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  • Super Mario Run and more: 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. We've got a big-hitting title in this week's roundup of mobile games, but there are a few more noteworthy video games worth trying out. My pick of the lot? Well, I hope Death Road To Canada hits Android... Super Mario Run (free to try - Android, iOS) Super Mario Run first came out in December for iOS, but now, Android users are able to grab it as well. The game has you leaping and...

  • Super Mario Run is now available on Android

    It's taken roughly three months, but Super Mario Run has finally made its way from Apple's iOS to Android. Yes, the side-scrolling platformer can now be enjoyed on the world's most popular mobile platform -- but what should you expect? For starters, the game's first four levels (courses 1-1 to 1-4) are free to play, but you'll need to splash out just over R131 to get all 24 courses. Otherwise, expect one-handed platforming, as you control Mario's leaps through each level. Nintendo has also made a point of allowing players to choose their path through the level at various points, so it's...

  • PS Store sale hits SA: get FFXV for R214, much more

    The PlayStation Store is currently holding a European sale and, fortunately, South Africa is included in the mix. So what are some of the more notable deals, then? Well, CheapGamer reports that BEYOND: Two Souls (R159), Bloodborne (R399/R328 for PS Plus members), Final Fantasy XV (R641.40/R213.80), God of War 3: Remastered (R249/R166.65), Infamous: Second Son (R249/R154.65), The Last Guardian (R399) and Uncharted 4 (R399/R309.10) are some of the more notable deals. Otherwise, PS4 gamers can also look forward to Knack for R95. Hold the "it's still not worth it" jokes. Got a PS3? Well, you're in for a treat as well, with...

  • Who won big at IGF 2017 gaming awards?

    The Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards is arguably the most respected awards event for indie titles, with a wide variety of famous winners. Now, the 2017 edition has concluded, so who were the winners? Quadrilateral Cowboy was the top dog, bringing home two awards, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize (US$30 000 prize) and the Excellence in Design award. Hyper Light Drifter was the only other  game to win two awards, in the form of Excellence in Visual Art and the Audience Award. Check out the full list of winners below, courtesy of the IGF website: Excellence in Narrative ($3000) Ladykiller in a Bind (Love Conquers All...

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda: what are reviews saying?

    Fans have been eagerly awaiting Mass Effect: Andromeda for a while now, promising to deliver more of the same gameplay and narrative choice that the series is known for. Now, the first reviews for the title have been published online, and the result? Well, you can check out our review roundup below... Eurogamer The popular publication praised the combat and the planets, but noted that "mediocre writing and tepid quests" make it quite possibly Bioware's "worst RPG yet". Did they forget Dragon Age 2? "You're left with a zesty but unsurprising third-person shooter, struggling through a soup of mundane chores - a game...

  • Watch: an ingenious solution to Breath of the Wild puzzle

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been all over the internet this month, after receiving stellar reviews and selling loads of copies. It can be argued that a large reason for the positive reception is due to Nintendo nailing the various systems associated with open-world games. It's the systems themselves as well as how they interact with each other that can lead to interesting results. Don't believe us? Then check out this clip, by Polygon's Nick Robinson (spotted by Alessandro Barbosa), that highlights a workaround for a puzzle. The solution sees gamers having to find an electric ball...

  • Super Mario Run to hit Android on 23 March

    Nintendo has already released two mobile games, in the form of Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run. Of course, the former is available on Android and iOS, while the latter has been iOS-only for a long time. Fortunately, that exclusivity ends this week as Nintendo announced that Super Mario Run is set to hit Android on 23 March (Thursday). People have been able to pre-register for the title for a while now, allowing gamers to receive a notification when it's actually out. Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the Ver.2.0.0 update! Pre-register now: https://t.co/dAxzTlppnG pic.twitter.com/nQ0T4znOBt — Nintendo of America...

  • Horizon Zero Dawn hits 2.6 million units sold, DLC on way

    Horizon Zero Dawn has enjoyed brisk sales since its launch at the end of February. Now, Sony has announced that the original AAA title has sold 2.6 million units during its first two weeks. Sony noted in an emailed press statement that the game's performance made it the "best-selling new first party IP" for the PS4. "We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game world translate into this level of sales is really gratifying," said Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios. "Guerrilla has created a game...

  • Want a good deal? 2K is having a Steam publisher sale

    2K Games has quite the stable of titles in its Steam catalogue and now, the publisher has revealed a weekend sale on Steam. And there are some rather notable discounts to be had. The Sid Meier games see varying deals, with featured titles including Civilization V (R79.75), Civilization Beyond Earth (R102.25), Starships (R79.50), Ace Patrol (R13.75), Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies (R13.75), Pirates (R27.25) and Railroads (R27.25). As for more notable deals on recent releases? We've got Mafia 3 (R230.67), XCOM 2 (R239.60), NBA 2K17 (R419.40), Bioshock Remastered (R72.27) and Bioshock 2 Remastered (R72.27). Other solid deals in general include The Darkness 2...

  • Golf Zero and Llama Llama Spit Spit: 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. There are loads of mobile games coming out all the time, so which ones are actually worth downloading? Fortunately, we have a bumper collection of quality games this week, so scroll down for the meaty list! Humble Best of Strategy Mobile Bundle (paid - Android) You can always rely on the Humble Bundle website to deliver great value for money. And their latest Android bundle is a must-have for strategy fans. The Best...