their unsullied kin. It's out on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 23 August.

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Mafia III

Inspired by the gritty world of New Orleans in the '60s, Mafia III puts you in the shoes of a veteran hellbent on revenge. Expect it on 7 October.

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Steelseries Apex M500 mechanical gaming keyboard

This backlit mechanical keyboard is affordably priced and on par with some of the more expensive keyboards on the market. Best of all, it's fitted with Cherry MX Red switches, which make for ultra-comfortable gaming as well as typing away those long essays. It's currently priced at £96 on Amazon.


Civilization VI

Even downtime can be educational. The latest in the storied strategy series, Civilization VI brings a fresh new art style, more intricate cities and the chance to play as great characters from history such as Teddy Roosevelt or Queen Victoria. It's out on PC on 21 October.

Check out all our back-to-school picks here.

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