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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]

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]

Why video games could be the new IQ tests

Gamers won’t be surprised. We and our colleagues have discovered a link between people’s ability to play video games and their general intelligence. Our research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, can’t establish whether playing video games makes people smarter or whether being smart makes you better at video games (or some other explanation). But it points to intriguing possibilities in using ga...[Read More]

Microsoft Xbox One X vs Sony PlayStation 4 Pro: Which is best?

No, it’s not yet time for the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox… Two? However, Sony and Microsoft aren’t content to let their four-year-old consoles linger as gaming PCs get cheaper and more powerful. Last year’s Xbox One S added 4K media support and upscaling for games, but it’s the brand new Xbox One X that truly elevates the gaming experience. With a huge processing boost within...[Read More]

Starcraft 2 is going free-to-play (Ts&Cs apply)

If you have been, for some unfathomable reason, waiting to get your hands on Starcraft 2, first of all… what the heck have you been waiting for? And second of all, here’s your chance. Blizzard is going to be taking Starcraft 2 over to a free-to-play model from 14 November 2017, meaning that players are going to have greater access to the real-time strategy title than they did with the ...[Read More]

The first 8 enhanced games to play in 4K on the Xbox One X

Microsoft has developed the most powerful games console in existence, and you can buy it now if you’re in a launch country. South Africa being SA, we’ve got a little wait ahead but it will be here before year’s end. Will it be worth the wait? Yes, because it’s still an Xbox One at heart, and it’ll work with the same games and peripherals as the original Xbox One and l...[Read More]

Games Watch: the 5 best new games coming out in November 2017

Between button-mashing and VR stick-waving, it’s all too easy to miss some magnificent game releases. Not anymore, 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, here’s a compendium of the five most scintillating new rele...[Read More]

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

The subscription might cost you an annual sum but it’s considerably cheaper than buying each and every free title you get from Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, something that the November 2017 offering can attest to. Whether you’re keen on lobbing rockets at cocky invertebrates or revelling some gratis jump-scares, Sony’s November roster has you covered with gaming goodness...[Read More]

The 8 biggest PS4 game trailers from Paris Games Week

Did you know that there’s a big video game expo going on right now? It’s not E3, Gamescom, or even the PlayStation Experience, but Sony just unleashed a heap of killer new game trailers at Paris Games Week. If you’re looking for a fresh glimpse at some of the massive PlayStation 4 games on the horizon, including The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, and the Shadow of the Colossus r...[Read More]

The first 12 things you should do with your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 are Apple’s most lavish iPhones yet, and along with iOS 11 make for a serious chunk of power in your palm. However, some of the really good stuff isn’t always easy to find – especially if you’re coming from an older version of iOS or (shudder) an Android phone. Here’s our guide, then, to a dozen things you really need to do, when getting your shiny new Ap...[Read More]

Mario’s greatest outing, Super Mario Odyssey, is available now

Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure and use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans! This 3D Mario adventure is packed with secrets and surprises, and with Mario’s new moves like Cap Throw, Cap Jump, and Capture, you’ll have fun and exciting gameplay experiences unlike anythi...[Read More]

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