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  • Watch: All the Nintendo Switch trailers from conference

    The Nintendo Switch has finally received a price and proper release date, as well as more details surrounding its features. But of course, a system lives and dies by its games, and the press conference had loads of games indeed. We've gathered all of the major trailers in one place for your convenience. We'll add more trailers as we find them.

  • Dishonored 2 Game Update 2: meaty update in tow

    Dishonored 2 (review) was already a rather fantastic game at its launch, but the first game update (dubbed... Game Update 1) has gone a long way to improve the title. Introducing a New Game+ mode, Dishonored 2's first update added a ton of replayability as a result. But the fun isn't stopping there, with Game Update 2 almost ready for launch. The biggest feature is the introduction of a Custom Difficulty setting, allowing you to tweak a ton of variables to your liking. "Let’s say you’re a stealth player who likes to carefully explore every option… now you can move a slider...

  • Nintendo Switch accessories: What prices to expect?

    Nintendo has already revealed the final release date and price for the Switch console, as well as some lovely trailers for upcoming games. But what about accessory prices? Well, the company has just published its "buy" page for the Nintendo Switch and related accessories. And prices do seem a tad steep, to say the least. For starters, those wanting the Pro Controller will need to splash out US$70, making for a big increase compared to the Wii U Pro Controller's US$50 price tag. Want an extra pair of JoyCon controllers? It'll set you back US$70 as well, regardless of colour scheme. You...

  • Nintendo Switch event: 3 March release, but what about price?

    Update: Core Group has confirmed a 3 March release date for South Africa as well, but hasn't mentioned a price. Original article: The Nintendo Switch is just a few months away from its launch date, with the Japanese video game titan holding its big go-home presentation in Tokyo today. So what did they reveal about the innovative new console? Well, the all-important launch date and price were revealed. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed that the device would release on 3 March 2017 in the USA, Japan, Canada, major EU nations and Hong Kong. Price-wise, you're looking at 29 980 yen or US$299. Kimishima added...

  • Exclusive: AG Mobile confirms liquidation

    South African smartphone brand AG Mobile has been liquidated, CEO Anthony Goodman has confirmed. "AG has been liquidated," Goodman told Gearburn via telephone. The smartphone brand gained prominence after launching its Ghost smartphone (review) in 2015, touting a 24-hour swap-out service and a host of included accessories. AG Mobile also launched the #Hashtag smartphone last year, as part of a collaboration with local hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest. "It’s a solid mid-range phablet that's quick, frugal and solidly built. It offers loads of personality and oodles of colour, but there's still room for improvement namely in terms of camera performance, UI and build quality," our...

  • HTC U Ultra revealed: what should U know?

    It seems like the previous leak was accurate, as HTC revealed a new smartphone, dubbed the HTC U Ultra. HTC touted the device's design during the press conference, saying it comes with a sapphire glass display, as well as blue, white, black or "cosmetic pink" colour schemes. But in a move inspired by the LG V10 and V20 (review), the Taiwanese firm has added a secondary ticker display atop the main screen, showing contacts, weather and other appropriate notifications. It'll also be using the secondary display for its new virtual assistant. Yes, the HTC U Ultra comes with HTC Sense Companion, being...

  • Doggy Dessert and Exosphere: this week’s top mobile games

    We took a wee break over the festive season, but it's time to find those mobile gaming gems once again. So, what did we find in this edition? Our standout titles this week include Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth finally coming to iOS. But we've got five picks in total. Exosphere (free - Android) First spotted on the AndroidGaming subreddit, Exosphere is a puzzle title produced by a two man team, reminiscent of Super Monkey Ball to an extent. Much like Sega's franchise, you'll be controlling a ball through a variety of stages, shooting between platforms and navigating...

  • What’s new on Xbox One backwards compatibility list?

    Microsoft has been on a roll when it comes to making Xbox 360 games backwards compatible on Xbox One. In fact, the company has roughly 300 compatible games. But the past week has seen quite a few more titles added to the backwards compatibility list, starting with EA games. EA faithful will be glad to know that Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 (disc only) are now compatible. EA isn't the only publisher getting in on the action though, with The Splatters, Ghostbusters, Strania and Scrap Metal also joining the fray. Xbox One backwards compatibility has grown in leaps...

  • Android Nougat only accounts for 0.7% of devices

    Google has released its latest statistics for Android distribution, revealing some interesting insights into the most popular versions of the platform. The company tallies devices running the latest Google Play Store app, which is compatible with Android 2.2 and above. The stats, as of 9 January 2017, show that Android 2.2 is finally not a factor anymore. Google drops Android versions with less than 0.1% marketshare from the chart. Android is nowhere near as fast as iOS when it comes to speedy updates -- unless you have a Nexus/Pixel How about the latest version of Android? Well, Android Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) only account for 0.7%...

  • Did you know these smartphone brands are in SA?

    We've seen Apple and Samsung rule the roost for a while now, but emerging market brands have taken over the world. South Africa is no different, with Huawei taking the top throne and Xiaomi making in-roads as well. But did you know there are more emerging brands that are actually available or will be available in South Africa? We pick a few you should keep an eye on. OnePlus One of the more popular brands at the moment, OnePlus popularised the idea of a more affordable flagship smartphone. Currently available as a Takealot exclusive, the OnePlus 3 is a beast of note, packing a...