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Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Nov 2014

Kickstarter is where people go with their hopes and dreams. Do you have an idea and just need the money to get it off the ground? Kickstarter could be the place that makes your dreams come true. Or, your Kickstarter campaign could be a massive failure, leading to more of your heartbreak, and our entertainment.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 08 Nov 2013

Sometimes, it's really hard to know what to ask in an interview setting, and it's especially daunting when your brain isn't working because jetlag has turned you in to a zombie.  And maybe this guy from Machinima was just so overwhelmed and blown away by Titanfall that he lost all brain functioning. But I love that they posted this video to show just how garbled some questions can get.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Apr 2013

Want to get into gaming? Want to also make some cash in the process? Well then Facebook is where it’s at sucka! Oh yeah, that social network is a gold mine of eager customers who are just waiting to don a red jacket and demand that you take their cash! Especially if you’re Zynga! Except that underneath their latest numbers round-up, there lurks an undeniable truth. They’re losing gamers. Constantly.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Jan 2013

Time to get mathematical! Kickstarter took off in 2012, as thousands of games were pitched in order to get a slice of that sweet crowdsourcing pie. While Double Fine and a few others were big success stories, plenty of smaller games also managed to garner enough pledges to see dreams become reality.

Posted by Yolanda Green - 13 Nov 2012

Zombies are as big a part of gaming as the platforms we play on itself. We love zombie games, zombie mods and zombie movies alike. However this zombie swimwear calendar completely misunderstood the concept.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Jun 2012

The year is now almost halfway done, and we’ve been spoilt for choice so far with games. RPGs, action titles and gunplay from a popular first-person perspective have all made big splashes so far, but one game with high hopes that failed to really make an impression, was Syndicate.

An underwhelming reboot of a classic title, Syndicate experienced underwhelming sales when released, as well as quite a few curb-stomps from the critics. Developer Starbreeze was aware that the game might not be a hit, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have pride in their creation.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 16 May 2012

Yesterday we posted up the article about how the Diablo 3 launch has been marred by their server collapse and unsurprisingly Blizzard are not enjoying hearing about how the most anticipated title of the year isn’t being enjoyed by all that pre-ordered it.

In our article Geoff mentioned that he believes the main reason that you have to have that constant Internet connection is for DRM and anti-piracy reasons, however that is being strongly denied by Blizzard.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 09 Jan 2012

Last week we posted up about the Soul Calibur 5 poster from Namco which was nothing more than a close up shot of a pair of breasts which appealed directly to their target market.

The marketing worked as it was splashed across the front page of every gaming website on the planet so they decided to try do it again but this time they’ll use a close up shot of a male characters crotch.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 28 Dec 2011

If you’re in any doubt over the power of the Internet then let this be a massive lesson to you. A company called Ocean Marketing has managed to completely implode in the space of 8 hours with what can only be described as the most disgraceful PR moves ever made.

It all started with an email conversation between a client who had pre-ordered a new Avenger controller and Paul Cristoforo of Ocean Marketing, what happened next is long, amazing and completely insane.. there’s even a video for you lot who don’t want to read it.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 19 Dec 2011

How’s this for a surprising turn of events, apparently the new Xbox 360 Metro dashboard has a bug in that it negatively affects any video played on it.

Which is a bit of a kick in the face to Microsoft’s claim that the Xbox 360 is the best media device for under your TV.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 08 Nov 2011

There we go, straight forward and simple headline.

We the staff of Lazygamer would dearly love to win the SA Blog Awards and as such we need your vote…. okay that’s not entirely true.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 07 Nov 2011

What do you call a company that forks out big money so that a marketing company can create the most offensive, stereotypical and sexist advert on the planet?

No really it’s a question because I can’t imagine how stupid a company needs to be to not only hire someone to make this but to then approve it for release and then act surprised by the public lashing it’s surely receiving by now.