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  • Klocki and Arkham Underworld: 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 to get your mobile game on? We've got four decent picks for you this week. Notable titles this week include Batman: Arkham Underworld and a head-scratcher in the form of Klocki. Disney Emoji Blitz (free - Android, iOS) One of the more prominent games this week (aside from Pokemon Go) is a standard match-three puzzle title from Disney. The title has you matching various Disney emoji pieces with each other, but also delivers power-ups and...

  • Now MewTwo can be a Pokemon Go trainer with our beginner’s guide

    Downloaded Pokemon Go and have no idea what to do? Or maybe you're just curious as to what all the fuss is about? Either way, we've put together a beginner's guide to figuring out the game's premise and mechanics. From noteworthy features to battling enemies, we've got you covered. What is Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality title, allowing you to capture and battle Pokemon in the world around you. After creating a character with the very basic tools at your disposal, you'll be placed on a map, which reflects the world around you. From the virtual map, you'll find symbols...

  • Valve: we’re cracking down on Steam-enabled gambling sites

    The emergence of gambling sites for in-game virtual items has caused an uproar in the gaming industry, especially with news that some prominent YouTubers own these sites or rigged bets. The gambling primarily centred on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, being one of Valve's most popular video games around. Now, Valve has issued a statement, distancing itself from the sites and saying it hasn't received cash from them. "We'd like to clarify that we have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them. And Steam does not have a system for turning in-game items into real world currency." It added that...

  • Super Stickman Golf 3, Micro Machines & 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 time for our weekly look at the world of mobile games, so we sifted through websites and app stores to find the latest gems. As for standout titles? We've got Micro Machines and the latest game in the Super Stickman Golf franchise. Super Stickman Golf 3 (free - Android, iOS) Noodlecake's Super Stickman Golf franchise put the studio on the map, so we're glad to see a third game in the franchise. Super Stickman Golf...

  • 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...

  • Aussie police station issues safety advisory for Pokemon Go players

    Now that Pokemon Go is slowly making its way around the world, players seem to be taking to the game in droves. From the same people behind Ingress, Pokemon Go's location-based gameplay means that players have to get out in the real world though. The game uses real mapping data to plot virtual locations, forcing you to physically visit landmarks in order to gain items or find Pokemon. It turns out that one Australian police station plays host to a PokeStop location in-game, forcing the station to issue a safety advisory on Facebook. "For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go -- whilst the Darwin...

  • Here’s how to install Pokemon Go on your Android phone

    Mobile game Pokemon Go has been a long time coming. From its beta earlier this year to its launch in several markets this week, many gamers are rather eager to get their hands on it. Unfortunately, South Africa isn't one of those launch markets this week, but there is a solution at hand. The ever-reliable APK Mirror website has uploaded an APK (install file for Android) and in our testing, we've found that it actually works. Here's how to get and install Pokemon Go First of all, you'll want to visit the settings menu on your phone and enable installations from unknown sources. This is either found...

  • Red Dead Redemption sales surge 4000% after Xbox One announcement

    Update: Amazon sales for Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition on Xbox 360 have spiked by an impressive 4200% as of writing, following its announcement as a backwards compatible title on Xbox One. The standard game saw its Amazon sales increase by 1300%. Original article: It's been one of the most requested Xbox 360 games since Microsoft announced backwards compatibility, but gamers will be able to play Red Dead Redemption on their Xbox One soon. Publisher Rockstar Games announced on their website that the Western classic will be released on Xbox One this Friday. "Starting on Friday, every Red Dead Redemption Xbox...