Author: Matthew Figueira

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 01 Sep 2014

While I don’t consider myself a wuss, I do tend to stay away from horror games. I’m not a fan of having my heart race five times faster than normal, or crying into my pillow each night clutching my Companion Cube for that matter. Silent Hill has been around since the dawn of time, and it’s brought countless scares and tension to gamers.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 01 Sep 2014

Fans of Dark Souls can be an annoying bunch. I have a couple of friends who constantly tell me, “It’s so rewarding! It’s just trial and error! 10/10 MUST PLAY!” Yet when we are in Teamspeak together, all I hear are screams of anguish, piles of swear words, and multiple rage quits. If you’re a sucker for punishment fan of that, I’m sure you are looking forward to Bloodborne. It has received a release date.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 01 Sep 2014

I’ve spent countless hours and resources attempting to triangulate the exact release date of those pesky Techies. Valve told the world they would like to have them out by the end of August. Sadly, I think Lord Gaben lied, as today is spring day! Fear not though, because this week will not only bring more explosions to Dota 2, but a whole lot of other goodies too.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 30 Aug 2014

We’re in for a cold weekend countrywide. Cape Town decided to be a real bastard, sharing its cold weather with everybody! One upside is that it will make for a rather awesome gaming weekend. There is nothing better than hibernating inside while the rest of the world ends outside. Need something to play? Humble Bundle is here to save the day!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 29 Aug 2014

The Walking Dead Season 2 took a damn long time to reach its conclusion, not because of the actual story, but thanks to the delay between each episodic release. The first episode was released way back in December 2013 for PC, while the conclusion landed just earlier this week. I finished the tale last night, and I’m here to tell you if it’s a story worth living.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 29 Aug 2014

By the time this weekend is done, it will be spring time. Hopefully the transition will take place over the period of day. I need me some spring rain so I can make all the sneezing stop! Also, August winds result in a pool with a nice thick layer of leaves, perfect for filling each afternoon with some nice pool surface skimming action. Kindly leave please winter, the jig is up!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Aug 2014

It’s the start of another week. You aren’t really keen for it, you just want the weekend to come sooner so you can play games for days. Wait… today is Thursday? Where the hell did the other days run off to? Heck if I know, weekend is basically here!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Aug 2014

It’s that time of the year for Dota 2. The International is long gone and players have rested. Some teams have remained identical, while others have changed and new teams have been formed. Being a big Na’Vi fan, I was extremely sad to see long time captain Puppey as well as support player KuroKy leave. Who are they playing for now?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 28 Aug 2014

The year is slowly but surely drawing to an end. With it comes the Do Gaming Championship, a tournament that takes the best teams from their respective game and league, and puts them to the test to determine who really is the best. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s event if you plan on playing or spectating.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Aug 2014

I’m quite fond of Heroes of the Storm. True to Blizzard and their game formula, it’s easy to pick up, but difficult to master. I’ve been interested to see it played from a professional point of view for a while now. It looks like I may finally be getting my wish. The game now has its own league.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Aug 2014

Minecraft is one of those terrible games that eats your time right before your very eyes. I just need to build this, oh but I need to mine that, ooooh check out that hill… I’M GOING ON AN ADVENTURE! I’ve spent many an hour punching away at trees with my fists. Perhaps I can do something more productive with my time now, by not only building a city, but managing it too.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Aug 2014

Stats! Who doesn’t love them? As much as I hate maths and numbers, I quite enjoy looking at pie charts and percentages. PornHUB, a site for porn (so I’m told), has put together some statistics detailing what gaming consoles their viewers use to get their sexy fix. Which console came on top?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 27 Aug 2014

Confession time… I have never in my life touched a Might & Magic game. Please don’t shoot me Mr/Mrs Internet! Regardless, I dashed off to the Ubisoft booth at Gamescom to grab some info for the fans. I got to see what the latest edition of the game will bring to players when it lands some time next year.