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  • No Man’s Sky delayed until August, internet sends dev death threats

    In case you haven't heard, the PlayStation 4's biggest indie release of 2016, No Man's Sky, is delayed until August 2016. "s we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards. I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special," Hello Games founder Sean Murray explained on the PlayStation Blog. Murray was also massively apologetic, suggesting that delayed the game was "the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life." But did that stop the internet...

  • eSports on SuperSport? Here’s what Twitter thought

    On other sports channels last night, Arsenal took on Hull in an FA Cup replay, highlights of the Paris-Nice cycle tour showed off some French vineyard splendour, and SuperSport FC took on Golden Arrows in South Africa's Nedbank Cup. But what was Twitter talking about? The IEM World Championship CS: GO highlights, starring champions WeRunThisPlace and Fnatic. We've seen the topic of eSports raised on previous channels and news networks, but for the first time on SA television, we saw eSports broadcast as a sporting event on a sports network to a completely different audience, and Twitter was a-buzz. Here's what we,...

  • 5 essential free apps for #FeesMustFall demonstrators

    It's not easy fighting for what you believe in, regardless of the end goal. It's hard enough rolling out of bed in the morning on the odd occasion, but to literally take a stand for rights that you're largely entitled to can only fill onlookers with admiration. But protesting has evolved since the prehistoric days of pitchforks and torches. It has become an interactive digital social experience, often using social media to propogate ideas and organise large groups of participants. This has been demonstrated this week by the #FeesMustFall protests. With that said, there are a number of essential apps and...

  • MTN SA launches R999 Steppa Tablet

    MTN is preparing to launch its low-cost (R999) Steppa Tablet into the South African market. These cut-price tablets are not in competition with the high end devices and are not trying to be, instead it offers the consumer more options. Steppa Tablet's entry into the market at the low cost level is as important as the high end devices. Steppa Tablet follows the sell-out of the Steppa 1, its inexpensive smartphone, which was launched earlier this year. Steppa Tablet is bundled with 200MB data for 12 months. MTN says that the Steppa Tablet brings the internet to students and learners, entrepreneurs on the...

  • Sony testing new PS4 firmware and UI says twitter tipster Tidux

    The user interface of the PS4 is about to change, says the often spot-on twitter tipster Tidux. Apparently "over 100 people" are working on the plain-jane UI of the PS4, but there's no word on what exactly will be tweaked. Tidux also mentions that he's currently testing PS4 firmware, according to a later tweet. Gamepur broke the news, and is in agreement with Tidux, saying that he has a great track record when it comes to leaking industry news. @SnakePLISSK3N Over 100 people working on the UI — Tidux (@Tidux) June 17, 2014   All this testing is blowing my mind! #welcometothefuture #jit9...

  • ‘Walking Dead’ PS4 coming 17 June and ‘Watch Dogs’ details revealed

    Twitter tipster Shinobi602 is something of a game rumour legend who's today, dropping hints for upcoming console titles. While these tweets are yet to be established, Shinobi602 is a user responsible for confirming and breaking many controversial gaming stories. Let's see what he has in stock for us. The Walking Dead. PS4. June 17th http://t.co/peuSZOBTIp— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 22, 2014 The tweet links to this image: So that's the Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition coming to PS4 17 June for US$29.99. This rumour seems all but confirmed by Sony itself. GRID: Autosport leaked http://t.co/axoYVIdBg1 360/PS3/PC lol— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 22, 2014 A sequel...

  • Twitter rage over PS4’s rumoured used games DRM policy

    The crowds have spoken. The hashtag topic #PS4noDRM has recently been rocking Sony's policy-making machine on Twitter. As fans hang on every word uttered, rumored and leaked about the upcoming PlayStation 4, it's difficult for Sony to slip unpopular policies by. The #PS4noDRM or #PS4UsedGames campaign started yesterday after rumors of both Xbox One and PS4 became public. It was rumored that a DRM system was considered and as rumours go, this one was pure gasoline for twitter flame wars. Twitter users pleaded and protested with Sony, urging the company not to go down the notorious path that Microsoft was expected...

  • The Twitter-powered cuckoo clock ‘#Flock’ is a real thing

    Twitter seems to be catching some limelight this week. Following the launch of its range of #Music apps yesterday, and to put the cherry on the cake, enter the Twitter cuckoo clock #Flock. This neat little contraption is a clock like no other, entirely Twitter driven, the clock chirps at replies, retweets or new followers gained. An initiative by the social network's UK division, the clock was built in partnership with BERG, which is a London design consultancy that specialises in odd, quirky and novelty like objects. #Flock is the first product to make use of BERG's new Cloud Dev...

  • Tweedle review: Android’s hottest Twitter app

    Twitter clients on Android have been popping up like wildfire. Some of these apps operate in unique ways, most look amazing, yet there is only one I use. Tweedle for Twitter is developed by Handlerexploit and gives a minimalist alternative to a market crammed full of feature-rich clients. This doesn’t mean that Tweedle doesn’t have everything you need, and more, because it certainly does. Minimal is good Before looking at what the app provides, it’s important to establish what you need from a Twitter client. Personally, I don’t need push notifications (real-time), list management, trending lists or anything along those lines....

  • LikeBelt: NFC-enabled sharing

    The physical manifestation of social statuses is made real with what developers Deeplocal are calling, the “LikeBelt”. Being poked, in reality, can lead to bruises or perhaps a sexual assault charge. The LikeBelt, as seen in the insanely hilarious video, takes it a step further. It’s hard to describe the levels of social awkwardness the LikeBelt promotes. The NFC-enabled belt is linked to a smartphone which turns the user into a physical representation of...