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Consoles

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The PS4 Slim has seemingly leaked on Gumtree, Twitter

    A new listing appeared on Gumtree UK over the weekend, claiming to be the PlayStation 4 Slim. The ad, which has since been removed but is still accessible via Google cache, shows the box, as well as the new design on the front of the box. According to the seller, the console is a brand new 500GB model that's not in stores yet. As for a price, the seller wanted £295 but was willing to trade for a Macbook, iMac, iPhone 6S/6S Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. So just how real is it? Well, Twitter user shortmaneighty2 has managed to apparently snag a console,...

  • Play Halo, Forza on airplanes with the Xbook One S laptop

    You might remember our older posts about portable Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, fit with bespoke flip screens in a laptop form factor. The man behind those, Ed Zarick, is back again with his latest invention. The Xbook One S is everything you'd expect it to be, based on Microsoft's newer, slightly quicker Xbox One S console. But Zarick decided that it just didn't offer the user enough. Related: The PlayBox shoves a PS4, Xbox One into one portable DIY system As a result, he took one of these beauties, slapped a flat-screen monitor on it, reworked the chassis, and turned...

  • Rumour: PlayStation 4 Neo could debut on the same day as iPhone 7

    Whether it'll be called the PlayStation 4 Neo, the PlayStation 4.5 or the PlayStation 4K, Sony's latest console could be detailed on 7 September. According to various reports, the console may be the main event at an official Sony PlayStation meeting in New York City in a month's time. Although the console might be revealed (not simply announced), there's no imminent global launch date scheduled. Related: PlayStation 4 Neo vs Xbox Project Scorpio: which is more powerful? Previous rumours suggest that the PlayStation 4 Neo will sport enough power to run games in 4K resolution, much like Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio console....

  • Sony kills Henkaku with new PlayStation Vita firmware 3.61

    Sony has issued a firmware update for the Vita and PlayStation TV, killing the landmark Henkaku exploit. Firmware 3.61 was pushed out to Sony's handheld console and streaming box over the weekend, wololo.net reported, so those wanting to keep Henkaku will need to decline the update. "Again, to make it clear: if you want to use HENkaku, do not update to 3.61. The hack is patched in this firmware, and there is no downgrade possible, no 'trick' to make it come back for you," the website wrote. The Henkaku exploit was a pivotal moment for the Vita homebrew scene, granting full access...

  • Nintendo NX will be portable, home console hybrid powered by Nvidia – report

    Big news in the upcoming console war: the Nintendo NX will be a portable-home console hybrid, Eurogamer reports. The media house's sources confirmed that the Japanese company's console will be unlike anything we've seen this decade, and will likely put the cat among the pigeons in the upcoming generation. According to the report, the console will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC, while the screen will be "bookended by two controller sections on either side, which can be attached or detached as required." For those users gaming on the go, "when you get home, the system can connect to...

  • Xbox One S launches in ‘select regions’ on 2 August, no SA launch date yet

    The Xbox One S will launch in select markets on 2 August, according to Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb. Hyrb, Xbox Live's director of gaming, noted on his blog that the more powerful, smaller and arguably better looking console will finally make its bow next month. "Today, we’re pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will begin hitting shelves in select regions on August 2," Hyrb remarks. "That means that all pre-orders will arrive on August 2 and, for those of you that haven’t yet, you can still pre-order a 2TB Xbox One S launch edition through microsoftstore.com...

  • Pay for some childhood nostalgia with the NES Classic Edition console

    Break out those bell bottoms, dust off your backwards caps, because the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is coming back... kinda. Nintendo of America has announced that a new, smaller NES will be hitting US retail shelves on 11 November. It's going to cost you US$59.99 for that childhood nostalgia. According to the press release, the device is called the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition -- that's quite a mouthful! The little device will come pre-installed with 30 classic titles for the NES, but no cartridge slot. Sorry collectors, but this isn't going to be a substitute for your normal or top-loader NES....

  • PlayStation Network currently down in South Africa [Update]

    Update #1, 8.02pm: Well, that didn't last long. After an hour of downtime, PSN is now back up in South Africa and some parts of the world, according to Reddit. I've successfully logged into my account without much of a hitch. If you're still battling, let us know in the comments section below. Original article: Great news, PlayStation faithful. If you were looking to mash a few angered buttons online this evening, you should probably reschedule. Why you ask? Sony's PlayStation Network is currently down. According to PlayStation Network's status website, Sony's currently performing maintenance on the servers (interestingly, maintenance was...