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MediaTek launches its new gaming-focused Helio G90 series mobile processors

MediaTek, as a brand, feels a little like Huawei did a few years back. That is, somewhat unknown but mighty hungry to make an impression. And we all know how that worked out for Huawei. Right now, though, if it's not made by Apple, Qualcomm, or Samsung, most of us don't pay a whole lot of attention to mobile processors.

Qualcomm announces upgraded Snapdragon 855+ chip, and it’s perfect for mobile gaming

Qualcomm has decided to update its flagship mobile processor for 2019, now called the Snapdragon 855+, to handle even more process-intensive tasks. You know, like gaming, VR, AI and 5G

Drop everything and download: Pigeon Wings Strike

When your city’s under attack, the last thing you’d expect to hear is: “Don’t worry – the pigeons are here to save us!” Check out Stuff's app of the month.

Amazon Game Studios is developing a free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMORPG

Amazon Game Studios has announced it’s developing a new The Lord of the Rings game. It’s a free-to-play MMO set in Middle-earth as portrayed in The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy.

Nintendo has announced the new Switch that’s Liter on the pockets

Nintendo just announced its new console, the Switch Lite. It is specifically designed for what the Switch does best -- handheld gameplay.

Google Stadia launches in 14 countries this year (and South Africa isn’t one of them)

So you're wondering whether Google's Stadia game streaming service is going to be launching here in South Africa. According to our remote reporter, Captain Obvious, South Africa's going to be left off the initial rollout. Google Stadia, according to the search company, will be launching in November this year in fourteen countries. South Africa, unsurprisingly, will not be one of them. 

World War Z – Don’t leave any of your friends for dead

World War Z, if you know where to look, has been around for a considerable length of time. There's the Brad Pitt film, which turned up in 2013, but the so-so movie was based on a far better book by the same name. The 2006 book was itself the sequel to the equally-excellent Zombie Survival Guide. It's taken quite a while to go from book to game. 

Gamers use machine learning to navigate complex video games – but it’s not free

Some of the world’s most popular video games track your activity as you play – but they’re not just gathering data for business or marketing purposes. They’re accumulating information about the way you and others play the game, the patterns or habits that lead to success or failure.

All the cool stuff Asus announced at Computex 2019 (so far)

This year at Computex, Asus announced a new range of laptop-focused gaming displays, updated ROG headsets and decided to update its current ZenBook and VivoBook ranges

Gaming in your Tesla? It’ll soon get an upgrade according to Elon Musk

Elon Musk recently tweeted that Tesla is busy porting Unity and the Unreal Engine that’ll allow the centre console of its cars more gaming power.

Want a dual-screen gaming laptop? HP’s bringing one to South Africa, sort of

HP recently unveiled the Omen X 2S, a dual-screen gaming laptop, and have confirmed that it’ll come to South Africa.

Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls land on PC from 24 June

Previously the domain of Sony-branded console games, Quantic Dream titles Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human are heading to the PC. They're going to be landing on Epic Games' own store a little later this year, and Quantic has detailed when those games are going to be dropping. 

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