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  • RIP: Lionhead Studios is officially no more

    Hammering the final nail into the coffin, Microsoft has officially shut down developer Lionhead Studios. After 20 years and 13 video games, the British-based company is no more. The news first surfaced in March when Microsoft announced the discontinuation of Fable Legends and their discussions with Lionhead employees about the studio's closure. "We can confirm that after much consideration over the six-week consultation period with Lionhead employees, we have reached the decision to close Lionhead Studios. We have nothing but heart-felt thanks for the team at Lionhead for their significant contributions to Xbox and the games industry," writes a Microsoft spokesperson...

  • 5 nifty tips that make the LG G5 easier to live with

    The LG G5, like every other phone, has its share of problems. Although some of them are game-breakers, most of them can be fixed with a few savvy pointers, changes, and tweaks. Here's a list of the five most annoying things about the LG G5, and how you can fix them in a jiffy. Problem: There's no app tray and it's driving me nuts Solution: Download a new launcher The LG G5 ships without the usual central app tray button, that hides all the apps from the desktop. It's a dumb omission but it can easily be fixed. The solution's as simple as...

  • Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem to hit mobile, NX gets launch date

    Pokemon Go and Miitomo aren't the only Nintendo properties on mobile. The Kyoto gaming company has announced that Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be coming to smartphones as well. The company revealed the news in a conference call with investors and on its social media accounts, but didn't reveal much else about the upcoming mobile titles. It's unclear whether life simulation Animal Crossing would be a full-fledged game or a spin-off of the franchise, akin to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. But an analyst told the Wall Street Journal that the game could be free-to-play, featuring in-app purchases for virtual items. Fire Emblem...

  • BlackBerry Priv finally gets some of that Marshmallow action

    BlackBerry has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available on the Priv smartphone, several months after the phone was launched. The Priv (review) originally shipped with a well-received take on Android 5.1, bringing the DTEK security manager, the BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Keyboard and several other noteworthy additions to an otherwise spartan formula. What's new in this update then? First of all, the company has updated the DTEK security manager, giving it support for Marshmallow's granular permission controls. "Apps demand access to personal data, even when it's not necessary for the app to function properly. DTEK gives the power back to users to control what to...

  • HTC building two Nexus devices for Google – reports

    HTC's latest high-end smartphone has received mostly positive reviews, with praise for its hardware design, camera and restrained take on Android. So we're glad to hear that the company is crafting two Nexus smartphones for Google, running Android N. The news initially came via serial leaker Evan Blass, claiming that the new phones are codenamed M1 and S1. HTC is building a pair of Android N devices for Google internally dubbed M1 and S1 #nexus — Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 27, 2016 However, Android Police claimed that the new phones are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish respectively, citing an anonymous source. The website also noted a reference to...

  • Steam now accepts Bitcoin as payment method

    You'll now be able to purchase all of your Steam Store sales goodies with Bitcoin. Yes, that digital currency that no one quite understands will net you some excellent titles. Announced on Bitpay's website, the company has partnered with Steam in order to provide this payment functionality. Apparently, Valve reached out to Bitpay in order to implement this new feature. Bitcoin is being implemented in order to accommodate users in emerging markets, such as India and Brazil, due to the lack of credit cards in those regions. Steam also offers support for credit cards, PayPal, WebMoney, Moneybookers, and a range of other payment...

  • Quantum Break gets new patch to fix numerous bugs

    Tech giant Microsoft and developer Remedy Entertainment have released a new patch for Quantum Break on Xbox One. This should fix a few critical issues that have been reported by users. These errors ranged from issues with NPCs to missing cinematics and even subtitles not working correctly. Full list of fixes and updates for specific acts: Act 1 Part 1: Fixed a rare instance of taxi being missing from the intro cinematic Act 1 Part 2: Fixed assets disappearing if players backtrack Act 1 Part 2: Fixed an issue where players could not kill the guard in the parking lot Act 1...

  • Latest Humble Bundle includes excellent selection of Nintendo Wii U, 3DS games

    The latest Humble Bundle package includes a range of games for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS consoles. To answer the inevitable question: Yes, these will work in South Africa. Named the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle, the packages includes the likes of Darksiders II, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Retro City Rampage, and even a theme for the 3DS. In order to get your hands on these, you'll need to fork over at least US$1 for the base bundle, which is pretty much a bargain for anything on a Nintendo platform. Unlike last year's Nintendo-themed Humble Bundle, these titles are available in...

  • Defense Grid 2, Peggle among April Xbox Games with Gold

    It's that time again when Microsoft announces its next lot of Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles. Don't get too excited, because unlike last month's fantastic selection, May looks to be a little dull. First up is the sci-fi-based tower defence game on Xbox One, Defence Grid 2. It's an upgrade from its predecessor with new upgrades, units, and a host of features. This title will be available for the whole month of May. Next on the big, black console is Costume Quest 2, which you can download from 16 May until 15 June. This cutesy RPG adventure...

  • Want a copy of Uncharted 4 now? Head to the UK

    This is if you're not willing to wait for the official street date, 10 May. It seems like one store got a little overzealous and sold the game early. According to an article on Videogamer.com, a store by the name of CEX in the UK sold the game for £55 (R1159) to a customer. On the customer's till slip the words "Pre-Release Media,UK" is printed underneath the game's title. The customer, going be the name of Shabz, told Videogamer: "I went in to CEX... to actually buy myself a camera lens and when I went to the counter to purchase the...