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Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 30 Jan 2015

In just under two weeks, Evolve will launch around the world. It's a game that's received critical acclaim and a ridiculous amount of hype. But not all games are for all people. Here is a rundown of the various game elements and who they might appeal to; hopefully, this helps you decide if it's the type of thing you might like.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 30 Jan 2015

I like the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock controller. It’s a helluva lot better than the PS3’s controller, a  firm piece of plastic with some neat features. What isn’t neat however, is that damn lightbar. It’s a nice idea, but one in practice that has very little functionality beyond shepherding ships past dangerous rocks in foggy weather. Even with the latest firmware update providing an option to dim it, the Dual Shock controller still burns with the intensity of a star. But you can easily remedy that. Let me show you how.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jan 2015

What’s old is new again. Many years ago, Grim Fandango popped up, and was the game to have. It was also fiendishly difficult, with solutions to mundane problems coming from out of nowhere to present themselves to people who thought a bit differently. Right now however, Grim Fandango has been remastered to torture the grey matter of a whole new generation of gamers. And if you’re stuck, well we’ve got the solution right here to all your digital woes. This is a guide, expect spoilers. Also, using a guide for an adventure game like this defeats the entire purpose. You have been warned.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 26 Jan 2015

Blizzard’s newb-friendly MOBA Heroes of the Storm is currently in closed Beta. If you want a key, you can pray to the gods, or part with coin and purchase the founders pack, securing you access. If that doesnt sit well with you, you could always eneter our beta key sweepstakes. Yes, we’ve got a handful or 3 of keys granting access to Heroes of the Storm.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 15 Jan 2015

It’s a fool’s errand, really, trying to get heavy, cloud-based services working from South Africa. Out internet infrastructure is, in general, too poor. Many of the PlayStation 4’s premier features – like live Twitch streaming and Share Play won’t work here because of our underdeveloped internet infrastructure. PlayStation Now has launched in the US. Though there’s no word on when we might see the service launch in Europe or here in Africa, I thought I’d try it and see if it worked, and if it did – how well.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Jan 2015

I think by now that Disney Infinity has proven itself to be a valid contender in the toys to life genre. Disney Infinity is essentially a license to print money, and that’s thanks to some strong merchandising from the house of mouse. Last year, the franchise introduced capes and cowls to the universe in Disney Infinity 2.0. And you just know that a Disney Infinity 3.0 is on the way. And of course, they’re going to license the Force for the next installment. I’d bet my Jedi bathrobe on it! So I’m taking the pre-emptive route, and detailing which characters I’d like to see in that game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Jan 2015

I’m of the firm opinion that you can’t go wrong buying either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4. But owning both consoles? Not exactly necessary. So long as you have one of the two (And a Wii U for all of those delightful Nintendo games), you’re pretty much sorted. Each console has their own pros and cons, but they both work, and that’s what matters. But what matters even more, are the games. Here’s what either side will be tempting you with this year.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Jan 2015

By now, you’re more than aware of my obsession with Pokémon. But the less said about the Weedle tattoo on my lil’ Weedle, the better. Right now, I’m busy with a quest to complete the Pokedex. And I mean a total completion. Not only do I want to achieve a 100% rate before the year ends, I want to actually possess all of the Pokémon possible. Here’s how far I am right now.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Jan 2015

Pack away the tinsel, put the Christmas tree away and ship grandma back off to the retirement village, because 2014 is over! And what better way to ring in the new year, than by taking a gander at all the lovely games headed your way? Let’s get this show on the road!

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Dec 2014

Until recently, all we've seen in Evolve was Hunt, a cool game mode where four hunters tried to kill a monster before it evolved to level three and destroyed a generator. However, there is far more to the game than just that. I got to play all the new modes, and they change the entire experience.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Dec 2014

Evolve's big selling point is the 4 Vs. 1 asymmetrical multiplayer. It will be a ridiculous amount of fun with friends, but what if your internet goes down, or you have no friends? Don't worry, you can still have a roaring good offline time with Evolve.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Dec 2014

We have all been waiting with bated breath for the reveal of Evolve's third monster. If Goliath was the brute and Kraken was the wizard, Wraith is most definitely the assassin monster. She is also my favorite of the pack.

Posted by James Lenoir - 17 Dec 2014

I'm not going to mince words, nor subject you to a lengthy anecdote about road-trips with my grandparents. Let's just cut to the chase; is the Crew worthy of your Christmas stockings? Is it the game that will help you overcome the New Year after-party hangover? Is this Ubisoft's finest racer to date? "Sadly... no!"

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Dec 2014

We've been talking about O3DX for a while now. The off-road, Trails-esque title developed by a team in Cape Town is set for launch on PC, console and mobile in the near future, but you can already jump the gun and purchase a copy. Not only will you grab it at a discount, but you could also walk away with some incredible prizes as well.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 11 Dec 2014

I have been avoiding the whole GamerGate, invisible privilege, feminism and sexism debate. In fact, I'm continuing to do so now... sort of. I don't want to rehash the same topics that we've already discussed. Suffice it to say that Gavin and Alessandro have their own opinions, and I don't really agree with either of them. However, this might shift some of your thinking.