Turn any Android device into a PC gamepad (video)

Published by on Aug 20th, 2014, 1 Comment


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


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

Flappy Bird Family

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…)

Xbox Live and Playstation Plus games for August

Published by on Jul 31st, 2014, No Comments


Sony and Microsoft have just announced what the deals will be for the month of August. There are some great picks, and others that most won’t really be interested in. If you have an Xbox Live or Playstation Plus account be sure to check them out. (more…)

Gamer discovers and races deceased father’s ghost car

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments


PBS recently released a video about how games can be spiritual experiences, and below that posting was commented by a person with the handle 00WARTHERAPY00. He/she wrote a touching story in the comments about the time they spent gaming with their dad.

This person went on to say that when he or she was four years old, they’d play Xbox with his or her father and had tons of fun up until a few years later when their dad passed away. According to the commenter, it was a decade before they could bring themselves to switching on that Xbox again, but when they did there was a surprise waiting for them. (more…)

World’s largest video game collection sold for $750k

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, 4 Comments

A couple of months ago we told you about the world’s largest video game collection and that is is going on auction. It has been sold for a whopping $750,250 after going on auction for $1. When we last reported on it, the bid was around $50,000.

The bidder has bought himself the largest private collection of video games, said to be around 11,000 games in total.

Source: GameGavel

Steamboy: The handheld Steam gaming system (video)

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, No Comments


A while ago Steam announced that they would release a gaming operating system called Steam OS. It will be completely built around the current Steam ecosystem and be fully optimised for gaming. Manufacturers can then make Steam Machines to their heart content, and can be as diverse as any PC setup. (more…)

FNB grows gadget and gaming offerings

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2014, No Comments


If you are a tech lover and an FNB client, you must have a very wide smile on your face at this stage. FNB pioneered the online offering of smartphones, tablets, laptops and gaming consoles in South Africa to be paid over 24 months at no interest. That’s right, you can buy the gadgets you love for the same price it would be in cash, but over a two year period. (more…)