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  • Xbox Games with Gold: October picks are meh

    Microsoft has announced October's Games with Gold lineup, but those expecting AAA blockbusters might be a tad disappointed. Got an Xbox 360? Then you'll be receiving motocross title MX vs ATV Reflex from 1-15 October. From 16-31 October, Xbox 360 gamers can download Ubisoft's polarising survival title I Am Alive. Of course, these titles will also work on the Xbox One. Speaking of Microsoft's newer console, the two Xbox One picks are Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and jailbreak title The Escapists. The latter will be available from 16 October to 15 November while the former is available throughout October. Last month's picks were far more...

  • Don’t Starve beta and Vertigo Racing: 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. Itching for a new mobile game to play? We've got the goods, featuring four titles this week. Our favourite titles in this edition are Vertigo Racing and the Don't Starve Beta on Android. Scroll down for the entire roundup! Batman - The Telltale Series Episode 1 (R100 - iOS) Telltale has become one of the industry's most prolific developers, churning out oodles of episodic adventure games over the years. Now, it's Batman's time to get...

  • Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past review [3DS]: one of the best JRPGs ever

    There’s a distinct lack of traditional JRPGs in this modern age of re-invented consoles and hyper-realistic graphics. One series that has stayed true to its roots is Dragon Quest. Finally, after 16 years, English fans will be able to experience one of the most epic gaming tales ever: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past. The game originally debuted on the PlayStation 1 and has now been remastered for the Nintendo 3DS console. Well, it's only just been localised for English audiences and was in fact released in Japan three years ago. Fans in the 'Western' market have been clamouring...

  • Google Play Indie Games Festival: the Android games you can look forward to

    The inaugural Google Play Indie Games Festival is set to take place on 24 September, offering some intriguing Android games from US and Canadian developers. So then, what kind of titles should you expect from the event? A ton of derivative experiences and pay-to-win titles? Hardly. From collectible card games featuring anime girls to polished puzzle games and everything in between, we take a look at the lineup. A Matter of Murder: A murder mystery game making use of point and click mechanics, this title also features rogue-like elements. For instance, randomly generated murder details ensure that no playthrough is alike. It's already available to play on Android...

  • That’s disappointing: Microsoft kills NES emulator on Xbox One

    When Microsoft announced that universal apps would be coming to Xbox One, some wondered whether we would see emulators come to the console. Well, the developer of NESBox, an NES emulator, decided to launch the app on Microsoft's console, receiving certification last week. Certification usually means a green light for an app to come to the store. Unfortunately, Xbox One support for the NES emulator was killed by Microsoft on Saturday, the developer confirmed. Microsoft says: "Your product was unpublished globally or from specific markets". They want me to remove xbox platform support and republish — nesbox.com (@nesboxcom) September 10, 2016 The developer wrote that...

  • Humble Android Bundle and Disco Dave: 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 a tad late with this week's mobile game roundup, but there are some great picks nevertheless. So if you're looking for a distraction or something deeper, we've got you covered. Our favourites this week include the latest Humble Bundle for Android and Disco Dave. Humble Android Bundle 20 (paid - Android) The Humble Bundles are always a great way to get a ton of games at a super cheap price, and the latest Android bundle...

  • Sony PS4 Pro launched, with PS4 Slim in tow

    Sony finally took the wraps off the PlayStation 4 Neo in New York last night, revealing that it would also be called the PS4 Pro instead. The new console was positioned by Sony's Andrew House as an "evolution" over the vanilla PlayStation 4, offering HDR gaming as well as 4K gaming capabilities. The console will "complement" the PS4 though, rather than replace it. Is the PS4 Pro delivering proper 4K? During the press event, House claimed that they had pretty much "maxed out" 1080p television sets, necessitating the move to 4K. Of course, Sony also makes 4K TVs... Sony said that the new...

  • PlayStation 4 Neo event: how to watch, what to expect?

    Sony is set to kick off its PlayStation event in New York City later today, where it's widely tipped to be revealing the PlayStation 4 Neo console. The company is also expected to reveal the oft-leaked PS4 Slim and perhaps a few other surprises. Here's how to follow the action as it happens... Time and official streaming link The Sony event will start at 3pm Eastern Time (9pm SAST) later today, and you can stream the action via Sony's PlayStation Twitch channel, embedded below. You can also watch the live stream on YouTube, which is also embedded below. Alternatively, those wanting to stream from a...

  • PlayStation Now streaming comes to PC, but not South Africa

    Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service is a rather interesting platform, allowing gamers to stream older PlayStation games over the internet. If you're in a major North American or British city, that is. Anyway, the subscription-based service is available on PlayStation 4, Vita and selected Sony TV sets, allowing gamers to play PlayStation 3 titles and more. But you can now add PC support to the fray as well, with the introduction of the PlayStation Now app for Windows. Sony lists minimum requirements as an Intel Core i3 processor or better, Windows 7/8.1/10, 300MB of space, 2GB of RAM and a 5Mbps internet connection. Other...

  • Legend of the Skyfish and Flip Divers: 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. Think mobile games are a fad? Or maybe you're just looking to be entertained in general? Either way, these titles might be worth your while. It's tough to follow up with last week's picks, but Flip Diving and Polyforge are just two of the four standout titles. Flip Diving (free - Android, iOS) Prolific developer MiniClip has a reputation for producing some chart-topping games, with Flip Diving being its latest title. You'll be playing...