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  • The gaming news you missed in July 2018

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of July 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Guild Wars dev fired by ArenaNet Earlier this month ArenaNet, the development studio behind Guild Wars 2, fired two of its...

  • You can now play Overwatch’s Hammond on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

    Hammond is now live on Overwatch's stable build. After hitting the public test realm earlier this month, Wrecking Ball (as he's officially known) is now available to play on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Sporting 600HP and a kit that screams "dive tank", Hammond isn't yet available on the game's competitive tiers but should make for entertaining scraps in quick play. "He’s equipped with tools of both destruction and strategy, including automatic-firing Quad Cannons to take down foes from a distance, a Minefield for setting traps or lighting up a pre-existing battle, and an adaptive shield generator to provide more protection from...

  • Fornite heading to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as timed exclusive

    If you want to be among the first to play Fornite on Android, you might have to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, according to reports. 9to5Google suggests that the phone, which is due to launch next month, will be the exclusive carrier of Fortnite on Android for at least 30 days after its launch. After this, the game will be available for other Android devices. Furthermore, continuing Samsung's love of launching their devices with big-name player in attendance, XDA Developers reports that pro-gamer Ninja may be in attendance at the launch event. Samsung has confirmed none of this to the publications, but...

  • Fallout Miami gets its first official trailer

    The Fallout 4 mod community is still going strong, this even as the latest game in the franchise is just a few months away. The latest candidate is Fallout Miami. A stark departure to the survival-heavy Frost, Miami brings the feel of Fallout 4 to the southeastern American city. While the mod is still deep in development with no signs of release, the team behind it released its first official trailer on Tuesday. Styled in a similar vein to Bethesda's official game trailers, the nearly three-minute clip showcases a world littered with palm tress, neon signs and ghouls on a beach wearing floatees....

  • Steam Chat relaunches with Discord-rivalling features

    Steam is today offering gamers a "richer chat experience" courtesy of its updated Steam Chat service. Yes, yes, Discord is already established, and for those who use the service daily shouldn't really see a need to switch to Steam's. But it's notable that Valve sees a need to keep the chat platform's rise in check. Steam Chat is the company's shiny new beta weapon, currently available to test for users of the game distribution platform. It adds a number of tweaks that Discord has had for ages too, including multimedia support, the ability to add friends to a chat session, and the...

  • rAge’s NAG LAN adds more creature comforts in 2018

    The 2018 NAG LAN -- South Africa's largest bring-your-own-PC LAN event taking place at rAge in October -- will be a lot more comfortable than previous years "For the first time ever, gamers will be able to pre-select their preferred experience in three dedicated LAN areas when purchasing their tickets," notes Michael James, project manager at rAge, in a press release. "Two of the areas will be fully carpeted, one area will have padded chairs, and two areas will be quieter and more secluded from the noisy expo show floor, ensuring that the NAG LAN experience is more tailored to everyone’s...

  • Microsoft’s building a new Xbox called ‘Scarlett Cloud’ – report

    The next Xbox could arrive as early as 2020, but its set to be unlike anything the company has built before. A report by Microsoft enthusiast site Thurrott suggests that the company's currently developing two consoles, but it's the game-streaming service codenamed Scarlett Cloud that's causing the biggest buzz online. The console will be "low-powered" but it won't require discs to play games. Instead, it's the console's purported streaming wizardry that's most intriguing. Scarlett Cloud will run two instances of the game simultaneously: one on the Microsoft servers, and another on the local console itself. The will then stitch the two instances...

  • 3 budget friendly camera drones available in South Africa

    Let’s face it, drones are cool. Military style equipment that you can fly around to see the world from the skies above? Cool. Aerial photography without having to board a plane? Cool. Feeling like a futuristic superhero? Cool. Spying on your neighbours? Not so cool. Either way, the problem is drones is that they're expensive. And as an expensive hobby, you're going to need to fork out a trunk-full of cash to afford the queens of the skies. But, if you don't have R1.5-million to spend, we've hunted down a few budget friendly drones, so you can be cool without being...

  • Sony unveils 48MP smartphone camera sensor

    Sony has announced a new smartphone sensor, and it's a big one. Named the IMX586, the Japanese company's latest CMOS image sensor squashes each pixel into just 0.8μm, the smallest pixel size of any smartphone sensor at present, Sony claims. With all that extra space, there's room for 48 megapixels, the highest pixel count of any smartphone sensor available. "The new sensor uses the Quad Bayer color filter array, where adjacent 2x2 pixels come in the same color, making high-sensitivity shooting possible," the company adds. It also has some fancy low-light technology using super-sampling. "During low light shooting, the signals from the four adjacent...

  • 3 simple tips to optimise your smartphone photography

    I’m not the biggest fan of smartphone photography. Real purpose-built cameras just give you so much more in every way. There’s more depth of field, more clarity, more settings... But, I know what you’re thinking. Smartphones are just easier. They’re easier to carry, easier to use and easier to protect. You see something you want to photograph, pull out your phone right there and shoot with the touch of an on-screen button. Even I, someone who greatly prefers my DSLR, fall prey to the simplicity of smartphone photography. I’m sure you, like me, still want your photos to be great when...