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Worms W.M.D (Switch) – Holy Hand Grenades at the ready

Worms is one of those bizarre game ideas that could only have come from the 16-bit era: A 2D, turn-based detonate-em-up pitting two teams of armed-to-the-teeth annelids against each other. A whopping 20 sequels later, pinball and golf-themed spinoffs not included, you’d think the formula had gone stale. Or you would if you’ve never unleashed a banana bomb (made of actual bananas) on some hapless w...[Read More]



The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch) – Dragons, dungeons and draugr, now shrunk to fit

Way back in 2011, Skyrim absolutely blew us away. A lot can happen in six years, though. This was before RPG greats like The Witcher 3 and Zelda: Breath of the Wild rolled around – so will a few coats of digital paint and a version you can carry around with you in your pocket be enough to keep Bethesda in our good books? Yes, as it turns out. It absolutely will. ENTER THE DRAGONS In case you...[Read More]



Canon G1X Mark III – Honey, Canon just shrunk the DSLR…

Is it possible to get excited about a compact camera in 2017? After all, between dual-lens smartphones and compact system cameras, we’re already spoiled for choice when it comes to small, powerful snappers. But Canon’s G1X Mark III is that rare thing – a genuinely innovative (and yes, even exciting) compact. Why? It basically stuffs Canon’s DSLR tech (including an APS-C sensor) into a pocketable f...[Read More]

These are the games you can play for free on Xbox Live Gold in December 2017

Not to be outdone, Microsoft has given up their slate of free games being offered up for free to its Xbox Live Gold users for December 2017 – and that’s whether you’re an Xbox 360 or an Xbox One gamer, though you’re missing out if you’re still on the last gen. Even if you are, you’re grabbing Child of Eden, perhaps the best Kinect game ever made, and the weirdly...[Read More]

These are the games you can play for free on PlayStation Plus in December 2017

December means a lot of things to a lot of people but to a gamer it means time. Time to play the games you’ve bought and haven’t been able to start, time to complete the ones that you did, and time to sleep late because you were up all night playing. Sony’s PlayStation Plus service doesn’t make using that time any easier, though, as there are always at least a few titles th...[Read More]



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Apple iPhone X – Apple says bye to bezels and buttons and is better for it

Twenty years ago, Apple’s slogan was “Think different” – who knew it would be so appropriate two decades down the line? The X is the biggest shake-up for the iPhone since, well, ever. It ditches the signature home button, waves goodbye to bezels and scans your face instead of your fingers. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore. These sweeping changes aren’t just for show, though. They comp...[Read More]

TV meets social live streaming with the VOOV app

Live video streaming isn’t new, but it’s tough to stand out on platforms like YouTube when you’re competing with the likes of Taylor Swift. Plus, there’s no overlap with regular broadcast TV with existing video streaming services. What is new, meanwhile, is VOOV, South Africa’s social live streaming app, brought you (and us) by Tencent, the same company behind music streami...[Read More]

The 15 best Mario games of all time

It’s been 36 years since Mario – first called “Jumpman” in those simpler days – first leapt into our hearts in the original Donkey Kong, and we’ve savoured nearly every moment since with the loveable action-plumber. He’s appeared in hundreds of games now, spanning all manner of genres, platforms, and styles, but Nintendo’s leading man has an incredible legacy fo...[Read More]

Which iPhone should you buy? – Apple has 8 phones on the market. Here’s how to choose

Looking for the peak iPhone experience today? Well, the iPhone X is where it’s at… but the iPhone 8 Plus is also excellent. And the iPhone 8 is pretty good, too. But that’s just the newest stuff: Apple still sells five other iPhone models from the last couple years, each offering a mostly-similar core experience with some key differences in size, power, camera quality, and other perks....[Read More]



Fujifilm X-E3 – Fuji’s hot streak continues with this ravishing rangefinder…

If you’ve already been struggling to decide on a mid-range compact system camera, well, there’s bad news – your decision just got a bit tougher. Fujifilm’s X-T20 has long been our best all-round CSC, but now it’s been joined by a snazzy, retro alternative in the form of the X-E3. Both share the same 24.3MP APS-C sensor found in many DSLRs (as well as Fuji’s X-Pro2 and X100F), with the differences ...[Read More]



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Star Wars Battlefront II – This Star Wars shooter has a pretty grim dark side

Star Wars Battlefront II has a lot in common with the Death Star. When working as intended, both are monsters in their respective fields: the Empire’s death machine delivers massive destruction, while EA’s multiplayer epic offers huge amounts of fun. However, where the Death Star had a terrible design flaw that ultimately left it in ruins, Battlefront II boasts something similar: microtransa...[Read More]



LG V30+ – Scraps the dual-screen gimmicks for a Hi-Fi focus

Budding movie makers, pay attention: LG’s latest wants to add some silver screen magic to your social shares. The LG V30+ can record 4K videos in LOG format – that’s the kind of silver screen wizardry cinematographers use when they colour-grade blockbuster movies. Not bad for something that slips into a pocket. It’s purpose-built for audiophiles, too, with a 32-bit DAC that’ll handle Hi-Res ...[Read More]

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