Gaming news for every device and every Kiwi
Huawei's Mate 30 goes it alone without Google
The Mate 30 will run EMUI10 which is an Android-based OS, but there’s one key difference – there won’t be any trace of Google Play or any Google apps on the devices.
Hands-on review: Norton Security gets the safety and freedom balance right
The folks at Norton understand that there are those of use that like to walk on the wild side. But even a seasoned Internet adventurer like myself likes a degree of protection.
Game review: FIFA 20
There are three certainties in life - death, taxes and EA Sports releasing a new version of FIFA every year.
Facebook launches 'Portal', a new range of video calling devices
book is taking a leap beyond all things social networking – and into smart video calling devices as it tries to take WhatsApp beyond the smartphone.
It's hard talking to children about online safety, parents say
Some parents may be worried about what their children are doing online, but they don’t talk to their children enough about the issue.
VR boom shows no sign of slowing
The virtual reality market will exhibit a 42.2% CAGR, as big brands move to offer an advanced user experience says Fortune Business Insights.
WWE 2K20's huge pledge to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society
2K is backing the charity as part of its upcoming WWE 2K20 game, due to be released on October 22. The release features cover star Roman Reigns, who is also a leukaemia survivor.
Game review: Revisiting Final Fantasy VIII
This remaster mainly improves the blocky PSOne style graphics, and it adds cheats to make the game easier for new players.
Borderlands 3: What you should know before you go 'psycho'
If there are a few empty seats at work today, it could be because people are taking a day off and indulging in a long weekend of hardcore shooting madness…
Hands-on review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Nintendo Switch
How well did this trilogy age? Is the switch a good home for it? This is what I aim to find out.
Game review: Gears 5 features a lot of fun action
The story campaign is arguably the best of the series and it’s the longest of the franchise too.
Apple Arcade & Apple TV+ want you glued to your screen
Whether you’re into films, TV shows, documentaries or gaming, Apple is certainly pulling out all the stops to tempt people in a market that’s spoilt for choice.
Apple welcomes the seventh-generation iPad
Apple seems to be tweaking bits and pieces without coming up with anything radically different – except that it was built to fit with Apple’s iPadOS system.
DNZ20 report celebrates our nation of gaming junkies
The average age of a Kiwi gamer isn’t someone in their teenage years – they’re more likely to be somebody aged 34 years old. What’s more, half of those playing games are women and girls.
Te Ao Māori gets Minecraft experience for Kiwi schools
What better way to inspire children to flex their tongue than to take the language directly to a popular classroom learning tool: Minecraft.
PAX AUS reveals this year's Indie Showcase winners
"We have scoured high and low to bring you this year's stellar lineup of winners. If we do say so ourselves, they’re pretty darn cool,” the PAX team says.
Bose's new smart speaker puts the bass back in the beat
If you’ve got a few spare hundred dollars burning a hole in your pocket and love portable speakers, you might have another contender to add to the selection list.
Android 10 is coming: Here's what's new
Android 10 is rolling out on Google Pixel phones this week, with a wider rollout expected to follow suit for other manufacturers and devices in the near future.
An esports gamer's dream: Fortress Melbourne to open in 2020
As well as plenty of gaming space, Fortress Melbourne will include a restaurant, two bars and an arena.
Hands-on review: Supercharging the RTX with the ROG STRIX RTX2080 SUPER
You can expect stable 60FPS+ gameplay over 4K UHD resolution over most AAA titles, or even with DLSS turned on when working with WQHD resolution.
Spyro's launch on PC & Switch comes with a surprise 'Crash'
September 3 marks the day that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is available worldwide for PC and Nintendo Switch - and there's an added bonus.
Game review: Erica gets released on PS4
Erica starts off in a scary manner because one of the first things that happen in the game is the death of her father. The main goal of the game is to find out who shot her father and why. As you progress further into the game, you also find out what happened to her mother too.
YOOZOO enables seamless payments for global audience
YOOZOO Games has adopted the services of Ingenico ePayments to enable Ingenico Connect, a mobile first platform offering payment across multiple devices.
Hands-on review: The only streaming kit you'll ever need
This opens up a world of possibilities for both hobbyist and full-time streamers to further engage with their audiences.
Game review - The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
Sure you can try to save every character, although many of them can die early on too if you’re not good enough!
Game review: Control (PC)
Telekinetic abilities allow Jesse to send out a powerful melee blast, launch object into the air, evade attacks by moving quickly, make a shield from debris and even levitate.
SEGA to release Genesis Mini next month
SEGA is giving the SEGA Genesis console the mini treatment as the company sets to launch the new SEGA Genesis Mini next month.
Google's new approach to machine learning without the privacy worries
We look at a fascinating new approach to machine learning that Google is taking.
OG walks away with $15.5 million Dota 2 grand prize
The team walked away with a grand price of US$15.5 million, after battling it out with 15 other teams in the five-day event.
Game review: Madden NFL 20 (Xbox One)
On the outside, American football is a bit like the bizarre offspring of rugby and a game of chess, where the pieces are huge refrigerator-sized men. If you think a game of rugby union is a bit stop-start, it's got nothing on NFL.