Author: Darryn Bonthuys

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

And that’s all folks! We’re taking a short break for the rest of the year, and we’d appreciate it if you can wait until we’ve left before you start popping champagne. But for reals, we want to thank all of you for sticking around this year. You guys are the reason we get up early in the mornings, and that means the world to us. We’ve kicked some major ass this year, and hopefully 2015 will allow us to kick so hard that we wedge our Converse shoes in the bulbous asses of our targets. Until then, we’re going to go get some much needed R and R. So a big thank you from me and the rest of the crew and our intern of the year, the one and only Mattstick. Go and relax everybody, and we’ll be back in 2015!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

 

This is it. The awards post that you’ve been waiting for all day. What we chose might surprise you. You’ll never believe which game we chose! Ten games that you’re not playing properly! The time for small talk is over! It’s time for BIG TALK! Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the Lazygamer 2014 Game Of The Year is…

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

You’ve seen some of the very best games of the year so far. Now prepare to see the very worst that 2014 had to offer. Lacklustre games can be handled. Lukewarm games can still make for a decently cheap gift. But the worst game of 2014 was most likely proof that God does exist and he hates anyone who received this game as a present.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

Lights! Camera! ACTION! Gaming can be cerebral, engaging or even tender depending on the experience that you’re looking for. But sometimes, you want a game that will rip your shirt off and make you grow hairy explosions on your chest. Action games were back with a vengeance this year, but there could be only one…winner.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

I don’t know about you guys, but I like to solve my arguments with guns. Whether it’s deciding between the existentialism philosophies of Kierkegaard or Nietzsche by firing off a few Magnum rounds or asking for directions with an AK-47, guns are my preferred dialect. And this year, there were plenty of shooters that were speaking my language. But our pew-pewer of the year was a clear favourite.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

2014 has been all about the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. But really, Nintendo may have just had the very best year when it came down to it. With a solid line-up, Nintendo was knocking sixes all year long across a wide variety of genres and franchises. But if you’re looking for that one game that will define the Wii U, then the choice was obvious.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

Not every great game released this year needed a super expensive console to play it on. Some of the best games around were available on a super-expensive mobile device as well! Quick-burst gaming at a low cost was on the rise in 2014. But our favourite was an obvious winner.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

We’re a year into the future right now. At this point, the training wheels are off, and developers are kranking out games that are taking proper advantage of the hardware in front of them. But there’s always going to be that one game that defines a console, that carries it forward, raking in applause, accolades and sales. And this year, the Xbox One had a killer exclusive ace up its sleeve that grabbed us by the eyeballs.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Dec 2014

We all want to be our like heroes. Some kids want to be famous sports-ball kickers like whatsisname in the red jersey, or drive fast cars like that shoemaker guy in the really fast death rocket. Others like myself, want to grow up to be billionaire orphaned crime-punchers. That’s never going to happen. But at least building an arsenal with which to pretend to fight crime, isn’t out of the question.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Dec 2014

Grandparents who complain about everything. Crowded supermarkets that make you wish you were driving a tank indoors. Extra-irritating car guards in your personal home driveway. Gentlmen, that spells Christmas to me. But there’s one other tradition that we’ve left off of that list: The Steam Holiday Sale. Cheap games, rock-bottom prices and a backlog that you’ll never finish. The sale kicks off from 8PM US of A time, so ready your bank accounts. There’s some shopping to do!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Dec 2014

I’ve got a score to settle with Rockstar. Or at least one to plan, prepare for and execute perfectly. Synchronise cheap watches bought at the robots, on the count of 3, lads. GTA Online heists are finally, finally, coming to the game. But that won’t be until next year. Which means that you need to be a tad bit more patient. But at least Rockstar will be making it up to players, with a Christmas gift.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Dec 2014

2014 is most likely the final year for any cross-console games. It’s a transition that we’ve gone through before, from the PlayStation 1 and N64 days, all the way up to the latest devices as players hop from PS3 to PS4 and Xbox 360 to Xbox One. As you might imagine, there’s always going to be a gap between games released across generations. But right now, that divide is simply massive.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Dec 2014

Red Dead Redemption. Three words that may sum up one of the greatest games that Rockstar ever made, an epic western and a tale of revenge told through a six-shooter. It’s a game with equally good sales as well. So where in tarnation is the damn sequel already?