Game review: Project Gotham Racing 4

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Game review: Race Driver - Create & Race

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Gaming: Console yourself

If you’ve played video games all your life, why not turn it into a career by creating them?

Game review: Twisted Metal - Head-on: Extra twisted edition

Originally a PSP title, Twisted Metal: Head-On was one of the handheld console’s best launch titles.

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A decade on from its release on the PlayStation, Motorhead has been taken out of its box in Sony’s attic, had the dust wiped off and is blinking in the light of day on the PSN download service.

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Electronic lectures: Download your notes here

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Networking sites: Professors - keep out

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What to look for in a laptop

Your laptop will probably be the most important purchase you make at university or college; 20 years ago it was which books you bought that mattered most. Of course, books are still pretty crucial, but the research capabilities of the internet have changed everything. It can also be more practical to have a laptop at university, as it will take up far less space in your room than a computer: screen, hard drive and all. So, you need to pick your new best friend carefully - you're both in this together. Here's a shortlist of the features you must have.

Our guide to the must-have gadgets

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