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  • Listen up, Apple: 4 features we’d love to see on the iPhone 7

    Many would argue that the Apple iPhone 6S, or 6S Plus for that matter, is the perfect phone. The zenith of smartphone technology. The absolute pinnacle of mobile engineering. To that we'd reply "there's absolutely no such thing as a perfect phone." Even though it's probably the best phone you can purchase right now and I absolutely loved my review device, it has its flaws; flaws that are preventing older Apple users from jumping ship, and flaws that make other phones from other marques seem a lot tastier. So, what are they, and how can Apple right these wrongs in time for...

  • GameTrailers closing down after 13 years

    Video game website GameTrailers (GT) has announced it will be closing down. The news came in the form of a tweet from the company's official Twitter account: After 13 years, GT is closing down today. Thank you for your continued support over the years. It has been an adventure. — GameTrailers (@GameTrailers) February 9, 2016 Co-founder of GT, Brandon Jones, confirmed the news via his own Twitter account: Today is the last day of GameTrailers. I wish it wasn’t so. I love all of our fans like family. Thank you for letting me do this job. — Brandon Jones (@GameTrailersVO) February 9, 2016 The decision seems...

  • Game study: what makes a game ‘overrated’?

    "Overrated" is a word that gets thrown around a lot nowadays. It's a word that has been used with ever increasing regularity as the internet becomes more prevalent in our daily lives and is used to describe pieces of art in every medium, whether it's games, films or music, but here we'll just focus on the gaming side of things. What must be understood about the term is that everything created with the intention of being consumed as some form of entertainment product is both loved and despised by somebody. There are people out there that genuinely enjoyed Aliens: Colonial...

  • Weekend News Recap #1: iPhone error 53, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro and Titanfall 2

    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: 7-8 February Edition. Kicking us off is good ol' Apple. The company's in the naughty corner once again, thanks to something called error 53. iPhone users who have their faulty home buttons repaired by unofficial repair centre, run the risk of bricking their devices permanently, The Guardian discovered. It's a new...

  • Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum available in South Africa

    Logitech, the well-known German peripheral company, has announced that its latest gaming mouse -- the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum -- is heading to South Africa and should go on sale this quarter. If you're wondering why the G502 sounds a lot like the Proteus Core launched earlier last year, that's largely because they're effectively the same mouse. The Spectrum, however, packs RGB customisable lighting. "The G502 Proteus Spectrum has an amazing sensor, and now it's got customisable lighting as well," Logitech's VP and GM of gaming notes. "You can also sync it with your other RGB-enabled Logitech G gaming gear to create...

  • You could’ve played Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One this weekend

    If you're a canny NeoGAF trawler and Xbox One owner, you probably would've stumbled across a post this weekend, suggesting that Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption is available to play on Xbox One as a backwards compatible game. Well, yes, it was. But isn't anymore. Although gamers have downloaded the 2010 classic Western shooter and played the hell out of it this weekend, it wasn't officially released by Microsoft or Rockstar. So the former pulled it from the roster. Microsoft's Larry Major Nelson Hyrb, took to Reddit to explain the move, and noted that the game is currently in a testing phase...

  • Rare Replay review: classic gems for Xbox One

    Rare is a company that’s been in the hearts of gamers for over three decades. It has worked on the likes of Donkey Kong Country and 007 Golden Eye, which shaped a generation of gamers. Last year the Microsoft-owned company released a compilation containing some of their best titles, but is it enough to save grace with a developer fallen from favour? Looking at video game compilations is always a difficult task. Does one look at each and every game individually, writing a review that would equal the likes of the Iliad or Odyssey, or does one look at the...

  • Android Wear updates, makes its smartwatches smarter

    For those rolling around with Android Wear smartwatches, listen up, because that ticker's finally getting a software update. And it's a big one. Krystal Higgins, Android Wear's UX designer, took to Google's Official Android Blog to outline the advancements coming to users in the next few weeks, and the set of updates largely seek to improve user-watch interaction. Users can now listen to calls and messages from their wrists. Of course, this only really applies to devices with speakers -- the Huawei Watch and 49mm Asus ZenWatch 2 are the two examples at present. Google's also including gesture support to the system,...

  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst looks incredible in new story trailer

    Electronic Arts has quite a few games on its plate this year, and I'm not even including all those boring sports titles either. I'm talking about the likes of Mirror's Edge Catalyst. For anyone who hasn't played the first instalment, Mirror's Edge is a series about a woman who can effectively out-Batman Batman using a secret recipe of superhero parkour and dune buggy shock absorbers for legs. But as the new story trailer suggests, Faith is about more than just gymnastics. The new title will tell the story of our protagonist fighting against the proverbial "man" in a quest to write...

  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam review: once upon another mushroom

    The pitch at Nintendo HQ for this title probably went a little something like this: "Goodness, we barely have any Mario titles anymore, apart from the fifty currently available to play. We definitely need another, and perhaps cross over another series too while we at it." Okay, fine. I'm being harsh. In fact, a little hypocritical too, because I generally love seeing that dungaree-clad Italian-accented plumber on my screen. And sooner or later, this was bound to happen, because Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario were two of Nintendo's most entertaining franchises on two vastly different platforms. Although I'm not the...