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  • Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal’s world maps are strangely similar

    AAA game developers have one of the most stressful jobs in the gaming industry, as they're required to pump out money-making hit after hit. It must be extremely difficult to reinvent that winning formula time and time again, but who says you have to reinvent the wheel, when its just fine the way it is? This must've been Ubisoft's logic when it pondered Far Cry Primal. Based on two images posted by GamePressure -- a site that has some Ubisoft-like eagle vision -- it seems that the developers of Primal merely reused the world map of Far Cry 4. Side by side,...

  • Nintendo Direct: Kirby gets badass, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker get updates

    More news on upcoming games and big announcements were made on Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct broadcast. Aired at midnight this morning in South Africa, the company talked Star Fox Zero, updates for the likes of Splatoon and Super Mario Maker, and upcoming titles including Bravely Second: End Layer, Hyrule Warriors Legends and Pokken Tournament -- all out this month. And if reboots are more to your fancy, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will feature all those lovable characters playing Rugby Sevens and other track and field events. But perhaps the biggest news is Kirby's return to the Nintendo...

  • Tradition goes digital: a look at Tag Heuer’s Android smartwatch

    There’s an interesting split in the watch world between the vintage, classic heavyweights such as Rolex and Cartier, and the smartwatches of Samsung, Apple and others. The former brands are known for grandeur, build quality and reliability; the latter for adaptability and state-of-the-art interactive technology. However, the two sides of that market are starting to intertwine. The latest to dip its toe into the smartwatch sector is the Tag Heuer Connected, branding itself as the first ‘luxury’ Android Wear Smartwatch. The partnership with Google will cost around £1100 – and for that you get 4GB of storage and a host...

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed again, now penned for 10 May

    Uncharted fans: grab that Nathan Drake pillow and squeeze, because Sony and Naughty Dog have pushed back the launch date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End yet again. Initially scheduled to debut late in 2015, the game was given a concrete 26 April release date soon after. Now, you'll won't be able to get the game until 10 May. According to bigwigs, the delay isn't subject to the game's lack of polish, but to ensure that there are enough copies to go around. Sony and Naughty Dog clearly believe that the last sequel in the Nathan Drake saga will be a...

  • Here’s your March 2016 games calendar

    Three months into 2016, and we've already been pelted by some contenders for game of the year. So what does the industry have left? Well, quite a bit, in terms of March 2016's release roster is concerned. Take a look at the games launching this month below sorted by date. 1, Tuesday Far Cry Primal (PC) Heavy Rain (PlayStation 4) 4, Friday The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Nintendo Wii U) 8, Tuesday Tom Clancy's The Division (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) 11, Friday Hitman: Intro Pack (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One) WWE 2K16 (PC) 15, Tuesday EA Sports EFC 2016 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Need For Speed (PC) 18, Friday Pokken Tournament (Nintendo...

  • EGE 2016 dates announced, tickets on sale from 4 March

    EGE, also known as the Electronic Gaming Expo, is returning to Cape Town's CTICC for its second edition this July. Last year's inaugural event reportedly broke the attendance record for the CTICC, which is a remarkable indication of Cape Town's hunger for gaming and geekery. This year's EGE will take place later in the year between 29-31 July, however tickets will go on sale from 4 March. Related: What you missed at EGE Cape Town Day 1 "Not only will EGE 2016 have everything fans loved from last year’s show including cosplay competitions; awesome merchandise on sale from South Africa’s top retailers;...

  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition PC requirements call for high-end rig

    Chainsaw wielding and alien smashing title Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is now available for PC. The game is priced at R319 on the Windows Store. Ultimate Edition is a comprehensive remake of the best-selling Xbox 360 title and includes additional content not featured in the original release. It currently holds a score of 82 out of 100 on Metacritic. The PC edition features 60 fps and 4K gameplay It only supports Windows 10 64-bit though, which includes DirectX 12. Read more: Styx, Gears of War 2 included in February’s Xbox Games with Gold These smoother and sexier visuals come at a price. The...

  • Pilot X-Wings in the Star Wars Humble Bundle II

    The latest Star Wars Humble Bundle is overflowing with classic PC games from the franchise. For anyone on a budget (aren't we all?) you can net ten awesome titles for just over R150. Paying US$1 will get you Star Wars Rebellion, Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance, Star Wars: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter - Balance of Power Campaigns, and the Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga. The latter title it worth the entire bundle alone and is pretty much Age of Empires II set in a galaxy far, far away. For those wanting to pay more than the average, you'll receive Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition, Star...

  • Huawei P9 unashamedly leaks, bares all angles

    The Huawei P9 is about as ready as a Sunday pot roast it seems, at least if the latest images acquired by Venturebeat are to be believed. Markedly absent at MWC 2016, the Huawei P9 was instead usurped by the company's debut Windows 10 convertible notebook -- the MateBook. Not to be outdone aesthetically though, the Huawei P9 will sport dual rear cameras with 12MP sensors each, dual-tone flash as well, and a fingerprint reader, according to the images. The latter feature will play nicely with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (almost definitely running Huawei's UI), and the self-built HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset. Sources...

  • Quantum Break live action scenes won’t be included on the game disc

    In an interview with Gameinformer, Quantum Break lead designer Greg Louden stated the game's live action episodes planned alongside the game won't be included with the title. The video sequences adapt to player choices, which required developer Remedy Entertainment to film multiple versions of the same video. Due to this product design, the videos would need to either be streamed or downloaded, thus the gamer will require an internet connection. "I can’t give you an exact size, but it is big, so we wanted to create this high-quality game experience and use all the disc space to maximize the visual effects qualities of...