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  • Surprise! Counter-Strike 1.6 has been ported to Android

    We've seen all manner of PC titles come to Android, from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic to XCOM: Enemy Within. We can now add another game to the list, in the form of landmark online shooter Counter-Strike 1.6. It's not an official port though, being submitted to GitHub by redditor a1baomarov, but it still makes for an interesting release. It's worth noting that the port requires that you own Counter-Strike 1.6 though. To get the game running, you'll first need to install the requisite APK, then the Xash3D framework (both being found on GitHub). Once these two programs are installed, you'll need to copy...

  • Between Me And The Night review: lucid dreaming

    Between Me and the Night is Lisbon-based indie studio, Raindance LX’s, first released title and I must admit that I was quite impressed with their surrealistic point-and-click adventure. Although the game is not without its downfalls, it successfully delves into some deep and sometimes unnerving narrative themes, and with a depth I seldom experience in AAA titles. Personally, it is another testament that indie developers are the pioneers that will discover the future landscapes of gaming. Between Me and the Night might not be perfect but it does make me incredibly excited to see what these developers will do next. Story...

  • Huawei joins virtual reality game with its own headset

    Huawei has followed Samsung and LG's path by announcing its own virtual reality headset. Huawei VR was revealed at the Chinese launch of the P9 and P9 Plus, Engadget reported, adding that the device was compatible with the new flagship phones as well. So what makes this so different from Samsung's effort then? Well, not much. The Huawei VR uses a similar setup to the Gear VR, allowing you to slot your phone into the headset. The phone then provides the processing power, screen and sensors required for the experience. The headset then allows you to watch movies, play games and enjoy other experiences. There is...

  • HTC 10 review roundup: a return to glory for the Taiwanese company?

    HTC's latest high-end smartphone has people pleasantly surprised, as the company played it safe to produce what seems like a great device. This contrasts with LG and Huawei's radical approach to mobile devices this year - but is the HTC 10 playing it too safe? Ticking all the boxes? Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica said that the Taiwanese firm had built a no-nonsense phone that can rival the best of them. "The HTC 10 is a refreshing phone that manages to be great without any nonsense or gimmicks. Compared to the Galaxy S7, you're getting a better body, better software, louder speakers, more capable expandable storage,...

  • 5 emerging Chinese smartphone brands you should know

    Huawei has pretty much become a household name across the continent, while Xiaomi is catching up in this department too. There's more to the Chinese smartphone industry than these two companies though. Here are several more mobile manufacturers you should put on your watchlist. Oukitel One of the newer entrants in the market, this fledgling company first attracted attention with its innovative U6 smartphone, featuring a traditional display on the front and an e-ink screen on the back. The company made an even bigger splash last year when it launched the K10 000 smartphone, a hefty brick of a device that broke the Guinness...

  • Huawei P9 vs LG G5 camera shootout: which mobile snapper is best?

    The Huawei P9 possesses quite possibly the most innovative camera setup on the market. Featuring dual 12MP cameras at the back, the Chinese company has certainly put the hype train in motion. So when we went hands-on with the device, courtesy of local tech writer Brendon Petersen, we decided to pit it against our LG G5 review unit. The LG G5 is no slouch either, packing a 16MP main camera and 8MP wide-angle camera on its back. We opted to only shoot with the 16MP camera. As for shooting conditions, we opted against changing any settings or enabling HDR, merely shooting with the...

  • Yo-Kai Watch 3 to have two versions named after food

    The highly popular Level-5 RPG collect-em-all RPG series, Yo-Kai Watch will release as two different versions for its third release. The games are Sushi and Tempura, because why not? What sets each versions apart is the ability to play as a male and female character in different locations. The boy will feature in St. Peanutsburg, USA, while the girl will be in Sakura New Town, Japan. It's an interesting concept, to say the least. Usually, games featuring dual releases will cover the same region with variations. The series usually follows a male or female protagonist in an urban-style setting. The aim...

  • Activision shows off new co-op Ghostbusters video game

    Video game publisher Activision has announced a new Ghostbusters video game based on the upcoming reboot movie. Featuring the cast of the movie as playable characters, it looks to feature top-down 4-player co-op gameplay. Some of the settings shown off include a hospital, cemetery, and New York streets. Not much else can be taken away from the trailer, which is sparse in details. It's set to release 12 July on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The last Ghostbusters video game released was published in 2009 by Atari and was available on a variety of platforms. It took place during the timeline of the original...

  • The latest Windows 10 Mobile update is a meaty one

    Windows 10 Mobile is a step up from Windows Phone 8.1 in a few ways, but it could definitely do with more features and polish. Microsoft's latest update shows that the platform is well on its way though, introducing quite a few additions and tweaks to Windows Insiders. Notifications get some love The Action Center and notifications are the first items on the list, as Microsoft has decided to group all notifications from one app under one heading instead. Notifications themselves have also seen some visual changes, with large images now possible in the notification, Microsoft confirmed in a blog post. Finally, one more neat notification...

  • Latest Android N preview brings Vulkan API support, more emojis

    Google engineers are quietly beavering away on Android N, the latest version of its all-conquering mobile platform. Last month, the company introduced the first preview for developers, giving us a peek at a host of upcoming features. Now, Google has released its second developer preview, giving us a look at a few more hitherto unannounced features. First of all, the new preview delivers support for the Vulkan graphics API, which offers a massive boost over the platform's current APIs. Vulkan also harnesses multiple cores for faster performance. The second big addition is the inclusion of "launcher shortcuts", which allows users to post a shortcut of an app's functions/sections to their homescreen. Related: Android N: what...