Author: Matthew Figueira

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

Silencer attachments in both games and movies give the impression that weapon noise can be reduced to nothing more than a whisper. How true is this though? A gunshot creates one heck of a noise. Is it really possible to snuff it out to near inaudible levels? Apparently not.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

I love random days like Halloween. It usually means large amounts of unnecessary candy, in-game themed community events, and sometimes, games for really cheap. PlayStation are throwing together some rather delicious specials to welcome in the scary event, all taking place over the next two weeks.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

Just under a month ago, I told you that Energy eSports are headed to the Electronic Sports World Cup to play Counter-Strike Global Offensive. They will not only gain invaluable experience, but also stand a chance to walk away with a (hopefully large) slice of the $50 000 prize pool. ASUS have just come on board, and will be sponsoring the team some top gaming laptops that will allow them to practice in Paris before the tournament starts.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 22 Oct 2014

One of the first racing games I ever played gave me vehicles that weren’t even bound to the ground. I’m of course talking about Wipeout. That futuristic racer was a ton of fun back on the original PlayStation, and the later iteration on the PlayStation 3, Wipeout HD, was rather good too. If you’ve missed out on that franchise because REASONS, there is something similar on PC now. Quantum Rush: Champions has hit Steam Early Access.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

I love how easy it is to describe Warframe. It’s ninjas in space, simple as that. The free-to-play game always has something new on the horizon, whether it be a new suit, community event, or even a new furry companion. It’s been a while since the last significant update, but that’s about to change soon. Update 15 will bring Archwing, the technology that allows a Warframe to venture into outer space. That’s not all, there are some other neat changes and additions planned too.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

rAge was awesome this year. It felt like there was a ton of extra room for navigating the venue, which suited me just fine. There was also lots of playable code for games that haven’t been launched yet, something I felt many previous years lacked. Feel like reliving the event in 4 minutes? I’ve put together some footage I snapped while running around The Dome like a madman.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

I was but a young lad, just 10 years old, when Half-Life was released. I honestly don’t remember how I found out about the game, or how it ended up on my PC. I do remember one thing distinctly at least, it was the most impressive game I had ever played. As a kid, meeting those headcrabs for the first time with nothing more than a crowbar was beyond terrifying. Black Mesa was just begging to be explored though, and I pushed on. What is it about the game that makes it so special? This documentary attempts to explain the Gordon Freeman phenomenon.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 21 Oct 2014

I’m looking forward to Dying Light. Yes, it is another zombie game. The difference is, it has a Mirrors Edge feel thanks to the parkour aspect. Running on ground level is for losers, lets roof hop instead! The game is landing in January - the one month when everybody is more broke than a plate at a Greek restaurant. Want to save some cash? It’s time to make some zombie-loving friends… three of them.