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Games

  • 5 beautiful non-violent video games for PC and console

    In anticipation of next month's World Peace Day, we’ve rounded up some of the best non-violent games around. So if you’re tired of all the digital bloodshed and pixelated conflict this list will be sure to guide you to your next stress-free gaming adventure. Flower Flower is one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in gaming. Where most games constantly demand from you and punish you when you don’t adhere to their strict objectives, this unconventional title simply allows you to just be. Flower places you in the serene dream of a flower where you become a single petal floating through...

  • Everything you need to know about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    The eleventh major release in the Assassin’s Creed series is coming this October in the form of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Set in the time of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, the game follows the conflict between Athens and Sparta with its own fictional flair. If you’ve been a fan of the series since the beginning, you’ll know that Assassin’s Creed is famous for its action-role playing in ancient history based on real life legends and myth. Though many say the trope is becoming monotonous since the original story line, this new installment follows the same traditional themes. Developer Ubisoft still seem determined...

  • Watch: Could Fragi possibly build an Earthshatter any quicker?

    A talented Finland team booked its place alongside a rampant South Korea at the Overwatch World Cup finals at this weekend's first qualifying round, but they did so in incredible style. Although they narrowly lost to their Asian rivals in a zinger of a match, they practically stamped all over Chinese Taipei in an exhibition of intelligent and extremely aggressive Reinhart play. Speaking of which, Joona "Fragi" Laine took up his signature role for Finland, wielding the angry hammer-swinging German. But his highlight came just 17 seconds into the match. Opening on Nepal's Village, and some 12 seconds before the Control Point...

  • HMD Global relaunches Nokia’s ‘Snake’ for Facebook

    Remember the game Snake that came built-in on all Nokias once upon a time? It was exciting, addictive and challenging. Now HMD Global, the Finnish company that now houses the Nokia brand, has released a reinvention of the classic 90s game in augmented reality (AR) form, called Snake Mask and Snake Real World. But its not the AR you’re thinking of, rather it is a Facebook camera filter effect that turns you into a snake. You play the game by accessing your Facebook camera, finding the filter and then interacting with your real world environment... as a snake. The game was first announced...

  • Fortnite on Android: good luck sideloading if you don’t have a Note 9

    Reports last week suggested that Epic Games' smash battle royale game Fortnite for Android will launch exclusively with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This week, XDA Developers has unearthed a healthy lump of evidence to support that theory. According to a new report, an APK of the game's installer found on APK Mirror reportedly screens the device its running on before it downloads the files needed to run the actual game. It scans the device's hardware as well as the model code and manufacturer of the device. XDA discovered that the Google Pixel 2 XL and the Essential Phone were not...

  • EGE 2018: 4 proudly South African platformer games showcased

    July's EGE 2018 (Electronic Gaming Expo) was the fourth iteration of the event to grace the Mother City and took over Cape Town’s CTICC. Bustling within its confines was a plethora of attendees snaking their way through the large selection of stalls and stands peddling their various geek-related wares. But of all the bells and whistles vying for my attention, it was the selection of homebrewed games that really tickled my fancy. It was also rather disappointing to see so few featured and I truly hope to see more of our local games present in the future. With that being said...

  • The gaming news you missed in July 2018

    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 July 2018. 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. Guild Wars dev fired by ArenaNet Earlier this month ArenaNet, the development studio behind Guild Wars 2, fired two of its...

  • You can now play Overwatch’s Hammond on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

    Hammond is now live on Overwatch's stable build. After hitting the public test realm earlier this month, Wrecking Ball (as he's officially known) is now available to play on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Sporting 600HP and a kit that screams "dive tank", Hammond isn't yet available on the game's competitive tiers but should make for entertaining scraps in quick play. "He’s equipped with tools of both destruction and strategy, including automatic-firing Quad Cannons to take down foes from a distance, a Minefield for setting traps or lighting up a pre-existing battle, and an adaptive shield generator to provide more protection from...

  • Fornite heading to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as timed exclusive

    If you want to be among the first to play Fornite on Android, you might have to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, according to reports. 9to5Google suggests that the phone, which is due to launch next month, will be the exclusive carrier of Fortnite on Android for at least 30 days after its launch. After this, the game will be available for other Android devices. Furthermore, continuing Samsung's love of launching their devices with big-name player in attendance, XDA Developers reports that pro-gamer Ninja may be in attendance at the launch event. Samsung has confirmed none of this to the publications, but...

  • Fallout Miami gets its first official trailer

    The Fallout 4 mod community is still going strong, this even as the latest game in the franchise is just a few months away. The latest candidate is Fallout Miami. A stark departure to the survival-heavy Frost, Miami brings the feel of Fallout 4 to the southeastern American city. While the mod is still deep in development with no signs of release, the team behind it released its first official trailer on Tuesday. Styled in a similar vein to Bethesda's official game trailers, the nearly three-minute clip showcases a world littered with palm tress, neon signs and ghouls on a beach wearing floatees....