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  • Experience ‘mechanical Apartheid’ with new Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trailer

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution was an excellent return to form for the series, delivering the open-ended gameplay and conspiracy-laden narrative the series is known for. A sequel, Mankind Divided, is roughly three months away though, and Square Enix has issued a new trailer, curiously titled 'The Mechanical Apartheid'. As the trailer's name suggests, discrimination is a key story element in the new game as laws are enacted against augmented people to keep them separated from others. The trailer draws a plenty of inspiration from current affairs, featuring anti-augmentation protests (much like anti-immigration pickets), radical political rhetoric (much like Donald Trump and far-right politicians in Europe) and even a guy who bears...

  • Why spend R159 per month on Xbox Live when you can do this?

    News of Microsoft increasing the price of Xbox Live Gold in South Africa has not been received positively. Then again, when do price hikes ever get a good reaction? Anyway... the increase from R50 a month to R159 a month has seen many lash out at Microsoft - and rightfully so. Sure, the pricing ostensibly brings us in line with the exchange rate, but when the competition is much cheaper, it's cause for alarm. With that in mind, I wondered what else you could get for R159 a month... Get a PlayStation Plus account Got a PS Vita, PS3 or PS4? Then at...

  • Pinchworm, Vector 2 & 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. We're back with a gander at some of the latest and most notable games for your mobile device, so let's get on with it. Highlights in this edition include Vector 2, an addictive tennis title and a game from former Facebook employees. Pinchworm (free - iOS) I didn't get a chance to actually try this out, but Pinchworm stands out thanks to its creators, being former Facebook employees who decided to create the...

  • Xbox Games with Gold for June includes XCOM, Goat Simulator & more

    Microsoft has announced its selection of Games With Gold titles for next month - and it's not Bioshock Infinite or Red Dead Redemption like those rumours claimed. Xbox One fans can look forward to bonkers physics-heavy game Goat Simulator (all month) and racing title The Crew (16 June until 15 July). Xbox 360 gamers are set to receive hard-as-nails platformer Super Meat Boy (from 1-15 June), as well as XCOM: Enemy Unknown (from 16-30 June). Of course, the Xbox 360 titles are backwards-compatible with the Xbox One, so owners of Microsoft's current-generation console should have no shortage of games to play. Unless you played...

  • 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...

  • Watch the first gameplay trailer for Gran Turismo Sport

    Eagerly waiting for Gran Turismo to be released on PlayStation 4? Well, November will see the release of Gran Turismo Sport and a trailer has been released to whet your appetite. The trailer shows off gameplay for the first time, so what's new in this iteration of the mega-popular franchise? In case you missed the initial announcement, Gran Turismo Sport has an emphasis on the esport element, featuring a partnership with the FIA motorsports body. In fact, the winners of the virtual championships will be honoured alongside real-world champions at the yearly FIA prize-giving ceremony. The trailer showed off some of the cars on...

  • Bushido Bear, Titan Quest & 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. On the lookout for the best mobile games but have no idea where to start? Well, it's time for our weekly look at some of the more notable titles to be launched in recent days. Two drastically different hack-and-slash titles, a Monument Valley-style game and an "interactive adventure" title round out our picks this week. Bushido Bear An action game about a sword-toting bear? Yeah, Bushido Bear ticks most of the boxes for a quirky mobile...

  • Nintendo NX: why the rumoured shift to cartridges would make sense

    Rumours have emerged this month that Nintendo is expected to ditch disc-based storage in favour of cartridges/cards for the Nintendo NX console. Whether it's true or not, a switch to flash-based cartridges isn't quite a backwards move. Sure, cartridges are more expensive to produce than discs and there might be potential obstacles regarding capacity, but we can think of a few reasons why Nintendo should go for it. Loading screens? What are those? One of the best things about the cartridge-toting N64 was just how few loading screens you saw in games. By comparison, the PlayStation 1 saw copious amounts of loading...

  • IGN acquires GameTrailers archive, YouTube channel

    In a spot of rather big gaming media news, IGN has announced that it has acquired the content of recently shuttered website GameTrailers. As part of the deal, IGN also acquired GameTrailers' YouTube channel, delivering the announcement via the channel itself. "Although GameTrailers.com is shutting down, IGN is committed to archiving GT's massive library. That means all the countdowns, retrospectives, reviews and original shows won't just disappear," GameTrailers co-founder Brandon Jones said in the video announcement. Related: GameTrailers closing down after 13 years Jones added that IGN would continue to update the YouTube channel with the latest trailers. The co-founder also shed more light on...

  • How and where to find retro games & consoles in South Africa

    When it comes to modern video games and consoles, we've got it pretty good in South Africa. Old-school gaming though? Well, that's a different story. It can be rather tough to find the likes of the Super Nintendo or SEGA Dreamcast if you don't know where to look. Here are a few places to check out before going the Amazon/eBay route. The Gaming Source An online store, The Gaming Source was established in 2009, offering a variety of new and second-hand games and consoles for sale. The website's stock is rather varied, featuring current-generation products and the ever-important retro goodies. A quick visit to...