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  • They got these 5 video games to run on the Xbox 360?

    The Xbox 360 was a veritable beast upon its launch in late 2005. Featuring 512MB of RAM, an advanced (for its time) ATI Xenos graphics chip and a powerful tri-core Xenon processor, it compared very favourably to the PS3 and gaming PCs of the time. Gaming tech moves at a fast pace though, so after several years, developers had to utilise all sorts of crazy tricks to get their games running on the last-generation Xbox. Here are a few notable titles that somehow managed to run on the Xbox 360. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare The last proper Call of Duty game released...

  • Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem to hit mobile, NX gets launch date

    Pokemon Go and Miitomo aren't the only Nintendo properties on mobile. The Kyoto gaming company has announced that Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be coming to smartphones as well. The company revealed the news in a conference call with investors and on its social media accounts, but didn't reveal much else about the upcoming mobile titles. It's unclear whether life simulation Animal Crossing would be a full-fledged game or a spin-off of the franchise, akin to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. But an analyst told the Wall Street Journal that the game could be free-to-play, featuring in-app purchases for virtual items. Fire Emblem...

  • Want a copy of Uncharted 4 now? Head to the UK

    This is if you're not willing to wait for the official street date, 10 May. It seems like one store got a little overzealous and sold the game early. According to an article on Videogamer.com, a store by the name of CEX in the UK sold the game for £55 (R1159) to a customer. On the customer's till slip the words "Pre-Release Media,UK" is printed underneath the game's title. The customer, going be the name of Shabz, told Videogamer: "I went in to CEX... to actually buy myself a camera lens and when I went to the counter to purchase the...

  • 10 underrated Xbox 360 games that flew under the radar

    Yes, Microsoft's last-generation gaming console may have ceased production, but it still has plenty to offer. Featuring a game library of over 1000 titles, there really is something for everyone. But what about games then? We picked a few titles that flew under the radar. Blue Dragon This 2007 role-playing title was eagerly anticipated by gamers, as Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was behind the story and had a hand in its development. The game saw players take part in traditional turn-based RPG action, albeit with a few tweaks (such as speed being a factor and the introduction of a shadow system), making for...

  • Here are some things you might not know about the Xbox 360

    Pour one out for the Xbox 360, because Microsoft has announced that its mega-popular console will no longer be manufactured. To mark the occasion, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some lesser known facts about the Xbox 360. Early development kits were actually Apple Mac G5s Believe it or not, but Microsoft initially sent Apple Mac G5 computers to studios who were working on the first wave of Xbox 360 games. Yep, these weren't used solely for development, but also to demo games at the likes of E3 ahead of the console's release. In fact, some lucky people managed to...

  • Sega Mega Drive games get official mod support on Steam

    Between GoG, Steam and other digital platforms, there's no shortage of retro videogames around - but Sega is stepping up in a notable way. The company has already released a host of Mega Drive games on Steam, and now it's announced that these titles will officially support mods via the Steam Workshop. Mod support comes via the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub, which is a free update to owners of any retro Sega games on Steam. This hub is effectively a front-end for your Sega games, Sega's UK division explained in a press statement. "The new-look system is based on a bedroom of an...

  • Here are your mobile gaming picks of the week

    It's that time of the week once again, where we scour the various app stores for the latest and greatest mobile videogames. We've got some solid picks in this week's edition, from an Advance Wars-style title to a neat take on tower defence games. Warbits Platforms: iOS Price: R60 It costs a fair chunk of change, but fans of turn-based strategy games will enjoy Warbits, from two-man studio Risky Lab. The game is heavily inspired by classic Nintendo franchise Advance Wars, so you'll be taking turns to move your various units across the murky conflict zone. Warbits stands out thanks to its nifty multiplayer suite, though, delivering one...

  • New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO

    We've heard numerous reports that Sony is hard at work on a more powerful PlayStation 4. The so-called NEO, which is apparently pegged for later this year, is said to be capable of 4K and virtual-reality gaming. Now, Giant Bomb has uncovered tech specifications for the upgraded console, citing "multiple sources" for the information. The PS4 NEO features the same octacore AMD Jaguar processor as the PS4, albeit clocked at 2.1Ghz compared to the PS4's 1.6Ghz clock speed. As for the graphics department, you can apparently expect a better AMD graphics chip with 36 compute units at 911Mhz - compared to the PS4's 18 compute units at 800Mhz. The sources also claim that the...

  • 5 must-have virtual reality games for your Samsung Gear VR

    Samsung and Facebook are pushing virtual reality in a big way this year. The companies are giving away Gear VR headsets at events and customers could even get one as a bonus for preordering the Galaxy S7. So if you've got the headset or are thinking about getting one, you'll want to try out these games. Ocean Rift You'll be exploring the depths in this simple game (it's more of an experience though), which has you marvelling at all sorts of marine life floating around you. Ocean Rift also lets you specify creature-specific scenes, placing you inside a shark cage and letting you swim with...

  • Surprise! Counter-Strike 1.6 has been ported to Android

    We've seen all manner of PC titles come to Android, from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic to XCOM: Enemy Within. We can now add another game to the list, in the form of landmark online shooter Counter-Strike 1.6. It's not an official port though, being submitted to GitHub by redditor a1baomarov, but it still makes for an interesting release. It's worth noting that the port requires that you own Counter-Strike 1.6 though. To get the game running, you'll first need to install the requisite APK, then the Xash3D framework (both being found on GitHub). Once these two programs are installed, you'll need to copy...