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  • Bandai Namco, Games Workshop Humble Bundles now out

    The ever popular Humble Bundle has recently launched two new bundles: one focussed on Bandai Namco and another on Games Workshop. Launched several hours ago, the Bandai Namco bundle features a range of games from the publisher. These range from the more common, such as Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ and Ridge Racer Unbound to the 'hardcore,' Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. All of the games are only redeemable through Steam. The games are: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+: All You Can Eat Edition Bundle - pay more than US$1.00 Platformines - pay more than US$1.00 DeadCore - pay more than US$1.00 Ridge Racer Unbound Bundle -...

  • Seagate makes portable hard drive just for Xbox 360, Xbox One

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. Hard drive manufacturer Seagate and Xbox have decided to capitalise on the latter's lack of easily interchangeable hard drives and offer a Xbox-branded external. At least the Xbox One and Xbox 360 allow you to use externals for your gaming and multimedia needs. It's true the Xbox One is launching a 1TB SKU, but even that won't last forever. Do users really want to be deleting 40GB+ games because they've run out of space? On South African internet...

  • 6 highlights from EA’s Gamescom 2015 briefing

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. The show floor is now open in Cologne, Germany and the public can finally sink their teeth into some of Gamescom 2015 exibitor's wares including hardware, new games and fraternizing developers no one has ever heard of. While Microsoft had a fairly positive conference last night, Electronic Arts tried to keep pace with Redmond, also hosting a briefing at E3 2015 and this week's Gamescom. It's an interesting move, but there were a few key announcements that didn't make...

  • ‘A Day In The Woods’ review: a local Little Red Riding Hood puzzler

    Little Red Riding Hood leaped away from the bear and managed to throw a beehive at the hulking beast. The bear roared as the mass flew within inches of its head, narrowly missing it. With a quick swipe, it batted away the object with one paw. The golden-yellow mound landed on the ground with a large thud and cracked open, its contents spilling out. The bear, easily ten times the size of Red, began to devour the hive's honey before the grass had a chance to absorb all of it. This diversion forced the bear to ignore the little girl,...

  • Catch EA’s full Gamescom 2015 conference replay here [video]

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's not easy catching game briefings from big conferences live, but luckily Electronic Arts has reposted the entire recorded briefing for its fans perusal, and if you love FIFA 16, The Sims 4 or Need For Speed, this is a must-watch. If you're an indie fan, the appearance of Unravel developer Martin Sahlin will be welcome. The Swede speaks about and demos gameplay from Coldwood Interactive's upcoming title. Read more: 6 highlights from EA’s Gamescom 2015 briefing EA's VP Patrick...

  • The ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ Gamescom 2015 trailer is a piece of work [video]

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's safe to say that Konami has had a torrid year. From the announcement, and fan disappointment, that the company's moving to mobile to the sacking of genius game designer Hideo Kojima, we've found it hard to look at anything from the company with a silver lining. Until now. The Metal Gear Solid series is one last shining light in the company's cap, especially considering that Silent Hill is practically limping around on slot machines. The new Metal Gear Solid...

  • Paralo PLAY: a virtual reality headset compatible with 30+ phones

    We've seen virtual reality come into its own in the latter half of last year. Although Oculus has become one of the stalwarts of the industry, there's always space for cheaper, more versatile and more portable technologies. Paralo, a Brooklyn, NY-based virtual reality company has launched a Kickstarter project for its latest virtual reality effort dubbed PLAY. Inspired by Google Cardboard and in some ways the Samsung Gear VR headset, Paralo PLAY is compatible with a plethora of devices, including the likes of the Nokia 808 PureView, the HTC One M7 and the Oppo Find 7. The phone in question slides...

  • 7 massive reveals from Microsoft’s Xbox Gamescom 2015 briefing

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. Sifting through the good news for Microsoft's Xbox One customers is getting more and more difficult because frankly, the company keeps delivering humdinger after humdinger. Its Gamescom 2015 announcements were no exceptions either, with news regarding limited edition consoles, new hardware and exclusive titles all sharing stage time in Cologne. Picking through the key announcements, we narrow down the noise to seven particularly interesting and key stories that will affect Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers going forward. Do you...

  • Gamescom 2015 preview: livestream details, game reveals and more

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne's gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's safe to say that this year in gaming has been one of the most interesting for quite some time. Now that Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles can be referred to as "current-gen", and after Nvidia and AMD have revealed their new options in the graphics card market, things are slowly settling down. Perhaps this is true when viewing the industry form the hardware front, but in terms of upcoming games and software, the industry is only really...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumour roundup: huge leak shows phone in the flesh

    If a wad of new information is to be believed then the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's launch is just around the corner and not in September as previously understood. 12 August is a date that has been floating around recently, and would suggest that Samsung plans to release its upgraded phablet before Apple announces its iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. But while we've seen an array of leaked spec sheets, benchmarks and renders, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what we'll see from the world's primary phone manufacturer. So, before the launch -- be it in August or at IFA 2015...