Author: Gavin Mannion

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.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 03 Mar 2015

The Unreal Engine from Epic has powered what feels like the majority of big hitting titles over the last 8 years and now Epic have made the not-so-surprising decision to stop selling the product and rather just give it away.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 02 Mar 2015

I recently moved house and as much as I love my new house there is a massive problem: there is no ADSL available in the area which means I’ve been shopping around and checking out all my options - and as such I will be bringing you some reviews of alternative Internet options in South Africa.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 18 Feb 2015

There's a great trope, taken from an episode of Happy Days, called “jumping the shark” and it’s basically the point where a story loses the plot entirely and veers off into lala land. Well we’ve just hit that point with video games thanks to the season pass for Dead or Alive 5.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 12 Feb 2015

Editor's note: this is an opinion piece by the author indicated and does not represent the views of the publication or its staff. I‘ve been following the GamerGate saga with great interest over the last few months but not for the reasons that most have been; divorcing Gamergate from all that harassment and looking instead at what many of those entrenched in the headless movement believe it to be about: Ethics in Games journalism. That itself is a noble pursuit, even if its current trajectory is off the mark. For me it’s been a great example of the power of media and the folly of fanatic liberalism.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 08 Feb 2015

[Update] Due to Eskom's blinding incompetence the matches have been rescheduled until 7pm tonight. The latest round in our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tournament is taking place today with one of the top matches of the round being streamed live on our twitch channel at 3pm sharp.. okay likely not sharp because getting everyone to be ready on time is amazingly difficult.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 03 Feb 2015

55” isn’t cool, you know what is really cool? 320” and that is exactly the screen size you can get using the new Epson TW570 projector...if you have a free wall big enough that is.