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The Refresh: PlayStation VR is a smash hit, Google goes to war with Apple

This week on The Refresh: The Refresh: PlayStation VR is a smash hit, Google goes to war with Apple, Gears of War 4 is awesome and more

This week’s top story:

Playstation VR Review: Games editor Brett Phipps (@InverteBrett) gives us his verdict on the latest (and cheapest) of the big three virtual reality headsets, Playstation VR.

Also in the news this week:

Gears of War 4 Review: It’s a big week for Xbox One and PC gamers too, with the latest installment of Gears of War franchise being released. Check out Simon Miller’s (@SimonMiller316) review to find out if it’s any good.

Amazon Echo Review: “Hey Alexa, how do you do?”. The Amazon Echo has finally launched in the UK and Alexa has a posh new British accent. But what exactly does the Echo do and should you buy one? Sam Pinney (@GinBroguesHats) investigates.

Google Pixel Hands-on: With the iPhone 7 hype starting to fade, all eyes are on Google’s new Pixel phones. The first to feature the Google Assistant AI and support for the DayDream View VR headset, the Pixels are as exciting as they are expensive.

Galaxy Note 7 Plane Fire: More bad news this week for Note fans following reports of a Note 7 – which had already been replaced following the global recall – catching fire on a US airline flight.

Related: The best bits from Oculus Connect 3

Tune in next Friday for another episode of The Refresh with Tom Honeyands (@TheTechChap).We hope you enjoyed the show and please let us know what you’d like to see in the comments.

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