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Games

  • See Faith run in the latest Mirror’s Edge Catalyst trailer

    Mirror's Edge developers at DICE just love running with a pun, don't they? Sorry. With that said, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the sequel to the 2008 sleeper hit, is just around the corner, and Electronic Arts has given us a brand new trailer. Taking us through the initial sequences of the game (that you may, or may not, have seen during the game's beta period), Faith Connors once again finds herself running through the City of Glass. "Experience the origin story of Faith and master her momentum to traverse the city and fight back against the oppressive powers," the press release reads. "Exploring the...

  • Xbox One and PC gamers can finally play Rocket League together

    After Microsoft's announcement in March, Rocket League now finally supports cross-network play on PC and Xbox One. Yes, that means right now. Players can now include players from with Xbox One or PC on their public and private games from the Rocket League options menu. "Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft's new cross-network policies, we're proud to give it to them," writes VR of Psyonix Jeremy Dunham, is a press release sent to Gearburn. Psyonix's Rocket League has been 2015's biggest sleeper hit, racking up...

  • Spider-Man character pack is free for LEGO Marvel Avengers

    For any fans of Spider-Man (and really, who wouldn't be?) there's a new web-slinging character pack for LEGO Marvel Avengers.  The best part is that it's free. Available on pretty much every console the game was released on, the pack includes these six characters: Spider-Man (Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War) Spider-Man (Peter Parker) Spider-Man (Mile Morales) Spider-Girl Iron Spider ...and my personal favourite: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly, not Kaine) Read more: LEGO Marvel Avengers review: just another brick in the wall This is the first add-on for Lego Marvel Avengers that has been available for free, besides the Thunderbolts pre-order incentive. All...

  • Xbox Games with Gold for June includes XCOM, Goat Simulator & more

    Microsoft has announced its selection of Games With Gold titles for next month - and it's not Bioshock Infinite or Red Dead Redemption like those rumours claimed. Xbox One fans can look forward to bonkers physics-heavy game Goat Simulator (all month) and racing title The Crew (16 June until 15 July). Xbox 360 gamers are set to receive hard-as-nails platformer Super Meat Boy (from 1-15 June), as well as XCOM: Enemy Unknown (from 16-30 June). Of course, the Xbox 360 titles are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One, so owners of Microsoft's current-generation console should have no shortage of games to play. Unless you played...

  • Do you agree with the 2016 Video Game Hall of Fame inductees?

    The Video Game Hall of Fame is an international hall of fame that celebrates and recognizes various electronic game titles (arcade, computer, console, handheld, mobile) that “exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general”. This hall of fame was established on June 4, 2015 by The Strong’s National Museum of Play, a highly interactive and collections-based museum based in Rochester, New York. It is currently one of the largest museums in the United States and boasts the world’s greatest collection of historical materials related to the art of “play”. For a title to be...

  • Pac-Man 256 brings local multiplayer to PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One in June

    Pac-Man has pretty much seen it all as a grandfather of gaming titles. It's been around since 1980, and has been an integral building block in the gaming world. But now it's getting a second wind. Pac-Man 256 is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 21 June, thanks to Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale (of Crossy Road fame). This reworked version, stemming from the mobile game, is developed by 3 Sprockets. So console and PC Pac-Man 256, while entertaining players with the age-old Pac-Man mechanics, is also getting a multiplayer arena. Note, that includes local multiplayer as...

  • Uncharted 4 ships 2.7m copies in week one, Sony oh so happy

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was always going to be a big game. It's the end (if you believe that) of a saga that has spanned nearly a decade, and has a following that's probably a lot longer than that too. But it seems that Naughty Dog's latest game has surprised even Sony. Sony's SIE division has announced that the game has shipped 2.7-million units in its first week. Notably, it's now the fastest selling first-party title on PlayStation 4. "Thank you to the team at Naughty Dog for delivering Uncharted 4, a stunning experience that sets a new bar for...

  • Metro 2033: can bad dubs and subs ruin a game?

    Metro 2033 is a 2010 post-apocalyptic, action-horror first person shooter set in the underground railway system of Moscow twenty years after a nuclear war has ravaged the surface of the planet and forced the citizens to flee underground. In the years since the war, feral creatures have mutated into deadly threats, Communist Russia's military returns full force complete with propaganda and even the Nazis managed to make a comeback. These various factions stand in the way of young Artyom, a resident of a settlement on the brink of destruction, and his quest to save said settlement. The game was based on...

  • Batman: Return to Arkham gets SA pricing, release date

    Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment have announced local launch details for Batman: Return to Arkham. Return to Arkham bundles remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City in one package, set for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Warner Bros. Entertainment has also confirmed that the titles will now be powered by Unreal Engine 4, featuring "upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders". The collection will also deliver all Game of the Year content and downloadable content. SKE has confirmed that Return to Arkham will have a R699 price tag and will launch locally on 26 July. Arkham Asylum was originally released...

  • Watch Steam games run on a hacked PlayStation 4

    Who thought we'd ever see proper Steam games running on the PlayStation 4? Well, a new YouTube video shows Valve's service in action. According to YouTuber OsirisX, the feat first requires a PlayStation 4 running firmware version 1.76. So in the unlikely event that you haven't updated your machine since 2014, you might be in luck. The uploader then installed Arch Linux on the PlayStation 4, as well as graphics drivers ported by the fail0verflow hacking team. The video shows the uploader booting up Arch Linux and eventually logging in to his Steam account. From here, the uploader visits the system settings page, showing...