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Nintendo Switch – Now that you can game anywhere you don’t need a social life

Nintendo fans, and gamers who are looking for another platform to play on, are in somewhat of a bind. The Switch is out and it’s trying something new. But after being burned by the Wii U, is there really a reason for players to take a chance on the Nintendo Switch? The short answer to that is ‘Yes’, but it’s an answer that comes with a couple of caveats. We can’t say ...[Read More]

For Honor – Can Ubisoft’s medieval soldier-em-up conquer the world?

If you played For Honor for an hour, there’s a risk you might leave it disappointed and confused. After an absurd overload of information and a, frankly, too-short tutorial, nobody could be angry at you for not delving deeper – but, if you decide to stick with it, For Honor has depth and some good ideas and unique gameplay beneath the surface. There are so many modes, upgrades, and customisa...[Read More]

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II – A classy, though costly, compact

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a serious compact for serious photographers. Just take a look at that all-black colour scheme: your six-year-old nephew won’t want anything to do with it. It’s the kind of thing you’re meant to grab when a DSLR is too much of a bother, but you still want to be able to take a great snap. But is it good enough to claim the very top spot of the best pre...[Read More]

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Can Tom Clancy steal us away from other shooters?

Like so many Ubisoft games, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a mixture of lots of ideas – some brilliant, some not so much. Take the dialogue and story, for example: you’re a crack unit of people who don’t exist (Ghosts) sent in to take down the kingpin of the drug ring in Bolivia. Sounds promising. At a time where the tattooed villain El Sueno is threatening to take over the enti...[Read More]

Fujifilm X-T20 – Is this the best camera of its size on the planet?

The Fujifilm X-T2 is pretty much the best all-round camera on the planet – a mirrorless mélange of wonderful photo quality, sparklingly sharp 4K video, rugged design and pro-friendly handling. That’s all well and good, but it also costs R25,000 without a single lens; a daunting sum for anybody who’s not totally invested in that shutterbug life. How great would it be, then, if you could take the bu...[Read More]

Halo Wars 2 – War is hell – but Halo Wars is still pretty good

No one expected much from Halo Wars eight years ago, but it was actually pretty great. And you can kind of say the same for Halo Wars 2. Expanding the series from the first-person perspective of a single, super-powered soldier to the top-down view of entire battlefields helps to properly showcase an immense scale of warfare, while this long-awaited sequel is further proof that a real-time strategy...[Read More]

Yakuza 0 – Going back to where it all began

SEGA’s Yakuza series of games has been good for a very long time but it’s only with the release of Yakuza 0 that this serious(ish) tale of one man’s involvement with the Yakuza has become properly accessible. The first two games in the series launched on the PlayStation 2, while the third (and the other sequels, including the zombie-themed Of The End) appeared on the PlayStation ...[Read More]

SteelSeries Rival 500 — For when you need to do everything with one hand

Not all mice are created equal. We’re sure that’s true of flesh and blood rodents too but we’re talking here about the SteelSeries Rival 500 — the kind of computer mouse you need if you’re going to be tanking some serious damage on a raid with the rest of your guild. Unless you’re a long-suffering healer, in which case you definitely need all the buttons (and in...[Read More]

Resident Evil 7 – The original survival horror is back, and bloody terrifying

Zombies – they’ve literally been done to death. Hordes of undead shamblers have been chasing our delicious brains so regularly across games, movies and TV shows recently that they barely register so much as a shiver any more. A murderous family of rednecks with a truly twisted idea of hospitality, though? One that makes the house from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre look like a five star hotel? ...[Read More]

Meizu M3 Note – Looks the part but can the pieces keep up?

Meizu. That’s not a name that we’ve seen often in South Africa in relation to smartphones and based on what we’ve seen from the Meizu M3 Note that’s a shame. This mid-range handset from the Chinese company counts the likes of Xiaomi as its closest competition. It’s certainly got the looks to take the Apple of China on but does it have the stamina? Let’s find out...[Read More]

Aorus X5 v6 – Great gaming but at what price?

Why would you pick up a device like the Aorus X5 v6 over other, similar specced gaming notebooks? That’s a hard question to answer at the best of times but when you’ve got several viable options staring you in the face that choice can get even tougher. When you have to pick between items that are closely related in terms of quality it’s easy to get buyer’s remorse without ever putting down your cr...[Read More]

Mediabox – Gee, we wonder what this box contains…

We’ve seen little media boxes passing through Stuff‘s portals from time to time. They’ve almost always been a hard sell, at least for the team, because we’re a spoiled bunch who should have their toys taken away. But with the rise of streaming video, a media box makes more and more sense. You’ve got several choices when it comes to streaming media. A notebook computer...[Read More]

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