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  • Galaxy S8 to have 1000fps video, iris scanner – report

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 rumour mill has been churning out a constant stream of stories, but the latest claim might just be one of the biggest. According to SamMobile and Korean outlet Naver, the new Samsung flagship will have a similar high fps video recording function as the newly announced Sony Xperia XZ Premium. It's claimed that the Galaxy S8 will have a 1000fps option, as opposed to Sony's 960fps feature. It's believed that Samsung has achieved this in a similar manner to Sony, by attaching fast DRAM to the camera sensor. However, it's claimed that Samsung isn't using Sony's camera...

  • Horizon Zero Dawn hits 2.6 million units sold, DLC on way

    Horizon Zero Dawn has enjoyed brisk sales since its launch at the end of February. Now, Sony has announced that the original AAA title has sold 2.6 million units during its first two weeks. Sony noted in an emailed press statement that the game's performance made it the "best-selling new first party IP" for the PS4. "We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game world translate into this level of sales is really gratifying," said Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios. "Guerrilla has created a game...

  • Want a good deal? 2K is having a Steam publisher sale

    2K Games has quite the stable of titles in its Steam catalogue and now, the publisher has revealed a weekend sale on Steam. And there are some rather notable discounts to be had. The Sid Meier games see varying deals, with featured titles including Civilization V (R79.75), Civilization Beyond Earth (R102.25), Starships (R79.50), Ace Patrol (R13.75), Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies (R13.75), Pirates (R27.25) and Railroads (R27.25). As for more notable deals on recent releases? We've got Mafia 3 (R230.67), XCOM 2 (R239.60), NBA 2K17 (R419.40), Bioshock Remastered (R72.27) and Bioshock 2 Remastered (R72.27). Other solid deals in general include The Darkness 2...

  • Golf Zero and Llama Llama Spit Spit: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. There are loads of mobile games coming out all the time, so which ones are actually worth downloading? Fortunately, we have a bumper collection of quality games this week, so scroll down for the meaty list! Humble Best of Strategy Mobile Bundle (paid - Android) You can always rely on the Humble Bundle website to deliver great value for money. And their latest Android bundle is a must-have for strategy fans. The Best...

  • Dolphin emulator for Wii now lets you buy stuff online

    Dolphin is considered one of the best emulators out there, being capable of emulating a host of GameCube and Wii games. The past few years have seen impressive progress, but now, the emulator can "do the unthinkable" and connect to the Nintendo eShop/Wii Shop Channel. The Dolphin team made the announcement today (16 March), saying that gamers can access the Wii Shop Channel from the emulator. "Dolphin can now download the free demos Nintendo made available on the system, as well as purchase Wiiware and Virtual Console games from the service," the team wrote. It doesn't quite work out of the box...

  • AMD Ryzen 5 revealed, to take on Core i5?

    It was just a few weeks ago that AMD revealed the first processors in its new Ryzen family. The Ryzen 7 range is meant to close the gap to Intel's Core i7 family, but at a much cheaper price point than Intel's silicon. Now, the chipmaker has revealed Ryzen 5, being positioned as a rival for the Core i5. The Ryzen 5 starts with the 1400 model, being a quad-core chip running at 3.2Ghz (boosting to 3.4Ghz) and having a suggested price of US$169. Spend US$189 and you get the quad-core 1500X model, upping the ante to 3.5Ghz and 3.7Ghz when...

  • Meizu, Qualcomm buried hatchet – new phones on horizon?

    Chinese manufacturer Meizu has traditionally stuck to either using MediaTek or Samsung Exynos chips in its smartphones. In fact, the company, which saw its phones come to South Africa late last year, has never used Snapdragon chips due to a legal dispute. The dispute was settled in December though, with the two parties reaching a patent licensing agreement. Now, Digitimes has reported that Meizu will be acquiring Snapdragon chips at the expense of MediaTek orders. The publication reports that MediaTek chips currently account for 90% of Meizu's handset shipments. However, it cites "sources from the upstream supply chain" as saying that Snapdragon...

  • Nintendo Switch sells 1.5m units, ahead of target – report

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed brisk sales so far, as the Japanese firm recently revealed that it's broken its own console records in the USA and Europe. Now, research firm SuperData has found that the Switch has actually sold in the region of 1.5 million units, GamesIndustry.biz reported. It was also noted by the publication that most of the figures obtained by SuperData were for the first week, which means the actual sales figure to date will be higher. The figure is good news for Nintendo, which had previously announced a Switch sales target of two million units for its first month. And...

  • An inside look at the Xbox One backwards-compatibility programme

    The Xbox One backwards compatibility (BC) programme has enjoyed a constant stream of titles, from big-hitters like Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty: Black Ops to the likes of Skate 3 and Shadows of the Damned. However, the head of the initiative has shed light on the processes behind getting an Xbox 360 game on the service. In a note published to Twitter, Microsoft's Bill Stillwell wrote that BC releases have always "ebbed and flowed", with some months being full of releases and others being light on titles. He wrote that while you should expect blockbuster titles in the "near future",...

  • LG G6: what are reviews saying about it?

    The LG G6 was arguably the most striking handset at MWC 2017, owing to that tall 5.7-inch display and high screen/body ratio. The specs aren't perfect on paper though, such as the older Snapdragon 821 processor and region-specific features (weird). But, does the phone make for a great purchase? We look at some of the initial reviews. Design and display The LG G6 makes for a drastic difference compared to the G5, featuring IP68 water resistance and a gorgeous Galaxy-style design. Then there's the 2:1 display, making for an extremely unique smartphone. Pocket-Lint praised the phone's design and screen in its review, pointing...