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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]

Blue Ocean VR opens ‘VR Experience Centre’ in Joburg

South Africans wanting to try out a fancier virtual reality (VR) experience than the one offered by sticking a smartphone in a cardboard headset (or the somewhat slicker Samsung Gear VR headset) have largely been out of luck to date. But a new company called Blue Ocean VR wants to offer consumers the chance to try out the HTC Vive in its “Virtual Reality Experience Centre” in Bedfordvi...[Read More]

10 old school games you can play on your smartphone right now

Week after week, a torrent of shiny new mobile games floods the app stores, offering in-app purchases like there’s no tomorrow. Despite their impressive graphics and meticulously calculated addictiveness, though, nothing quite warms our hearts like the classics of old. You know, the sort of basic button-bashers that had you hooked for hours, using little more than blocky graphics and a lot o...[Read More]

What you need to know about the Nintendo Switch

Last October we got confirmation from Nintendo that its portable/console gaming machine the Switch would be coming to market, having endured more than a year of teasers and hints, all of which were pretty light on details. Now we’ve got most of the important ones, like when we can get our mitts on it, what it’ll cost, how it’ll actually work and which titles we can expect at laun...[Read More]

If you’re an Overwatch fan, keep your eyes peeled for Elon Musk

What if Elon Musk, the closest thing we’ve ever seen to a real-life Tony Stark (or a super-villain, should he decide to turn even), was a gamer? Oh, wait, it seems like he kind of is. And, in a recent interview with Y Combinator’s Sam Altman, Musk has given out his gaming recommendations. The very first, given without hesitation, is Blizzard’s excellent shooter Overwatch. Elon Mu...[Read More]

Meet Razer’s Project Valerie, a gaming notebook with three screens

‘Three screens?’, we hear you scornfully say. ‘That’s nothing, I’ve run three screens on a laptop before.’ Not the way that Project Valerie, a concept machine from gaming gear maker Razer, uses them you haven’t. Generally speaking, if you want to run three screens from a gaming notebook they have to be external monitors. Current GPU tech supports this but ...[Read More]

Acer’s 21-inch Predator 21 X will set you back (at least) R120,000

Back in September 2016 Acer revealed the Predator 21 X, the world’s first curved gaming notebook. Why you’d want something like that is between you and your conscience but if you were hoping to be the first of your social circle to wield Acer’s insanely high-end 21in notebook hardware then you might want to sit down. The company announced the pricing for the 21 X at CES 2017 and ...[Read More]

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is going free-to-play for five days

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare isn’t doing quite as well on the sales floor as previous outings of the high-end shooter series have managed. That’s something supported by sales numbers and it might be the reason why Activision has announced a five-day trial of their latest shooter just before the festive season kicks off in earnest. We’re used to free weekends, where players can ...[Read More]

The bandicoot is back – Original Crash Bandicoot trilogy is getting a shiny new remaster

Have you seen what PlayStation One games look like these days? Some have stood up to the ravages of time and the upgrading of technology quite well but most… most will give you a headache in very short order when played on modern TV screens. The original Crash Bandicoot trilogy falls into the latter category. Or, rather, it used to. Soon it will fall into the ‘Hey, I can actually see t...[Read More]

Dust off your wallet this December, the PlayStation 4 is also on special this holiday season

Right now, you’ve got a choice. You can choose to take advantage of one South African PlayStation 4 special or you can wait a little longer and take advantage of a different PlayStation 4 special. It all depends on how close to Christmas you want to go shopping. Seriously though, Sony has announced two specials for December 2017. Shoppers can, between 9 to 14 December, get their hands on a S...[Read More]

Microsoft extends Xbox One Black Friday deal till the end of the festive season

Black Friday has come and gone, Cyber Monday has passed and yet… Microsoft doesn’t want it to be over. So much so that the company has decided to continue their Xbox One special until the end of the festive season. So if you missed snagged a Black Friday Xbox One, now’s your chance.  The 500GB unit will be retailing for R3,999, down from R4,999. These are the bundled Xbox One con...[Read More]

For today’s Final Fantasy XV launch day, here’s a Sony Walkman you can’t have

Final Fantasy XV has been a long time in coming, with more than a decade having passed since it was first announced. Strangely, it was never saddled with the vapourware title that Duke Nukem Forever and The Last Guardian (which finally launches this December) got for similar development cycles. But now that the newest Final Fantasy is here, Sony are doing the celebration thing with some branded ki...[Read More]

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