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  • Treyarch nerfs, buffs select Call of Duty: Black Ops III weapons on all systems

    Treyarch has released Call of Duty: Black Ops III's first major patch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, just over a week after the game's official launch. Early patch releases usually mean bug fixes, but that's not the case here. Rather, Treyarch's interested in making Black Ops III a more even, and equal experience by nerfing some weapons and buffing others. Essentially, weapons that are deemed too destructive are made less so. You know, it's all about having fun. Treyarch's studio design director David Vonderwaar on Reddit suggested that "most of these edits were very small and range from...

  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops III review: snowballing narrative, swashbuckling combat

    It's that time of the year again when Activision hails its holy cash cow from the fields of death to bring us yet another Call of Duty instalment. This year developing studio Treyarch is responsible for Black Ops III and tries to keep the series' rolling onwards. This title takes us far into the future and provides us with the franchise’s most unconventional narrative to date, while bringing a host of new gameplay elements to freshen up their first-person shooter experience. Think robot overlords, mind hacking, artificial intelligence and the ultimate evolution of the super soldier, and you’ll start to get...

  • Nintendo Direct: Wii U celebrating healthy sales figures, Twilight Princess HD announced

    It's been a difficult year for Nintendo. After dealing with criticism for not showcasing Zelda on the Wii U at E3 2015, to the passing of its CEO Satoru Iwata in abrupt fashion, the company hasn't had much to celebrate. But good news awaits. After the company held its first Nintendo Direct broadcast after Iwata's passing, Nintendo announced better-than-expected Wii U and Amiibo sales. Amiibo cards and figurines topped the 800 000 mark in October, with the Wii U experiencing a 40% increase in sales year-on-year. Super Mario Maker was the primary driver, with Yoshi's Woolly World also playing a part. Overall,...

  • Fallout 4 on PC: here’s what you should know before buying it

    Before reading this piece, we'd like to point out that this isn't a critical commentary on Fallout 4, but is simply a how-to guide for those picking up a disc for the first time. There are some out there, and good for you if it happens to be you. With that said, the below piece sums up what you should take into account before purchasing the game. Do you have a few concerns about performance, specifications, and internet queries? We answer all below. Q: I want to buy a boxed copy of Fallout 4 for PC. Do I need to download anything? A:...

  • Razer Nabu X smartband review: more burnable than wearable

    Rarely do we get devices so terrible that we have next to nothing good to write about them. When this does happen, we usually try our best to see the gold among the poo. But that's not always easy. Take the Razer Nabu X for instance. It's like an uncooperative, awkward and plain useless roommate. Annoyingly, I really wanted to love living with Razer's attempt as a smart wearable. I enjoyed the concept and the fact that it wasn't simply another smartwatch clone. Razer calls it a "social wearable". But unfortunately, this premise falls flat on its face predominantly thanks...

  • Here’s what Xiaomi’s bringing to South Africa in 2016 [Gallery]

    Next year is a big one for the South African smartphone consumer. Motorola's return to the market seems more likely than ever, we're receiving Apple products much earlier than in previous years, and speaking of Apple, Xiaomi's making its long awaited bow. Although the company's practically here already, we've been promised some great gear and gadgets coming in early 2016 alongside the likes of the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone flagship and the cheaper and cheerful Redmi 2. For a taste of these phones and more devices, have a look at our gallery below for what you can expect from Xiaomi. Read more:...

  • 5 ways IoT has taken gaming beyond the digital world [Native Content]

    About this content. Gaming has become synonymous with the internet in the last decade, as consoles become Internet of Things devices and technology gives rise to interaction of players over a thousand miles away. It's pretty damn cool to be fair, and although I'm not exactly an advocate for multiplayer gaming, the internet has made gaming a much richer experience. And that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The Internet of Things, a term used that encapsulates all devices connected to the internet, will lead gaming into a completely new terrain, both literally and figuratively. But its effects have been felt...

  • 6 travel apps to make your holiday journey a pleasure

    Travelling is many things: an incredible adventure, and an invaluable education, a journey into yourself, and so forth. But after having been shouted at by a taxi driver in Istanbul who apparently hated nothing more than being paid, I have realised that it's not relaxing. If anything, travelling is extremely stressful. Booking flights, finding accommodation, figuring out whether you are being charged honest prices or not, winning the fight with the taxi driver… Surely it doesn’t have to be this tricky all the time? Well now there are a plethora of travel apps designed to fill in this gap made by...

  • Xiaomi Mi 4 hands-on: it’s almost here, South Africa

    Xiaomi: it's a brand some won't know but many have heard of. It's often called the Apple of China (which is itself a term steeped in incredibly irony) and demonstrates the weight this relatively new company has on its shoulders. Its plans to enter the South African smartphone market haven't exactly been secret either. Although we've known since September that the company was looking at launching its devices to African markets, we had no idea when exactly. Finally, we do. In less than two weeks, Xiaomi devices will be available to purchase South Africa. There'll be two smartphones on offer initially, including the Xiaomi...

  • South Africans: you can now only purchase Steam games with Rand

    Popular digital distribution platform Steam has now incorporated the South African Rand into its pricing structure. Users in South Africa will pay for purchases in Rands, but no other currency. Users with US dollar credits in their Steam wallet will have the amounts automatically converted into Rands. According to an FAQ on Steam, the rate was calculated at the time of conversation, and with the weak Rand to the US dollar, this should have benefitted most. When purchasing a title, VAT isn't charged according to the Steam checkout page. Those looking to purchase games from Steam should compare the platform's prices against other...