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Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Nov 2014

Unlike most games these days, GTA V has genuine, proper cheats. Infinite ammo, instantaneous cars and an option to make your head so big, it’ll look like a tangerine on a toothpick as you cry yourself to sleep on your massive pillow. Last year, GTA V on the older generation featured plenty of these cheats. And they’re making a comeback in the newer version of the game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Nov 2014

Video game piracy. It’s one of the oldest and ugliest parts of the industry that just never seems to go away. No matter how advanced the hardware and the software that runs it, you can bet that sooner or later such machines and games will be hacked, allowing the scurvier side of the industry to get away with blatant theft. But with the current generation of gaming, that has yet to happen.

Posted by Stephen Snook - 06 Nov 2014

PAX Australia 2014 came and went last weekend and to say it was an improvement from last year’s convention would be a massive understatement. The convention was moved to the utterly gigantic Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Southbank, solving a lot of the space problems that plagued PAX Australia 2013 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Arriving there at 9am, I, along with the rest of the media who attended, were able to roam the expo hall an hour before general admission.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Nov 2014

It may be all about heroes this year with Disney Infinity 2.0, but don’t forget that there are several other figures on the way who aren’t wearing spandex and capes. Or pants at all. With the Marvel side of Disney Infinity 2.0 having mostly rolled out so far, it’s time for the originals to take the stage and spread some magic. Here’s a round-up review of the eight new additions to the Infinity roster.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Oct 2014

I’ve always maintained the idea that horror games will always be scarier than horror films. One reason, comes from the fact that the fright-fest isn’t over after 90 minutes, and you’re actively controlling the dip into terror. Another reason comes in the form of the antagonists themselves, as games are always throwing heavier and scarier obstacles at your face, usually attached to a chainsaw. Here’re ten such abominations that will have you experiencing a warm and liquid manifestation in your pants.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Oct 2014

We’re entering that time of year where all the biggest and blockbusteriest games are on their way. While money doesn’t always guarantee success, it certainly does help and you’ll most likely be hard-pressed to find a game that actually gets downright slammed by all the critics. That doesn’t mean that 2014 hasn’t had some bad games so far. Hell, it’s had some of the very worst games ever released actually. Here’s a look at the games that smelt like Batman Forever.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 24 Oct 2014

So yesterday I received the weirdest message via Facebook from a local online anime and geek culture  site who're upset at the lack of local support they are receiving and who seem to think there is a great conspiracy between the larger media to control the advertising funds.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Oct 2014

Here at Lazygamer, we know that we’re terrible journalists. Or writers. Or blobbers. Or whatever it is that you call a bunch of sub-humanoid who are paid in cardboard boxes in order to cover the news. We’ve been following GamerGate closely ever since the axe was ground into a fine dust against the likes of those damned SJWs. We’re as bored as you are with the whole brouhaha. So here are ten debates, which are way more important.

Posted by Lazygamer Staff - 20 Oct 2014

October is all about the fear, right? Halloween is almost here and the rest of us can be terrified of Christmas shopping. This month, a couple new horror games have been released, and they have some big shoes to fill. Here are our picks of some of the better horror games of the past 10 years in honour of our Fear Fest. Just the last ten years or so so please no moaning about the lack of Silent Hill 2 or whatever other game you love didn't make our list.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Oct 2014

True survival horror games have been dead for a long time. But much like the unkillable antagonists of your favourite slasher flicks, the genre is once again rising from the dead. Amongst the new generation of such titles on the way, is The Evil Within. It’s a psychological attack mixed with pants-staining thrills and chills. So what’s it actually all about then?

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 09 Oct 2014

I stayed out of the last IesF and MSSA rubbish with girls having their own leagues because both of those organisations are stupid and don’t really understand how to help gaming in the world. Well that’s my opinion at least. However I saw the theme crop up again recently when an all girl team was penalised for playing too well.

Posted by Lazygamer Staff - 03 Oct 2014

With Alien Isolation releasing soon, it seems like a fitting moment to look back on why it was and is such a scary universe. The day I saw and watched all the Alien movies back to back and realized that Ripley never got a break from the terror... Geez. With such a scary franchise getting a game that appears to do it justice, let's look at what makes the Alien franchise so terrifying.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Oct 2014

I may not be in love with the latest Naruto game, as I felt that once again it recycled everything but the kitchen sink for its annual entry. But I have to give it points for at least having a ton of said repeated content and not throwing a DLC price tag on top if it. There are plenty of shinobi to collect, as well as alternate outfits to wear in the game. Here’s how you can grab ‘em no jutsu.

Posted by LG Community - 26 Sep 2014

One of the bigger Kickstarter success stories as of late, happens to be Planetary Annihilation. Here’s a game which pitched itself using a hook reminiscent of a classic Invader Zim episode, got funded and then some. Now it’s out, and it’s time to review it. The only problem however, is that I’m too damn busy with other reviews right now, and as a game journalist, intrinsically wrong about everything according to Reddit and 4Chan. So it was time for a different strategy.