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  • Just Cause 4’s panoramic trailer teases Avalanche’s Apex engine’s tech

    Red Dead might be the only game your friends and granny are talking about this week, but it's not the only title to look forward to this year. In December, Rico Rodriquez will return with more disregard for his own life in Just Cause 4. Developed by Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 4 is set to include the explosions that made the third instalment so enjoyable, while also introducing a new government you can overthrow in a country called Solis. The title, which received its panoramic 4K 60fps trailer this week, is also set to include dynamic weather effects -- powered by Avalanche's...

  • Epic Games, Hasbro to release a Fortnite-inspired Nerf rifle

    Game developer Epic Games and American toy company Hasbro have teamed up to create a Fornite-style Nerf gun called the Nerf Fortnite AR-L. If you’re wondering, a Nerf gun is a toy made by Hasbro that fires foam ammunition in the form of darts. The toy gun “resembles that of the Legendary and Epic SCAR Assault Rifle in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode,” according to game-specific publication Fornite Intel. The website also teased that more Fortnite weaponry might be in the works too. View this post on Instagram Introducing the Nerf Fortnite AR-L! Motorized blasting action to create your own NERF Fortnite battles! (Link in...

  • Here’s why I have serious Red Dead Redemption 2 FOMO right now

    The day has finally arrived: Red Dead Redemption 2 is being played on Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. Unfortunately, I’m not one of the lucky ones who are busy shooting it up in the Wild Wild West. Instead, I have to read the reviews that have been trending all over the internet for the past 12 hours. Firstly, there’s Rockstar itself, which was quick to show off Red Dead Redemption 2’s excellent ratings by popular reviewers on Twitter. #RDR2 Reviews IGN: 10/10 - https://t.co/zZuU1iQoXj The Guardian: 5/5 - https://t.co/XRdADzT6lq Game Informer: 10/10 - https://t.co/eLGOImWJ5P The Telegraph: 5/5 - https://t.co/FCeP1LVoSn Gamereactor: 10/10 - https://t.co/5noYdPulVy And more at...

  • Could Red Dead Redemption 2 be coming to PC? This leak says yes

    In all the excitement surrounding the imminent launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 this Friday, a leak has reignited an old rumour. According to a new leak, Rockstar Games may soon release a PC version of the game. This comes via a listing for a PC version of the game appearing on MediaMarkt, a reputable electronics retailer in Europe. While the post has since been taken down, the Dutch website TechTastic that spotted it first, took a screenshot for proof. In the screenshot, December 2019 is quoted as the game’s release date. Earlier this year it was VG247 that spotted a PC version of...

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for pre-loading and it’s huge

    With exactly a week to go before the official release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games has announced that pre-loading for the game is now available globally. The catch? You’re going to need a lot of free storage space on your console, and even more patience, just for the installation. On Rockstar’s support page, the developer confirmed that disk installation will require 99GB on PS4 and 107GB on Xbox One. The digital installation remains that same for Xbox One, but PS4 requires an extra 50GB to accommodate the process. This means at least 10% of your 1TB console is going to...

  • New Pokémon coming to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go creators Niantic has announced that new Pokémon can be discovered, hatched and battled for in Pokémon Go. The new list of Pokémon comes from the fictional region Sinnoh, a place that features in the Nintendo games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. “Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be making their way to Pokémon GO in waves!” the company explained. This means that more and more Pokémon will join the game over the next few weeks. While all the new Pokémon have not explicitly been revealed yet, Pokémon Go has confirmed that Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup will be lurking around...

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming to Chrome via Google’s Project Stream

    Ubisoft and Google have announced plans to bring Assassin’s Creed Odyssey online through the latter's new service, Project Stream. Project Stream is Google’s attempt to advance streaming technology. “Streaming media has transformed the way we consume music and video, making it easy to instantly access your favourite content,” said the company on their website. Now it seems that their focus is set on gaming too. “We’ve been working on Project Stream, a technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming,” they explained. Further noting that they intend to push this test to its limits “with one of the most...

  • Fallout 76’s beta will launch in three weeks

    Though Fallout 76 will only be released in November, game developer Bethesda has announced a beta version coming in late October. “During the B.E.T.A. one of our primary goals is to stress test and break the game,” said the company in a blog post. To do this, the beta version will not run constantly, instead players will “be online during targeted timeframes so we can get as many people as possible playing at the same time”. Bethesda explains that it believes this is the best way to test its systems. The company also released the in-game introduction on YouTube. “Our B.E.T.A. (Break-It Early...

  • Red Dead Online is coming to consoles this November

    The eagerly awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released at the end of October, but a month after, developer Rockstar Games announced that it will launch Red Dead Online. “Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption", said Rockstar in an announcement. The online experience is based on the sequel, coming a whole eight years after the original Xbox exclusive game. The online game will be released as a public beta initially, but Rockstar promises to keep fans updated with more. “Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as...

  • 11 games putting South Africa on the global gaming map

    In the last few years, the South African game development industry has seen some staggering growth with a plethora of great titles making waves in the international gaming scene. From action-packed platformers to quirky cleaning sims, SA devs have proven that they boast some serious creative talent and an undeniable dedication to their craft. In celebration of our bustling and ever-growing gaming scene, we’ve decided to round up some of South Africa’s most notable gaming titles. If there are any titles you feel should have been featured on this list, let us know in the comments section! Viscera Cleanup Detail In games we...