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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.
  • EGE 2018: 4 proudly South African platformer games showcased

    July's EGE 2018 (Electronic Gaming Expo) was the fourth iteration of the event to grace the Mother City and took over Cape Town’s CTICC. Bustling within its confines was a plethora of attendees snaking their way through the large selection of stalls and stands peddling their various geek-related wares. But of all the bells and whistles vying for my attention, it was the selection of homebrewed games that really tickled my fancy. It was also rather disappointing to see so few featured and I truly hope to see more of our local games present in the future. With that being said...

  • The 7 best friendships in video gaming history

    Did you know that 30 July was International Friends Day? In light of this discovery, we’ve rounded up a list of the best buddy duos in video games. From endearing friendships built through hardship to unbreakable bonds formed over years of troublemaking, we can only ever hope to be as tight as the friends featured on this list. Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian | Mass Effect Trilogy Few gaming friendships can rival the unbreakable bond between Commander Shepard and Garrus Vakarian. Forged over the course of three sprawling Mass Effect titles, this duo’s friendship has taken them through thick and thin, and...

  • The gaming news you missed in July 2018

    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 July 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. Guild Wars dev fired by ArenaNet Earlier this month ArenaNet, the development studio behind Guild Wars 2, fired two of its...

  • Segway thinks its Drift W1 electronic wheelie shoes are the future

    The Segway Drift W1 is a futuristic pair of black and white “e-skates” that utilizes the company's well-known self-balancing technology in a bid to create the next big trend. "After roller skates, inline skates and other fun mobility products in the past, the next new trend is born in 2018: the e-Skates. The new Segway Drift W1 brings all the fun and coolness you expect from Segway’s consumer products line, combined with the high-quality engineering consumers expect from the Segway brand," the company says in a press release. Additionally, the firm also describes this upcoming gadget as "the first product in...

  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit review

    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short and charming but often sombre narrative game by DONTNOD Entertainment (the creators behind the original Life is Strange) that acts as a stand-alone prequel to the upcoming Life is Strange 2. The game takes place on a lazy Saturday morning at a snow-covered Beaver Creek home, a small fictional town in Oregon (the same US state all previous Life is Strange games were located) where we follow ten-year-old protagonist Chris and his adventures as Captain Spirit, a superhero alter-ego of his own creation that aids him in facing his often harsh...

  • This is the gaming news you missed this June

    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 June 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. Original creator Dave Jones leaves Crackdown 3 Development Dave Jones, the creator behind the Crackdown franchise, has left Crackdown 3’s...

  • Everything we know about The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

    The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a stand-alone adventure developed by Life is Strange creators DONTNOD Entertainment, set for release as a free title on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 25 June. Set in the Life is Strange universe, this roughly two hour narrative game follows young protagonist Chris and his adventures as Captain Spirit, a fictional superhero of his own creation that helps him battle his sometimes harsh reality. The game was recently announced at E3 2018’s Microsoft press conference (where it also managed to snag the Best of Show award), with some extra information dropped in the...

  • 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...