FFD: Things that work in video games that you wished worked in real life
Jan29

FFD: Things that work in video games that you wished worked in real life

Video games are not real life. That doesn’t really need to be said – but if they were, what game mechanics and items do you wish would work in reality the way they do in games?

FFD: Is South African eSports set to explode in 2016?
Jan22

FFD: Is South African eSports set to explode in 2016?

Has Telkom’s great big eSports push helped you become a little more excited for local eSports? Is 2016 going to be the year that the local scene explodes? You tell us.

FFD: What forgotten ideas would you like to see revived?
Jan15

FFD: What forgotten ideas would you like to see revived?

Sometimes, tech and ideas are a little ahead of their time – coming out years before the general populace is ready for them. What needs to be brought back?

FFD: What will 2016’s biggest gaming disappointment be?
Jan08

FFD: What will 2016’s biggest gaming disappointment be?

2016, I suspect, is going to be a great year for gaming – but it will also be fraught with disappointment.

FFD: Hey look, a blank canvas!
Dec11

FFD: Hey look, a blank canvas!

For many,2015’s been what the queen might call an Annus horribilis. And for the past year, every Friday, you’ve shared with us your thoughts on the things that have pissed you off on a topic of our choosing. Today, the choice of topic is yours.

FFD: What are you thankful for?
Nov27

FFD: What are you thankful for?

There’s so much to be angry and upset about when it comes to video games – but what do we have to be thankful for instead?

FFD: Has the AAA gaming industry stopped innovating?
Nov20

FFD: Has the AAA gaming industry stopped innovating?

Innovation! It’s one of the great big buzzwords that that’s bandied about when big blockbuster games are on the horizon. Innovative new mechanics, innovative new story-telling, innovative this and that – but has there been any real innovation?

FFD: How do you deal with the feeling of missing out?
Nov13

FFD: How do you deal with the feeling of missing out?

Not everybody busy the latest games or systems – so how do you deal with the feeling you’re missing out, when everybody else is talking about the next gig thing/

FFD: Which gaming apocalypse is most likely?
Nov06

FFD: Which gaming apocalypse is most likely?

War, pestilence, climate change – there are so many ways the world could end, but which game will be proven right in the end?

FFD: What horror icons deserve their own games?
Oct30

FFD: What horror icons deserve their own games?

With the recent news of an official, licenced Friday the 13th on its way, and the relatively recent resurgence in horror-based video games like the rather good Until Dawn, I think it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing more in the way of cinematic horror games on our consoles and computers. Which horror icons deserve their own games?

FFD: How much do you play a day?
Oct23

FFD: How much do you play a day?

How much time is normal for you to spend playing games every day? Are you lucky to get 2-3 hours a few times a week, or are you still able to pour 8 hours a day into your activity of choice?

FFD: When love turns to hate
Oct16

FFD: When love turns to hate

Sometimes, you’ll absolutely love a video game, thinking it’s the best thing since sliced bread – but you later realise you’ve been consuming mouldy garbage. Have you ever fallen out of love with a game?