• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!

Games

  • Dead Space 3 oozes out screenshots packed with co-op mode goodness

    We rarely speak of games on the Gear. A game has to touch us in that special, gooey place to resonate among the shiny crap which keeps happily landing on our desk. Dead Space 3 is that lovingly special game though, and today new screens have leaked which all but confirm a brand-spanking new co-op. What do the screens tell us? John Carver, some dude from the Dead Space graphic novels will make...

  • Love Fruit Ninja? Here’s 10 things you oughta know

    The Gear loves Fruit Ninja. It's literally one of the best games on iOS and Android. Simple, fuss-free and bound to capture a casual gamers attention for a good few hours, Fruit Ninja is a worthy contender for mobile game of the decade (screw Angry Birds). If you have all the achievement points, all the blades and all the backgrounds, there are still 10 things you can learn about Fruit Ninja it...

  • Diablo 3 smashes some sort of sales record, sells 6.3m copies in first week

    Diablo III sold 6.3-million copies in its first week alone. Let that number roll around your brain. During its initial 24-hours on sale, the game cranked out 3.5-million sales. A week later, the number sits at a mind-boggling 6.3-million. With each copy of the game on average selling for US$59, Blizzard has made US$371-million at the very least. Not bad for a title which took over a decade to make it to the...

  • Press X to hump — when will sex in games grow up?

    Hi. This article is intended for mature readers. There are constant references to sex and because it's me, I won't be holding back and, as such, the article is most definitely NSFW. Onto the digital titillation. The idea for this article struck me after I battled the Kayran in The Witcher 2. Geralt and his on-and-off lover Trish celebrate this victory by having vigorous sex in an enchanted elven rose pool. It was pretty much the most graphic, mature and honest bit of digital intercourse I'd ever seen. Here's the rub: I've been gaming for close to three decades now and this was the...

  • Top 5 Android games for May 2012

    When the HTC One X having landed on our desks at the Gear, we merrily installed a slew of HD titles to test its mettle. We're damn chuffed to report that five games emerged as some of the best mobile titles to date. The list below is this month's collection of Android games we are practically forcing you to install. Dark Legends With gamers gripped in Diablo III fever, titles like Dark...

  • Diablo III — a hell of a good time [Review]

    Diablo 3 is a nuanced game, and even though engineering, art, and design complement each other perfectly, it’s still not a perfect game. Nonetheless, it’s a hell of a good time. ‘Same same, but different’ -- the popular Thai-English saying -- has never had more meaning than when comparing Diablo 3 (D3) with its predecessors. With Diablo’s core mechanics in place, Blizzard Entertainment has managed the tightrope act of appealing to new fans while still pleasing diehards. Hack, slash and loot to your heart’s content, but this time enjoy more polish, less frustration and zero punishment. All band together Despite a predictable...

  • Brand-spanking new Crysis 3 screens massage hungry gamers’ eyes

    The gods of gaming have delivered unto us these mouth-watering images of Crysis 3, scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2013. The concept sounds pretty awesome and be warned, for here are *spoiler alerts*. Crysis 2 ended with Prophet taking control on the nanosuit once more, climbing out of the alien motherbase and proclaiming that he is a bad-ass. Crysis 3 looks to be more of the same, but with a sneaky-sneaky...

  • Diablo III live right now

    According to Metacritic, Diablo III launched just a few minutes ago (or at the very least, became live to play). Sure, everyone could get their hands on a physical or digital copy, but the Battle.net servers only allowed access just recently. If you're expecting a review, keep waiting. Sites such as PCgamer, IGN and Eurogamer.net all say that their reviews are in progress, which makes perfect sense. Diablo III is one of those rare...

  • Gearburn gets real with Max Payne [Q&A]

    Gearburn’s Ronan Steyn got a chance to exchange some candid words with Max Payne: the star of the hotly anticipated Rockstar Studios’ game. Gearburn: So Max, thanks for taking time to chat to us today. Now we all know the old Max Payne, but tell us a bit about the new you. Max Payne: Like a bad soap’s storyline, mine keeps going. I had to leave New York City after Mona died, and Sao Paulo seemed as bad a place as any. GB: Why Brazil, and why Sao Paulo specifically? MP: When the darkness fell in New York City bad things happened in...

  • PlayThru game-based authentication: I hate captchas. I love captchas.

    Captchas are one of those necessary evils of online life. They serve a useful purpose and yet we loathe them. Most of the time they insult our intelligence and waste time as we refresh, refresh, refresh to find something vaguely intelligible. Yes I am human, no I'm not a spambot. Thankfully, a company called Are You a Human want's to re-invent captchas by making them fun. A traditional captcha is essentially a game in which you are tasked with deciphering a mess of warped alphanumeric characters. Are You a Human wants us to play new games with PlayThru. With PlayThru...