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  • 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...

  • Dolphin emulator for Wii now lets you buy stuff online

    Dolphin is considered one of the best emulators out there, being capable of emulating a host of GameCube and Wii games. The past few years have seen impressive progress, but now, the emulator can "do the unthinkable" and connect to the Nintendo eShop/Wii Shop Channel. The Dolphin team made the announcement today (16 March), saying that gamers can access the Wii Shop Channel from the emulator. "Dolphin can now download the free demos Nintendo made available on the system, as well as purchase Wiiware and Virtual Console games from the service," the team wrote. It doesn't quite work out of the box...

  • An inside look at the Xbox One backwards-compatibility programme

    The Xbox One backwards compatibility (BC) programme has enjoyed a constant stream of titles, from big-hitters like Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops to the likes of Skate 3 and Shadows of the Damned. However, the head of the initiative has shed light on the processes behind getting an Xbox 360 game on the service. In a note published to Twitter, Microsoft's Bill Stillwell wrote that BC releases have always "ebbed and flowed", with some months being full of releases and others being light on titles. He wrote that while you should expect blockbuster titles in the "near future",...

  • Hello Games releases 1.22 PC, PS4 patch for No Man’s Sky

    Even though Hello Games only released its Path Finder Update (version 1.20) for No Man's Sky a few days ago, the company has dropped another patch for the game. The incremental update not only includes bug fixes, but additional features as well. The new patch brings with it the ability to use the newly introduced Exocraft Geobays on any planet, and not just the one you've built a base on. HUD markers have also been added to allow for easy navigation back to the Geobays. Apart from that, the patch introduces fixes for vehicle weapons and mining tools, freighters, feeding creatures,...

  • rAge Cape Town has been cancelled

    The organisers of the rAge expo have announced "with regret" that the Cape Town leg of the event, expected to take place from 27 to 29 April, has been cancelled. "While I was happy with the high level of enthusiasm and excitement with which rAge Cape Town was received in 2016 and was committed to hosting an even better show this year, the reality is that financial and logistical concerns mean that we cannot in good conscience run a rAge event in the Cape that could potentially disappoint our valued gaming community," said rAge owner and project manager Michael James...

  • Nintendo Switch vs PS4: how does first cross-platform game fare?

    There's no doubting that the Nintendo Switch is less powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One, but what is the disparity exactly? Well, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has spent some time with Dragon Quest Heroes 2, available on PS4 and Switch. The publication noted that they couldn't get their hands on the PS3 version, which would've given us a better idea of where the Switch sits (i.e. closer to PS3 or closer to PS4). So what were their findings anyway? For starters, it was noted that the game ran at 1080p on both the PS4 and Switch version. The former then switched (heh) to...

  • Grid Autosport is coming in FULL to mobile platforms

    The Codemasters-published Grid Autosport wasn't quite an amazing return to form for the TOCA/Grid series, but you can't argue that it didn't cater to motorsport fans. Featuring open-wheel racing, endurance disciplines, a wide variety of racetracks and a smart race engineer, 2014's Grid Autosport definitely has a lot to offer. Now, Codemasters has announced that the game will be coming to iOS as well, courtesy of Feral Interactive, complete with all the downloadable content. "This smash hit AAA racing game uses intuitive tilt and touch controls to deliver an irresistible mix of simulation and arcade handling direct to your iPad and iPhone," Codemasters wrote....

  • Gran Turismo Sport closed beta open for (US) entries

    It may have been delayed from its original 2016 release, but there's still a lot to like about PS4-exclusive Gran Turismo Sport. Between the motorsport focus, heavy esport emphasis and official FIA backing, it signals a very different approach to the GT formula. Now, Sony has announced that interested gamers can sign up for the closed beta test here. However, the biggest downside is that this stage of the beta is only available for US gamers. "The initial phase of the closed beta, starting on 17 March, will only be open to selected US PSN IDs. After this initial phase, the...

  • Dashy Crashy and Kittens Game: 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. Who says that all mobile games are horrible? Not us, as we take a look at some of the better releases in recent days. Prominent releases this week include Dashy Crashy and the rather offbeat Kittens Game. Scroll down for the other entries. Deus Ex Go hits Windows 10 Mobile (paid - Android, iOS, Windows) Windows 10 Mobile seldom gets blockbuster games at the same time as Android and iOS -- if at all....

  • No Man’s Sky: Path Finder update has PS4 Pro support, much much more

    We've already heard that the Path Finder Update for No Man's Sky brings new planetary vehicles to the title. Now, Hello Games has announced a full feature list, including PS4 Pro support, enhanced visuals, base sharing and much more. In the visual department, the PS4 Pro update brings 4K gaming to the title, but there are also visual improvements across the board, such as HDR support and more visual effects. PC gamers will also be pleased with high and ultra resolution texture options. Base sharing is another notable improvement in the update, delivering the ability to upload your base to the internet and...