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All posts by Wiehahn Diederichs: Columnist

Wiehahn Diederichs: Columnist
Capetonian freelance writer and photographer. Wiehahn is a lover of stories in all their forms, and has been an avid gamer since he took his first breath. If he is not working or gaming, he either pours his creative energy into his passion for music or plays foosball in some bar.
  • Better Late Than Never: Frostpunk, The Forest, and FAR: Lone Sails

    It’s Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at three titles: the challenging colony management sim Frostpunk, the terrifying but beautiful The Forest, and the endlessly charming FAR: Lone Sails. Frostpunk Frostpunk is a stunningly beautiful but demanding colony management game set in an alternative 19th century where you are tasked with guiding the last city on Earth through a cataclysmic global winter. Gameplay revolves around building up your city while meticulously managing your limited workforce and resources...

  • 5 more iconic video game characters that stood the test of time

    What would the world of video games be without its champions, a string of digital personalities that has kept us captivated and immersed in their strange fictional worlds across multiple decades? While a lot of these characters barely see the light of day and quickly disappear into obscurity of history, there are a select few that have stood the test of time and, to this day, are able to rally us behind their cause. We’ve decided to pay homage to these characters, so that they and all who read this may know that they are loved in all their senseless...

  • This is the gaming news you missed in May

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of May 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Battlefield V reveal trailer receives controversial reaction Earlier this month DICE released the official reveal trailer for Battlefield V. While many...

  • 5 new games for ancient consoles

    From the NES to the Amstrad CPC, all around the world there are mad programmers still busy developing and releasing brand-new games for bygone consoles. This list explores some of our top picks and why they are titles that could be worth your time. Lizard (NES) Lizard is a brand new game created for PC and, more significantly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), a once-popular console that has been discontinued for more than two decades. Developed by one-man indie team Brad Smith, this 2D platformer sets you loose in a quirky but dangerous 8-bit world which you explore, in true Nintendo...

  • 5 iconic video game characters that stood the test of time

    What would the world of video games be without its champions, a string of digital personalities that has kept us captivated and immersed in their strange fictional worlds? While most of these characters barely see the light of day and quickly disappear into obscurity, there are a select few that have stood the test of time. And to this day are able to rally us behind their cause. We’ve decided to pay homage to these characters, so that they and all who read this may know that they are loved in all their senseless glory. Each character you see on this list...

  • Cape Town’s FanCon 2018: A brief recap

    In the last few years Cape Town has steadily been seeing a rise in geek and gaming events. FanCon 2018 is the third time the convention has graced the Mother City with its presence and this year is a testament to its surprising growth, providing us with a bigger and better experience than the years before. This year’s FanCon was hosted at the CTICC 2, a large structure fitted with big windows that allowed the sun to bathe the interior in light for most of the day. I attended on the Saturday and found myself staying for a good three...

  • This is the gaming news you missed in April

    After multiple reconnaissance missions, back-alley bribes, and a string of other unmentionable activities, we’ve managed to acquire all gaming intelligence that took place within the month of April 2018. The list that follows contains all information our Lord Editor has deemed fit for public consumption. If you feel there is something that needs to be addressed or lacking from this list, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to deal with you… I mean, your issue. Valve acquires Firewatch creator Campo Santo In a surprising move, Campo Santo, the developer behind indie hit Firewatch, has recently...

  • Better Late Than Never: Northgard, Bio Inc. Redemption and Life is Strange: Farewell

    It’s Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. In this instalment we will be looking at three titles: the Viking village simulator namely Northgard, the unusual and semi-gruesome Bio Inc. Redemption, and the nostalgia-laden Life is Strange: Farewell. Northgard Northgard is a village management sim that puts you in charge of your own Viking clan. Set in a fictional world steeped in Norse mythology, the campaign tasks you with settling a newfound continent while battling your Viking rivals for supremacy. But while you and your...

  • In case you missed it, these games won a BAFTA in 2018

    The BAFTA Games Awards (British Academy Games Awards) is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates and honours the outstanding achievements and contributions in the video game industry. This year we witnessed the event in its fourteenth iteration and, out of the 16 accolades awarded, 11 of them went to indie games (that’s considerably more than half if you’re really bad at maths). In this list we will take a brief look at the overall winners and why they are celebrating their well-deserved victories. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Awards: Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, British Game, Game Beyond Entertainment, Performer (Melina Jurgens) Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice totally stole...

  • 3 awesome pixel art games from the first months of 2018

    The entertainment industry is currently obsessed with anything and everything retro and pixel art video games are certainly no exception. We have barely reached the end of 2018’s first quarter and already there is a plethora of nostalgia inducing and pixel art-infused titles flooding the marketplace. While a great deal of them are nothing to write home about, we’ve managed to find a few that certainly deserve your attention. Crossing Souls With Crossing Souls, developer Adult Swim shamelessly takes advantage of the current retro-nostalgia trend (think Stranger Things, colourful neon lighting, VHS tapes, etc.) while throwing in some of its own distinctive humour....