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StarFM and E-Sports Zim partner to bring celebrity FIFA22 face-off

E-sports Zim has been busy these past couple of years. Partnerships with EA that allowed Zimbabwean FIFA players to be able to compete in global FIFA tourneys and a SteelSeries collab for gaming peripherals. Recently they have partnered with StarFM, one of Zimbabwe’s biggest radio stations, for a FIFA22 celebrity face-off where Zimbabwean celebrities duel […]


Here’s your chance to win US$100 playing the Zimbabwean made casual game – Super Java

Several reports show that about 40% of the entire global population plays video games. The proportion is 25% for the Middle East and Africa. A quarter of 1.6 billion people is nothing to scoff at, 388 million players roam these regions. Another misconception is that these players are young males who spend 18 hours a […]


Wordle: simple game that even you might code went viral and then sold for over US$1m

What can one do to kill a bit of time? There are literally thousands of things one can do but how many of those are simple, a bit challenging, not time consuming and can be enjoyed with millions of people across the globe? Well Wordle is all those things. Wordle is a web-based daily word […]


Google beta testing Android games on Windows

I have never shied away from my love for mobile gaming. Having almost exclusively used Android phones, I can only speak to Android gaming, which is excellent although I hear iOS could be even better. So, when Microsoft announced that Android apps and games would be coming to Windows, my curiosity was piqued.  This is […]


Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard, publisher of Call of Duty, Candy Crush for $68.7 billion

In what will be the biggest deal in gaming yet, Microsoft will be acquiring Activision Blizzard for US$68.7 billion. The deal will eclipse what was the largest game acquisition, the $12.7 billion acquisition of Zynga by Take Two Interactive (the GTA guys) which was only announced less than a week ago. These amounts sound unholy […]


Love gaming on your phone? You’ll love Samsung’s new processor with ray tracing capabilities

Samsung announced their latest Exynos mobile processor (SoC) and I gotta say, this one has me a bit excited. The Exynos 2200, as it’s called, is the first mobile chip with hardware accelerated ray tracing and as an avid mobile gamer, I couldn’t be more excited. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First things first, […]


Meet Enspir Gaming, an ambitious local e-sports outfit

Enspir is a local e-sports team that is looking to create opportunities for young Zimbabweans in the field of professional gaming. We had the pleasure of interviewing one of Enspir’s co-founder’s Maurice Mpofu: Enspir is also hosting a FIFA 22 and Mortal Kombat tournament this weekend: You should also check out Zimbo cracks FIFA Ultimate […]


Chinese children will now only be allowed to play games for 1 hour during holidays and weekends

When it comes to laws the Chinese government has always taken a paternalistic father-knows-best approach. Where other governments in the world agonise about balancing between freedoms and people’s rights the leaders in Beijing seem not bothered with such trivial matters. They just do what they think it’s best even when it comes to internet regulation. […]


FIFA 22 is almost here, hopefully, EA fixes the problem haunting Pro Clubs

Pro Clubs is an entertaining game mode but unlike FUT – it isn’t the FIFA development team’s favourite child. This means that over the last few years not much has changed in the game mode. For FIFA 22, EA has announced some macro changes which include:


PES 2022 is going FREE-TO-PLAY. Let’s hope Konami doesn’t f##k it up!

Most gaming enthusiasts probably know that PES 2022 (or rather eFootball as it will be known going forward) is going to be free-to-play this year.


Pro Evolution Soccer is now called eFootball and its free to play

After 20 years of the game being known as Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), Konami has decided to shake things up by renaming the game to simply eFootball. The change in name also comes with the announcement that Pro Evolution/eFootball will be digital only and free to play. This is a massive deviation from what we […]


Witcher 3 & Metal Gear Solid V Games Giveaway

Babyboy Gaming is hosting a YouTube Giveaway where the winner will walk away with digital editions of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt & Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience for the PS4 (compatible with PS5).  Because games can’t be directly gifted on the PS Store, winners will get PS Store Gift Cards equal to […]


Video: Ferrari vs Bugatti vs Koenigsegg

Finally some commentary. In this video a Ferrari chases down Bugattis and Koenigseggs in a 3 lap race at the UKs Silverstone race track. Some cheating and bullying may have been used to get by the other more powerful supercars. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or […]


Sony is giving away Horizon Zero Dawn & 9 indie games

More free games from Sony PlayStation


Video: Road rage in a Ferrari FXX-K Evo from last to 1st

Continuing with our gaming series this week we have a modified Ferrari FXX-K Evo taking on Buggatis and Koenigseggs. Starting position is 16th but after some fender benders and some decent corner cutting we got that Ferrari to finish 1st. This is gameplay is from the PC game called Grid 2019 Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]


Video: Asphalt 9 Legends carnage

In this video we look at Asphalt 9 Legends. It’s a mobile arcade car racing game with some stunts. You get barrel rolls and spins and a healthy dose of carnage. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# […]


Video: Driving an F1 car. How hard is it?

Continuing with progress in our gaming series, this week we see how hard it is to drive an F1 car in the PC game Grid 2019. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy […]


Video: Taking off and landing a plane in a flight simulator

This is a flight simulator called Airline Commander and it does a pretty good job of taking you through the process of learning how to fly a plane. You start off with small and light aircraft and as you attain your licence you can then upgrade to bigger more complex planes. Quick NetOne, Econet, And […]


Video: How to be an MVP in Call Of Duty Mobile

This is gameplay of Call Of Duty mobile. The game is online and the match is versus other online players of similar rank and experience. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime […]


Video: A dramatic end to a strong hill climb in a Pagani Zonda R

This is gameplay of the PC game Grid 2019. The rack is called Okutama Circuit in the hills of Japan with some impressive scenery. The car is a Pagani Zonda R and difficulty was set at medium. All was going so well until the exit of the very last turn. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel […]


Video: How not to drive an Aston Martin in the rain

Driving a car very fast is hard enough but add a little rain and the results are these. A potential spin class at every turn. This is gameplay from the PC racing simulation game called Grid 2019. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy […]


Zimbo cracks FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Top 100

Zimbabwean Gerald Vuta has cracked the Fifa Ultimate Team Champions Rest of the World Top 100 and he will be representing Zim at Africa ESports Grand Finale.


Video: Sky Force Reloaded gameplay. Stage 8 level insane

Here is some gameplay of Skyforce reloaded. It is a fun shooter arcade game with some decent 3D graphics and works on almost any smartphone. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime […]


Video: Building Harare in Cities Skylines

Our resident Cities Skylines fanatic Rufaro Madamombe attempts to build Harare in the game.


Video: Grid 2019 gameplay driving a C7R Chevrolet Corvette

This is some non commentary gameplay of Grid 2019. The track is Brands Hatch and the car is a Chevrolet Corvette C7R. Game difficulty settings are set at medium, gear shifts are manual sequential, full damage is enabled and all driver aides are turned on. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: […]