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Games

  • Quantum Break gets new patch to fix numerous bugs

    Tech giant Microsoft and developer Remedy Entertainment have released a new patch for Quantum Break on Xbox One. This should fix a few critical issues that have been reported by users. These errors ranged from issues with NPCs to missing cinematics and even subtitles not working correctly. Full list of fixes and updates for specific acts: Act 1 Part 1: Fixed a rare instance of taxi being missing from the intro cinematic Act 1 Part 2: Fixed assets disappearing if players backtrack Act 1 Part 2: Fixed an issue where players could not kill the guard in the parking lot Act 1...

  • Latest Humble Bundle includes excellent selection of Nintendo Wii U, 3DS games

    The latest Humble Bundle package includes a range of games for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS consoles. To answer the inevitable question: Yes, these will work in South Africa. Named the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle, the packages includes the likes of Darksiders II, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Retro City Rampage, and even a theme for the 3DS. In order to get your hands on these, you'll need to fork over at least US$1 for the base bundle, which is pretty much a bargain for anything on a Nintendo platform. Unlike last year's Nintendo-themed Humble Bundle, these titles are available in...

  • Defense Grid 2, Peggle among April Xbox Games with Gold

    It's that time again when Microsoft announces its next lot of Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles. Don't get too excited, because unlike last month's fantastic selection, May looks to be a little dull. First up is the sci-fi-based tower defence game on Xbox One, Defence Grid 2. It's an upgrade from its predecessor with new upgrades, units, and a host of features. This title will be available for the whole month of May. Next on the big, black console is Costume Quest 2, which you can download from 16 May until 15 June. This cutesy RPG adventure...

  • Dark Souls board game smashes Kickstarter goal, raises over £1.5-mllion [update]

    Update, 26 April 2016: The game has reached over £1.5-million (R31.6-million) in funding. Update, 21 April 2016: The game has reached over £1 000 000 (R21-million) in funding. Update, 21 April 2016: The game has reached over £900 000 (R18.9-million) in funding. From Software's Dark Souls, the video game series known for being brutal, is getting its own board game. The game's Kickstarter page went up on 19 April and was fully funded in a whopping three minutes. To put things into perspective, the publishers, Steamforged Games Ltd, were asking for £50 000 (R102 000) to fund the project. As of writing, the funding total is sitting...

  • Want a copy of Uncharted 4 now? Head to the UK

    This is if you're not willing to wait for the official street date, 10 May. It seems like one store got a little overzealous and sold the game early. According to an article on Videogamer.com, a store by the name of CEX in the UK sold the game for £55 (R1159) to a customer. On the customer's till slip the words "Pre-Release Media,UK" is printed underneath the game's title. The customer, going be the name of Shabz, told Videogamer: "I went in to CEX... to actually buy myself a camera lens and when I went to the counter to purchase the...

  • Yo-Kai Watch review: a charming, gorgeous delight

    Japanese developer Level-5 has been creating exceptional JRPG titles since the PlayStation 2 era. Its range of games always carries a distinct charm to them. This effort has been brought over into its full-blown foray of the collect-em-all series of JRPGs, popularised by Pokemon. Yo-Kai Watch is a game you might want to start pre-ordering. The game is set in a lush fictional city complete with different districts and shopping areas. You’ll choose between either a boy or a girl as your character; neither choice will impact the game, but only some limited dialogue. You character -- I called mine...

  • New details on Gears of War 4 pricing and Ultimate Edition

    It's almost time for Gears of War 4 to see the light of day. Well, it's six months away, but in the meantime, Microsoft is teasing the world with some new info on the game. With the horrendous state of the SA Rand, it's nice to see the standard version of GoW4 will retail for R749. That's quite the discount considering Microsoft's last big release, Quantum Break, retailed for R1199. Looks like the company may have learned not overbank on titles. Along with the standard edition, the company is releasing an ultimate edition, called Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition, which...

  • NIS America, Atlus cut publishing ties in Europe thanks to Sega

    It seems that NIS America and Sega's sour relationship has finally boiled over. In an announcement this weekend made by NIS head Takura Yamashita, the company will no longer publish games from Japanese developer Atlus. Atlus was bought out by Sega back in 2013, so one could say that this move was a long-time coming. "Atlus became very picky about selecting the European publishing partner after it was bought by Sega. It always cherry picked its EU publishing partner based on who offered the highest minimum guarantee on a title by title basis. I noticed that it was very difficult for NIS...

  • 5 free and innovative games worth more than their pricetag

    Free games have become increasingly common, especially on mobile devices, and thanks to many free-to-play microtransaction practices the whole concept of free games has become tainted in the eyes of many. If it isn't mobile games riddled with in-app purchases then people think of the shovel ware garbage that is thrown up on the majority of indie game sites such as itchi.io or Game Jolt. However, there are exceptions to these two types of free games, and some such games can be some of the best games available to play. Here are just a few: 5 Days a Stranger If you like old...

  • 10 underrated Xbox 360 games that flew under the radar

    Yes, Microsoft's last-generation gaming console may have ceased production, but it still has plenty to offer. Featuring a game library of over 1000 titles, there really is something for everyone. But what about games then? We picked a few titles that flew under the radar. Blue Dragon This 2007 role-playing title was eagerly anticipated by gamers, as Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was behind the story and had a hand in its development. The game saw players take part in traditional turn-based RPG action, albeit with a few tweaks (such as speed being a factor and the introduction of a shadow system), making for...