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  • 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...

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review round-up: augmented or augward?

    The latest game in the Deus Ex series has finally been released, almost five years after Human Revolution first came out. Of course, the third game in the series received plenty of positive reviews, but does the follow-up make for a worthy title? Well, the reviews seem to think so... Tackle things in your own way The Deus Ex franchise has made a name for itself thanks to the free-form nature of missions, and Ars Technica's Sam Machnovech found the fourth title to be no different (saying that people should "buy the heck out of the game"). "Missions feed into each other in organic ways,...

  • The PS4 Slim has seemingly leaked on Gumtree, Twitter

    A new listing appeared on Gumtree UK over the weekend, claiming to be the PlayStation 4 Slim. The ad, which has since been removed but is still accessible via Google cache, shows the box, as well as the new design on the front of the box. According to the seller, the console is a brand new 500GB model that's not in stores yet. As for a price, the seller wanted £295 but was willing to trade for a Macbook, iMac, iPhone 6S/6S Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. So just how real is it? Well, Twitter user shortmaneighty2 has managed to apparently snag a console,...

  • F1 2016 review round-up: the best F1 game in years?

    Last year's F1 2015 was the first Formula One title on current-generation consoles, offering a rather fantastic racing model and lovely visuals. Unfortunately, the game suffered from a lack of content, such as a proper career mode and game modes in general. Does F1 2016 deliver on this front though? Here's what the reviews are saying... The career mode gets some love Eurogamer's Martin Robinson gave the game a "recommended" badge, citing the title's ability to make all career sessions feel "meaningful". "The programmes themselves are mini-games that don't feel out of place amidst F1 2016's quest for realism. Simulate a qualifying run by hitting a...

  • Steppy Pants and Mr Robot: 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. Clear some space on your mobile device, because we've got a few games worth playing once again. I'm technically cheating with the inclusion of Deus Ex Go (only scheduled for release on Thursday), but you can't go wrong with Steppy Pants and Ketchapp Summer Sports in particular. Pac-Man Hats (free - Android) After the success of Pac-Man 256, the next major Pac-Man mobile title (not counting Pac-Man Bounce) is the rather offbeat Pac-Man Hats. The game takes...

  • Nintendo issues takedown notices for fan-made Pokemon game

    It's been in the pipeline for nine years according to developers, but Nintendo has quickly acted on a new fan-made Pokemon game. Pokemon Uranium was released earlier this month, offering eight gyms, over 150 new species of Pokemon and online functionality. The game went on to be downloaded over 1.5 million times, the developers said. Unfortunately for them, Nintendo's legal team has issued several takedown notices. "While we have not personally been contacted, it’s clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply," the developers wrote in a statement on the Pokemon Uranium website. The team explained that they would no longer be providing download...

  • No Man’s Sky ‘not worth $60’, in messy state on PC

    Steam users have taken to negatively reviewing No Man's Sky after the game's release on PC. The company launched the game on Steam on Friday, but users have been complaining about crashes, glitches and the game in general. Consequently, the game is sitting at "mixed" overall user reviews. "This game is not worth US$60. Props to the small dev team for making something as clever as they did, but it's not US$60 clever," wrote Steam user gehsekky in a review. User jlm4us criticised the lack of depth for the price point as well. "Even if the game didn’t constantly crash, even if the FPS...

  • 5 biggest No Man’s Sky complaints from the gaming community

    No Man's Sky is finally out in many parts of the world, and scores of gamers are taking to Hello Games's labour of love. Between the near-infinite number of randomly generated worlds, space combat and planetary exploration, it's hard not to be captivated by the title. It's really something that the small team of developers can be proud of, at least on a technical level. In saying so, there have been a few complaints levelled against the game... The inventory system is problematic One of the biggest complaints we've seen was that the size of both the player and ship inventory was far...

  • Sony kills Henkaku with new PlayStation Vita firmware 3.61

    Sony has issued a firmware update for the Vita and PlayStation TV, killing the landmark Henkaku exploit. Firmware 3.61 was pushed out to Sony's handheld console and streaming box over the weekend, wololo.net reported, so those wanting to keep Henkaku will need to decline the update. "Again, to make it clear: if you want to use HENkaku, do not update to 3.61. The hack is patched in this firmware, and there is no downgrade possible, no 'trick' to make it come back for you," the website wrote. The Henkaku exploit was a pivotal moment for the Vita homebrew scene, granting full access...

  • Big Bang Racing and Perchang: 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. Wednesday was a public holiday, but that doesn't mean we're skimping on the mobile games. Here are a few of our top picks this week. Personally? I quite like Perchang and Big Bang Racing - view the full list below. Mobius Final Fantasy (free - Android, iOS) It's been available in Asian markets for a while now, but the latest Final Fantasy mobile game has now been released for the world at...