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  • Experience ‘mechanical Apartheid’ with new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trailer

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution was an excellent return to form for the series, delivering the open-ended gameplay and conspiracy-laden narrative the series is known for. A sequel, Mankind Divided, is roughly three months away though, and Square Enix has issued a new trailer, curiously titled 'The Mechanical Apartheid'. As the trailer's name suggests, discrimination is a key story element in the new game as laws are enacted against augmented people to keep them separated from others. The trailer draws a plenty of inspiration from current affairs, featuring anti-augmentation protests (much like anti-immigration pickets), radical political rhetoric (much like Donald Trump and far-right politicians in Europe) and even a guy who bears...

  • SuperSport commits to eSport, begins ELeague broadcast this week

    Back in March 2016, South African sports channel SuperSport broadcast highlights of the IEM World Championship. We thought it would be a one hit wonder, but it turns out that we were thankfully wrong. The channel has now announced a fatter eSports lineup in the form of the CS:GO-based ELeague. The Atlanta-based eSports competition will boast "18 elite Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams from around the globe competing over 10 weeks," the channel states. This also happens to be the ELeague's first season, after the idea of the league was realised by Turner Broadcasting and William Morris Endeavor. The ELeague's prize fund stands...

  • Now more rumours claim Xbox Slim, Xbox One upgrade coming

    There have been murmurings about an Xbox One upgrade since earlier this year, when Xbox head Phil Spencer suggested a different way of approaching hardware upgrades. Now, Kotaku and Polygon have reported that Microsoft is set to reveal two consoles, with one being announced at E3 2016 and the other being revealed next year. So what should we be expecting though? A slimmer Xbox One Both websites, citing their sources, say that Microsoft will reveal a slimmer, cheaper and lighter Xbox One at E3 next month. The publications also managed to snag more details, with Kotaku reporting that this model will feature a 2TB hard...

  • Why spend R159 per month on Xbox Live when you can do this?

    News of Microsoft increasing the price of Xbox Live Gold in South Africa has not been received positively. Then again, when do price hikes ever get a good reaction? Anyway... the increase from R50 a month to R159 a month has seen many lash out at Microsoft - and rightfully so. Sure, the pricing ostensibly brings us in line with the exchange rate, but when the competition is much cheaper, it's cause for alarm. With that in mind, I wondered what else you could get for R159 a month... Get a PlayStation Plus account Got a PS Vita, PS3 or PS4? Then at...

  • Over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles have now been sold

    Sony's PlayStation 4 might be turning three-years-old fairly soon, but it's still selling like hotcakes. Just a few months after sales tipped the 30-million barrier, the company today announced that over 40-million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold worldwide. More impressive is the company's software sales, just falling short of 271-million copies through May 2016. "We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time," Sony SIC president and CEO Andrew House states in a press release. "We will strive to deliver even...

  • Google Chrome 51 is now stable for all, ready to download

    If you haven't been keeping track of the latest browser update numbers, we can't blame you, because Google Chrome has just updated to version 51. With such a large number comes a slew of updates too, and a total of 42 security fixes, states the Google Chrome team on its blog. The release is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux platforms, but what new features does it bring to your desktop? For one, version 51 brings support for the new Credential Management API, which is essentially the company's first step to revamping and eventually killing password inputs. Websites can interact...

  • Pinchworm, Vector 2 & more: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. We're back with a gander at some of the latest and most notable games for your mobile device, so let's get on with it. Highlights in this edition include Vector 2, an addictive tennis title and a game from former Facebook employees. Pinchworm (free - iOS) I didn't get a chance to actually try this out, but Pinchworm stands out thanks to its creators, being former Facebook employees who decided to create the...

  • 5 great affordable smartphones with above average battery life

    You might be wondering what phones you should be buying for your specific usage case. Want a swanky body, a brilliant camera or an extremely hardy battery? Look no further. Today, we look at the latter. We round up the best phones for the job, starting with the top five phones with extra long battery mileage. In no specific order, here they are. Huawei Mate 7 Easily going two days without seeing a wall socket, the Mate 7 is one of the most enduring phones we've ever reviewed. At 6.0-inches, the huge body hides a 4100mAh battery -- one of the biggest...

  • See Faith run in the latest Mirror’s Edge Catalyst trailer

    Mirror's Edge developers at DICE just love running with a pun, don't they? Sorry. With that said, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the sequel to the 2008 sleeper hit, is just around the corner, and Electronic Arts has given us a brand new trailer. Taking us through the initial sequences of the game (that you may, or may not, have seen during the game's beta period), Faith Connors once again finds herself running through the City of Glass. "Experience the origin story of Faith and master her momentum to traverse the city and fight back against the oppressive powers," the press release reads. "Exploring the...

  • Xbox One and PC gamers can finally play Rocket League together

    After Microsoft's announcement in March, Rocket League now finally supports cross-network play on PC and Xbox One. Yes, that means right now. Players can now include players from with Xbox One or PC on their public and private games from the Rocket League options menu. "Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft's new cross-network policies, we're proud to give it to them," writes VR of Psyonix Jeremy Dunham, is a press release sent to Gearburn. Psyonix's Rocket League has been 2015's biggest sleeper hit, racking up...