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  • Do you agree with WatchMojo’s top 10 RPG franchises?

    If you've played video games for any amount of time, chances are you've either played or heard of role-playing games (RPGs). These titles usually involve over 50 hours of gameplay, character development, and constant battles. They're like real life, but fun. Listicle YouTube channel WatchMojo.com has put together a list of what it considers to be the best RPG franchises. These titles include a range of genres from JRPGs, such as Final Fantasy, to Western RPGs, like The Elder Scrolls. Strangely missing from the list are Tactical RPGs, such as Disgaea and Front Mission. It's surprising to find the Shin Megami...

  • Google sets sights on better accessibility in Android

    Smartphones are amazing tools, but there's no doubting that platform-holders can do a little better when it comes to accessibility. Apple has done a good job of implementing tools in this regard, such as Assistive Touch, zoom support, Braille Display connectivity, VoiceOver screen reading and more. Now, Google is upping the ante with its own technologies. Google beefs up voice commands Most prominently, the company has announced a closed beta for a new app, called Voice Access. The app lets people navigate through their phones without using the touchscreen. Google says that people who might want to use the app include those with paralysis, tremors and...

  • Give your mouse-clicking finger a workout in the Humble Telltale Bundle

    Do you want to experience one of the most gut-wrenching games ever made? Well, now you can get The Walking Dead for US$1 in the latest Humble Bundle offering. Titled the Humble Telltale Games Bundle, it includes a range of the studio's best titles for Steam. In fact, it's a package you really don't want to miss out on. It's easy to get away with going for the "pay what you want" option as it includes the likes of Back to the Future: The Game, The Walking Dead: Season One, and Sam & Max: Devil's Playground. Those titles alone are worth the...

  • HTC 10 announced: 5.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 820, 12MP UltraPixel 2 camera

    Update #1, 4:42 CAT: Added available colour options. If you happen to be an HTC fan, stay tuned, because the company's just announced its latest Android Marshmallow flagship smartphone. Today HTC ditched both the "One M" moniker from its phones, announcing the rather drearily named HTC 10. The phone is a combination of the HTC One A9 and the HTC One M9 in terms of style, which is a good thing for minimalist lovers. The 10 boasts deep chamfered edges on its back, and a broad 5.2-inch screen on its front. There's also no garish logo either, with the company reserving it...

  • This is HTC’s greatest mobile phone ever

    The tech industry's spotlight will be cast on HTC this week when it reveals its latest high-end smartphone on Tuesday. Between a 12-megapixel main camera to rival the Galaxy S7 and powerful internals, leaks are painting a very positive picture of the unannounced phone. However, for the hardcore tech addict, the new phone still pales in comparison to arguably HTC's greatest phone yet, the HD2. Released way back in 2009, the device was pushed out with Microsoft's decidedly uncool Windows Mobile 6 operating system, then upgraded to WM6.5. Under the hood, the phone screamed with a 1Ghz single-core processor, 448MBs of available RAM and a microSD expansion...

  • Sheltered & Life In Bunker dual-review: Steam’s survival of the fittest

    While everyone has been running around in the primitive landscapes of Far Cry: Primal, I have taken to the harsh environments of the post-apocalypse. On this journey through desolate digital landscapes I have encountered two interesting titles, one a gloomy 16-bit adventure in the wastelands of Earth and another a colourful experience taking place in deep underground bunkers. While both deal with similar subject matter, their approaches are worlds apart. Hopefully this review will help you choose your path into the post-apocalypse. One thing is for sure though, we’re all heading to the end of the world. Sheltered Release Date: 15 March...

  • So, what else can you do with a dual-camera smartphone?

    Both LG and Huawei have revealed high-end dual-camera smartphones recently, upping the photography stakes in a big way. "Is it a simple case of two is better than one?" the casual observer might ask. We give you a few reasons why dual-camera phones are worth considering. All your photos can be refocused after the fact HTC showed this feature off in a big way with 2014's One M8, revealing a phone with an added depth sensor. So not quite two cameras but more than close enough. Almost every photo taken with the One M8 could be refocused after it was snapped - no need...

  • Microsoft reveals upcoming features in Windows 10 roadmap

    The BUILD conference is over, but Microsoft has more Windows 10-related news to share. The company recently published a roadmap for Windows 10, revealing several hitherto unannounced features that were in the pipeline. One of the coolest features is the ability to unlock your PC with a Windows Phone or Android smartphone and "authenticate with apps and services that support Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport based authentication". One of the few with a Microsoft Band 2 smart wearable? Then you can soon use this for PC authentication too, Microsoft confirmed. Continuum for Phones to be expanded Microsoft's roadmap also focuses heavily on the Continuum for Phones...

  • Windows 10’s new Blue Screen of Death features handy QR code

    Microsoft's updating its most infamous Windows feature; no, not the Start button, but the Blue Screen of Death. The harbinger of hardware failure, the BSoD is a general alert issued when the Windows OS runs into a terminal problem. It's like a digital white flag, except, you know, it's blue. But an eagle-eyed and unfortunate Redditor noticed that Microsoft's now including a QR code on the screen as well, after his VM running the OS crashed. "The first thing the new build did in my VM was crash, but instead of just the usual smiley I was greeted by a QR code...

  • Titanfall 2 teaser trailer released, but will the game be coming to SA?

    Titanfall is one of this generation's better multiplayer games, offering an equal dose of fast-paced, parkour-style gameplay and heavy-duty mech combat. The title was originally released on PC and Xbox One, being a multiplayer-only game from Respawn Entertainment. The game received critical acclaim and would go on to sell over 10 million units -- not bad for an online only title, right? Now, EA and Respawn have released a teaser trailer for the sequel, complete with what sounds like a South African voice-over artist. Don't expect gameplay in this clip though, as EA will be revealing the gameplay trailer at E3 on June 12. Titanfall 2...