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Games

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided [PS4] review: that unfinished feeling

    Game developer Eidos Montreal has finally released its latest edition to the Deus Ex franchise titled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. This widely anticipated game might not be all it's cracked up to be. But, it certainly tries its best. Mankind Divided incorporates the same gameplay mechanics as its predecessor Deus Ex: Human Revolution but doesn’t seem to be as impactful with regards to the story. However, that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad game. The story of augmented apartheid Two years have gone by since the multiple endings to Human Revolution (no matter what ending you received, it doesn’t seem to affect...

  • Don’t Starve beta and Vertigo Racing: 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. Itching for a new mobile game to play? We've got the goods, featuring four titles this week. Our favourite titles in this edition are Vertigo Racing and the Don't Starve Beta on Android. Scroll down for the entire roundup! Batman - The Telltale Series Episode 1 (R100 - iOS) Telltale has become one of the industry's most prolific developers, churning out oodles of episodic adventure games over the years. Now, it's Batman's time to get...

  • Update: Destiny servers down as Rise of Iron debuts

    Update #2, 20 September, 1.30pm: According to the latest tweet from Bungie, the company is slowly seeing more players enter the game's servers, as it continues to investigate server issues. Destiny population is rising. We are continuing to investigate issues that may impact player ability to sign in to Destiny. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) September 20, 2016 Update #1, 20 September, 12.01pm: According to new reports from users, Destiny gamers are being place in virtual queues, which will likely let users access the game is small batches until server stability is reached. "Due to heavy server traffic, we have temporarily implemented a...

  • F1 2016: 6 features we’d love to see in the next Formula 1 game

    We're quite enjoying F1 2016, being one of the better F1 games in the last couple of years. Still, that doesn't mean there's no room for improvement, right? Here are six features that would make the next F1 title a more complete experience. Where are the lower formulae? Codemasters' TOCA Race Driver series did a fantastic job of taking you through the various disciplines. Starting out in karts, you'd progress to Formula Ford, Formula Palmer Audi, Formula 3, IndyCar and other open-wheel disciplines. And you could even switch to touring cars, trucks and other forms of motorsport. We haven't seen the GP3 and GP2 Series being represented in a...

  • No Man’s Sky: Sony’s Yoshida criticises Hello Games’ PR strategy

    Sony is slowly distancing itself from the No Man's Sky aftermath, that's at least according to comments made by Sony Studios' president Shuhei Yoshida. Speaking to Eurogamer at the Tokyo Game Show, Yoshida criticised the head of Hello Games Sean Murray for promising more than the developer could deliver. "It wasn't a great PR strategy , because he didn't have a PR person helping him, and in the end he is an indie developer," he explains. "I understand some of the criticisms especially Sean Murray is getting, because he sounded like he was promising more features in the game from...

  • Trials of Gnomus review diary: gaming as a chore

    PopCap's latest free content update to Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is its "biggest yet", which adds new gaming modes, new maps and new GW1 taunts among other things. But the heart of the update must be the Trials of Gnomus -- the game's new mystery loot unlock zone. We're not sure what lies at the end of these trials (some say that there are two new classes -- one plant, and one zombie -- while others believe it could be new legendary items), but I'm going to work damn hard to find out just what the developer's hiding. I've...

  • Rainmaker and Blek: 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. Another week, another look at the world of mobile games. We've scoured the internet for the latest titles you should download to your smartphone or tablet once again. Our favourites this week include a stock-trading title and a rather interesting puzzle game that uses gestures. Check all five picks below! White Ninja (free - Android, iOS) Another one of those infuriatingly tough twitch-based games, White Ninja was spotted by Pocket Gamer earlier...

  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection leaps onto consoles November

    Scaling walls, traversing rooftops and performing the Leap of Faith are but a few things that made the Assassin's Creed franchise such a success. More so, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, probably the most notable Assassin's Creed character, returns to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in a new collection. With the franchise selling over 100-million copies to date, and the release of the latest game just over a year away, fans of the franchise and new players alike have the opportunity to relive the Ezio saga. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection bundles three iconic AC games into one package The Ezio Collection...

  • Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past review [3DS]: one of the best JRPGs ever

    There’s a distinct lack of traditional JRPGs in this modern age of re-invented consoles and hyper-realistic graphics. One series that has stayed true to its roots is Dragon Quest. Finally, after 16 years, English fans will be able to experience one of the most epic gaming tales ever: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past. The game originally debuted on the PlayStation 1 and has now been remastered for the Nintendo 3DS console. Well, it's only just been localised for English audiences and was in fact released in Japan three years ago. Fans in the 'Western' market have been clamouring...

  • ReCore preview [Xbox One]: there may be a gem in here somewhere

    Microsoft’s latest exclusive title, ReCore, is a game that's been somewhat hidden from the public eye since its 2015 E3 announcement. ReCore is finally heading for release later this week, but will the game actually be worth all of your hard-earned cash? Upon first starting ReCore, you'll immediately be flooded with visions of Mad Max or Borderlands (minus the gun loot). The game takes place in a desert populated by rocks, caves, and chasms, with the local fauna consisting of robotic creatures out to kill you. The majority of these beasts look a bit like rejects from the Reboot TV...