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  • Fans boo Blizzard at Blizzcon over Diablo mobile game

    Talk about not understanding your own fanbase. If you attend an event like Blizzcon, which has historically been focused on PC and console gaming, you'd expect a PC and console gaming announcement. But Blizzard's premier reveal at its flagship event this weekend left it with boos from the crowd, rather than admiration. While Blizzard announced some excellent news for a number of its titles at the event, including the 29th hero for Overwatch, it's the Diablo Immortal announcement that left fans bitter and upset. When asked if the title will be ported to PC, the Diablo team lead by Wyatt Chang responded that...

  • You can now buy PlayStation furniture to match your console

    PlayStation now has a line of furniture. This week the company announced that PBTeens, a furniture store, has created pieces inspired by its brand. “Now you can tastefully dress your living room or other videogame sanctum in true PlayStation style with PlayStation inspired furniture and home goods!” said the company on its blog. According to PlayStation, a gamer’s set-up is a “rite of passage” and themed furniture takes this to the next level. If you’re curious about what sort of items are on sale however, PBTeens’ website is currently down. You can spot a branded been bag on PlayStation’s blog post though. The company...

  • PlayStation Plus’ free November games include Yakuza Kiwami, Bulletstorm

    PlayStation has revealed the free game line up for November on its online platform PlayStation Plus. The two games, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami will be available for members from 6 November. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition This upgraded version of the 2011 game is a first person shooter style futuristic game. “Get the definitive Bulletstorm experience, which includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons plus brand-new exclusive content! Play as Grayson Hunt, who crash lands on an abandoned resort planet. You have two choices: survival or revenge,” said PlayStation on its blog. Yakuza Kiwami Released back in 2006 on PS2 and remade for modern times,...

  • Apple reveals iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini at October event

    Apple hosted its October event this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the US, revealing a range of new devices. As expected, this included the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. The iPad Pro According to Apple “the only thing that hasn’t changed is the name” with the all new iPad Pro. With a 5mm width and no home button, the device is slim and almost frameless, featuring Liquid Retina technology that gives it a more enhanced, accurate and natural colour display. “And thanks to the lowest reflectivity in the industry, the display is clear and readable wherever you take...

  • Why you should (and shouldn’t) buy the Hisense Infinity H12

    It's tough being a budget smartphone in South Africa. It's even tougher reminding people that you exist as a budget smartphone manufacturer. Luckily, thanks to a run of solid devices in 2016 and 2017, Hisense doesn't really need much help regarding the latter. Where it does however is with the launch of the Hisense Infinity H12, a phone that we previewed back in June. It's finally in South Africa, and competing against the likes of Xiaomi, Nokia and Huawei for the budget device crown. But the question is: does it have any chance of getting it? We take a look at a...

  • Apple iOS 12.1 update brings Group FaceTime, other features

    Apple’s iOS 12.1 update is finally available for iPhone and iPad users all around the world and it brings with it long awaited features. One of these includes Group FaceTime. “Now with Group FaceTime, it’s easy to chat with more people than ever before — from 2 to 32 people,” the company revealed on its website. Though 32 people might seem like a crowd, Apple also added a few additional updates to FaceTime to make things a bit more understandable. “FaceTime uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the...

  • These are the 20 retro games launching on the PlayStation Classic

    PlayStation Classic’s release is just over a month away and Sony has finally revealed all 20 games that will feature on the miniature console. “PlayStation Classic offers these 20 amazing games and a virtual memory card to store your game saves,” the company explained in the announcement. The following classic games will be pre-loaded on the device: Battle Arena Toshinden Cool Boarders 2 Destruction Derby Final Fantasy VII Grand Theft Auto Intelligent Qube Jumping Flash! Metal Gear Solid Mr. Driller Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Rayman Resident Evil Director’s Cut Revelations: Persona Ridge Racer Type 4 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Syphon Filter ...

  • Pre-Apple event rumours suggest big iPad Pro redesign

    With Apple’s launch event just around the corner, there are rumours abound regarding the products set to launch. The iPad Pro is one such device, and according to a report by 9to5Mac, the device will exclude its once iconic home button. The rumour is based on the iOS 12.1 iPad icon which “shows an iPad with rounded corners, no Home button and no notch”. “Another interesting detail is that the sleep/wake button is still at the top, while new iPhone models feature a side button that’s used to invoke Siri, take screenshots and shut down the device with button combinations,” the publication...

  • Ironically and worryingly, Android Pie is absent from this pie chart

    Android Pie received months of hype and feature teasers before it actually released to the public. But all that hullabaloo has made little impact on the latest Android versions overall market share. On Android Developers' overall OS version market share chart for Ocober, Android Pie is still not even listed. In fact, the Android fragmentation issue is so ridiculous that Gingerbread -- a version of the OS that's nearly eight years old -- is still running of 0.5% of devices. It's basically more popular than Pie, which runs on less that 0.1% of Android phones. Three months in, it's clear that most manufacturers haven't...

  • Just Cause 4’s panoramic trailer teases Avalanche’s Apex engine’s tech

    Red Dead might be the only game your friends and granny are talking about this week, but it's not the only title to look forward to this year. In December, Rico Rodriquez will return with more disregard for his own life in Just Cause 4. Developed by Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 4 is set to include the explosions that made the third instalment so enjoyable, while also introducing a new government you can overthrow in a country called Solis. The title, which received its panoramic 4K 60fps trailer this week, is also set to include dynamic weather effects -- powered by Avalanche's...