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  • 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...

  • GameTrailers closing down after 13 years

    Video game website GameTrailers (GT) has announced it will be closing down. The news came in the form of a tweet from the company's official Twitter account: After 13 years, GT is closing down today. Thank you for your continued support over the years. It has been an adventure. — GameTrailers (@GameTrailers) February 9, 2016 Co-founder of GT, Brandon Jones, confirmed the news via his own Twitter account: Today is the last day of GameTrailers. I wish it wasn’t so. I love all of our fans like family. Thank you for letting me do this job. — Brandon Jones (@GameTrailersVO) February 9, 2016 The decision seems...

  • Weekend News Recap #1: iPhone error 53, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro and Titanfall 2

    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: 7-8 February Edition. Kicking us off is good ol' Apple. The company's in the naughty corner once again, thanks to something called error 53. iPhone users who have their faulty home buttons repaired by unofficial repair centre, run the risk of bricking their devices permanently, The Guardian discovered. It's a new...

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division beta extended by 24 hours

    Ubisoft's latest multiplayer shooter-cum-RPG, The Division, is currently in its beta phase, with the developers ironing out online bugs and in game glitches while giving users a taste of what's to come. But due to the positive reception of the title, and the number of beta users currently on the waitlist, the company has decided to extended the beta by another day. The announcement was made by Ubisoft's community manager Natchai Stappers on The Division's official forum: Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist...

  • Street Fighter V story campaign arriving as free DLC in June

    Here's a quick news snippet. Street Fighter V is due out in February, but that isn't stopping Capcom from building hype for the game. It will be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive (also launching for PC), but more interestingly though, it's likely to be the first Street Fighter game with a story mode. The mode won't be available with the game's initial launch, but it promises to be a free downloadable in June. Read more: Street Fighter V’s Laura knows a thing or two about kicking ass There's no indication of how long the story will be, but it will run off the...

  • Microsoft Surface tablets derp during NFL playoff game, affected team loses

    If you've ever watched an American Football match, you'll understand just how important sideline tactics are. They're frankly the meat and potatoes of the entire sport, and if you're unable to relay instructions to your troops between plays, you're as dead as, well, these Microsoft Surface tablets. In a bid to get more Surfaces in the hands or more people, Microsoft partnered with the NFL to provide tablets to the management of NFL teams, but they aren't the management or players' favourite devices right now. This weekend, during a game between Denver Broncos and New England Patriots (a playoff game, mind),...