Author: Darryn Bonthuys

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Mar 2015

Some people say that Lazygamer employs a hack to write content for them. A no-good, cheap bastard who will waffle on for ages to make a certain word count for his articles, and is cheap enough to post a story about two mere screenshots being added to a highly anticipated game that is out later this year. Well you know what I have to say to those accusations? That they’re probably actually 100% correct. Cheap Friday story, activate!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Mar 2015

After years of gaming on console, I have decided that I need a decent PC again. After all, it’s not as if my current laptop can run the best games of 2011, that I am rather anxious to play. In order to get this project off the ground, I’ve gathered the finest materials. A hammer for troubleshooting, a rotten log for my motherboard, a leftover postage stamp for my CPU and I’ve duct-taped a hummingbird inside the barbwire case to keep the Lazygamer Collider nice and cool. Once I glue my graphic shopping cart into place, I should be good to go!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Mar 2015

One of the greatest thrills you’ll ever experience in life will be riding a proper roller-coaster. We’ve got two such rides locally, the reptilian-themed Anaconda and Cobra roller-coasters at either end of the country. If you’re stuck in the middle however, then your best bet to enjoy some proper topsy-turvy fun has most likely come from digital experiences such as RollerCoaster Tycoon. Screamride looked very much like a spiritual successor to that forgotten genre when it was revealed last year at E3. But it’s anything but that. And that ain’t bad at all, as the game certainly does have some charm.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Mar 2015

I’ve mentioned before how now is a good time to be a fan of the space-combat sim. No Man’s Sky is scratching an itch for exploration, Elite: Dangerous is headed to consoles and Star Citizen…Well at least it looks rather pretty as we wait for it to fully release. There’s one other game in that genre that’s on the way though. A game where bigger is indeed better. And it’s looking quite capital (ship), old chap. It’s called Dreadnought. And it’s bigger than a book of yo mama jokes.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Mar 2015

Blizzard’s MOBA game Hero Of The Storm may not be out of the beta woods yet, but its still managed to find itself quite a following. It’s become damn popular according to the Russians who besiege our site with script bots whenever we post beta access codes, growing massively in audience participation. The thing is, with more people playing the game, the higher the chance of the community becoming more toxic, a problem that is prevalent in this genre. But Blizzard has a plan to deal with that.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Mar 2015

Out of all the VR kits arriving in the next couple of years, I think Sony’s Project Morpheus may have captured my technolusting eye the most. Even though the Oculus Rift has been available for a while, it’s not exactly a consumer-ready device, being more of a tool for developers than anything else. It’s also significantly better than my own VR device, which may or may not be a decrepit Viewmaster that I strapped to my face. The latest iteration of Project Morpheus features plenty of new hardware. Hardware that wasn’t cheap to add.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Mar 2015

It’s a date, baby. With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain committed to a release date, and with yours truly having clearly forgotten about the dreaded Metal Gear Solid 2 days of waiting, it looks like the next chapter in Snake’s life is just about ready to go. Of course, the game will be available in more than just the standard Vanilla Snake edition. Although I’m guessing that the special Collector’s Edition might cost an arm and a leg.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Mar 2015

I’ve got a soft spot for mice. Not the furry kind mind you, because as a child I was always on Tom’s side when he was receiving horrendous physical abuse from Jerry in the Saturday morning cartoons. I’m talking computer mice, and specifically gaming mice. We’re in an age now where such devices are no longer just USB-tethered navigation devices with a gigantic ball inside of them. The gaming mouse of today is a specialised device, something that is meant for specific games and scenarios. And Logitech is looking at those markets for their new G303 Daedalus Apex mouse.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Mar 2015

LAN games were a massive part of my gaming childhood. Nights spent perfecting the explosive crossbow kill in Half-Life, jumping across rivers of lava with a Rail-gun aimed at the opposition in Quake 3 Arena and finding myself woefully outclassed in Counter-Strike. Still, the very best LAN game ever made, was Unreal Tournament, in any iteration. There’s just something that Epic managed to nail right the first time in that series, which has been dormant for far too long. Unreal Tournament is making a comeback however. And the current results look promising enough to have my Friday nights booked in advance.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Mar 2015

It’s a great time to be a fan of space combat games. It’s not a great time however, to be a fan of space combat games when your PC barely has enough processing power to run a game of Prince Of Persia that was optimised for Pentium 386 hardware. Still, that’s all about to change. While Star Citizen creeps in more features and ludicrous amounts of cash, at least one Space sim game has made a release date, with Elite Dangerous proving to be particularly popular. It’s got a solid following on PC. and that audience is going to grow when the game hops on over to the Xbox One.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Mar 2015

Easily one of the best, purest first-person shooter experiences of 2014, Wolfenstein: The New Order breathed new life into the anti-Nazi war machine when it was released. It was a no-frills blaze of glory that focused only on telling a single-player story over various missions and hours. Since then however, all has been quiet on that front. Until now, as the game is about to inject some Old Blood back into its veins.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Mar 2015

If there’s something hulking in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? If there’s something green and it looks like it may be filled with rage so catastrophically monstrous that it can f***ing brain-punch a gigantic Chitauri Sky war-worm to death with a single blow, who ya gonna call! Someone else! Or maybe, the Hulkbuster!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Mar 2015

Not all free-to-play games are equal. Some of them are more concerned with ringing every possible bit of cash out of a player before offering them anything that is actually worthwhile, whereas other games are actually pretty damn fun to play and worth a few extra bucks being tossed towards the experience. Take WarFrame for instance. It’s a solid game, that can easily be enjoyed with or without cash. That business model has proven to be rather profitable for the title, and Sony is paying attention.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Mar 2015

Mobile baby! If just about every person in the world is locked into a two-year contract with a new phone that is made obsolete with something shinier and better they second they walk out of the door of a cell phone shop, then clearly there’s a market there that needs to be tapped and prodded with annoying reminder jingles at two in the AM. Warner Bros Interactive naturally has that idea in mind. And alongside a newly announced Mortal Kombat X game for mobile devices, they’re bring Batman and friends along for the ride with a dearth of new games on the go.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Mar 2015

They say a hero is defined by his foes. Spider-Man has the Green Goblin, Superman has Lex Luthor and I have that f***ing ice-cream man who appears on days when I’m trying to not think about sugary treats. But out of every hero in comics these days, Batman may just have the most recognisable rogues gallery. Each villain encountered has been a dark reflection of what he could have been. The Joker represents pure chaos, Deathstroke is a dark reflection of determination on the wrong side of the law and the Scarecrow is an element of fear left unchecked. There’ll be plenty of rogues to attack in Arkham Knight. And each one will push Batman to his breaking point once again.