Author: Matthew Figueira

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Sep 2014

Oh those good old LAN days, how I miss them! It didn’t matter what new shiny multiplayer game was out because Quake III Arena always made an appearance and stole the spotlight at some point. That multiplayer goodness eventually transitioned into Quake Live, a browser based version which has kept fans happy since 2010. We previously told you about some changes, as well as an upcoming Steam version… it’s landing today.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Sep 2014

Is your body ready for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? I know mine is! While we can expect all manner of shooting, looting, and explosions, we can also expect some awesome tracks. The first Borderlands didn’t really do much for me in terms of audio but the second one more than made up for it. The music was fantastic! Want to listen to the soundtrack for the upcoming game? Stick around because REASONS!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 17 Sep 2014

Thomas Was Alone is easily one of my favourite indie titles. I’ve been trying to get every single person I know, gamer or muggle, to play it. The game is available on many platforms, including Android and iOS, but not on the new gen offerings. That’s about to change somewhat.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 16 Sep 2014

You know what I hate? Console wars. It’s just gamers arguing for days, months, or even years - trying to prove that their console is the best of the best. Master Race jokes aside, can’t we all just agree that we as gamers are winners? We are part of a thriving industry for crying out loud, and we are spoilt in terms of choice. I miss the good old days, where smashing a console determined… wait, what?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 16 Sep 2014

You know who doesn’t like free stuff? Nobody! As a young lad, I spent a lot of time doing promotional work for various companies. You’d think free lanyards would be the most boring freebie in existence, but those things flew out of my hands faster than my self esteem. Point is, people like free stuff – gamers more so than most, especially if it’s for a game they really like. Got a copy of Divinity: Original Sin? You have some free DLC waiting for you…

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 16 Sep 2014

The office printer is a dark place for many. It normally sits in the musty corner of the office, the place everybody hates to go, but has to go when paper needs duplicating. Nobody will ever mention it, but it’s usually good practice to never touch the glass top by hand as there may be some rear DNA smeared all over it. If only there was something that could help pass the time while waiting for all those copies to complete…

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 16 Sep 2014

“Boys, look who it is!” – is one of the many introductions you’ll hear the barkeep say when you start up a game of Hearthstone. What a friendly fellow, at least he acknowledges my existence and makes me feel loved… does he not get tired though? Apparently he has had 20 million customers walk through that door!

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Sep 2014

The Xbox One will be hitting our shores shortly, on September the 23rd to be exact. Why, that’s next week Tuesday! Are you ready for Microsoft’s next generation of gaming?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Sep 2014

We organised an unofficial exhibition Dota 2 match which took place this past weekend. Bravado Emotion, arguably one of the best teams in South Africa, went up against Egypt. What was the outcome?

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 15 Sep 2014

I have a very soft spot for Magicka, that bizarre mage game. It’s filled with tons of enemies, millions of spells in which to dispatch them, and more jumbled jargon than all the Sims games put together. There is a sequel in the works, due for release in 2015. Are you capable of stringing words together in nonsensical rhythm? Think you’re more talented or equal to any of our local Idol’s wooden mic champions?  Stick around, you could be walking away with your own copy of the game when it releases.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 13 Sep 2014

I love me some competitive gaming. Sure, it might not be seen as a legit sport, but I’d gladly spend a whole weekend watching an eSport, rather than other people kicking or throwing a ball around. Does that make me a bad person? I hope not. I just prefer watching people play the same game I do, only they do it a million times better. We’ve taken arguably South Africa’s strongest Dota 2 team and organised for them to play against the Egyptian team in Dota 2.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 12 Sep 2014

From my own personal experience, January is a terrible month to be a gamer. New releases are about as scarce as the love I get at Lazygamer HQ, and cash is about as rare as the kind of steak that Geoff likes to eat. You’d better save some Christmas and New Year's money though, because there’s actually a decent release happening towards the end of January. Are you ready for Dying Light?