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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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Sep 2014

When it first launched, Disney Infinity was the first real rival to Activision’s Skylander franchise in the toys to life market.Combining a simple single-player mode with a comprehensive toybox mode, the game wasn’t perfect but the foundation was solid. This year sees the Marvel universe of heroes and villains invade that toybox, bringing amazing, avenging and galactic guardians to the mix. And it’s a move that has resulted in a far better game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Sep 2014

Loot makes the world go round. It’s that quest for a gun with mighty numbers that can out-number the guns of anyone who stands against you, that can make a game so appealing. Borderlands 1 and 2 had this theme in common, as a bazillion guns awaited players on the planet of Pandora, provided that they could survive long enough to claim them. And the Pre-sequel is going to fill in plenty of gaps between those two games. Here’s what we learnt this week in an interview with two of the game's development leads.

Posted by Lazygamer Staff - 19 Sep 2014

Over seven years, there were a lot of games released on the Xbox 360. Hell, a ton more are still on the way, as this console still has some strong legs underneath it that can it carry for a year or two more. Franchises were born, series were retired and various smaller games made an impact on that console. But these are some – a mere sliver – of  the ones that mattered most.

Posted by Lazygamer Staff - 18 Sep 2014

Welcome back to part 2 of our look back at the history of Xbox. By now, you’ve probably read part one and will want to read it again. That’s ok, that’s cool, we’ll wait for you. The Xbox One launches locally on September 23, and we’ve already covered the foundation that the very first console laid down when it launched in 2001. But it was the Xbox 360 that proves that Microsoft could stand with the big boys, and make gaming even more mainstream. Let’s put our hands on our hips, jump to the left and travel back in time.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Sep 2014

If you’re reading this, then the embargo for Disney Infinity 2.0 has most likely lifted, and reviews are pouring in for the Marvel-centric upgrade to that game. Last year saw the debut of Disney Infinity, and while it wasn’t perfect, the potential to grow was most certainly there. And all I can say is, make mine Marvel.

Posted by Lazygamer Staff - 17 Sep 2014

Before the local release of the PlayStation 4, we featured a series of articles looking into the history of PlayStation – so why not give it another go on the eve of the Xbox One’s local release? Let’s take a brief look at the history of the console that started it all for the Xbox brand.