Author: Gavin Mannion

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 21 Apr 2015

One of the most successful games developed in South Africa is Desktop Dungeons developed by the QCF team in Cape Town. Ever since the first day I saw this game I've been waiting for it to hit mobile and according to some recent tweets by people in the know it is about to happen in the next few weeks.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 21 Apr 2015

While I'm slightly addicted to my PlayStation 4 I have yet to see any reason to ever own a PS Vita, or any PlayStation mobile, again. I get more than enough of a gaming fix on the iPad and iPhone and if I'm home I'd rather just use on of the proper gaming machines.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 08 Apr 2015

One of the best video game memories I have is back in the days of Quake 1 where I played for Damage Clan for a while and went on an amateur tour of South Africa playing in Internet cafes and getting stupidly drunk while pretending to be training.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 02 Apr 2015

I didn't have a PS3 when PlayStation Home was first announced and it made me sad. I felt like I was going to miss out on something truly awesome and is definitely one of the things that made me pick up a PS3 in the end.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 31 Mar 2015

So there is a rumour on the Internet that Bloodborne is a difficult game of some kind, and while that rumour is 100% true -  the game is a monster to complete - it is possible to speed run the game in just 44 minutes using glitches and exploits to pave the way.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 30 Mar 2015

The inclusion of Kevin Spacey as a main character in the single player bits of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was a genius decision by Activision and undoubtedly helped appeal to the one or two people who hadn’t heard of Call of Duty before.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 30 Mar 2015

Spec Ops: The Line is still one of the best games I’ve ever played. Not for its graphics which weren’t bad but nothing really to write home about. Nor for its gameplay which was solid, but boring. But rather for its incredible story which is something that rarely happens in a military shooter.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 25 Mar 2015

I remember playing The Crew at Gamescom 2013 and in that perfect environment the game was a huge amount of fun. However it's a bit like Evolve in reality where unless you have a great group of friends to play with it feel a bit soulless.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 24 Mar 2015

So Nintendo invited 2 ladies from Playboy to their offices to try out Splatoon and as you can imagine some sections of the Internet are aghast. The number of immature sexual innuendos being thrown around by those claiming to support women are disgusting.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 13 Mar 2015

Hey it’s March 2015 which means that there is virtually no gaming news to speak of and as such we need to make things up. So I headed over to the always controversial VGChartz to see how they feel the console sales war is going.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 11 Mar 2015

My long-running court case with Colin Webster has come to its conclusion and the end result is what I believe was an appalling decision by the judge to award Colin’s team costs even though virtually everything I posted in the original article has been proven to be fact. To draw a line under this sorry debacle this will hopefully be the last article relating to Mr Webster and his actions. The following section of this article is simply fact, followed by my personal requests to those involved.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 05 Mar 2015

When Kickstarter got into its stride many local developers saw it as the perfect way to get funding from all the way here in deepest darkest Africa and while it got off to a rocky start it did for a while look like their dreams would all come true.