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  • These iPhones, iPads won’t play Pokemon Go anymore

    It might not be dominating headlines anymore, but Pokemon Go still enjoys a large and loyal audience. But Apple-toting Pokemon trainers might want to read on, as developer Niantic Labs announced that it was killing support for older iOS devices on 28 February. "In an upcoming update to Pokemon Go, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11, such as iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c models," Niantic wrote on its website. "This change is a result of improvements to Pokemon Go that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such...

  • VRChat: could this viral creation be VR’s killer app?

    VR enjoyed a resurgence in the last few years, as technology caught up and allowed for some truly immersive experiences. But as the hype dies down, it could be argued that killer apps are still thin on the ground. Enter VRChat. The application, available on Steam, allows community members to chat with each other, complete with avatars, full body tracking, hand tracking, emojis, emotes and more. There are also a few minigames to play, such as Capture the Flag and "battle discs". But VRChat's greatest strength has to be its open nature, encouraging users to create their own minigames, scenarios, worlds,...

  • Nvidia announces BFGD: swanky monitors with integrated Shield

    CES 2018 has kicked off this week in Las Vegas, and it was Nvidia that held a pre-show conference to announce its wares. And the headline consumer announcement was its BFGD (big format gaming displays) range of monitors. Created in partnership with Asus, Acer and HP, the BFGD monitors combine "a high-end 65-inch, 4K 120Hz HDR display with Nvidia G-Sync technology together with Nvidia Shield", read an excerpt of the announcement on its website. Between the large screen size, G-Sync tech, 4K support and HDR capabilities, it seems like the BFGD range isn't skimping on specs then. But it's the Nvidia Shield integration that also makes...

  • 4 2016 video games that actually became great in 2017

    We now live in a time where a video game release doesn't mean the developer can stop caring. Instead, the rise of digital downloads and persistent connectivity (for many) means that post-launch fixes and updates are the norm right now. In fact, we can think of a few games released in 2016 that became good or even great with a constant stream of updates... No Man's Sky I practically made this list for No Man's Sky (review), having seen a series of substantial updates in 2016 and 2017 to finally become a great game in its own right. It's a stark contrast to...

  • This one-man indie game is a gorgeous tribute to Ace Combat

    The Ace Combat series is probably the most recognisable air combat franchise around, having started out on the PS1 before soaring even higher on the PS2, PSP, DS, PS3 and Xbox 360. Ace Combat 7 is pulling lead on a 2018 release on Xbox One, PC and PS4, but what if you're looking for something to scratch that itch before then? Well, we stumbled across Project Wingman, a rather polished air combat title in the works for PC. Being developed in Unreal Engine 4 by Abi Rahmani, Project Wingman plays like an unofficial Ace Combat game. That means nigh-on identical arcade handling (i.e. not quite as unrealistic...

  • Fire Pro Wrestling World gets PS4 release window, NJPW roster

    2017 saw another long-dormant franchise come back to critical acclaim in the form of Fire Pro Wrestling World (review) on Steam. The grappling title, which recently left Steam Early Access, was also confirmed to come to PS4 at the time of its reveal. Now, developer Spike Chunsoft has announced that the game will be coming to PS4 "this summer". It's not the only Fire Pro news, as the developer has announced a collaboration with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) to bring its roster to the game. It marks a big moment for the franchise, as it's traditionally used generic characters or characters...

  • 6 online multiplayer and co-op video games coming in 2018

    In the last few years, humanity's thirst for online gaming has been growing at a staggering rate. So much so in fact that, at the time of writing this article, each of the ten 'Top Sellers' on Steam  boasts some form of online multiplayer (with less than half even providing a game mode in the single player arena). While this is an exciting prospect, as we'll probably never run out of games to digitally murder or shame our friends in, this also means that we're faced with an overwhelmingly massive and ever-growing list (a severe understatement) of potential multiplayer titles...

  • These are Steam’s most lucrative video games of 2017

    It was another bumper year for the gaming industry in 2017, featuring plenty of must-play titles from the likes of Sony, Nintendo and other developers. But PC gamers also enjoyed a pleasant year, as Steam delivered a ton of gaming goodness. Now, the Valve-owned storefront has revealed its top selling titles of 2017, as measured by gross revenue. "We ran the numbers to come up with the list of the games that earned the most revenue during 2017, including all forms of Steam revenue; game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC. So, like last year, the resulting list includes a mix of free-to-play games as...

  • Steam Winter Sale is here, so what’s worth getting?

    Digital game sales are always a great way to add a few gems to your library, and the Steam Winter Sale is no exception obviously. The sale, which kicked off yesterday (21 December) and ends on 4 January 2018, has a number of solid deals right now. So which ones should you consider? For starters, space-faring title Elite: Dangerous has received a 75% discount to R105, but you'll need to splash out R210 on the Horizons Season Pass if you want to explore planets. We've also got a 50% discount on Inside (now R109.50), 50% off Tekken 7 (now R449.50), 90% off...

  • Apple cracks down on lootboxes, devs now have to disclose details

    Lootboxes have become one of the most contentious issues in the gaming industry in recent times, as everything from PC and console titles to smartphone games offer the feature. Whether it's an endless running game or a blockbuster action title, "randomised" item drops have become a key fixture in games. And developers have allowed users to actually buy these item drops too, making for a key avenue of cash. Now, Apple has decided to step up to the plate, Polygon reports, issuing a new set of guidelines for App Store developers that implement lootboxes. "Apps offering 'loot boxes' or other mechanisms that...