This one stems from a Twitter conversation I had earlier his week. Muslim Ron Perlman affirmed an undying and everlasting love for Assassin’s Creed 2’s Ezio Auditore, proclaiming him to be the best gaming character this generation. I disagreed, saying Mass Effect’s Mordin Solus and Portal’s GLaDOS and Wheatley would take umbrage to that. It spawned a whole long conversation about who the best or most endearing characters in this generation of consoles are.
With all three consoles from all tree major players now available at retail, it’s time to stop calling it “next-gen.” Next gen is here, right now – so it’s the current gen, I guess. and that’s exciting. Maybe.
This is a question we’ve actually asked before, but it was years ago, and we had a much smaller community then. With the release of a brand new wave of consoles though, the question is once again pertinent.
As cool as new IP and new gaming ideas are, sometimes there’s the comfort of nostalgia; something old and faithful, or a barely remembered that would be great to go back to.
Normally, helping an intern "pay their dues" is an easy affair. Lots of coffee, sandwich making and filing are all in a day's work. However, we like to think outside the box.
It’s that time of the year again, where South African gamers who reside in or around Johannesburg (or who don;t mind a bit of travel) get all giddy and head to rAge, the country’s premier tech and gaming expo, so see all the things they’ll be playing in the next year.
No one wants to waste money on a bad game. But sometimes, a gamer happens to have put down a few hundred Randelas for an absolute piece of crap in digital form. Sometimes though, that particular game ain’t so bad. Sure, everyone else may hate it, but you love it.
I’ll be pretty blunt. I hated the hell out of GTA IV. While Niko Bellic may have been a loveable rogue, his fat annoying cousin was, well…fat and annoying; and the tone of the game and the pursuit for realism (at the time!) regularly made me sick to my stomach. I just didn’t find the game fun. And yet, here I am, caught up in the ridiculous hype that Rockstar has very carefully curated.
Next week, Gamescom - the world’s largest gaming expo - kicks off in Cologne, Germany and we’ll be there to drink all the beer bring you the news as it happens. As is usual, there’ll be press conferences, announcements and hands-on sessions; and Gamescom is no longer the E3 aftershow it’s always been considered to be. Mostly though, we’re looking forward to all the beer announcements. Notable is that Microsoft will be hosting a Gamescom press conference for the first time, joining Sony and EA.
for some reason, gamers from different walks just can’t seem to get along – and there are always arguments and debates about something that should really be about fun.
One thing that was quite prevalent at E3 this year was companion gaming; a second-screen provided by a tablet, smartphone or handheld that augments or enhances traditional gameplay. Some of the most intriguing games this year make use of the feature, including The Division and Watch Dogs from Ubisoft, Dead Rising 3 from Capcom, and even Battlefield 4 – which allows “commanders” to take control of the battlefield with a birds-eye view from a tablet or PC.
For a while there, it seemed like the next-generation console war was over before it even began. Sony had already won gamers over with its gamer and developer-minded console, and then Microsoft scored an own-goal by saddling its next-generation console with consumer-unfriendly DRM. And then that changed.
We received confirmation earlier today about the Xbox One’s online requirements and it’s suspect used game trading ability.
Knowing this now and while still not knowing whether Sony is going to implement a similar system on the PlayStation 4 are you planning on still buying the Xbox One?
Unless you’re swimming in expendable income, it’s impossible for the average gamer to own every platform and play every great game. Whether it’s because of budgetary constraints, a lack of time, or because the damned games or their systems weren’t released locally – there has to be a bunch of games that you really wished you could play, but couldn’t.