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  • Apex Interactive now official distributor of GUNNAR gear in SA

    Announced today, video game and hardware distributor Apex Interactive will now distribute GUNNAR Optiks computer eyewear products in South Africa. The product ranges consist of gaming, outdoor, and prescription eyewear solutions. According to a press release sent to Gearburn, GUNNAR eyewear apparently defends against the short and long-term effects of digital eye strain, as well as Computer Vision Syndrome. "GUNNAR is the only patented computer eyewear recommended by doctors to protect and enhance your vision." The company has "pioneered the only patented lens technology to reduce digital eye strain and fatigue issues associated with computer use." GUNNAR had previously been distributed by Comet Computing in SA. Pricing and...

  • Samsung sells more phones than Apple in the US, LG comes in third

    I think we can now say that 2016 has been a pretty torrid year for Apple. After its woes with the FBI, the timid introduction of the iPhone SE, and its recent legal dispute in China, the company has now relinquished its top sales step in the US to its main rival -- Samsung. After close to a year in second place, Samsung has finally sold more of its smartphones in the United States than Apple, a feat that we don't see all that often in the modern era. According to Hong-Kong based research company, Counterpoint Research (spotted by Business Korea),...

  • Pinnacle Africa now sole distributor of Alienware in SA

    Information and communications technology (ICT) distributor Pinnacle Africa has been awarded sole distribution rights for the Alienware brand by Dell. Pinnacle will be the only official distributor of Alienware laptops, desktop PCs, and accessories in the Southern Africa region. "The channel now has a tremendous opportunity to tap into a growing market looking for easy access to high-level performance from their gaming equipment without the fuss of having to build up their rigs themselves," says Pinnacle Africa Dell Brand executive, Rory Green. The company will be holding stock of basic configurations with stock landing early May. According to a Pinnacle representative, these units...

  • RIP: Lionhead Studios is officially no more

    Hammering the final nail into the coffin, Microsoft has officially shut down developer Lionhead Studios. After 20 years and 13 video games, the British-based company is no more. The news first surfaced in March when Microsoft announced the discontinuation of Fable Legends and their discussions with Lionhead employees about the studio's closure. "We can confirm that after much consideration over the six-week consultation period with Lionhead employees, we have reached the decision to close Lionhead Studios. We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead for their significant contributions to Xbox and the games industry," writes a Microsoft spokesperson...

  • Weekend News Recap – 14 March: Quantum Break trailer, Jeff Bleszinski on Twitter, EverQuest Next cancelled

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 11-13 March Edition. Most read articles last week Sony Xperia Z5 review: a show jumping workhorse SEGA Mega Drive console with 80-built in games now available in SA LG G5 will cost R13999 in South Africa, arrive 15 April Remix Mini Android-based PC launches in South Africa Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment are really pushing the upcoming...

  • Weekend News Recap – 7 March: Uncharted 4 beta, Ray Tomlinson dies and HTC 10 leaks

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 5-6 March Edition. Most read articles last week Apple Watch Sport review: the definitive timepiece for Apple fans PlayStation 4 firmware 3.50 Musashi: the features you can expect Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal’s world maps are strangely similar Although Sony pushed back the launch date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End once again,...

  • EGE 2016 dates announced, tickets on sale from 4 March

    EGE, also known as the Electronic Gaming Expo, is returning to Cape Town's CTICC for its second edition this July. Last year's inaugural event reportedly broke the attendance record for the CTICC, which is a remarkable indication of Cape Town's hunger for gaming and geekery. This year's EGE will take place later in the year between 29-31 July, however tickets will go on sale from 4 March. Related: What you missed at EGE Cape Town Day 1 "Not only will EGE 2016 have everything fans loved from last year’s show including cosplay competitions; awesome merchandise on sale from South Africa’s top retailers;...

  • Weekend News Recap – 29 February: Pokemon, WhatsApp and Street Fighter V

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 20-21 February Edition. Most read articles last week: Will Microsoft release Office on the Xbox One? MWC 2016 live blog: the best MWC ever? March Xbox Games with Gold games include Supreme Commander 2, Borderlands If you're sick of smartphone news, you're in luck, because Gabe Newell has been caught shouting at a few people...

  • Weekend News Recap – 22 February: Smite, Team Fortress 2 and Nintendo NYC

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 20-21 February Edition. Most read stories last week Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive: the VR rivals dissected Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 now available in South Africa Samsung Gear S2 review: intuitive but imperfect Smite, the popular third-person MOBA, is finally making its way to the PlayStation 4. The game, already an eSports hit, has been...

  • Weekend News Recap #2: MyShake, Infinity Ward and Dying Light: The Following

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 13-14 February Edition. Most read articles last week MWC 2016 preview: the numbers, the launches, the rumours Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Romer G switches, all the colours Quantum Break: is Windows 10 and Xbox One cross-play a good idea? Infinity Ward is working on the franchises latest offering, the developer announced this weekend. The...