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  • From VR to Pro support, here’s what to know about Gran Turismo Sport

    The latest entry in the mega-popular Gran Turismo franchise is but hours away from release, and many series fans will have already preordered Gran Turismo Sport. But what if you're on the wall about the title? Here's what you should know There is single-player content, but... Don't expect there to be a similar career mode as previous entries, as GT Sport is pretty much focused on online multiplayer. Esports is all the rage etc etc. We have a campaign mode, comprised of a driving school (think license tests), mission challenge (complete various racing challenges and compare results with friends), Circuit Experience (which has you...

  • Watch: Lewis Hamilton’s role in Gran Turismo Sport

    We're but a few days away from the 17 October release of Gran Turismo Sport, arguably one of the most important releases in the franchise's history. Featuring a heavy esports emphasis, it represents somewhat of a departure compared to previous entries. Now, developer Polyphony Digital has released a new video, detailing triple F1 champion Lewis Hamilton's involvement in the new game. "It has been announced that the three time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will be appearing in 'Gran Turismo Sport' as the mentor and Maestro who will lead and guide the players," read an excerpt from the video description. Gran Turismo Sport...

  • Stranger Things and Thimbleweed Park: 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. There's never a shortage of mobile games, it must be said. But good mobile games? That's another matter, really. In any event, we've scoured app stores for the latest and greatest games worthy of your time and bandwidth. Our highlights this week? Well, it's a blockbuster week actually, with Stranger Things and two PC to mobile ports. Stranger Things (free - Android, iOS) How better to celebrate season two of Stranger Things than...

  • 8 last gen games that would benefit from an HDR upgrade

    HDR, along with 4K, has become the latest graphical feature to be targeted by console manufacturers and game developers. Promising more vivid colours, better contrast between lights and darks and better lights and darks, it looks poised to deliver a solid upgrade for games. But that got us thinking... What about last-generation games that would benefit from the technology? GTA V Technically speaking, it saw a current-generation release as well, but the last GTA game looks tailor-made for an HDR update. Between the pastel hues, pseudo-California setting and the great weather effects, it practically screams out for an update, doesn't it? Oh yeah, and...

  • List of Xbox One X-enhanced games grows to 130+

    Microsoft's Xbox One X is practically around the corner for a global release, promising "true" 4K gaming and visual benefits for owners of full HD screens. South Africans can also expect the console to hit local shores in December. But which games will you be able to play come release date? Microsoft has updated its list of Xbox One X-enhanced games, with a claimed total of over 130 supported titles. The company adds that users should check for one of three logos on game packaging/listings. These are "Xbox One X enhanced", "4K Ultra HD" and "HDR". The latter two are pretty self-explanatory,...

  • 9 big third party games you can get for Nintendo Switch

    The Nintendo Switch is probably the gaming story of 2017, enjoying huge sales numbers and some well-received first party titles. However, the big question surrounding Nintendo platforms often tends to be the third-party situation. After all, the company has traditionally struggled with this over the years. Nevertheless, there are a few current and upcoming Nintendo Switch releases that buck the trend in a massive way. We pick some of the more prominent third-party Switch releases. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Yes yes, the joke about Bethesda releasing Skyrim on everything has some truth to it. But who doesn't like the idea of playing Skyrim...

  • F1 2017 review: everyone gets a grid penalty

    The lights are out at Sochi and it's go, go, go. The Mercedes of Hamilton gets the better start as pole-sitter Simons's Haas gets bogged down. After the first corner, it's the triple world champion followed by Simons, who has recovered from the poor start and looks determined to immediately get out of the dirty air. It's all or nothing at the next 90 degree corner (a Tilke circuit, clearly) as the South African plunges down the inside, a compliant Hamilton wary of Simons's Maldonado-style antics. But far from being a last-gasp attempt to delay Hamilton, it's the Brit that...

  • These are the most popular computer specs on Steam right now

    Every month, Steam conducts its hardware and software survey, revealing the most popular computer specifications being used by its customers. So what can we expect for September? When it comes to the operating system, we see Windows 10 64-bit still enjoying a lead of 45.3%. But it's dropped 4.6 percentage points compared to the previous month, while second place Windows 7 64-bit has gained 6% to hit 41%. As a whole, Windows accounts for 96.6% of surveyed Steam-enabled computers, while Mac OS X and Linux hold 2.74% and 0.60% respectively. As for the CPU department, quad-core (57.9%) and dual-core CPU designs...

  • Xbox One X gets SA price, ‘early December’ launch

    Microsoft South Africa has finally confirmed local pricing and launch details for the Xbox One X. "The console is expected to go on sale through local retailers in early December, for a limited pre-order price of R7499. Pre order date will be announced over the next few weeks," the company wrote in an emailed press statement. In other words, the price tag used by Microsoft South Africa at E3 2017 is indeed correct. "We are excited to give South African gamers a chance to experience true 4K gaming, enabling environments and characters to become more realistic than ever, with more detail and...

  • Cuphead review: a ballet of bullets

    Cuphead has been out for a few days on PC and Xbox One. And, let's be honest, if you were going to purchase it then you already have. This review, however, is aimed at those who are still on the fence or may fear the game is too difficult for them. I am one of those people and found Cuphead to be an exceptionally difficult title, but it's mostly my fault. Even so, it's one hell of a fantastic game. Does Cuphead have a story? Yes, yes it does. The game isn't just about shooting anything and everything in sight. On...