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Burning Question: What makes a video game great?

A lot of people might consider 2016 to be a bit of let down, but that is definitely not the case when it comes to that number of excellent video games that released this year. Hell, just scrolling down the list on our poll this week will make a wireless mouse’s battery shudder. Recently I noticed that some games should be fun, but ultimately ended up falling short. it came to my attention th...

Four (more) composers who bring our gaming worlds to life

When I wrote a list of composers who bring video games to life with their music, I knew it wouldn’t be long until I ended up back on the topic with more musicians that know how to turn my world on its head, or how to pluck tears straight from the deepest reaches of our existence, where heart and soul converge. Here are four more composers that have made some of the biggest moments in gaming ...

A look inside the Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector’s Edition

What feels like forever ago, Square Enix announced the various editions that Final Fantasy XV would have. I spotted the Ultimate Collectors and I knew I had to have it. I started calling retailers and even the distributors about it. Then I was told that we would not be getting the big bad version in South Africa. I was pretty gutted by this, and even ended up writing a letter about it. Not long af...

Voice Actor Tuesday: David Hoffman

Welcome back to another edition of Voice Actor Tuesday. This week we’re going to look at the actor/voice actor David Hoffman and his contributions to the word of video games. Before that, though, let’s take a quick glance at his previous work. According to IMDB, he has been acting since 2000, appearing in a variety of shorts between 2003 and 2007. From about 2010 onwards, he started ma...

Voice Actor Tuesday – Hellena Taylor

If you’ve played the Bayonetta games at all, you may remember that her voice is a huge part of her character. Hellena Taylor is the English voice of the Umbra Witch in both games, as well as Bayonetta’s various other appearances, including Super Smash Bros, Anarchy Reigns and the Bloody Fate anime. I’m usually not a fan of overly sexy female characters in ridiculous outfits in vi...

Best free-to-play games on XBOX ONE

With game prices on the rise, it’s good to know that there are games you can indulge in for free on the Xbox One. Sure, not ll freebies are able to leave you fulfilled or entertained for hours, but let’s not dismiss the concept completely based on the failures out there. Some of them might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but at least you can sample from the variety available to you...

Voice Actor Tuesday – Clancy Brown

With all the Mass Effect Andromeda buzz at the moment, I thought I would find out who some of the voice actors involved in that game were. One of the names that came up was Clancy Brown, who plays the father of the main protagonists, Alec Ryder. We’ll probably only know next year how pivotal this role is, but Brown has voiced many other characters over the years. Brown often plays the roles ...

Dishonored 2 looks like it will scratch that need for stealth

How many times do you finish a game? Most games in my library get finished once and I move on. Many years ago I used to play every game several times, but there are just too many games and not enough time anymore. Something special needs to make me want to replay the game: a reason to do it all over. Dishonored 2 is the first game in a long time that I want to finish at least twice. Do I play as E...

The Burning Question: Was the Wii U worth it?

I remember when I bought my Wii U. It was a done deal. New Nintendo console? This is going to be great. It was a certainty in my mind, there was no doubt about lineups or games. Now it is being discontinued this week, no more Wii Us being manufactured and I still haven’t had a new Legend of Zelda on the Wii U. So was the console worth it? I am not sure. I mean without it I would have never p...

Games releasing in November – With added predictions

November should be known as the month of the Culling of the Wallet. It’s the holiday season and publishers are releasing all of their big hitters and because of that, the release list is going to be packed. I hope you’ve saved up your tax returns or sold that kidney because this is going to be a big month. Below are all of the big games releasing as well as a few off-the-cuff predictio...

The Burning Question: Are you ready to make the SWITCH?

The moment that we’ve all been waiting for has come to pass. Nintendo has finally announced its next generation video game console, lets say hello to the Nintendo SWITCH. The question is, as excited as we all are, has this reveal left you with even more questions about this home and portable hybrid? What do we know thus far. Well we know that this tablet known as the Nintendo SWITCH will hav...

Voice Actor Tuesday – Robert Clotworthy

Robert Clotworthy is another of those voice actors who hasn’t been in very many games, but has had one iconic role that makes him instantly recognisable to fans of that game. As the voice of Jim Raynor since the original 1998 Starcraft game, Clotworthy has brought life to one of the central characters in the Starcraft franchise. he returned to voice Raynor in Starcraft II and Heroes of the S...

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