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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.
  • 11 games putting South Africa on the global gaming map

    In the last few years, the South African game development industry has seen some staggering growth with a plethora of great titles making waves in the international gaming scene. From action-packed platformers to quirky cleaning sims, SA devs have proven that they boast some serious creative talent and an undeniable dedication to their craft. In celebration of our bustling and ever-growing gaming scene, we’ve decided to round up some of South Africa’s most notable gaming titles. If there are any titles you feel should have been featured on this list, let us know in the comments section! Viscera Cleanup Detail In games we...

  • Life is Strange 2: everything we know so far

    Life Is Strange 2 is an upcoming narrative-driven adventure set in the critically acclaimed Life Is Strange universe. It features a brand-new story and cast of characters, brings a string of gameplay changes and improvements, and a noticeable shift in narrative themes. As a massive fan of the Life Is Strange series, I’ve donned my detective hats and dived deep into the digital wilderness known as the internet to unearth as much info, hints and clues as possible. This is everything we know about Life Is Strange 2 so far. Life Is Strange ditches female leads As a franchise well-known for its strong...

  • The gaming news you missed in August 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 August 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. Fatal Shooting at Jacksonville Madden Tournament On 26 August, a competitor at the Jacksonville, Florida qualifiers for the Madden NFL 19...

  • 5 beautiful non-violent video games for PC and console

    In anticipation of next month's World Peace Day, we’ve rounded up some of the best non-violent games around. So if you’re tired of all the digital bloodshed and pixelated conflict this list will be sure to guide you to your next stress-free gaming adventure. Flower Flower is one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in gaming. Where most games constantly demand from you and punish you when you don’t adhere to their strict objectives, this unconventional title simply allows you to just be. Flower places you in the serene dream of a flower where you become a single petal floating through...

  • 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...