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Deals & Sales

  • Countdown sale hits Xbox: some notable titles in tow

    Microsoft kicked off its Countdown sale yesterday, with the first phase running until 28 December, and there are plenty of gaming deals to be had in this round. Some of these titles have been cheaper in the past, but Microsoft is also featuring daily deals, so keep an eye out if the current selection doesn't appeal to you. So are there any decent Xbox One discounts to be had then? Well, the steepest discounts apply to Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (67% or 75% for Gold members). Payday 2: Crimewave Edition and Tales from the...

  • 7 digital Christmas vouchers for the tech-lover in your life

    There are loads of great gift ideas around for the festive season, but vouchers tend to be the safest fallback option if you just don't know what to get. And there are plenty of vouchers for digital services, so we pick a few vouchers you should keep in mind. Google Play Store Available from the likes of Pick N Pay, Checkers and Incredible Connection, Google Play vouchers allow Android owners to purchase digital goods and services from Google Play. These digital goods/services include the Google Play Music All-Access streaming service (for R60 a month), music purchases, game/app purchases and movie purchases/rentals. The Google Play Store...

  • Raru launches ‘Last Chance’ sale on video games, electronics

    In case you missed anything on Black Friday (or didn't want to spend any money), Raru has launched its 'Last Chance Sale'. Starting at 8am and continuing throughout the day, the sale contains a range of specials from video games to musical instruments. Gearburn will be listing all of the electronics and video game items on sale as they become available. Just remember that all stock is extremly limited. Check out the full list on Raru's website. Round 4: 4pm - 8pm Razer Kraken - Mobile headset - Neon Green - R999 Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) - R899 Mafia III...

  • PS4 gets two promotions in SA for December

    Ster-Kinekor Entertainment has announced two promotions for the PS4 for the month of December. "The first promotion will commence from 9 to 14 December offering consumers who purchase any standalone or bundled PS4, a free copy of EA Sports FIFA 17 on PS4 resulting in a saving of up to R1200," the local PlayStation distributor wrote in an emailed statement. The standalone PS4 currently has a suggested retail price of R5199. "Immediately following this consumers will be able to pick up the brand new standalone PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD at an astonishing R3999.99 from 15-24 December," SKE wrote. Want a PS4...

  • Xbox One price dropped to R3999 until holiday season’s end

    Microsoft South Africa has announced that the Xbox One will retain its Black Friday discount price until the end of the festive season. In partnership with distributor Prima Interactive, the Xbox One 500GB will be priced at R3999. That's R1000 off its current price. The 500GB bundle may also include either FIFA 17, Gears of War 4 or Battlefield 1 as a free bonus title. The 1TB model will also retail for R4999, down from its standard R5799 price. The 500GB Xbox One bundle will retail for R3999 for the duration of the holiday season According to Colin Baumgart, Xbox consumer and devices...

  • Black Friday 2016: check these discounted mobile games

    Black Friday specials seem to be everywhere again, but mobile gamers needn't feel left out either, as mobile developers are cutting prices as well. Check out our list of worthwhile specials below. Know of any more notable, cut-price mobile games? Let us know in the comments! Deus Ex Go (paid - Android, iOS) The latest game in the Square Enix Go franchise has received a notable price cut to R19 on Android and R30 on iOS. Don't Starve: Pocket Edition (paid - Android, iOS) Popular survival adventure Don't Starve has received a discount to R30 on iOS. Android gamers will however need to pay R42. Door...

  • Black Friday South Africa 2016: the best tech deals and bargains

    Yes, yes, we know. Black Friday is a US tradition. But how has that little nugget stopped South Africans in the past? 2015 saw one of the biggest Black Fridays in the country, with thousands of citizens spending their hard earned cash on tech goodies and gadgets. This year promises to be much of the same, if not a little big bigger. With that said, what can we expect from South African brick and mortar and online stores? We round up the biggest Black Friday goodies, starting Monday 21 November. Note: this article will be updated with the latest deals as they...

  • Raru celebrates second birthday with massive bargains [update]

    Update: Added wave 4 products and pricing. Local ecommerce store Raru has been around for two years now. In order to celebrate this, they are having a large sale of select video games, board games, electronics and more. All specials will be released in waves throughout the day. We will just be listing the electronics, video game, and board game specials, and geekery, but Raru will have other products on offer as well. Gearburn will be regularly updating this article with new specials as they become available. Standard pricing will be listed as the recommended retail price (RRP). Wave 1: 8am - 11am Ghostbusters:...

  • Humble Narrative Bundle arrives with Broken Age, Her Story & more

    Humble's a great place to pick up games relatively cheaply, and its latest Humble Narrative Bundle is a must if you love narrative games. Although Life Is Strange and any of the Telltale titles don't feature, great games like Broken Age and Her Story do. Fair trade off, I guess. You can pay what you like for three games: Her Story, Cibele and Read Only Memories, but the above-average US$4.09 will get you Broken Age, 80 Days or Sorcery! (Parts one and two). Note, that average price will likely fluctuate. Related: ‘Kholat’ and ‘Her Story’ dual review: prepare to sit up all...