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MSI Prestige PS63 Modern 8RC – Skinny, but magically strong

Laying hands on the MSI Prestige PS63 Modern is like bumping into a friend from high school who has completely reinvented themselves. The same person is in front of you, but they’re almost unrecognisable. Hopefully in a good way, like the PS63’s aesthetic makeover. A coarse-textured casing in carbon grey and blue? Teeny bezels and a bright, clear display? Hello there, familiar stranger. Designed f...[Read More]

Honor 10 Lite – A hella schweet deal for a decent handset

The Honor 10 Lite epitomises what smartphones should strive to be -- it can do everything you well and it won’t bankrupt you in the process.

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. 

Bose Frames – Nothing shady about these smart sunnies. Except in the good way

The Bose Frames, though, have added a new category to our lives: sunglasses that double as wireless headphones. Each arm has a titchy little Bose speaker system that fires right into your ear-holes and just about nowhere else. No broadcasting your music tastes to all and sundry. How about that? There's a multi-function button that does just about everything physical you could possibly want, and a ...[Read More]

Samsung Galaxy S10e – The less-expensive flagship you’ve been looking for?

It's refreshing to see the Galaxy S10e, a handset with most of the power possessed by its peers, come in at... well, cheaper. Now those with less well-endowed bank accounts can experience top-shelf smartphone bliss. 

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]

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