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  • Steam sale: save on Ubisoft titles this weekend

    Ah, what's a weekend without a Steam sale to go with it? The last time saw Activision's Call of Duty franchise on sale, but now it's Ubisoft's turn for cut-price goodness. Starting with the Assassin's Creed franchise, we see the entire series get price cuts, such as Origins (40% off to R509), Syndicate (50% to R299.50) and Unity (60% off to R159.60). This extends all the way down to R60 a pop for Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2. Ahead of Far Cry 5's release, the shooter franchise has also received discounts across the board, such as Far Cry Primal (60% to...

  • Nintendo Switch Spring Into Action sale packs some solid discounts

    The Nintendo Switch is already home to a solid library of games, but we can't afford them all, can we? Fortunately, Nintendo is holding the Spring Into Action Sale, which ends on 5 April. We've got some noteworthy deals, starting with the sub-R100 titles. In this tier, you'll find the likes of Toki Tori, Mutant Mudds Collection, Steamworld Dig, Serial Cleaner and Blaster Master Zero. Got just under R200 to spare? Then you've got titles like Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, Thumper, Jackbox Party Pack 2, Steamworld Dig 2, Axiom Verge, Crypt of the Necrodancer and Rocket League. What about big-name...

  • Breath of the Wild glides to victory at GDC 2018

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has claimed its place as one of the greatest video games of all time, following its March 2017 launch on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Now, the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2018 has seen it earn three awards. The open-world title claimed awards for best audio, best design and game of the year, being the only title to claim three awards on the day. However, Cuphead and developer Studio MDHR claimed two awards for best debut and best visual art. Mobile title Gorogoa also claimed two gongs for best mobile...

  • Better Late Than Never: Battle Chef Brigade and more

    It's 'Better Late Than Never' time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at the charming winemaking sim Terrior, the action-laden Tesla vs Lovecraft, and the wonderfully quirky Battle Chef Brigade. Terroir (PC) Have you ever fancied yourself a wine connoisseur, or imagined running your own thriving vineyard? Then look no further than Terroir, a charming management sim that allows you to build, grow and run your very own vineyard. Terroir boasts a surprisingly in-depth system, requiring you to go through a number...

  • mCable: an HDMI cable that does anti-aliasing too?

    A new HDMI cable on the market claims to implement anti-aliasing in games, and it actually seems to have an effect. According to Eurogamer, the Marseille mCable, which retails for between US$120 and US$150, features an "ASIC processor" that handles the anti-aliasing. This is potentially a boon for console games that have no anti-aliasing, or for PC gamers wanting anti-aliasing without a performance hit. Then again, in the case of the latter, you might as well spend the cash on a better graphics card... The publication explains that the cable is powered by USB port, topping out at 1080p screen support. So those wanting...

  • The Sims Mobile and more: 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. It's been a while, hasn't it? But we've gathered some of the better mobile games out there this week. So let's get on with it. We've got four picks this time, including #WarGames and The Sims Mobile. Read the full rundown below. #WarGames (free - iOS) Spotted by Touch Arcade, #WarGames is an interactive story of sorts, coming from the same person behind the well-received Her Story. The title, starring a group of hackers,...

  • CoD franchise on sale this weekend via Steam

    Steep discounts on Call of Duty games tend to be rare on Steam. After all, the games are popular enough that people will buy them anyway. But if you're still holding out on buying a few CoD games, then you'll be glad to know that the franchise has been discounted as part of a weekend deal on the PC storefront. The discounts range from the ho-hum (25% off Black Ops 3, 35% off World War Two) to the very attractive (50% off CoD, CoD 2, CoD: United Offensive, World at War, Infinite Warfare, the Modern Warfare games). Not enough of a discount...

  • Watch: Drake plays Fortnite on Twitch, breaks viewer records

    Fortnite is currently duking it out with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) for title of most popular battle royale game right now. But Fortnite has received a massive shot in the arm after rapper Drake joined in on the fun, streaming via Twitch. The rapper, using the gamertag TheBoyDuddus, joined popular streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins to play Epic's title, attracting over 600 000 viewers on Twitch at its peak. As of writing, the stream, which is still ongoing, had 487 000 viewers. Watch live video from Ninja on www.twitch.tv playing fort nite with @ninja https://t.co/OSFbgcfzaZ — Drizzy (@Drake) March 15, 2018 According to one report, the previous...

  • C64 Mini coming to South Africa next month, price in tow

    We saw the classic versions of the NES and Super Nintendo, as well as the rebooted Sega Mega Drive come to our shores. Now, Apex Interactive has announced that it's bringing the recently announced Commodore 64 reboot (C64 Mini) to South Africa. The distributor announced that the C64 Mini will hit South Africa in "early April", with a recommended retail price (RRP) of R1799. As for features, you're getting HDMI output, 720p resolution and two USB ports. In a strange twist, the rejigged console's keyboard doesn't actually work, so you'll need to use the USB slot for a keyboard instead. Read more:...

  • Game Dev Tycoon has you fighting game pirates with DRM

    Game Dev Tycoon is just the latest tribute to Kairosoft's Game Dev Story, charging players with running a video game developer and making a variety of decisions. Now, you'll need to take piracy into account, thanks to a new update from developer Greenheart Games. "Try your luck surviving the harsh realities of piracy in this new ultra-hard game mode in which you have to invent DRM and sell company shares to survive," reads an excerpt from the studio's blog entry. The team adds that if you implement DRM, it'll upset fans. Catch-22 situation, indeed. The version 1.6 update also adds a new console in...