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  • Nintendo decided against Zelda Wii U reveal at E3 2015, citing possible fan ‘disappointment’

    In what must be the most confusing interview conducted with a Nintendo rep, GameSpot recently sat down with Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime who revealed a little more about Zelda on the Wii U. While we saw new Zelda games coming to the likes of the Nintendo 3DS at Nintendo's E3 2015 announcement reel, we didn't see what was supposed to be the company's real show stopping title. But there's a good reason for this, according to Fils-Aime. If you don't fancy flicking through to the nine minute mark, here's Fils-Aime excuse in a nutshell. We where concerned that, by showing wonderful...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaks with Note-like specs

    Samsung seems to be the master of cannibalizing its own smartphone lineup, and it seems it's gunning for its own Galaxy Note range with a larger version of the S6 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (quite a mouthful) has recently been leaked by Twitter leakers OnLeaks, and its spec sheet is a little confusing. For one, the device will retain the slick dual-edge design of its smaller sibling, but Samsung will be upping the screen size to 5.5-inches (from 5.1) according to OnLeaks' calculations. This will put it squarely against the likes of its yet-to-be-released Note sibling, the...

  • Windows 10 Insiders will get Windows 10 for free, according to blog post

    We're just over a month away from Microsoft's biggest software launch in many a year, and Windows 10 Insiders have had a substantial role to play in the crafting of the new operating system. For this, Microsoft has announced in a blog post that Windows Insiders, regardless of their Windows 7 or 8 license status, will get the OS for free once its released. The news also suggests that those previously running illegitimate versions of Windows 7 or Windows 8 will get Windows 10 absolutely free, as long as they are Insiders and registered to use Windows 10 with an...

  • Battlefront to Mass Effect: Wiehahn’s top 5 must-play titles from E3 2015

    E3 2015, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is undoubtedly one of the world's largest and most respected gaming expos. Each year for the last decade this annual event has provided Earth's digital pilgrims with a wonderland of gaming thrills and chills. 2015 has certainly not been any different and has shown us that the near future of gaming is looking pretty damn brilliant. Now of course there is no way of forming a definitive "Best E3 Games" list so consider this my, the author’s, semi-biased list of best games revealed at E3 2015. As always we would love to hear from...

  • PlayStation 4 to focus on future, won’t be getting backward compatibility

    It was big news at E3 2015, when Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will receive backward compatibility technology, allowing fans of legacy content to play a range of Xbox 360 titles on a new console. It definitely makes sense for the company too, who has been battered by Sony's PlayStation 4 in terms of sales in their initial few months. But Sony won't be following suit, at least if head of Sony PlayStation's games studios, Shuhei Yoshida, is to be believed. "The backward compatibility news was interesting. The technology involved must be very challenging," noted Yoshida, speaking to Polygon, but...

  • Nokia’s planning a smartphone renaissance, according to new report

    After former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop left Microsoft this week, there have been rumours abound suggesting that Nokia might be organising a little reunion, and return to the smartphone business altogether. Even though this was labeled as nonsense just a few weeks ago by the company, an interview published in Germany's Manager Magazin (spotted by Reuters) suggests that it's absolutely a possibility. Nokia (at least according to current CEO Rajeev Suri) is seriously thinking about a smartphone comeback. "We will look for suitable partners," Suri revealed in the interview. "Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the...

  • Brand versus price: what you should consider when choosing a tablet

    Mobility and always-on connectivity have become a big part of our everyday lives and as such, tablets are now regarded as essential, not only within the consumer space, but also in the business market. Tablets are small, convenient and connected, and allow users to stay in touch and entertained no matter where they are. Such is the usefulness of the tablet that many schools are even introducing them to the classroom for interactive learning and eBook capabilities. However, for many people big brand tablets are simply not affordable, particularly in households with a number of children, each of whom now require...

  • ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ is Konami and Kojima at their best [video]

    If you don't watch this one in at least 1080p, you just aren't doing it any justice. The world has waited a while for the next Metal Gear Solid instalment, and finally Konami at E3 2015 announced that the title's coming to consoles, both previous and current-gen, on 1 September. It'll be called Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While there's not long to wait, this five minute trailer makes it really difficult to remain calm. The game will follow on story-wise from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and gamers will play as Big Boss, and while in many games...

  • Verizon exclusive Sony Xperia Z4v boasts upgraded Quad HD screen

    Sony's smartphone naming convention is getting a little confusing now, especially when looking at the flagship Xperia Z range. The previous king was the Z3 -- simple enough, right? Now, there's a Z3+, and Z4 and a Z4v, and it's the latter in this melee of abbreviations that we're focused on. The Sony Xperia Z4v is the company's first quad HD smartphone, which betters the previously used 1920x1080 screen used in the Z3 range. As far as the Z4v goes, there's a 2560x1440 in the usual 5.2-inch form factor, which means more pixels shoved into the same screen. Overall, that...

  • Console War revived: Xbox One outshines PlayStation 4 at E3 2015

    Day 0 of E3 2015 was one to remember especially for the likes of Bethesda and Microsoft's Xbox team. There were so many big announcements from these companies (and no, I'm not even talking about the AAA titles either) that everything that followed afterwards seemed to fall flat on its face. Notably, Sony's PlayStation presser fell well within this latter category. The blue team took to the stage after Microsoft announced new hardware for the Xbox One. This includes the Elite controller for US$150 which is comparable to the Scuff range, and improvements to the Xbox One's interface and software. Backward compatibility...