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  • 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...

  • 7 massive PC and console games still coming in 2018

    As the end of August looms, the release of some big-name games approach. Here’s a list of seven upcoming games you can look forward to for the rest of this year. Marvel’s Spider-Man Release Date: 7 September Marvel’s Spider-Man is a Sony Interactive Entertainment release for Play Station 4. The game is action-adventure style, open world and boasts a reimagined version of the comic-classic. “This isn’t the Spider-Man you’ve met or ever seen before. This is an experienced Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City.”, says PlayStation’s official website. A limited edition PS4 Pro bundle will be available...

  • Life is Strange 2: everything we know so far

    Life Is Strange 2 is an upcoming narrative-driven adventure set in the critically acclaimed Life Is Strange universe. It features a brand-new story and cast of characters, brings a string of gameplay changes and improvements, and a noticeable shift in narrative themes. As a massive fan of the Life Is Strange series, I’ve donned my detective hats and dived deep into the digital wilderness known as the internet to unearth as much info, hints and clues as possible. This is everything we know about Life Is Strange 2 so far. Life Is Strange ditches female leads As a franchise well-known for its strong...

  • The gaming news you missed in August 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 August 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. Fatal Shooting at Jacksonville Madden Tournament On 26 August, a competitor at the Jacksonville, Florida qualifiers for the Madden NFL 19...

  • 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...