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  • List of Xbox One X-enhanced games grows to 130+

    Microsoft's Xbox One X is practically around the corner for a global release, promising "true" 4K gaming and visual benefits for owners of full HD screens. South Africans can also expect the console to hit local shores in December. But which games will you be able to play come release date? Microsoft has updated its list of Xbox One X-enhanced games, with a claimed total of over 130 supported titles. The company adds that users should check for one of three logos on game packaging/listings. These are "Xbox One X enhanced", "4K Ultra HD" and "HDR". The latter two are pretty self-explanatory,...

  • 9 big third party games you can get for Nintendo Switch

    The Nintendo Switch is probably the gaming story of 2017, enjoying huge sales numbers and some well-received first party titles. However, the big question surrounding Nintendo platforms often tends to be the third-party situation. After all, the company has traditionally struggled with this over the years. Nevertheless, there are a few current and upcoming Nintendo Switch releases that buck the trend in a massive way. We pick some of the more prominent third-party Switch releases. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Yes yes, the joke about Bethesda releasing Skyrim on everything has some truth to it. But who doesn't like the idea of playing Skyrim...

  • F1 2017 review: everyone gets a grid penalty

    The lights are out at Sochi and it's go, go, go. The Mercedes of Hamilton gets the better start as pole-sitter Simons's Haas gets bogged down. After the first corner, it's the triple world champion followed by Simons, who has recovered from the poor start and looks determined to immediately get out of the dirty air. It's all or nothing at the next 90 degree corner (a Tilke circuit, clearly) as the South African plunges down the inside, a compliant Hamilton wary of Simons's Maldonado-style antics. But far from being a last-gasp attempt to delay Hamilton, it's the Brit that...

  • These are the most popular computer specs on Steam right now

    Every month, Steam conducts its hardware and software survey, revealing the most popular computer specifications being used by its customers. So what can we expect for September? When it comes to the operating system, we see Windows 10 64-bit still enjoying a lead of 45.3%. But it's dropped 4.6 percentage points compared to the previous month, while second place Windows 7 64-bit has gained 6% to hit 41%. As a whole, Windows accounts for 96.6% of surveyed Steam-enabled computers, while Mac OS X and Linux hold 2.74% and 0.60% respectively. As for the CPU department, quad-core (57.9%) and dual-core CPU designs...

  • Xbox One X gets SA price, ‘early December’ launch

    Microsoft South Africa has finally confirmed local pricing and launch details for the Xbox One X. "The console is expected to go on sale through local retailers in early December, for a limited pre-order price of R7499. Pre order date will be announced over the next few weeks," the company wrote in an emailed press statement. In other words, the price tag used by Microsoft South Africa at E3 2017 is indeed correct. "We are excited to give South African gamers a chance to experience true 4K gaming, enabling environments and characters to become more realistic than ever, with more detail and...

  • Cuphead review: a ballet of bullets

    Cuphead has been out for a few days on PC and Xbox One. And, let's be honest, if you were going to purchase it then you already have. This review, however, is aimed at those who are still on the fence or may fear the game is too difficult for them. I am one of those people and found Cuphead to be an exceptionally difficult title, but it's mostly my fault. Even so, it's one hell of a fantastic game. Does Cuphead have a story? Yes, yes it does. The game isn't just about shooting anything and everything in sight. On...

  • 5+ great smartphones to get for emulation

    Scores of people use their smartphones for emulation, allowing them to play the classics of yore (you'll want to own them, of course). But if you're in the market for an upgrade and emulation is your thing, which phone should you get? We pick a few... Nokia 8 We're putting the finishing touches on your Nokia 8 review, but we can already say that the HMD flagship is the cheapest Snapdragon 835-toting phone on the market, at just under R10 000. For your cash, you're getting the chip, 4GB of RAM and a 2560x1440 LCD screen. The Snapdragon 835 is the best smartphone silicon you...

  • Flower and Flipping Legend: 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 long time since we've done a mobile games roundup! That's what happens when you go on holiday. And when you forget. Anyway, enough with the excuses, let's get on with the rundown! Flower (paid - iOS) Thatgamecompany and Apple have enjoyed a closer relationship in recent weeks, as the formerly Sony-exclusive studio revealed Sky at the iPhone 8 event. But before we get Sky, the studio has quietly published PS3/PS4 title...

  • Watch: Red Dead Redemption 2 gets second trailer

    The gaming world was sent into a tizzy earlier this year, after Rockstar Games revealed the existence (and first trailer) for Red Dead Redemption 2. The original was a critically acclaimed open-world Western that introduced players to hazardous wildlife (them cougars), frantic gunfights, a slew of minigames and a memorable cast of characters. Now, the second trailer for the sequel gives us more information to go on, such as a PS4 and Xbox One release in Spring 2018. More importantly, it seems like a prequel to the original, as you run with the van der Linde gang and see a few...

  • Iconic PS3 title Flower is now available on mobile

    The PlayStation 3 didn't have many games in the first couple of years on the market but, by 2009, it was really picking up steam. Sure, big hitters like LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 were largely responsible, but it was also thanks to indie titles like Flower. The title, by Thatgamecompany, was a meditative masterstroke, as you harnessed the wind in order to control a flower petal. It all made for a relaxing experience, later seeing a release on PS4 and PS Vita. Now, the title has quietly made its way to iOS this week. So what should you expect from the port? The...