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Qualcomm to make ‘gaming’ smartphones more accessible with the Snapdragon 730G

If you've been paying attention, you'll notice that mobile gaming is ramping up. And not just the Candy Crush sort of game, either. Full-fledged console games, custom stores, and battle royale are all more prominent than ever. But to actually play high-end titles, you need a high-end phone. Because high-end processors. Qualcomm's looking to change that,  a little, with the Snapdragon 730G.

Yoshi’s Crafted World (Switch) – A gentle stroll-through adventure

An awful lot of thought goes in to creating Nintendo's worlds, and that's certainly the case with Yoshi's Crafted World.  Yoshi's Crafted World stars the titular dinosaur and a multicoloured collection of friends (all known as Yoshi, to avoid confusion). Supporting two players at once, Crafted World is a little like Super Mario Bros. U. If you chuck out Ninty's main lineup and make the rest of ...[Read More]

Modern Combat Blackout (Switch) – When sarge said ‘stay mobile’, this isn’t what he meant

When you think of the Nintendo Switch, you don't really think of shooters. Because, well, Call of Duty and Battlefield haven't released on the console yet. But there are some good games: Doom, Wolfenstein II, Payday 2, even Skyrim (if you're an archer or two-fisting spells as a mage) is an option. Actual FPS Modern Combat Blackout? Well, that one's got a ways to go still. 

Sony’s PlayStation 5: Everything we know so far

Sony has dominated the current-gen console wars with its PlayStation 4 selling 94 million units, what is the company planning for its upcoming console?

Beyond ‘Bandersnatch,’ the future of interactive TV is bright

The December 2018 premiere of Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch offered consumers a new way to influence the entertainment they’re watching. Netflix has a growing list of choose-your-own-adventure movies.

Apple introduces Apple Arcade, its game subscription service

With 100+ titles at launch and cross-device support Apple's game subscription service could be a force with which to be reckoned.

Nintendo is reportedly planning two new Switch consoles for this year

The Wall Street Journal has reported that we could see two new Switch consoles from Nintendo as soon as mid-2019.

Google has announced their cloud-based gaming platform, called Stadia

Google officially announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. This time around, though, it’s not a console, or any hardware for that matter...

BioWare’s Anthem is allegedly bricking PS4 consoles

The latest release from BioWare, Anthem, hasn’t experienced the smoothest launch, with a variety of bugs reported which includes consoles dying.

Turtle Beach Recon 200 – Another budget gaming audio contender enters the arena

It’s a strange time to be a gamer — in general, but specifically in South Africa. There are more games than ever before, the quality of those games is consistently high (we’re obviously not referring to shovelware, asset flips, and other get-less-poor-quick cash-ins). But games are also more expensive than they’ve ever been, which leaves a little less in the budget for dece...[Read More]

Video games could help uncover your hidden talents – and make you happier

While some people see video games as a means of living out fantasy, the truth is who we are in the virtual world largely reflects who we are in the real one. For instance, one piece of research has found that a player’s real values match their in-game decisions, suggesting that their true personality often gets reflected in a game scenario. There is also evidence that our ability to lead is strong...[Read More]

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