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  • Want a good deal? 2K is having a Steam publisher sale

    2K Games has quite the stable of titles in its Steam catalogue and now, the publisher has revealed a weekend sale on Steam. And there are some rather notable discounts to be had. The Sid Meier games see varying deals, with featured titles including Civilization V (R79.75), Civilization Beyond Earth (R102.25), Starships (R79.50), Ace Patrol (R13.75), Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies (R13.75), Pirates (R27.25) and Railroads (R27.25). As for more notable deals on recent releases? We've got Mafia 3 (R230.67), XCOM 2 (R239.60), NBA 2K17 (R419.40), Bioshock Remastered (R72.27) and Bioshock 2 Remastered (R72.27). Other solid deals in general include The Darkness 2...

  • Avoid Early Access disappointment with these tips

    While Steam's Early Access programme and crowdfunding sites have been a huge boost for indie developers, they have also resulted in many disgruntled gamers losing their money or ending up with a game very different from the one they invested in. From seemingly endless in-development purgatory (here's looking at you, Star Citizen), to games which are simply cancelled with no refund; there's a lot that can make you regret your early purchase. However we have some tips for avoiding this kind of disappointment. 1. See how long the game has been in development While games do take a while to develop, there...

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is 70% off on Steam

    I love the Deus Ex franchise, but I've only just recently sunk my teeth into Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. After all, AAA games aren't cheap on console. Fortunately, discounts happen all the time for PC gamers, with Mankind Divided available for R149.70 as part of a franchise sale on Steam. The title is usually available for R499, representing a 70% discount. Don't care for Mankind Divided? Then Human Revolution Director's Cut is available for R54.75. Prefer the god-awful (it's actually decent in its own right) Deus Ex: Invisible War? Expect to pay just R19. Otherwise, former mobile title Deus Ex: The Fall is available...

  • Steam gets native PS4 controller support with new update

    Prefer your PS4 controller and want to use it for PC games? Well, support hasn't exactly been consistent, but that looks set to change with the latest Steam update. The PC gaming storefront has introduced native support for PS4 controllers with its latest update. Just how deeply integrated is the support though? Let's just say that it's actually on par with the Steam Controller, owing to gyro and touchpad features as well. "When enabled, PS4 controllers will have access to the same sort of customization/configuration support as Steam Controllers, including native API support," Valve explained in the Steam update notes. PS4 controllers now...

  • 7 digital Christmas vouchers for the tech-lover in your life

    There are loads of great gift ideas around for the festive season, but vouchers tend to be the safest fallback option if you just don't know what to get. And there are plenty of vouchers for digital services, so we pick a few vouchers you should keep in mind. Google Play Store Available from the likes of Pick N Pay, Checkers and Incredible Connection, Google Play vouchers allow Android owners to purchase digital goods and services from Google Play. These digital goods/services include the Google Play Music All-Access streaming service (for R60 a month), music purchases, game/app purchases and movie purchases/rentals. The Google Play Store...

  • No Man’s Sky update 1.12 debuts with more bug fixes

    After its Foundation Update debuted late November, Hello Games has announced patch notes for No Man's Sky's latest update for PC and PlayStation 4. Marked as patch 1.12, the live update fixes a slew of bugs on both platforms, but doesn't add any content. According to a Reddit post, the update is around 400MB. If you we're hoping that Hello Games would add some sort of multiplayer element to the title before the Holidays, you'll have to hold back the tears. No Man's Sky's latest update doesn't add much content, but does fix a slew of bugs The indie developer also posted a...

  • Beholder [PC] review: Orwellian errand man

    Beholder is an indie adventure title developed by Russian-based studio Warm Lamp Games. According to the developers, the game is inspired by “the oppressive laws introduced by the Russian Government”. It takes place in a fictional Totalitarian state run by the cold and calculating “Ministry”. You play as Carl Stein, a newly state-appointed landlord of an apartment building who has been ordered to keep an eye on the tenants and report any suspicious activity that goes against the Ministry’s wishes. To do so you will be profiling your tenants, secretly installing cameras in their apartments and, in certain cases, will have...

  • No Man’s Sky player numbers jump after ‘Foundation Update’

    After the announcement and release of its Foundation Update, No Man's Sky has seen a massive spike in player numbers on Steam. The update, which adds base building, new trophies, freighters and a number of new gaming modes, arrived on PlayStation 4 and PC today. But while we can't esstimate just how many people are playing the game on the PlayStation 4 at present, we can use Steam as an indicator for PC players. According to SteamCharts, No Man's Sky went into Sunday 27 November with around 700 concurrent players on Steam. As of 7pm SAST, that number is closer to...

  • Event 0 [PC] review: I compute, therefore I am

    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I initially booted Event 0 (stylised as Event), a short but poignant first-person narrative exploration game by Ocelot Society. All I knew was that I would spend most of my time conversing with a spaceship’s artificial intelligence named Kaizen. This meant I was probably going to do a lot of reading and typing, not activities I would usually associate with video games. I could not help but think: can a game that revolves this much around typing, something that many of us would regard as mundane, actually be any good? Well the answer is yes....

  • This Is The Police [PC] review: ingredients don’t make the recipe

    This is the Police is a narrative-driven police management game created by Weappy Studio. It's the first title to come from the Belarus-based company and while it is by no means a badly developed title, it's not without its shortcomings. While my time with this title wasn’t necessarily a waste, I have to admit that it has a bit of an identity crisis. At one end, it wants to be a police management sim and on the other, a gritty piece of interactive fiction. While both of these approaches could have been great games on their own, fusing them together did...