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5 reasons to be excited about Mass Effect: Andromeda

It’s been delayed several times, but the latest iteration of Mass Effect is finally here. Well, almost. Scheduled to launch on 21 March, it’s safe to say that there’s a heap of anticipation surrounding Mass Effect: Andromeda – and with good reason. See, we’ve been hands-on with Andromeda and, while it’ll take a full review to get to grips with this mammoth title...[Read More]

The 20 best Samsung Gear VR games, apps and experiences

The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift might be battling it out for the upper end of VR, requiring a pricey new PC to even hit minimum specs with either – but Samsung’s Gear VR still delivers a great mobile VR experience at a fraction of the cost. Sure, they’re not all exactly on the same level, but the Gear VR requires a much less expensive overall investment, especially if you already have a r...[Read More]

Game therapy: serious video games can help children with cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood physical disability, affecting more than 34,000 Australians, and more than 17 million people worldwide. The condition results when there is an injury to the developing brain that goes on to affect a child’s movement and posture, but can also include the senses (vision, hearing, touch) and cognition (thinking). On average, the incidence of CP means t...[Read More]

5 reasons to be excited about Project CARS 2

The original Project CARS was a sim-racer’s delight, and Slightly Mad Studios didn’t wait long to continue work on the franchise, announcing a sequel mere weeks after the debut’s release. And now we’ve seen the fruits of its labour, as Slightly Mad and publisher Bandai Namco announced that Project CARS 2 will release in late 2017. It’s coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox On...[Read More]

Grand Theft Auto V passes 75 million units shipped

Way back in February 2014 Grand Theft Auto V was doing extremely well. The game had sold over 32 million units, making it the best-selling title of 2013. That was no small feat back then but the game has proved to have legs. How long are these legs? Well, GTA V has now passed over 75 million units shipped. These figures come from parent company Take-Two’s financial results for the third quar...[Read More]

Augmented reality Portal is officially the best Portal

If you weren’t excited by the prospect of augmented reality gaming before then this rendition of Valve’s excellent puzzle game Portal, running in the real world, will cure you of that. Failing that, perhaps you’ve got a faulty excitement module installed. We’ll get GlaDOS to troubleshoot you later. The game, the creation of AR developer Kenny W, isn’t an officially sa...[Read More]

The 5 best new games coming out in February

Between button-mashing and VR stick-waving it’s all too easy to miss some magnificent game releases. Not any more, though. See, we’re always on the hunt for the next game to steal months of our lives – and the last thing we want is to miss it because we’re too busy playing the last one. So, with that in mind, we’re going to deliver a monthly compendium of the five most scintillating new rele...[Read More]

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run by the numbers: 78 million downloads so far

78 million downloads. That’s how many er… downloads Nintendo’s first mobile game, Super Mario Run, has secured since it launched in December last year. The total of 78 million downloads for Super Mario Run is impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that more than half of those downloads, 40 million or so, occurred in the first four days that the game was available. That̵...[Read More]

Snag a look at the four new maps coming to CoD: Infinite Warfare’s Sabotage DLC

So running on walls and potting people in the head is already getting boring? Good thing the Sabotage DLC for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launched today on this year’s early launch platform. Which means just about everyone is going to be getting a crack at four all-new(ish) multiplayer maps. Maps which are revealed in the Sabotage launch trailer. Noire is as dark as you would expect, whil...[Read More]

This is what the Nintendo Switch will cost in South Africa

Nintendo’s new Switch console has been a long time coming, with details for the portable/living room hardware dropping earlier this month. The only thing missing was the price for South African gamers and now… that has been taken care of too. Pricing info on the Nintendo’s Switch hardware (and a crop of accessories as well as, yes, a couple of games) comes by way of online retail...[Read More]

Tired of giving Pokémon Go a go? Try Pokémon Duel instead

If you’ve ever looked at Pokémon Go and wished for less walking in your mobile game, Pokémon Duel has got a pleasant surprise in store for you. At this point your reaction should be “Pokémon Duel? What’s that?” And that’s the right response, because The Pokémon Company has sneaked out this mobile game without making much of a big deal out of it. That’s unusual, ...[Read More]

Super Mario Run sprints on to Android in March

One of the biggest surprises, amazingly, of Apple’s iPhone 7 presentation last year was the announcement of Super Mario Run, the first true Nintendo-made mobile game. Apple got the announcement because the title was launching on iOS, obviously. That instantly prompted the question: When is Android getting it? The answer? March. That’s the official word according to the official Nintend...[Read More]

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