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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 […]

Sony Xperia L2 – If wide-angle selfies are your thing…

Something that we don’t see all that often from Sony, or other smartphone makers, are handsets that are a little lower down on the specifications ladder. Stuff often has its hands on the best of the best but rarely gets to play with the rest. Which is a terrible shame, […]

Mint Connect Pearl Neo – This is what an R800 phone looks like

The Mint Connect Pearl Neo is one of the cheapest Android 7 smartphones that you’ll find on the South African market today. It clocks in at just R800, is available from Pep Stores, and has… pretty much all the bits attached. Usually when a phone is sub-R1,000 something is missing. […]

Hisense Infinity F24 – This is just a tribute…

The folks are Stuff are a spoiled lot. We handle more handsets than an octopus with a severe case of FOMO and a truck full of fish-flavoured iPhones. As such, we get to see what the best devices in each company’s stable are capable of. Eventually, all that high-end hardware […]

Far Cry 5 – Seeding the familiar with a little strange

You know how it goes: You live out in the country, enjoying the quiet life, when suddenly along come a bunch of new folks with their fancy rules and religious practises. The next thing you know all of the spare farmland has been bought up, people are being abducted and […]

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra – A big-screen contender in the mid-range war

If you’re after a Sony smartphone, and we mean really after one, then you are probably going to be waiting on the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact devices that were announced at this year’s MWC. We get it — some users are keen on Sony’s premium lineup and nothing else. […]

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