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  • The last official PS2 servers have been shut down

    It's the end of an era for the gaming industry, as Square Enix turns off the last PS2 servers for Final Fantasy XI. The first Final Fantasy MMO was released over a decade ago, in 2002, later seeing a release on Xbox 360 too. The Xbox servers are to be turned off in conjunction with the PS2's. To put the shutdown in perspective, Final Fantasy XI had been running for longer than EVE Online (2003), World of Warcraft (2004), the Guild Wars franchise (2005) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011). Not bad for a console that wasn't originally designed with online gaming...

  • Quantum Break review: a fractured experiment in storytelling

    Billed as the next blockbuster title on Xbox One, Quantum Break comes from the developers of Alan Wake and Max Payne. It certainly has all of the makings of not only a great game, but a new and brilliant IP. Quantum Break experiments with the video gaming formula, has guns, time-travel, and well-known actors in key roles. Even with all of this, why do I find it so hard to recommend the game to anyone in particular? As with many a science-fiction story, the game starts with an experiment gone awry. Our hero Jack Joyce is caught up in a...

  • 5 last minute April Fools Day pranks for the office

    Here's a scenario: you get to office late after spending the entire morning in the office, and plop down on your chair to hear that all too familiar fart cushion noise emanate across the entire office floor. Embarrassing, I know, because I've been a victim of that before. But laughing it off just isn't enough when revenge is so much sweeter. So to prank the pranksters, we've put together a list of the best last minute April Fools Day sneak attacks to play on the offending office jester, or perhaps even your boss. The dead desktop: screenshot the desktop, set as...

  • Miitomo app, My Nintendo launched – but what about SA?

    Nintendo's first smartphone app was launched in Japan last month, but it's now available outside Nintendo's home country too. Before you get your hopes up though, you need to know that the Android and iOS app isn't officially available in South Africa. Supported countries are: the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. What's it all about? Miitomo is a rather offbeat social app that sees you dressing your Mii avatar in a variety of unlockable items, for starters. Users are able to purchase items for their Mii (hello, real-world cash) or earn items by...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III ‘Eclipse’ DLC to hit PlayStation 4 first

    PlayStation 4 gamers who enjoy shooting undead pixels are in for a treat this month, as Treyarch announced that the console will be the first to receive the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Eclipse DLC. The DLC, scheduled for release on 19 April, includes four new multiplayer maps. And of course, what would a CoD DLC be without the obligatory zombie content too. Treyarch notes that the zombie experience in Eclipse "immerses players in an undead World War II Pacific theater." This DLC also sees the Zetsubou No Shima mission included in the game, which will span the four DLC Map...

  • Final Fantasy XV launches 30 September on Xbox One, PS4

    This morning's Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event showed off an incredible amount of content and footage for the upcoming game. So much so that it's hard not to be excited about it. During the numerous video trailers, new cities, canyons, mines, and tree houses were featured, with all of it rendered in the gorgeous Luminous Studio. A day-night cycle, which we previously saw in the demo, Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae, was also featured in greater detail, and it looks gorgeous. Apart from protagonist's car, which can also fly, the game will also include Chocobos -- a series staple -- which can drift, of...

  • Uncovered Final Fantasy XV event: the anime, the movie, the demo, the pinball

    Aside from all of the core Final Fantasy XV content shown off at the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event, there were also some very interesting surprise announcements. How did Square Enix keep all of these a secret for so long? Firstly, and as with most FF titles, there will be an in-game mini game. Called Justice Monsters Five, this pinball title will not only be playable within FFXV, but also available to download for Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices in the coming future. There's no word if it will unlock bonuses withing FFXV. Next up is a brand new playable...

  • PlayStation Plus games for April includes Zombi, Dead Star

    Hot on the heels of Xbox One's free games for April, Sony today announced its free games list for PlayStation Plus members which is a doozy for survival horror fans. Zombi, originally launched on Nintendo Wii U as ZombiU, is included this month and provides some much needed panic and cricket bat-based melee attacks to the PlayStation 4. Alongside it, team-based space shooter RPG Dead Star also arrives, which allows ten versus ten multiplayer style combat. It's also developed by former Metroid Prime stalwart Armature. On the PlayStation 3, users can look forward to I am Alive, another Ubisoft. survival horror game,...

  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update arriving mid-2016

    Keep locked on to our #Build2016 portal for detailed coverage of Microsoft's flagship developer event. Its that time of year when Microsoft shows off its latest developer-friendly advances and software palettes for the year ahead. And for Microsoft, that also means fishing for developers' interests with fresh and sharp feature hooks. But the company's annual Build conference -- taking place from 29 March to 1 April this year -- has also become a more consumer-friendly event in recent years. The latest snippet from the conference is proof of that. The company never fails to talk operating systems at the event, and...

  • All Xbox One consoles are now development kits lying in wait

    Keep locked on to our #Build2016 portal for detailed coverage of Microsoft’s flagship developer event. If you have an Xbox One and have a penchant for making your own games, Microsoft is making it a little bit easier for you. The company has announced at Build 2016 that all retail Xbox Ones will be allowed to become Xbox One dev kits, making it easier for indie developers to craft titles for the platform. This move makes the console a more interesting proposition for the serious and casual developer alike, who had to previously go through the ID@XBOX system to obtain a development...