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  • ‘Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ review: my precious

    Once more into Mordor we travel, into a cursed land where all that draws breath seeks to be the harbinger of your death. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (SOM) is the best Lord of the Rings inspired game yet and something that should have been done years ago. But I’m glad it happened now at the forefront of gaming technology. This magnificent action-RPG is brought to you by Monolith Productions and Warner Brother’s Interactive (Batman: Arkham Games) and is a brilliant title in every way you look at it. It is beautiful, addictive, potently immersive and ultimately a game...

  • Sony’s PlayStation 5 plans could include blazing-fast 3D stacked RAM

    Warning: the following article contains intense speculations which may or may not anger the fanboy/girl within you. It’s a little early, give or take five years, to be predicting what RAM will be inside the PlayStation 5. But one site says it could be ultra-fast ReRAM, otherwise knowns as RRAM, resistive RAM or most interestingly, 3D stacked RAM. Insiderp speculates that Sony will team up with chip-makers Micron to add RRAM to the quite-obviously-will-be-made-one-day PlayStation 5. The PS4 uses 8GB GDDR5 as well as 256MB DDR3 RAM for background tasks. The source site says a whole lot more about Microsoft, Sony, and the end...

  • No surprises here: Grand Theft Auto V looks terrible on a monochrome TV

    Nostalgia cuts a fine line between want and need. Gamers want the latest titles to evoke memories of their favourite games, but what they need are the latest, hottest graphics. Reddit user awesomedan24 (found via gaming site Gamepur) hacked a 1973 black and white TV to play  Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row IV and Watch Dogs. Unsurprisingly, the results are some muddy, ugly videos twinned with heaps of golden nostalgia. It’s a cute and cool experiment, and will ensure that you never take your 1080p LED TV for granted again. So while we may pine for the days of old, when...

  • Call of Duty, GTA and 9 more games that need an all-women reboot

    Games are manly, correct? What is a game if not a testosterone-fuelled adventure filled with grunting alpha males who piss bullets, swallow enemies whole and screw their way through interplanetary adventures? This stereotypical nonsense began in Eighties arcade games and carries on till today with the current crop of games (Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto V, Titanfall) not even bothering to break rank. It’s not like most games have excellent characterisation anyway, so a sex-change would give game developers room to breathe with exciting new antagonists with more to offer than the perfect hip-to-chest ratio. So, it’s time for a shakeup....

  • Here are all 123 games on the PlayStation Now Beta store: includes Sonic CD, Farming Simulator and Crazy Taxi

    Living in South Africa means that certain mouth-watering applications like Sony’s PlayStation Now game-streaming service are simply unavailable. This doesn’t stop us from hoping that one day, our frankly awful internet will eventually support PlayStation Now, which requires at a minimum, a 5Mbps internet line. Earlier this week, Sony’s PlayStation Now entered beta for everyone in the US with a PS4. Many have likened it to Netflix or OnLive, as it’s a streaming game and rental service. But unlike Netflix, PlayStation Now rentals are priced in the upper echelons. For instance, renting Final Fantasy XIII-2 for four hours costs US$4.99....

  • 11 TV, film and gaming mashup videos too batshit crazy to ignore

    Gaming’s a weird passion. Most people see at a gamer and think “look at this nerd and their obsession with that Pac-Man game.” But those who spend their lives vegetating on the couch watching cable television, are insulated from the same sort of stereotypical insults gamers are traditionally labelled with. Why is it more acceptable to be a film or series-addict than it is to be a gamer? Can’t we all just get along? Some, like those who made these TV, game and film mashups below, have the right idea. Games, TV and film were simply made to exist...

  • Retro awesome: Tumblr artist give 300 iconic game, TV and film characters an 80s-style makeover

    Paul Robertson could be a genius. Over on his Tumblr page, Robertson has completed (we believe) a series of gaming, TV and film drawings called “Taito Style Sprites”. Robertson has drawn 300 extremely well-known personalities in the style of Eighties arcade characters, with breathtaking results. “Bubble Bobble was the first game I ever played in the arcades and it pretty much decided what my career was going to be. So I thought I’d try out some Taito inspired characters. There’s 100 all up :)” The Golden Girls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Street Fighter IV, Hulk Hogan, Shrek, Robocop, Captain Planet and...

  • 7 mythical heroes who defined gaming

    Throughout gaming’s history we have been blessed with many heroes. These characters have inspired us to excel in our gaming sagas and helped us to immerse ourselves ever deeper into the narratives we love so much. These seven have secured their place in our hearts, but some have not only shaped the way we see games but the very landscape of gaming itself. This list is a testament to their prominence in the gaming world. Duke Nukem – Duke Nukem Duke Nukem might have somewhat disappeared into obscurity in recent years but he deserves a spot on this list nonetheless. There was...

  • 5 open world games we’re dying to play

    Have you noticed? Open world is all the rage these days. The increased number of open world games in development seems to have sky-rocketed, but making something open world doesn’t automatically guarantee sales, nor does it mean that gamers will necessarily want to spend hours roaming around a world in an imitation of real-life. In fact, some gamers will refuse to buy a game simply because it is open world as they prefer a more linear, guided experience. For the sake of clarity, and just in case some people aren’t quite sure what constitutes an open world game, it’s a...

  • 5 games that were sadly absent from E3 2014

    E3 2014 provided us with many insights and glimpses into the near future of gaming, striking the chords of our inner gamer. But some strings have been left unplucked and we are left in an uncomfortable silence without a melody to satisfy our curiosity. There was an absence of many anticipated titles, which we were hoping to see. Hopefully we will receive some closure on their state of affairs. Until then, we have put together a list of games we missed out on, and may never see at E3 2014. Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks) As a huge fan of open world...