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  • Vodacom Smart 6 review: not quite six of the best

    Budget Android phones have really changed the smartphone market for the better. Not only do they force manufacturers to launch cheaper but better phones, they also give consumers a fairly decent alternative to the overkill flagship and mid-range devices. Vodacom's one of the pioneers of this movement in South Africa most notably with the Smart Kicka, a R499 phone that could almost kick it with the big boys in terms of app availability. Not everyone wants to spend R5000 plus on a smartphone, and these give consumers a viable alternative. So when Vodacom launched its Smart 6, which is essentially an...

  • ‘Trine’ developer announces new stealth game Shadwen

    Finnish video games developer Frozenbyte has today announced and unveiled its latest title, Shadwen. Unlike their previous action, adventure, and puzzle titles, Shadwen will be fully stealth-based game. Players take on the role of Shadwen, an assassin tasked with assassinating the king. Along her journey, Shadwen encounters a young orphaned named Lily. Players will either have to take a stealth approach to keep Lily's child-like innocence intact, or ruthlessly murder all those who stand in her way. Guards in Shadwen will kill the player on-site if discovered. The gameplay mechanics are centered around this rule, which means players will have to...

  • Shadow Complex Remastered edition is now available on PC for free

    Chair Entertainment has remastered the popular Shadow Complex video game and released it for free on PC for a limited time. The game can be downloaded from the Shadow Complex website. The remastered edition includes revamped graphics, achievements, and master challenges. Shadow Complex takes its gameplay inspiration from titles such as Metroid and Castlevania. Shadow Complex was originally released in August 2009 for the Xbox 360 and is being remastered for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No dates have been given for its console release. The game follows Jason Fleming (voiced by Nolan North) and his girlfriend Claire (Eliza Schneider) as they hike...

  • Tim Schafer announces Psychonauts 2 coming in 2018

    Cult-classic video game Psychonauts will finally receive its long-awaited sequel in 2018. The project was announced in a video by Double Fine Products founder Tim Schafer. In the announcement video, Schafer talks about why he created the company as well as Psychonauts as a game. No details about the sequel were revealed. Key collaborators from the original team will be returning, such as artists Scott Campbell, Peter Chan, Nathan Stapley, and composer Peter McConnell. Voice actors Richard Horvitz and Nicki Rapp will also be returning to voice Razputin and Lili. Read more: 5 Christmas mobile games to get you in the holly jolly...

  • Telltale Games making a Bruce Wayne-focused Batman game

    During The Game Awards 2015, Telltale Games revealed that it's working on a new episodic Batman video game. The as yet untitled project will be launching sometime in 2016. The initial video teaser is sparse on details, but does contain voiceovers of people talking about Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. The Batman symbol used at the end of the teaser is similar to that of DC Comics title The Dark Knight Returns, though continuity and timeline details are not stated. Posting on the Telltale Games blog, co-founder and CEO of the company Kevin Bruner called it an honour to include Batman...

  • CyanogenMod 13 first impressions: bringing Marshmallow to the masses

    Now that Android Marshmallow is out in the wild, Android enthusiasts everywhere, at least those without Nexus devices, will be waiting to see when it’s their turn to upgrade from Lollipop. Numerous manufacturers have already released their lists of which devices will see the upgrade as well as those that are scheduled to be left behind. This is normal and should come as no surprise, however, for those not wanting to wait, (for instance, me), Cyanogenmod has delivered. Named CyanogenMod 13, the custom OS had been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and nightlies for a few devices, including my Moto G...

  • Samsung relaunches the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 smartphones

    Samsung has, rather quietly, announced newer, upgraded versions of its Galaxy A series. These include the Samsung Galaxy A3, the Samsung Galaxy A5 and the flagship Samsung Galaxy A7. While it might seem strange for the company to launch a new version of the A7 so soon after its Q1 2015 launch, but both the A3 and A5 were due an upgrade. The cheapest model, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (above), now sports a 1.5GHz quad core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot. There's also a 2300mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera and a...

  • Fallout 4 is Bethesda’s best game, but it’s not without fault

    Fallout 4 (review) saw Bethesda's best launch with 12-million units shipped, so it's safe to say that the latest entry in the Fallout series has been very successful. But how does Fallout 4 measure up to the previous games that Bethesda has released? Is it indeed the best Bethesda game ever made? Let's see how it measures up. To get one small thing clear before we begin, this is a discussion concerning the games developed by Bethesda Game Studios rather than games published by Bethesda Softworks. The World The last two Elder Scrolls games, being Oblivion and Skyrim, as well as the...

  • 5 Christmas mobile games to get you in the holly jolly spirit

    Like it or not, we're just over three weeks away from that annual holiday called Christmas, and that usually means busy overcrowded malls, felled conifers taking residence in your home, and lots of (fake) snow (if you're in South Africa). But if that's not your cup of eggnog, we know that these Christmas-themed games and apps will definitely make you feel a lot better. Gaming is, in many ways, the universal language of fun so lift your spirits at the end of a long year with these memorable downloads. Angry Birds Seasons Developer: Rovio Entertainment Size: 52-59MB Price: Free, with in-app purchases Download it for Android...

  • iStore Card programme ensures South Africans ‘can get a new iPhone every year’

    One of the principle Apple resellers in the country, iStore South Africa, has announced a new initiative to ensure those hardcore Apple fans will always have the latest device whenever a new phone leaves Cupertino's design table. Dubbed the iStore Card programme, the system allows users to get the latest iPhone each year for a predetermined price per month. "You can now get the latest iPhone every year through a monthly payment plan separate from your cellular network," the press release reads. "The payment plan is facilitated through iStore’s brand new credit card - iStore Card." Those interested in the iStore Card...