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Games

  • Nintendo Switch to feature GameCube Virtual Console?

    The Nintendo Switch reveal was undoubtedly one of the standout events of the year, showing a portable Nintendo console with some interesting features. Now, Eurogamer reports that the upcoming machine will play host to GameCube titles as well. The publication cites "three separate sources" in confirming the news, saying that support for the 'Cube was tested and already working. Three games have reportedly been readied for the Switch, in the form of Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Brothers Melee and launch title Luigi's Mansion. Eurogamer adds that the next GameCube title for the Switch is Animal Crossing, complete with the title's integrated NES...

  • No Man’s Sky update 1.12 debuts with more bug fixes

    After its Foundation Update debuted late November, Hello Games has announced patch notes for No Man's Sky's latest update for PC and PlayStation 4. Marked as patch 1.12, the live update fixes a slew of bugs on both platforms, but doesn't add any content. According to a Reddit post, the update is around 400MB. If you we're hoping that Hello Games would add some sort of multiplayer element to the title before the Holidays, you'll have to hold back the tears. No Man's Sky's latest update doesn't add much content, but does fix a slew of bugs The indie developer also posted a...

  • The Last of Us Part II: yep, Joel and Ellie are back

    One of the bigger surprises at the PlayStation Experience this past weekend was the reveal of a sequel to The Last of Us, in the form of The Last Of Us Part II. The game seemingly takes place a few years after the events of the first, with the trailer showing a slightly older Joel and Ellie in a house of sorts. "Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, it wasn’t the case," wrote Naughty Dog creative...

  • Ace Combat 7: lasers and Starfighter in new trailer

    We've seen plenty of news at Sony's PlayStation Experience event over the weekend, but air combat fans will no doubt be pleased by the new trailer for Ace Combat 7. Ostensibly a PlayStation exclusive, the latest trailer shows the Strangereal universe of earlier Ace Combats, as opposed to the real world of the Assault Horizon entry. So what else does the new trailer show? Aircraft Some of the more notable planes spotted include a Sukhoi Su-27 or derivative (most likely Su-33 or Su-35), F-15 Eagle, an F-22 or F-35 of sorts, F/A-18 Super Hornet, a typical flying wing aircraft called Arsenal Bird (dropping dozens...

  • Beholder [PC] review: Orwellian errand man

    Beholder is an indie adventure title developed by Russian-based studio Warm Lamp Games. According to the developers, the game is inspired by “the oppressive laws introduced by the Russian Government”. It takes place in a fictional Totalitarian state run by the cold and calculating “Ministry”. You play as Carl Stein, a newly state-appointed landlord of an apartment building who has been ordered to keep an eye on the tenants and report any suspicious activity that goes against the Ministry’s wishes. To do so you will be profiling your tenants, secretly installing cameras in their apartments and, in certain cases, will have...

  • Microsoft releases new trailers for Halo Wars 2, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

    At The Video Game Awards, Microsoft released two new trailers for its Halo spin-off series, Halo Wars. The games are console exclusive to Xbox One and will release on 17 February 2017. The Halo Wars 2 trailer tells the story of a Covenant Brute by the name of Atriox. He was the first within their ranks to rebel against them and cause an uprising. You're not going to see any new gameplay in this trailer, but gorgeous CGI. Watch the full Halo Wars 2 trailer below. Those who pre-order Halo Wars 2 will have early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition from...

  • Hideo Kojima shows off new, weirder Death Stranding trailer

    Almost nothing is known about Hideo Kojima's upcoming Death Stranding, and the new trailer only adds to the mystery. Release at this year's The Video Game Awards, there's no sign of naked Norman Reedus. Instead, we're shown Guillermo del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), black goo, and what looks like undead soldiers. This is also only a teaser so don't expect to see anything besides gorgeous CGI. Oh, and it's confusing as hell. This will be the first game from Kojima's new company, Kojima Productions. Watch the full trailer below.

  • Watch: emotional ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ speech at Game Awards

    Indie videogame That Dragon, Cancer is quite possibly the most emotional experience in all of gaming. The title tells the very real story of a young boy, Joel Green, fighting a losing battle against cancer. The boy is actually developer duo Ryan and Amy Green's late son, making for a very overwhelming experience. The title won the Games for Impact award at The Game Awards last night, with developer Ryan Green taking to the stage and giving a moving speech, to say the least. "Often in videogames, we get to choose how we're seen. Our avatars and our tweets and the work that we...

  • PS4 Pro to officially hit SA next week, price in tow

    Sony and Ster-Kinekor Entertainment have announced the launch date for the PS4 Pro in South Africa, along with a suggested retail price. The console will be launching on 7 December with a recommended price tag of R6999.99, Ster-Kinekor Entertainment wrote in an emailed press release. The PS4 supports 4K gaming/videos, although games will need to be specifically updated to take advantage of the extra graphical grunt. Noteworthy titles taking advantage of the PS4 Pro include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Last of Us: Remastered and Uncharted 4. The PS4 Pro will cost R6999, in comparison to the...

  • Final Fantasy XV breaks records with over 5m units sold

    After 10 years in development, Final Fantasy XV (formerly Final Fantasy Versus XIII) was released on 29 November. It seems like the wait has paid off for Square Enix as over five million units of the game have been sold. According to a press release sent to Gearburn, this makes Final Fantasy XV the fastest-selling title in the series. The game went on to break the record for the number of digital downloads for a day-one release in Japan. In Asia, excluding Japan, it also smashed sales numbers for a combination of physical and digital titles sold on the day of release. Local allocation...