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  • A Thief’s End: God of War breaks Nathan Drake’s PlayStation 4 sales record

    So if you haven't yet heard the billions of life forms across the solar system talking about it yet, God of War was released late April. But while the game is getting people's tongues wagging for critical reasons -- apparently, it's a bit of a masterpiece -- it should for an entirely other reason. The title sold more than 3.1-million copies in its first three days of global release. That, in turn, makes it the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. "I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure...

  • LG G7 ThinQ touts a notch, headphone jack and AI camera

    The LG G7 ThinQ is now an official thing, this after countless leaks made its official launch practically pointless. Nevertheless, this is LG's latest swing at topping the two towers of Samsung and Apple at the top of the smartphone world. And on paper at least, it goes some way towards achieving its goal. For one, it now uses Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 CPU -- something that was neglected in the V30 -- coupled with 4GB of RAM and a base storage count of 64GB. There's an option to further expand that via a MicroSD card. LG G7 ThinQ specifications: Dimensions: 153.2mm tall,...

  • Hisense Infinity F24 review: part of the crowd

    Pretty much every new phone has a screen above five inches nowadays, even those that retail in the "budget" range. Even more common, it seems, are budget phablets. And the latest company to join this band of brothers is Hisense. The Chinese manufacturer told Gearburn back in February that the Hisense Infinity F24 would arrive in the country by March. And they weren't lying. On our test bench for the past few weeks, the Infinity F24 shows just how far Hisense has come as a device designer and manufacturer. Shedding the utilitarian design philosophy of the two previous Infinity devices -- the...

  • Cape Town’s FanCon 2018: A brief recap

    In the last few years Cape Town has steadily been seeing a rise in geek and gaming events. FanCon 2018 is the third time the convention has graced the Mother City with its presence and this year is a testament to its surprising growth, providing us with a bigger and better experience than the years before. This year’s FanCon was hosted at the CTICC 2, a large structure fitted with big windows that allowed the sun to bathe the interior in light for most of the day. I attended on the Saturday and found myself staying for a good three...

  • This is the gaming news you missed in April

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of April 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Valve acquires Firewatch creator Campo Santo In a surprising move, Campo Santo, the developer behind indie hit Firewatch, has recently...

  • ZTE designs and patents a phone with two notches

    The notch is seemingly here to stay. At least for now. With Android P bringing support for the somewhat silly design feature, more smartphone manufacturers will likely adopt it. But ZTE is taking it to the next level. Forget the top notch. That's child's play. The bottom notch is seemingly the latest echelon of design. A concept device was spotted created by the company, with an attached patent filed in China too. The phone in question features a top notch -- likely housing a camera, speaker and ambient light sensor -- but more importantly, a bottom notch with a home button. There's no genuine...

  • Xiaomi Mi 6X spanks more premium phones with a solid spec sheet

    The Xiaomi Mi 6X is now a thing, an official thing. After the surprise was spoiled by the official Android store a few days ago, the Xiaomi flagship's specs are now concrete. In what must've been a heartbreaking move for the company, it ditched the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 that it uses in practically all of its phones (and the Mi 5X) in favour of the 660. The emotional sacrifice does ensure a notable performance bump, and will likely be needed to power its 20MP and 12MP rear camera array. This too is "further supported by AI software," providing the savvy needed...

  • OnePlus 6 will debut on 16 May in London

    The OnePlus 6 will be launched in London on 16 May, the Chinese smartphone company confirmed Wednesday. Interestingly, it will be heading to both China and India just a day later, but no global availability information is available just yet. What is available (through good ol' rumours) is the OnePlus 6's proposed specs. For one, we're getting Qualcomm's range-topping Snapdragon 845 chipset, a possible wad of 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. That's a better specifications list than any Samsung, LG or Apple device at present. And yes, speaking of Apple, OnePlus will likely stuff a notch onto the phone's front bezel, eking...

  • Looks like the LG G7 ThinQ has a notch too

    There's just no way you can find a phone that does everything for you. And it seems that the LG G7 ThinQ will continue this trend. Leaked renders suggest that the phone will have a notch -- keeping up with the trend the Essential Phone and iPhone X began last year -- but it will also have a headphone jack. You see? Compromise. Other information leaker Evan Blass outed (because nothing is sacred in the smartphone world) are the buttons positioned around the device's flanks. Three buttons are located on the G7 ThinQ's left hand side, while one resides on the...

  • Better Late Than Never: Northgard, Bio Inc. Redemption and Life is Strange: Farewell

    It’s Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at three titles: the Viking village simulator namely Northgard, the unusual and semi-gruesome Bio Inc. Redemption, and the nostalgia-laden Life is Strange: Farewell. Northgard Northgard is a village management sim that puts you in charge of your own Viking clan. Set in a fictional world steeped in Norse mythology, the campaign tasks you with settling a newfound continent while battling your Viking rivals for supremacy. But while you and your...