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  • Breath of Fire III is finally buring its way onto PSN

    Back when Capcom made good games, the company had an RPG series names Breath of Fire. During the original PlayStation era, Capcom released Breath of Fire III for the console and later ported it to the PlayStation Portable (PSP). It's been years since we've heard anything about porting the game, or anything from the series, until now. Announced on the Capcom blog on Wednesday, Breath of Fire III will finally be making its way to the PlayStation Network (PSN). The game is a digital version of the PSP re-release from 2005, which means it'll be playable on the PSP, PS Vita,...

  • Battleborn: here’s everything we know so far

    Battleborn is an upcoming first-person Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) title currently in development at Gearbox Software, the same people who brought us the brilliantly twisted Borderlands series, and is set be released on 3 May of this year. It's the first IP from Gearbox since the Borderlands series, so it's a pretty big deal. Through the duration of this article I will explore the various facts and clues I have discovered in my multiple excursions into the internet in the hopes of shedding as much light as possible on this highly anticipated title. One thing that I can say without a...

  • iPhone 6C or iPhone 5SE: Does a baby iPhone make any sense in 2016?

    This week was a big one for Apple. It's first not-all-positive earnings report was released, which saw the company's sales figures drop for all major device families. It's the first time that this bad news extends to the iPhone, which suggests that Apple's suffocating stranglehold on the smartphone space is slowly losing its grip. Growing at just 0.4% year-on-year, it's safe to play the troll here and suggest that the iPhone hype is slowly starting to fizzle out. Or is it? Try saying that with a straight face while reading this next section: it still managed to push 74.8-million handsets out...

  • Styx, Gears of War 2 included in February’s Xbox Games with Gold

    Microsoft has announced the Xbox Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One and Xbox 260 subscribers. The first of these titles will be available to download from 1 February free of charge for those enrolled in the Xbox Games with Gold service. Most of next month's games carry an RPG-tone. First up is Styx: Master of Shadows (available 1-29 February). Players will guide goblin assassin Styx through a dark fantasy world as he infiltrates the Tower of Akenash. The second Xbox One title is Hand of Fate, which will be available from 16 February to 15 March. The title is described as...

  • BlackBerry PRIV is heading to South Africa next week

    BlackBerry has today announced that the BlackBerry PRIV -- it's first Android smartphone -- will be on sale in South Africa from next week, beginning 1 February. The handset will be available through Cell C, MTN, and Vodacom. While pricing is yet unconfirmed, Orange Store South Africa is currently selling the device for R14 218. BlackBerry has noted that the price is carrier-dependent. The BlackBerry PRIV will come with Android Lollipop, but also feature some of the company's security software, including DTEK application monitoring, a verified boot sector to prevent OS tampering and full support for BlackBerry's enterprise suite, including BES...

  • Proline PV-5000 powerbank review: shiny value

    If you found a powerbank nestling in your stocking this Christmas, you shouldn't be too surprised. Popping up like mushrooms, these little life savers have become more and more popular as device manufacturers use more and more demanding hardware in smartphones and tablets. But thankfully, it's also the technology that makes powerbanks possible that's taken a few leaps ahead since the turn of the decade. A few years ago, a 5000mAh battery would've been unheard of, but now the Proline PV-5000, for instance, costs just R229. It's one of the company's new products, and although it bears that "made in...

  • 6 ways Microsoft can improve the Xbox One system software

    The Xbox One has been out for a few years now and received its first major software overhaul last year. While this new Windows 10-based "New Xbox Experience" is a welcomed change, it's still not perfect. Microsoft is trailing behind the competition (read: Sony's PlayStation 4) and while this is due to a number of factors, they're at least trying to set things right, but there's more that can be done. Here are the six ways I think Microsoft can improve the Xbox One software: Redesign the store. Please. The games and app store on the console can be described (at best) as barebones. Trying...

  • Xiaomi Mi 5: launch confirmed for 24 February

    The Xiaomi Mi 5, the company's next flagship phone, will launch on 24 February, the company's co-founder Hugo Barra today confirmed. Barra took to Facebook with this post: Mi 5 is almost here! It's Xiaomi’s first product launch in 2016, happening on February 24. What do you imagine when you think of Mi 5? There's really no fluff here at all really. And judging by the Xiaomi Mi 5's purported specs, we don't expect Xiaomi to hold any punches either. We should be getting a 2560x1440 display likely set within the 5.0-inch range, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to 4GB of RAM...

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to mutate in Manhattan this winter

    There's another "Heroes in a Half Shell" game on the horizon and it's called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan. The game will be developed by PlatinumGames Inc and published by Activision Publishing. Players will take on the roles of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello in this cell-shaded third-person action adventure game. It is set to feature huge enemies and large areas with plenty of secrets. Mutants in Manhattan will offer a single-player campaign as well as an on-line four-player co-op feature as players battle the likes of Krang, Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady. The game looks to incorporate RPG elements such as...

  • Nintendo NX games should put story, gameplay before graphics

    A few years ago, a game debuted on the PlayStation 4, a then new and exciting concept that was to take gaming to an entirely new level, into the eighth console generation. This game was The Order: 1886, and based on that name, you can easily imagine a game filled with lore, exciting quests through the 17th century and lots of metal-on-metal combat. But beyond this, you'd expect a good story. Expect is really the key word here. Although the game looked great -- honestly, it's still one of the best looking games on the PS4 -- absolutely nothing else about...