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Games

  • Watch the new ‘official GTA V’ trailer right here

    No, it's still not 17 September. But we're one day closer. If you've stocked up on all the preview write ups, official game play video and every leak you can find, there is something to make the wait for the launch of Grand Theft Auto V less of a chore: another trailer. The good people over at Rockstar are adding to the suspense again with the launch of a new teaser to have you longing for the streets of Los Santos and your chance to play as one of the game's three protagonists. GTA V is all about an immersive experience...

  • Our top 20 games for iPad and Android tablets

    If you own a tablet, chances are you probably have a couple of games installed on it, that is if you're not like me who uses my tablet almost exclusively for gaming. And I love high-quality, intelligent games that really take advantage of the capabilities of the touchscreen. We all know the iPad as the dominant player here, but there are in fact a number of outstanding Android tablet games on the market as well. If you're looking for some games to help pass the time, then look no further. Some of these are paid, others are free, some of them...

  • The 3 biggest fails of Gamescom 2013

    There was much to talk about after this year's Gamescom 2013. Battlefield 4, Titanfall and Fable Legends were some of the successes, the eagerly awaited games demoed at the world's trendiest gaming expo. There were plenty of bland, hand-smacking-against-forehead moments as well, such as the three listed below. Ryse Watching Ryse in action, you can’t help but wonder whether this is Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s God of War. It has the historical setting and the liberal bloodshed, but whereas God of War was a cleverly paced and varied experience, Ryse feels as if it’s resolutely action-orientated. Our first look at Ryse, an...

  • ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ subscribers will still have to pay for Xbox Live, says Bethesda

    Elder Scrolls Online (ESO)  is coming real soon to take over our lives. Sure, there's been World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy Online, Guild Wars and Conan, but the thought of combining an actual open-world game with endless possibilities is almost too much to bear. Almost. Why the negativity? Because Elder Scrolls Online will cost US$14.99 (R150) monthly on top of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network fees. Yesterday though, Elder Scrolls creators Bethesda said they are trying to make life a little easier for Xbox Live owners, by liaising with Microsoft to wave the online fees for its online services. This...

  • ‘Dots’ review: Tetris for hipsters or the best puzzler ever made?

    Dots, an insanely simple and addictive game by Playdots, Inc is the best puzzler since Tetris. It's available for Android and iOS and there is no reason that you shouldn't get it. It's free, and there are in-app purchases but if you play for long enough, you'll get enough points to negate any spending of real money. Dots has nailed it. And it's free. Let it roll of your tongue. "The best puzzler in years can be scooped up for free." A simple premise  Take Bejeweled, another heavily-addictive orb-swapping game and strip away the fuss. What you have left is Dots....

  • GTA V Collector’s edition costs $150, proof that crime pays

    By now we're all very excited about Grand Theft Auto V. If you've managed to save up some dough for the 17 September launch, give yourself a pat on the back. You should also check out the Collector's and Special Edition before making your final buy, though they'll come at a hefty price. Rockstar Games recently posted more details and screens from the Grand Theft Auto V Special and Collector's edition digital content. Pre-ordering the game will give you some extra bonuses including "a bevy of enhancements and accessories for all three of protagonists as well as your ...

  • Digging into DotA2: bigger, bolder, more addictive than ever

    DotA or Defense of the Ancients was first created using a Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos world editor, this allowed anyone who owned the game to create their own map. With the editor, you had access to all the games units and buildings, and could change almost all properties of that unit or building such as damage, speed, armour, set waypoints and so on. You could also manipulate the landscape by adding rivers, cliffs and trees. These functions of the world editor are what made DotA a dynamic and eventually balanced mod, because updating the map was easy and...

  • Our 3 top titles of Gamescom 2013

    There are a handful of events every year where gaming journalists the world over get to descend on a city for a few days to bring you information on all the latest unreleased games and tech. The first major event is E3, and the next is Gamescom in Germany. As usual, game developers have us on the edge of our seat with tidbits of upcoming games -- not only information, but previews of gameplay and features. This year is a particularly exciting one with the release of the next-gen PS4 and Xbox One on the horizon. Each console has a list...

  • Sony’s really sorry about ‘GTA V’ audio leak

    Grand Theft Auto V launches 17 September. Between that date and our wallets, there'll be incremental news that threatens to derail the GTA V train. But not really, nothing will tip this Juggernaut on its side. So this news, about Sony apologising for leaked GTA V assets is just a drop in the bucket. Nice of Sony to admit its fault though. For those who missed out on the action, the full 18GB, 42-hour long GTA V audio track was unceremoniously leaked to PS3 users who pre-ordered the game, said Wired. GTA V is set in "right now" and...

  • Blizzard at Gamescom: what’s new?

    This year Gamescom seems all kinds of fun. From some highly anticipated next-gen console details and upcoming game trailers to Blizzard's announcement of Diablo III's first expansion pack, Reaper of Souls. The company also gave more detail about a curiously odd title-- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Hearthstone is a collectible card game for PC, Android and iOS-- the first mobile game by Blizzard Entertainment. Although it’s in beta for now, Hearthstone will be a free-to-play online game with simple yet seemingly addictive mechanics (watch some gameplay on YouTube). The latter is something the company has a lot of experience...