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  • EA apologises for childish Wii U April Fools’ joke

    Did EA take it a step too far with its Wii U April Fools' twitter prank? Thirteen1 reports that earlier this week on April Fool's Day, EA tweeted these gems about Nintendo's current-gen console, the Wii U (the tweets have summarily been deleted): "Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our 'netcode'. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU." "Frostbite will power #HalfLife 3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive." "Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda." EA's tweets, which most saw as...

  • Samsung intros new 7, 8 and 10.1″ Tab4 tablets

    With every new Samsung Galaxy comes a refresh of its "Tab" tablet line and today, the company announces three new tablets ranging from 7", 8" and 10.1" in size. These tablets look slick, beautiful and are stuffed with the latest Samsung software and UX overhauls says Droid Life, and us, judging by these screenshots. Our only issue is this: Samsung issued this press release 1 April, so are the Tab4's real or not? Most definitely, as the Tab3 range was announced April 2013 as well. On to the stats! Galaxy Tab4 10.1 The WiFi and HSPA+ equipped Tab4 10.1 is the leader...

  • How to improve your iPhone 4 or 4S speed running iOS 7 [Video]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADoG-HFjsFI Welcome to the first episode of Gearburn's brand new show, Gear TV. This weekly show (out every Thursday) will feature gadget and game reviews, tips, how-to's and anything useful that we think can help you improve your connected life. It's a show we've designed for you, our readers, so if there are any specific requests you'd like to know -- such as how do I set up my Android device properly, how do I beat that pesky boss in a certain game you're playing -- send them through and we'll make a video showing you just what you need...

  • ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ review: fourth-grade fun

    There have been numerous games based on the South Park series. South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, South Park Let’s go Tower Defense, South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack. None of these can compare to the latest title from South Park Digital Studios: South Park: The Stick of Truth (SPTST). Not only does it outdo the other South Park titles by far, but it firmly holds its own in the larger gaming world. Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle will take you on one of the craziest adventures you've ever been on. You're the new kid on the block in South Park, Colorado. The town’s...

  • PS4 ‘Watch Dogs’ graphics significantly downgraded, here’s the proof

    When it comes to games, we're not graphics people, we're gameplay lovers. Saying that, we at least expect the PS4 to produce "next-gen" quality graphics, with titles like Ubisoft's Watch Dogs supposedly leading the pack. Since it was first demoed at E3 in 2012, Watch Dogs became the game to watch out for, a title that had PC-quality graphics (also, the first demos ran off a PC). Yet as the months prevailed, the quality of Watch Dogs on PS4 seemed to change with every new video Ubisoft released. The video below, care of IndefiniteRespawn chronicles the slip in quality...

  • Breaking: Nintendo introduces ‘Wii U+’ with added cartridge slot for NES games

    Note: this was an April Fool's Day article and is not based on factual events. Emulation is serious business, especially the emulation of long-forgotten titles from Nintendo's vast catalogue of classics. Does it make sense to let Super Mario, Metroid and classic Castlevania rot in ROM-land? Today, Nintendo plans to rectify this with the introduction of the Wii U+ -- a Wii U with a cartridge slot for 1980's era NES cartridges. "When happiness is held in the hand, the feeling of fun is magnified tenfold." says boisterous Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata from a press conference in Kyoto, Japan. "We introduced the...

  • iPhone 6 leaked images shows protruding camera, slimmer design

    These recent images found on Chinese social site Weibo show what are claimed to be photos of Apple's upcoming iPhone 6. The user who posted the images claims that they're captured directly from a Foxconn employee's computer monitor and shows the alleged iPhone 6 with a bulky camera. The awkward protruding camera lens could indicate that Apple's opting for a slimmer iPhone but sticking to a heftier, slightly bigger camera. Is Apple going for a slimmer iPhone, a more powerful camera or both (hopefully both)? The images hints that the iPhone 6 will have a redesigned aluminium back plate and...

  • Phil Spencer announced as new Head of Xbox

    From today, Phil Spencer will head the Xbox division, which includes Xbox Music, Live, Video and Microsoft Studios. Spencer -- who's worked at Microsoft for over 25 years and was chief of Microsoft Studios -- will be the first president of Xbox since Don Mattrick's exit in July 2013. Spencer writes on the official Xbox blog that the community and growth is of the highest importance. Spencer's new title is  "Head of Xbox". His full introduction to the Xbox community is below. Our community is at the heart of what we do at Xbox. Whether it is meeting thousands of fans...

  • Goat Simulator review: crazy, cool, stupid farmyard fun

    This is a good game -- Tony Hawk with a goat, in essence. Goat Simulator's cool and stupid, which is a marvel. There are tricks, objects to break and people to lick, pulling them along with their spastic rag doll physics. Pity the goat controls like a slippery lawnmower, but it's all charming fun. This is a game made for live broadcasting on sites like Twitch where the whole world can laugh and clap along. Did I mention that it's only US$10? For the three to four hours Goat Simulator takes to master, that money's well spent. Controlling the goat is...

  • ‘Hitman: Absolution’ is April’s first Xbox Live Games with Gold title

    We love free games here at Gearburn, especially the titles offered by Sony as part of its PS Plus subscriber programme. Sadly, Xbox Live Games with Gold hasn't offered the type of quality games for free which Sony has, until today. The brilliant Hitman: Absolution is free starting April 1 on Xbox Live Games with Gold. The next free game releases April 16, says Gearnuke. But it was a tweet from WorthPlaying which first dropped the story: On April 1st, @Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to get #HitmanAbsolution as part of #GamesWithGold. http://t.co/CPWAezbOyT — WorthPlaying (@worthplaying) March 30, 2014 Xbox Live...