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Videos

  • Backstreet’s Back, at least in this Destiny reenactment [video]

    If you were born anywhere near the early Nineties, chances are you knew exactly who the Backstreet Boys were. And if you hated them, like much of the world's population back then, you might want to avoid the next few paragraphs. Husky Raid, a Destiny crew, has remade the Backstreet's Back video, one of the boy band's most famous tracks, within the game. And if that sounds dumb, we promise you that it's worth sticking around for the entire three minute runtime even if you think NSYNC was better. What's perhaps the most impressive thing about the performance is how Husky Raid...

  • Street Fighter V’s Laura knows a thing or two about kicking ass [video]

    Street Fighter V is slowly becoming one of the most eagerly anticipated launches of 2016, at least for fighting nuts and PlayStation 4 owners. And thanks to a new trailer, we have another character to look forward to. Laura, a brand new character, is a Brazilian fighter who seems to really enjoy tenderising Ken. In the video, she's seen using a combination of fast-paced grappling moves a splash of jiu-jitsu and, well, lightning. She was leaked earlier this week after Famitsu fumbled its assets, releasing them a little earlier than Capcom intended. But oh well, it's one step closer to the...

  • DOOM on the Apple Watch is a technical masterpiece [video]

    Porting games and even entire operating systems to smartwatches is old hat. We've seen Windows 98 boot on a Sony smartwatch before, but that isn't nearly as impressive, or interesting, as this. A team of Facebook developers, Lior Tubi and Mehdi Mulani, from Tel-Aviv, Israel has managed to port DOOM (yes, John Carmack's masterpiece) onto an Apple Watch running watchOS 2. If it sounds crazy, it's probably because it is. "e had a 10-hour hackathon in our Facebook Tel-Aviv office, and the idea was to hack around iOS stuff," Tubi notes in the video description. "Apple has released beta versions for watchOS 2...

  • Minecraft: Story Mode coming 13 October courtesy of Telltale [video]

    Episodic gaming has seen a minor revival thanks to Dontnod Entertainment's Life Is Strange and Telltale Games' recent dally with the Games of Thrones series. But the latter is about to take on one of gaming's biggest challenges: stuff a story mode into Minecraft. Its Minecraft: Story Mode series will consist of five episodes, with the first one launching on 13 October 2015 for PC, iOS, Android and Nintendo's Wii U. And while one might wonder why on earth Mojang's hit title, possibly the most open of open world games, needs a story mode well, it's simple. Not everyone enjoys...

  • How waterproof is the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus? [video]

    With rumours suggesting that the iPhone 7 will be waterproof running about the internet, the world is obviously more curious to see just how otter-like the current iPhone 6S is. And why not? It's only a US$649 phone. Nevertheless, YouTuber Zach Straley decided this was a splendid idea and promptly dropped both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus phablet into a bowl of the wet stuff with the timers ticking over. And? Well, the results were rather impressive, so much so, that Straley decided to record two separate videos. Here's the first: And if you didn't find that impressive enough, have a...

  • We hope Halo 5: Guardians is as good as this TV commercial [video]

    Games are getting seriously close to burying the uncanny valley altogether and jumping out of their screen confines, and the latest Halo 5: Guardians advertisement highlights just that. Sure, in terms of actual physics that's near impossible, but culturally, the Halo series has been a gleaming light in Microsoft's Xbox gaming arsenal for the best part of 15 years. So much so that it named its Windows 10 personal assistant after one of the characters. But although Cortana is pretty damn awesome in her own right, what about Master Chief? The latest Halo 5: Guardians commercial, aired in the US this weekend,...

  • How much faster is the iPhone 6S Plus compared to the iPhone 6 Plus? [video]

    It's the age-old question: is it really worth ditching a relatively new Apple iPhone for the latest and greatest S model? And if there is a difference, is it noticeable? YouTuber Mad Matt has acquired both the iPhone 6S Plus and the iPhone 6 Plus to find out once and for all, although this probably won't settle that question anyway. The test itself is fairly rudimentary, devoid of any scientific method which is perhaps the perfect way to test the two devices. Essentially, it's a "get two phones side by side, and do exactly the same things on each" methodology, which...

  • Nintendo’s Mario turns 30: we and his creators pay homage

    Incredibly, 30 years ago this past weekend, Nintendo's Mario turned 30. It's an impressive feat for a character that has touched the lives of so many gamers, and practically changed the way designers built side-scrolling platforming games. I remember the first Mario game I played. It was 1988's Super Mario Bros. 3, and back when I was a toddler waddling about, it was seriously challenging. The game hasn't aged a bit. Playing its stages now in Super Mario Maker is still pretty damn tough. But Shigeru Miyamoto's little 8-bit character is more than just blocks on a screen. It shaped countless...

  • Missed Apple’s iPhone 6S launch last night? Here’s the video recap

    If you haven't heard by now, Apple held some type of event or something in downtown San Francisco yesterday. It launched some gadgets (we believe), and invited a band to play a few songs. If that sounds like previous Apple events, you wouldn't be ridiculed for saying so, but the company really did pull out all the stops last night, especially when it came down to its new primary offerings. While many missed the launch last night, Apple has graciously published its entire video reel on its YouTube page. So, grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the videos you missed out...

  • Sony unboxes the original PlayStation console, celebrates 20 years

    Remember that dirty-dishwater coloured console Sony launched back in 1995? Well, it turned 20 on 9 September 2015, and its parents are massively proud. Back in the year that South Africa won the Rugby World Cup for the first time, the timid launch of what would become Sony's greatest product wouldn't really set hearts aflutter or minds alight, but that was perhaps part of its beauty. Each subsequent launch of the console was a little bit better than the last, and finally, with the PlayStation 4, the company cracked it. It's at 25-million units sold and counting. Read more: Sold-out PlayStation 4...