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Mecer Xpression Z140C – When you need a functional computer on a budget

Not everyone can drop R6k or more on an entry-level laptop and it's with those folks in mind that Mecer has created its Xpression Z140C machine. Starting at just R2,700, it's a true budget computer. 

The Division 2 – And you thought Washington was a tough town before the apocalypse

It's been a long time and a lot of hours between the private beta of The Division 2 and our (eventual) review of the final game. There were massive downloads to contend with -- never fun for South African players -- and a little launch day shakiness. But we managed to get through it all and liberate Washington DC. In a manner of speaking, because the game's only just begun.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Review — It might be time to rage-quit already

We haven’t come across a game that fills us with as much uncontrollable rage as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice -- here's what Stuff thinks about the new title.

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. 

Huawei Band 2 Pro – Brilliantly basic fitness facilitator

Fitness wearables have gone from the anonymous-looking Fitbit to the spectacular stylishness of the Apple Watch Series 4 in the space of just a few years. They've also scaled up in price, to the point where you're shelling out close to R20k for a tracks-everything-including-the-kitchen-sink piece of high-end wristwear. But what if you don't want or need all those extra bits? What if you just want ...[Read More]

Trials Rising – Engine in perfect nick, body could use a bit of work

The Trials series from developer RedLynx has been around in one form or another since 2000, though many players will have had their first exposure to the game with 2008’s Trials HD on the Xbox 360. The premise of the game hasn’t changed much in the eleven year’s since that game and 2019’s Trials Rising. You’re still on a motorcycle and you still need to use delicate t...[Read More]

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]

Far Cry: New Dawn – Trying to build a better world

There's a shorter tale and lighter character development than we're used to from the series, but there's nonetheless great fun to be had from causing mayhem.

Kingdom Hearts 3 – Hope you’ve been paying attention, we’re off on an adventure

We really wanted to fall absolutely head-over-heels in love with Kingdom Hearts 3, the culmination of several games in the Kingdom Hearts series that started in 2002 on the PlayStation 2. Seventeen years is a long time to be telling a single story and if that story is the domain of Square Enix (the folks responsible for the very complicated Final Fantasy universe), almost two decades on a tale...?...[Read More]

SteelSeries Rival 310 – On the one hand, it’s a pretty good mouse

We really, really want to love the SteelSeries Rival 310, a gaming mouse that is technically a budget piece of kit. For the most part, we totally do. The Rival 310 is a slick piece of hardware, an achievement for something with so few moving parts. There's only one thing that's really wrong with it, and that's only because the reviewer's a bit of an anomaly. If we could change one thing about the ...[Read More]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – For once, the overblown title isn’t hyperbole

When Nintendo took the wraps off Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year, fans around the world were very, very excited. The internet was flooded with videos of fans losing their collective minds at the prospect of a return to Final Destination on the Switch. 

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