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  • Playstation 4 Neo is very real, Sony’s Andrew House confirms

    Sony's Andrew House today confirmed what console gamers across the world has been hoping is true for the past few months: the PlayStation 4 Neo is a very real thing. Dubbed a "high-end PS4", the company's president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment noted that the console will not replace, but accompany the PlayStation 4 in its console lineup. "It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," claims House, speaking to The Financial Times (via NeoGAF). "We will be selling both through the life cycle." Related: New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO That's some pretty huge news, especially...

  • Xbox One Summer Update: here’s what you should know

    Some new Xbox updates are heading to consoles and the Windows 10 app pretty soon, program management head for Xbox Mike Ybarra today revealed. Speaking on the Xbox One wire, Ybarra explained that Microsoft will be releasing "into Preview a summer update that will start to rollout to our Xbox Preview audience for Xbox One, and in the coming weeks we’ll release it to the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10." "New features will rollout to the Preview audience in waves, not all at once." So what new features can we expect? Cortana finally arrives on Xbox One And not just in Halo 5:...

  • Xbox One Elite controller review: the most comfortable controller you’ll ever use

    Since the Xbox 360, Microsoft has carefully crafted their controllers to be near-perfect. The weight, button placement, and triggers are all a pleasure to use. Even with the controller's evolution, some gamers not only want, but need more out of their devices. This is where the Elite controller comes in It's a device that's not for the average gamer. The Xbox One Elite controller is what you'd call a 'pro gaming' controller. It has been crafted with 'hardcore' players in mind -- those that play professionally or not just for fun -- and includes a range of features to fit...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 3 ways the Nintendo Wii U is better than the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

    When we talk about the "console wars" there's only really two sides mentioned: the green of Microsoft's Xbox One, and the blue of Sony's PlayStation 4. We've made mention before of how the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is better than the other, but what about Nintendo? The company's practically owns the handheld console segment abroad, and has just now announced a brand new smartphone games strategy, suggesting it has a leg up in that segment as well. But what about its home consoles? Although the Nintendo Wii U is not my favourite console for a number of reasons, it does definitely do...

  • How and where to find retro games & consoles in South Africa

    When it comes to modern video games and consoles, we've got it pretty good in South Africa. Old-school gaming though? Well, that's a different story. It can be rather tough to find the likes of the Super Nintendo or SEGA Dreamcast if you don't know where to look. Here are a few places to check out before going the Amazon/eBay route. The Gaming Source An online store, The Gaming Source was established in 2009, offering a variety of new and second-hand games and consoles for sale. The website's stock is rather varied, featuring current-generation products and the ever-important retro goodies. A quick visit to...

  • SA’s Xbox Live Gold subscription to cost R159 per month from June [update]

    Update: added clarification on three, six, and 12-month subscriptions Microsoft's Xbox Live Gold (XBL) subscription service will increase from R50 to R159 for South African users from 20 June. The tech giant announced the price increase in an email sent to subscribers today. No reason for the increase has been stated. On a month-to-month basis, a year's worth of subscriptions will now cost R1908 as opposed to R600. Microsoft has yet to announce new pricing for three, six, and 12-month subscriptions. "We continually evaluate our offerings and are always working to provide a balance of service and value that meet the needs of our...

  • Xbox One backwards compatibility gets multiple disc support for Xbox 360

    The ability to play Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One is a rather impressive technical feat, but it's not without drawbacks though. One of the biggest issues was the lack of support for games that spanned multiple discs. Fortunately, Microsoft's engineers have solved this problem, as Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is the first multiple disc title to be backwards-compatible. Microsoft's Major Nelson confirmed the news on reddit. "I can confirm that the BC  team has done work to support multi disc scenarios. Be sure to thank the BC engineers," Nelson was quoted as saying. The news means...

  • ColorWare’s $300 Titan is an Xbox One Elite in a swanky jacket

    We love custom console controllers (and we'll have an Xbox One Elite review ready for your perusal soon), but there's one major problem with them: they're a bit expensive. Take ColorWare's latest limited edition Xbox One Eite controller for example (spotted by WindowsCentral). Dubbed the Titan, it retails for a cool US$299 -- that's just US$100 less than the Xbox One itself and about double the price of the standard Elite. Mental. Still, visually at least, it's worth lusting over if you ask us. Disappointingly though, what you see isn't quite carbon fibre, but a "custom gold carbon fiber graphic" paying homage to...