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  • Sony at E3 2017: what did you miss? [Videos]

    You'd be forgiven if you missed out on Sony's E3 2017 conference, taking place at 3am SAST, for one. So what did they show off? Any new exclusives? Check out the major highlights below. Shadow of the Colossus It's one of the most iconic PS2 games. Hell, it's one of the most iconic games ever made. And it's receiving a PS4 port. Set for a vague 2018 release, we can expect the same towering colossi and heavily upgraded visuals, if the trailer can be believed. Spider-Man We finally got a better look at Spider-Man, being done by the Insomniac people. Due for 2018 as well, the trailer...

  • E3 2017: Miyamoto, Ubisoft reveal Mario in XCOM clone

    We already know about the likes of Far Cry 5, the new Assassin's Creed and The Crew 2. And they predictably made appearances at E3 2017. But Ubisoft has also used E3 to reveal a few brand new titles. Nintendo and Ubisoft team up One of the biggest surprises was Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto on-stage at the event, to present new title Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. A turn-based tactical strategy game of sorts, the title seems to be heavily influenced by the likes of XCOM and Fire Emblem, with cover being an important element. Expect this Switch-exclusive to launch on 29 August. An online...

  • Most popular game at Xbox E3 event wasn’t an exclusive

    Assassin's Creed: Origins was the most talked-about game at Microsoft's Xbox event at E3 2017. This is according to data collected by social analytics firm Brandwatch. The company found that 420 000 social media posts were made about the conference in general between 2pm and 3.45pm PT. As for a gender-based breakdown, it found that 79% of authors were male and 21% were female. Brandwatch added that the constant stream of games from the Microsoft event made for quite a challenge. "We searched for mentions of all of the games that had extended trailers or mentions by the speakers (basically, skipping games that...

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 now in South Africa

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (review) was one of our favourite phones of last year, owing to its capable specs and wallet-friendly price tag. Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 4 in China back in January though, slowly making its way to the rest of the world. Now, after confirming their intentions to bring it to the country last month, local distributor MIA Group has quietly listed the device for South Africa. MIA's website lists the 32GB model for R3599, actually coming in slightly cheaper than the Redmi Note 3's original price. In saying so, it's worth noting (heh) that the new phone is...

  • Xbox Scorpio is now Xbox One X, SA price in tow [E3 2017]

    Update: Microsoft's website has revealed a R7499 price tag for the console when it hits South Africa. We've asked Microsoft's representatives for local details but they said they would "hopefully be sending out a statement later today or tomorrow". Original article: We all know that Microsoft would use its E3 briefing to deliver more Xbox Scorpio details. So what did it reveal? For starters, the console now has an official name, in the form of the Xbox One X. This goes contrary to rumours of an Xbox 10 S name to bring it in line with Windows 10 S. The company claims that the...

  • E3 2017: 5 cool games Bethesda brought to the table

    Hot on the heels of Microsoft and EA, Bethesda held its E3 conference, delivering a few surprises and previously announced titles. But what were the standout games and trailers? Check them out below. A sequel to Wolfenstein Wolfenstein: The New Order was one of the better reboots in recent memory, retaining the spirit of the franchise while introducing a generation of gamers to the series. Now, we've got a sequel in the form of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, set for 27 October 2017. This time, you'll be sent to Nazi-occupied USA in 1961. The Evil Within 2 It's another sequel at Bethesda's conference, this time,...

  • E3 2017: OG Xbox games come to Xbox One

    Microsoft shocked the world a few years back when it announced that Xbox 360 games would be backwards-compatible on Xbox One. In fact, at its E3 2017 conference, the tech firm revealed that over half of all Xbox One owners have played an Xbox 360 game on their new console. Now, Microsoft has announced that the backwards compatibility initiative is expanding. Yep, the company revealed that original Xbox games would be backwards compatible. The company said that more details would be revealed later this year, adding that Crimson Skies would be a compatible title. As for a launch date? Well, the company's website...

  • E3 2017: all the major Xbox trailers, news

    The second E3 2017 conference (although technically taking place before E3 itself) saw Microsoft and its Xbox business take to the stage for its event. So what did they announce? For starters, Microsoft claimed that 22 of the titles shown on-stage were console exclusive games. We also got some Xbox Scorpio news, with the console now being called Xbox One X, and coming on 7 November. But the company had plenty of games to show indeed. Forza Motorsport 7 Then there's Forza Motorsport 7, running at 4K, 60fps on the new console. The Forza stage was also used to reveal the latest 2018 Porsche (seen...

  • E3 2017: Bioware’s new IP, more at EA conference

    The first major E3 2017 conference takes place today, as Electronic Arts takes to the stage to reveal their latest wares. Expect FIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed and more titles to make an appearance. In any event, we'll be updating this article with the latest news and surprises from the pre-E3 conference. For starters, EA confirmed that EA Access and Origin Access (as well as select PS4 titles) would be free for the week. Otherwise, what else did they have to reveal? Madden NFL 18 Yes yes, it's an annual franchise based on American football, but that doesn't mean...

  • Game Critic Awards: best original games over the years

    The Game Critic Awards is an annual event that "recognises the games that will shape the future of interactive entertainment". The awards are reserved for gaming titles that had a hands-on demonstration at Los Angeles’ Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the winners being determined by individuals that represent various prominent global video game publications. In the next few weeks we will be taking a look at the winners of the various categories, providing us with a glimpse of the changing landscape of games over the last decade. In this piece we will pay homage to the champions of innovations, the Best Original...