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  • Legend of the Skyfish and Flip Divers: 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. Think mobile games are a fad? Or maybe you're just looking to be entertained in general? Either way, these titles might be worth your while. It's tough to follow up with last week's picks, but Flip Diving and Polyforge are just two of the four standout titles. Flip Diving (free - Android, iOS) Prolific developer MiniClip has a reputation for producing some chart-topping games, with Flip Diving being its latest title. You'll be playing...

  • This Xbox One S costs R11 000 in South Africa

    If your surname happens to be McDuck, and you just need to have Microsoft's latest Xbox One S, this Bidorbuy deal is likely aimed at you. While the Xbox One S has yet to reach South African shores, one pioneering company is currently selling the console for a whopping R11 154. For that price, you'll get the 2TB launch edition console complete with smaller, redesigned snow white body and controller, and 4K video support. And although those features are nice, it's definitely not worth such an astounding price tag. It's not primarily the seller's fault though. Microsoft has yet to officially announce the local...

  • Update: 90% of No Man’s Sky’s PlayStation 4 issues fixed thus far

    Update, 24 August 2016, 11.30am: Hello Games has taken to its Twitter account to finally explain the mass of No Man's Sky updates that have hit the PlayStation 4 this week. The British developer explains that PlayStation 4 crash dumps -- sent to the developer whenever the title blue screens the console -- have helped it solve some 87% of reported issues with patches 1.05 and 1.06. If a PS4 crashes, it sends us a crash dump. Over the last week since the game came out we categorised and fixed these in order of priority. — Hello Games (@hellogames) August 24, 2016 "This...

  • Android Nougat: 6 key features Google’s adding to Android

    The latest version of Android is finally spreading to Nexus devices, bringing all sorts of welcome features in tow. There's the better Doze mode, seamless updating and Vulkan API, but there are also quite a few other additions to the world's most popular mobile platform. There's a data saver option We already had capable data management tools in previous versions of Android, but the biggest omission was a data saving mode of sorts. This was something that Windows Phones shipped with since Windows Phone 8. Fortunately, Android Nougat ships with a data saving mode, essentially killing the ability for background apps to access cellular data. "When...

  • No Man’s Sky’s honest trailer is savagely accurate

    In what has to be the biggest video game letdown of 2016 (so far), there's no shortage of rage against No Man's Sky. As always, Honest Game Trailers has jumped into the fray with its own view of the game. Putting the game down in a comedic way, the episode touches on the lack of multiplayer, lack of planetary physics, as well as repetitive design and alien language system. It ends off by listing several cast members in the game, which is more accurate than anything Hello Games promised prior to the game's launch. There's no shortage of rage for No...

  • Capcom Humble Bundle includes excellent titles for PlayStation

    The company that refuses to give fans another Mega Man Legends game, Capcom, is the focus of the latest Humble Bundle. Not only are all of the titles from the big C, but are compatible with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 as well. Yes, after the successful Nintendo Humble Bundles, there's finally a PlayStation one as well. The Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle includes the likes of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Reisdent Evil HD, Remember Me, and the Devil May Cry HD collection. In order to get your (digital) hands on these games, you'll need select one of the following...

  • FNB ConeXis is South Africa’s latest smartphone range

    First National Bank (FNB) is no stranger to selling smartphones, but its own branded phones? The bank has just announced the ConeXis A1 (below) and X1 (featured) phones, being manufactured by ZTE but "powered" (or rather, customised) by the bank. The devices even come with logos on the back of the device as well as garish FNB boot screens. Other examples of customisation include a preinstalled FNB banking app (duh) in place of the app drawer, the four main dock icons being customised to FNB blue (or whatever the colour is), as well as preloaded video content on each device. FNB ConeXis features As for the models,...

  • Confirmed: PlayStation Plus US price increases will not affect South Africa

    Update: 23 August, 2.55pm: Great news, SA! PlayStation South Africa has confirmed in a follow up tweet that the PlayStation Plus price spikes that will affect the US and Canada will not affect South African users. @AndyWalkerSA Hi Andy, good news, we have received confirmation that the price increases will not affect SA's prices. — PlayStation_SA (@PlayStation_SA) August 23, 2016 Update, 23 August, 12.20pm: According to a tweet, PlayStation South Africa is "awaiting feedback" on how the North American price increases will affect South Africa. @AndyWalkerSA Hi Andy, we are currently awaiting feedback on this. — PlayStation_SA (@PlayStation_SA) August 23, 2016 Original article: We've already...

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review round-up: augmented or augward?

    The latest game in the Deus Ex series has finally been released, almost five years after Human Revolution first came out. Of course, the third game in the series received plenty of positive reviews, but does the follow-up make for a worthy title? Well, the reviews seem to think so... Tackle things in your own way The Deus Ex franchise has made a name for itself thanks to the free-form nature of missions, and Ars Technica's Sam Machnovech found the fourth title to be no different (saying that people should "buy the heck out of the game"). "Missions feed into each other in organic ways,...

  • Android Nougat spreads its sweet love to Nexus devices

    We've waited a long time for the latest version of Android to launch (no, the developer previews don't count), but Android Nougat is now rolling out to Nexus devices. Google confirmed the news on its Android blog, saying that the update would be launching on the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G Android One handset. In other words, Nexus 5 owners are out of luck -- at least in an official capacity. "And there are many tasty devices coming from our partners running Android Nougat, including the upcoming LG V20 which will...