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  • Ubisoft, Humble join forces for latest Humble Bundle

    If this month's Xbox Games for Gold or PlayStation Plus February games haul isn't enough for you, there's a new Humble Bundle available brimming with Ubisoft games. And we aren't just talking about old Ubisoft games either. Tom Clancy's The Division makes an appearance for those keen on the 8 March-debuting shooter. But as Humble's usual "pay what you want" philosophy goes, these games are only available at certain tiers. So let's break it down: Paying US$1 will get you Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home and Rayman Origins. Related: Humble Monthly Bundle offers a digital gaming package every month Paying more than...

  • 5 memorable BlackBerry devices from years gone by

    Before BlackBerry gave in to the giant that is Google and its Android operating system, it was a bit of a mobile device juggernaut. Seeing record profits and sales in 2009, the company (then known as Research in Motion, or RIM) was riding a wave of high numbers, notably with its highest recorded sales figures in a quarter, and revenues of in excess of US$3.4-billion in the third quarter of 2009 alone. Its business was booming, and it came very close to rivaling the iPhone in that regard. But since then, the company's been experiencing a bit of a decline. As...

  • DiRT Rally shows off polished physics in new gameplay trailer

    February promises to be an interesting old month for game releases, but what of April? Well, for rally enthusiasts look no further, because DiRT Rally is finally revving up for its official release. Developed by motorsport game legends Codemasters alongside Koch Media, the two companies have released a new PC gameplay trailer, which showcases the title's motion and destruction physics, alongside the some of the current cars available. And more content promises to be added alongside Steam's Early Access preview. "New Classic Mini and Super 1600 series will introduce the thrills of rallycross racing from the start of the game and 21...

  • You can still run Windows 95 with this nifty browser trick

    We get nostalgic now and again at Gearburn, whether it's chatting about great BlackBerry smartphones of years gone by, or wondering how some savvy individuals get Doom running on Apple Watches. But this time around, we're talking about one of Microsoft's benchmark operating systems, Windows 95. Last year we saw Windows 95 running on the Apple Watch and the New Nintendo 3DS, but this time, we look at a platform a little closer to home. The Windows that I first experienced as a wee little boy can now be run on modern hardware courtesy of a web browser and some nifty...

  • 6 reasons why the PlayStation 3 is better than the PlayStation 4

    The current console generation has been around for a few years now and are starting to come into their own. The problem is, they're still not perfect and their predecessors are still outshining them in some respects. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One still aren't where they should be in terms of functionality and features. I still have a PlayStation 3 and while I have debated selling it off to purchase its younger sibling (the PlayStation 4), I've finally decided it isn't a good idea. Here are six reasons why I'm keeping my PlayStation 3. Backwards compatibility for bygone eras Yes, I'm...

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division beta extended by 24 hours

    Ubisoft's latest multiplayer shooter-cum-RPG, The Division, is currently in its beta phase, with the developers ironing out online bugs and in game glitches while giving users a taste of what's to come. But due to the positive reception of the title, and the number of beta users currently on the waitlist, the company has decided to extended the beta by another day. The announcement was made by Ubisoft's community manager Natchai Stappers on The Division's official forum: Over the last few days, we’ve seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist...

  • Windows 10 is now world’s second most popular desktop OS after Windows 7

    Launched in August 2015, Windows 10 has been a great success story for Microsoft, especially in light of the latest market share news. The company's newest operating system is now the world's second most popular on desktop, claiming a global market share of around 12.6%, according to StatCounter's January 2016 numbers. The most prevalent OS remains Windows 7 with around 43.7% market share, while Windows 8.1 holds around 10.3%. These numbers are largely thanks to Microsoft's aggressive strategy to see all users on legacy OSes upgrade to Windows 10, making the OS free, and prompting users on older OSes to download...

  • Pivothead Kudu review: shades with a third eye

    If smart glasses send suspect shivers down your spine, you might want to skip this review, but for those who fancy becoming members of the Kingsmen, read on. There's something fascinating about the third eye. Some believe in it so wholeheartedly, that often the notion becomes more than just an idiom. In fact, thanks to technology's never ending steamroller of innovation, the third eye is now obtainable, albeit more a camera than an eye (for obvious logistical reasons). Pivothead, a company that made a name for itself in this very space, is now back with a new set of smart glasses...

  • GOG launches its new Games in Development programme

    Digital video game sales platform GOG has announced its venture into the unfinished games market. This new programme, called Games in Development, will feature a range of playable titles that aren't quite finished. According to a post on their website, GOG will be "offering a selection of the most promising titles" requested on the Community Wishlist. This allows GOG to avoid over-saturation of titles for the programme and having games getting lost in the void of trash. Yes, Steam, you could learn from GOG here. One of the biggest hooks for consumers is the fact that all titles in development will come...

  • Breath of Fire III is finally buring its way onto PSN

    Back when Capcom made good games, the company had an RPG series names Breath of Fire. During the original PlayStation era, Capcom released Breath of Fire III for the console and later ported it to the PlayStation Portable (PSP). It's been years since we've heard anything about porting the game, or anything from the series, until now. Announced on the Capcom blog on Wednesday, Breath of Fire III will finally be making its way to the PlayStation Network (PSN). The game is a digital version of the PSP re-release from 2005, which means it'll be playable on the PSP, PS Vita,...