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  • 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...

  • 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...