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  • Insult Simulator and Smile Inc: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Another week means another roundup of the most notable games on our mobile devices. So let's get on with the show. We've got four games in this edition, but our favourite as to be a rather dandy insult simulator. Check the full rundown below... Oh... Sir!! The Insult Simulator (R30 - Android, iOS) It's been on release schedules for a while now, but this interesting title is finally out in the wild. As the...

  • Jade Empire and That Dragon, Cancer: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Last week's mobile gaming roundup was quite the doozy, but this edition isn't half-bad either, so let's get on with it. Our highlights this week include Jade Empire and That Dragon, Cancer. Scroll down for all four picks below. Jade Empire (R200 - iOS) One of Bioware's many great videogames, Jade Empire is essentially Knights of the Old Republic with martial arts. You'll need to make a variety of decisions through your 40-odd hour playthrough,...

  • Google Play Indie Games Festival: the Android games you can look forward to

    The inaugural Google Play Indie Games Festival is set to take place on 24 September, offering some intriguing Android games from US and Canadian developers. So then, what kind of titles should you expect from the event? A ton of derivative experiences and pay-to-win titles? Hardly. From collectible card games featuring anime girls to polished puzzle games and everything in between, we take a look at the lineup. A Matter of Murder: A murder mystery game making use of point and click mechanics, this title also features rogue-like elements. For instance, randomly generated murder details ensure that no playthrough is alike. It's already available to play on Android...

  • Big Bang Racing and Perchang: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Wednesday was a public holiday, but that doesn't mean we're skimping on the mobile games. Here are a few of our top picks this week. Personally? I quite like Perchang and Big Bang Racing - view the full list below. Mobius Final Fantasy (free - Android, iOS) It's been available in Asian markets for a while now, but the latest Final Fantasy mobile game has now been released for the world at...

  • Humble Bundle and Rooms of Doom: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Looking for something meatier than Pokemon Go? Or maybe you just want a change of pace? Either way, we've got some picks for you. My favourite game this week? I'll have to say Rooms of Doom, but only because I own some of the Humble Bundle titles already. Rooms of Doom - Minion Madness (free - Android, iOS) The latest game from the people behind Crossy Road is another endless-runner - so how...

  • Xbox Games with Gold for August revealed

    It's time for Microsoft to reveal their Games with Gold titles for next month, and we've got decent picks for August. Xbox Live Gold subscribers receive two free games on Xbox One and two free games on Xbox 360. However, the Xbox 360 titles are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One. Anyway, Xbox One fans will receive Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (1-31 August) and WWE 2K16 (16 August to 15 September). As for the older console, you can expect tough platformer Spelunky (1-15 August) and classic adventure title Beyond Good and Evil HD (16-31 August). It's not too late to pick up a few...

  • Pokemon Go more popular than Tinder in US, on track to beat Twitter

    Say what you will about the game, but Pokemon Go has become an almost unprecedented phenomenon in recent days. Just how crazy is its success? Well, Digital Vision has put together several infographics to break down Niantic and Nintendo's mobile performance thus far. Two days after its US release, Pokemon Go was installed on 5.16% of all Android devices in the country, it was reported. By comparison, dating app Tinder was installed on just over 2% of all US Android devices. The publication also found that 60% of those who downloaded the app in the US were using it daily, "meaning around...

  • Nintendo shares soar on Pokemon Go release

    It seems like you just can't escape Pokemon Go, even if the game has only been launched in a few markets. The augmented reality mobile title has been downloaded by scores of people following its phased release this week, giving Nintendo, developer Niantic Labs and the Pokemon Company a ton of positive press. Even overloaded servers and some early bugs (not Weedle) haven't dampened the enthusiasm for the title. Now, it appears that the release is affecting Nintendo's financial situation too, as the Japanese company's shares have shot up almost 9% in the wake of the game's release. It marks the first time that...

  • Pokemon Go, Humble Bundle and more: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. It's that time of the week again, so let's cut to the chase and talk mobile games. Our favourites this time are Pokemon Go and the new Humble Bundle -- but there are four other picks in this edition as well. Pokemon Go (free - Android, iOS) The eagerly anticipated game has been released in several countries so far, but South Africa isn't one of them just yet. Fortunately, thanks to APK Mirror, we've got a...

  • 5 failed challengers to Nintendo’s mighty handheld throne

    Nintendo doesn't have the best of fortunes in the home console market, but when it comes to handhelds, the company is a beast of note. From the original Game Boy to the current 3DS, the Japanese firm has seen off quite a a variety of rivals. We all know about Sony's PSP and Vita, but what about lesser-known consoles that tried and failed to knock Nintendo off its handheld perch? Atari Lynx Image: Pete Slater via Flickr One of the earliest rivals to the Game Boy was 1989's Atari Lynx, bringing colour screens to portables at a time when it was virtually unheard of. While the Lynx also delivered network play and an...