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Microsoft launches Xbox One in China

Published by on Sep 30th, 2014, No Comments

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After an extremely long wait, Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One video game console in China. It is actually a first for Microsoft, since Chinese gamers have had to wait 13 years for a console ban to be lifted in their country. (more…)

Sony offers free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Something we never grow tired of is free stuff. In the gaming world you will very rarely find something for free (unless you are talking about casual, mobile games), so to see this offer from Sony is great, even if it isn’t for very long.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an offer for gamers that will see free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus for all PS4 users for a full weekend from 09.00 on Friday 26th September to 09.00 on Monday 29th September. (more…)

Two new PlayStation 4 Specials announced

Published by on Sep 22nd, 2014, 2 Comments

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Ster Kinekor Entertainment today announces two deals not to be missed, when you purchase a PlayStation 4 console at participating retailers countrywide. (more…)

Microsoft is reportedly buying ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang (Updated)

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

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How much would you guess the developer famous for creating the indie game ‘Minecraft’ is worth?

Well, according to sources Microsoft is interested in buying Mojang for a massive $2 billion! Microsoft approached Mojang as early as three months ago and the purchase should be finished by the end of this month. (more…)

‘SimCity BuildIt’ brings city planning to mobile

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments

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While this is not new to the franchise, SimCity will be bringing a new city simulation game back to mobile devices. You’ll get another crack at metropolis building pretty soon on your smartphone or tablet on iOS and Android.

Details are pretty scarce at the moment, but it does look like quite a step up from the previous mobile version of the franchise, SimCity Mobile. It looks very much like the PC counterpart actually, which is simply called SimCity. (more…)

Turn any Android device into a PC gamepad (video)

Published by on Aug 20th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Playing something like a platformer on a PC can be quite cumbersome with a keyboard and mouse, and Ideum believe they have the answer. It has created an Android app called GestureWorks Gameplay which is used as a virtual controller, letting you use your phone or tablet to steer the action instead of either a real gamepad or on-screen buttons. (more…)

Call of Duty: The Documentary (video)

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, No Comments

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An homage for fans of the Call of Duty series is heading our way. The documentary looks to take fans behind the scenes of “one of the most successful video games ever produced”.

Legal battles, eSports mega game and a foundation helping war veterans is only a small part of the documentary that will be released soon.

Called CODumentary, it “has been made for COD (they used the large O, not me) and gaming fans everywhere in the world. I just felt it was important to make a film about such a great game and how it’s just got bigger and stronger. There is also a strong moral side to the narrative and we portray the whole picture from the early days right up to 2014 “, says Jonathan Beales, producer of CODumentary. (more…)

Flappy Bird is back – and he brought his family

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, No Comments

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We are all pretty familiar with the Flappy Bird spectacle. After becoming an overnight hit and then subsequently being pulled form app stores after it’s creator had a bit of a meltdown – no one can say there hasn’t been drama with Flappy Bird.

And now, after months of speculation and waiting, Flappy Bird has finally returned and this time around he brought some of his family members.

Flappy Birds Family is the latest version of the addictive game to come from it’s developer, Dong Nguyen. However, there is a catch – Flappy Birds Family is not available to everyone. In actual fact, it’s only available to a very select group of people; namely those who own a Amazon Fire TV.

For reasons that are not yet known, Flappy Birds Family is only available to download on Amazon’s Android app store and only works with Amazon’s Fire TV. According to The Verge, the app won’t even work on an Android phone.  (more…)

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