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  • Reviewing The Classics: we play Dino Crisis (1999)

    Stand by for retro reviews done right, folks. Reviewing The Classics is a series where Gearburn staff play some of their most loved retro games from bygone consoles and PCs with floppy drives. This week, Graham has a look at Dino Crisis, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's twisted dinosaur devastation game. It’s difficult to rate older games by today’s standards. With the advancements in technology, we're spoiled by improved graphics, control methods, and storytelling techniques. Not to mention the temptation to wear nostalgia goggles when reviewing older games. All I can do is try, right? The survival horror genre has been...

  • Hardcore ASTRO gaming headsets now available in South Africa

    The ASTRO range of headsets and accessories are now available in South Africa. Local video games distributor, Megarom Interactive, has picked up the licence for the range. Garnishing high reviews on the likes of Amazon.com, ASTRO's products are primarily focussed around circumaural and supra-aural headphones for PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation. "We are very excited to welcome Astro as part of the Megarom offering and to the South African gaming community. With a great globally following already, we look forward to growing the brand inside South Africa, and help Astro take gamers to the next level of their gaming experience," says Alan...

  • Sony unboxes the original PlayStation console, celebrates 20 years

    Remember that dirty-dishwater coloured console Sony launched back in 1995? Well, it turned 20 on 9 September 2015, and its parents are massively proud. Back in the year that South Africa won the Rugby World Cup for the first time, the timid launch of what would become Sony's greatest product wouldn't really set hearts aflutter or minds alight, but that was perhaps part of its beauty. Each subsequent launch of the console was a little bit better than the last, and finally, with the PlayStation 4, the company cracked it. It's at 25-million units sold and counting. Read more: Sold-out PlayStation 4...

  • PS4 update 2.03 brings stability improvements, new themes

    If your console was plugged in and connected to the internet last night, you probably would've noticed an update had been installed. Version 2.03 for the PS4 system was issued by Sony to address software stability. This update didn't bring any eye-popping goodies unfortunately, but a more stable and reliable system is an equally good way to a gamer's heart. A few new themes are also included. Earlier this year, update 2.00 "Masamune" introduced major feature improvements and additions including Share Play, YouTube sharing, a USB music player (finally), custom theme options and a host of other improvements. This 217MB update however,...

  • Sony PlayStation turns 20 today, celebrates with PS4 Anniversary Edition

    It's been a long road for the current-gen consoles of today. Before many got their hands on a Sony PlayStation controller, gamers were fighting between Sega, Nintendo and Atari consoles. And then, in 1994, the world got its first glimpse of the PlayStation -- the console to rule all consoles at the time. Today it's a little more complicated than that. To be fair, Sony's console has gone through a more affable development curve, and has catered to what its fans' have asked for. And what would make PlayStation fans more happy than anything else in the world right now? A...

  • PlayStation Plus games for May: Puppeteer, Payday 2, Everybody’s Golf

    Trigger-fingered PlayStation owners in the EU will soon have even more titles to choose from. Sony's PlayStation Blog has finally announced its May games roster for PS Plus members in the EU. Sony has not specified the roster for additional regions, yet. Among those included are Zoink's Stick it to the Man for the PS4, Puppeteer and Payday 2 for the PS3. Handheld enthusiasts on the PS Vita will receive Everbody's Golf and Muramasa Rebirth, the twin-campaigned RPG. Although five titles are shown the door by PlayStation, including Mercenary Kings (PS4), Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Bioshock Infinite (both PS3) Hotline Miami (Cross Buy) and lastly, MotoGP13 (PS Vita), five...

  • Sony announces updated PS Vita and new media streaming device

    Today Sony announced an updated all-new PlayStation Vita in Japan as well as a new Vita TV streaming device. The new Vita underwent and all round improvement in terms of design and usability while the PS Vita TV seems to be aimed at competing with the up and coming media-streaming market. Apart from jamming Vita on your telly, Vita TV features Remote Play and other entertainment features. The new Vita handheld console is set to be a more casual and easier to use model than the original PS Vita. It's thinner (20%), lighter (about 15%) and more affordable. According to...

  • Oculus Rift roots for Xbox One and PS4 compatibility

    Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe stated he's open for Sony and Microsoft to adopt his virtual reality headset. Oculus Rift is popularly known for being compatible with a handful of games including Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. Iribe says that while the company's focused on developing titles compatible with PC and Android, he would love to see more such developments coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Reported by OXM, Iribe says that they "love consoles," and that "it made more sense" to target PC first because of its openness. If Microsoft and Sony are willing...

  • Missed the PS4 announcement? Here’s everything you need to know (and see)

    Sony took the wraps off its PlayStation 3 successor at E3 today. The PlayStation 4 will be priced at US$399 and will arrive in time for the holiday season. While Sony touted its media catalogue, the PlayStation 4 announcement sharply contrasted the that of its arch nemesis, the Xbox One. Instead, Sony came out guns blazing with a sharp focus on upcoming PS4 titles, indie games and its cloud-based game streaming service powered by Gaikai. Vita Jack Tretton President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America said that PlayStation Vita's catalogue had grown to 125 games and that another 85,...

  • PS4 launches November and will cost US$429 [rumour]

    Reliable sources, Kotaku has them. According to the site, Sony’s Playstation 4 will launch State-side November 2013 for US$429 and US$529, depending on internal memory size but as rumours go, this is a doozy. While pricing is still up in the air, the sources seem pretty confident about the above-mentioned prices. In fact, it’s widely expected that Sony will announce the PS4 20 February in New York. We’ll then be able to shed some light on this next-gen madness. Here’s some new facts on what we do know about the PS4 so far: It’s got a fancy-ish new controller with a...