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  • Nintendo NX games should put story, gameplay before graphics

    A few years ago, a game debuted on the PlayStation 4, a then new and exciting concept that was to take gaming to an entirely new level, into the eighth console generation. This game was The Order: 1886, and based on that name, you can easily imagine a game filled with lore, exciting quests through the 17th century and lots of metal-on-metal combat. But beyond this, you'd expect a good story. Expect is really the key word here. Although the game looked great -- honestly, it's still one of the best looking games on the PS4 -- absolutely nothing else about...

  • Street Fighter V story campaign arriving as free DLC in June

    Here's a quick news snippet. Street Fighter V is due out in February, but that isn't stopping Capcom from building hype for the game. It will be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive (also launching for PC), but more interestingly though, it's likely to be the first Street Fighter game with a story mode. The mode won't be available with the game's initial launch, but it promises to be a free downloadable in June. Read more: Street Fighter V’s Laura knows a thing or two about kicking ass There's no indication of how long the story will be, but it will run off the...

  • Microsoft Surface tablets derp during NFL playoff game, affected team loses

    If you've ever watched an American Football match, you'll understand just how important sideline tactics are. They're frankly the meat and potatoes of the entire sport, and if you're unable to relay instructions to your troops between plays, you're as dead as, well, these Microsoft Surface tablets. In a bid to get more Surfaces in the hands or more people, Microsoft partnered with the NFL to provide tablets to the management of NFL teams, but they aren't the management or players' favourite devices right now. This weekend, during a game between Denver Broncos and New England Patriots (a playoff game, mind),...

  • New iPhone 5Se slated for March 2016 launch – report

    Here's an interesting rumour. At this point, we should probably make it clear that this doesn't concern the iPhone 7 at all, but rather another addition to Apple's smartphone family. The iPhone 5Se (a ridiculously clunky name for an Apple product) will reportedly launch in March and will effectively take the form of an upgraded iPhons 5S, according to 9to5Mac. Read more: iPhone 7 rumour roundup It might not be the most revolutionary idea, but the iPhone 5Se will feature the iPhone 6's internals -- note, that's the iPhone 6, not iPhone 6S. So the Apple A8 processor, 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front...

  • 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...