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  • Tap the Coin review: simple pleasures

    Let's just quickly get this out the way: if you hate Flappy Bird and the millions of clones just like it, you'll despise Tap the Coin, a Flappy Bird homage. What you won't hate is that for a game that took an hour to dream up and week to make, it holds up incredibly well. Tap the Coin was made by Thoopid, developers of SnailBoy, possibly the best-looking game to come out of Cape Town, South Africa. They've sacrificed graphics for gameplay this time, as Tap the Coin is simple, playable and exciting. Warning: it's more addictive than frozen yoghurt. What...

  • ‘Dark Souls II’ help: questions, answered

    Dark Souls II is a beautiful game. It's already proven itself to be a slicker, more accessible sequel, but one that's no less difficult than its predecessor. The help below should set you off on the right path and please note that this article is filled with spoilers. Please add another question in the comments below, as the game is enormous and our guide simply scrapes the bottom of a rather large barrel. I'm running out of Eustus flasks, life gems, Human Effigy's. Help. It's too hard First off, relax. A major proportion of the reviews I read are fear-mongering....

  • PS4 update adds rich video editing, USB sharing, HDMI capturing

    There's a bunch of new updates coming to the PS4 today, as detailed by Sony. None of them will improve the gameplay experience, but will bolster video editing and sharing options. And sharing is caring. PS4 owners who broadcast and share their content via Twitch have been left in the lurch until today's update. One of the firmware changes will include the option to turn HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) off -- this means that PS4 videos can now be outputted to an HDMI source for lengthier gameplay capturing. Pressing the Share button on the DualShock 4 will now offer a...

  • Win ‘Dark Souls II’ for Xbox 360 [Closed]

    Update: Together with his great story, Alister Ho is our winner of this competition! He just won a hard copy of Dark Souls II for Xbox 360. Dark Souls II has recently been released with much acclaim... and a lot of dread. The action role-playing title is well-known for its spectacular open-world explorations, unique monsters and insane difficulty, and we're giving it away. Set in the land of Drangleic, your mission is to battle the Undead to ultimately find a cure for the protagonist's curse. The game hasn't ventured too far off its predecessor: it features the same game mechanics but...

  • Instant messaging shootout part II: Mxit, SnapChat, KiK and more

    Continuing our last instalment in which we pitted BBM, Line, Viber, WhatsApp, and WeChat against each other in a duel to the death, let’s instigate competition between the "best of the rest" instant messaging apps out there: the up-and-comers, the been-here-for-a-whiles, and the old kids on the block still trying to act hip and fresh. As we stated last time, despite the verdict presented here, ultimately a winner will be crowned based on the amount of subscribers it can attract. However, let us again take our friends, family, and loved ones out of the equation for the moment and launch...

  • The ‘future of gaming’ is here: Morpheus, Sony’s VR headset revealed at GDC

    Sony's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, is real and for a lot of people it's going to be an exciting new way to play games and digest content. For others it's a gimmicky gadget they'll never experience. Whatever you think of it, it's Sony's take on the future of gaming and everyone's invited -- at least all PlayStation 4 gamers are. Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios kicked off the event at the 2014 Game Developers Conference. "At SCE we view innovation as an opportunity to build on our mission to push the boundaries of play Project Morpheus is the...

  • SimCity finally playable offline from today for PC and Mac

    After a few promises and false starts, SimCity players can from today, finally enjoy a game of city-building offline. An update to SimCity allows for offline play, without the need for a persistent online connection. Or as EA puts it "unplug, build, and destroy their cities from anywhere in the world". Next time you log into SimCity, the update will be automatically applied for all PC and Mac players. Here's what will happen: after logging into SimCity, the game offers the option of Single Player (offline mode), or Multiplayer (online mode). This is what Single Player offers: Players who choose...

  • ‘It’s time’ as Google launches Android Wear, Moto 360 and LG G Watch revealed

    "It's time," says Motorola cheekily. The company's first smartwatch, the Moto 360, has been announced and is one of the first wearables, together with LG's G Watch to run Google's new Android Wearable operating system. What can we expect from these devices? Given its name, the Moto 360's touch display is circular -- a welcome form factor sticking to the traditional familiarity of most of the world's wristwatches. There are two versions: one with a leather strap and another made of metal. The design of the Moto 360 was meant to be all about making the product appealing and fashionable,...

  • Oppo Find 7 has qHD display, takes insane 50MP shots

    Phones are taking a turn for the insane. Just look at Oppo's new Find 7, which was launched today in Beijing. It's one of the first smartphones to have both a qHD, 2560x1440 pixel display (that's 538PPI), plus a 50MP camera. The tech inside this enormous and, to be frank, obscenely fast phone is a Snapdragon 801 SoC running a 2.5Ghz CPU with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and expansion space via the SD card. That's a whole lotta phone. It's the camera you came for, and the Find 7 delivers, times five. The camera is "only" 13MP, but by combining...

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft review: digital opium for the masses

    Blizzard’s free-to-play collectible online card game has recently snuck out of beta. The final product of an already popular game is in the wild, which means that critics can finally say what they think of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Personally, I've been an avid Blizzard fan since the days of yore, so the thought of a comical dwarf narrator swinging around mugs of beer in the once holy Warcraft universe turned my world completely upside down. The idea of the pre-panda Warcraft universe being a dramatic yet fragile ecosystem of my imagination where Illidan Stormrage summoned demons from the...