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  • Microsoft Store South Africa is finally live

    Technology giant Microsoft today launched the South African version of the Microsoft Store. This ecommerce site is dedicated to selling all things consumer under the company's robust product belt. The store was launched at the #MicrosoftSummer event in Johannesburg, South Africa. While Microsoft creating a South African store is an excellent move, it has made some curious decisions regarding its product ranges and pricing. Upon closer inspection of the product listings it appears the site is missing quite a few products compared to its international counterparts. The PCs and Tablets category only houses a single unit, the Acer Aspire Switch 10e, which...

  • The Smartphones of James Bond: Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008)

    About this content. There are two things you’ll most assuredly see in James Bond movies: antagonists with humourous names, and the destruction of fancy cars. But something else that has been regularly recurring in Bond movies since Die Another Day is the humble smartphone. In this series, we’ll take a look at five pivotal Bond movies over four distinct articles that sport these crazy, glitzy and plain outrageous phones that eventually made their way into production, albeit with a lot less buttons, bells and radioactive whistles when compared to the movies. These are the Smartphones of James Bond. In this second of...

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt mod turns all battles into mini Gwent tournaments [video]

    If you happen to be a pacifistic, I should probably ask you this: why the hell are you playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the first place? And if you're not, and you're just getting bored of mincing enemies because you're just so overleveled, this mod is for you. Gwent, the card game that makes absolutely no sense to many people and a whole lot of sense to few, can be even more challenging and enjoyable than in-game combat, so one savvy modder decided that it's damn time we get a game constructed around the mechanic. How does it work?...

  • 6 must watch trailers from PlayStation Experience 2015

    Read more: Watch the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote rebroadcast here This weekend, Sony hosted its PlayStation Experience extravaganza in San Francisco. As usual, the keynote was filled with the combination of massive announcements, sneak peaks, game trailers and the usual drear associated with these events. But let's not focus on the negative. If you happen to have a PlayStation 4 on your desk, or thinking about getting the PlayStation VR when it's launch next year, you can look forward to an impressive wad of new titles to sink your teeth into. So here they are: the five most impressive trailers from PlayStation...

  • 5 of the best Fallout 4 mods around

    It’s nearly been a month since the release of Fallout 4 and, by the looks of it, fallout-fever is still going strong. But by now a lot of us have explored nearly every inch of the wasteland and what used to be a heart-stopping Deathclaw encounter has now become nothing more than a routine extermination. Thankfully though, if you’re getting bored with Bethesda’s take on Fallout 4 then there is a wonderland of mods that can spice up the experience and reinvigorate that initial excitement you felt the first time you entered post-apocalyptic Boston. Read more: Fallout 4 review: radioactive fun So,...

  • Sony reveals first PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for PlayStation 4 [Update]

    Sony fans, it's time to half-celebrate as the company reveals the first eight PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for the PlayStation 4, but they come at a price. The games aren't just straight ports and have received 1080p up-rendered graphics, Trophy support, Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App. All titles will be available on the US and UK PlayStation Network Stores. The titles are: Dark Cloud - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto III - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas...

  • Mortal Kombat X’s Kombat Pack 2 DLC will add four new characters

    If you're getting bored of Mortal Kombat X already, you'll be pleased to know that NetherRealm is working hard on a new DLC pack to bring even more murderous bloodshed to gaming machines in 2016. Dubbed the Kombat Pack 2, the DLC will feature two new popular culture characters in the form of Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface and the Alien franchise's Xenomorph. Classic kombatants also feature though, including Bo Rai Cho -- a drunken master who many aspire to emulate on Friday evenings, and a more curious fellow in Tri-Borg. The latter adopts the powers of three other classic characters, and will...

  • Could a Microsoft Surface Phone be in the works?

    Microsoft's Surface Phone is closer than we may think, according to a new report by WindowsCentral. Citing "sources familiar with Microsoft's plans," the publication notes that plans for an Intel powered flagship smartphone in the form of a Microsoft Lumia has fallen through and will be replaced with an "an all-new flagship phone lead by Panos Panay." Panay was one of the principal designers of the company's Surface range of tablets, which has now overtaken Apple in tablet sales for October 2015. Further speculation suggests that Intel isn't completely abandoning the party though, with rumours suggesting that the chipmaker could develop a...

  • Watch the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote rebroadcast here

    Just before the Holiday Season begins in earnest, Sony hosts its PlayStation Experience event at San Francisco's Moscone Centre (the scene of many a great Apple launch in its day too, and this year's GDC 2015). It's the natural home of PlayStation's upcoming exclusive game announcements, gameplay trailer sneak peaks and hardware introductions. This year we'll likely see how the PlayStation VR (previously Project Morpheus) integrates into the PlayStation 4 console, not to mention upcoming titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Watch the all important PlayStation Experience keynote rebroadcast below if you happen...

  • Xiaomi Mi 4 now available in South African stores on contract

    The MIA Group, South Africa's importer of Xiaomi products, has announced that the Xiaomi Mi 4 is now available on contract through MTN and Vodacom, and selected retailers on contract. The flagship phone, available from 4 December to the general South African public, and previously via a flash sale, will be offered by Dion Wired, Makro, and Incredible Connection on the following contracts: Vodacom uChoose Flexi 110 at R249 per month Vodacom uChoose Flexi 150 at R279 per month Vodacom uChoose Flexi 200 at R299 per month These contracts will also be available at Games, but the entry level uChoose Flexi 110 contract comes...