• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!
  • Reviewing The Classics: we play Duke Nukem 3D (1996)

    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 and PCs with floppy drives. This week, Wiehahn has a look at the deliciously brutish Duke Nukem 3D, an iconic first person shooter that taught us all about cheesy one-liners and kicking alien ass. Hail to the King Baby! To start this review off, I have to note that I'm struggling to contain the deep wells of nostalgia that I have for this title. Duke Nukem 3D was as much a part...

  • Apex Interactive now official distributor of GUNNAR gear in SA

    Announced today, video game and hardware distributor Apex Interactive will now distribute GUNNAR Optiks computer eyewear products in South Africa. The product ranges consist of gaming, outdoor, and prescription eyewear solutions. According to a press release sent to Gearburn, GUNNAR eyewear apparently defends against the short and long-term effects of digital eye strain, as well as Computer Vision Syndrome. "GUNNAR is the only patented computer eyewear recommended by doctors to protect and enhance your vision." The company has "pioneered the only patented lens technology to reduce digital eye strain and fatigue issues associated with computer use." GUNNAR had previously been distributed by Comet Computing in SA. Pricing and...

  • Gearburn’s Graham chats about LEGO Star Wars on SABC’s Expresso Show

    To celebrate May the 4th (Be With You), SABC 3's Expresso breakfast show invited Gearburn writer Graham van der Made to chat about the upcoming LEGO Star Wars video game for Star Wars/May the Fourth Day. The segment featured presenter Katlego Maboe chatting to Graham about the video game series and what to expect from the upcoming release. The two also played through some of Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga on PlayStation 3, which was full of laughs as Katlego accidentally kills Graham's character. Watch the full piece below:

  • Shadwen will launch on computers, PS4 on 17 May

    Upcoming stealth-action game Shadwen is heading to the PlayStation 4, PC, Mac OS X and Linux systems on 17 May, developed Frozenbyte announced today. The Finnish developer, that previously developed the likes of Trine, also notes that the game will be available on a bevy of platforms, including Steam, PSN, GOG and Humble. "Shadwen is a stealth-action game where the only rule is to remain unseen. Stay hidden - or the ruthless guards will kill you on sight!," the presser explains. The game also encourages freedom of movement, cautious play and uses a clever time mechanic akin to Superhot -- time stands...

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer mentions ‘Wookie cookies’

    The latest LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer shows off missions set between the movie and Return of the Jedi. Let's hope these will be considered canon in some form or another. The trailer gives us a look at the six additional missions, including how Han and Chewie got the Rathtars, Poe Dameron rescued Admiral Ackbar, and how C-3PO acquired his Big Boss-looking arm. There are also a slew of new characters included, such as the Crimson Corsair. All of it looks interesting and hopefully, they are of substantial length. The trailer also confirms that core cast members have recorded all new...

  • Samsung sells more phones than Apple in the US, LG comes in third

    I think we can now say that 2016 has been a pretty torrid year for Apple. After its woes with the FBI, the timid introduction of the iPhone SE, and its recent legal dispute in China, the company has now relinquished its top sales step in the US to its main rival -- Samsung. After close to a year in second place, Samsung has finally sold more of its smartphones in the United States than Apple, a feat that we don't see all that often in the modern era. According to Hong-Kong based research company, Counterpoint Research (spotted by Business Korea),...

  • Garmin Vivomove: an analog fitness watch with swag

    It's not often that old world charm meets with new world savvy, but that's exactly what Garmin has done with its new analog smartwatch, the Vivomove. Yes, that's a big of a stupid name, but the watch is undoubtedly oozing character without sacrificing practicality. The Garmin Vivomove, for starters, can't be called a smartwatch in the traditional sense. Yes, it's a watch with a host of sensors -- sensors that has defined Garmin's business thus far -- but it doesn't use a digital face. Moreover, it looks like a classic timepiece, a pretty impressive feat considering that this is Garmin's first...

  • 3 things the Xbox One does better than the PlayStation 4 (and vice versa)

    We live in a world governed by binaries. Night and day. Summer and Winter. Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But one simply cannot say that one is better than the other. After all, some adore strolling through horizontal, wind-propelled rain, while others prefer bright red skin burns lazing on the beach. This binary mindset is especially true when any mention of the current generation of consoles is made. Sure, some people will prefer the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4, and conversely, some will prefer Sony's console to Microsoft's, but each outwits the other in their respective ways. For someone who...

  • AMD revisits the budget storage game with Radeon R3 SSDs

    Companies are forced to diversify to stay relevant (and more importantly, alive), so it wasn't much of a surprise to see AMD launch an SSD back in 2014. Come 2016, the company has now relooked its strategy, and feels it necessary to launch a new batch of drives to the lower end market. The drives in question, dubbed the AMD Radeon R3 series, will feature drives from 120GB all the way up to 960GB monsters. It will also be manufactured by Taiwanese company Galt Inc. According to OC3D, these drives won't be the fastest things on the planet, but that's to...

  • Call of Duty Infinite Warfare to include sexy aerial dog fights

    It's that time of year when Activision announces a new Call of Duty title. This time around it looks like developers Infinity War are trying to do something different. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is carrying on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sci-fi flair. It'll include high-tech weapons, mechs, (what appears to be) power armour or robots, as well as aerial dogs fights in space. And boy do those dogfights look gorgeous. Let's hope this is a trend that's here to stay as these types of games have been lacking in the current era of gaming. Infinite Warfare will include series...