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  • SA’s own Genital Jousting leaves Steam Early Access [‘semi’ NSFW]

    Genital Jousting certainly stands out as one of the strangest games ever made, being a party game that has you playing as a bunch of penises. Seriously. Now, South African developer Free Lives has announced that the game has left Steam's Early Access programme, becoming a full-fledged release. Along with the release, we also get a single-player story mode, naturally. "Play as John, a dick who wants to find a date for his high school reunion," reads an excerpt of the emailed press release. "He'll need some help along the way. He's wobbly, he's soft. But he wants to be hard....

  • World of Warships and JYDGE: 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've got a solid variety of mobile games for you this week, so you're bound to find something you like. This week's edition is highlighted by World of Tanks Blitz and a port of PC and console shooter JYDGE. Check out the full recap below. World of Warships Blitz (free - Android, iOS) Wargaming is no stranger to online action titles, having delivering the mobile version of World of Tanks. Now, we have...

  • 8+ mods that helped make flawed video games better

    We live in a time where flawed video games can easily be fixed up with a patch or two (or three or four). But that doesn't always mean developers will listen to the fans though. Fortunately, that's where the community comes in, delivering mods that fix the most annoying bugbears or "features". We look at some of the best mods for flawed titles. Far Cry 2 (Dylan's Far Cry 2 Realism Mod) Ubisoft's first Far Cry game was a great title in many ways, delivering a gritty African setting and those cool fire effects. But the one big issue was the fact...

  • Nintendo Labo: a DIY hardware kit for Nintendo Switch [Update]

    Nintendo promised to announce some intriguing news late yesterday, and we've finally got it in the form of Nintendo Labo. The product category, split into two distinct packages, is essentially a DIY cardboard hardware kit that integrates the Nintendo Switch and/or controllers into final creations. The first package (or Toy-Con) is the US$70 Variety Kit, allowing you to make up to five different creations from the included cardboard parts. These five creations include RC cars, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a piano. And all of these integrate the Switch, Joy-Con controllers and included software in varying ways. The second...

  • Far Cry 2, Sniper Elite V2 are latest backwards compatible Xbox games

    The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature is super impressive, delivering over 400 compatible Xbox 360 games on the current-generation console. But Microsoft continues to work with publishers to get more games into the programme, and the most recent additions are pretty notable. This week, we see Far Cry 2, Sniper Elite V2 and Driver San Francisco making the cut, being compatible whether you have a physical copy or digital download. Far Cry 2 marked the first time that Ubisoft took over the franchise from Crytek, standing out thanks to its African setting, fire propogation features and constantly respawning guard posts. Sniper Elite V2...

  • 6 video game remakes to look out for in 2018

    It seems we're set for yet another wave of nostalgia to hit us in 2018. From remakes to remasters, the gaming world of old is being reborn in our modern age, feeding our contemporary predilection for nostalgia and, in the process, hoping to capture the hearts and imaginations of an entirely new generation. What follows is a list, compiled through vigorous contemplation, of the six video game remakes you need to watch out for in 2018… Age of Empires: Definitive Edition The original Age of Empires (1997) was one of the most influential and iconic real time strategy (RTS) titles released since...

  • People with big hands rejoice: OG Xbox Duke controller returns

    The Xbox controllers weren't always comfortable devices. In fact, when the original Xbox launched in 2001, it shipped with the gigantic 'Duke' controller. The gamepad was panned by numerous outlets and many consumers -- Microsoft even introduced a smaller 'Xbox Controller 'S' for Asian audiences. The smaller controller would eventually become the standard input method around the world, but it's fair to say that the original gamepad had its supporters. Now, it's emerged that the Xbox One would be receiving a revived Duke Controller, courtesy of accessory manufacturer Hyperkin and Xbox godfather Seamus Blackley. The controller comes with Microsoft's blessing and will launch...

  • ICYMI: all the Nintendo Switch games from Nintendo Direct Mini

    The latest Nintendo Direct video went live yesterday, giving us a good look at what to expect for the Nintendo Switch in 2018. Missed the video? Here are all the upcoming games that got airtime... The World Ends With You Final Remix TWEWY is one of the best handheld games ever produced, helping to establish the Nintendo DS as a juggernaut too. Now, the action RPG is coming to the Switch, delivering spruced up visuals, a new epilogue and rejigged controls. There's no specific launch date outside of "2018". So we can probably expect more news at E3. Dark Souls Remastered It was leaked in the hours and...

  • Bridge Constructor Portal, Civ 6: 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 been a long break, but we're back with a look at the world of mobile games again. And we've got a few big-hitting entries this week. Our noteworthy picks include Civilization 6 and Bridge Constructor Portal. But scroll down for the full rundown! Sid Meier's Civilization 6 (paid - iOS) It's been available on PC since 2016, but December 2017 also saw Sid Meier's latest title come to Apple's mobile platform. Civilization 6 is indeed...

  • 8 VR games to look forward to in 2018

    2016 and 2017 saw a ton of hype around VR in gaming, as Sony launched its PSVR, Google launched Daydream and established PC VR headsets marched on. The hype seems to be dying down now, but what about the gaming library? There are quite a few titles coming out in 2018, so we picked a few noteworthy titles to watch... GORN It's in Early Access already, but we kick things off with South African title GORN, from Free Lives (Broforce, Genital Jousting). The title essentially sees players acting out their gladiatorial fantasies, makes heavy use of physics and gore in the process. At...