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  • Humble Bundle and Framed 2: 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 the latest and greatest mobile games? Or maybe you just want a great deal? Either way, we've got the goods for you once again. We've got five great entries this week, including a new Humble Bundle and Framed 2. Scroll down for the full rundown below. Sonic the Hedgehog (free - Android, iOS) Sega has released its Sega Forever initiative a few days ago, bringing a slew of retro games to mobile...

  • 4 other classic consoles that deserve a Mini release

    Last year saw Nintendo release the mini NES (review), being a diminutive version of the NES machine, delivering well over a dozen preloaded titles. It was quite the sensation upon launch, leading Nintendo to reveal the SNES Classic this week. The new console features just over 20 iconic titles, ranging from Super Mario World and Final Fantasy III to Secret of Mana and Super Metroid. And this has us thinking, what about other classic consoles that deserve the Mini treatment? PlayStation One Sure, these games are playable on a variety of current PlayStation models, but aside from the adorable hardware, the preloaded nature of...

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: or how I shouted ‘bomb’ on a plane

    "Urgh! Bomb!" It was at this moment that I realised what I had shouted. On a plane from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Granted, I wasn't shouting at the top of my lungs and it was interspersed between cries of "blue shell!" and swear words, but it still made for a flustered moment a few seconds later. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will do that to you. Hell, the entire series will do that to you. And when you're playing in split-screen with a fellow tech journalist on a plane, as hard as you try, there will be a rally of nasty words and exasperated cries. The...

  • SNES Classic is real: Star Fox 2 playable for first time

    We heard murmurings of a mini SNES console earlier this year, following the success of the mini NES. Now, Nintendo has officially taken the wraps off of the SNES Classic console. Much like the mini NES, we've got a miniature console in the same style as the original machine, as well as two SNES controllers. The console officially launches in the USA on 29 September and comes in at US$80. No word on a local release date or price just yet, but we've asked Core Group for more information. Still, a console lives and dies by its games, and the SNES had a...

  • Your gaming news roundup for June 2017

    Once again another month will be flying off the calendar, soon to enter the eternal past-tense. This time around, June 2017 will the latest in a long line to take its place on the proverbial deathbed. In its honour, as not to forget the moments we've shared, we will be exploring some scraps, snippets, and bits, of video game industry news you might have missed in the last few weeks. If you feel like there is something sorely lacking on this list, let us know in the comments section below! Cyberpunk 2077 design documents being held for ransom Earlier this month unidentified hackers...

  • 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...

  • Sega Forever drops free retro games on Android, iOS

    Who doesn't like the idea of proper mobile ports of classic games? Super Mario Bros with touch controls and optional controller support? How about Crash Team Racing? Well, one major publisher has stepped up to the plate in the form of Sega, launching its Sega Forever programme. The company has tapped its back catalogue to deliver a slew of free retro games on Android and iOS. Expect Sega Master System, Mega Drive and Dreamcast games to receive the porting treatment. But will it be a lazy job or is there actually plenty of work going into them? Sega says the games...

  • 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,...

  • Nintendo Switch 3.0 update brings some small but welcome features

    The Nintendo Switch is enjoying very healthy sales, thanks to the likes of Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart. However, it's not a perfect console, with the biggest complaint being the barebones nature of it all. Nevertheless, Nintendo is hard at work on crafting system updates, with the latest version 3.0 update being pushed out last night. So what does it bring to the table? For starters, you can now get news for specific games (news>find channels), add friends from your Wii U and 3DS friend lists (my page>friend suggestions) and get alerts when your friends go online/offline (system settings>notifications>friend...

  • Budget Diaries: Sara Is Missing, Pequod and more

    "Budget Diaries" is a new series where Gearburn explores the vast digital landscape of the internet in search of unique and engaging games that won't break the bank or greedily consume half your hard drive's space. If you're tired of paying half your wages on games, waiting for massive downloads or playing games that seem all too familiar, then you've come to the right place. This week, Wiehahn takes a look at Sara is Missing, Pequod and several more titles that won't hurt your wallet. Sara is Missing Developer: Kaigan Games Size: 132 MB Platforms: PC, Mac, Android Price: Free (with option to donate) In Sara...