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  • 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...

  • Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS: the cheapest consoles in SA right now

    Update 9 June: added new pricing and units The Nintendo DS range of gaming consoles has been popular since its initial launch in 2004. While the 3DS got off to a rocky start, popularity for the devices has been steadily growing with the likes of Pokemon, Mario, and RPG titles bringing players back for more. Not to mention its use of readily-available microSD memory cards for game saves and downloads, unlike its rival. For anyone wanting to purchase a 'New' Nintendo 3DS or its slimmed-down 2DS counterpart, here's a list of the cheapest consoles in South Africa right now. New Nintendo 3DS console...

  • Extremely Entertaining Expo: how could you forget these historic E3 presentations?

    It's almost time for the world's largest gaming expo, as E3 2016 gets set to take place next week. It's been the scene of some very notable conferences in the past though, so now's a good a time as any to look back at some of the more famous (and infamous) events. Sony undercuts the Sega Saturn price by US$100 with the PS1 US$599! Sony shoots itself in the foot with a disastrous E3 2006 conference Comedian Jamie Kennedy under the influence at E3 2007 Konami's bizarre/awkward 2010 conference was strangely charming Microsoft's woeful E3 2013 showing meant it was Sony's for the taking

  • Beyond Windows & BlackBerry: 4 niche mobile OSes that still exist

    It's hard to ignore the marketplace dominance of Apple and Google, as their iOS and Android platforms consume over 90% of the mobile platform market. Unfortunately, this dominance has largely come at the expense of other mobile operating systems -- and we're not talking about BlackBerry 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Instead, we're looking at mobile platforms that are less prominent than even the likes of BlackBerry and Microsoft's offerings. Firefox OS The most recent casualty of the mobile OS wars, Mozilla's take on a smartphone platform was a rather interesting departure from the norm. For one, Mozilla opted to build its platform with web-based...

  • Hack all of San Francisco and fight crime in Watchdogs 2

    Developer Ubisoft's open-world vigilante hacking video game series is back in the form of WATCH_DOGS 2 (Watchdogs 2 for the sake of style). This time, Ubisoft has gone with a person of colour for its protagonist, Marcus. From his introduction video, Marcus doesn't appear to be the gruff, chubby white guy that Aiden was. His aesthetics appear to be a bit more "hip" and not gritty. Let's hope he's not as annoying as the general populace appears to be in the game. From the Watchdogs 2 reveal trailer, the game takes place in San Francisco, which is the latest location to install...

  • Xbox Live Gold subscribers get EA Access for free in E3 week

    Microsoft has announced that the EA Access subscription service will be available for free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers from 12 June until 22 June. In case you missed it, EA Access delivers a library of the publisher's games to Xbox One users for $5 a month or $30 a year. The 20-strong library includes NBA Live 16, Titanfall, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, FIFA 16, NHL 16, Madden NFL 16, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline. The publisher is also bringing selected backwards-compatible Xbox 360 titles to the service, starting with Plants vs. Zombies and Dead Space. What else does it offer? Other perks include...

  • Beat the snot out of your favourite DC Comics character in Injustice 2

    Sony and Warner Brothers have announced the sequel to 2013's DC Comics' Injustice: Gods Among Us brawler. Simply titled Injustice 2 -- with no subtitle -- little is known about this new game. The teaser trailer shows off several prominent DC Comics superheroes in CGI as they battle each other one at a time. Injustice 2 will at least feature Superman, Batman, Supergirl, Flash, and Aquaman in a storyline continuing from the first game. Each character will also be able to level-up and use gear during fights gathered during the game. It is unknown if Injustice 2 will also have a free-to-play mobile spin-off like its...

  • Square Enix announces Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 release date, shows off new trailer

    The third compilation in the Kingdom Hearts series is finally getting a (rough) release date. Titled Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, the game will be available worldwide in December this year. The Square Enix (SE) and Disney mashup series is finally making its debut on the PlayStation 4. The collection will contain an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (originally released on the Nintendo 3DS), cinematic tie-in Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, and finally the all-new title Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage. Both of the latter titles will tie into Kingdom Hearts III, though...