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  • Valve launches DotaTV beta streaming service before The International

    Valve's The International is arguably the world's biggest eSports tournament let alone the world's biggest DotA 2 soiree. It's perhaps the digital gaming equivalent of the FIFA World Cup, and it's owner is playing around with the idea of a dedicated streaming service. Valve is trialing a beta version of its new DotaTV platform which is essentially a hub for all the information viewers could possibly want, including gamer stats, graphs and more intuitive analytics. There's also an area to watch some live games a that aren't directly related to The International. DotaTV will showcase some of the most popular DotA...

  • Intel Core i7-6700K overclock results surface, reaches 5.2GHz on air

    If you're a PC builder and an overclocking enthusiast, Christmas has definitely come early. Some might be a tad annoyed at Intel's deliberate slowing of Moore's Law, but it seems that its latest crop of Skylake CPUs might be just the thing to lift their ailing spirits. A new report has surfaced on Hong Kong-based site HKEPC suggesting that those lucky enough to obtain an Intel Core i7-6700K can overclock the absolute hell out of it without pushing voltages through the roof. And all this as well without using any hint of liquid cooling. Believe it or not, but the 6700K...

  • Micromax YU Yuphoria review: a future Android One killer

    The YU Yuphoria is the second smartphone offering from Micromax's new sub-brand. It's destined to compete with the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 2, the 2nd gen. Motorola Moto E, Lenovo A6000, Android One devices, and a bunch of other entry-level smartphones. It offers a metal shell, industry leading hardware specifications, dual-SIM 4G LTE connectivity, and Cyanogen OS powered by Android Lollipop. What more can you ask for as little as US$110, right? Well, more often than not, good hardware specifications don’t result into actual real-world performance in the smartphone industry, so let’s check out how this device performs in...

  • Bethesda releases some tasty Fallout 4 footage [video]

    It's perhaps an understatement to suggest that Fallout 4 is the most eagerly anticipated game of the year. With its launch date a bit too far for some (10 November) but fast approaching, Bethesda has given us another little snippet of gameplay that perhaps sheds a little more light on what we're all in for. Yes, most of it is rehashed footage from the company's massive E3 2015 extravaganza, but it does allow us to pick through the pieces at a more subatomic level. For one, it seems that there will be more than just humans you'll have to defeat in...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is company’s new ultra-thin Android tablet

    Samsung is screaming through this year launching new devices seemingly every week, and while that's probably not a bad thing for one of the most prominent device manufacturers in the world, it's hell for us consumers. The latest device in its mobile computing arsenal is a tablet -- the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to be exact -- and to carry on its newly launched Samsung Galaxy A8 slimline design, it's just 5.6mm thin. While it's certainly not about to fatten devices up to squeeze more guts inside them, there is a method to the company's madness. Samsung suggests that the Tab...

  • Shenmue 3 funding closes on $6.3-million in new Kickstarter record

    When the first Shenmue game released back in 1999, there was no concept of crowdfunding, let alone any structures in place. Nearly 16 years on, and Shenmue 3, Sony's planned third-iteration of the franchise, has become the biggest grossing gaming Kickstarter in the site's history. That's US$6 333 295 sourced from a population of what could be a relatively large South African town -- 69 320 backers. Announced at Sony's E3 2015 conference, attendees and fans live streaming the show were called on to help fund the project. Although a crowdfunding campaign was launched, Sony ultimately wanted to revive the project...

  • Microsoft Windows 10 will be sold on convenient USB drives

    In a show of how hip and happening Microsoft's new tech outlook is, the company will be offering Windows 10 on USB flash drives for the first time in its OS release history, as well as more traditional means. "Windows 10 will be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels shortly after launch," the company told VentureBeat. The drives have been available on Amazon for pre-order, starting at US$120 for the Home edition and US$200 for the Pro version, which will pack a few more goodies than the standard breed. It's a suave move from the company considering that many...

  • Silent Hill’s spiritual successor? Why ‘Allison Road’ could be the next indie masterpiece

    I have always been a sucker for the dramatic, suspenseful and mysterious and the upcoming horror game, Allison Road, seems to be hitting every one of these chords pitch perfect. Currently in development by the six-man UK-based indie developing studio, Lilith Ltd., the game is already seen as "the spiritual successor to Silent Hill". Unfortunately, I am not too familiar with the Silent Hill franchise but after seeing the PT demo I could easily understand the comparison. If you haven’t seen Allison Road’s game play trailer yet, do yourself a favour and watch it now. It is a captivating fourteen minutes of...

  • Proline launches the XM-502 dual SIM LTE smartphone for R1699

    Pinnacle Africa has launched its first dual SIM LTE smartphone dubbed the Proline XM-502, which boasts a bevy of impressive specs for a R1699 device. The most important feature, at least where Pinnacle is concerned, is the dual SIM slots, both with 150Mbps LTE support. "We partnered with MediaTek to launch the first commercially available smartphone based on their new 64-bit LTE platform, delivering performance that has never been seen before in a sub-R2,000 smartphone," noted Max Stone, brand director at Pinnacle Africa. "LTE is fast becoming the standard on mobile phones." Read more: And he's largely correct. There's also a quad-core MediaTek MT6735M...

  • PlayStation 4 continues sales slaughter, thanks to ‘Arkham Knight’

    According to data released by the NPD Group, the Sony PlayStation 4 outperformed the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U in US sales figures for June. While it takes a special month for Nintendo and Microsoft get close to Sony's console in the sales war, the Japanese company has credited Batman: Arkham Knight for the sudden sales boost. The game, developed by Rocksteady Studios and WB Games, has arguably been the biggest mid-year release as the final chapter of the Dark Knight's romp through Gotham with his grappling hook, kickass cape and the overly-modified Need For Speed ride, the Batmobile. Sony also...