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  • E3 2016 is torn a new one by this hilarious, scathing video review

    Perhaps we're bucking the trend a bit, but we quite liked E3 2016. Apart from EA's conference, the others were laden with gameplay footage from some great looking games. Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Steep, and the new Legend of Zelda were just four from a great few, but not everyone feels this way. YouTuber Kilian Experience is one of them. Slating this year's E3 as "shit", he runs through each conference and highlights the underlying hilarity of each. "Another Year another E3," he notes on his video description. "I thought E3 2016 was bad. Not a lot of new games...

  • PlayStation 4 Neo vs Xbox Project Scorpio: which is more powerful?

    It's no secret that the current PlayStation 4 enjoys a notable performance advantage over the Xbox One, but Microsoft is looking to hit back with its Xbox Project Scorpio. The new console, announced at E3 2016, is due for a 2017 release and Microsoft claims it will be the most powerful console available at launch. The company also revealed that the Scorpio would have an octa-core processor, 320GB/s of memory bandwidth and graphics hardware that tops out at six-teraflops of power. By comparison, leaked PlayStation 4 Neo specs peg the upcoming Sony console with an upclocked octa-core processor, 176GB/s of memory bandwidth...

  • Nostalgia, vikings and facial hair: what I loved about E3 2016

    Once again we have been treated to another E3, and as always it feels even more spectacular than the one before. But each year brings with it its own special moments and 2016 was no exception. In this list I will be going through some of my favourite moments of this year. For those who aren’t familiar with the expo, here’s a brief description for some context. E3, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is a colossal annual video game expo held in Los Angeles and hosted by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association). What sets it apart from other well-known...

  • Microsoft Xbox won E3 2016 according to social media numbers

    E3 is an event that means a lot of things to a lot of people. It's like the World Cup for games but with less diving and fake injuries. Even so, tensions between, during, and after conferences rise on the floor, between friends, and more importantly on social media. According to social media monitor BrandWatch's new research, it seems that the answer to the age old question "who won E3 this year?" deserves the reply of "Microsoft". "We tracked social media’s reaction to E3 2016, including social round-ups of each major conference and commentary throughout," the company's Gemma Joyce explained on its blog, and...

  • E3 2016 live blog: the big news recapped

    Welcome to our E3 2016 live blog, a place where Gearburn staff will keep you up to date with all the happenings from Los Angeles', and the world's biggest gaming convention. This year, the usual suspects of Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony and Bethesda will be setting the stage alight with announcements of new games, projects and (likely) some new hardware too. And although the expo officially kicks off on Monday, the usual Sunday day-zero mayhem will ensue. But would we have it any other way? For the complete live stream roundup, have a look at our E3 2016 portal here, or...

  • Sony PlayStation E3 2016 recap: here’s what you missed

    Unlike Microsoft, Sony didn't want to make the centre of its conference its hardware. Instead, the company spent a good portion of its 75-minute do on stage showing gameplay demos. And on that note, let's get right into the conference in our game-by-game breakdown. God of War 4 Orchestral opening followed by (a chap who seems to be) Kratos. Seriously Sony? What an opening. Who knew Kratos had a sensitive side? In a good 10-minute gameplay demo of Sony's new God of War title, the big oaf has a son of his own who isn't quite ready to begin killing things. In a...

  • How can Sony PlayStation beat Microsoft Xbox at E3 2016? (and vice-versa)

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. We're on the eve of the world's biggest gaming expo and the stakes are as high as ever between Sony and Microsoft. Sony is in rude health thanks to record-breaking PS4 numbers, but we wonder what kind of impact the expected PS4 NEO would have on sales. Then again, Sony has revealed the console will miss E3. Meanwhile, Microsoft isn't doing too badly when judged on its own merit, but it's taking a beating at the cash registers compared to the PS4. So it definitely needs a PR coup to put momentum on its side. A solid...

  • E3 2016: What will Sony be showing off at the conference?

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) might not have as much starpower and new hardware as previous years, but it still promises to be a barnstormer of note. This is in no small part due to several leaks surrounding the big three, including Sony themselves. What can we expect from this year's edition of E3 then? PS4 Neo? Thanks to Giant Bomb's massive initial story and a confirmation today by Andrew House, we already know that Sony is beavering away at an upgraded PS4 console. However, the Sony exec has revealed...

  • Playstation 4 Neo is very real, Sony’s Andrew House confirms

    Sony's Andrew House today confirmed what console gamers across the world has been hoping is true for the past few months: the PlayStation 4 Neo is a very real thing. Dubbed a "high-end PS4", the company's president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment noted that the console will not replace, but accompany the PlayStation 4 in its console lineup. "It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," claims House, speaking to The Financial Times (via NeoGAF). "We will be selling both through the life cycle." Related: New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO That's some pretty huge news, especially...

  • R3999 Sony Xperia E5 launches in South Africa in August

    Did you know that Sony still sells smartphones? If not, you'd be forgiven. The last mobile it launched was back at IFA 2015 in the form of the Sony Xperia Z5 series. But the company's now offering a more cost-efficient mobile to South Africa. The Android Marshmallow-based Sony Xperia E5 is the basement dweller in the company's lineup, but that basement has swelled alarmingly to the R4000 mark. The phone, according to Sony Mobile's Tsutomu Sato, is a "no-compromise approach to smartphone capability at this section of the market". That's a big claim, especially since the lower mid-range market is a hellish...