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  • No Man’s Sky [PS4] review: infinite bore-fare

    I'm over 20 hours into No Man’s Sky's deep, dark universe and I’m still as lost as I was when I first started. I’m perfectly fine with that. No Man's Sky is a space exploration game that allows you find countless galaxies, and over 18-quintillion randomly-generated planets. Your main mission of the game? There isn't really any, but you are chiefly  encouraged to find the centre of your galaxy. No Man's Sky isn't a game that will baby you with tutorials but offers you just enough help to not feel like a newborn. The game's beautiful and vast world truly makes you...

  • Update: No Man’s Sky update 1.07 heads to PlayStation 4

    Update: 28 August, 11.03am: According to recently posted patch notes on Steam, No Man's Sky has a slew of incoming updates. Although the below notes are only valid for those on Steam's experimental patch programme, Hello Games in a tweet suggested that "these changes and more are inbound for Steam, GoG and PS4 in an upcoming patch". Have a look at the experimental fixes below, that might come to the PlayStation 4 in the next few weeks: Objectives and stuck without Hyper-drive Issues Player no longer able to redeem your pre-order ship at a point which would then prevent you learning...

  • South Africa: here’s when you can play Titanfall 2 Tech Test this Friday

    After Titanfall 2's Tech Test debut this past weekend, we imagine that Respawn has a fairly long to do list. Thanks to the massive support, criticism and community suggestions the developer received, it's probably also acceptable to believe that the final weekend of the Tech Test should be a much better experience. Spending some time discussing #Titanfall2 tech test feedback! pic.twitter.com/vDJ5hudJCE — Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) August 23, 2016 While previous peeves centred around the lower pace of the game and the Titan's mechanics, other factors like the grappling hook and range of weapons will likely see a swathe of players returning to...

  • Pokemon Go’s popularity shows first signs of decline

    Just as the world reaches peak hype for No Man's Sky, Niantic's Pokemon Go is discovering that life on the top of the mobile gaming charts doesn't last long for some. According to Axiom Capital Management in a Bloomberg report, Pokemon Go's user base is currently experiencing a dramatic drop. Peaking at around 45-million active daily users worldwide in mid-July 2016, the game lost nearly 15-million active users in a month ending 17 August. Google Search data tends to corroborate these dropping figures, with search term "Pokemon" seeing a fairly steep drop after its momentous rise in July 2016. But that's not...

  • Legend of the Skyfish and Flip Divers: 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. Think mobile games are a fad? Or maybe you're just looking to be entertained in general? Either way, these titles might be worth your while. It's tough to follow up with last week's picks, but Flip Diving and Polyforge are just two of the four standout titles. Flip Diving (free - Android, iOS) Prolific developer MiniClip has a reputation for producing some chart-topping games, with Flip Diving being its latest title. You'll be playing...

  • Update: 90% of No Man’s Sky’s PlayStation 4 issues fixed thus far

    Update, 24 August 2016, 11.30am: Hello Games has taken to its Twitter account to finally explain the mass of No Man's Sky updates that have hit the PlayStation 4 this week. The British developer explains that PlayStation 4 crash dumps -- sent to the developer whenever the title blue screens the console -- have helped it solve some 87% of reported issues with patches 1.05 and 1.06. If a PS4 crashes, it sends us a crash dump. Over the last week since the game came out we categorised and fixed these in order of priority. — Hello Games (@hellogames) August 24, 2016 "This...

  • No Man’s Sky’s honest trailer is savagely accurate

    In what has to be the biggest video game letdown of 2016 (so far), there's no shortage of rage against No Man's Sky. As always, Honest Game Trailers has jumped into the fray with its own view of the game. Putting the game down in a comedic way, the episode touches on the lack of multiplayer, lack of planetary physics, as well as repetitive design and alien language system. It ends off by listing several cast members in the game, which is more accurate than anything Hello Games promised prior to the game's launch. There's no shortage of rage for No...

  • Capcom Humble Bundle includes excellent titles for PlayStation

    The company that refuses to give fans another Mega Man Legends game, Capcom, is the focus of the latest Humble Bundle. Not only are all of the titles from the big C, but are compatible with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 as well. Yes, after the successful Nintendo Humble Bundles, there's finally a PlayStation one as well. The Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle includes the likes of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Reisdent Evil HD, Remember Me, and the Devil May Cry HD collection. In order to get your (digital) hands on these games, you'll need select one of the following...

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review round-up: augmented or augward?

    The latest game in the Deus Ex series has finally been released, almost five years after Human Revolution first came out. Of course, the third game in the series received plenty of positive reviews, but does the follow-up make for a worthy title? Well, the reviews seem to think so... Tackle things in your own way The Deus Ex franchise has made a name for itself thanks to the free-form nature of missions, and Ars Technica's Sam Machnovech found the fourth title to be no different (saying that people should "buy the heck out of the game"). "Missions feed into each other in organic ways,...

  • Inside, The Witness & more: Pippa’s 8 best indie games of 2016 (so far)

    We know all about the big titles, with marketing material splashed all over our screens, magazines and billboards. But what about the hidden gems? The indie titles with smaller budgets but just as much heart (sometimes more). Have a look at the list to the best indie games of the year so far. The Witness The Witness comes from Braid developer Jonathan Blow (which means you know it’s going to be mind-bendingly challenging). It’s a first-person puzzle adventure game, in which you explore an unnamed island. You also uncover mazes which you must solve in order to continue and unlock subsequent puzzles,...