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  • ‘Candy Crush Saga’ is coming to Windows 10 devices, automatically

    Stories and news regarding Windows 10 has been nothing but positive so far, but Microsoft has finally hit its first obstacle with the internet and prospective Windows 10 adopters. News has surfaced that Redmond has signed a deal with software manufacturer King, which means Candy Crush Saga, one of the world's most popular games, will be automatically installed to those who upgrade to Windows 10 during the launch period. Microsoft's also promising more "popular and awesome King game titles" in the future. So buckle up for the ride, kids. It seems that Microsoft has sold its soul to the mobile...

  • Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ announced: here’s what you need to know

    After the shambles that was Unity, Ubisoft really needs the next Assassin's Creed installment to live up to the hype and win back the hearts of its alienated fans. Luckily, the company has today announced that Assassin's Creed Syndicate will be its next major release. Not too long ago, we knew its working title included "Victory", but we're pretty glad Ubisoft changed the name. Leaks were emerging as soon as 2014, with Ubisoft dropping a number of hints on social media from time to time. But finally, we have the next AC installment in writing and from the horse's mouth. So,...

  • The good kind of bad: 5 of our favourite gaming villains

    The heroes of our games would be nothing without their contrasting counterparts. A villain drives the hero forward, gives meaning to his cause. A hero becomes a hero because of the villain. That is why today we want to celebrate these malevolent and sadistic individuals, these slayers of men and admirers of torment. Now before I get burnt at the stake, this list is in no way the conclusive final say on the matter. Rather consider it the starting point of a discussion. Do you agree these bad guys deserve a spot on this list? Who do you think are the greatest...

  • Ster-Kinekor extends South African ‘Mortal Kombat X’ Cup registration

    Ster-Kinekor has announced that "due to the massive response to the South African Mortal Kombat Cup, the registrations for more competitors to participate have been re-opened." The Cup is a local competition organised by Ster-Kinekor that will see the best from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg duke it out to find the best Mortal Kombat X player on South African soil. The tournament will consist of three qualifying legs, and a grand final taking place in Johannesburg on 6 June. The winner will receive a 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 and a share of R30 000 in prize money. They will...

  • ‘Project CARS’ has the prettiest launch trailer we’ve seen this year [Video]

    Racing- or indeed driving-centric games isn't for everyone, but we imagine Project CARS will likely change this. Slightly Mad Studios' realistic car simulator has kept the world waiting, and waiting, and waiting, but it will finally be released on 7 May. With that said, the download sizes has also been spotted for Xbox One and the PS4, should the purchaser detest optical media. And this is where the real surprise lies. It's a gorgeous game, packing around 110 courses and over 60 cars at launch, but it comes in at a meagre 17GB for the PS4 and just over 18GB for...

  • PS4, PC gamers finally get ‘Evolve’ Broken Hill maps

    For once, the Microsoft Windows and PS4 versions of a game is lagging behind the Xbox One version. Refreshing. What's also refreshing are the two new Evolve maps available for download from today. These maps have been available since March on the Xbox One version of Evolve, a game we certainly thought was seriously fun in short bursts, but they now arrive on PS4 and PC. Read more: 'Evolve' review: a monstrous bite of entertainment Both maps have their equal charms, but let's begin with Broken Hill Mine, which finds players trudging through a bohrium dungeon beneath Shear. It's dark and dank...

  • ‘Mortal Kombat X’ review: bloody brilliant

    In 1992 four programmers with a minimal budget wanted to make a game based on the movie Bloodsport. Fortunately Jean Claude van Damme, the star of the movie, joined the Street Fighter project (which then never happened) and the license deal for the game fell through. Luckily, they did not give up their quest to make a fighting game and out of the ashes of Bloodsport the first Mortal Kombat was born, a game that would send never ending ripples through the landscape of gaming. Now more than a decade later I have the pleasure of reviewing the tenth major...

  • ‘Pillars of Eternity’ review: vivid, vast, visceral

    Obsidian Entertainment’s games have always been known for their vividly elaborate plots and immense settings (Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2). Its latest title, Pillars of Eternity, is every bit as vast and intricate and has a depth that can rival any game. It is the kind of artwork that an artist would consider as one of his most remarkable creations, a work true to his own soul. This real time strategy fantasy RPG is as unforgiving as it is rewarding and it juggles these two concepts like a carnie veteran. In its epic 50-80 hour saga the effects of...

  • Nintendo to offer black ‘Splatoon’ Premium Pack bundle come 19 June [update]

    Update: The exclusive Splatoon bundle will retail for R4499 in South Africa, at least according to the latest Raru listings. We're all waiting patiently for Splatoon coming a little later next month, but Nintendo South Africa has plans to bolster sales of the game and its Wii U console well after its 29 May release date. Nintendo has announced that it will be offering a Nintendo Wii U Splatoon Premium Pack bundle, available from 19 June. "This inkredible bundle includes a disc copy of Splatoon alongside a black premium Wii U console with 32GB* of storage, plus a black Wii U...

  • 15 epic free games you should definitely try

    We live in a glorious age, where big developers are now making free games. For those who can’t afford to purchase a new AAA title each month, fear not, there are plenty of great games available for you to play across multiple platforms for no more than the electricity to boot that machine. PC gamers, rejoice. Yes, not only are you the master race of gamers, but your selection of free games is the largest, however free-to-play games can now also be found on consoles. And if that isn't all, Android and iOS also get some love, so the free gaming...