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  • Wiill it be HD and awesome too?

    Now that the rumours of a new next generation Nintendo console have made their debut ahead of anything real making their debuts at the E3 event, thanks to Game Informer magazine, please allow me to the first to speculate the hell out of what I think this console will be. Or rather should be. Let the rumour mill start to grind. This “announcement” shouldn’t really come as a surprise. Historically, Nintendo has always released its home console shortly after the release of a handheld. The original Gameboy was available for retail in 1989, with the Super Nintendo following it in...

  • Fight Night Champion

    Review: Still boxing, but now with added drama and emotion (and plenty blood and guts) in this Xbox pugalistic sportfest with a boxer's fighting heart. I've long been a fan of the Fight Night series. It's a standard part of our Friday night guy get-togethers, where groups of us would braai, have a few beers and compete for ultimate bragging rights in epic Tyson-Holyfield throwdowns. When I first loaded Fight Night Champion, the latest in EA's boxing franchise, I wondered how they could possibly improve on the last instalment. I was pleasantly surprised. From the moment the voice-over in the opening...

  • Sony hack happened – a million Sony Pictures accounts stolen

    Update 3 June: Hackers have claimed to have compromised more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information from SonyPictures.com in the latest cyberattack on the Japanese electronics giant. "We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users' personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts," Lulz Security said. "Due to a lack of resources on our part we were unable to fully copy all of this information," the group said. "In theory we could have taken every last bit of information, but it would have taken several...

  • Video Review: Sandisk Sansa Clip+

    Small. Plastic. Slightly – no, very – cheap looking. But look past the dodgy aesthetics and listen with your ears. The Sansa Clip+ works where it counts most – playing music. A strange comment for a music player, but in this age of multi-multi-function devices with extra-extra features, sometimes you gotta think what you are buying your gadget to actually do. The Clip+ is an update of the Clip, a popular player with those who either can’t afford, or can’t abide, Apple’s ubiquitous mp3 players. Roger Hislop reviews this micro music player:

  • Hackers goad Sony, claim theft of internal data

    It appears that the Sony's numerous hacker problems are far from over. According to @LulzSec, the Twitter feed of the Lulz Boat (just go with it, haxxors do this kind of thing), Sony's servers are being hacked as we speak, with the hackers having announced the ongoing attack via their Twitter feed yesterday. The Tweet reads: "Hey @Sony, you know we're making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven't even noticed? Slow and steady, guys." They are making it very clear that they are attacking Sony’s music properties, rather than the Playstation Network which...

  • E3 2011 gaming conference predictions: the circus starts next week’

    It’s almost time again for E3 2011 and like Christmas, millions of boys and girls (mostly boys) across the globe are preparing to have their expectations calmly blown out of the water as their beloved consoles prepare themselves for an onslaught of new titles. Microsoft, Sony, EA and Nintendo will be the dominating forces at the E3 event and each one will do battle for the hearts and minds of the videogame junkie. From the 7th to the 9th of June at the Los Angles Conference centre, every avid gamer's thoughts will be focused on the events that occur inside...

  • Fallout New Vegas – Honest Hearts DLC

    Review: Travel to the murderous wastelands of Zion in Utah in this PC game that is dark, desolate and a little dreary. Honest Hearts follows you as you travel to the Zion National Park in Utah with the Happy Trails Trading Group. Things don't turn out quite so happy for your companions. They're all killed within the first few minutes of entering the new environment, leaving you alone in a beautiful landscape of canyon and river and (for once!) drinkable water. The painted murals on the bedrock are beautiful and the sporadic rain adds a bit of mystique to the...

  • App of the week: Nike+ GPS

    This week I take a look at a classic iPhone app that has changed the face of fitness forever, the ever popular and worth-way-more-than-you-paid-for-it classic, Nike+ GPS. Not to be confused with the original Nike+ that comes pre-installed on all new iPhone 4 devices (which wirelessly interacts with a special chip that is to be placed into a special shoe), this version makes use of the device’s GPS capabilities and doesn’t require anything more than a good signal, great weather and the desire to get out onto the road. As you will know from reading my last reviews, I am a...

  • Samsung firmly nails colours to Android mast

    Samsung Electronics will depend on Google's Android mobile-device software to run future versions of its tablet computers, a senior Samsung official said in an interview published Tuesday. "We'll continue to work with Android on future tablets," J.K. Shin, head of the South Korean giant's mobile division, told The Wall Street Journal. Samsung Electronics is the world's second-largest cellphone maker after Finland's Nokia but trails Apple's iPhone and iPad in smartphones and tablets. However, the Android system has boosted its smartphone business and Samsung hopes to do the same with tablets. The iPad surprised competitors with the success of its launch early last year....

  • Two new tablets unveiled as top Asia IT fair begins

    Two electronic firms unveiled new tablet computers in Taipei Monday, on the eve of Asia's biggest IT trade fair, as they try to get a slice of a lucrative market dominated by Apple's iPad. As thousands of industry delegates prepared for the Computex Taipei fair US firm ViewSonic and Taiwan's Shuttle Inc showed off their latest innovations. ViewSonic, a visual technology firm based in California, introduced what it said is the world's first tablet that is equipped with both Windows 7 and Google's Android platforms. "While iPad users are aimed for entertainment, our new machine has functions more than that," Kai Wang,...