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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Have spear, will travel

Assassin’s Creed has been around for eleven years now and Ubisoft are, technically, still telling the same story. They’re just finding different ways of doing it. From Assassin’s Creed in 2007 to Assassin’s Creed III in 2012 the company used Subject 17, Desmond Miles, to link their historical assassination epics […]

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 – Mighty Morphin Power… Headphones?

With what we were expecting from the V-Moda Crossfade LP2 headphones when we took them from their possibly over-engineered box, it was pleasant to be positively surprised. We started out with high hopes, since the suppliers had taken the trouble to send us Stuff-branded metal shields for the outer ear-cups, […]

BlackBerry Key2 review — Great for keyboard warriors, weird for the rest of us

There was a time (circa 2007) when almost every person in South Africa either owned, or wanted to own a BlackBerry. If you didn’t, you’re probably a teenager or living under an Apple tree. Thereafter, things went awry for BB, as they had for Nokia. BlackBerry never went away, but […]

Apple iPhone XS – The iPhone X, improved

The iPhone XS is perhaps the most conventional phone that Apple is launching this year, a direct follow-up to the iPhone X, last year’s iOS-flavoured chart topper with a wallet busting price and a crop of new features. So why go for the XS this year? The iPhone keeps the […]

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – The end of the beginning is just the starting point

Sometimes, when you get to the end of a long journey, it almost feels like a shame for it to end. That’s sort of the feeling we got from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the final part of the Lara Croft origin trilogy series that started way back in 2013. […]

Onrush review (Xbox One) – What if Overwatch was a car?

If you’ve been missing the largely defunct Motorstorm, a PlayStation-exclusive racing title from the heady days of the PS2 and PS3, you’re probably going to be feeling pretty good about Onrush. Onrush is a vehicular combat title that isn’t what you’re expecting from this sort of game — at least […]

Vampyr review (Xbox One) – How much of a monster are you?

The streets of 1918 London are not a safe place to be, whether you’re a citizen, a gang member, a vampire, or a vampire hunter. As it happens, you’re Jonathan Reid, a doctor and newly-turned vampire who has to unravel how he came to be a blood-sucking monster. You’re also […]

Asus Blue Cave AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi router review – Impractically pretty to look at

Network routers are the dark secret of the tech world. Odds are, unless you’re completely mobile dongle-dependent, you own one of these pieces of gear and you’ve probably arranged matters so that you don’t actually have to look at it. Unless you’re peering at the lights, wondering why your magic […]

Dark Souls Remastered – Prepare to continue to die. Again.

Come on if you think you’re hard enough. That’s the refrain sung by Dark Souls, From Software’s toughest entry in the Souls trilogy. The Dark Souls Remastered edition does nothing to alleviate the pain, opting instead to upgrade visual fidelity and multiplayer functionality while retaining the soul-crushing (but still rewarding) […]

LG G7 ThinQ: An underdog that looks and feels like a flagship

Is it an iPhone X? Is it a Galaxy S9? No! It’s the new flagship in a series that you didn’t expect would make it this far. It’s the LG G7 ThinQ, set to come to South African shores in June. For the last several years LG has produced some […]

God of War – Kratos and Son: Monster Slayers

When last we saw Kratos he was… running around the Hecatonchires in God of War: Ascension. Chronologically, though, we saw him finally exact his vengeance on his father Zeus at the close of God of War III. It’s been long enough that the Greek pantheon has faded into myth and […]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) – The best kind of monkey business

The Wii U wasn’t Nintendo’s greatest moment — that has been conferred on the Switch. But the ill-fated previous console had some mighty impressive games in its limited library, and many of those have been ported over to the Switch. The latest is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a tough-as-nails […]

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