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  • EA’s Battlefront 2 defence is most downvoted comment in reddit history

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has drawn the ire of the gaming community after it emerged that players had to spend a ton of in-game currency to unlock prominent heroes and villains. Criticism was levelled against the publisher, with many feeling that after spending plenty of cash on the game already, the cost of unlocking characters shouldn't have been pegged so high. EA initially responded on reddit, saying it wanted gamers to have a "sense of pride and accomplishment" when they did unlock the characters. But gamers weren't biting at all. In fact, the comment became the most-downvoted one in reddit history,...

  • Shattered Realms: a local tribute to classic brawlers

    Newly founded Cape Town studio Kopskop Games has released the alpha demo for their debut title, Shattered Realms, a title the devs describe as a "love letter to yesteryear's brawlers, with today's fighting game tech". While playing Shattered Realms, I often found myself recalling Capcom classics like Street Fighter II and Final Fight III. Think high-flying combos, perpetually increasing swarms of enemies, and gorgeous nostalgia-inducing pixel art. I also specifically mention these two games because Shattered Realms tries to nestle itself in that sweet spot between a beat 'em up and a versus fighter, and, so far, achieves it rather...

  • Watch: Unpatched Witcher 3 hits 60fps on Xbox One X

    We've already seen a PS4 Pro patch for The Witcher 3, bringing a host of improvements to the table. The Xbox One X patch is still in the works, but if you pop the disc in your new console, you should notice a leap to 60fps. The Witcher 3 features an unlocked framerate, generally hovering at 20-40fps on standard Xbox One, Eurogamer noted in its initial technical breakdown. Now, NX Gamer has used an unpatched physical copy on Xbox One X, resulting in a framerate that stands at 60fps. It's worth noting that the game still runs at 1600x900 of course,...

  • Volantia Q&A: we delve into this local Humble Bundle title

    You don't see a game debuting on the Humble Bundle very often, but Volantia: Kingdom in the Sky is one such title. Aside from being a locally produced title achieving prominence, the title also stands out thanks to its quirky concept. The title, by Tangled Mess Games, is a far cry from the usual action fare, being a kingdom and resource management game taking place in the sky. We conducted an email Q&A with the studio's Marc Luck to find out more. Gearburn: How did the idea for Volantia come about? Marc Luck (ML): Well, we had the initial idea during a brunch meeting...

  • Your October gaming news roundup

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we've managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of October 2017. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Epic Games sues Fortnite Cheaters Earlier this month Epic Games sued two cheaters in Fortnite's recently-released battle royale mode. The...

  • PUBG gets Xbox One release date, just before end of year

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has undoubtedly been the smash hit of 2017, offering a battle royale formula that's become a phenomenon. We already knew that the game was coming to Xbox One, but what about a release date? "Xbox fans, we know you've been waiting and we're so excited to finally be able to say it -- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One as a console launch exclusive through the Xbox Game Preview programme on December 12, 2017!" read a post by the developer on Major Nelson's website. The developer added that it was on track to launch version 1.0 of the PC...

  • Watch: all the PSVR trailers from Paris Games Week

    We've already covered some of the big-hitting PS4 titles coming out of Paris Games Week, but what about PSVR? Well, the headset needn't gather dust for much longer, as we saw quite a few PSVR titles being announced or shown off. Check them out below.

  • Watch: all the new PlayStation reveals from Paris Games Week

    Paris Games Week has kicked off and, while it's not as massive as E3 and the like, it still plays host to some noteworthy reveals and trailers. Sony used the event to reveal a few new games, such as Spelunky 2 (coming first to PlayStation and PC) and Ghost of Tsushima. Check them out below.

  • Watch: how is Hitler censored in German version of Wolfenstein 2?

    Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is finally out worldwide, bringing Nazi-killing action to gamers everywhere. And that includes Germany too. Of course, true to German law, the game is censored on account of the whole Nazism thing. But how exactly do the developers censor Adolf Hitler? Check out the clip below, courtesy of Censored Gaming (skip to 2:15 for the German version of the cut-scene).

  • Animal Crossing and Sheltered: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Another week, another look at the world of mobile games. And we've got a few noteworthy titles in our roundup. Highlights include a South African title and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (sort of). Check out all five picks below. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (free - Android, iOS) It's officially available in Australia only (a wider release is set for November), but enterprising gamers can unofficially try out the first Animal Crossing game on...