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  • EA shows a fews bits of Mass Effect Andromeda

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Electronic Arts (EA) has shown off some gameplay goodies in the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda. Two years after the initial announcement we're finally getting something. The trailer doesn't show much, but it does include sections of the new galaxy, Andromeda, as well as cover-based shooting, battles, and some aliens as well. There also looks to be focus on a female protagonist, but with BioWare you'll probably be able to play as a male as well. The new Mass Effect will be running on the Frostbite Engine 3, which...

  • Is this the new Xbox One slim model? [update]

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Spotted over on NeoGAF, apparently an image of the Xbox One revision, S, has leaked. If it's true, it looks like a mighty fine piece of kit. Along with the white and 40% slimmed down aesthetics, the slimmer Xbox console will apparently include a 2TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HD video, support for high dynamic range, sexy white and black controller, and a vertical stand. This revision may help the company enter the Japanese market with a smaller device. No price has been revealed yet. We'll have to wait and...

  • Titanfall 2 trailer leaked prior to today’s EA press conference [update]

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Update 2: Titalfall 2 will be available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Update: EA has done the smart thing and outed an official trailer via Titanfall's Twitter account, just over an hour after it leaked online. Have a look at it below. EA's up in less than three hours to officially kick off E3 2016, but the company's not doing a very good job of keeping its rehearsal a secret. During said rehearsal earlier today, a savvy NeoGAF user noticed that part of it was being broadcast,...

  • E3 2016: What will Sony be showing off at the conference?

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) might not have as much starpower and new hardware as previous years, but it still promises to be a barnstormer of note. This is in no small part due to several leaks surrounding the big three, including Sony themselves. What can we expect from this year's edition of E3 then? PS4 Neo? Thanks to Giant Bomb's massive initial story and a confirmation today by Andrew House, we already know that Sony is beavering away at an upgraded PS4 console. However, the Sony exec has revealed...

  • Playstation 4 Neo is very real, Sony’s Andrew House confirms

    Sony's Andrew House today confirmed what console gamers across the world has been hoping is true for the past few months: the PlayStation 4 Neo is a very real thing. Dubbed a "high-end PS4", the company's president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment noted that the console will not replace, but accompany the PlayStation 4 in its console lineup. "It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," claims House, speaking to The Financial Times (via NeoGAF). "We will be selling both through the life cycle." Related: New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO That's some pretty huge news, especially...

  • Lenovo reveals new Moto flagships, including mod support (kinda)

    Lenovo had more phones to show off than a Project Tango device at its Tech World 2016 conference. The Chinese firm peeled the curtain back on the latest Moto flagships too, in the form of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. One notable "feature" is that the phones lack earphone jacks, using USB Type-C for audio instead. Want to use your legacy earphones? Then you'll be relieved to know that Lenovo is including an adapter in the box. Modify your phone with these cases Both phones support Lenovo's new Moto Mods feature, which are hardware add-ons for the device, essentially taking the form of...

  • Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is world’s first Project Tango smartphone

    It's taking a while for Project Tango devices to come down the pike, but Lenovo has made the first move with the PHAB2 Pro smartphone. Revealed at Lenovo Tech World 2016, the device features three cameras and various sensors on its back to enable 3D-scanning, 3D-mapping, augmented reality functionality and more. Lenovo touted a number of real-world applications for the technology, starting with the Lowe's Home Improvement app. The app lets consumers search for an item they want for their home (be it a lamp or refrigerator) and virtually place it wherever they want. Related: Google’s Project Tango: the Android phone that maps your world in...

  • Battleborn review: a poor man’s Borderlands with MOBA stuff

    You wait for a fantasy-style online first-person shooter and two show up. Yep, May has seen both Overwatch and Battleborn launch in an attempt to win over your dosh. Is Battleborn a reskinned Borderlands though or will it make me a believer in this FPS MOBA claptrap (heh)? There have been some questions over just how much of that Borderlands DNA has been injected into Battleborn by Gearbox Software. And truth be told, there's quite a bit... There's the cartoony graphical style, a coop story mode and visual elements to denote how much damage you're doling out to an enemy. Then there are the short cutscenes to...

  • Fallout 4 was free on the US Xbox Store yesterday, no one knows why

    NeoGAF user Kindekuma noticed something strange on the US Xbox Store yesterday. Bethesda's 2015 post-apocalyptic hit Fallout 4, and its entire range of addons and season passes, were free for a moment. A seemingly large bug (or bout of goodwill), picked up by Microsoft big wigs like Larry Hyrb as well, meant that gamers could walk off with quite a bit of Bethesda loot for US$0.00. After the apparent glitch was reported though, Microsoft quickly shuttered purchases of the game, rectified the pricing, and made a bunch of gamers undoubtedly weep into their keyboards. Related: Fallout 4 review: radioactive fun "An unintended discount...

  • Megarom, Orena reveal South African Overwatch Ladder competition for PC, PS4

    Video game distributor Megarom Interactive, along with gaming brand SteelSeries, and Orena have announced an Overwatch Champions Ladder competition for SA. The competition will be split into three seasons and allow SA teams to compete for rankings on a daily basis. Teams will be competing for R30 000 worth of prizes. In a press release sent to Gearburn, CEO of Orena, says: "We’re ecstatic to have Overwatch as an official title on the Orena ranking system. With this being the first Blizzard title on the Orena platform, we look forward to dealing with something fresh and that has been so well...