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  • Nintendo’s Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing will be free on Android, iOS

    There was a time when Satoru Iwata sternly resisted the idea of Nintendo's games running on mobile phones, but that era is clearly passed. While the great man rests, Nintendo's planning its two next major mobile releases to Android and iOS, and good news, they'll both be free to play according to the WSJ. Both Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing -- two of Nintendo's biggest franchises -- will head to mobile platforms later this year. Although we don't have a confirmed date, these titles will be the next releases after the company's social network-cum-mobile game Miitomo launched earlier this year. As they're...

  • Family-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab A10.1 announced for Europe

    Samsung has today announced a new tablet for European audiences, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A10.1. The Korean company's punting this particular slate at "users who are looking for a device at a good price-performance ratio". Largely, the tablet aims to keep with the Samsung Galaxy A smartphone series, which aims to grab the youthful yet trendy crowd (or at least its marketing materials state). In terms of feature coverage, Samsung's done a good job. Practicality in focus, the tablet measures in at 8.2mm thick, and weighs just slightly over 520g. As you might've gathered from the name, it boasts a 10.1-inch screen...

  • Mass Effect Andromeda delayed until early 2017

    Taking a leaf from Naughty Dog's playbook, BioWare's penned 2016 smash hit Mass Effect Andromeda is now delayed until early next year, it confirmed this week. The developer notes that the push-back is keeping with efforts to "deliver everything the game can be and should be." In the blog post, the company also noted that its happy with the direction that the game is heading, and noted that fans and press will get to see more of the game on 12 June, better known as day one of E3 2016. "We can’t wait to show you how far we’re all going to...

  • ColorWare’s $300 Titan is an Xbox One Elite in a swanky jacket

    We love custom console controllers (and we'll have an Xbox One Elite review ready for your perusal soon), but there's one major problem with them: they're a bit expensive. Take ColorWare's latest limited edition Xbox One Eite controller for example (spotted by WindowsCentral). Dubbed the Titan, it retails for a cool US$299 -- that's just US$100 less than the Xbox One itself and about double the price of the standard Elite. Mental. Still, visually at least, it's worth lusting over if you ask us. Disappointingly though, what you see isn't quite carbon fibre, but a "custom gold carbon fiber graphic" paying homage to...

  • Windows 10 Build 14342 brings Microsoft Edge extensions support

    If you happen to be a Windows 10 Insider -- a consumer who receives the latest pre-release Windows 10 builds -- you'd have received the latest build this week, labelled 14342. Launched today, the company's latest batch of operating system code includes a number of new features that give us a glimpse into what we can expect for the OS's Anniversary Update arriving later this year. The biggest revelation? Microsoft Edge now support extensions. It's a big one, especially considering that it was Edge's major weakness against the likes of Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox. But don't expect a swathe of new...

  • Say goodbye to the toy-based Disney Infinity video game series

    Now may be the time to buy up all of those Disney Infinity figures as they're about to become a whole lot more valuable. In a blog post today, GM of Disney Interactive, John Blackburn, announced the company would be discontinuing the toy-based video game series. "Our goal for Disney Infinity was to bring the best of Disney storytelling to life in homes around the world, and with your support we accomplished that. We hope you had as much fun playing the game as we had making it," writes Blackburn. Along with the cancellation of the series, Disney's internal development studio, Avalanche,...

  • Thule Gauntlet 3.0 Attache review: more than just a MacBook tote

    Airlines are clamping down on carry-on luggage with their "slimline laptop bag" laws, and while some love their good ol' backpacks using that as carry on, others with smaller laptops and tablets are opting for smaller cases and getting away with two bags on board. This was partly my testing methodology for the Thule Gauntlet. At 13.0-inches, it's meant to fit an Apple MacBook Pro in said form factor, but I didn't have one on hand. Besides, I imagine that Thule would encourage other laptop brand owners to use the Gauntlet (even if its marketing is squarely aimed at Cupertino...

  • Is the R2000 Samsung Gear VR worth buying?

    Virtual reality has been around for ages, but the current wave of VR is nothing like the efforts of years gone by. Instead, we have elaborate graphics, sharp displays and proper head-tracking in place, nothing like the Virtual Boy of yore. And you don't need to spend US$600 on an Oculus Rift or US$800 for the HTC Vive to get a taste either, because there are cheaper experiences around, such as the Samsung Gear VR. Featuring a R1500-R2000 price tag depending on the retailer, the Gear VR manages to occupy a pleasant price/performance middle-ground in theory. It's not as expensive or quite as capable...

  • Windows 10 universal games to receive unlocked frame rates

    The Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) games and apps are finally receiving some much-needed updates. According to a press release sent to Gearburn, today's updates will include support for AMD's Freesync and Nvidia's G-Sync, as well as unlocked frame rates for games and apps. These changes should allow for the UWP to utilise better graphical fidelity. Both Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will be the first PC titles to integrate these new features. There's no word yet on the likes of Rise of the Tomb Raider. The press release also teases "some exciting developments on multiple GPUs in...

  • Nintendo 3DS receives stability firmware update 11.0.0-33

    It's time for another Nintendo 3DS firmware update, bringing the operating system up to version 11.0.0-33. Don't get too excited as it only brings along some stability fixes. According to Nintendo's patch notes, this update contains: "Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience." It might come with new features or a massive overhaul to somehow integrate My Nintendo, but at least the company cares enough to make sure its devices work well. Read more: Nintendo 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS: the cheapest consoles in SA right now You won't be able to access...