Author: Matthew Figueira

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Oct 2014

It’s quite something to see how our local eSport scene is developing. rAge alone had insanely high prize pools, something which made me incredibly happy. We’re not done for the year though, as there are still other tournaments taking place. One is the Orena Lifechild Invitational. It will not only bring together top Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams for a shot at a possible R75000+ prize pool, it will also raise funds for charity.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Oct 2014

When I think Pac-Man, I think old school, 2D mazes. Believe it or not, the little yellow chomper is nearly 35 years old, and between his creation and now there has been a plethora of media. One of the latest games is Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, a 3D platformer based on the show of the same name. Much like the television show, it will appeal only to a much younger audience, leaving adults feeling unfulfilled.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Oct 2014

Thought Steam was the only thing bad enough to obliterate your wallet when it comes to gaming? Wrong! There are other platforms like GOG.com, a similar platform which focus more on good ol’ classics. The site now has a mysterious counter on the front page, pointing to a new gaming publisher coming on board. It looks like GOG will be getting a whole lot of LucasArts classic titles added to their offerings.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Oct 2014

Say what you will about Call of Duty, but there is no denying that each game sells stupidly well without fail. The franchise has been on a gradual decline though, and that trend may be no different this year. Advanced Warfare is expected to sell less than previous title entries.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Oct 2014

Yes, I realise that I sound like a broken record here, but have you played Super Smash Bros. 3DS yet? The game is spectacular! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the Wii U version will take everything from the handheld version, add to it, and make it better. In fact, there are over 50 things to look forward to in the console version. One of the new features comes in the form of Amiibo, Nintendo’s amazing figurines of their various characters.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Oct 2014

When I say Mojang, you’ll more than likely think building, tree-punching, and of course, hipster-visuals. The company is of course, very well known for their ridiculously addictive Minecraft. They have been working on a card game called Scrolls for quite some time now. Never heard of or forgotten all about it? It’s understandable, considering that Microsoft purchasing Mojang seems to be hogging the spotlight. That may change soon, as Scrolls is expected to be released in late November.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Oct 2014

I have to take my hat off to Riot Games. The amount of effort and work they’ve been putting into their franchise, League of Legends, is astounding. It’s been only two months since they said they wanted to overhaul the game’s lore, and they have already done so much. They’re continuing their good work with the return of The Harrowing - Halloween themed content for LoL.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Oct 2014

Dreamhack is one of the biggest eSport events on the gaming calendar. It takes place twice a year in Sweden, bringing together the best teams from around the world to take part in the festival. The CEO was recently sacked, just a month before the winter leg of the event kicks off.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 24 Oct 2014

Once upon a time, a vegetable started interning at Lazygamer. “Let the cabbage do the round up,” they said. “He’ll hate it,” they said. “HA!” said the brave cabbage, as he rounded up the news and accompanied it with the cutest kitty pictures the Internet has to offer. THE END! Man I’m great at story telling, I bet none of you have any idea who the murderer is! Is it Geoff, the sneaky Asian who gives out graphics cards without the necessary adaptors? Darryn, the caped crusader whose weakness is large mobs demanding selfies? Zoe, the innocent lass who secretly starves her kittens? Or is it Sandy, that spy who has not updated his Steam profile? LEAVE YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 24 Oct 2014

When I first started playing Dota 2, I swore I would never spend a cent, not one. Who on earth would be silly enough to spend money on a cosmetic? Not I! At least, that’s what my attitude USED to be. I’ve since seen it as a way to thank Valve for giving me hours upon hours of joy, and yes, even frustration. Think the free-to-play model is silly? SuperData have released stats which prove otherwise.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 23 Oct 2014

I’ve been feeling tired all week. It’s the result of many late nights thanks to all the games I’ve been playing. Dota? HA! I haven’t touched that beautiful cabbage for a while now. Anyways, these heavy eyelids are quite an annoyance. What would  you recommend I use as an eye opener? Gym klapping? Square dancing? Cat petting? Leave your advice below!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 23 Oct 2014

It’s very easy to get lost in gaming lore sometimes (depending on the game of course). I myself enjoy reading snippets here and there, but get easily overwhelmed if there is too much. Still, I know there are gamers out there who enjoy reading every tiny scrap of paper they find. Are you a huge Elder Scrolls fan? Of course you are. Does your shelf have some awkward looking, unfilled space? Keep reading…

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 23 Oct 2014

I dabbled with game design once. ONCE. It was years ago, and my masterpiece was more a screensaver than anything. From that day I swore that I would only play, not create, for the good of humankind! If you on the other hand enjoy making games that actually work, you might be interested in this bundle.