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  • One less app: Steam hits Windows 10 Mobile

    In a week that has seen Microsoft support tease Snapchat on Windows Phone (although I'm a bit skeptical still), we can officially cross one big-name app off the list. It's taken a few years, but Valve has finally released a Steam app for the platform. The app means that Microsoft fans don't have to rely on third-party offerings to authenticate their accounts anymore. On Memeburn: Snapchat is coming to Windows 10 phones… soon As for other features, the app lets users send and accept trades with friends, sell virtual items via the Steam community and browse the storefront. In a cool touch,...

  • Review round-up: is Inside a lock for Game of the Year?

    Playdead established itself as a studio to watch when it released the critically acclaimed platformer Limbo back in 2010. Now, the company has unleashed a new game in the form of Inside, for Xbox One and Windows. It follows a similar puzzle/platformer formula to Limbo, complete with black and white visuals and side-scrolling perspective. So what are reviewers saying about the title then? That ending? Ryan McCaffrey of IGN gave the title a 10/10, saying it manages to be "beautiful, haunting and terrifying", occasionally at the same time. He also praised the game's level of detail, using dust particles suspended in the air, raindrops and rays of sunlight...

  • Hide your credit card: Steam’s big summer sale is here

    There's a new Steam sale, which can only mean one thing... It's time to buy more cheap games you won't ever play. Yep, the Steam Summer Picnic Sale went live last night, resulting in Valve's servers being rather overloaded. In fact, some people saw error pages, complete with a Valve message noting that the website was under "heavy load". Still, there are plenty of great games available for sale. Games in the LEGO franchise are available at a discount of between 30 and 75%, with 11 titles available for just R54 each. Indie game fan? This War of Mine is also available for R54, Stardew...

  • 1979 Revolution, PKTBALL & 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. Looking for the next big mobile game? Or maybe you're just bored? Whatever the case may be, this week's mobile gaming picks might scratch that itch. Our picks this week include a game based on the Iranian Revolution and a rather fun tennis game that delivers local multiplayer for up to four players. PRISM (paid - Android, iOS) This polished puzzler finally came to Google devices a few days ago after being launched on Apple gadgets...

  • 10 little details in Zelda: Breath of the Wild you may not have noticed

    I really really really like all we've seen of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild so far. The latest title in the mega-popular franchise takes Link to a brave new open world, delivering a ton to see and do. We already covered ten things you should know about the game, but Nintendo's E3 2016 coverage also showed off a few cool details you may have missed out on. There's a sound/stealth meter We already told you that the game had improved stealth mechanics, but did you know that there's a sound meter of sorts? Yep, this meter can be found to the left of your minimap,...

  • PlayStation 4 Neo vs Xbox Project Scorpio: which is more powerful?

    It's no secret that the current PlayStation 4 enjoys a notable performance advantage over the Xbox One, but Microsoft is looking to hit back with its Xbox Project Scorpio. The new console, announced at E3 2016, is due for a 2017 release and Microsoft claims it will be the most powerful console available at launch. The company also revealed that the Scorpio would have an octa-core processor, 320GB/s of memory bandwidth and graphics hardware that tops out at six-teraflops of power. By comparison, leaked PlayStation 4 Neo specs peg the upcoming Sony console with an upclocked octa-core processor, 176GB/s of memory bandwidth...

  • Mixed Macho Arts & INKS: 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. Another week means another look at the world of mobile games, so what kind of goodness do we have this time? Our favourite picks in this edition include Mixed Macho Arts, INKS. and a game streaming app. Scroll down for the rest! Station Manager (paid - Android, iOS) Kairosoft's latest game isn't about managing a radio station (although that would be pretty cool), but sees you managing a train station instead. The game follows...

  • Here are 10 things you should know about the new Zelda

    It feels like ages ago since we first saw that Legend of Zelda teaser, showing a glimpse of an open-world adventure. Now, E3 2016 has delivered a massive information blowout of Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, set for release in 2017 on Wii U and NX. What are some of the interesting things you should know about the latest entry in the all-conquering franchise? The open world is inspired by the original We knew that this Zelda title would be an open-world video game, and some also pointed out that it was a throwback to the original games. In last night's stream,...

  • Here are 10 E3 2016 trailers you may have missed

    Between Bethesda, EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft, there was plenty of gaming goodness in the past three days. It's inevitable that some games slipped through the cracks though, so we showed you a few trailers that deserve some love. Dual Universe Space MMOs are fast becoming the new in-thing of sorts, and Dual Universe is the latest game to jump on the bandwagon. The title has been compared to Space Engineers, owing to its large scale and crafting features - but it also has an interesting spaceflight focus. Oxygen Not Included Don't Starve developer Klei Entertainment is working on a new title, dubbed Oxygen Not Included. There are...

  • E3 2016: Bethesda shows off remastered Skyrim, Bethesda VR & more

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Update: Added DOOM and Wolfenstein information, along with links to relevant articles.  Bethesda is one of the first companies to kick off E3 once again, usually delivering some welcome reveals and trailers. So what did the AAA publisher show us this year? Elder Scrolls is back... Well, for starters, rumours of a remastered Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were true, as the publisher revealed Skyrim: Special Edition for Xbox One and PS4 (skip to 3:05 for trailer). PC gamer? Then don't despair, as you'll be getting the update for free if you own...