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  • Arkham City’s Paul Crocker spills the beans on Batman

    Paul Crocker, lead narrative designer for Batman: Arkham City sat down with Gearburn.com to discuss the deep, dark storyline of the latest smash release in the franchise and the challenges of bringing a driven but tormented superhero into the game environment. UPDATE Tweeted: "Brand new DLC coming December 20th with all new Batcave. Jokers carnival and the iceberg lounge also available to download then!" Ryan Gordon: As the story arc is different from the mainstream media version of Batman, do you find you can be more creative with the character? Paul Crocker: Creativity is a weird thing, because we can be...

  • Review: Epson PX720WD for designers and photographers

    Big, black and glossy. Stylish too, in a big, black, glossy, oblong way, with sci-fi illuminated controls. The Wi-Fi enabled Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD is aimed at the creative professional or photographer - it's not too great at churning out the office documents, but it has a superb scanner and superlative six-colour inkjet printer for better-than-lab printouts onto glossy paper. Somewhat oddly for a non-office printer it has a duplexer for double-sided print. Epson position this device as the all-in-one “to complement your home” – although it’s strengths are definitely for the creatives. While it may do double-sided prints, blacks...

  • Win Batman: Arkham City for Xbox 360 with Gearburn.com

    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Want to add the latest Batman game to your collection? Gearburn.com is there for you. Yep, we're giving away Arkham City for Xbox 360 to one lucky winner. Batman stalks the night and the streets of Gotham once more in the sequel to one of the best selling Xbox games of 2009. Batman: Arkham City is the free-roaming follow-up which hands you the reigns to the world's greatest detective. Fight Joker, Two Face, defeat Riddler's puzzles and battle Bane in this thrilling adventure. Use detective mode, pummel foes and follow the clues and discover the secret...

  • Video Review: Samsung D6570 all-in one home theatre

    It's slinky, it's skinny, it'll fit in any room... and a wireless link for your rear surround speakers saves the spaghetti cable runs. Samsung's D6750 all-in-one is a Blu-ray player with a home theatre AV receiver and amplifier built in, feeding some high-tech, ultra-slim column speakers. One box convenience, even the latest and greatest in 3D technology, but with a lot of compromises when it comes to flexibility and audio quality. Gearburn takes a look in this video review.

  • Review: Art-ertainment in Ico & Shadow of Colossus HD

    In this age of mindless first-person shooters and endless chasing down of health packs, it’s refreshing to see a game like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus come around... again. They may be remastered, but they hold an important kind of currency in today’s gaming market: originality. Go ahead and look at other reviews for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus (SOTC), they’ll all focus on the same thing - how the PS2 versions have been improved from Team Ico’s original releases. You really only need one line to sum up the obvious changes... so here it is: improved frame...

  • Not a review: Logitech M125 in ‘A Lonely Place to Point and Click’

    Rays of sunlight pierced my venetian blinds, sending UV rays lasering into my room. As I raised my trembling hand to shield my eyes, a tiny Logitech mouse cracked me across the bridge of my nose. Why was it tied to my hands? What happened the night before, and where the hell was my coffee? The office, yesterday, 4:30pm The Logitech M125 mouse, a tiny nugget of user interface fun was thrown onto my desk. “Here, review it. Make it shine,” my editor said. “Make it fantastic. I want to laugh. I want to cry.” The mouse is the most important piece...

  • Video-less rooted Kindle Fire sorted

    Those who purchased the Kindle Fire and the swiftly proceeded to root it to allow the installation of unapproved apps would have swiftly hit an error message when trying to play videos. “Your device is no longer configured correctly to play Amazon videos. For more information see Help & Feedback under Settings.” Naturally, the hacker community swiftly swung into action to create a workaround. One of the biggest selling points of the Kindle Fire is its ultra-low price of US$200, which places it far and beyond the US$449 iPad. Rooting a Kindle Fire is similar to “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Once...

  • HTC sees gloomy year for mobe sales

    The Taiwanese cellphone mega-manufacturer has cut its immediate revenue forecasts by as much as a quarter, citing continuing global recession and competition from Apple and Samsung. It expects it’s fourth quarter revenues to be $3.4 billion – the same as this time last year. “Due to global macroeconomic downturn and market competition, the assumptions of 2011 Q4 financial forecast provided earlier are no longer applicable,” HTC said. Growth will return in the first half of next year, it said. HTC has also been involved in a protracted patent skirmish with Apple, including a recent loss in the US courts over patents...

  • Review: Frame to Facebook with Samsung SH100

    It’s everything you want in a cheap point and shoot, and more. Remember every time you took a pic, and went, “Jeez, how awesome would it be to just beam it up to the Web or Facebook!” The Samsung SH100 does this via Wi-Fi – and there’s more! It also lets you use your smartphone as a remote viewer. How awesome is that? Not very, unfortunately. Only suckers and those who don’t read Gearburn reviews buy first generation technology. The SH100 is explicitly designed for the smartphone generation – the menus, the touchscreen, even the memory card uses smartphone-like cues....

  • Microsoft details Kinect for Windows

    Kinect, the wildly successful Xbox 360 motion-controller is making its way to the Windows platform by 2012. This news was announced a short while back, but no further information was released, until now. Microsoft, in a “tell-all” blog post, has detailed how Kinect for Windows will offer a substantial improvement over the Xbox 360 version. The team will “build on the existing Kinect for Xbox 360 device, and optimise certain hardware components as well as make firmware adjustments which better enable PC-centric scenarios.” Coupled with “numerous upgrades and improvements” the updated hardware will “deliver features and functionality that Windows developers and...