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  • Bully and Westy West: 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. The year might be winding down, but we're still covering the latest and greatest mobile games though. We've got four titles this week, with Bully: Anniversary Edition and Westy West being two of our favourites. Scroll down for the full rundown. Bully: Anniversary Edition (paid - Android, iOS) Believe it or not, but classic PS2 and Xbox title Bully has made its way to mobile platforms. For the uninitiated, Rockstar's game has you stepping...

  • Raru launches ‘Last Chance’ sale on video games, electronics

    In case you missed anything on Black Friday (or didn't want to spend any money), Raru has launched its 'Last Chance Sale'. Starting at 8am and continuing throughout the day, the sale contains a range of specials from video games to musical instruments. Gearburn will be listing all of the electronics and video game items on sale as they become available. Just remember that all stock is extremly limited. Check out the full list on Raru's website. Round 4: 4pm - 8pm Razer Kraken - Mobile headset - Neon Green - R999 Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness (PS4) - R899 Mafia III...

  • Elite: Dangerous is coming to PlayStation 4 next year

    Space-faring title Elite: Dangerous has been available on PC and Xbox One for a long while now, but PS4 users will be able to get in on the action next year. Frontier Development has confirmed that the game will be coming to PS4 in Q2 2017 and will feature "every major expansion and the complete Elite Dangerous: Horizons season pass". The space-faring game has you travelling to over 400 billion star systems in the Milky Way, using NASA data to replicate many real star systems and planets. Players can choose to make cash by trading, exploring systems, engaging in combat or...

  • Nintendo Switch stars on Jimmy Fallon: here’s what we learnt

    The Nintendo Switch made its first proper TV appearance on The Tonight Show this week, as Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime and Jimmy Fallon showed off Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But the segment also gave us a good look at some of the Switch's features. Here are a few things we learnt. How long does it take to go from dock to portable? The Nintendo Switch stands out thanks to its tablet-like design, allowing you to play on a TV but also take the slate with you for gaming on the go. Fils-Aime demonstrated this feature on the show, taking the Switch out...

  • Nintendo Switch to feature GameCube Virtual Console?

    The Nintendo Switch reveal was undoubtedly one of the standout events of the year, showing a portable Nintendo console with some interesting features. Now, Eurogamer reports that the upcoming machine will play host to GameCube titles as well. The publication cites "three separate sources" in confirming the news, saying that support for the 'Cube was tested and already working. Three games have reportedly been readied for the Switch, in the form of Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Brothers Melee and launch title Luigi's Mansion. Eurogamer adds that the next GameCube title for the Switch is Animal Crossing, complete with the title's integrated NES...

  • PS4 gets two promotions in SA for December

    Ster-Kinekor Entertainment has announced two promotions for the PS4 for the month of December. "The first promotion will commence from 9 to 14 December offering consumers who purchase any standalone or bundled PS4, a free copy of EA Sports FIFA 17 on PS4 resulting in a saving of up to R1200," the local PlayStation distributor wrote in an emailed statement. The standalone PS4 currently has a suggested retail price of R5199. "Immediately following this consumers will be able to pick up the brand new standalone PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD at an astonishing R3999.99 from 15-24 December," SKE wrote. Want a PS4...

  • The Last of Us Part II: yep, Joel and Ellie are back

    One of the bigger surprises at the PlayStation Experience this past weekend was the reveal of a sequel to The Last of Us, in the form of The Last Of Us Part II. The game seemingly takes place a few years after the events of the first, with the trailer showing a slightly older Joel and Ellie in a house of sorts. "Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, it wasn’t the case," wrote Naughty Dog creative...

  • Ace Combat 7: lasers and Starfighter in new trailer

    We've seen plenty of news at Sony's PlayStation Experience event over the weekend, but air combat fans will no doubt be pleased by the new trailer for Ace Combat 7. Ostensibly a PlayStation exclusive, the latest trailer shows the Strangereal universe of earlier Ace Combats, as opposed to the real world of the Assault Horizon entry. So what else does the new trailer show? Aircraft Some of the more notable planes spotted include a Sukhoi Su-27 or derivative (most likely Su-33 or Su-35), F-15 Eagle, an F-22 or F-35 of sorts, F/A-18 Super Hornet, a typical flying wing aircraft called Arsenal Bird (dropping dozens...

  • Watch: emotional ‘That Dragon, Cancer’ speech at Game Awards

    Indie videogame That Dragon, Cancer is quite possibly the most emotional experience in all of gaming. The title tells the very real story of a young boy, Joel Green, fighting a losing battle against cancer. The boy is actually developer duo Ryan and Amy Green's late son, making for a very overwhelming experience. The title won the Games for Impact award at The Game Awards last night, with developer Ryan Green taking to the stage and giving a moving speech, to say the least. "Often in videogames, we get to choose how we're seen. Our avatars and our tweets and the work that we...

  • PS4 Pro to officially hit SA next week, price in tow

    Sony and Ster-Kinekor Entertainment have announced the launch date for the PS4 Pro in South Africa, along with a suggested retail price. The console will be launching on 7 December with a recommended price tag of R6999.99, Ster-Kinekor Entertainment wrote in an emailed press release. The PS4 supports 4K gaming/videos, although games will need to be specifically updated to take advantage of the extra graphical grunt. Noteworthy titles taking advantage of the PS4 Pro include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Last of Us: Remastered and Uncharted 4. The PS4 Pro will cost R6999, in comparison to the...