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  • Fallout 4 will feature 51 trophies, some sound like hilarious fun

    We knew that Bethesda was going big with Fallout 4. Frankly, it had to, especially after the legendary title that was Fallout 3. But the game's trophy list has now leaked online, revealing just how big Bethesda has gone. There are 51 trophies in total leaked by Exophase, and its clear that most of these will take a good while to achieve. While we can't pin point any favourites right now, the "Unlikely Valentine" trophy feels rather coy in the Fallout sense of the word. It should be noted that many of these trophies are possibly the name of actual missions or...

  • Xbox One’s Windows 10 update penned for 12 November

    Windows 10 is Microsoft's new actuator, which has seen the company reinvent itself in the smartphone and ultraportable tablet segments. But now, the company's looking to push Windows 10's influence into the gaming sphere, with the introduction of the OS to the Xbox One console. The update is coming 12 November for all users and will see a vast UI improvement, a more natural navigation experience with the controller and the introduction of DirectX 12. The news comes courtesy of a tweet from the Xbox account. Get ready to #JumpAhead again. The new #XboxOne Experience arrives 11/12: https://t.co/JYzIdC1Q3M pic.twitter.com/3kBX8cPx56 — Xbox (@Xbox) October...

  • Halo 5: Guardians review: what Xbox One fans have been waiting for

    Guns, aliens, friends, and music: this is Halo's guts and what keeps players coming back for more. The core series has finally debuted on Microsoft’s latest console, but will it be the killer app and must-have game the platform is in so dire need of? With many people not having a stable internet connection to tackle multiplayer, or the capacity to download said 9GB portion of the game, we decided to focus mostly on the single player aspect of Halo 5: Guardians for this review. While our embargo from Microsoft stated we aren't allowed to talk about anything past the...

  • LG G4 Stylus hands-on preview: yep, yet another G4 variant

    It's safe to say that LG's recent mid-range phones have suffered from an identity crisis, well, largely because most of them have been awful when compared to their flagships. I only have to think about the LG G4 Beat, and it's predecessor the G3 Beat, and the number of awkwardly named devices as well. But sometimes, naming a device after its parent flagship is a good idea. Although I don't endorse it. The LG G4 Stylus is one such example of a slight bucking of the trend, and it follows the other trend that the Samsung Galaxy Note pioneered all those...

  • Canal Walk Gaming Expo starts tomorrow 27 October in Cape Town

    Popular Cape Town shopping destination Canal Walk will host its own gaming expo from 27 October to 1 November 2015. In association with retailer BT Games, the mall will showcase "the latest generation of powerful video game consoles, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo’s WiiU, as well as other items like gaming keyboards and headsets which will also be available to experience," according to the press release. Speaking of his company's involvement, BT Games' marketing lead Karl Klöpfer suggests that its the perfect time in South Africa's relationship with gaming to further strengthen the public's perception of what was...

  • Bethesda, Carlsberg team up for zesty ‘Fallout Beer’

    Bethesda and Carlsberg UK have teamed up to create what will probably be the drink of choice for European fans playing Fallout 4 this year. Dubbed Fallout Beer, the beverage marks yet another merch release from Bethesda, building up to the launch of what is probably the most eagerly anticipated game of the year. As far as packaging goes, Carlsberg nailed the Fallout feel, complete with mushroom cloud in the background, and a rather fitting "Inspired by Vault-Tec" tagline below it. If you're really into beer, you'll appreciate the next few lines: it's a light pilsner, brewed using barley and hops and...

  • PlayStation 4 faceplates available in South Africa from November [update]

    Update: It seems that the initial press release sent out by PlayStation and company had the incorrect date, at least according to them. The revised date is 18 November, so grab that correction fluid. Hot on the heels of the R500 price drop announced this week, PlayStation South Africa today announced that faceplates are also making their way to the country, and will begin at R299. Essentially, faceplates allow gamers to customise the smaller panel (or hard drive cover) of the PlayStation 4, which does seem strangely odd in some colours, and quite art-deco in others. Neon Orange, Aqua Blue, Red and...

  • 5 essential free apps for #FeesMustFall demonstrators

    It's not easy fighting for what you believe in, regardless of the end goal. It's hard enough rolling out of bed in the morning on the odd occasion, but to literally take a stand for rights that you're largely entitled to can only fill onlookers with admiration. But protesting has evolved since the prehistoric days of pitchforks and torches. It has become an interactive digital social experience, often using social media to propogate ideas and organise large groups of participants. This has been demonstrated this week by the #FeesMustFall protests. With that said, there are a number of essential apps and...

  • Philips BT2500 wireless speaker review: shiny summer sounds

    "What's the bloody difference between them all?" That's often a cry I hear from those trying to choose their latest portable boombox. And while it might sound a bit melodramatic, it's actually a valid question. Portable speakers practically all live and die by the same premise: they play music from another device using some brand of wireless witchcraft, and barely ever deviate from that. But the few good devices either do this particularly well, or have a few jokers up their sleeves. The Philips BT2500 wireless speaker is more of a tale of the former. It's crafted using a rather fetching mix...

  • Poll: the Apple Watch is here South Africa, but will you buy one?

    It's taken longer than most recent Apple devices for the Apple Watch to reach our shores, but today it's finally on sale. Beginning at R5899, the Apple Watch is the company's first stab at the smartwatch and wearable technology market, developing its own chipset, operating system and sense of elitism before launch. Read more: Apple Watch available in South Africa from 23 October, will start at R5899 What perhaps makes the Apple Watch different from other devices is its varied, multifaceted use, especially in the health spheres. Apple punted this excessively during its launch, and the Watch's subsequent update announcement at Apple's...