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All posts tagged "Video"

  • New Far Cry 4 story trailer proves that we’re born to be wild

    Far Cry 4 launches fairly soon, 18 November to be accurate. And the best way to get hyped up about any game has to be through an official launch trailer. From what’s happening here, we can see that Far Cry 4 is going to be a heck of a lot more epic than the previous entry in the series. The trailer quickly shows us hero Ajay Ghale who’s come back home to Kryat to scatter his mother’s ashes. The problem though, is that Ajay’s old hometown has now been overtaken by a despotic dictator, King Pagan Min. This trailer is fairly...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 review [video]

    One of the best Android phones, or smartphones of the year is the Sony Xperia Z2 and we’ve got an in-depth review of it. From its all-metal frame to a fantastic camera, the Xperia Z2 is the sort of Android phone everyone loves to use and we have an exclusive review of it. GearTV is a weekly show that features gadget and game reviews, tips, how-to’s and anything useful that we think can help you improve your connected life. It’s a show we’ve designed for you, our readers, so if there are any specific requests you have — such as...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 unboxing [Video]

    Samsung’s recently launched the Galaxy S5 and its follow-up smartwatch, the Gear 2. Want to know what these tasty gadgets look like? Then you’re in luck as Editor Steven Norris digs into the fully-recycled packaging to see what’s inside. As usual, Samsung’s managed to cram as much as possible into its boxed products. But can the internals of the Gear 2 and S5 match the simplicity of Apple’s packaging? Let’s take a look inside.

  • Latest Destiny videos echo Halo’s legacy of fun

    Another Destiny embargo has just been dropped by Bungie which means new footage, screens and information from the Halo makers upcoming online multiplayer shooter. Bungie reveals information about its multiplayer hub named the “Tower”, social space, the smartphone companion app and a whole lot more. An all-new Destiny interview Bungie calls the Tower a “non-combat space” where “friends can go to show off their new armour and peacock.” Apparently players will be able to interact with the various factions, roam the city and grab missions from Communication Spikes. The company also outlines its Companion app, smartphone software which tells users when friends...

  • Exclusive: we review Android KitKats [video]

    Android KitKat is going to be the sweetest, tastiest mobile OS from Google yet. After months of slaving away in the coding kitchen and feeding ideas with rumours and speculations, KitKat is here. We had the opportunity to get our hands on an actual KitKat device and we’re pleased to say that it more than lives up to expectations. Like every delicious device though, KitKat has its limitations. But if you bite into it hard enough, you’ll discover that there’s more to KitKat then just a thin layer of sugary interface. Inside is hard, crunchy goodness that delivers. Prepare yourself for...

  • Exclusive: we interview ‘Snailboy’ creators Thoopid

    Cape Town-based mobile gaming developers Thoopid are onto something special with Snailboy. Clearly there’s heart and passion behind the project and in this exclusive video, we’ve interviewed two of the brainy snail-lovers behind Snailboy. Snailboy is a charming little platform/puzzle game with an interesting control scheme and incredible graphics. Truly, the work put behind the presentation of Snailboy is something else. We interviewed Rw Liebenberg and Luqman Achmat, the creative geniuses who, alongside their equally talented team, spun Snailboy into life in under a year. This is their story.

  • Sony Xperia V review: glass half empty

    We weren’t happy with the Sony Xperia V. Matter of fact, Gearburn editor Steven Norris was outright hostile towards it, but we gave him some of his special elixir and he calmed down, a little. Sony’s Xperia V is a confusing mess of a device. It’s not the worst-designed phone in the world, but it has some really silly aesthetic issues. It’s also pretty nippy, but what’s the point of all that speed if the phone crashes on a daily basis? And why for the love of god is there that awful lip on the bottom of the V? All this...

  • Gadget review: Samsung Galaxy S4 [video]

    The Galaxy S4 is a hard phone to like, but that’s exactly what Gearburn editor Steven Norris did. With great power, comes greater mobile phones and sadly Samsung seems to be unable to harness this great technology. What do you do with an insanely fast CPU and an incredible screen? Samsung seems to think that you need to cram it into the cheapest-looking case of all time. Here’s what we loved about the S4: we loved the screen, dug the speed and even liked a few of the backed-in apps. What we didn’t like was pretty much everything else, such...

  • Acer Iconia W510 unboxing

    The Acer Iconia W510 is two parts of a juicy whole. The screen is sharp, the tech specs are decent and the price is just right for a product that is easily worth US$800. In reality, it costs US$650 and it’s worth every cent of that. You’re essentially getting two devices in one: a great Windows 8 tablet and a laptop when docked into the very responsive keyboard. This is just an unboxing of the Iconia W510, but our review went live a few weeks back. We loved it and said that it’s one of the best hybrid laptops you...

  • ‘Dark Souls 2’ assaults the senses with 12-minute gameplay video

    Dark Souls 2 is coming, you should be very frightened. Released earlier this week were a smorgasbord of screenshots, a new trailer and this, a 12-minute long video of actual gameplay. For those who played and tried to finish Dark Souls, the video alone should set your heart racing. First, the trailer: I’m ready to die again, endlessly Time for the main course. Here’s the twelve-minute long play-through of Dark Souls 2, with FromSoftware director Yui Tanimura narrating. It’s an unbelievable video for fans, and it’s exactly what we wanted. We break down the video after the show: Twelve epic minutes...