Author: Darryn Bonthuys

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Oct 2014

Guys, I promise that this is our last bit of Sunset Overdrive coverage. For today at least. Alessandro and I have been playing the game. We’ve been talking. We’ve been recording that talk, editing and uploading it with footage that won’t result in an NDA death squad being sent for us. Enjoy!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Oct 2014

I’ve always maintained that Borderlands is one of the more challenging game franchises out there. Whether it be badass bandits or Skags that happen to fart lightning in your general direction, the game is filled with all manner of beasties who are going to do to your body what Tyler Perry’s Madea did to comedy. Namely, butcher it. But some of the infamous raid bosses in the game are even bigger bullet sponges. But only one of them, is a massive dick.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Oct 2014

What’s the biggest anime breakout of recent memory? Easily Attack On Titan, a show all about slaying giants while using technological zip-line gear that would make Spider-Man jealous. The original manga set all of that action up…before devolving into a political drama that has just dragged on and on as of late. Hopefully, the game will manage to recapture the spirit of slaying a rapid-healing Titan with a face born out of nightmare fuel.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Oct 2014

I won’t lie to you: This job isn’t exactly easy. But it does have perks, such as your hair going grey early and playing the latest games a little bit earlier than everyone elseso that you can get a review out in time for launch day. We’re busy with one such game right now, Sunset Overdrive. And we need your help on this one.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Oct 2014

If there is one specific genre that arcades excel at, it’s the humble light-gun shooter. From feelin’ lucky in Lethal Enforcers, to saving the world with Aerosmith music and filling your hand in Mad Dog McCree, those  arcade units were simply the best at gobbling tokens in exchange for bullets. And the best out of all them? Time Crisis, the king of light gun shooters. And it’s finally headed back to arcades.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Oct 2014

There’s been one hell of a brouhaha over Hatred. Some folks call it a proper murder simulator. Other people get violently ill at the idea of forcing a gun into the mouth of a digital lady and decorating the pavement with trendy grey matter. But you see, you’ve got it all wrong. Hatred isn’t that bad. It’s actually all about the value of life, and hugs and tickles and peace and love! Don’t believe me? See for yourself below what I’m talking about.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Oct 2014

So I may be heading back to a gym again. Having signed up at a new place that is opening up, which has the very attractive proposition of offering a no-contract option, I’ve realised that I need to get some clothing for exercise. Which according to my knowledge, are Tapout T-shirts, Bad Boy pants and reflective tape so that I can watch myself when I do any kind of exercise. I can only afford two of the three however, so it looks like I’ll be squatting without trendy pants on. Ladies…

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Oct 2014

Audio is now more important than ever. From your regular built-in sound cards for the average consumer, to the dedicated bits of hardware that can now be purchased for cleaner audio, there are plenty of options out there. But what if you want the very best? What if money isn’t an issue for you? That’s where the Asus Essence Mark II comes in. It’s high-level audio at a high-level price. But sweet Dolby, does it deliver on that price tag.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Oct 2014

Bread. It’s been the staple of many an early morning breakfast, and the current bane of the diet industry. I mean, look at it. It’s filled with glutens. And I may not know what a Gluten is exactly, but I do know that dubious science and untrustworthy thin people have convinced me that consuming such stuff will cause my genitals to violently detach and fly off. Now, dieting’s greatest villain is getting its own game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Oct 2014

It’s pretty much the final innings for this year now. rAge is done and dusted, there are a ton of games on the way and I am in no way ready for any of this. Still, at least I can take solace in the fact that I have my trusty team to stand with me in my darkest hour and help me…Crap, they’ve all buggered off for the day.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Oct 2014

I’ve been doing the cosplay thing for a few years now. You’d know this because I rarely ever shut up about it. My philosophy however, has always been for quality over quantity, resulting in basically just one costume a year that I pour all my effort into for rAge. And this year, the cosplay that was on show was a cut above from previous years.