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  • Alan Wake retro review: Twin Peaks meets Stephen King

    As most of us have probably heard by now, the narrative-driven horror shooter known as Alan Wake has been removed from all sales platforms following the expiry of various music licences. Fortunately, in light of this news the developers, Remedy Entertainment (Quantum Break, Max Payne), gave the game a ninety percent discount for a limited time, allowing users one last chance to grab the game before its indefinite withdrawal. If you're reading this and did not jump at that opportunity, I unfortunately have to inform you that the chance has passed. If you visit the Alan Wake Steam page right now,...

  • 5 games we want to see at E3 2017

    Here we are once again, eagerly awaiting the arrival of that auspicious occasion known as E3 where we are provided with a glimpse of future digital dreamlands. For those who are not familiar with E3, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, it is a colossal annual video game expo held in Los Angeles and hosted by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association). What sets it apart from other well-known expos is that only individuals who work in the gaming industry, such as journalists or developers, are allowed to attend. In this piece we're taking a look at a few titles we’re...

  • GT Sport beta: here’s what we love and loathe thus far

    The PlayStation 4's more recent exclusives have looked and played incredibly well. Guerilla's Horizon Zero Dawn is a great example. But what if I don't want to shoot things with arrows? What if I desire fossil fuel-burning madness? The console has had few challengers for best racing simulator in recent months. Sure, we had Assetto Corsa and Drive Club, but the former was a bit too inaccessible for casual players, while the latter was just plain drab. Project Cars is perhaps the one game that stood out in this genre, and with the second edition of this title incoming, Gran Turismo developer...

  • These notable games are coming out in January 2017

    Who says that the post-Christmas period has to see a lull in game releases? Yep, believe it or not, but there are a few notable titles coming out this month. And we're even seeing some hardware hit SA stores as well, so let's take quick look then. Resident Evil 7 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Set for release on 24 January, Resident Evil 7 is the latest and perhaps most radical title in the long-running Capcom franchise. For starters, the game stands out thanks to its first-person perspective. Sure, Resident Evil Survivor did it before, but... Resident Evil Survivor... Anyway, the franchise also seems to go...

  • Google Play’s most popular games/apps of 2016 revealed

    It's been another good year for mobile games, featuring a ton of fantastic titles. Don't believe me? Then check out our weekly mobile gaming rundowns. Now, Google has revealed the top five most popular games and apps on the Google Play Store for 2016. So who emerged at the top of the pile? Most popular apps? The top five most popular apps saw Face Changer 2 hit the number one spot. The app allows users to indulge in the face-swapping tomfoolery that's all the rage this year. Otherwise, Lumyer - Photo and Selfie Editor and Castbox - Podcast Radio Music rounded out the...

  • Insult Simulator and Smile Inc: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Another week means another roundup of the most notable games on our mobile devices. So let's get on with the show. We've got four games in this edition, but our favourite as to be a rather dandy insult simulator. Check the full rundown below... Oh... Sir!! The Insult Simulator (R30 - Android, iOS) It's been on release schedules for a while now, but this interesting title is finally out in the wild. As the...

  • Jade Empire and That Dragon, Cancer: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Last week's mobile gaming roundup was quite the doozy, but this edition isn't half-bad either, so let's get on with it. Our highlights this week include Jade Empire and That Dragon, Cancer. Scroll down for all four picks below. Jade Empire (R200 - iOS) One of Bioware's many great videogames, Jade Empire is essentially Knights of the Old Republic with martial arts. You'll need to make a variety of decisions through your 40-odd hour playthrough,...

  • Google Play Indie Games Festival: the Android games you can look forward to

    The inaugural Google Play Indie Games Festival is set to take place on 24 September, offering some intriguing Android games from US and Canadian developers. So then, what kind of titles should you expect from the event? A ton of derivative experiences and pay-to-win titles? Hardly. From collectible card games featuring anime girls to polished puzzle games and everything in between, we take a look at the lineup. A Matter of Murder: A murder mystery game making use of point and click mechanics, this title also features rogue-like elements. For instance, randomly generated murder details ensure that no playthrough is alike. It's already available to play on Android...

  • Big Bang Racing and Perchang: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Wednesday was a public holiday, but that doesn't mean we're skimping on the mobile games. Here are a few of our top picks this week. Personally? I quite like Perchang and Big Bang Racing - view the full list below. Mobius Final Fantasy (free - Android, iOS) It's been available in Asian markets for a while now, but the latest Final Fantasy mobile game has now been released for the world at...

  • Humble Bundle and Rooms of Doom: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Looking for something meatier than Pokemon Go? Or maybe you just want a change of pace? Either way, we've got some picks for you. My favourite game this week? I'll have to say Rooms of Doom, but only because I own some of the Humble Bundle titles already. Rooms of Doom - Minion Madness (free - Android, iOS) The latest game from the people behind Crossy Road is another endless-runner - so how...