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Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Apr 2015

Oh StarCraft, how I’ve missed you. I’m going to be dead honest here: Until last week, I had not touched a single game in the StarCraft II universe. No Wings Of Liberty, no Heart Of The Swarm. None of that, at all. So naturally, I was the right guy to throw into the Legacy Of The Void beta. Naturally. And you know what? The game was easy enough for this noob to pick up on. Here’s a couple of things that I dug the hell out of from the beta.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Feb 2015

One game, dozens of characters and even more power discs later, and it looks like Disney Infinity 2.0 is just about wrapping up, much to the relief of cash-strapped parents everywhere. Disney Infinity 2.0 has had a killer debut, raking in the cash with the latest iteration of the franchise. But it’s not all over yet, as a few more figures are still on the way. Except these figures, can’t be accessed in our mundane and physical world.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Feb 2015

Pillars of Eternity is another one of those Kickstarter success stories, that is almost finished now. Crowdfunded to the tune of over $4 million, the Obsidian developed game drops in March. And Obsidian already has plans for a sequel.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Jan 2015

See this? This is your average zombie. A braindead, shuffling moron with no zest for life and a desire to inflict pain, pestilence and disease on others…Wait, this is a traffic department admin clerk. My bad. The upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 will have plenty of the usual shuffling deceased to stand in your way. But like all other zombie games, it’ll also have a  few more deadly variants on the formula.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Dec 2014

Red Dead Redemption. Three words that may sum up one of the greatest games that Rockstar ever made, an epic western and a tale of revenge told through a six-shooter. It’s a game with equally good sales as well. So where in tarnation is the damn sequel already?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 10 Dec 2014

A while back, I sold my PS3. I was done, and ready to move on. Now I hear that Suikoden II has been released on that console, as well as the PS Vita. And I feel like an amazingly massive tosspot over this missed opportunity.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Sep 2014

Watch Dogs may have sold a hacktastic amount of copies this year, but the game itself wasn’t exactly perfect. Watch Dogs had quite a few chinks in the armour that prevented an otherwise decent game from soaring to new heights. Money talks however, and you can bet that a sequel is on the way in that universe. A sequel that has some ‘radical’ ideas for fixing certain problems.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Sep 2014

There’s a ton of new games arriving in October and November, but December belongs to the Master Chief. The original adventures starring that stoic hero are getting a visual bump for the Xbox One, and could most likely be the perfect entry point for gamers interested in Halo. But what about PC gamers? Why aren’t they getting any of that Games For Windows love? Turns out, Master Chief isn’t made for PC fun times.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Sep 2014

Resident Evil has and always will be at its best when the game focuses on horror and suspense. That’s something that the core franchise has been lacking as of late, with a spin-off or two emerging in the interim to create the kind of atmosphere that Resident Evil should have, on a lower budget and a smaller console initially. Resident Evil Revelations 2 picks up those threads, with new chills to share and exploit. Here’s what you need to know about the game.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Sep 2014

Ever felt disillusioned with a gaming franchise? Have your favourite series of games devolved into something mindless, something that doesn’t have a patch on the original? That’s a statement that could easily be applied to Resident Evil as of late. The sixth game was a mediocre mess that tried to do too much, neglecting the horror aspects entirely for an action approach. But do yourself a favour and check out Resident Evil Revelations, which is far, far better. And then prepare for the sequel.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Aug 2014

A while back, I had the misfortune to review Resident Evil 6, which was a clunky orgy of explosions with a personality as deep as TV housewife of wherever, and gameplay that matched its vapid attempt to hit all the demographics. It’s been a while since then, and on reflection, I’ve decided that I’m still 100% right about that waste of a game. What was a better game in that franchise however, was Resident Evil Revelations. And it’s getting a very well-deserved sequel.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Aug 2014

I don’t think that there is anyone here who has not played at least one Prince Of Persia game. Whether it was the classic platformer, the revived Ubisoft version or that bizarre 3D incarnation of the game from 1998, Prince Of Persia has been one of the longest-running franchises out there. And my oh my, how it has grown.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Jul 2014

Seven years. In video game terms, that’s a lifespan that is equivalent to a sneaky fart in an elevator. And yet in such a short amount of time, Ubisoft has managed to create one of the biggest franchises on the planet. Games, books, comics, action figures and more have been born out of Assassin’s Creed. And over the years, it has evolved into something magnificent.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Jul 2014

Seven years. In video game terms, that’s a lifespan that is equivalent to a sneaky fart in an elevator. And yet in such a short amount of time, Ubisoft has managed to create one of the biggest franchises on the planet. Games, books, comics, action figures and more have been born out of Assassin’s Creed. And over the years, it has evolved into something magnificent.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Jul 2014

Way back in the early 2000s, Bungie created something special with Halo. Originally meant for Apple computers,  Bungie instead chose to flip off that egomaniac Steve Jobs and rather iPort their game over to Microsoft and their newborn Xbox division. And the rest as they say, was history. Totally bitchin’ history that is! Here’s a new trailer to celebrate the legacy of Halo, which is arriving soon in a remastered tetralogy package.