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  • ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ is a dense, visual masterpiece

    This is not a full review. I say this right up front because I haven't quite finished playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and I really don't want to be giving a definitive answer to a series that I love so much and yet I haven't played to the nth degree. Why haven’t I finished it you might ask? Well, mainly because I'm taking my time savouring absolutely every little piece of the experience. And what an experience it is. I bought the PlayStation 4 Collector's Edition of this game – the first one I've bought in a while -- and...

  • Razer Mamba is the ‘world’s most precise’ gaming mouse [Gallery]

    E3 isn't all about games, you know. There are hardware launches as well that span the length and breadth of the LA Convention Centre. One of the companies showing off its wares was Razer, and it believes that it spawned the world's most advanced gaming mouse, ever. It's called the Razer Mamba and judging by its specs, it's definitely one of the most insane peripherals we've seen in quite some time. There's a 5G 16 000 DPI sensor at the heart of the device, which is "optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions," notes the presser. It's the only scenario...

  • AMD launches the R9 Fury, R9 Fury X and R9 Nano graphics cards

    The PC gaming fraternity waited a while for this announcement but finally, at its E3 2015 presser AMD announced its new breed of Fiji GPU based graphics cards -- the R9 Fury and the R9 Fury X. There's no real difference specs-wise between these two cards except that the Fury X is watercooled while the Fury uses good ol' air. You must wonder if watercooling the card allows users to push the GPU to its limit or if this was a "must do" for AMD with its history of cooling troubles. Nevertheless, both cards boast some seriously juicy specs, including the...

  • ‘Mad Max: Eye of the Storm’ gets the gritty story trailer it deserves [video]

    We're seeing a bit of an overlap this year when it comes to movies and games. Previous console greats like Ratchet & Clank are getting the big screen treatment, and a game based on said big screen treatment (it's supposed to be confusing), what what's more interesting is Mad Max and its spinoff title. Mad Max: Fury Road, starring a bald Charlize Theron and the ever hardcore Tom Hardy did damn well at the box office and critically for that matter, scoring a near perfect 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it's game version, Mad Max: Eye of the Storm also...

  • E3 2015 live blog: all the news from this year’s expo

    The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as acronym lovers call it, is possibly the most recognised and respected gaming expo on the planet, and it's about that time again. The 2015 edition will see some landmark events from some of the worlds biggest gaming and tech names. How does live pressers from the likes of Sony, Microsoft, Bethesda and Square Enix sound? If those names make your hair stand on end, then you've definitely come to the right place. From 14-18 June, we'll be pushing news as it happens to our E3 2015 live blog below, and if you enjoy watching content live,...

  • 9 Xbox One exclusives that make the PlayStation 4’s lineup seem boring

    For more news, announcements and videos from E3 2015, follow our dedicated week-long live blog. We said that Microsoft needed a good E3 2015 and hell was its press conference a stellar showing. With announcements that will undoubtedly have the Sony executives a little worried, the company, now well into its post-Don Mattrick era, also unveiled a slew of games coming to the console this year. Alongside backward compatibility, Phil Spencer, Xbox One head honcho, boasted that this year's lineup is the best set of games ever exhibited on any Xbox console, and we don't think he's too far from being...

  • Build Tour Johannesburg 2015: Microsoft talks Africa, Windows 10 and the web’s future

    Apple and Google haven't taken the time to pop in to greet South African developers and users in person, but at least Microsoft's personnel understands the importance. At the recent Microsoft #BuildTour event at Johannesburg's VodaWorld conference centre in Midrand, some Redmond folk donned South African cricket shirts (amid a minor baggage kerfuffle) to address avid and prospective Windows 10 users. But to what degree will Microsoft's next ecosystem fundamentally change the way developers and users interact with the world around them? Well, as it turns out, extensively. We were there to sieve through the dense and sometimes overwhelming stream of...

  • Vodacom, CTSB help the blind through new smartphone technology, kiosks

    Smartphones are everywhere and a large part of our society. Year on year smartphone usage is overtaking traditional desktop platforms. For most of us using one of these devices the smooth screen and lack of buttons have become second-nature. Yes, it probably took some time to adapt from traditional button phones -- my adjustment took a while. For Visually Impaired People (VIP) it's a completely different story, and an area requiring more awareness. Like those of us who have sight, VIPs want the latest technology -- more specifically smartphones -- as well. The devices hold a robust range of features...

  • Fallout 4 fans can preorder a real limited edition Pip-Boy for $120

    For more news, announcements and videos from E3 2015, follow our dedicated week-long live blog. Set in a post-apocalyptic world (roughly around the 22nd century), in a retro-futuristic setting with heavy influences from the post 1950s nuclear paranoia, the Fallout series just got a bit closer to the heart. The Pip-Boy, a crucial piece of the gamer's equipment when scrolling through your in-game items and characters information, was released at Bethesda’s E3 2015 showcase in Los Angeles, but unlike a coded experience, gamers can now have a real device to wear on their wrists. A real Pip-Boy for your wrist? Yes...

  • Bethesda goes mobile with ‘The Elder Scrolls Legends’ and ‘Fallout Shelter’

    For more news, announcements and videos from E3 2015, follow our dedicated week-long live blog. Is this a sign of the times? While Bethesda dedicated much of its very first E3 showcase to console and PC games, two of the six products launched today were fit to run on mobile platforms. It's also telling that both of these games are spin-offs from massively popular PC and console game series as well, namely The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Yes, there was the predicted Dishonored 2, Fallout 4 and DOOM announcements, but after Konami earlier this year announced a move into mobile gaming, The...