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  • Orange opens its first South African retail store in Cape Town [update]

    Update: The Orange Store will be offering some great opening specials, including a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for R4999, a 7.0-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 3G for R2499 and a Microsoft Lumia 535 for R1399, to name but a few. These specials are valid for a "limited time" from 26 June. Orange Horizons has today announced that its new physical retail store will finally open its doors to consumers after quite a long delay. Earlier this year, we gained information that the multinational telecoms giant was looking to build on the success of its online store in South Africa by opening...

  • OnePlus will reveal the OnePlus 2 in a VR showcase on 27 July

    If you're one of the many OnePlus One owners (or the many unable to obtain the device) waiting for the Chinese company to launch its new phone, there's some good news. A date has been set -- the 27 July 2015 -- for the big reveal of the OnePlus 2, but it not exactly like any smartphone launch we've seen before. The company will reveal the device using OnePlus cardboard VR headsets to reveal their latest smartphone, which the company deems is all in a ploy to "push the envelope." "Virtual reality holds a monumental amount of potential. With cutting-edge technology,...

  • Tecno WinPad 10 is company’s latest Intel, Microsoft-powered hybrid tablet

    African device manufacturer Tecno has this week launched the Tecno WinPad 10 to the Nigerian market, which is the company's latest tablet hybrid to boast a decent specifications sheet and a smooth lick of style. The WinPad 10 will feature a 10.1-inch screen, an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor (running at 1.83GHz), 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. There's also a dual camera setup, with a 5MP primary camera at the rear and a 2MP camera at the front, which means video calling is largely possible on this device. "We are indeed excited to bring this product to the...

  • ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ will feature a zombie mode, according to Comic-Con schedule

    There are few things more certain in this world than a Call of Duty title with some type of zombie mode bolted on, and to reassert this notion, Activision and Treyarch will likely show off a zombie-tainted version of its next CoD offering -- Black Ops III -- at San Diego's ComicCon 2015. Thanks to a published schedule listing, we now have a fair idea of what Activision will be outing, which will likely be a trailer or gameplay depicting zombies running amok. You know, the usual fare. What's even more hilarious is the "Zombies director" title being handed to Jason...

  • ‘Code Name: STEAM’ review: Steampunk chess

    I've never been one for turn-based combat. Sure, in some games that require the mental agility of a well-read grasshopper, it can be a hoot but most of the time, these games are slow and laborious. In a world where instant gratification often outweights hard grafting, it's easy to pan a game that doesn't really give you what you want when you want it, but Code Name: STEAM (stylised as S.T.E.A.M.) is a bit of a mixed bag really. On the one hand, you have a rather charming Steampunk-inspired romp through a world ravaged by aliens coloured within comic book framework,...

  • Xiaomi Mi 4i available globally for under $250

    Xiaomi has been making some huge waves in the industry and has largely earned its Apple of China nickname. But finally, one of its most promising phones, the Indian-exclusive Xiaomi Mi 4i, is now available globally for US$232.89 including shipping. That price tag fetches quite a bit of phone too. Beneath the colourful shell and 5.0-inch 1080p screen, there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (used by the likes of the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua), 2GBs of RAM and a non-expandable 16GB of internal storage -- perhaps the only bad mark against this device. Read more: Xiaomi Mi 4i boasts high-end specs in a...

  • ‘Lara Croft: Relic Run’ review: tomb raiding your wallet

    Most of us are suckers for punishment. No, what I mean is most of us have enjoyed at least one freemium game, whether it be a social farmer or a dumbed-down city-planner. And hey, maybe you’ve sunk a bit of cash into one. I’ll raise my hand and say I have; I don’t remember what it was, but I remember feeling dirty afterwards. I’ve paid for freemium content. Square Enix decided to cash-in once more on this model and gave us Lara Croft: Relic Run. It’s an endless runner based off of the old Lara. But is raiding tombs really...

  • Nintendo Wii U’s ‘Splatoon’ tops one million sales worldwide

    Splatoon, the Nintendo Wii U's social-based third person shooter with a difference, has announced worldwide sales topping one million units in just a few weeks. It's quite impressive considering the slowing figures of the Wii U itself and that Splatoon was launched just under a month ago on 28 May. "That figure includes more than 230,000 physical and digital units sold in Europe, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 476,000 sold in the Americas," notes the presser, "and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia." Read more: Nintendo decided against Zelda Wii U reveal at E3 2015, citing possible fan ‘disappointment’ That...

  • More than just gaming: 3 key takeaways from E3 2015

    You know, the Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't always the enormous annual gaming shrine it is today. In the past, many gaming announcements were made at CES -- the annual January show that takes place in Las Vegas. Since E3 was born back in 1995 and took residence in sunny Los Angeles, we've seen some massive leaps in the world of gaming -- from new technologies to new perceptions about gaming. 2015 was definitely a marquee year if that previous statement is anything to go by. And while there are still many issues surrounding gaming both in terms of accessibility to...

  • ‘Project CARS 2′ is already in the works, according to Slightly Mad

    After finally launching its long awaited and much-delayed true-to-life driving simulator Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios has announced that it's already working on a successor. The game earlier this month surpassed the one million sales mark, but already the developer is committed to raising funds for Project CARS 2. Project CARS will continue to see massive updates, features, and content throughout 2015 & beyond. Project CARS 2 will happen simultaneously — Project CARS (@projectcarsgame) June 22, 2015 It's quite incredible considering that Slightly Mad deems Project CARS to be a constantly evolving work, as more content is added to the game in the...