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  • Hideo Kojima shows off new, weirder Death Stranding trailer

    Almost nothing is known about Hideo Kojima's upcoming Death Stranding, and the new trailer only adds to the mystery. Release at this year's The Video Game Awards, there's no sign of naked Norman Reedus. Instead, we're shown Guillermo del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), black goo, and what looks like undead soldiers. This is also only a teaser so don't expect to see anything besides gorgeous CGI. Oh, and it's confusing as hell. This will be the first game from Kojima's new company, Kojima Productions. Watch the full trailer below.

  • Watch: emotional ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ speech at Game Awards

    Indie videogame That Dragon, Cancer is quite possibly the most emotional experience in all of gaming. The title tells the very real story of a young boy, Joel Green, fighting a losing battle against cancer. The boy is actually developer duo Ryan and Amy Green's late son, making for a very overwhelming experience. The title won the Games for Impact award at The Game Awards last night, with developer Ryan Green taking to the stage and giving a moving speech, to say the least. "Often in videogames, we get to choose how we're seen. Our avatars and our tweets and the work that we...

  • MediaTek Helio X23, X27: 2017 flagship chips break cover

    We've already seen Qualcomm announce the Snapdragon 835 chip for flagship phones. Now, rival MediaTek has revealed its 2017 chips as well, in the form of the Helio X23 and X27. The X23 and X27 seem to fulfil the same role as this year's Helio X20 and X25, with the X23 being the base flagship chip and the X27 being a slightly faster piece of silicon. Much like its predecessors, the Helio X23 and X27 feature a 20nm design process and decacore design split into three core clusters. Interestingly enough, despite the high-powered ARM A73 core being available (and used in the Mate 9...

  • PS4 Pro to officially hit SA next week, price in tow

    Sony and Ster-Kinekor Entertainment have announced the launch date for the PS4 Pro in South Africa, along with a suggested retail price. The console will be launching on 7 December with a recommended price tag of R6999.99, Ster-Kinekor Entertainment wrote in an emailed press release. The PS4 supports 4K gaming/videos, although games will need to be specifically updated to take advantage of the extra graphical grunt. Noteworthy titles taking advantage of the PS4 Pro include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Last of Us: Remastered and Uncharted 4. The PS4 Pro will cost R6999, in comparison to the...

  • Final Fantasy XV breaks records with over 5m units sold

    After 10 years in development, Final Fantasy XV (formerly Final Fantasy Versus XIII) was released on 29 November. It seems like the wait has paid off for Square Enix as over five million units of the game have been sold. According to a press release sent to Gearburn, this makes Final Fantasy XV the fastest-selling title in the series. The game went on to break the record for the number of digital downloads for a day-one release in Japan. In Asia, excluding Japan, it also smashed sales numbers for a combination of physical and digital titles sold on the day of release. Local allocation...

  • AMOLED vs LCD: which screen is best for your smartphone?

    Not all smartphone displays are created equally, owing to things like resolution and other factors. But one of the more notable differentiators is the type of screen technology used. There are two main screen technologies in use today, in the form of LCD and AMOLED, but what are the differences, advantages and downsides to them? Have a look at our basic primer below. Of course, there are other differences in tow, such as pentile versus IPS tech, but we're sticking to the basics here. LCD Let's start with LCD (liquid crystal display)... It's generally cheaper than AMOLED technology, but that doesn't mean it's...

  • Battlefield 1 servers heading to South Africa, DICE confirms

    EA-owned developer DICE has announced that it will be bringing game servers to South Africa, pleasing the slew of Battlefield 1 players in the country. In a forum post published in the early hours of the morning, DICE rent-a-server producer Alexander Hassoon announced that the company will be serving the likes of South Africa, the Middle East and Hong Kong. "I am very happy to announce that we will be deploying official DICE online game servers for the following regions in early 2017," Hassoon explained. "These are but the first steps in our ongoing effort to keep supporting Battlefield 1 and our...

  • Destiny: The Collection [PS4] review: the better Halo collection

    Gamers around the world had high hopes for the FPS MMO, Destiny. The former developers and creators of the Xbox-staple Halo Series, Bungie, was purchased by Activision and were set on creating an online game. After initial mixed reviews, the game has received several expansions and many tweaks. With Destiny 2 arriving in 2017, is now the right time to pick up the first game and its expansions? What’s in the collection? The recently-released Destiny: The Collection is a battle chest that collects all of the Destiny content on the latest generation consoles... to an extent. It includes all of the previously...

  • Stardew Valley has massive price difference between Xbox One, PS4

    The farming and life-sim game Stardew Valley is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but owners of Microsoft's console will pay less for it. Looking at the SA Xbox One pricing, the game is currently on pre-order for R149. On the SA PSN store, however, the same title is selling for R239. This difference gives Xbox owners a R90 advantage over their Sony brethren. The reason for the discrepancy is that the SA Xbox store uses a R10 to US$1 ratio from its US counterpart (US$14.99), while Sony pulls the UK price of £11.99 at an almost R20 to £1 ratio. It's not the...

  • Meizu Pro 6 Plus: a Chinese phone with the S7’s brains

    Chinese manufacturer Meizu has quietly been making a name for itself over the years thanks to its sensibly priced, capable smartphones. It also stands out as it's one of the few brands using Samsung Exynos processors. Now, the company has revealed the Meizu Pro 6 Plus, a new flagship with the same Exynos 8890 chip and 4GB RAM combination as the all-conquering Galaxy S7 range. Looking further down the spec sheet, we see a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 AMOLED display with 3D Touch, 3400mAh battery, 64GB or 128GB storage and USB Type-C. In the audio department, the phone packs a 3.5mm jack and a premium...