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The Division 2 Private Beta – Wandering Washington at the end of the world

Stuff had a chance to muck around in the squad-based shooter's Private Beta over the weekend and this is the information we managed to salvage. Not a fan of long-form reading? The basic notes point to one thing: The Division 2 should be on your radar.

This is Acer’s R250,000 Predator Thronos gaming chair

Acer's Predator Thronos is a full-fat, spec-heavy gaming beast designed to cradle fully grown gamers in its loving, err, chair. We say fully grown because you’ll likely need your life savings to purchase one.

HP’s VR headset, codenamed Copper, wants to be easy on the eyes

Virtual reality is coming to homes. Or, at least, it's getting closer than it has at any point in its surprisingly lengthy history. The next arrival may be via computer maker HP, which has a Windows Mixed Reality headset on the way. Codenamed 'Copper', the in-development VR hardware has one thing in particular going for it -- resolution. Lots and lots of resolution. 

Welcome Apex Legends, another (free-to-play) take on battle royale

It's really hard these days to keep a secret. When it comes to gaming that statement is extremely true but Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the Titanfall series, almost managed it. Almost. The result is Apex Legends, a new free-to-play entry in the battle royale genre that has dropped on us almost without notice.

Dr. Mario is in for the next round of Nintendo’s mobile gaming ambitions

Nintendo’s list of games aimed at mobile phone users continues to grow. The newest addition to the stable — or perhaps the medical centre in this case — is Dr. Mario World, an action puzzler based around the company’s mascot, this time clad in a lab coat. The Japanese games maker says that there’s an ‘early summer’ release planned, meaning we should see it...[Read More]

Asus launches new ZenBook, VivoBook and ROG series notebooks in SA

This week, Asus South Africa launched five new ZenBook laptops, as well as two additions to their VivoBook series and Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus range. Most notable among the hardware upgrades, their ZenBook Pro 14 features a ScreenPad in lieu for a basic trackpad — a high-resolution, full-colour touchscreen that has its own mini-interface. It functions as a secondary screen that can ...[Read More]

A few short and manic hours with Far Cry: New Dawn

We recently got a chance to go hands-on with Far Cry: New Dawn, the newest ‘in-between’ release dividing the numbered Far Cry games. After Far Cry 3 we got the neon Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, after Far Cry 4 we got Far Cry Primal and after Far Cry 5 we have Far Cry: New Dawn. What’s strange about this one is that it’s a more-or-less direct sequel to Far Cry 5, rather than bei...[Read More]

Realm Royale enters open beta on PS4 and Xbox One

Whether you enjoy playing battle royale games or not, the game mode has taken the games industry by storm with everyone from small dev studios to massive titles wanting in on the action. Now Hi-Rez Studios (who made the shooter games, Paladins, Paladins Strike and Smite), have built a battle royale game called Realm Royale, and it’s just entered open beta status. Drop into the Realm Like Hi-...[Read More]

The next video game to get an esports league is… Farming Simulator?

When you want some competitive esports action, nothing beats watching a John Deere tractor ploughing a furrow in a field… right? That’s correct, apparently, as Giants Software, the company behind very popular farming title Farming Simulator, has announced the formation of a new esports league. Called the Farming Simulator League, this evolution of the older Farming Simulator Championsh...[Read More]

The cost of gaming – 2018 video games sales totalled $43.4 billion in the US alone

Video games are big business. Not quite as big as Apple in a bad quarter but still pretty big for what’s still a fairly narrow form of entertainment. American market research firm the NPD Group has crunched the numbers and video games sales managed to rack up $43.4 billion in 2018. That’s about R600 billion here at home. That’s a whole lot of video games. Those sales numbers aren...[Read More]

Mario Kart is coming to mobile this year

Now you’ll be able to ruin friendships even if you don’t own a Nintendo console of any kind. How, you ask? Nintendo’s mobile Mario Kart will be available on Android and iOS before March this year. Mario Kart’s mobile version, Mario Kart Tour, was announced early in 2018 on the Nintendo US Twitter account. Nintendo said at the time that development had started and that the game would be available b...[Read More]

Call of Duty’s Blackout mode will be free for a week

Think you’ve got what it takes to get a victory royale? From tomorrow, 17 January, Call of Duty’s popular battle royale mode will be free-to-play for a week. Anyone with an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC will have access to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for a free trial of Blackout. The freebie will feature all available Black Ops characters, weapons, locations, and gear. Blackout allows up to 100 pla...[Read More]

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