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  • Hardcore ASTRO gaming headsets now available in South Africa

    The ASTRO range of headsets and accessories are now available in South Africa. Local video games distributor, Megarom Interactive, has picked up the licence for the range. Garnishing high reviews on the likes of Amazon.com, ASTRO's products are primarily focussed around circumaural and supra-aural headphones for PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation. "We are very excited to welcome Astro as part of the Megarom offering and to the South African gaming community. With a great globally following already, we look forward to growing the brand inside South Africa, and help Astro take gamers to the next level of their gaming experience," says Alan...

  • 5 essential productivity apps for your new iPhone 6S

    After waiting for a good while, you finally have your hands on a new iPhone 6S. While you probably bought it for its style, ease of use and photography prowess, it's also an office workhorse just waiting to help make that nine-to-five even shorter. In that case, perhaps your boss bought it for you, in that case we suggest that you give your boss a hug. Either way, chances are you're going to want to install some apps on it immediately, right? But what do you need? We have a look at a gaggle of apps that will not only make...

  • HTC One A9 coming to South Africa in December

    The HTC One A9, the company's latest stab at the upper-range smartphone market, will arrive in South Africa in December and be available from "selected MTN stores." "MTN is excited to offer this niche smartphone to its customers who are looking for a smartphone that is distinct to what is currently available in the market. MTN has made substantial investment to capacitate and optimise its network to ensure that its customers using smart devices such as the HTC One A9 can have a seamless and pleasant user experience. As we wind down the year for the festive season, this desirable...

  • Rainbow Six Siege’s Nvidia trailer shows of PC gaming goodies

    We're just over a week away from Ubisoft's release of Rainbow Six Siege across all platforms, but lucky users will gain access to the game's open beta this week. Before this though, the company released a gameplay trailer to blow its PC gaming trumpet just a little more vigourously. Ubisoft has partnered with Nvidia on this one, effectively turning this trailer into a "look how great my Nvidia machine can run this game. Wow." trailer. Nevertheless, the game does look pretty sweet on PC with the correct hardware. Nvidia has noted that to play Rainbox Six Siege at 60fps, the gamer will...

  • Sony PlayStation 4 balloons to 30-million sales worldwide

    Sony has today announced that its current-gen gaming console, the PlayStation 4, has now sold over 30-million units worldwide. Although we can't compare this number to the Xbox One as Microsoft has resisted revealing sales numbers for the console, we can state that this compares to just over 10-million sales reached for the Nintendo Wii U since September 2015. The official sales figure for the PlayStation 4 is 30.2-million. Read more: 5 possible reasons why the PlayStation 4 is outselling the Xbox One "We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play...

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Mi Pad 2 unveiled in China

    Xiaomi has this week launched two new devices to its ever growing lineup, namely the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phablet and the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet. While these two devices probably won't be heading across the Pacific (or Indian Ocean, for that matter) any time yet, it's worth noting just how impressive these two devices are. The Redmi Note 3 for one features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, up to 3GB of RAM, a MediaTek Helio X10 processor with eight cores, and up to 32GB of internal storage. There's also a huge 4000mAh battery in its wholly metal boody, a fingerprint...

  • LG G4 Stylus review: a gentle giant

    If there's one thing LG hasn't done this year, it's launch a mid-range device that I would actually buy. They've all been decidedly ordinary, or worst of all, overpriced. Take the LG G4 Beat for instance. It wasn't the speediest, most efficient or practical device at the best of times, and it retailed for around R5000 when it was launched. While it was better than the LG G3 Beat, I'll give it that, it didn't exactly beat anything in is price range. That's not something we can say from the company's real big surprise of 2015. And yes, I meant that big...

  • ‘The Beginner’s Guide’ and ‘Escapists: The Walking Dead’: short games, but extremely sweet

    One thing that has become more and more apparent to me in the last few years is that, as I grow older, life starts to get exceedingly more in the way of my precious gaming time. It’s sad but undeniably true. Between work, spending time with my girlfriend and life’s seemingly never-ending cycle of admin, time for gaming is becoming a rather scarce endeavour (well more scare than I’d like). With games like Phantom Pain (about 50-100 hours of gameplay) and Mad Max (about 30-50 hours of gameplay), as brilliant and captivating as they are, I am having trouble finding the...

  • Here are the Xbox One backwards compatible titles available in South Africa

    On 12 November, Microsoft released the New Xbox One Experience system update along with 104 backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles. There was much celebration as the Xbox One became a far more robust system and started one-upping Sony by supporting titles from the previous generation. I hadn't had a chance to check out the backwards compatible titles until this past weekend, and I discovered something upsetting. It's no secret that South Africans have been shafted when it comes to video game releases, pricing, special editions, and more. This latest issue is a bit of a slap in the face. What...

  • 6 YouTube gaming channels you really should be watching

    There are a lot of YouTube channels dedicated to gaming. In fact, there are so many that the Xbox One actually has an achievement in the YouTube app for watching them. With so choices it's easy for channels to get lost in the fray, or for users to never discover them. To kick us off, here are the first six. Did You Know Gaming? First on our list is Did You Know Gaming, which looks into the history of different video game titles and franchise. The videos include what sort of problems arose during the game creation process, alternate titles, localisation issues,...