• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!

Games

  • You could’ve played Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One this weekend

    If you're a canny NeoGAF trawler and Xbox One owner, you probably would've stumbled across a post this weekend, suggesting that Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is available to play on Xbox One as a backwards compatible game. Well, yes, it was. But isn't anymore. Although gamers have downloaded the 2010 classic Western shooter and played the hell out of it this weekend, it wasn't officially released by Microsoft or Rockstar. So the former pulled it from the roster. Microsoft's Larry Major Nelson Hyrb, took to Reddit to explain the move, and noted that the game is currently in a testing phase...

  • Rare Replay review: classic gems for Xbox One

    Rare is a company that’s been in the hearts of gamers for over three decades. It has worked on the likes of Donkey Kong Country and 007 Golden Eye, which shaped a generation of gamers. Last year the Microsoft-owned company released a compilation containing some of their best titles, but is it enough to save grace with a developer fallen from favour? Looking at video game compilations is always a difficult task. Does one look at each and every game individually, writing a review that would equal the likes of the Iliad or Odyssey, or does one look at the...

  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst looks incredible in new story trailer

    Electronic Arts has quite a few games on its plate this year, and I'm not even including all those boring sports titles either. I'm talking about the likes of Mirror's Edge Catalyst. For anyone who hasn't played the first instalment, Mirror's Edge is a series about a woman who can effectively out-Batman Batman using a secret recipe of superhero parkour and dune buggy shock absorbers for legs. But as the new story trailer suggests, Faith is about more than just gymnastics. The new title will tell the story of our protagonist fighting against the proverbial "man" in a quest to write...

  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam review: once upon another mushroom

    The pitch at Nintendo HQ for this title probably went a little something like this: "Goodness, we barely have any Mario titles anymore, apart from the fifty currently available to play. We definitely need another, and perhaps cross over another series too while we at it." Okay, fine. I'm being harsh. In fact, a little hypocritical too, because I generally love seeing that dungaree-clad Italian-accented plumber on my screen. And sooner or later, this was bound to happen, because Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario were two of Nintendo's most entertaining franchises on two vastly different platforms. Although I'm not the...

  • Doom reboot finally gets a release date

    The long, long awaited Doom reboot has finally been given a launch date, and that's 13 May for everyone of you holding pens near a calendar right now. As with all Doom games, this one in particular promises to be as gruesome as it gets, and we have a trailer to prove it. For one, the gameplay is definitely much faster in the 2016 title compared to it's nearly 12-year-old ancestor. And that'll ensure the millions of things to shoot are all extremely difficult to shoot. Bethesda will include a multiplayer and single player campaign, and handily, a tool for all those...

  • Nintendo’s Miitomo will launch in March alongside My Nintendo

    Nintendo has outlined the granular details for its fans interested in its first mobile game, Miitomo. The company announced that the game will arrive on Android and iOS devices in March, but it will not be open to absolutely everyone. Instead, signing up for a new Nintendo Account service will automatically put you in line to pre-order the game. Users can sign up to the service using "their existing email, social media accounts or current Nintendo Network IDs", the company explains. "People who pre-register will be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March....

  • Ubisoft, Humble join forces for latest Humble Bundle

    If this month's Xbox Games for Gold or PlayStation Plus February games haul isn't enough for you, there's a new Humble Bundle available brimming with Ubisoft games. And we aren't just talking about old Ubisoft games either. Tom Clancy's The Division makes an appearance for those keen on the 8 March-debuting shooter. But as Humble's usual "pay what you want" philosophy goes, these games are only available at certain tiers. So let's break it down: Paying US$1 will get you Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home and Rayman Origins. Related: Humble Monthly Bundle offers a digital gaming package every month Paying more than...

  • DiRT Rally shows off polished physics in new gameplay trailer

    February promises to be an interesting old month for game releases, but what of April? Well, for rally enthusiasts look no further, because DiRT Rally is finally revving up for its official release. Developed by motorsport game legends Codemasters alongside Koch Media, the two companies have released a new PC gameplay trailer, which showcases the title's motion and destruction physics, alongside the some of the current cars available. And more content promises to be added alongside Steam's Early Access preview. "New Classic Mini and Super 1600 series will introduce the thrills of rallycross racing from the start of the game and 21...

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division beta extended by 24 hours

    Ubisoft's latest multiplayer shooter-cum-RPG, The Division, is currently in its beta phase, with the developers ironing out online bugs and in game glitches while giving users a taste of what's to come. But due to the positive reception of the title, and the number of beta users currently on the waitlist, the company has decided to extended the beta by another day. The announcement was made by Ubisoft's community manager Natchai Stappers on The Division's official forum: Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist...

  • GOG launches its new Games in Development programme

    Digital video game sales platform GOG has announced its venture into the unfinished games market. This new programme, called Games in Development, will feature a range of playable titles that aren't quite finished. According to a post on their website, GOG will be "offering a selection of the most promising titles" requested on the Community Wishlist. This allows GOG to avoid over-saturation of titles for the programme and having games getting lost in the void of trash. Yes, Steam, you could learn from GOG here. One of the biggest hooks for consumers is the fact that all titles in development will come...