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  • 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...

  • 1080p TV owners get a boost with new PS4 Pro firmware

    The Xbox One X has technically been the better console for gamers still using 1080p TV sets, as gamers still get better performance and improved visual effects on their old TVs. The same couldn't be said for the PS4 Pro, as the console was pretty much a bog-standard PS4 if you were using a full HD TV (with the exception of boost mode for unpatched PS4 titles). Now, Sony has stepped up to the plate with its latest 5.50 system software, launching in beta this week. "PS4 Pro users taking part in the beta will see a new 'supersampling mode' under...

  • Hacked PS4s can now run PS2 ISOs

    The PS4 was recently hacked, allowing for a variety of homebrew software and, almost inevitably, the ability to run pirated games. But who expected PS2 ISOs to run on the PS4? Well, it's happening. According to a Wololo report, developer CFWProphet released a "free-ps2-pub-gen" tool which essentially taps into Sony's PS2 emulation software for classic games on the PS4. Of course, Sony's emulator isn't meant to be used in this fashion, as the company only uses it for a select few classics on the PS Store. But games that haven't been brought to the Store are indeed running anyway, albeit with various...

  • Nintendo Switch hits 10m units sold, closing in on Wii U

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed a fantastic launch year thus far, being the most popular console in the USA for several months running. Then there were the games, offering everything from Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey to Golf Story and Doom. It's hard to argue that the console isn't the hottest thing in gaming. And this week, Nintendo announced that the console has hit the 10 million unit sales mark, crossing the line after less than a year on the shelves. Thanks to you, #NintendoSwitch has sold 10 million units worldwide in 9 months! Here’s to an amazing 2018!...

  • Got a 1080p TV? 4 reasons to get Xbox One X anyway

    4K displays are seeing much more demand owing to the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. But what if you've only got a full HD TV? Fear not though, because the Xbox One X brings a few features that 1080p TV owners can appreciate as well. Supersampling Microsoft has already said that the Xbox One X will produce better results on a full HD TV, via the miracle of supersampling. This technique sees the console rendering an Xbox One X game internally at a higher resolution and then outputting it to the full HD screen for a sharper image nonetheless. But does this...

  • Will SA retailers have enough Nintendo Switch stock for holidays?

    More than half a year after its release and the Nintendo Switch is still enjoying chart-topping sales around the world. The hybrid console has also seen a steady stream of quality games and third-party goods. Now, with the holiday season around the corner, it got us wondering about possible Switch shortages in the country for the Christmas rush. "It's our must-have for gamers (and non-gamers alike!) this season; we will have limited stock at the current price, but there should be sufficient stock in South Africa for festive ," said Takealot marketing representative Lucie Bartlett in an emailed response to...

  • Nintendo Switch gets huge update: here are all features

    If there's one major criticism of the Nintendo Switch, it's that the operating system is just too basic for modern tastes. Sure, it's fast, but there are loads of missing features that modern gamers take for granted. Now, the company has released the 4.0 update for the hybrid console, bringing a smorgasbord of major features to the table. Probably the most important feature is the ability to transfer user and save data to another Switch (system settings>users>transfer your user and save data). It's unclear exactly how this works, but here's hoping that we get cloud storage down the line as well....

  • Xbox One X now available to preorder in South Africa

    South Africans won't have to endure a long wait to get their hands on the Xbox One X, as Microsoft plans to bring the console to the country in December. Now, the likes of Raru and Takealot have started taking preorders for the new console, with both noting that there's "very limited stock" available. "The Xbox One X 1TB Console release date is set for 22 December 2017 but is of course subject to change," reads an excerpt of Raru's preorder page. The 22 December date is corroborated by Takealot's preorder page, also adding that the preorder price (R7499) is down from...

  • Xbox One X gets SA price, ‘early December’ launch

    Microsoft South Africa has finally confirmed local pricing and launch details for the Xbox One X. "The console is expected to go on sale through local retailers in early December, for a limited pre-order price of R7499. Pre order date will be announced over the next few weeks," the company wrote in an emailed press statement. In other words, the price tag used by Microsoft South Africa at E3 2017 is indeed correct. "We are excited to give South African gamers a chance to experience true 4K gaming, enabling environments and characters to become more realistic than ever, with more detail and...