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  • Ditch the controller: Xbox One is getting keyboard and mouse support

    Microsoft has teamed up with Razer to provide wireless keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One for a select group of Insiders. This means that soon you will be able to play supported games using a keyboard and mouse on the console. While Microsoft says gaming developers can decide if they wish to make their games compatible for this control option, one game is already set to test the new feature through the Xbox Insider programme. "Warframe will be one of the first titles testing mouse and keyboard input when the feature arrives to Insider in the coming weeks," confirmed Microsoft in...

  • Sony’s reviving the PlayStation Classic just in time for Christmas

    Sony has revealed its latest upcoming console, a new version of the original PlayStation. The console is an exact replica of the 1994 PlayStation, but is 45% smaller, according to the company. What does that mean? It’s a miniature, and very cute PlayStation. The PlayStation Classic, is it will be called, will come with 20 preloaded games, the "best titles from a game-changing era". Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 and Jumping Flash! have been confirmed thus far. The console also comes with two full-sized replica controllers that plug into the console. There are two “virtual” memory cards for storage...

  • Here’s what a membership to Nintendo Switch Online will get you

    Another Nintendo Direct took place on Thursday, revealing all the games and features coming to Nintendo devices over the course of the next year. The spotlight however, was on Nintendo Switch and its upcoming online service. In a fun little trailer, Nintendo revealed five features for those who purchase a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Play Switch games online Naturally, Switch Online gives you the opportunity to play games with your friends from around the world. You’ll also be able to “compete against players the world over” and team up with friends. Play NES games with friends online NES games, the Nintendo Classics from the 80s,...

  • FIFA 19 PS4 bundle coming to South Africa in September

    Gamers who can't get their hands on the limited edition PS4 Pro bundle, can look forward to another hitting South Africa soon. The FIFA 19 bundle will come with the game -- fit with cover star Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus strip -- a 1TB PS4 console, and a DualShock 4 controller. The bundle will also include a voucher to unlock digital addons for the game, including three FIFA Ultimate Team ICON players on a five-match loan, and one FIFA Ultimate Team Rare Players Pack. As for the price? You'll need to fork out a cent short of R6000 to own one. The bundle...

  • There’s a new limited edition PlayStation 4 coming soon

    Sony will release a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro later this month to celebrate the sale of over 500-million systems worldwide. The console itself is a translucent dark blue and features a copper plate with limited edition serial number on the front. “As translucent colours are always a fan-favourite, this is a great opportunity to bring this colour to the PlayStation 4 Pro system as a ‘thank you’ to our fans”, said Sony in its official release. The Limited Edition PS4 Pro also comes with a 2TB hard drive, DualShock 4 wireless controller -- in the same dark blue -- and a...

  • Nintendo has sold more than 19m Switch consoles to date

    Nintendo has sold more than 19-million Switch consoles to date, this according to the Japanese company's Q2 2018 earnings report. "For Nintendo Switch, hardware sales in every region have been trending upwards since the video game expo, E3, was held in the US in June," the company writes in its report. It has now sold more than six-million more units than the Nintendo Wii U, and less than 20-million short of the failed console's total software sales. Speaking of which just under 87-million software units were sold for the Nintendo Switch as of the end of Q2 2018. As for its top selling...

  • Microsoft’s building a new Xbox called ‘Scarlett Cloud’ – report

    The next Xbox could arrive as early as 2020, but its set to be unlike anything the company has built before. A report by Microsoft enthusiast site Thurrott suggests that the company's currently developing two consoles, but it's the game-streaming service codenamed Scarlett Cloud that's causing the biggest buzz online. The console will be "low-powered" but it won't require discs to play games. Instead, it's the console's purported streaming wizardry that's most intriguing. Scarlett Cloud will run two instances of the game simultaneously: one on the Microsoft servers, and another on the local console itself. The will then stitch the two instances...

  • Xbox One S FIFA World Cup bundle now R3999

    You can now purchase a new Xbox One S bundle for R3999, thanks to Prima Interactive and the FIFA World Cup, set to take place in Russia in two weeks. The console's chief importer has dropped the price of the Xbox One S by R1500, and added a few little extras. The bundle includes the 1TB version of the console, a copy of FIFA 18 (because, World Cup), and an extra wireless controller. The deal will be valid until 8 June 2018. Notably, purchasers will also be eligible to download FIFA 18's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia expansion from 29 May. "This expansion...

  • 5 new games for ancient consoles

    From the NES to the Amstrad CPC, all around the world there are mad programmers still busy developing and releasing brand-new games for bygone consoles. This list explores some of our top picks and why they are titles that could be worth your time. Lizard (NES) Lizard is a brand new game created for PC and, more significantly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), a once-popular console that has been discontinued for more than two decades. Developed by one-man indie team Brad Smith, this 2D platformer sets you loose in a quirky but dangerous 8-bit world which you explore, in true Nintendo...

  • Nintendo Switch Linux port delivers web browser, more

    We saw major progress being made on Linux for the Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago, and now, the team behind the hack has made even more progress. The Fail0verflow team has posted a video on Twitter (spotted by Wololo), showing Linux running with touchscreen and 3D support. Heck, the video even shows the Chromium web browser up and running on the Nintendo console. Code execution is all the rage these days, but can your Switch do *this*? ;-) #switchnix pic.twitter.com/NMnBq61tOM — fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) February 17, 2018 The team had earlier claimed that this method of enabling homebrew support can't be patched in currently released Switch...