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  • ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ gameplay trailer makes South African accents cool [Video]

    For all the Uncharted and The Last Of Us groupies out there, Naughty Dog launched a 15-minute long PlayStation 4 gameplay trailer of its latest title — Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. For those who aren’t fans, prepare to be wooed. After the announcement of the popular action adventurer series fourth title, A Thief’s End, the PlayStation exclusive has been kept quiet for the better part of 2014. That’s until now. The video shows what sounds like a group of South African mercenaries (you can’t miss the accents) try and hunt down protagonist Nathan Drake, in an effort to find the hidden...

  • Ralph Baer — a tribute to the gaming console’s spirit animal

    It has been a sad week for the gaming, and technology fraternity in general. One of the pioneering fathers of the gaming console as we know it, Ralph Baer, has passed away age 92. For many, Baer isn’t a name that comes up often in most conversations, and even less so when the console war is mentioned, but he was probably the most integral cornerstone of today’s gaming culture. Born in Germany, Rudolf Baer left Europe with his family before World War Two’s Kristallnacht and fled to New York City. He soon changed his name thereafter. Sure, he wasn’t responsible for building...

  • ‘Destiny’s’ Dark Below DLC trailer is all kinds of epic [Video]

    A lot of gamers have found Destiny to be visually impressive but a load of mundane and tiresome hard work too. It would be cruel to call it the biggest let down of the year but for the most part, reviews of the game haven’t been vastly favourable. Things for Destiny grafters however looks to be on the up. Bungie has unveiled the official trailer to the upcoming “Dark Below” DLC pack, which promises to add a lot more fizz to the game. The DLC will focus on adding and improving a host of features, including raising the game’s Light Level...

  • Beyond gameplay: 10 video game cinematics that’ll give you chills

    There is nothing quite like sitting down to play a game and being greeted by the most beautiful and epic cinematic sequence. One of my earliest memories of these are the Warcraft cutscenes, specifically Warcraft III, which was one of the standards held up as the pinnacle of awesome animation in my 3D Animation course at the time. Of course since then, epic cutscenes à la Warcraft have become a staple, and if there are no amazing cutscenes that hold you in suspense, have you sitting on the edge of your seat, well then, your game better have something amazing...

  • YouTube studio Rooster Teeth launches gaming channel for kids

    YouTube production studio Rooster Teeth has launched a new channel specifically aimed at children called Game Kids. The channel will focus on games for kids and will include The Sims and Minecraft, with videos featuring Rooster Teeth staff and their children, and the studio promises that the content will be “family-friendly”. Caleb Deneour and Geoff Ramsay of Rooster Teeth revealed that the channel has been in the works for a years. The channel will release videos every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all averaging 10 to 20 minutes in length in the “Let’s Play” format. Rooster Teeth will also heavily moderate the comments...

  • Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones: Iron from Ice’ according to the internet

    A television and novel series as big and popular as Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, for you literature lovers) was bound to get a video game series sooner or later. Thanks to Telltale Games — the chaps behind The Walking Dead game series — that vision (of probably a good millions of Game of Thrones fans) is now an iron reality. Broken up into six episodes, the first dubbed “Iron from Ice” was released to much of the world’s consoles and systems 2 December, and is causing quite a few waves in the gaming industry across...

  • Far Cry 4 review: discover your primal self

    Welcome to the vast and unforgiving wilderness of Kyrat — a fictional region in the Himalayas and the setting for Ubisoft’s latest title, Far Cry 4. Get ready to enter a full-fledged civil war in a land of myths and legends. In its lengthy 35-hours of gameplay, you will be introduced to a string of pleasingly unique personalities, from a Bible-crazed weapons-dealer to a peculiar pair of deceiving stoners. Boasting a more refined and improved Far Cry recipe, this title is assured to meet most (if not all) of your gaming needs. Story Time You play as Ajay Ghale, a Kyrati-born-American-raised young man,...

  • 5 videos that will get you excited about ‘The Crew’ all over again

    The Crew has probably been one of the most eagerly anticipated racing games of recent memory. Sure, it’s not as pure as the Forza or Gran Turismo series, but its new open world, social take on an age-old genre has got many a tongue wagging, and many a right foot tapping. The game has been in my Christmas stocking list for quite a while now and tomorrow it’ll finally be released to a worldwide and extremely patient-up-to-now audience. A new take on driving games will see a more social, open world experience than before. Think of it like GTA V with an...

  • ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ gets a load of uber zombies in Havoc DLC pack [Video]

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s trailer series has been epic thus far. Factor in those cut scenes, and we have something that could easily be a movie, rather than a game. Add some zombies to the mix however, and you have an apocalyptic dream world, bullet-flying nut house that made Resident Evil so lovable. I’m talking about the games of course, not the awful movies. Today, gamers are greeted with another trailer that shows the first chapter of the “Exo Zombies” co-op mode, coming in the January 2015 Havoc DLC pack. We’re not just talking normal zombies here either. These chaps have...

  • 7 reasons why ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s’ single-player ain’t so bad

    We’re paying a lot of money for games now (R899 is average in South Africa, about US$80), so they’re expected to deliver their money’s worth. Advanced Warfare delivers a lengthy single player campaign, with a constant assault of Michael Bay moments mixed in with excellent graphics and audio. After finishing the surprisingly long single-player mission, I was left satisfied. For once, a Modern Warfare surprised me. Why? The spoiler-filled answers are below. The guns are great Since we’re in the 2050s, developers Sledgehammer Games were left to happily invent any type of weapon they wanted. The modern-age weapons of Modern Warfare games left me...

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