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Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 (image: Samsung)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

February 18, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

With Samsung’s bold moves into the world of smart wearables and bigger mobile devices, IT News Africa had the opportunity to play around with the Galaxy Note 3 and the accompanying Galaxy Gear wearable. Do they live up to expectation, or are they just a fad? What we like about it Samsung’s mobile phones always ...

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Garmin's Virb Elite action HD camera (image: Garmin)

Review: Garmin Virb Elite

February 4, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

The action camera business is a huge deal for amateur videographers, adrenaline-junkies and professionals alike, but with so many options available, how does one distinguish between the average and the superb? The GoPro seems to have a firm hold on thril...

Microsoft's Xbox One console (image: Microsoft)

Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One

January 20, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

Microsoft released their Xbox One gaming console late last year in the US, UK and a few other territories, but while the unit isn’t available in Africa, South African gamers have opted to import their consoles rather than wait for a solid release date....

A screenshot of the in-game grahics of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on the PS4 (image: Ubisoft)

Review: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (PS4)

January 14, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

The Assassin’s Creed franchise actually needs no introduction – it has been one of the most successful gaming enterprises in the last couple of years. With the launch of the PlayStation 4 version of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, players have been...

A Ford GT goes Head-to-Head with a cop in Rivals (image: EA)

Review: Need for Speed Rivals

January 13, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

Electronic Arts released their new title in the Need For Speed (NFS) franchise to much excitement late last year. Being a spiritual successor to the publisher’s Hot Pursuit title, Rivals takes on a similar racer vs cop mechanic to enthral gamers. But is it...

A screenshot of one of the enemies from Project Spark (image: Microsoft)

Review: Microsoft’s Project Spark

January 6, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

While it was announced at last year’s E3 conference, Microsoft last week issued 10 000 beta keys to their world and game creator title Project Spark, and IT News Africa was lucky enough to receive one. The game allows users to creator their own...

The PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally (image: Sony)

Review: Sony’s PlayStation 4

December 17, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

With the news that Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 4, sold out in 24 hours in South Africa last week, it is easy to understand why the release has gamers chasing down new units. Sony took a bold step and completely redesigned almost every aspect...

Fujifilm's X-A1 (image: Fujifilm)

Review: Fujifilm X-A1

December 11, 2013 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

There are many digital cameras on the market, but Fujifilm is hoping to woo new users with its simple and easy-to-use entry-level interchangeable-lens camera. Sporting a 16M large APS-C CMOS sensor and EXR PROCESSOR II for rich tonal expression, all the...

A screenshot of XCOM: Enemy Within (image: 2K)

Review: XCOM – Enemy Within

November 29, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

The XCOM franchise has enthralled gamers since 1994 and while this year’s first-person shooter adaptation The Bureau: XCOM Declassified failed somewhat to gather traction among lovers of the franchise, 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown has received rave...

Canon's EOS 700D camera (image: Canon)

Review: Canon EOS 700D

November 21, 2013 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

We have reviewed a number of Digital SLR cameras and while they come in all shapes and sizes, Japanese maker Canon just seems to do things right. Selecting a digital camera is almost as personal as the pictures that are taken with the device, and it really...

A screenshot of Call of Duty Ghosts (image: Activision)

Review: Call of Duty Ghosts

November 20, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

The entire Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful in the gaming industry. So much so that it is almost a given that any new title will be well-received. Call of Duty Ghosts managed to make more than $1-billion in the first 24 hours of being on...

A screenshot from Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (image: Ubisoft)

Review: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

November 11, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

The Assassin’s Creed franchise actually needs no introduction - it has been one of the most successful gaming enterprises in the last couple of years. The Series has taken gamers on a whirl-wind journey through different time periods in history in search...

A screenshot of FIFA 14 (image: EA)

Review: FIFA 14

October 30, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

The FIFA franchise of football titles is probably the most well-known among sports gamers, and together with PES, arguably the longest-running. With that comes a wealth of knowledge and experience that developer EA Canada put to good use in the latest...

Most of the title seems to be a bit rushed in terms of development (image: Microsoft)

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Out of the Shadows

October 10, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

Anybody who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s will have a very good idea of who the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are. The crime-fighting, pizza-loving, sewer-dwelling turtles have been the inspiration for many teen birthday parties, and have, on the odd...

The role of Jodie is portrayed by Hollywood actress Ellen Page, who supplied her likeness and her voice talent (image: SCE)

Review: Beyond – Two Souls

October 9, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

Quantic Dream rose to prominence with its near-perfect interpretation of the interactive film Heavy Rain. Director David Cage recreated a modern version of story-telling by allowing players to step into the shoes of the main character through a strong...

A screenshot of Flashback (image: Microsoft)

Review: Flashback

October 3, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

If memory serves, the original Flashback from 1992 was pretty good, with many gamers claiming that it could have been a title that defined the platform genre – or not. But enough gamers still love the title so much that original game designer Paul Cuisset...