Author: Alesha Kolbe

Propel Star Wars drones – review

Ever wanted to re-enact tiny versions of the Star Wars saga’s most epic space battles? Propel are giving you the best chance, with the release of three shiny new Star Wars-inspired drones. We took a closer look at the TIE Advanced X1 fighter – perhaps better known as Darth Vader’s own personal Twin Ion Engined ship. You control the flight using an included wireless controller, and there is also a compatible phone app. Propel’s interpretation of said TIE fighter is largely similar – if not slightly smaller. Their drones are hand painted to give them that real hobby feel,...

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A Whole New World – Monster Hunter World

Listen up, greenhorns. There’s a new Monster Hunter on the horizon, and for the first time ever it’s getting a simultaneous worldwide release. Monster Hunter World is here. Why should you care? Ever since 2004 on ye olde PlayStation 2, the Monster Hunter series – developed and published by Capcom – has wooed hearts around the world thanks to its excellent graphics and tough gameplay. Until now, it’s been skewed more towards portable hardware releases, and these handhelds are far more popular in Japan than they have been in other parts of the globe; consequently this is where the...

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower – review

In cinemas: January 18, 2018 Starring: Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Mary and the Witch’s Flower follows a young girl named Mary (voiced in the English dub by Ruby Barnhill) while she stays with her great aunt in an old cottage. Wandering through the nearby forest one day, she discovers a flower known as the Fly By Night – or the Witch’s Flower, as it is said to bestow magical powers. Mary comes into contact with the flower and finds the rumours to be true – she is bestowed a powerful magical energy, but...

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Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset – review

Corsair are no stranger to the headset market, and their latest foray – the HS50 – is a testimony to that. The HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset is a wired headset that features adjustable plush ear cups and is made of sturdy aluminium. You can expect the usual impeccable build and sound quality known of Corsair peripherals; there’ll be no need to replace this one any time soon, and you’ll barely even notice you’re wearing it. Corsair’s HS50 features premium 50mm drivers (on the larger side for those worried about the smaller cup size of some headsets) and includes a...

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The best new gaming tech from CES 2018

CES – the Consumer Electronics Show – lets the public in on what to expect from the tech world in the years to come.  Held in January every year, there’s always a lot of The Future on show, with everything from connected homes to driverless cars making waves. While we could easily spend all day talking about the rest of the tech that was revealed (including a US$30,000 4K projector that doubles as a coffee table), we’ve put together some of the more impressive gaming announcements. Netgear drops a new Nighthawk gaming router The Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router...

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