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Netflix is getting really serious about games

A few months ago Netflix made a rather startling revelation when it announced that it was going to diversify its business by venturing into the gaming market. They have since unveiled a couple of games in a few countries in Europe and initial results seem to suggest that they are not faring badly in the […]


Netflix has started delivering on its mobile games promises

It was not so long ago that we learnt that Netflix was going to be pivoting into the mobile games market. Netflix seems to have hit the ground running after the announcement. The company has now started to deliver on its word. Those in Poland were recently invited to play two new mobile games whose […]


Video: Dell Inspiron 15 7577 disassembly

In this video we go through the process of taking apart the Dell Inspiron 15 7577 gaming laptop down to the bare motherboard. It’s quite a task seeing that there are 3 layers of screws and pieces you need to take apart before you get to the motherboard. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge […]


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: […]


Esports: The Future of Sporting

The future of sports is with technology that is Esports, a fusion of electronics and virtual reality, with traditional and electronic games/sports.  Just like going to the stadium to watch your favourite sport, we are already at the doorstep of walking into virtual rooms or game lounges to watch our favourite sport(s) without ever leaving […]


Video: Unboxing a PS4/PC racing wheel – Thrustmaster T80 Ferrari 488GTB Edition

The Thrustmaster T80 Ferrari 488GTB Edition is an 8:10 scale replica of the Ferrari 488GTB, officially licensed by Ferrari, and designed to offer total realism in all PS4™ and PC (Windows 7,8 & 10) racing games that support wheels. PS: If you like that type of content, please leave a like and subscribe to the […]


Rogue Company is an enjoyable FREE PS4/PC game you should check out

Being Zimbo means constantly looking for a bargain since many of us don’t have much disposable income. That means for those of you with gaming consoles or PCs – you want to add to your library of titles without breaking the bank. Being a PS4 owner myself, I’ve been able to recommend a number of […]


Africa Esports Championship calls on African developers to participate in Game Showcase event

Africa Esports Championship (AEC) recently announced that they are hosting the Africa Games Showcase Invitation. The event is being organised in partnership with LudiqueWorks. AEC and LudiqueWorks are inviting video game developers and studios to submit their developed games for the showcase which is aimed to “spotlight, highlight and celebrate” video games being developed on […]


Among Us is the most popular game in the world right now… For good reason

Gamers probably already know about the smash hit game Among Us – which recently announced that they have 60 million active users. In July the same game reportedly had 0 active users despite being available. How did they do it and why has it become the darling of gamers seemingly overnight? A multiplayer experience like […]


Rocket League goes free-to-play – See why the game was played by 75 million people

This has been a crazy week for PC gamers. From Football Manager 2020 and Watch Dogs 2 being offered for free on the Epic Games Store. Now another big game is going free to play on the Epic Games Store – Rocket League. Earlier this year it was revealed that Rocket League’s player base had […]


Watch Dogs 2 free to download on Epic Games – Hurry promotion ends tomorrow!

So I recently wrote an article about Football Manager 2020 being available for free to PC gamers on Epic Games Store. What I missed when I wrote that was the fact that alongside Football Manager was another big game being given away by Epic Games. WATCH DOGS 2. In terms of what you can expect […]


Africa eSports Championships looking for Zim based intern – Here’s how to apply

We recently reported that Africa eSports Championships (AEC) is back for another year and the Zimbabwean team is looking for an intern who will join them between September and December. Africa eSports Championship is a collaborative a platform for Esports entities in African to engage its young dynamic demographic for the greater good of Africa. […]


(Updated) Africa eSports Championship back for another year

Africa eSports Championship (AEC) has announced that its 2nd edition will be going underway soon. Africa eSports Championship has presence in over 30 countries and is inviting gamers on the continent for the championship starting in September until the end of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held online which […]


Football Manager 2020 (the best football game) free to download until 24 September

Football and video game fans will probably know a thing or two about Football Manager. I’ll go on a limb and say it is the best football game – yes, better than FIFA and PES, by a country mile too! Thankfully, Football Manager was recently announced to be coming to the Epic Games store and […]


Mobile games you should try out this month

Those of you who know me personally, know I’m BIG on gaming. I’m a console gamer first before anything else. Recent;y, I’ve been trying my hand at mobile games to see what’s on offer and to be honest, mobile games are surprisingly good! Over the month of August, I played give or take 15 Android […]


World’s most popular game removed from Apple & Google Play Store

Yesterday was a pretty bad day for Fortnite. The battle royale game which has been downloaded over 2 billion times from Apple and Google’s Stores respectively was removed from both platforms. What did Epic Games do? The Fortnite developer pushed an update that allowed users on iOS and Android devices to bypass Apple and Android’s […]


eSports Zimbabwe hosting Fortnite qualifiers on 1 August

eSports Zimbabwe has announced they will be hosting National Team qualifiers to come up with a Fortnite Zim team on the 1st of August. Players interested in registering to be part of the local Fortnite community through this initiative can do so by joining the eSports Zimbabwe Fortnite group on WhatsApp (link provided below). More […]


