Anita Sarkeesian is possibly one of the most hated people on the internet. Her controversial Feminist Frequency videos highlight overt sexism in video games and the industry around them; though according to some her arguments are based on flawed logic and cherry-picked details and even lies. You can only begin to imagine those people’s vitriol when GDC announced that Sarkeesian was to receive an award for her work. Taking their anger perhaps a smidgeon too far, they sent threats to GDC’s organisers, warning of a bomb should the awards proceed as planned and Sarkeesian’s award not rescinded.
Okay, stop laughing. Yes, the Xbox 360 may be about as exclusive as a bad Kempton Park night club, but that doesn’t mean that the limited releases we saw this year on that platform were half-arsed. Well, except for quite a few Kinect ones, but that goes without saying. No, if there was one exclusive game to have this year on that platform, it would have to be…
If there’s one genre that got some love this year, it was the one of fisticuffs and scantily clad female combatants. Fighting games helped kick off the first half of 2012, with a few heavyweights stepping up in the latter half of the year, but there could be one champ at the end of the day. And that KO punch of sublime victory came from…
Hey, did you hear? Journey, that delightfully artistic game that happens to be one of the biggest sellers on the Playstation 3 and its network, just got nominated for another award. And this one is a biggie, because Journey is now the first game soundtrack to ever get the nod for a Grammy award. Like, evars.
With technology becoming more and more prevalent nowadays, it’s become easier and easier to stay connected. Of course, human and social interaction also takes a backseat lately, with more and more addictive applications being released everyday.
Feel the need to explore the history of whiskey while you enjoy a good, strong scotch? There’s an app for that. How about a quick and enjoyable game that will provide weeks of entertainment? Try Jetpack Joyride then.
The thing is, there are very few local people in the industry that are making apps. Fortunately, we have Justin Southey, one developer who not only made a popular app, but a successful one as well that just netted him R50 000.