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The Xbox One is getting keyboard and mouse support

Microsoft’s Xbox One will soon support mice and keyboards as input devices for selected games. Hear that, PC master race? Now, hopefully console players will be able to keep up with their PC buddies in crossover games like Fortnite. The extra peripheral functionality will only be available on titles where […]

Stay a while and listen: Diablo might be getting its own Netflix show

Blizzard’s games, whether it’s (World of) Warcraft, Starcraft, or Diablo, have always featured the sort of animated cut-scenes that have made players wonder “What if they actually made a full movie out of this?” We’ve already seen the results with Warcraft but Diablo might be next in line, for a […]

Stay alive, and if something moves, shoot it: one year of phenomenal success for Fortnite

The online video game Fortnite Battle Royale was launched just a year ago in September 2017. Since then the game had amassed 125 million active players by June and made US$1.2 billion for the developer, Epic Games. It has also been linked to 200 divorces and a case of aggravated harassment where a 45-year-old man threatened to kill an […]

You can now download PS2 and PS4 games on PlayStation Now

Okay, okay… we know PlayStation Now isn’t available in South Africa yet, but we’re being preemptive here. Sony is expanding the PlayStation Now stream-gaming service to allow users to download older PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 4 games. While PS Now is available on PC and PS4, the download option will […]

So much for productivity: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI headed to the Nintendo Switch

There are few game series’ that are more of a guaranteed time-sink than Sid Meier’s Civilization and that’s going back… pretty much as far as the game’s first outing. Our one saving grace has been that we’ve been forced to leave it at home so we can go out and do […]

You have the right to be nostalgic: Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console

Whether you’re too young to remember, or a die-hard PlayStation fan who still owns the original console with all the accessories, you’ll be delighted to hear that Sony Computer Entertainment is launching a PlayStation Classic later this year — a small console modelled after the PS1 and pre-loaded with notable […]

Nintendo’s releasing wireless NES controllers for the Switch

Next week your days of playing Nintendo Switch games online for free come to an end — well, you can eke out another week with the free trial — but Nintendo’s trying to soften the blow of charging an online subscription by releasing a couple of special offers to coincide […]

Hands-on with Shadow of the Tomb Raider at Comic Con Africa

There is plenty to see and do at this year’s Comic Con Africa expo being held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre — most of it involving spending copious amounts of money on geeky things — but we also spent far too much time hanging around the […]

Marvel’s Spider-Man first impressions at Comic Con Africa

If you’re a Spidey fan in any way, make sure to get your hands on the new game by Insomniac, Marvel’s Spider-Man. The gameplay is fluid and beautiful to behold, and it’s the closest thing you’ll get to feeling like you’re flying through the New York skyline without VR. Although […]

Nintendo’s paid-for Switch Online service will kick off on 18 September

Up till now you’ve been happily joining Nintendo Switch multiplayer games whenever you like, dropping into blue-shell-spitting games on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or painting the heck out of opponents in Splatoon 2. That time, friends, is coming to an end (and we can’t say that we weren’t warned about […]

You won’t be able to get your hands on this chicken-dinner-proof Xbox One controller

Getting your snack on as you game (and avoiding greasing up your controller in the process) is a problem as old as (video game) time — so dating back at least to the 1980s, then. Microsoft has a solution to this conundrum: a greaseproof Xbox One controller. You’re just going […]

Go eyes-on with the Call of Duty: Black Ops IV Blackout trailer ahead of next week’s beta

It’s getting to be about that time again, where we throw everything out of the windows in favour of levelling up with the rest of the Call of Duty fans. Black Ops IV is set to deliver on its multiplayer, as usual, but it is the new Blackout battle royale […]

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