How to track the amount of time you spend on your PS4

If like me you’ve ever wondered why there’s no place on PlayStation Network(PSN) for users to check how much time they’ve invested into different games – there’s a solution. It’s really a hack but it will work well enough since Sony has refused to add this feature natively. The tool is called PS Time Tracker. […]


PC & Console Gamers, Injustice Gods Among Us Is Free To Download For The Next 5 Days

I’ve been on this planet for close to two and a half decades and in that time I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t love a freebie. And in the spirit of loving and sharing freebies, I bring a free game to you all. And no, I’m not talking about piracy… Injustice Gods Among Us […]


Witcher 3 Is Free For PC Players, Here’s How To Redeem A Copy

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt… Where to begin? My favourite game of all time. So good, in fact, I had to buy it twice. The fact that PC players can now get it for free is pretty brilliant news if you ask me. How? The GOG Galaxy game store is giving away a free copy of […]


Video: Game Developer Shares Preview Of What Next-Gen Console Graphics Will Look Like

Yesterday, Epic Games -the developer behind Fortnite released a tech-demo of a game running on the PlayStation 5. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are expected to release later this year and usually both consoles have comparable graphics. Whilst it’s not yet clear which console will be outrightly better in terms of graphical output at […]


Deal: PS4 Players! NBA 2K20 Price Has Dropped From $50 To $4 For The Next 7 Days

This morning my brother told me something I think is pretty amazing – NBA 2K20 is available on the PS Store South Africa for R89 (US$4.82) instead of its usual R899 (US$48) until the 21st of May. Whilst I won’t be getting in on the deal because I don’t have the storage space to install […]


eSports Federation Of Africa Launches With Intent To Represent African Gamers

The Electronic Sports Federation of Africa has launched with the mandate to become the representative body for esports and gaming in Africa. The organisation believes that the lack of participation by African gamers in global eSports tournaments has been due to the lack of such a body representing gamers. Because of this ESFA has representatives […]


Here’s A List Of Great Games Under $20 On The PS Store Right Now

The official PlayStation Blog has published a list of games that are going on sale for under $20 between 28 April and 13 May. After going through the list here are some of the titles I believe to be worth a look. I considered price and the Metacritic review score along with personal preference when […]


Online Multiplayer Card Game Developed By Zimbo Now Out Of Beta

Last year we wrote about Afro Eights, an enjoyable experience I first wrote about last September; Afro Eights as it is titled is in beta testing so it’s raw around the edges but it’s an extremely enjoyable game you can pick up for short sessions (usually a winning formula for mobile games). Afro Eights Is […]


Fortnite Mobile Finally Available On Play Store: Epic Games Finally Willing To Share Revenue With Google

Epic Games – the developer behind Fortnite chose a pretty unusual method to roll out Fornite the most popular game in the world when it came to Android. The developer chose to leave Google in the cold, offering Fortnite via Epic Games store instead since they didn’t want Google taking a piece of the pie […]


Zimbabweans Appointed Global Esports Federation Commissioners

[Image Source; GES] Two Zimbabweans – Tommy Sithole and Tyrone Seward- were recently appointed chairperson and vice-chairperson of 2 of the 8 Global Esports Federation Commissions. Sithole who also happens to chair the Zimpapers board will chair the federation’s Governance and Ethics Commission. Seward, on the other hand, was appointed the vice-chairperson in the Education, […]


PlayStation Offers 4 Free Games To Players Staying At Home During COVID-19 Crisis

Sony recently announced the Play at Home initiative which they say is a “thank you to all who are doing their part to lessen the impact of this pandemic”. As Sony explains, Play At Home has two components: first, providing free games to help keep the PlayStation community entertained at home; and finally, establishing a […]


Watch Your Favourite Footballers Battle It Out In A FIFA20 Tournament To Raise US$1 Million For COVID-19

EA, the developers behind popular sports game FIFA 20 has announced they will be live streaming the Stay and Play Cup on their Twitch channel. As part of the Stay and Play Cup, EA will also donate US$1M to help support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities most affected by COVID-19. What […]


First Look At The PlayStation 5 Controller – DualSense

If you’ve closely followed my articles about gaming, you’ll know that I have a PlayStation 4 and that overall I’m pretty fond of the PlayStation series of consoles. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s announcement of the DualSense controller (yes DualShock is no more) hours ago is obviously exciting news for me and I must say the redesign […]