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  • Reviewing the Classics: we play Fallout 1 (1997)

    Stand by for retro reviews done right, folks. Reviewing The Classics is a series where Gearburn staff play some of their most loved retro games from bygone consoles and PCs with floppy drives. This week, L.C. has a look at the debut Fallout game, the isometric post-apocalyptic thriller that started all your bottle cap and coffee mug collecting obsessions. The Fallout franchise, under Bethesda, has become a bestselling and critically acclaimed series, but before it was bought by Bethesda and became the 3D open world action RPGs that they are now, they were isometric traditional-style RPGs published by Interplay Entertainment....

  • Telkom’s new DGL eSports league boasts meaty R1-million prize

    Telkom has this week announced its reworked South African eSports league dubbed the Telkom Digital Gaming League, or DGL. Previously known as the Do Gaming League from 2008, the new DGL format will also include a three tier approach, with a Masters programme for multi-gaming organisations sitting at the top of the tree. The lower two tiers will work much in the same way as a league, with the casual wrung at the bottom catering for casual gamers, schools and corporates. These can then qualify for the middle tier, which will encompass the "best gamers in the country". A promotion and...

  • The Witcher 2, CS: GO added to Xbox One backwards compatibility list

    Microsoft this week announced a few more backwards compatible titles for their Xbox One video game console. The announcement also included a change to the way backwards compatible titles will be released. The latest batch didn't include as many titles as the December update, and not many available in the South African Xbox Store. Some of the titles in the latest release include Age of Booty, Small Arms, and Counter-Strike: GO (CS: GO). Microsoft has said there will be a chance to the way games in the Xbox backwards compatible programme will be released. Instead of bulk releases, which the company originally...

  • G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RAW review: hardy storage

    Do you enjoy blogging while boating across the Nile, hiking up Kilimanjaro or perhaps while vehemently guarding your power point at the next overcrowded tech conference? Because if you answered yes to any one of those, you probably need a storage solution that can keep up with your busy life style. Hell, even if you don't do any of these things you probably do. Only the hard drive gods know how many of my drives have been destroyed at gravity's hand. Luckily, G-Technology has been watching people like you for years, and subsequently launched a new bevy of hardy drives...

  • Croixleur Sigma now available on PlayStation 4

    It's been a long time coming -- nearly six years in fact -- but finally, Croixleur Sigma has arrived on PlayStation 4. The anime-based hack 'n slash title (similar to the likes of Street Fighter and Super Smash Bros.) was released to Steam back in 2013, and before that, debuted on PC in 2010. The developer has noted that with Croixleur Sigma, along with better HD-level graphics, the gamer will experience even more content. "After releasing the original PC version for Steam, we found that many people loved our game. This motivated us to release our game as a PS version. So...

  • Hisense Infinity H7 Pure Shot review: a smart starter

    Buckle down, kids, because the Chinese device invasion continues this week. This time round, it's Hisense, a company that perhaps has more investment in South Africa than what many may initially believe. Unlike many of its competitors, it owns a factory in the Western Cape which manufacturers the vast majority of its fridges, televisions and other hardware we use in SA. This year the company is also scheduled to introduce smartphone construction to this bouquet, and one of the devices that'll likely be pieced together there is today's test subject. We're talking about the Hisense Infinity H7 Pure Shot, and yes...

  • Get your strategy on with the Firaxis Games Humble Bundle

    Discount gaming package Humble Bundle's latest offering features a range of titles from strategy giant, Firaxis Games. Everyone who's never played an XCOM or Civilization title can now do so for just US$1. The pricing has been tweaked a little this time with that "pay what you want" option being replaced by a US$1 price point. Previous bundles have required at least a Dollar purchase in order to obtain Steam keys, and since all of the games in this package are only available through Steam it's easy to see why the option has been changed. Included in the bundle is the...

  • Mass Effect, Deus Ex and No Man’s Sky: 5 huge games to look out for in 2016

    Once again our great spaceship known as Earth has finished its trip around the Sun and with it ushers in the next expansion of our beloved digital realm. From the continuation of great gaming franchises such as Deus Ex and Mirror’s Edge to the arrival of some new kids on the block like No Man’s Sky, it seems 2016 has a lot in store for us. Here’s a list of five titles that caught our attention. Also, let me just add that this list is in no way a final say on the matter. If you feel there are other titles...

  • 5 tiny programs that makes Windows even better

    Microsoft's Windows is a great operating system in almost any guise (let's not talk about Vista or 8 right now), but even it can be improved. Generally developers are tasked with smoothing out kinks and user-interface features that make said users throw their PCs from fourth floor windows, but even they can't find and remedy them all. That's where freeware developers and their gaggle of apps come in. These five little programs are essential for making the Windows user experience a little more streamlined and user friendly. Prio TL;DR: It tells Windows which running programs you want seen as important, which improves overall...

  • Iron Maiden to release a free-to-play mobile RPG

    Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden will be dabbling in the video game market once more. The band will be releasing Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast this year for mobile devices. Not much is currently known about the title, but according to the official website, players will be able to play as Eddie -- Iron Maiden's mascot -- in this free-to-play mobile roleplaying game. A mysterious force has shattered Eddie’s soul and scattered the shards. Travel through time and space collecting the pieces as you encounter a cast of dramatic and engaging characters. Expect to travel through various worlds based on...