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  • Flatout 4 Total Insanity review: coasting on fumes?

    The Flatout series is in many ways a spiritual successor to the Destruction Derby franchise. You've got arcade handling, a variety of race tracks set around various urban and rural environments and, of course, an emphasis on demolition derby hijinks. So then, Flatout 4: Total Insanity has a lot to live up to, but truth be told, I expected more from the game for the price. Where's the gameplay polish? Much like previous games, Flatout 4 has you taking on various tournament races and events. Earn enough points in each race and you win a cup, earning cash in the process. Earn enough cash...

  • Battle Bay and Injustice 2: 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. We're back with a bumper edition of mobile games this week, featuring something for everyone. Our standout titles? We quite liked Battle Bay and Injustice 2. Check out all five titles below. Crosswords with Friends (free - Android, iOS) Words with Friends was one of Zynga's biggest hits, but the company is back with another title, dubbed Crosswords with Friends. As the name implies, you'll be completing crosswords, but the best part is that...

  • Q&A: VS Gaming’s Cambridge Mokanyane on FIFA tournament, more

    Telkom announced on Friday that it has officially spun its Digital Gaming League (DGL) operations into a separate company, called VS Gaming. Spearheaded by former Telkom executive Cambridge Mokanyane, it will mostly be business as usual for the new firm. However, the company has also announced a new partnership with Supersport and what it calls the continent's largest FIFA gaming contest. We interviewed Mokanyane, covering the motivation for the new company, that FIFA tournament and the South African esports landscape. So what benefits are there to having VS Gaming as its own company, as opposed to DGL? "I think the benefit is that...

  • Titanfall coming to mobile in form of Titanfall: Assault

    Respawn's Titanfall made quite the multiplayer splash upon its release in 2014, while Titanfall 2 had one of the best single player modes of 2016. Now, Respawn and EA have decided to deviate from the formula, by bringing the Titanfall property to mobile. Instead of a first-person shooter though, we're getting a real-time strategy (RTS) title, called Titanfall: Assault. According to the Titanfall: Assault website, you'll need to combine "towering Titans and agile pilots" as you battle friends. "Put your skills to the test as you assemble the ultimate deck of pilots and Titans paired into heroic duos. Collect and upgrade dozens...

  • Breath of the Wild: first DLC detailed

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (review diary) is a meaty adventure of note, but Nintendo already confirmed that it was getting downloadable content (DLC). Now, the company has peeled the curtain back on the first DLC pack... DLC Pack 1, scheduled to arrive "this summer", adds quite a bit to the base game, starting with a wave-based mode of sorts. "When you get to a certain sacred location, you can take on the new 'Trial of the Sword' challenge. Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another. Link starts the challenge without any equipment or weapons. When all...

  • Nintendo, Mario Kart top UK charts for first time since 2011

    It's pretty obvious that the Nintendo Switch is doing well, with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being the main drawcard. But now, it seems like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is enjoying similar success. According to GfK sales data, Nintendo's latest release has rocketed to the top of the UK charts, beating Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, GTA V, Little Nightmares and Breath of the Wild. GfK added that it was the first UK number one for Nintendo since Pokemon White in 2011. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has shot to the top of the UK charts, marking the first Nintendo number one in...

  • A Blind Legend and CATS: 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 busy week, with a public holiday and Burn Media moving offices, but that doesn't mean we don't have some mobile gaming goodness... Our favourite mobile games this week? Well, I quite liked A Blind Legend and CATS. CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars (free - Android, iOS) We've seen numerous "build your own vehicle of destruction and do PVP combat" games in recent months, with CATS being the latest. The title,...

  • Schlocky FMV ‘classic’ Night Trap gets remaster

    The early 90s was an era that saw video game developers embrace CDs as a storage medium. But maybe they embraced it a little too much, owing to a slew of FMV or live-action games during that period. These titles, which drew unfavourable comparisons to B-movies, often featured little in the way of real gameplay.  Night Trap was arguably one of these games, being released on Sega CD in the early 90s. The title saw players switching between various camera viewpoints, having to activate traps to defeat vampire-like creatures in the process. Now, the unthinkable has happened and a remastered version has...

  • Call of Duty: WWII details leak ahead of livestream

    Activision-Blizzard may have confirmed the Call of Duty: WWII name and setting, but it's choosing to leave the rest of the details to a livestream tomorrow (26 April). Now, Charlie Intel has uncovered a slew of details, including marketing materials, a release date and more. Which battlefields will be covered in this entry, then? "Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII -- a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history's most monumental war," reads a supposedly leaked description. "Experience...

  • Call of Duty: WWII is a thing, here’s when to watch reveal

    There's a whole generation of gamers out there who don't know Call of Duty's original World War Two setting. Instead, we've got a generation of kids weaned on the modern or futuristic Call of Duty titles. So it's quite interesting to see Activision-Blizzard confirm that the next game in the franchise will return the series to its Allied/Axis roots. The publisher took to Twitter to confirm the old setting, while also announcing a reveal live-stream set for 26 April. WWII confirmed. Watch the worldwide reveal of #CODWWII on 4/26 at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT: https://t.co/JtAxQQV4zN pic.twitter.com/culgG1ZQmz — Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 21, 2017 The first...