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  • Download Alan Wake’s American Nightmare on Xbox One now

    Survival horror action game Alan Wake's American Nightmare is now available to download on Xbox One. It was originally released as a Live Arcade title on the Xbox 360 in February 2012. Spotted in 'Games & Apps' on the Xbox One today (pictured above), the game is part of the Xbox 360 backward compatibility programme. It should start showing up on consoles around the world, as long as you already own it. American Nightmare is around 2GB in size. Billed as a spin-off and pseudo-sequel, American Nightmare is a stand-alone title that takes place after the events of Alan Wake. Presented as...

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate review: stealthily killing the franchise

    The Assassin's Creed series has been running for a good nine years, so by now, Ubisoft should be crafting near perfect games. Unfortunately, Assassin's Creed Syndicate proves that this isn't quite the case, and that newer isn't always better. It's been over four months since the title's launch and I've yet to fully review this latest 'core' entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise. I've tried to push through it, but it's simply not an enjoyable or fun enough game. Sure, it has its moments, but those deter from what the game is trying to achieve. Syndicate starts showing one of its...

  • Weekend News Recap #2: MyShake, Infinity Ward and Dying Light: The Following

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 13-14 February Edition. Most read articles last week MWC 2016 preview: the numbers, the launches, the rumours Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Romer G switches, all the colours Quantum Break: is Windows 10 and Xbox One cross-play a good idea? Infinity Ward is working on the franchises latest offering, the developer announced this weekend. The...

  • Setting your iPhone’s date to 1970 is not a good idea

    There's many ways to break an iPhone. Sitting on it used to be the most popular, until repairing the home button became the worst thing you could possibly do earlier this month. But now, there's an entirely new way to ruin your life, thanks to 4chan. Hilariously for some, the imageboard aired a purported Easter egg hiding beneath iOS's fragile exterior. Flipping the date back to the seventies will unlock a classic Mac theme. Sounds totally legit, right? Nope. Resetting your iPhone date to 1 January 1970 and restarting the phone effectively bricks the device, thanks to the various methods UNIX...

  • Microsoft Lumia 650 is now official, gunning for budget enterprise market

    If you were hoping for a more feature rich smartphone from Microsoft this year, you might have to wait a little longer. The company has today announced its new US$200 Microsoft Lumia 650 smartphone, and it's clearly aimed directly at the enterprise market. The budget enterprise market at that. Looking to get its foot in the door before Apple, Microsoft's GM of phone management, Samuli Hänninen, notes that its 650 features "unparalleled and premium feel." "We’re extremely proud of the Lumia 650 and believe it will quickly be seen as the device that provides the perfect balance between work and personal needs,"...

  • LG X Cam, X Screen unveiled in time for MWC 2016

    For all MWC 2016 previews, news and analysis, have a look at our MWC 2016 Cheat Sheet and our dedicated MWC 2016 portal. While we expect a titanic battle between the giants of the smartphone world's flagship offerings, the war's rarely ever won by the biggest dude on the battlefield. With that in mind, LG is preparing to launch a new mid-range smartphone series -- LG X -- at MWC 2016. LG notes that the two phones -- the LG X Cam and the LG X Screen -- will offer "key premium features without the premium price" and will be unveiled...

  • Quantum Break: is Windows 10 and Xbox One cross-play a good idea?

    Thanks to a huge recent announcement by Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment, the world's getting the previously believed Xbox One exclusive title -- Quantum Break -- on Windows 10 too. This didn't go down well with the gaming community. Some believe this mark's the death of the Xbox One as a console. Others believe, like Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer, that it's good for gamers. Others, well, others are just mad. But how revolutionary, detrimental or absolutely brilliant is this move by Microsoft? For fun, and to study the gaming community's concerns more intricately, we'll have a look at some of the best comments...

  • Rii i25 Mini review: point and shoot

    Air mice: I love that term. Somehow I can't resist picturing little rodents flying across the night sky whenever I hear it, but thankfully, the critter in question is more interested in sitting on your coffee table. If you've ever owned a media player, one of those smart televisions or an Apple TV, you'll know what I'm talking about. These gadgets are effectively remotes, but allow its user to guide a cursor across a screen simply by waving it like Harry's wand. It's especially useful for large televisions, or those who aren't interested in a media keyboard with touch pad....

  • Quantum Break receiving PC release, Xbox One bundles, free Alan Wake games

    Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment today unveiled a slew of information from the upcoming video game Quantum Break. The game will receive a simultaneous PC and Xbox One release on 5 April with a current recommended retail price of R1299. Microsoft will be releasing two Quantum Break-theme Xbox One bundles. Both offerings are near-identical with the exception of the console's colour. The Special Edition version will feature a Cirrus White edition Xbox One (pictured below), while the standard edition containing a black Xbox One. Aside from the colour differences, both bundles will contain a 500GB Xbox One console, revised Xbox One controller with 3.5mm headset jack, a...

  • Reviewing the Classics: we play Fallout 2 (1998)

    Stand by for retro reviews done right, folks. Reviewing The Classics is a series where Gearburn staff play some of their most loved retro games from bygone consoles with fixed controllers and PCs with floppy drives. This week, L.C. has a look at Interplay's sequel to Fallout -- Fallout 2 -- or more accurately, the Fallout game that some love to loathe. After playing through the original Fallout for the first time (and reviewing it), which was after having been exposed to Bethesda's iterations of the franchise, I was left unimpressed with what I had experienced and was very disappointed...