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  • Is Demon’s Souls getting a PlayStation 4 remaster?

    A mysterious tweet has appeared on the Bloodborne/From Software Twitter account, which seems to hint at a forthcoming remaster for Demon's Souls. Now, if you happened to be a gambler, chances are this hints at something beyond a simple hat tip: pic.twitter.com/HO80l8ksqX — 『Bloodborne』Official (@Bloodborne_PS4) November 27, 2015 Demon's Souls, the second Souls title and PlayStation 3 exclusive in From Software's grim series, is undoubtedly a fan favourite. And considering how well From Software's latest PlayStation 4 exclusive, Bloodborne, has performed on the console, a remaster of Demon's Souls seems like a definitive thank you to the fans. Of course, From Software has penned...

  • Cyber Monday South Africa deals: all the game and tech specials you need to know [Update]

    We will be updating this article throughout the day to reflect new and interesting specials from different stores. If you have any tips or information on Cyber Monday or Cyber Week sales, please email info@memeburn.com. Update 1: We've added Raru's EA Games sale. After last week's humongous Black Friday sale, South African ecommerce stores have adopted another American 'tradition': Cyber Monday. Generally regarded as the spill-over of Black Friday, Cyber Monday is definitely more geared to those who love their electronics -- which is exactly why we like it. Below are all the participating retailers and online stores offering Cyber Monday specials, so...

  • PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One on Black Friday according to report

    According to marketing firm InfoScout, Sony's PlayStation 4 benefited from the Black Friday sales rush, at the expense of both Nintendo's Wii U and Microsoft's Xbox One in the States. The firm sampled a group of "2364 people who purchased video game products in October 2015," InfoScout noted on its blog. "We then contrasted their purchases to those of 1,020 Americans who purchased a video game, console or accessory during the 2015 Black Friday promotion period." And what were the results? Well, rather telling. Image via InfoScout It's clear that the PlayStation 4 had the upper hand this Black Friday, but more interestingly was...

  • Black Friday South Africa deals: all the specials you should know about [Update]

    Interested in 2016's Black Friday deals? Follow this year's rolling coverage of all the tech deals and bargains. We will be updating this article throughout the day to reflect new and interesting specials from different stores. If you have any tips or information on Black Friday sales, please email info@memeburn.com. Update 1: We've added Loot as well as some of the Xbox store sale titles. Update 2: Takealot, Wootware were updated, while Incredible Connection's specials were added. Update 3: Raru's second batch of sale items were added, HiFi Corp's specials were updated. Update 4: We've added the Sony PlayStation store's deals. Update 5:...

  • Mi-Fone launches low cost Android phone to African markets

    Mi-Fone is perhaps not as well known in South Africa as it is in other parts of the continent, but the company has today announced its new Android smartphone range. The Mi-Fone 3 will retail for just US$35, which will make it Africa's "lowest priced Android smartphone," according to the company. The device, available in Kenya, Angola, Rwanda and Nigeria among other African nations, features dual SIM support, and a 3.5-inch screen. Two feature phones also join the lineup, as well as an additional four smartphones running Android variants. "The range includes features phones and Smartphones and are designed to put...

  • Raspberry Pi Zero’s a $5 computer that’s smaller than a banknote

    Raspberry Pi, the microcomputer that powers of the world's most interesting home projects, was already fairly small. You could easily tote one around in a handbag without much of a weight or size penalty, but it's developers back in Wales thought that even that was too big. Its latest invention, the Raspberry Pi Zero, is even smaller, lighter and cheaper than any Pi before it. How cheap you ask? It retails for just US$5, or the same price as a relatively expensive pair of socks in South Africa. More impressive still are the specs. There's a Broadcom BCM2835 processor, sporting one...

  • Hardcore ASTRO gaming headsets now available in South Africa

    The ASTRO range of headsets and accessories are now available in South Africa. Local video games distributor, Megarom Interactive, has picked up the licence for the range. Garnishing high reviews on the likes of Amazon.com, ASTRO's products are primarily focussed around circumaural and supra-aural headphones for PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation. "We are very excited to welcome Astro as part of the Megarom offering and to the South African gaming community. With a great globally following already, we look forward to growing the brand inside South Africa, and help Astro take gamers to the next level of their gaming experience," says Alan...

  • Erroneous reporting leads to PlayStation 4’s implication in Paris attacks

    This week, after the Paris attacks on 13 November, reports suggested that the attackers used the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Network communication backend to coordinate the attacks. But this wasn't altogether concrete information. A new report from Kotaku now suggests that the original Forbes article was citing a three-day old interview with a Belgian official as current information. In the interview with Belgian federal home affairs minister Jan Jambon noted that "the PS4 is used by ISIS agents to communicate, and was selected due to the fact that it’s notoriously hard to monitor," the Forbes piece quotes. However, it seems that...

  • BlackBerry finally releases Priv – its first Android phone

    BlackBerry has finally gone over to the dark side. In a bid to find some relevance in our smartphone world dominated by iOS, Android and Windows, the company has just released its first Android smartphone. While most of its features are on par with that of your latest Android smartphone sporting Lollipop, there are a couple of areas where the tech giant is hoping the Priv will really shine through. True to its legacy, the Priv comes with a slider QWERTY keyboard. Like the Passport, this physical keyboard is also capacitive and supports swipes for additional navigation options. Flexible to the...

  • Activision Blizzard’s purchase of King could be the acquisition of the year

    Candy Crush Saga (CCS), yes that game, is probably one of the most well known titles in modern pop culture. It's the Super Mario Bros. of the mobile era, if you will, and has accrued just about as many downloads as stars in space. And that's probably a good point at which to start talking about King. Based in Ireland but founded in Sweden, CCS developer King is being snapped up by Activision Blizzard for a cool US$5.9-billion. That's including taking out a US$2.3-billion loan, mind, and at a price of US$18 a share. Since the announcement, King's share price...