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  • Blades of Brim & War Tortoise: 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 Wednesday, which means time for our weekly mobile gaming roundup, where we pick a few of the latest and most notable titles for your device. Our highlights this time include a new game from the people behind Subway Surfers and a puzzler with over four billion possible levels. Blades of Brim (free - Android, iOS) From the team behind Subway Surfers, Blades of Brim is pretty much the previous game with swords, being...

  • Batman: Return to Arkham gets SA pricing, release date

    Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment have announced local launch details for Batman: Return to Arkham. Return to Arkham bundles remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City in one package, set for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Warner Bros. Entertainment has also confirmed that the titles will now be powered by Unreal Engine 4, featuring "upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders". The collection will also deliver all Game of the Year content and downloadable content. SKE has confirmed that Return to Arkham will have a R699 price tag and will launch locally on 26 July. Arkham Asylum was originally released...

  • What do reviewers think of Homefront: The Revolution?

    It's usually a bad sign when there are no reviews out ahead of a major videogame's release. After all, if the publisher thinks the game is decent, they'd have the confidence to let it out in the wild, right? I was hoping that Homefront: The Revolution would buck the trend and actually be a worthwhile experience, but the first reviews are not pretty. In fact, they're rather damning. A lack of polish? Jim Sterling of The Jimquisition called the PC version "appalling" and gave it 1/10, lamenting the unfinished nature of the title. "Even if one were to get the game running with any modicum of...

  • Angry Birds, sharks and Pokemon: 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. We're always on the hunt for new mobile video games, and there have been quite a few solid releases in recent days. So let's take a look at some of the more notable titles you should consider downloading this week... Hungry Shark World The Hungry Shark games are one of the more popular mobile franchises out there, so the latest release has quickly shot up the charts. Is it any good though? Hungry Shark World...

  • They got these 5 video games to run on the Xbox 360?

    The Xbox 360 was a veritable beast upon its launch in late 2005. Featuring 512MB of RAM, an advanced (for its time) ATI Xenos graphics chip and a powerful tri-core Xenon processor, it compared very favourably to the PS3 and gaming PCs of the time. Gaming tech moves at a fast pace though, so after several years, developers had to utilise all sorts of crazy tricks to get their games running on the last-generation Xbox. Here are a few notable titles that somehow managed to run on the Xbox 360. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare The last proper Call of Duty game released...

  • 10 underrated Xbox 360 games that flew under the radar

    Yes, Microsoft's last-generation gaming console may have ceased production, but it still has plenty to offer. Featuring a game library of over 1000 titles, there really is something for everyone. But what about games then? We picked a few titles that flew under the radar. Blue Dragon This 2007 role-playing title was eagerly anticipated by gamers, as Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was behind the story and had a hand in its development. The game saw players take part in traditional turn-based RPG action, albeit with a few tweaks (such as speed being a factor and the introduction of a shadow system), making for...

  • Here are some things you might not know about the Xbox 360

    Pour one out for the Xbox 360, because Microsoft has announced that its mega-popular console will no longer be manufactured. To mark the occasion, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some lesser known facts about the Xbox 360. Early development kits were actually Apple Mac G5s Believe it or not, but Microsoft initially sent Apple Mac G5 computers to studios who were working on the first wave of Xbox 360 games. Yep, these weren't used solely for development, but also to demo games at the likes of E3 ahead of the console's release. In fact, some lucky people managed to...

  • New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO

    We've heard numerous reports that Sony is hard at work on a more powerful PlayStation 4. The so-called NEO, which is apparently pegged for later this year, is said to be capable of 4K and virtual-reality gaming. Now, Giant Bomb has uncovered tech specifications for the upgraded console, citing "multiple sources" for the information. The PS4 NEO features the same octacore AMD Jaguar processor as the PS4, albeit clocked at 2.1Ghz compared to the PS4's 1.6Ghz clock speed. As for the graphics department, you can apparently expect a better AMD graphics chip with 36 compute units at 911Mhz - compared to the PS4's 18 compute units at 800Mhz. The sources also claim that the...

  • 5 must-have virtual reality games for your Samsung Gear VR

    Samsung and Facebook are pushing virtual reality in a big way this year. The companies are giving away Gear VR headsets at events and customers could even get one as a bonus for preordering the Galaxy S7. So if you've got the headset or are thinking about getting one, you'll want to try out these games. Ocean Rift You'll be exploring the depths in this simple game (it's more of an experience though), which has you marvelling at all sorts of marine life floating around you. Ocean Rift also lets you specify creature-specific scenes, placing you inside a shark cage and letting you swim with...

  • Here are your mobile gaming picks of the week

    Welcome to a new feature here at Gearburn, where we pick some of the more notable mobile games to be released in recent days. Say what you will about mobile gaming, but maybe some of these picks will change your mind. Flipped Out: The Powerpuff Girls Match 3 Puzzle/Fighting Action Game Yes, it's another match-three puzzle game, but The Powerpuff Girls' new mobile title has received plenty of love from critics and mobile gamers. The new game manages to innovate by delivering a match-three game when in portrait mode and a beat 'em up game when in landscape mode. I'm not sure if any...