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Games

  • Xbox One 500GB now $249 ‘while stocks last’

    The Xbox One S is scheduled to hit stores next month, while the formidable Scorpio is set to be revealed next year. So it's no surprise to hear that sales of the standard Xbox One model are slowing down in a big way. Now, Microsoft is hoping to deliver a sales boost and clear out stock before the Xbox One S launch, cutting the cost of the 500GB vanilla console to US$249. "Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only US$249 while supplies last," the company said in a press statement. Microsoft also confirmed that...

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole special edition pays tribute to the Coon

    South Park: Stick of Truth was one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a long time, albeit basic and full of fart jokes. It did hold true to the South Park style of things. This year's installment of the South Park franchise -- The Fractured But Whole -- will likely continue the fart humour, but reintroduces a few new gameplay mechanics, including turn-based combat. And for those who really love South Park, Ubisoft has announced a Special Edition collector's version of the game. The Amazon special bundle will include a steelbook, a game season pass as well as a...

  • Latest No Man’s Sky trailer showcases zany space-fighting mechanics

    The question I've been asking about No Man's Sky is "what exactly do you DO in No Man's Sky?"  The latest trailer series is perhaps Hello Games' answer, showing off what exactly gamers can expect within the game. Now that No Man's Sky is finally out of its development phase and into its final stretch before release in early August, its developer's flaunting its visual splendour and interesting gaming mechanics, including a dog-fighting sequence. If you've ever wanted to shoot down spaceships in a game that didn't have a Han Solo in it, this seems like the ticket. So far, the video...

  • Klocki and Arkham Underworld: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Looking to get your mobile game on? We've got four decent picks for you this week. Notable titles this week include Batman: Arkham Underworld and a head-scratcher in the form of Klocki. Disney Emoji Blitz (free - Android, iOS) One of the more prominent games this week (aside from Pokemon Go) is a standard match-three puzzle title from Disney. The title has you matching various Disney emoji pieces with each other, but also delivers power-ups and...

  • Gravity Rush 2 heading to Europe on 30 November

    Once PlayStation Vita darling Gravity Rush launched on the PlayStation 4 late last year, but Sony has finally given the world a launch date for its home console successor. Gravity Rush 2 is heading to the PlayStation 4 in late November/early December 2016, according to Sony PlayStation's latest blog post. "Gravity Rush 2 marks the return of gravity shifters Kat and Raven (now a powerful ally), ex-cop Syd, and introduces a bevy of new characters," Sony Interactive Entertainment's Olivier Banal explains. Banal also promises the introduction of a "mysterious guardian angel" who will be the first new face of the series. "Angel...

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to PlayStation 4 in October?

    Rise of the Tomb Raider, the second installment of the new Tomb Raider series, is reportedly heading to PlayStation 4 in October. The game, a timed exclusive for the Xbox One and Windows 10, has previously been earmarked for a November launch on the Japanese console. However, thanks to the Italian division of Gamestop (and NeoGAF) we might've been given a little bit of a sneak peak, and an earlier than expected launch. The listing suggests that the expected date is 11/10/2016, which could be read in one of two ways, depending on where you happen to live. In Italy at...

  • Pokemon Go: here’s how to request or remove PokeStops and gyms

    Ever since Pokemon Go launched last week, we've seen people complain about the lack of PokeStops or gyms near them. On the other end of the spectrum, we've seen some rather inappropriate real-world locations used in-game, such as personal property or memorials. Fortunately, Niantic has a solution of sorts, in the form of a request page on its website. Request these options Want more PokeStops or gyms in your area? Then under the "reason" field, you'll need to choose "no PokeStops or gyms near me". Is there a gym or stop on your personal property? Then choose "report a PokeStop on my personal property"...

  • Battlefield 1: here’s how EA can make this World War game great

    The last time I was excited about a Battlefield game was... well, I've never been excited about a Battlefield game. Battlefield 1942 (the only one I ever really enjoyed) came out when I was a kid, and back then I didn't critique the industry in the slightest. That's all different now. Electronic Arts' Battlefield 1 is just a few months away from its November launch, and while trailers don't usually tickle my fancy, Battlefield's made me sit up and take notice. It wasn't all good though. The first thing I scoffed at was the name. Much like the case with the...

  • Now MewTwo can be a Pokemon Go trainer with our beginner’s guide

    Downloaded Pokemon Go and have no idea what to do? Or maybe you're just curious as to what all the fuss is about? Either way, we've put together a beginner's guide to figuring out the game's premise and mechanics. From noteworthy features to battling enemies, we've got you covered. What is Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality title, allowing you to capture and battle Pokemon in the world around you. After creating a character with the very basic tools at your disposal, you'll be placed on a map, which reflects the world around you. From the virtual map, you'll find symbols...

  • Valve: we’re cracking down on Steam-enabled gambling sites

    The emergence of gambling sites for in-game virtual items has caused an uproar in the gaming industry, especially with news that some prominent YouTubers own these sites or rigged bets. The gambling primarily centred on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, being one of Valve's most popular video games around. Now, Valve has issued a statement, distancing itself from the sites and saying it hasn't received cash from them. "We'd like to clarify that we have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them. And Steam does not have a system for turning in-game items into real world currency." It added that...