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  • Rare Replay review: classic gems for Xbox One

    Rare is a company that’s been in the hearts of gamers for over three decades. It has worked on the likes of Donkey Kong Country and 007 Golden Eye, which shaped a generation of gamers. Last year the Microsoft-owned company released a compilation containing some of their best titles, but is it enough to save grace with a developer fallen from favour? Looking at video game compilations is always a difficult task. Does one look at each and every game individually, writing a review that would equal the likes of the Iliad or Odyssey, or does one look at the...

  • Android Wear updates, makes its smartwatches smarter

    For those rolling around with Android Wear smartwatches, listen up, because that ticker's finally getting a software update. And it's a big one. Krystal Higgins, Android Wear's UX designer, took to Google's Official Android Blog to outline the advancements coming to users in the next few weeks, and the set of updates largely seek to improve user-watch interaction. Users can now listen to calls and messages from their wrists. Of course, this only really applies to devices with speakers -- the Huawei Watch and 49mm Asus ZenWatch 2 are the two examples at present. Google's also including gesture support to the system,...

  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst looks incredible in new story trailer

    Electronic Arts has quite a few games on its plate this year, and I'm not even including all those boring sports titles either. I'm talking about the likes of Mirror's Edge Catalyst. For anyone who hasn't played the first instalment, Mirror's Edge is a series about a woman who can effectively out-Batman Batman using a secret recipe of superhero parkour and dune buggy shock absorbers for legs. But as the new story trailer suggests, Faith is about more than just gymnastics. The new title will tell the story of our protagonist fighting against the proverbial "man" in a quest to write...

  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam review: once upon another mushroom

    The pitch at Nintendo HQ for this title probably went a little something like this: "Goodness, we barely have any Mario titles anymore, apart from the fifty currently available to play. We definitely need another, and perhaps cross over another series too while we at it." Okay, fine. I'm being harsh. In fact, a little hypocritical too, because I generally love seeing that dungaree-clad Italian-accented plumber on my screen. And sooner or later, this was bound to happen, because Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario were two of Nintendo's most entertaining franchises on two vastly different platforms. Although I'm not the...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: new iPhone 7 renders are gorgeous

    Feature image: iphone-tricks.com via Flickr iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, whatever. All we know is that an upgraded iPhone is coming later this year and there are plenty of things flying around about it. The world isn't small enough nor is it big enough to render Apple fan's squeaks inaudible, so while the company ripens in the Cupertino sunshine, the rumours will flow. That's why we've decided to introduce an entirely new iPhone rumour roundup article, encompassing what is likened to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple is...

  • LG G5 rumour roundup: launch confirmed for 21 February

    We're gearing up for MWC 2016, and with it comes a lot of smartphone rumours and tidbits. While LG devices don't usually pique the interest of the mass media to the extent of Samsung and Apple's launches, the Korean company seems like it has a pretty impressive device on its hands. And with that said, have a look at the rumours, news and confirmations regarding the company's latest yet-to-be-launched flagship, the LG G5. Likely specifications (based on previous rumours): Display: (Primary) 5.5-inch, 2560×1440, 534ppi; (Secondary) +/- 2.1-inch, 160x1040, 501ppi Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core | quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Kyro CPU | Adreno 530...

  • Doom reboot finally gets a release date

    The long, long awaited Doom reboot has finally been given a launch date, and that's 13 May for everyone of you holding pens near a calendar right now. As with all Doom games, this one in particular promises to be as gruesome as it gets, and we have a trailer to prove it. For one, the gameplay is definitely much faster in the 2016 title compared to it's nearly 12-year-old ancestor. And that'll ensure the millions of things to shoot are all extremely difficult to shoot. Bethesda will include a multiplayer and single player campaign, and handily, a tool for all those...

  • Nintendo’s Miitomo will launch in March alongside My Nintendo

    Nintendo has outlined the granular details for its fans interested in its first mobile game, Miitomo. The company announced that the game will arrive on Android and iOS devices in March, but it will not be open to absolutely everyone. Instead, signing up for a new Nintendo Account service will automatically put you in line to pre-order the game. Users can sign up to the service using "their existing email, social media accounts or current Nintendo Network IDs", the company explains. "People who pre-register will be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March....

  • Fitbit Alta: a fitness band for trend sweaters

    Update: Fitbit has confirmed that the Alta will be available in South Africa from April 2016. It's safe to say that previous Fitbit products haven't been the most stylish tech accessories, but the company's slowly addressing this. At CES 2016, we saw its first smartwatch, which many compared (some in disdain) to the Apple Watch, and now there's a new fitness band on the block. It's called the Fitbit Alta, and the company's clearly marketing it towards haute couture-aware tech enthusiasts. "Fitness and fashion on display" is one of its marketing quips, which sums up the Alta succinctly. It resembles a slimmer...

  • Ware of the Week: Twilight for Android

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we look at an app that claims to give its user peaceful sleep and less blue Mondays -- Twilight. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Powertime Screens are just everywhere nowadays, aren't they? From smartphones to tablets, to computers and televisions, we're exposed to a lot of artificial light for much of the day. As a result, experts claim that these screens...