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  • Battlefield 1 servers heading to South Africa, DICE confirms

    EA-owned developer DICE has announced that it will be bringing game servers to South Africa, pleasing the slew of Battlefield 1 players in the country. In a forum post published in the early hours of the morning, DICE rent-a-server producer Alexander Hassoon announced that the company will be serving the likes of South Africa, the Middle East and Hong Kong. "I am very happy to announce that we will be deploying official DICE online game servers for the following regions in early 2017," Hassoon explained. "These are but the first steps in our ongoing effort to keep supporting Battlefield 1 and our...

  • Destiny: The Collection [PS4] review: the better Halo collection

    Gamers around the world had high hopes for the FPS MMO, Destiny. The former developers and creators of the Xbox-staple Halo Series, Bungie, was purchased by Activision and were set on creating an online game. After initial mixed reviews, the game has received several expansions and many tweaks. With Destiny 2 arriving in 2017, is now the right time to pick up the first game and its expansions? What’s in the collection? The recently-released Destiny: The Collection is a battle chest that collects all of the Destiny content on the latest generation consoles... to an extent. It includes all of the previously...

  • Stardew Valley has massive price difference between Xbox One, PS4

    The farming and life-sim game Stardew Valley is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but owners of Microsoft's console will pay less for it. Looking at the SA Xbox One pricing, the game is currently on pre-order for R149. On the SA PSN store, however, the same title is selling for R239. This difference gives Xbox owners a R90 advantage over their Sony brethren. The reason for the discrepancy is that the SA Xbox store uses a R10 to US$1 ratio from its US counterpart (US$14.99), while Sony pulls the UK price of £11.99 at an almost R20 to £1 ratio. It's not the...

  • Stardew Valley is coming to Xbox One, PS4 mid-December

    Indie darling farming and life simulator, Stardew Valley is finally making its way to home consoles. Well, only the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Announced in a blog post on the Stardew Valley website, the game will release on PS4 in North America on 13 December. The European PS4 edition and will be available on 14 December, along with a worldwide release on Xbox One. What is interesting to note is that the game won't be available on the Nintendo Wii U. Instead, developer Eric Barone says that they will be developing a version for the Nintendo Switch, which is releasing next year. "I do want...

  • Microsoft Solitaire and Time Locker: 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. The Black Friday weekend may be over, so most of the great mobile game deals aren't around anymore, but there are still a few solid picks to be had. Highlights this week include a time-stopping endless runner and Microsoft Solitaire coming to Android and iOS. Final Fantasy V (R109 - Android, iOS) Yep, a Square Enix game has received a price drop. But this is due to a Final Fantasy Brave Exvius event rather...

  • Oblivion headlines latest list of compatible Xbox One games

    From Red Dead Redemption to Burnout Paradise, we've seen a variety of big-hitting Xbox 360 titles come to the Xbox One via backwards-compatibility. Now, it's time for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to come to the current-generation console. Alongside Oblivion, Microsoft has announced that World War Two shooter Medal of Honor: Airborne, puzzle/platformer Trine 2 and puzzle title Astropop are also backwards-compatible. Released back in 2006, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion garnered numerous game of the year awards, standing out thanks to its impressive (at the time) visuals, open-world gameplay and sheer variety of quests. Medal of Honor: Airborne received a 2007 release, being...

  • There was a Silent Hill arcade game and it’s gloriously terrible

    Remember the survival horror series Silent Hill? Yes, that one that broke ground in the horror genre with its first and second games. While Konami tries to forget that it exists, we remember all of the titles from the franchise; even the arcade game. And, yes, it's as bad as you think it is. Silent Hill: The Arcade was released in 2007 in Japan and later in 2008 in Europe. It's a two-player on-rails light-game shooter, much like House of the Dead or Virtua Cop. Remember when Silent Hill was all about psychological horror and the torment of the protagonist? Yeah,...

  • A look at No Man’s Sky’s Foundation Update: excellent post-game content

    After nine weeks of waiting, we finally have our hands on the latest update for No Man's Sky. While previous patches have tried to fix numerous bugs or re-balance certain aspects, the Foundation Update is the first one to truly incorporate new features. Once the 2.7GB update is downloaded and installed, the game will present players with the option to play one of the three game modes: Normal, Survival, or Creative. For my first evening of Foundation Update play, I decided to stick with Normal. It's the standard version of the game and I'd already put many hours into No...

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition [Xbox One] review: old familiar

    Five years after its initial release, Bethesda has re-released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on current generation consoles (and PC once more) with a new lick of paint. Is this the RPG you should be picking up for the holiday season, or throwing it into a dragon's hellfire? If you're reading this then there's a good chance you've already played some of Skyrim. In fact, you probably just want to know if it's worth the extra cash for this "upgraded" version. Let’s get one thing straight: this is identical to 2013's release of Skyrim: Legendary Edition in content. It includes the base...

  • No Man’s Sky: these 5 features are still missing

    The Foundation Update for No Man's Sky has resulted in a flurry of interest, as people boot their saves up again to see what's changed. Of course, the update brings base-building, freighters and several more additions. But there is a need to temper the enthusiasm, as Hello Games still has to implement these announced features. Multiplayer This is the big one of course, as Sean Murray and Hello Games said that players would be able to find each other in the game. Instead, players can't see each other at all, as some found out. Expect multiplayer gameplay to be many months away, if they...