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Games

  • E3 2017: all the major Xbox trailers, news

    The second E3 2017 conference (although technically taking place before E3 itself) saw Microsoft and its Xbox business take to the stage for its event. So what did they announce? For starters, Microsoft claimed that 22 of the titles shown on-stage were console exclusive games. We also got some Xbox Scorpio news, with the console now being called Xbox One X, and coming on 7 November. But the company had plenty of games to show indeed. Forza Motorsport 7 Then there's Forza Motorsport 7, running at 4K, 60fps on the new console. The Forza stage was also used to reveal the latest 2018 Porsche (seen...

  • E3 2017: Bioware’s new IP, more at EA conference

    The first major E3 2017 conference takes place today, as Electronic Arts takes to the stage to reveal their latest wares. Expect FIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed and more titles to make an appearance. In any event, we'll be updating this article with the latest news and surprises from the pre-E3 conference. For starters, EA confirmed that EA Access and Origin Access (as well as select PS4 titles) would be free for the week. Otherwise, what else did they have to reveal? Madden NFL 18 Yes yes, it's an annual franchise based on American football, but that doesn't mean...

  • Game Critic Awards: best original games over the years

    The Game Critic Awards is an annual event that "recognises the games that will shape the future of interactive entertainment". The awards are reserved for gaming titles that had a hands-on demonstration at Los Angeles’ Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the winners being determined by individuals that represent various prominent global video game publications. In the next few weeks we will be taking a look at the winners of the various categories, providing us with a glimpse of the changing landscape of games over the last decade. In this piece we will pay homage to the champions of innovations, the Best Original...

  • Watch: Project Cars 2 gets 22 September release date

    The first Project Cars title wasn't perfect by any stretch, but it was a welcome debut for the series. Between the wide-open vehicle/track catalogue and motorsport focus, it did well enough to warrant a sequel. Now, as we're but a day away from the first E3 2017 conferences, Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco have announced a 22 September release date for Project Cars 2. The game, which was previously announced a while back, delivers a number of additions to the formula, starting with multi-class races. Yep, much like real-world sportscar racing and the World Endurance Championship, you have the option of...

  • Monument Valley 2 and more: this week’s top mobile games

    We're back with a look at the world of mobile games again, featuring a pretty solid roundup this week. As for standout picks? We're going with Sheepwith and a sequel to popular puzzler Monument Valley. Check out all five games below. Sheepwith (free - Android, iOS) Spotted by Android Police, Sheepwith essentially sees you trailing a sheep behind your (presumably Sopwith) aeroplane. The game, which has a side-scrolling perspective, has you collecting sheep with your trailing grappling hook, being careful not to crash as you drop them off at safehouses. Once you've dropped them off, you still have the tricky job of landing...

  • 5 games we want to see at E3 2017

    Here we are once again, eagerly awaiting the arrival of that auspicious occasion known as E3 where we are provided with a glimpse of future digital dreamlands. For those who are not familiar with E3, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, it is a colossal annual video game expo held in Los Angeles and hosted by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association). What sets it apart from other well-known expos is that only individuals who work in the gaming industry, such as journalists or developers, are allowed to attend. In this piece we're taking a look at a few titles we’re...

  • Download these 10 recent mobile games for the toilet

    It's an impressive achievement to see console games running on today's smartphones, showing just how far we're coming in terms of technology. Yes, these games are great achievements then, but oftentimes, the best mobile games are the ones that offer bite-sized sessions, ideal for when you're in a queue or... on the bog. Sure, many people know about Flappy Bird, Angry Birds and Game Dev Story. But here are a few recent titles you'll want to grab before nipping off. PinOut (free - Android, iOS) From the same people behind glass-breaking game Smash Hit, we've got an updated take on pinball for a...

  • E3 2017: get your conference times here

    The world's most prominent gaming expo, E3, kicks off in just under two weeks, promising plenty of surprises and details for gamers. Want to watch the conferences but not sure what time they start? We've got the timetable for you, found below. They'll also be streamed live on Twitch (and most companies will stream it via their YouTube pages). Electronic Arts The huge third-party publisher will no doubt show off some FIFA (and "banter"), as well as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and other wares. The company's E3 conference kicks off on Saturday 10 June at 12pm PT. In South Africa, this is 9pm...

  • Bouncy Hoops and Racey Rocket: 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. Another week, another look at the world of mobile games. It's going to be tough to top last week's selection, but we've got some solid picks anyway. Our top titles this week are Bouncy Hoops and Oh... Sir! The Hollywood Roast. But we've got four picks in total for you. Oh... Sir! The Hollywood Roast (paid - iOS) We loved Oh... Sir! The Insult Simulator when it was released last year, as...

  • 3 free-to-play online-multiplayer games that deserve your attention

    In the last month or so, I've started exploring Steam's extensive library of free-to-play online-multiplayer titles in search of something that could provide me with the same level of satisfaction as the big guns (Battlefield, Call of Duty), without totally breaking the bank. Through this expedition I've discovered three gems that fit these criteria. They might not boast the graphical prowess or praise of their big league cousins, but they firmly stand their ground as immersive and entertaining multiplayer titles. Without further ado, here's a brief look at three of Steam's best free-to-play online multiplayer titles. Fistful of Frags Fistful of Frags is...