Author: Darryn Bonthuys

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jan 2015

Not so long ago, in a Solar system too close to your Uranus, one online video game distributor decided to become strong with the Force. GOG.com has been busy as of late, adding several Star Wars game to their collection. They’ve just added three more in a second wave of content that will not fail your expectations. Admiral.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jan 2015

Joburg, I know we ask a lot of you some days. But if you could find it in your heart to go watch a highly-anticipated World War 2 movie for free and be given snacks and drinks on the house, that would be just awesome. Brad Pitt and his tank crew are rolling into town soon for Fury, finding themselves vastly outmatched, outgunned and out of luck against ze Chermans. It’s a movie which kicked ass in the US of A, and the following lucky folks are going to get a chance to see before anyone else does in the country. Legally, that is.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jan 2015

January is usually a month that is deader than disco when it comes to new releases. This year however, it’s getting at least one high profile release in the form of zombie survival parkour title Dying Light. At least digitally, that is. Because you’re going to have to wait a while to get your hands on a physical version of the game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jan 2015

We’re knee deep in sweat, spent controller batteries and might have left a keyboard embedded in our monitors. And that’s because a bunch of us have just finished playing the open beta for Evolve. I got my first taste of the game last weekend, popping that Goliath onslaught cherry, while Zoe had to form her own fellowship of the beta in order to download the files for the lastest test version of the game. All that, and more in our latest podcast and vidcast!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jan 2015

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Run DMC[/caption]   As much as I love Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry, I have to admit that the game wasn’t perfect. Maybe it was the idea to split combat into two halves of light and dark that didn’t always gel well. Maybe it was the fact that a younger Dante meant that attacks felt heavy, awkward and nowhere near as graceful as they could have been when compared to previous iterations. Mind you DmC: Devil May Cry is still a great game, but one with issues. And those issues are getting ironed out for the remastered version.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Jan 2015

I kinda dig it when a game goes above and beyond when it comes to laying the groundwork for the universe of that particular title. Take Infamous: Second Son. A great sandbox game, with even better gameplay, Infamous: Second Son also had an augmented reality game that tied back into the main title itself. It was fun, it was bonus content and it was completely free to play. Now, The Order: 1886 is following that path, with its own AR game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Jan 2015

For many of us, Resident Evil was our first taste of true horror. The PlayStation was young, our parents were oblivious and our pants were clean. It’s a game that has come full circle however, with a brand new remake of the Gamecube remake, that happens to be rather damn good It’s also horribly fiendish, and as unforgiving today as it was in 1996. And if you’re popping your Resident Evil cherry for the first time, you might need a little help. But we’ve got your delicious brains covered.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Jan 2015

Sure, he may be getting ready to face the Predator soon, but that doesn’t mean that Archie is leaving Riverdale just yet. Humble Bundle has yet another comic book selection up for grabs, so grab a soda and sit down to read some good ol’ Archie comics. Including the ones where Jughead comes back to life as a reanimated corpse.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Jan 2015

I love Nintendo. I love them to the point that when I get accused of being an Xbox fanboy, I get sad because I’m secretly biased to the house of Mario and Luigi. Crap, shouldn’t have printed that. But I have to admit, Nintendo has made some baffling decisions in the last couple of years. Decisions which are backwards, and hinder the company going forward. And that’s due to the inner workings of the company, which just doesn’t get it. Man.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Jan 2015

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Anime’s longest running fist fight has had spun off plenty of games before. Now, the series is getting ready to GO EVEN FURTHER BEYOND as it tunes up for the release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH! Time travel! Fists! Silly hair! And of course, a season pass!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Jan 2015

I don’t get parkour. Sure, it looks like a fun, healthy and bonkers way to get from point A to point B. But at the same time it also involves strenuous physical activity, and if Bender Bending Rodriguez has taught me anything, it’s that walking and all of its variants are for chumps. And chumpettes. Still, running around like Peter Parkour has its uses, and when you’ve got the undead on your ass, it’s a functional way of getting around the apocalypse. And for Dying Light, the developers of that game tapped the talents of actual parkour pros.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Jan 2015

It’s the end of the world, as we know it. And I feel fine. Since 1961, Marvel Comics have published tales that have primarily all taken part in the same universe, a reality known as Earth – 616 if you want to get official. That’s over 50 years of continuity, that has been ticking around, while other comics expanded on that multiverse, such as the Ultimates line from the early 2000s. This year however, Marvel is pulling a DC, as they’ll be restarting their entire Marvelverse of titles.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Jan 2015

Read my lips: No new taxes! Jobs for all! Free education! More babies kissed! Politics is a hell of a job, and usually best left to the parasitic members of society. It’s a career that requires blind support, a lack of facts and a keen eye for burying the truth. And in Citizens Of Earth, you’ll be using all of your filibustering power to help save the day.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 Jan 2015

With absolutely none of today’s cutting edge visual graphics or DLC, Strafe might have a hard time selling itself. The homage to classic shooters from yesteryear is going to need more than just some tight gameplay and nostalgia. It’s going to need an advert so intense, that it’ll melt your f***ing face off. A trailer that punches you so hard in the face, you’ll give birth to a fist nine months down the road. Luckily, Strafe has just that kind of content waiting to be viewed.