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  • South African retailer Loot reveals ‘Dead Island: Definitive Edition’ is coming

    It's the year of remasters and revived titles it seems, and we can add yet another game to that list if Loot's new set of listings are to be believed. The South African retailer is now listing none other than a game titled Dead Island: Definitive Edition, which will excite anyone who has played Techland's other game, Dying Light or waiting patiently for the former's sequel. Dead Island wasn't a brilliant game, but it's about as whimsical as undead titles go, so a remaster will really add some much needed 1080p lustre to all the gangrenous gore. Loot's currently listing a...

  • Bethesda releases some tasty Fallout 4 footage [video]

    It's perhaps an understatement to suggest that Fallout 4 is the most eagerly anticipated game of the year. With its launch date a bit too far for some (10 November) but fast approaching, Bethesda has given us another little snippet of gameplay that perhaps sheds a little more light on what we're all in for. Yes, most of it is rehashed footage from the company's massive E3 2015 extravaganza, but it does allow us to pick through the pieces at a more subatomic level. For one, it seems that there will be more than just humans you'll have to defeat in...

  • Shenmue 3 funding closes on $6.3-million in new Kickstarter record

    When the first Shenmue game released back in 1999, there was no concept of crowdfunding, let alone any structures in place. Nearly 16 years on, and Shenmue 3, Sony's planned third-iteration of the franchise, has become the biggest grossing gaming Kickstarter in the site's history. That's US$6 333 295 sourced from a population of what could be a relatively large South African town -- 69 320 backers. Announced at Sony's E3 2015 conference, attendees and fans live streaming the show were called on to help fund the project. Although a crowdfunding campaign was launched, Sony ultimately wanted to revive the project...

  • Silent Hill’s spiritual successor? Why ‘Allison Road’ could be the next indie masterpiece

    I have always been a sucker for the dramatic, suspenseful and mysterious and the upcoming horror game, Allison Road, seems to be hitting every one of these chords pitch perfect. Currently in development by the six-man UK-based indie developing studio, Lilith Ltd., the game is already seen as "the spiritual successor to Silent Hill". Unfortunately, I am not too familiar with the Silent Hill franchise but after seeing the PT demo I could easily understand the comparison. If you haven’t seen Allison Road’s game play trailer yet, do yourself a favour and watch it now. It is a captivating fourteen minutes of...

  • PlayStation 4 continues sales slaughter, thanks to ‘Arkham Knight’

    According to data released by the NPD Group, the Sony PlayStation 4 outperformed the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U in US sales figures for June. While it takes a special month for Nintendo and Microsoft get close to Sony's console in the sales war, the Japanese company has credited Batman: Arkham Knight for the sudden sales boost. The game, developed by Rocksteady Studios and WB Games, has arguably been the biggest mid-year release as the final chapter of the Dark Knight's romp through Gotham with his grappling hook, kickass cape and the overly-modified Need For Speed ride, the Batmobile. Sony also...

  • ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ remastered video surfaces, isn’t all that impressive

    Uncharted is undoubtedly one of PlayStation's signature series. The fictional descendant of Sir Francis has been one of the primary reasons for many to purchase Sony over Microsoft, and now a new video of the remastered game has appeared online. Naughty Dog won't play a part in the remasters, and will instead be polished by veteran indie developer Bluepoint Studios, located in Austin, Texas. Read more: ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End': what we know so far The new video, outed first by Spanish site Meristation, shows Nathan Drake's new character model in the helicopter scramble scene, but strangely enough Drake still moves like...

  • Until Dawn is ‘scary as hell’ according to new preview video

    We've had a good few horror games since the current-gen consoles were released, but it seems that the latest PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn takes the cake as the scariest of the lot. While the game is just over a month away from its international release on 25 August, PlayStation South Africa wrangled up some of the country's bravest media to experience the game first hand. And from what we can gather, it's a title laden with jump scares and "puts you in the role of a B-grade horror movie," which is something every snobby horror fan would love. We reserve...

  • The mid-year gaming awards: Wiehahn’s best games of 2015 so far

    Time is a strange and deceptive thing. It seems like it was only yesterday I was celebrating our transition into the new year, spurting out resolutions and saying things like: “This is the year it all happens!” In the blink of an eye we’ve passed the half way mark of 2015 and now we’re rapidly heading towards its end. E3 2015 was only a few weeks ago and it already feels like a distant dream to me. Six entire months have waved their goodbyes but what have they left behind? So before the rest of the year morphs into the past, let...

  • Fallout 4, Uncharted 4 and No Man’s Sky walk away with Game Critics Awards

    If you're not too familiar with the Game Critics Awards, it's an annual gathering of the top 35 media minds in the industry each year after E3. This year was no exception either, with journalists arguably blessed with an even wider range of games to choose from than ever before. Bethesda, Microsoft and Ubisoft announced some massive titles, while Sony and Nintendo also got in on the act, albeit with a little less sass. Spoiled for choice, you might say, but usually their taste doesn't quite line up with gamers'. In 2014, Evolve landed the "Best of Show" title, and a...

  • ‘Minecraft’ finally takes the lead in the classroom

    That's right, gone are the days of building blocks and ridiculous board games, now Minecraft is taking over the classroom. If you are unaware of the world of Minecraft, it is a combination of terrible graphics and Lego-style gameplay. Your goal: to build and create worlds using elements and resources that you find in the game. So why not build historic events and create problems that can be solved using maths or other subjects that haunt the classroom? How the hell else are you going to get students to come in on a Saturday to practice maths? It now seems so...