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  • Super Mario Run to hit Android on 23 March

    Nintendo has already released two mobile games, in the form of Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run. Of course, the former is available on Android and iOS, while the latter has been iOS-only for a long time. Fortunately, that exclusivity ends this week as Nintendo announced that Super Mario Run is set to hit Android on 23 March (Thursday). People have been able to pre-register for the title for a while now, allowing gamers to receive a notification when it's actually out. Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the Ver.2.0.0 update! Pre-register now: https://t.co/dAxzTlppnG pic.twitter.com/nQ0T4znOBt — Nintendo of America...

  • Galaxy S8 prices leaked: will it break the bank though?

    We already know a lot about the Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, thanks in large part due to recent leaks. Now, another leak has occurred, in the form of pricing for the device... According to the ever-reliable Evan Blass, the Galaxy S8 will have a €799 price tag and the Galaxy S8+ will feature a €899 price. Do an ill-advised currency conversion (other costs still have to be taken into account), and you're looking at R10 906 for the S8 and R12 271 for the S8+. Don't expect Xiaomi pricing for the upcoming Galaxy S8, according to the latest information In other words, you can...

  • Xbox One S now up for pre-order in SA with no release date [Update: 13 April]

    Update: Raru has tweeted that the Xbox One S is launching on 13 April in South Africa, making for a significant delay compared to other locales. Xbox One S Console on Pre-Order. The launch late has now been confirmed for Thursday the 13th April @RaruShopping https://t.co/6nQN4jUto9 pic.twitter.com/NLsCmXRWtj — Raru (@RaruShopping) March 17, 2017 Original article: It's taken a while for the Xbox One S revision to (sort of) make it to SA shores. The device is now up for pre-order on a number of stores, but there's no date as to when it'll actually arrive. The console will set you back R4999 for...

  • How long until more 4K HDR TVs hit sub-R10 000 mark?

    4K HDR television sets have received a ton of hype in recent months, in no small part due to the PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, Xbox Scorpio and streaming services supporting the standards. LG, Samsung and other brands have sensed a major opportunity in this regard, having sold TVs with this tech for some time now. But the biggest obstacle is price, with many 4K HDR television sets being rather expensive. Still, we're seeing some 4K sets with claimed HDR functionality hovering just above the R10 000 price window or just a touch under this mark... So the question then is just...

  • Which Nintendo Switch storage medium is fastest?

    The Nintendo Switch differs from traditional consoles by using cartridges rather than discs, making for faster access speeds in the process. But a new report has also shed light on the read speeds of microSD cards and the console's internal storage -- and the results are a little surprising. Eurogamer compared the Switch's 32GB of internal storage to a 16GB Sandisk UHS-1 microSD card, a super-fast SanDisk Extreme Plus 64GB microSD and Switch cartridges. The result? Well, the publication found that the internal storage would beat both microSD cards all the time, suggesting a speed cap was in place for...

  • 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...