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Conferences & Expos

  • Canal Walk Gaming Expo returns this October

    The second edition of the Canal Walk Gaming Expo is set to kick off next week, Tuesday, 25 October 2016. The expo, which was a fairly muted affair in 2015, will allow the public to sample some of the industry's latest game. Additionally, it will also host the Cape Town qualifying leg of the Kwese Ace FIFA 17 Football Tournament. Winners of the tournament walk away with a cash prize of R10 000, and the chance to compete in the grand final in November. "Last year we were overwhelmed by the positive reception of the concept," said Canal Walk's marketing manager Vanessa...

  • Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact arriving in South Africa in October

    Keeping track of the Sony Xperia and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. If you were confused about which Sony Xperia smartphone to purchase last week, this week presents an entirely new set of problems. The company today at IFA 2016, announced two new devices to its Xperia lineup -- the Sony Xperia XZ and the Sony Xperia X Compact. The devices continue Sony's awkward and confusing naming scheme, but for the most part, these devices replace Sony's Xperia Z5 family. Sony Xperia XZ Let's start with the XZ. It's fairly dull in design, boasting Sony's...

  • Samsung Gear S3 coming to South Africa in November

    Keeping track of the Samsung Gear S3 and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. The IFA 2016 announcements continue this week as the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch was revealed today. Available in outdoor-focused Frontier and more refined Classic variants, the Samsung Gear S3 specs are largely in line with other smartwatches. There's a dual-core 1.0Ghz Exynos processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and 1.3-inch 360x360 AMOLED screen (with Gorilla Glass). Additionally, the watch packs IP68 water-resistance, the Tizen-based operating system of prior models and LTE connectivity (in the Frontier version only). Introducing the Samsung #GearS3. https://t.co/WmsJHA2g4P pic.twitter.com/7qNVvfaoZo — Samsung Mobile...

  • Moto Z Play announced, Hasselblad camera mod steals show

    Keeping track of the Moto Z Play and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. We saw Lenovo-owned Motorola announce several new devices in the Moto smartphone range earlier this year, but it's time to add another device to the list. The company used IFA 2016 to announce the Moto Z Play, being positioned as an endurance king of note. This is made possible by the 3500mAh battery powering the device. In other words, it's not the biggest battery in a smartphone, but still stands out from the pack. However, it's the budget-minded Snapdragon 625 processor that helps...

  • Acer Predator 21 X: a VR laptop for gamers revealed

    Keeping track of the Acer Predator 21 and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. Conventional wisdom says that gaming laptops are overpriced and offer less bang for your buck. But, if anything, Acer is certainly not skimping on the specs with its new Acer Predator 21 X notebook. This monstrosity comes with a curved 2560x1080 display that features integrated eye-tracking technology, making for a rather innovative design, for starters. Then again, many would probably prefer a higher resolution screen, so it probably is skimping on specs in this regard... Anyway, the machine isn't merely running Intel...

  • Gamescom 2016 trailers megalist: all the new trailers you might’ve missed

    It's August in Cologne, Germany. The smell of overheating consoles fills the air. The crunch of a particular brand of corn chip fills the ambience. It must definitely be Gamescom again. The world's largest gaming expo kicked off on Wednesday 15 August, and some of the globe's most-loved companies have already had their say. But often, Gamescom is the most difficult conference to cover and follow simply because so much happens in such a brief period of time. All those unwatched trailers... *sniff* Well, look no further. If you've missed any trailers this week, chances are high that we've included it...

  • Metal Gear Survive is not the Metal Gear you know and love

    Announced today, Konami has revealed its very first Metal Gear game for the post-Hideo Kojima company. Titled Metal Gear Survive, this is not the same Metal Gear you've come to know and love, at least from the initial trailer. The game games place after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Those who survived the attack on Motherbase and sucked through wormholes and end up in an alternate reality. There they will need to survive an onslaught of zombie-type creatures in what only can be described as a weird zombie mashup. The ending to Survive may explain the wandering...

  • Was Cape Town’s EGE 2016 a cut above the rest?

    Last year's Electronics and Gaming Expo (EGE) proved what we already know: there are hordes of expo-starved Cape Town gamers out there. The debut event wasn't on the level of Johannesburg's rAge, as we saw no unreleased games unfortunately. Still, between the local content, gaming-related wares, tournaments and food trucks (it's an attraction, okay!), it made for a decent first event. One of the organisers said at the time that the 2016 event would take place after E3, with hopes that playable code would be available for the expo. So how did the 2016 showing fare on this front? Impressions of EGE 2016? Fortunately, Sony and...

  • 10 little details in Zelda: Breath of the Wild you may not have noticed

    I really really really like all we've seen of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild so far. The latest title in the mega-popular franchise takes Link to a brave new open world, delivering a ton to see and do. We already covered ten things you should know about the game, but Nintendo's E3 2016 coverage also showed off a few cool details you may have missed out on. There's a sound/stealth meter We already told you that the game had improved stealth mechanics, but did you know that there's a sound meter of sorts? Yep, this meter can be found to the left of your minimap,...

  • E3 2016 is torn a new one by this hilarious, scathing video review

    Perhaps we're bucking the trend a bit, but we quite liked E3 2016. Apart from EA's conference, the others were laden with gameplay footage from some great looking games. Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Steep, and the new Legend of Zelda were just four from a great few, but not everyone feels this way. YouTuber Kilian Experience is one of them. Slating this year's E3 as "shit", he runs through each conference and highlights the underlying hilarity of each. "Another Year another E3," he notes on his video description. "I thought E3 2016 was bad. Not a lot of new games...