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Superhot launches on Nintendo Switch

Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, Superhot is the first-person shooter (FPS) in which time moves only when players move.

Click below to watch the trailer and to read about the game.

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No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just the player, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing weapons off fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and manoeuvre through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.

With its stylised graphics, the game finally adds something new to the FPS genre. Superhot’s polished, minimalist visual language helps players focus on what’s most important – the fluid gameplay and the cinematic beauty of the fight.

The game took thirty months to make, meaning thousands of hours were put into development and design. From its humble origins in the 7 Day FPS game jam, through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, to an array of awards and nominations from industry experts, Superhot is a labour of love by its independent, dedicated team and thousands of backers from all around the globe.

It has the following features:

• Endless Mode – how long can you last against unyielding waves of enemies?
• Challenge Mode – take on Superhot with your bare hands, no restarts, timed runs, and more.
• Extras – delve further into Superhot with mini-games, ASCII art, and [redacted].

The game is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop for R150.

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Deon Meyer’s Trackers breaks viewing records

Deon Meyer’s Trackers has become M-Net’s top-performing show for 2019.

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Trackers, the exhilarating five-part adaptation of bestselling author Deon Meyer’s internationally acclaimed crime novel, has shattered viewership records to become the most popular show on M-Net in 2019. And, this tremendous success story for M-Net and the African television industry hasn’t even completed its run. Trackers‘ final episode will be screened on M-Net 101 on Sunday 24 November at 20:00. 

Average viewer numbers per episode have outshone not only local shows in all genres on M-Net Channel 101 but also international audience favourites such as Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Chernobyl, The Big Bang Theory and The Enemy Within. Perhaps most impressively, Trackers has attracted more eyeballs than a much-loved M-Net institution – the Sunday night blockbuster movie premiere.

Furthermore, Trackers is currently trending at the top of the charts on both DStv Now and Showmax.

“We are over the moon about Trackers’ phenomenal performance to date,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment  “With this first co-production between M-Net, HBO’s sister channel Cinemax and Germany’s ZDF, we set out to create a trailblazing, high-end production that would enthral our MultiChoice customers as well as global audiences. It’s wonderful to know that Trackers will soon also be shining the spotlight on our magnificent actors, behind-the-scenes talent and breathtaking landscapes to a wider audience.”

More than a 1000 television professionals ensured that Trackers raised the bar in terms of cinematic excellence. Sisanda Henna’s chilling performance as Inkunzi, a snazzy but ruthless villain, has already landed him a leading role opposite Megan Fox in the forthcoming film Rogue

If you haven’t joined the Trackers craze yet, be sure to binge-watch it on DStv Catch Up and Showmax!

To see how local audiences are raving about Trackers, go to mnet.tv/trackers

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Half-Life returns in VR

Half-Life fans will be delighted to see the latest instalment of the iconic first-person shooter, Half-Life Alyx, now being released exclusively in VR.

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Valve’s return to the award-winning series in virtual reality takes place between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Alyx Vance and her father Eli mount an early resistance to the Combine’s brutal occupation of Earth.

Fans have been waiting since Half-Life 2: Episode 2, which was released in 2007.

“Everyone at Valve is excited to be returning to the world of Half-Life,” says Valve founder Gabe Newell. “VR has energized us. We’ve invested a lot of ourselves in the technology. But we’re also game developers at heart, and to be devoting ourselves to a VR game this ambitious is just as exciting.”

As Alyx, players battle to save the future of humanity: engaging in visceral combat, solving puzzles, and exploring a world decimated by a mysterious alien race. VR was built for the kind of gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.
The game runs on the Source 2 engine, meaning gamers with Steam and all PC-based VR headsets.

Half-Life: Alyx is now available for Pre-Purchase on Steam and is 10% off, until the game is released in March 2020.

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