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5,000 posts? OMG what is this even

This is the 5,000th post on SA Gamer. FIVE THOUSAND. That excludes reviews, too because of the way the site splits things, but still it is a big number. Something to take a moment and think about. 5,000 pieces of news, videos, competitions, features, opinion pieces and well, stuff that we wrote for you guys. Most amazing of all you read it too. So thank you for that. If I wore a hat I would doff m...

4 Consoles that deserved more love

This is not a statement saying that these are the best consoles ever made, but it’s a list of four consoles that deserved much more love while at retail. Yes, two of these can be bought right now, but it needs to be mentioned in the past tense as described in the list topic as these two consoles really “do not exist anymore”. Below is a list of consoles that was generally avoided by ma...

The Burning Question: Where have all the arcade racers gone?

There has always been a distinct line between simulation racing games and arcade racers that break the rules and allow you to do everything that should not be possible. Problem is that it’s changed a bit lately. The arcade racing games we have loved for years have all but vanished. Do you remember Burnout? How about Crazy Taxi? Oh, you’re more of a Ridge Racer kind of person? There wer...

Voice Actor Tuesday: Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch is an American actor and voice actor, as well as a musician and martial artist. His major live action role was that of Adam Park (the Black Power Ranger who later becomes a Green Power Ranger) in the Power Rangers series in the nineties. He is also a vocalist and guitarist in his rock band Eyeshine. Bosch’s voice acting roles are numerous. He does English voices in a variet...

LEGO Dimensions Abilities Guide

  As you may have gathered from my previous post about LEGO Dimensions, there are many packs and characters to collect. This has the potential to cost players a lot of money, so I thought I would put together a list of all the character abilities currently in the game, the characters who have those abilities, and what packs they can be found in. Hopefully this will help you unlock the content...

Voice Actor Tuesday: Carrie-Anne Moss

This week’s voice actor post goes to one of my favourite movie idols: Carrie-Anne Moss. She first appeared on my radar when I saw her as Trinity in The Matrix, and it’s been a one-sided love affair for a long time. We even share a birthday – seriously, I really like her. She’s a well-known actress, appearing in many major movies, such as Chocolat, Red Planet, Memento, Distu...

Everything you need to know about LEGO Dimensions

LEGO™ Dimensions is another ‘toys-to-life’ video game, similar to Skylanders or Disney Infinity. If you haven’t played either of those, a toys-to-life game is one where you purchase physical toys or figures specially designed to communicate with a device or ‘portal’ that comes with the game. When you place one of the figures onto the portal, that character appears in ...

The Art of Gaming: Environmental Storytelling – Worldly Beauty

Take a look at your surroundings right now. Look at the little intricacies and the various items scattered everywhere. Your surroundings tell a distinct story. Maybe it’s something mundane like the glass you left on your table that has been sitting there for 2 days because you were too lazy to go to the kitchen. Maybe it’s a family portrait of that time you all went on a vacation and e...

Games Releasing in September – With Predictions

It’s that time again, where I give you a list of games releasing in the new month and lay my life on the line (not really) by giving predictions. I was a bit hit and miss in August, but not totally upset with my attempts. Hopefully September will be better. Here’s what you should be keeping an eye on this month: Earthlok: Festival of Magic (1 September – All Platforms): I admittedly do...

Voice Actor Tuesday – Yvonne Strahovski

Today’s voice actor is another who has been in very few games, but who stands out in those games. Yvonne Strahovski’s role as Miranda Lawson in the Mass Effect trilogy is one few players are likely to forget. The game used both Strahovski’s voice and her likeness, and I think they did a pretty good job with the latter. Her character was genetically engineered to be perfect, after...

Honesty Hour – I have NEVER played Dead Space (and new Honesty Hour rules)

I haven’t done an Honesty Hour post in a while, and thought why not. However, a few things have changed since I did the last one. After a discussion with some on the site and forum there were some suggestions, as follows: If I have played a game for a little bit, to change the title to say I haven’t played “much” of the game, just so that I am more clear and that it doesn&#...

The Burning Question: Is every trailer / reveal a promise?

Every year it happens. We see a trailer, or a reveal or some marketing thing and then when the game releases… wait, where is that feature from the E3 video? Where is that thing that the developer mentioned in an interview once? Why are the graphics in this worse than the graphics shown at Gamescom? It is so commonplace, yet the internet explodes every time things don’t happen exactly a...

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