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All posts by Ronan Steyn

Ronan Steyn
Ronan Steyn is one of the most serious gamers you will ever meet. With the ability to socialize equally well with a room of hardcore gamers or softcore gamers alike, he eats adaptation for breakfast. As a child he knew he would somehow make gaming his job, his mom didn't agree. With the poor quality of writing in the gaming world, and an over inflated sense of narrative understanding, Ronan plans to change the game so to speak. With an English Literature and Screenwriting background, he feels he is getting closer to having the skills to do just this. Now if only his mother would answer his calls.
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 review: a neat but flawed lens

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 looks and sounds like something 007 might get in the next James Bond movie. However, the camera-in-a-lens might get Bond into some trouble, because what the device has in looks and design can not make up for some cumbersome performance issues. While Sony should be applauded for trying something new to bolster point-and-shoot camera sales, the device is unfortunately, found wanting. The QX10 is officially called a "lens-sensor module" by Sony -- an all-in-one camera in the form of a zoom lens. It literally has everything a standard camera has: its own sensor, processor, battery, and SD-slot....

  • The Last of Us Remastered coming to PS4 at 1080p, bundles Left Behind DLC

    We can't say that we're surprised, just excited. Naughty Dog has officially confirmed that its smash survival-horror hit, The Last of Us, will be coming to PS4 in a Remastered package sporting a mouth-watering 1080p resolution. The higher resolution in The Last of Us Remastered means that everything from character models to lighting, textures and effects will be improved -- the proof? Watch the Announce Trailer below which showcases a few seconds from the game in 1080 glory (minor spoilers). It's gorgeous to say the least. Naughty Dog knows that it couldn't just improve the graphics, slap on a new price...

  • FTL: Advanced Edition, iPad version get new ships, weapons, events and more

    FTL:Faster Than Light, the incredibly popular desktop space simulator is finally getting the mobile version it deserves, launching on iPad on April 3. The FTL iPad version marks the addition of a bunch of new content to whet the appetite of existing fans and, hopefully for developer Subset Games, appeal to newcomers of the game. New content for the highly addictive game means everything will get a boost from new weapons to drones and augments, from extra enemies to new systems to play with too. Perhaps most exciting is the new events, which have been written by Chris Avellone, of Planescape:...

  • ‘Dark Souls 2’ bolstered by voice-actor Peter Serafinowicz

    You may recognise Peter Serafinowicz from cult TV shows Spaced, Black Books or films like Shaun of the Dead. Known for his deep, full-bodied, dare I say voluptuous, voice, the British Serafinowicz will play the role of the treasure hunter Mild-mannered Pate, an NPC, in the upcoming open-world RPG Dark Souls 2. Serafinowicz, whose voice's power can probably be best experienced during these scenes from Black Books, is no stranger to voice-over acting. He's had voice roles in South Park, American Dad!, Archer as well as the games Lego City Undercover and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. According to Namco Bandai, the...

  • New Ouya costs US$129, available now with 16GB storage, ‘refined’ controller

    The Ouya gaming console, which all began with a Kickstarter project back in August 2012, has a new version out now that notably doubles the storage space, promises to have an improved controller, and costs US$30 dollars more than the original version. Thanks to Kotaku, we now know that this US$129 Ouya is available with the following improvements: 16GB storage up from 8GB Latest firmware Boosted Wi-Fi A "refined" controller The most exciting aspect of the new version is the "refined" controller, as many notable publications and tons of users expressed dissatisfaction with the initial controller. On Engadget alone the original controller received a 5.8...

  • Pocket Cricket beta review: the best cricket game available right now

    Cricket is a nuanced game that ebbs and flows between two evenly matched teams (hopefully) as a game goes on. It's a game about individual battles -- batsman vs. bowler, captain vs. captain -- just as much as it is a game about two teams battling until the last run is scored, or last wicket is taken. It's a game loved in parts of the English-speaking world (read: England and its colonies), and lovingly misunderstood in others (read: America). It's a game that's revered like a religion in places like India, and is a part of the national culture in...

  • New Broken Age trailer accompanies game debut

    The first act of Double Fine's Broken Age is out for Kickstarter backers in beta form with its public release on the horizon set for 28 January. While backers finally get to play their fill of Tim Schafer-point-and-click-goodness -- the first from the king himself to be released in 20 years -- the rest of us still got a teaser in the form of a delectable new trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuCErygUS_g Previously we had been exposed to the world of one of the two protagonists of Broken Age: Shay, voiced by none other than Elijah Wood, but this time we get a taste...

  • Next Galaxy Gear ‘an evolution’, S5 could have iris-scanning to rival TouchID

    The release of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch was underwhelming to say the least, but that's not stopping the company from hedging its bets on the growing smartwatch market, and releasing a new Galaxy Gear as soon as April this year, along with the Galaxy S5. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Samsung revealed some alluring details for the upcoming devices. The new Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be an "evolution" of the current offering according to Samsung executive vice president of mobile business, Lee Young Hee: “When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced...

  • Gearburn’s top 10 Games of 2013

    We say this about almost every year, but 2013 has been a great year for games, no really. With the launch of the next generation of consoles (thanks Sony and Microsoft) and the current-gen publishing some of its finest games, 2013 has had something for everyone... I mean even PC gamers got some DOTA 2 action. Let's take a look at ten games that really caught our attention this year, and achieved the most coveted of mantles: the Gearburn top ten games of the year. 1. The Last of Us (PS3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQpdSVF_k_w It's hard to get the experience of playing Naughty Dog's The...

  • Steam Machine beta unboxed, torn down

    The time has finally come. At the start of this weekend, Valve shipped out 300 units of its much anticipated gaming console -- Steam Machine (beta version) -- to developers to give them a taste of the hottest beta of the year. Luckily for us, those 300 developers have been busy: testing, unboxing, tearing down, and of course, playing. Even luckier for us those 300 developers have filmed their antics as reported by BGR, and we've compiled a collection of videos showcasing the Steam Machine (beta) in all its glory. So let's see what we've got. The box, which was wooden for some...