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All posts by Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter

  • Dragon Quest I [Android] review: revisiting the forefather of JRPGs

    Before giving Dragon Quest I a go, I'd only ever previously played DQ VIII on the PlayStation 2, and that was brief foray into the series. Recently, I'd been looking for an old-school JRPG to play on the go and the DQ I remake on Android was the recommended port of call. The entirety of Dragon Quest I is a JRPG trope and cliché. Let me rephrase that: DQ I invented many JRPG tropes and clichés. From the game's "save the princess from the dragon" storyline to the endless grinding for levels, and overall fantasy theme. The entirety of Dragon Quest I is...

  • PlayStation Store vs Xbox Store: not all game prices are created equal

    Brand new titles are usually priced identically on Xbox Store and the PlayStation Store, it seems that older games don't follow the same trend. In fact, we found some titles that yielded some incredibly interesting price discrepancies across the platforms. There is a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) that most stores stick to, though it's not set in stone with SA law. Both the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store usually uphold these prices on their own digital platforms as to not upset stores selling physical copies. For this piece, we have excluded physical copies of games, special editions, and bundles --...

  • Update: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now R399 on Xbox One

    Update: 2 September 2016, 10.20am: The PlayStation Store now reflects the price decrease on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at R429, making it R30 more expensive than the Xbox Store. Now that The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition is out, it may be the right time for everyone to pick up the base game. The official Microsoft store now lists the stand-alone title -- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- for R399, which is quite a steal. That price point will include all updates and free DLC, but none of the paid expansions. You'll have to purchase those separately...

  • Nintendo 3DS XL ‘Galaxy’ edition headed for the States

    In what seems to be a weird announcement, Nintendo is making a big splash about its latest Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console. But before you get excited, this has nothing to do with Super Mario Galaxy. The big N made the announcement via Nintendo of America's Twitter page. It features a video starring Nintendo of America's president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, and the device in question. Basically, this new Nintendo 3DS XL console (as far as we know) isn't a hardware refresh, but it does have a snazzy galaxy-esque faceplate. The other big announcement was that the device will be retailing for US$199 and...

  • DOOM [Xbox One] review: Mars attacks

    After completing Doom 2016 a while ago, I’m still reeling from the experience. It's a new take on the franchise that kept me on the edge of my seat for many gameplay sessions. If this intro sounds like I’m lauding the game, that’s because I am. I really, really am. Let’s be honest here, if you wanted to play Doom then you’ve more than likely already gone out and bought it. For those of you still sitting on the fence, or waiting for an inevitable price drop, this is another review to salivate over. It’s difficult to find much wrong...

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GoTY patch incoming

    On 30 August 2016, retailers and online outlets around the world will release The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition for purchase. To celebrate the release, developer CD Project Red will release the 1.30 update for the game. The patch looks to not only fix a lot of goodies, but improve others for the better. Some of the changes include a fix for the "Without a Trace" quest, level requirement discrepancies, and even controller prompts for the DualShock 4 (PlayStation 4) controller. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets a new GoTY edition patch before local launch Though the size of the...

  • New colourful Nintendo 3DS units heading to South Africa

    If you still don't own a New Nintendo 3DS XL, then fear not as there's a range of them heading to South Africa soon. While there aren't any hardware revisions, there are some interesting colours. First up is a selection of funky colours for the new Nintendo 3DS XL. These consist of pearl while (which is all white), pink/white (with a white body and pink cover and backplate), and finally orange/black (a black body with orange face buttons, cover, and backplate). These models will be available from 11 November, retail for R3799, and exclude an AC power adapter, which you'll have...

  • No Man’s Sky’s honest trailer is savagely accurate

    In what has to be the biggest video game letdown of 2016 (so far), there's no shortage of rage against No Man's Sky. As always, Honest Game Trailers has jumped into the fray with its own view of the game. Putting the game down in a comedic way, the episode touches on the lack of multiplayer, lack of planetary physics, as well as repetitive design and alien language system. It ends off by listing several cast members in the game, which is more accurate than anything Hello Games promised prior to the game's launch. There's no shortage of rage for No...

  • Capcom Humble Bundle includes excellent titles for PlayStation

    The company that refuses to give fans another Mega Man Legends game, Capcom, is the focus of the latest Humble Bundle. Not only are all of the titles from the big C, but are compatible with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 as well. Yes, after the successful Nintendo Humble Bundles, there's finally a PlayStation one as well. The Humble Capcom PlayStation Bundle includes the likes of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Reisdent Evil HD, Remember Me, and the Devil May Cry HD collection. In order to get your (digital) hands on these games, you'll need select one of the following...

  • Metal Gear Survive gets 25k downvotes on YouTube, seriously acidic comments [update]

    Update: The video now has over 1.5-million views, over 11 000 upvotes, and over 41 000 downvotes. Having only been revealed today, Konami's latest Metal Gear game isn't fairing all that well. In fact, Metal Gear Survive's official trailer has 25 124 downvotes at time of writing. Hosted on the IGN YouTube channel, who had an exclusive on the reveal, the video has garnered over 280 000 views and 3100 upvotes. Though, after Konami's treatment of Hideo Kojima, it doesn't seem like fans are too pleased with the company. Some of the quotes from YouTube commenters on the video: "Metal Gear Evil? Metal...