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  • Forza Motorsport 7: first batch of cars revealed

    Forza Motorsport 7 is shaping up to be a technical tour de force when it launches later this year, owing to its 4K/60fps output on Xbox One X, for one. But what about the all-important car collection? Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft have revealed the first 160+ cars out of 700 to make it to the final game. So what should you expect? For one, Microsoft and Turn 10 have highlighted a few specific models, such as the 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder, the 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento and the 1967 Ferrari Spa 330 P4. Otherwise, some of the more notable reveals include...

  • Windows Phone is dead, long live (lol) Windows 10 Mobile

    Yes yes, the headline reads like a bit of an oxymoron to some. But believe it or not, there was a time when Microsoft's Windows Phone platform showed some promise. Unfortunately, that time has passed and support has ceased for Windows Phone 8.1, the last update before Windows 10 Mobile. The company's support page quietly revealed the news a few months back, being rather disappointing for people with handsets that can't be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft initially promised that the new update would be coming to a slew of WP8.1 handsets from premium to low-end, but this was not the case,...

  • Surprise: you can now download Ubuntu from Windows Store

    A few months ago, we saw Microsoft announce that it was bringing Ubuntu and several other Linux distributions to the Windows Store. Now, Canonical has flicked the switch and added Ubuntu to the store. According to The Verge, the installation is sandboxed though, which means that you won't be getting all the functionality of Ubuntu compared to a proper installation. You'll still be getting command line utlities, such as SSH, bash and git however. Linux... on the Windows Store? Yep, Canonical has published Ubuntu on Microsoft's store "To use this feature, one first needs to use 'Turn Windows features on or off' [in...

  • Xbox Ultimate Game Sale: here are the biggest discounts

    Microsoft is holding its Xbox Ultimate Game Sale once again, offering some steep discounts on AAA and indie games alike. So what should you be keeping an eye on? Well, let's start with the deepest discounts. Terraria and the Walking Dead Season One and Two see the biggest price slashes, at 70% off (or 80% off if you have Xbox Live Gold). Not up your alley? Then the next tier (67%/75%) has a ton of cut-price gaming goodness. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Deadlight: Director's Cut, Just Cause 3, Life is Strange Complete Season, Metro Redux, Ryse: Legendary Edition, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition...

  • These video games will run at 4K/60fps on Xbox One X

    Microsoft's Xbox One X is easily the most powerful console ever produced, shaping up to be more capable than the PS4 Pro on paper (exclusives are another story though). At its E3 2017 presentation, Microsoft constantly touted games that were enhanced for Xbox One X, with Forza Motorsport 7 leading the way. Packing 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, Forza might be the most technically demanding console game around. But there are a few more titles offering 4K and 60fps on the new console... For one, we've got F1 2017, with Codemasters telling Gaming Bolt that it was targeting 4K and...

  • Microsoft wins social media battle at E3 2017 – study

    E3 2017 is pretty much in the bag, as all the major publishers and manufacturers have already dished out their details. We've already looked at who won E3 (both in article form and podcast), but what about the social media war? Analytics firm Brandwatch has tallied the mentions, revealing the big console and video game winners as determined by social media. "This data incorporates mentions from across social media (we track mentions across millions of sites, including public Facebook posts, Instagram, blogs, forums, news sites etc)," Brandwatch explained to Gearburn. And the big winner was Microsoft, claiming 44% of mentions according to...

  • Sony or Microsoft: who won E3 2017?

    It's one of our favourite periods of the year, when gaming studios and console manufacturers descend on LA to showcase their new wares at E3. EA, Bethesda and Microsoft held their conferences earlier this week, while Sony followed through a few hours ago (as of writing). So the real question is, who "won" E3 between Microsoft and Sony? What about the Xbox event? The company's fans no doubt wanted Xbox Scorpio details and new exclusive games. Did the firm bring the results then? Well, Project Scorpio certainly had plenty of time in the sun, with a final design, pricing and a release date...

  • 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: 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: get your conference times here

    The world's most prominent gaming expo, E3, kicks off in just under two weeks, promising plenty of surprises and details for gamers. Want to watch the conferences but not sure what time they start? We've got the timetable for you, found below. They'll also be streamed live on Twitch (and most companies will stream it via their YouTube pages). Electronic Arts The huge third-party publisher will no doubt show off some FIFA (and "banter"), as well as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and other wares. The company's E3 conference kicks off on Saturday 10 June at 12pm PT. In South Africa, this is 9pm...