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  • 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...

  • PlayStation Plus games for June leaked: are they any good?

    Paying for a PlayStation Plus subscription means you get cloud storage, online multiplayer and some welcome discounts. But it also means that you get a rotating list of games to play each month. Now, an official, but unlisted PlayStation Europe video has revealed next month's gaming lineup. For starters, PS4 fans have Killing Floor 2 next month, a cooperative zombie shooter that delivers gore by the truckload. The second big PS4 pick is Life Is Strange, being an award-winning episodic adventure that allows players to rewind time. Unfortunately, the video doesn't show off PS3 and Vita titles for June, so you'll need...

  • Are games easier or are we just lazier?

    I have a conundrum. I'm trying to decide if games are getting easier or if we're just getting lazier. If you don't really know what I'm talking about -- I'm old, ok? I remember games that required you to type in commands in order to make the character do anything. It was worse when you were trying to type fast because something was chasing you… Opne doro. Open dor. *Damn it!* Open door. You open the door. King's Quest IV I remember games that didn't give you a map, or a guide to where you were supposed to go next,...

  • Far Cry 5: churches, militia, more in announcement trailer [Video]

    We got official confirmation of Far Cry 5 a few days ago, with a few teaser trailers following earlier this week. Now, Ubisoft continues the drip-feed of information with its announcement trailer, giving us a better idea of what to expect? "Discover the world of Hope County, this idyllic place home to a community of freedom-loving people and a fanatical doomsday cult which has been quietly infiltrating every aspect of daily life," read an excerpt of the video description. As for the video itself? Well, we see forest environments, hunting (along with wildlife such as deer and bears), fishing, a religious...

  • Zombie Gunship Survival 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. Who says that mobile games are trash? There are loads of solid picks out there, if you sift through the noise. We've got some top quality games this week, but our favourites? Well, I'd say Zombie Gunship Survival and Prison Architect Mobile... Check out the full rundown below. Prison Architect Mobile (free to play - Android, iOS) What happens when you combine prison and strategy? You actually get this indie classic, which...

  • Xbox Game Pass has 1 June rollout – except for SA

    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass service, delivering unlimited access to a slew of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for US$9.99 a month. At the time of the announcement, an exact launch date wasn't given, but we've finally got one now. The company has confirmed that the service will be launching on 1 June 2017, having gone live yesterday (24 May) for a select few in the Insiders Programme. "That means anyone with an Xbox Live account can start their 14-day free trial and play over 100 games," read an entry by Microsoft's Major Nelson. Back at the...

  • GT Sport beta: here’s what we love and loathe thus far

    The PlayStation 4's more recent exclusives have looked and played incredibly well. Guerilla's Horizon Zero Dawn is a great example. But what if I don't want to shoot things with arrows? What if I desire fossil fuel-burning madness? The console has had few challengers for best racing simulator in recent months. Sure, we had Assetto Corsa and Drive Club, but the former was a bit too inaccessible for casual players, while the latter was just plain drab. Project Cars is perhaps the one game that stood out in this genre, and with the second edition of this title incoming, Gran Turismo developer...