Author: Darryn Bonthuys

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Apr 2015

Back in Iron Man 3, the Mandarin boasted how Tony Stark would never be prepared for him. How the armoured Avenger would never see him coming. Well invisibility is a two-way street! And if Tony Stark had worn this armour instead, his third movie would have been a helluva lot shorter. Prepare for the Jaime Foxx Iron Man armour!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Apr 2015

Battlefield Hardline: Terrible single-player, fantastic multiplayer. It’s the component of the game that Battlefield fans will spend the majority of their time on, as the abuse of police power does get tiresome after a while. Multiplayer on the other hand, is pretty damn fantastic. Especially when you and a bunch of mates jump into a car, drive like lunatics and shoot shotguns off into the faces of the opposing team. It’s been a smooth launch so far, but that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been a few teething problems with the online side of Hardline. Problems which will hopefully be patched out in the next update.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Apr 2015

In non April Fool’s news of a most shocking nature, new details have slipped out that reveal the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight to be a game that is bigger than an entire book of yo mama jokes. We do advise any readers with sensitive constitutions or sissy-boy tolerance levels for high bandwidth downloads, to not read further. If you don’t want to be cool that is. CHICKEN!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Apr 2015

$77.3 million. That’s how much money has been handed over and pushed straight back in to the development of Star Citizen. We’ve mentioned before how that is a ludicrous sum, a record-breaking feat that will most likely never ever be equalled or surpassed again. And the secret to that success? Not just expensive spaceships, but having more money. Lots and lots of money in a crowdfunding effort has never ever stopped.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 01 Apr 2015

The only problem however, is that it doesn’t come in black. But the contents of this bundle, shall be gratefully accepted! We will need them, when we take over Gotham with our various and poorly performed Bane one-liners from The Dark Knight Rises. What a lovely, lovely voice…

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2015

I’m not going to lie to you guys: I had a lump in my throat when I read the final, 700th chapter of Naruto a couple of months ago. I’d been following this manga for years and years, having started when the series hadn’t even graduated into the Shippudden phase yet. But the series finally wrapped up recently, with a brawl for it all that lasted months and months. It was an epic conclusion to a long journey, but the story ain’t over just yet.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2015

I love me some action games where the objective is to merely mow your way through wave after wave of enemies. There’s something…cathartic about the whole idea, as you flex some godly muscle and power your way on through. Dynasty Warriors perfected the formula for such a game, and for years now, it’s been applied to other franchises as well. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is on the way, and not only does it look like some cheesy good fun on the high seas, but it’ll be unleashed in a special edition as well.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2015

4K resolution! Anti-aliasing! Increased chest jiggle physics! Now that’s exactly what I want to see in a PC port for a fighting game. And that’s what you’ll see plenty of in Dead Or Alive this week as it hits the PC platform. Pity that you won’t see several other features which are standard in these kinds of games.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2015

Every week, Star Citizen makes money. Ludicrous amounts of it, as the crowd-funded games breaks its own record for sourcing cash from the public on a daily basis. There’s a ton of reasons why this game is still drawing in support from the community. Some folks are just too excited for a proper game set in the kind of universe that creator Chris Roberts made popular in Wing Commander. Some players want a game that will push their PC to the bleeding edge. And some players are more than happy to drop hundreds of dollars on their in-game spaceship.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 31 Mar 2015

Wait a minute…There are other fighting games on the horizon. Games which don’t rhyme with Shmoral Wombat. One such game, is Tekken 7. It’s a franchise which is now twenty years young, and technically legal to date. Tekken 7 may be an arcade exclusive for now, but you can bet your silly Mishima hairstyle that a console port will be on the way. And hopefully it’ll look as smooth and fluid in the slobber-knocker department as its big brother arcade version.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 30 Mar 2015

Hey, I love Star Wars as much as the next guy who happens to have his hair tailored in a Leia Organa cinnamon bun style from Episode IV: A New Hope, but that franchise has been around for a while. It’s starting to look quite old, even though said antiquity is in a way timeless. Still, I’m keen to see what an updated Star Wars would look like. And Square Enix has done just that. And then some!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 30 Mar 2015

Ten years. Ten long years since Bioware released their greatest game, Jade Empire. Also, YEAH YOU HEARD ME. Martial arts fantasy action will always be better than Dragon Age or Mass Effect, and if you disagree with me than I’ll gladly practice my face-to-fist kung fu techniques on the striking parts of your body. Only one Jade Empire game was ever made, with no hint whatsoever of a sequel since then. Is the title dead then? Maybe not just yet, as there’s always some hope that the Jade Empire may be revisited.