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…)

“Doom” returns to franchise roots

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, No Comments

doomMany would argue that the original “Doom” game was the birth of the first person shooter genre. Either way the original game (released in 1993) holds a very special place in the hearts of 90′s gamers. Last week Thursday Bethesda Softworks showed off a preview of its latest Doom game in front of a crowd of fans at the Quakecon 2014 event in Dallas. The new game will be named Doom, not Doom 4 as has often rumored. The franchise aims to to return to its roots, rediscovering the space marine who lands on Mars and finds it infested with demons who have come through a portal from Hell.  (more…)

Nvidia releasing a gaming tablet?

Published by on Jul 3rd, 2014, No Comments

NVIDIA-Shield-TabletStrong rumours have emerged that Nvidia has a gaming tablet in the pipeline. Recently the graphics chip maker has seen another one of its documents leaked on the internet providing conformation of the upcoming device. A certification registered last week with the Global Certification Forum (GCF) provides the most compelling evidence yet, as reported by Android Community. The Nvidia “Shield Tablet” might be arriving sooner rather than later…


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

Published by on Jun 18th, 2014, No Comments

A couple of weeks 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 Jun 17th, 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…)

Xbox One’s SA pricing and launch date revealed

Published by on Jun 13th, 2014, No Comments


On the heels of the Xbox Media Briefing at E3, we finally found out when we can expect the Xbox One in South Africa and how much cash you will have to drop to pick it up.

Unfortunately, we have three more painfully long months to wait before it reaches our shores. You can expect it on the 23rd of September. Luckily, unlike some of the major overseas market, we will be able to choose if we want the Kinect with the console. It will cost R6299.99 without the Kinect, and a whopping R7999.99 with the accessory. I don’t use the term ‘accessory’ very lightly, as it is certainly a powerful piece of hardware if you can find enough use for it. (more…)

Top 10 Games of E3 2014 (video)

Published by on Jun 12th, 2014, 1 Comment

e3 top 10

Let’s get something straight right away – E3 2014 is all about the games and the gamers. No new consoles, no gimmicky software tricks. The gamers are getting treated to some AAA-grade gaming experiences and we certainly have a lot to look forward to.

Let us know what the titles are that have you excited. Here are our top selections of upcoming games teased and trailered at E3 2014. (more…)

The World’s Largest Gaming Collection (video)

Published by on Jun 9th, 2014, No Comments

The world’s largest game collection will be sold on auction. Michael Thomasson, a 41 year old video game historian, is selling his entire collection via an auction which went live last week. He holds the Guiness World Record for the largest video game archive in the world. (more…)