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  • Telkom Do Gaming to launch Battlefield 3 league

    South African telecommunication giant Telkom, under the Do Gaming banner will launch a Battlefield 3 league in 2012 with ZAR100 000 in prize money up for grabs. Ricus Groenewald, Telkom Gaming Manager, says Battlefield 3 has been a key focus for Telkom Do Gaming over the past couple of months and will be an important part of the 2012 Do Gaming League. "The Telkom Do Gaming stand at the rAge expo exclusively hosted the game before its launch, giving gamers the chance to experience the title. We also launched our Do Uncapped offering at rAge with a Battlefield 3 bundle. With...

  • iPhone 4S rolls out in more markets

    The latest iteration of Apple's iPhone, the 4S, made its débuts in three new Asian markets. The débuts reportedly varied between glitzy and chaotic, with some customers queuing for up to a week to get their hands on the coveted gadget. Thousands of people reportedly thronged Apple's new harbour side store in Hong Kong as staff clapped and cheered the new arrival. Midnight launches in South Korea and New Zealand, meanwhile, featured sports stars and celebrities. Top South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom brought in the country’s most popular actor, Won Bin and actress Shin Min-a for its launch...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note review — bigger is better

    The Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 makes me feel like an idiot for loving Apple. For years I defended the iPhone, calling it the next coming of mobile phones and now, out of the blue, the Note has knocked me flat on my back. It's the biggest, brightest and fastest smartphone currently available and Samsung is now the deserving wearer of the mobile crown. Samsung should also be congratulated for bringing the stylus back into the 21st century with an ambitious new embedded interface option called the "S-Pen". Bigger is better The Galaxy Note's most obvious positive is the 5.3" super AMOLED screen....

  • Video Review: Tunebug Vibe

    Ever looked at an object on your kitchen counter, and thought "I bet the new David Guetta track would sound great pumped through that"? Or maybe you love being able to carry all your music around with you on your mobile phone but hate the tinny quality of its built-in speaker. If so, the Tunebug Vibe speaker might just be for you. You can spend endless fun-filled hours trying all the different resonant cavities that you have lying around to see what sounds best. Gearburn reviews this nifty little portable speaker.

  • Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders top 6.5 million

    The latest release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 worldwide makes it the latest in a series of million selling titles to hit the current generation of consoles and computers. While Black Ops may have gathered record sales of its own, Modern Warfare 3 has already shattered pre-order sales, and currently sits at a healthy 6.5-million orders. Activision, publishers of the Modern Warfare series have already gone on record to say that the pre-orders are its best yet. The US has seen the largest share of the sales figures and holds more than 60% of the pre-orders. Console sales are...

  • Battlefield 3: A schizophrenic multiplayer wonder

    We've waited a long time for Battlefield 3 and what DICE has delivered is a game of two halves: A multiplayer title with endless appeal and a single-player game so dire that it laughs in the face of modern gameplay. I'll be your host for this review, welcome to the Battlefield. Single player woes From the moment you step out of your US Army Jeep, the graphics amaze. Dust clouds billow, and buildings creak with the scars of battle, all beautifully rendered in the Frostbite 2.0 engine. Facial and skeletal animations are incredible and while unable to reach the levels of...

  • Xoom 2 pricing and specs released

    Specifications and pricing for the new Motorola Xoom 2 have been released. GBP£379.99 (US$608) is the official price of Motorola's Xoom 2, the successor to the well received Xoom. The price comes a mere day after the official launch of the Xoom 2. The slimmer, faster and easier to use Xoom 2 mirrors the ethos of the iPad 2, which also promised its fans a "faster, thinner, lighter" product. Pricing the device below GBP£400 (US$640) means Motorola has managed to smash through a crucial barrier and may tempt buyers towards the Android device. In a direct price-to-price comparison between the two Xoom...

  • Modern Warfare 3 prepares for ‘No Russian’ type controversy

    Stirring controversy is nothing new to the world of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Echoing the horrors of the infamous "No Russian" level from Modern Warfare 2, the highly anticipated Modern Warfare 3 features a scene which will most likely stir emotion, fill forums and incite Fox News style exclamations across the world. A leaked video (which has now been pulled "due to a copyright claim by Activision Games") depicts a brutal act of violence which hopes to top the airport massacre of Modern Warfare 2. Please note that the following description below might safely be described as a "spoiler"...

  • The evolution of videogame advertising

    In the 80s and early parts of the 90s, commercials for videogames were few and far between. When you did see them, they looked something like this: Aside from the fact that it exuded 80s "radness", for which there is no cure, the commercial itself was just disparaging of gamers. But that's not really a surprise, ad agencies at the time were trying to sell a product to a demographic that they couldn't relate to. Playing up the stereotype was a lazy approach, but it was also the typical approach at the time. Fortunately, as the 90s rolled in, people...

  • It’s Nook versus Kindle with the newly-released Simple Touch

    The Barnes & Noble Nook is seemingly set to enter into an almighty throw down with the Amazon Kindle. It has now been discovered that Barnes & Noble will be announcing a new Nook, called the "Simple Touch", a gadget which is seemingly in line with Kindle's current line-up of cut-price eReaders. The Nook Simple Touch, priced at US$99 has "the world's best reading screen and longest battery life" according to a leaked slide from Barnes & Noble, a US-based book retailer. Other features listed on the leaked slide show include a "Breakthrough E ink (multi-touch) display with 25% faster page...