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All posts tagged "South Africa"

  • iStore offering up to R5000 off when trading in older iPhone for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

    Local Apple reseller iStore has announced a guaranteed cash back for iPhone owners. iStore says iPhone owners (as part of a new upgrade, contract renewal or cash purchase at any iStore) are guaranteed cash back of up to R5000 when they trade their current iPhone for a new one. For a cash purchase, the value will be discounted from the price of the new iPhone. And thus commence, two months before the new iPhone arrives in South Africa, the game of wait Apple has perfected so well. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that was launched yesterday evening will...

  • Xbox One finally coming to SA and 25 other markets in September

    Fashionably late or worth the wait? The console hailed as becoming Microsoft’s most successful to date has just been confirmed for 26 markets across the globe including South Africa. The Xbox One was first launched in the US, UK and a handful of other markets November last year. Xbox fans from the “rest of the world” were pretty bleak though as they were left in the dark of when the next-gen console will be launching in their regions. The Xbox One has proved to be exceptionally popular, especially since the recent launch of the fast-paced mech warrior shooter Titanfall...

  • ‘Titanfall’ won’t launch in South Africa: here’s why

    Titanfall is without a doubt, the most exciting online shooter of the next-gen consoles. Killzone: Shadowfall was generic nonsense while Call of Duty: Ghosts was simply an upscaled port. While Titanfall will soon see a release around the world, South Africa won’t be joining in on the mech-related shooting. Why? Here’s what EA says regarding Titanfall‘s South Africa release: This is only half the story though, because despite South Africa’s reputation for having “terrible” internet (out of 188 countries, we’re number 129 and on average internet speeds are 4.88Mbps says Netindex stats), online gaming is a common occurrence, with the PS4...

  • PS4 officially launches in SA today: here’s all you need to know

    Update: Ster Kinekor has announced that all PS4’s in South Africa have sold out, in under 24-hours no less. PlayStation 4 officially launches in South Africa today for R6300, says SA-based cinema company Ster Kinekor. Since the official launch in the US 15 November, Sony’s next-gen console has broken sales records across the globe and is being hailed by gaming critics as being a console built for gamers and inspired by developers. At the beginning of this month, Sony announced that the console has “broke the record” by selling more than 2.1-million PS4 consoles sold since launch. Sony’s next-gen console will be...

  • iPhone 5S, 5C arrives in South Africa, Brazil and others 15 November [rumour]

    It’s now widely understood that Apple will launch its two new iPhones, the 5S and 5C, into territories such as South Africa, Qatar and Brazil on 15 November, said Appadvice (Apple is yet to confirm). The site sources its information from an internal email which states that telecoms Sprint and Global will allow customers in the Philippines to “register their interest” for a 5C or 5S for the expected launch date. Here’s the full list of countries where the new iPhones are expected to appear: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan,...

  • iTunes games now officially available for South Africa… finally

    Apple has started rolling out games for iTunes South Africa. Yup, it’s about time. As a company spokesperson told MyBroadband yesterday, the roll-out is officially underway. The pricing of most games is also well thought out. Angry Birds, for instance, costs R8.00 via South African iTunes. That’s a few rand cheaper than if you got it through the US or UK iTunes. Score! Some users experienced errors when trying to access the “Games” section, although the link seems to be working fine now. Initially certain users weren’t directed to the local store when searching for titles on their devices. It will...

  • SA exclusive mobile shooter ‘Fleet of One’ blasts its way onto iOS, Android

    Fleet of One, the South African-developed game for iOS and Android is now available for Apple’s iDevices and will be “released soon” for Google’s mighty mobile OS. Developed by Polymorph, Fleet of One is the hard-as-nails lovechild of Space Invaders and Galaga, two arcade-style shooters with little room for error. The enemies show up in waves on the top half of the screen and your five cannons (each one outfitted with a shield) are tasked with annihilating the colourful alien menace. Colin Payen, creative director at Polymorph along with Herman Lintvelt, director and founder, built and designed Fleet of One to recreate...

  • Netsurfer Dual Tablet review: thrifty Android goodness

    Change is a constant in the gadget world. Devices get larger and thinner, operating system become more user-friendly and our wallets become just a little lighter ever year. It’s the low-cost, high-concept gadgets that pique our interests the most though, like the new Netsurfer Dual Tablet from South African-based FutureMobileTechnology (FMT). For just under R2 000 (US$200), the Dual represents value for money in a lean 7-inch tablet that packs a lot of muscle under its belt. It’s not the fastest tablet ever made, or the best looking device you’ll ever see, but it’s inexpensive, has a decent screen and...

  • iPhone 5 set to hit SA, China, UAE and others 14 December

    Behold, it beckons to thee Here’s the news the rest of the world was waiting for: Apple’s iPhone 5 will launch (again) globally from 14 December. We’ve listed the countries that are lucky enough to get Apple’s super-slim and ultra-sexy iPhone 5, below. December 14 Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. December 21 Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger,...

  • Meet SA’s most-played games and downloadable titles [Report]

    According to MWEB, a South African ISP, gaming has “quietly mushroomed” under gamers feet. Its first ever gaming report tells us what the top online games are, and which digital downloads both globally and internationally are making its mark on the South African gaming scene. And its games in the top spots below that have pushed the online gaming industry in South Africa to R1.29-billion. An African tale The first statistics come from digital download platform GamersGate, based in Scandinavia, with MWEB having a local mirror of the content server in South Africa. GamersGate is as local as Steam, as MWEB hosts two...