News, PS4

PS4 update adds rich video editing, USB sharing, HDMI capturing

PS4 large There's a bunch of new updates coming to the PS4 today, as detailed by Sony. None of them will improve the gameplay experience, but will bolster video editing and sharing options. And sharing is caring. PS4 owners who broadcast and share their content via Twitch have been left in the lurch until today's update. One of the firmware changes will include the option to turn HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) off -- this means that PS4 videos can now be outputted ...

Competition

Win ‘Dark Souls II’ for Xbox 360 [Closed]

The dragons are coming Update: Together with his great story, Alister Ho is our winner of this competition! He just won a hard copy of Dark Souls II for Xbox 360. Dark Souls II has recently been released with much acclaim... and a lot of dread. The action role-playing title is well-known for its spectacular open-world explorations, unique monsters and insane difficulty, and we're giving it away. Set in the land of Drangleic, your mission is to battle the Undead to ultimately find a cure for ...

Android, Apple, Applications, Reviews

Instant messaging shootout part II: Mxit, SnapChat, KiK and more

Skype Continuing our last instalment in which we pitted BBM, Line, Viber, WhatsApp, and WeChat against each other in a duel to the death, let’s instigate competition between the "best of the rest" instant messaging apps out there: the up-and-comers, the been-here-for-a-whiles, and the old kids on the block still trying to act hip and fresh. As we stated last time, despite the verdict presented here, ultimately a winner will be crowned based on the amount of subscribers it can attract. However, ...

Innovation, Sony

The ‘future of gaming’ is here: Morpheus, Sony’s VR headset revealed at GDC

Morpheus Sony's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, is real and for a lot of people it's going to be an exciting new way to play games and digest content. For others it's a gimmicky gadget they'll never experience. Whatever you think of it, it's Sony's take on the future of gaming and everyone's invited -- at least all PlayStation 4 gamers are. Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios kicked off the event at the 2014 Game Developers Conference. "At SCE we ...

Games, News

SimCity finally playable offline from today for PC and Mac

SimCity offline After a few promises and false starts, SimCity players can from today, finally enjoy a game of city-building offline. An update to SimCity allows for offline play, without the need for a persistent online connection. Or as EA puts it "unplug, build, and destroy their cities from anywhere in the world". Next time you log into SimCity, the update will be automatically applied for all PC and Mac players. Here's what will happen: after logging into SimCity, the game offers ...

Android, Motorola, News

‘It’s time’ as Google launches Android Wear, Moto 360 and LG G Watch revealed

Moto-360-Cafe "It's time," says Motorola cheekily. The company's first smartwatch, the Moto 360, has been announced and is one of the first wearables, together with LG's G Watch to run Google's new Android Wearable operating system. What can we expect from these devices? Given its name, the Moto 360's touch display is circular -- a welcome form factor sticking to the traditional familiarity of most of the world's wristwatches. There are two versions: one with a leather strap and another made of ...

Android, News

Oppo Find 7 has qHD display, takes insane 50MP shots

Find 7 Phones are taking a turn for the insane. Just look at Oppo's new Find 7, which was launched today in Beijing. It's one of the first smartphones to have both a qHD, 2560x1440 pixel display (that's 538PPI), plus a 50MP camera. The tech inside this enormous and, to be frank, obscenely fast phone is a Snapdragon 801 SoC running a 2.5Ghz CPU with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and expansion space via the SD card. That's a whole lotta phone. It's the ...

Games, Reviews

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft review: digital opium for the masses

hearthstone cover Blizzard’s free-to-play collectible online card game has recently snuck out of beta. The final product of an already popular game is in the wild, which means that critics can finally say what they think of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Personally, I've been an avid Blizzard fan since the days of yore, so the thought of a comical dwarf narrator swinging around mugs of beer in the once holy Warcraft universe turned my world completely upside down. The idea of the ...

Innovation

Amazon’s Chromecast-like dongle may stream PC games too

SAMSUNG CSC Amazon will enter one of the fiercest battlegrounds of 2014 as it prepares to release a media streaming gadget of its own making, says The Wall Street Journal. The unnamed device should ship in April says the report, and will be sold on Amazon, as well as in US retail stores like Staples and Best Buy. But will it cost as little as the US$35 Chromecast or the US$50 Roku stick and other streaming devices crowding the market? Like Chromecast, Amazon's ...

News, Xbox One

Xbox One finally coming to SA and 25 other markets in September

Xbox-One Fashionably late or worth the wait? The console hailed as becoming Microsoft's most successful to date has just been confirmed for 26 markets across the globe including South Africa. The Xbox One was first launched in the US, UK and a handful of other markets November last year. Xbox fans from the "rest of the world" were pretty bleak though as they were left in the dark of when the next-gen console will be launching in their regions. The Xbox ...

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