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  • Silent Hill’s spiritual successor? Why ‘Allison Road’ could be the next indie masterpiece

    I have always been a sucker for the dramatic, suspenseful and mysterious and the upcoming horror game, Allison Road, seems to be hitting every one of these chords pitch perfect. Currently in development by the six-man UK-based indie developing studio, Lilith Ltd., the game is already seen as "the spiritual successor to Silent Hill". Unfortunately, I am not too familiar with the Silent Hill franchise but after seeing the PT demo I could easily understand the comparison. If you haven’t seen Allison Road’s game play trailer yet, do yourself a favour and watch it now. It is a captivating fourteen minutes of...

  • Proline launches the XM-502 dual SIM LTE smartphone for R1699

    Pinnacle Africa has launched its first dual SIM LTE smartphone dubbed the Proline XM-502, which boasts a bevy of impressive specs for a R1699 device. The most important feature, at least where Pinnacle is concerned, is the dual SIM slots, both with 150Mbps LTE support. "We partnered with MediaTek to launch the first commercially available smartphone based on their new 64-bit LTE platform, delivering performance that has never been seen before in a sub-R2,000 smartphone," noted Max Stone, brand director at Pinnacle Africa. "LTE is fast becoming the standard on mobile phones." And he's largely correct. There's also a quad-core MediaTek MT6735M CPU...

  • PlayStation 4 continues sales slaughter, thanks to ‘Arkham Knight’

    According to data released by the NPD Group, the Sony PlayStation 4 outperformed the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U in US sales figures for June. While it takes a special month for Nintendo and Microsoft get close to Sony's console in the sales war, the Japanese company has credited Batman: Arkham Knight for the sudden sales boost. The game, developed by Rocksteady Studios and WB Games, has arguably been the biggest mid-year release as the final chapter of the Dark Knight's romp through Gotham with his grappling hook, kickass cape and the overly-modified Need For Speed ride, the Batmobile. Sony also...

  • The Marshall London is a bloody brilliant smartphone for music lovers

    Mention the company Marshall in a room full of indie musicians and you'll hear a decided roar of delight. The British company's well known for pumping out music equipment for those who enjoy strumming strings and the like, but the company's latest and surprise move is a little more mainstream. Marshall has released plans for a new smartphone. Yes, a phone, but it will be unlike any phone we've seen before, at least going by specifications and claims. The aptly named Marshall London is about as streamlined and focused as Android devices get nowadays. Although it's a phone, it's primary function...

  • No fruit allowed: 8 powerful and versatile alternatives to the MacBook

    Apple MacBooks are great machines. Arguably, they are singlehandedly reviving the laptop genre after the early decade's tablet onslaught. They're light, built with usability in mind and dripping with style. And what's even more appealing is that you know exactly what you're going to get when you purchase one. But we can't really say that the MacBook is always the best laptop money can buy. Other manufacturers, including Lenovo, Acer, Dell and the like have been crafting some business-friendly beasts for a while now, and thanks to the leap in cool, quick hardware including SSDs and fanless processors, these little machines have...

  • Patch Tuesday July 2015: Microsoft issues 14 bulletins, Adobe Flash joins in

    In the month of the company's biggest software launch in quite some time, Microsoft has had a relatively quiet Patch Tuesday. With Adobe's Flash getting all the attention, Microsoft quietly released 14 patches for an array of its products, including Microsoft Office and Windows itself. There were a total of 58 vulnerabilities addressed. There are four releases dubbed critical and the additional ten are labeled as important. But let's begin with roundup up the most detrimental patches. Internet Explorer still causing problems Internet Explorer was again a culprit in this month's security witch hunt, with Microsoft addressing an issue that "could allow...

  • Apple finally refreshes the iPod range, but is it too late?

    Apple has finally given its iPod family a makeover, from the iPod shuffle, to the iPod Nano and of course the iPod Touch. Sounds pretty exciting and knowing Apple, fresh new twists and revolutionary ideas popped into mind. The new Shuffle and Nano have new colour options including gold, silver, space gray, pink and blue. Apple is also offering a Product Red iPod colour options in support of the elimination of HIV/AIDS in Africa. The new Touch doesn't really grab anyone's attention, with a new 8MP camera which includes new slow motion and burst features. It also features a 64-bit A8 chipset (similar...

  • ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ remastered video surfaces, isn’t all that impressive

    Uncharted is undoubtedly one of PlayStation's signature series. The fictional descendant of Sir Francis has been one of the primary reasons for many to purchase Sony over Microsoft, and now a new video of the remastered game has appeared online. Naughty Dog won't play a part in the remasters, and will instead be polished by veteran indie developer Bluepoint Studios, located in Austin, Texas. Read more: ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End': what we know so far The new video, outed first by Spanish site Meristation, shows Nathan Drake's new character model in the helicopter scramble scene, but strangely enough Drake still moves like...

  • Apple, Nokia and Samsung trump BlackBerry in South African user satisfaction stats

    The South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) has released its latest findings on mobile handsets in South Africa. According to the survey, handsets in South Africa received an average of 77.2 out of 100 satisfaction rate from polled users. The independent survey was conducted between the months of March and May this year. The survey's results show the scores for Apple (82.7), BlackBerry (70.6), Nokia (78.9), and Samsung (78.8), which are the most popular handset makers currently in South Africa. According to the survey, BlackBerry scored below par even though it improved on its score since last year. Founder of SAcsi and...

  • Nintendo’s next big decision: 4 potential successors to Satoru Iwata’s throne

    It's been 13 long years since Nintendo was without a president. In 2002, after a torrid ten-year spell of failed gaming consoles and ideas, then long-time president Hiroshi Yamauchi called it a day. Yamauchi was largely responsible for turning the company into the household gaming name it is today, but it was clear that after close to 50 years at the helm, it was time to vacate the role and introduce some fresh blood and fresh ideas. Then-little known Satoru Iwata was thrusted into the leadership position and would oversee some of Nintendo's biggest decisions this side of the millennium. It...