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Games

  • Is Steam Lunar New Year Sale next?

    Steam sales have become a fixture among PC gamers, being a great way to beef up the library with heavily discounted wares. The Winter Sale concluded recently, but when should we expect the next sale to kick off? According to the Steam Database Twitter account, the next one will mark the Lunar New Year. "The next @steam_games sale is Lunar New Year Sale and will run from February 15th to 19th," the account tweeted. It further suggested that the information was leaked via the Steam Direct publishing programme. Can't wait for more PC gaming specials? Then you'd better act fast, because the...

  • Better Late Than Never: Getting Over It, Hello Neighbor and Bomber Crew

    It's 'Better Late Than Never' time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at three titles: the philosophical frustration simulator known as Getting Over It, the cute but demanding Bomber Crew¸ and the utterly disappointing Hello Neighbor. Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy If you've been on the internet in the last few months, then there's a pretty good chance you’ve seen your fair share of gaming Youtubers go into a fit of rage as they try to guide a hammer-wielding man...

  • Q&A: Project Wingman dev on launch window, origins and more

    In case you missed our original report, we stumbled upon the Project Wingman demo late last year, being a fantastic take on the Ace Combat-style formula. Between the fantastic visuals and familiar gameplay, it's tough to believe that this is largely a one-man endeavour. We interviewed developer Abi Rahmani to find out more. Gearburn: How did the idea for Project Wingman come about? Abi Rahmani (AR): Initially I used Unreal Engine to learn about the engine and learn the art side and general 3D implementation of the engine. So I decided to create a little prototype and released it to the public. And...

  • SA’s own Genital Jousting leaves Steam Early Access [‘semi’ NSFW]

    Genital Jousting certainly stands out as one of the strangest games ever made, being a party game that has you playing as a bunch of penises. Seriously. Now, South African developer Free Lives has announced that the game has left Steam's Early Access programme, becoming a full-fledged release. Along with the release, we also get a single-player story mode, naturally. "Play as John, a dick who wants to find a date for his high school reunion," reads an excerpt of the emailed press release. "He'll need some help along the way. He's wobbly, he's soft. But he wants to be hard....

  • World of Warships and JYDGE: 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. We've got a solid variety of mobile games for you this week, so you're bound to find something you like. This week's edition is highlighted by World of Tanks Blitz and a port of PC and console shooter JYDGE. Check out the full recap below. World of Warships Blitz (free - Android, iOS) Wargaming is no stranger to online action titles, having delivering the mobile version of World of Tanks. Now, we have...

  • 8+ mods that helped make flawed video games better

    We live in a time where flawed video games can easily be fixed up with a patch or two (or three or four). But that doesn't always mean developers will listen to the fans though. Fortunately, that's where the community comes in, delivering mods that fix the most annoying bugbears or "features". We look at some of the best mods for flawed titles. Far Cry 2 (Dylan's Far Cry 2 Realism Mod) Ubisoft's first Far Cry game was a great title in many ways, delivering a gritty African setting and those cool fire effects. But the one big issue was the fact...

  • Nintendo Labo: a DIY hardware kit for Nintendo Switch [Update]

    Nintendo promised to announce some intriguing news late yesterday, and we've finally got it in the form of Nintendo Labo. The product category, split into two distinct packages, is essentially a DIY cardboard hardware kit that integrates the Nintendo Switch and/or controllers into final creations. The first package (or Toy-Con) is the US$70 Variety Kit, allowing you to make up to five different creations from the included cardboard parts. These five creations include RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano. And all of these integrate the Switch, Joy-Con controllers and included software in varying ways. The second...

  • Far Cry 2, Sniper Elite V2 are latest backwards compatible Xbox games

    The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature is super impressive, delivering over 400 compatible Xbox 360 games on the current-generation console. But Microsoft continues to work with publishers to get more games into the programme, and the most recent additions are pretty notable. This week, we see Far Cry 2, Sniper Elite V2 and Driver San Francisco making the cut, being compatible whether you have a physical copy or digital download. Far Cry 2 marked the first time that Ubisoft took over the franchise from Crytek, standing out thanks to its African setting, fire propogation features and constantly respawning guard posts. Sniper Elite V2...

  • 6 video game remakes to look out for in 2018

    It seems we're set for yet another wave of nostalgia to hit us in 2018. From remakes to remasters, the gaming world of old is being reborn in our modern age, feeding our contemporary predilection for nostalgia and, in the process, hoping to capture the hearts and imaginations of an entirely new generation. What follows is a list, compiled through vigorous contemplation, of the six video game remakes you need to watch out for in 2018… Age of Empires: Definitive Edition The original Age of Empires (1997) was one of the most influential and iconic real time strategy (RTS) titles released since...

  • People with big hands rejoice: OG Xbox Duke controller returns

    The Xbox controllers weren't always comfortable devices. In fact, when the original Xbox launched in 2001, it shipped with the gigantic 'Duke' controller. The gamepad was panned by numerous outlets and many consumers -- Microsoft even introduced a smaller 'Xbox Controller 'S' for Asian audiences. The smaller controller would eventually become the standard input method around the world, but it's fair to say that the original gamepad had its supporters. Now, it's emerged that the Xbox One would be receiving a revived Duke Controller, courtesy of accessory manufacturer Hyperkin and Xbox godfather Seamus Blackley. The controller comes with Microsoft's blessing and will launch...