Author: Darryn Bonthuys

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jan 2015

HEARTHSTONE! There’s a reason why Hearthstone is so popular, and that’s because the game is a perfect blend of being easy to learn, and damn challenging to master. It’s also bloody massive these days, with tournaments popping up everywhere, and players throwing down cards in an attempt to be number one. It’s also the kind of game that is more vulnerable than my emotional core after I weigh myself at gym, because it happens to be especially open to DDOS attacks.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jan 2015

When it comes to controllers, I’m incredibly bias towards the Xbox One input device. Sure, the PlayStation 4 controller has several bits and bobs that make it a tech-heavy powerhouse, but the Xbox One controller just feels right. It’s an evolution of the superb 360 controller, with the right enhancements dotted around it. One thing that the controller doesn’t do well however? Start up quickly. And that’s something that Microsoft plans to fix.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jan 2015

There can only be one first in life. Your first kiss. The first man on the moon. The first horrid morning after a night that involved you eating an entire plate of el Diablo hotwings without any knowledge of the fire below that was to come. And of course, the very first PlayStation 4. Sony’s latest flagship console may have sold millions, but to one collector, having the very first anniversary console off of the production line was worth far more than the standard retail price.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jan 2015

Right now, I’ve got no idea what kind of footage CD Projekt Red has in store for you. All I know is, is that folks have been waiting for it. And that we never got invited to the super duper exclusive press event that was held recently. But we’ll show them! We’ll show them all! I have no idea where this intro paragraph is going! ENJOY THE NEW FOOTAGE!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jan 2015

Games wherein players pepper one another with lead motivation may still be all the rage these days, but the physics that go into handling guns are rarely authentic. A precious few games put an emphasis on making your shots count, with the majority of titles released these days making full use of “pay ‘n spray” action. That’s all well and good for certain, fantastical games. But for the grittier return of Rainbow Six, you can expect guns to actually behave like they would in real life.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jan 2015

Over the years, I’ve seen many shows debut and disappear from TV. But Mythbusters may just be one of the more enduring series to ever hit the airwaves. Love it or hate it, I’ve always dug the scientific approach of the show towards testing myths, then throwing all that research out the window to make a massive explosion.  James Bond, MacGuyver and yo momma have all been given the Mythbuster treatment. And now, video games are going to get a taste of Savage and Hyneman.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jan 2015

Pokkén Tournament, a Pokémon fighting game where battles have more than just four moves to choose from and infinite time, sounds like a ludicrous idea. Naturally, I must have it. Right now however, it looks like I’ll need to hop a flight on over to Japan to play the arcade brawler. A trip that will cost me many of thousands of Randelas and most likely financially hobble me for the rest of my life. But…Pokémon battling, guys. Pokémon battling.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jan 2015

When it comes to heavyweight combos, the Justice League will always be the prime group in the room to any other super team around. You’ve got the last son of Krypton, the world’s greatest detective, an Amazonian powerhouse and even more big guns in one super-sized combo meal of justice. Justice League is also a funny way of spelling “You’re f***ed” to any interplanetary threat, but that’s life. We’ve seen the Justice League in several video games before. But long before there was Injustice for all, there was meant to be another game starring the capes and tights brigade. Only that got cancelled.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Jan 2015

Hey! Guess what Gearbox announced over the weekend at PAX South? I’ll give you a clue: It wasn’t Borderlands 3. While it’ll most likely be a good couple of years before we ever see that game tackled, that doesn’t mean that the previous proper game in the series, The Pre-Sequel, has been forgotten about. In fact, it’s about to get a touch classier now when Lady Hammerlock enters the picture.

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!