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Games

  • Your gaming event calendar for the rest of 2018

    2018 is set to be a big year in the video game world -- there are a myriad exciting upcoming titles on the horizon tantalising our imaginations. For the gaming journos however, every year brings the excitement of the gaming expos and media events - where all the big announcements are made and we evaluate the impact they’re likely to have on the gaming industry. Sure it’s no SONA… But events like these find journalists hanging on the every word of Microsoft and Sony execs in the same manner South Africans were glued to their TV screens as CR gave his...

  • 6 mobile games Malusi Gigaba should be playing in Parliament

    Was it Candy Crush or another match-three puzzler? In any event, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba caused a minor stir when a photo emerged of him playing a puzzle game on his iPad in Parliament. So with that in mind, we take a look at a few more puzzle games the minister should be playing on his tablet... Of course, the best kind of titles for Gigaba would be ones that allow for surreptitious, one-handed play -- all the better to act interested in official proceedings. Puzzle Bobble Journey (paid - Android, iOS) It's one of the more iconic puzzle/arcade titles in gaming, but did you...

  • Game Dev Tycoon and more: 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. Looking for a distraction? Or maybe it's a full-fledged experience? Either way, we've got a few mobile games to tickle your fancy as usual. Highlights this time include Game Dev Tycoon on Android and a rather emotional text messaging adventure. Check out the rundown below. Baseball Boy (free - Android, iOS) This title has hit the top of the iTunes charts, perhaps owing to its simple concept. Baseball Boy has you pitching a ball,...

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm review

    I can't recall the last time I felt more conflicted about a video game than Life is Strange: Before the Storm, a three-episode prequel to the original Life is Strange (2015) saga. After pondering it for days after completion (I still am), I still can't answer this question: is it a good game? Hopefully by the end of this review, the answer will become clear. In terms of a narrative-driven gaming experience, and viewed as a stand-alone title outside the larger series, it is still one of your best bets out there. Its experience is unique, the dialogue well-written, the...

  • Nintendo Switch: 9 indie titles that would make for a perfect fit

    The Nintendo Switch hasn't even been out for a year, but it's already home to a variety of quality titles. Between Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Skyrim, Doom and Super Mario Odyssey, there's no shortage of big-budget fare. The console is also shaping up to be an indie powerhouse of note, so that got us thinking about indie titles we'd like to see on the machine. Here are a few games that would make for a great fit. Nidhogg 2 A local multiplayer title that sees two players frantically duelling against each other, Nidhogg quickly became a staple at gaming nights and game events...

  • Kerbal Space Program gets expansion, mission builder

    Popular rocket-building and space-faring title Kerbal Space Program has achieved quite a lot of success since its inception. Heck, you know you've done something right when the likes of Elon Musk tweet about it... Now, almost seven years on from its first public release, the game's getting an expansion, called Making History, set for a 13 March launch on PC. As the name implies, we're getting a series of missions inspired by historic events, for starters. "Now you can spacewalk, pull off a crash landing, and attempt to recreate some of the most memorable moments inspired by historic events. But with our...

  • Overwatch Xbox One X patch beats PS4 Pro – report

    Overwatch has become one of the most popular cross-platform titles of this generation, delivering frantic multiplayer action, esport leagues and a host of characters. Blizzard has been hard at work on a patch for the Xbox One X though and, according to Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, it beats the base console and the PS4 Pro in terms of fidelity. Oddly enough, the PS4 Pro version of the game only got 4K HUDs, with the rest of the game sticking for regular 1080p resolution. The Xbox One X patch enables a 4K scaler, which means the game will hit 4K in less intense moments, but...

  • Far Cry 5 Season Pass brings zombies, Mars, Vietnam, Far Cry 3

    Ubisoft's Far Cry series is certainly one of the better first-person franchises out there, and Far Cry 5 looks set to deliver plenty of goodness via its Season Pass or Gold Edition. "Go on a ride through three uncanny adventures: face off against hordes of zombies, escape from behind Vietcong enemy lines, and save Earth from a Martian arachnid invasion," the French publisher revealed on its website. Here's hoping these extra bits of content are as bonkers as Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Speaking of Far Cry 3, those who purchase the Season Pass or Gold Edition will get Far Cry 3: Classic Edition...

  • Read Dead Redemption 2 gets pushed back to October

    Red Dead Redemption 2 might be the most eagerly anticipated multi-platform game right now, but it turns out you'll have to wait a little longer to get your hands on it. Publisher Rockstar Games has announced a delay for the title, now scheduled for an October 2018 release. "We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on 26 October 2018. We apologise to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish," the studio wrote in a press release. The sequel to the...

  • C64 Mini: tiny Commodore 64 gets launch date

    We've seen diminutive NES and SNES consoles and a rejigged Sega Mega Drive, but now it's the Commodore 64's turn. Yep, the C64 Mini is set for a 29 March launch date. Featuring an HDMI port, up to 720p support, 64 "fully licensed" classic games and a retro-style joystick, the C64 Mini comes in at €80. Interestingly, the machine also comes with two USB ports, so you can plug in a USB keyboard (the machine's keyboard keys don't work) and dabble with C64 BASIC. As for those all-important games, the list is as follows: AlleyKat, Anarchy, Armalyte: Competition Edition, Avenger, Battle Valley, Boulder...