ninjas Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Jan 2014

Let’s be honest here. As far as gaming has come in recent years to making ideas about playing as realistic humanoids who are less top-heavy and more interested in telling a good story, there’ll always be a Japanese studio leering around the corner, ready to throw something decidedly insane into that mix. And buddy, it doesn't get more crazy than Senran Kagura series which has three new games on the way.

Posted by Guest Writer - 12 Apr 2013

By Erwin Kempff

March has come and gone, and it’s time again for the random draw on the Superbru rugby prediction pool. One super bru has won himself a free copy of BioShock: Infinite on the platform of his choice.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Nov 2012

In life, there is one constant, and that’s that Lego will always remain awesome. Sure, the stuff may be the same price as a small African nation these days, but there’s no denying that the Danish blocks will always be there to get the creative juices rolling, or find a way to embed a 4x2 piece in your foot late at night. And now, Lego has combined with those heroes in a half shell. LEGO POWER!

Posted by Yolanda Green - 26 Sep 2012

The sneak attack XBLA stealth game Mark of the Ninja is ninja kicking its way onto Steam this October. After a very successful release on XBLA the game is sure to provide us PC gamers with top quality entertainment.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 14 Mar 2012

Of the world, says the trailer - though it could be the beginning of the end of Ninja Gaiden as we know it. the legendarily brutal hack and slash has been reworked for its 3rd game - and has taken a decidedly more realistic turn.

Well, as realistic as modern ninjas can be, really.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Oct 2011

The upcoming ultra-violent Ninja Gaiden 3 is shaping up nicely, blending unbelievable carnage with super cool shinobi skills. Team Ninja has already confirmed that the PS3 version will feature move functionality, meaning that we’ll actually get to go through the motions of swinging a blade on a hapless henchman, but as for the Xbox 360?

Looks like the Kinect will be gathering some dust when the adventure rolls around, but it’s not as if Team Ninja didn’t try to make use of the hands-free device.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 05 Oct 2009

If you played the first Red Steel Game on the Wii you probably would have been  – like I was – bitterly disappointed. It was meant to be the first game that got motion-controlled swordplay right. It failed, miserably. A lot of that had to do with the Wii itself – The Wiimote wasn’t anywhere near as accurate as Nintendo promised it would be, leading to Red Steel – and many other Wii titles – being a silly wagglefest. Along came the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus, which as proven by Wii Sports Resort does allow for a much greater degree of control. Red Steel 2 represents a second chance for Ubisoft. Have they capitlised on the opportunity, or is Red Steel 2 set to flounder, much like its forebear?

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 21 Aug 2009

Custom avatars are great. They allow you to express your persona visually, serving as a representation of self. While blog websites such as this one don’t have any intrinsic means of avatar support, there are mystical internet methods of getting around it. Many of our readers are veritable internet ninjas - and already have custom avatars - others are perhaps a little less internet savvy, and have asked just how it’s done. If you’re a regular reader (and commenter) on the site and would like to add a little custom flavour to your comments, hit the jump to find out how.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 30 Jun 2009

Whilst sipping my coffee and eating my cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, of course) I came across a post by MooDy on the local Xbox 360 forums. It details what, according to the accompanying press release, is the country’s first ever conviction of a video game pirate.

The brigand in question, one Muhammed Baber, ran “Game Zone,” a videogame store in the uShaka Marine World in Durban. We say “ran” because after a raid on the store orchestrated by the Department of Trade and Industry and SAFACT, the dastardly buccaneer’s digital contraband – primarily PC games - has been confiscated. In addition to that, he’s been sentenced to 1 years imprisonment or a R20 000 fine – Unfortunately, it seems walking the plank is no longer a suitable punishment.

This sets a precedent for the country, and will hopefully go some ways to eradicating those awful third-rate copies from flea markets and the like.

We at Lazygamer abhor, deplore, despise and detest piracy and those that propagate it. We don’t really have any issues with the pirates’ busty, buxom wenches though.

The ninjas among you are welcome to let us know what fate you would have befall your mortal pirate enemies.
As for you pirates? Leave your wenches at the door and start running – we’re coming for you.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 27 Jun 2009

Ars Technica have a a resident ninja mole who dishes out console industry inside news. While rumours of PS3 price cuts have been circling the internet since roughly the dawn of time, this particular ninja spy tends to get things right. And this time, the mole is saying that a PS3 price cut is indeed on the cards. According to this particular Shinobi, both Sony’s PS3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 are headed for some overhauls in the run-up to the holiday season.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Mar 2009

We surmised recently that PSN was the superior platform, on account of its Ninja costumes for home avatars. Some of you said that the inclusion of pirates on Xbox Live would level the playing field. Well, it’s time to put that test, as Xbox Live avatars will indeed be getting pirate costumes. A shameless marketing tie-in with Capcom’s Pirate-themed RTS Age of Booty, the costumes will be available on March 25th.  Of course, Ninjas are still way cooler than Pirates – so as far as I’m concerned the PSN still trumps it. Source : Kotaku For reasons why Ninjas>Pirates, hit the jump!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Feb 2009

CydoniaX, community manager for Home has announced that from February 12th, Ninja outfits will be available to purchase from the Mall. Whilst no price has yet been announced it doesn’t really matter. It’s ninja suits! To celebrate the arrival of Japan’s notorious masters of espionage, they’ll be holding a contest. "On February 13th, we’ll be holding an event called I Love Ninjas," said CydoniaX "The first instance of the brand-new community-named Home hang-out space, the Gamer’s Lounge, to be completely filled with people in ninja costumes (or a reasonable facsimile using all-black clothing items in your inventory) that we see will win vouchers for SOCOM and Warhawk to celebrate the upcoming spaces." Ninja suits AND free stuff? In related news, Xbox Live Avatars will be getting some new outfits to celebrate St Valentines Day – A fancy formal suit for the gents, and a red dress for the ladies. Whilst free, they’re still not ninja suits. As far as I’m concerned, the inclusion of Shinobi in Home settles the debate once and for all – PSN is vastly superior to Xbox Live. It has ninjas. Source : PSN Blog