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Voice Actor Tuesday: Raphael Sbarge

Today’s voice actor is a bit different from those we’ve featured previously, as he’s not primarily a voice actor. However, he is a voice that stands out if you’ve played the games that he’s been involved in. Raphael Sbarge is an American screen and voice actor who has appeared in many TV series over the years. Some of his more recent roles include David Molk in Murder...

5 Of The Most Ridiculous Puzzles In The History Of Video Games

Last week I wrote a feature about my heavy reliance on walkthroughs in RPG’s and although I expected to be somewhat in the minority of gamers in that regard, I was genuinely surprised at how many of you said that you refused to use a guide even if it meant being stuck at the same spot for an absurd amount of time. This inspired me to put together a list of some puzzles that I’m fairly ...

Favourite Characters in Games

If you think back to your gaming history would you be able to even keep count of how many characters you have encountered. Never mind the main protagonists you also get NPC’s, villains and maybe even just voices of characters. We have some characters that are renowned world-wide, even outside of the gaming industry. Characters like Mario and Sonic who have stood the test of time. Well Mario ...

The Burning Question: Are collectors’ editions worth it?

I have a lot of statues and figurines in my house. I bought my first one, a Mechwarrior Mad Cat back in 2003. Shortly after that it became my weekend job working at a stall selling figurines and comics and learning about their manufacture, rarity, quality, the various players involved and a lot more. I learnt a lot and my collection has pretty much taken over my house and sometimes, a CE for a gam...

Voice Actor Tuesday: Phil LaMarr

Have you heard of Phil LaMarr? If you don’t recognise the name, you’ll definitely remember seeing him in major movies and cult classics. He’s a regular on MADtv , doing impressions of Michael Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Bobby Brown, Kanye West and Ray Charles. Some of his biggest early roles in animation is voicing Hermes Conrad in Futurama and Jack in Samurai Jack. Movie-wise, you...

A VR fanboy’s first hands-on with the Oculus Rift

The very first time I saw virtual reality was in the movie Surf Ninjas when I was about 7 (which, if you haven’t seen it, is exactly as surf-tastic as it sounds) and the concept blew my mind. Jonny Quest then came along and my excitement levels grew to the point where they were comparable to those of 3-year-olds at a Barney parade. The idea of being completely immersed in a game world was almost t...

Are Developers finding a ‘better’ balance between SP and MP?

Cast your mind back to just a few years ago. It felt like almost every single game was moving towards multiplayer components in their game. Games that were traditionally single player only now had this multiplayer aspect tacked on. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn’t. Games like Uncharted, which was considered a brilliant single player action adventure experience, had this multiplayer...

How often do you rely on walkthroughs and game guides?

We live in a remarkable time. Thanks to the internet, almost any question in existence can be answered in less than a few seconds, and if you have a smart phone or tablet, this can be done practically anywhere. We never have to wonder for too long about how an engine works or the physics behind the Large Hadron Collider, not to mention the multitude of cat videos and pictures of our friends’ food ...

Five Things To Look Forward To At rAge Expo 2015

Exhibitors Deluxe Every year rAge and its exhibitor allow you to get some hands-on time with the latest upcoming titles. This year the TicketPro Dome will be hosting over 70 exhibitors that will be running competitions, showing off games and running some good sales. Everything including games, comics, gadgets and food will be available over the weekend of rAge. The LAN If you haven’t acquire...

What game have you spent the most time playing?

Gaming is a wonderful thing, but it is one hell of a time consuming hobby. I mean that in a good way of course as there’s nothing quite like sitting down for a few hours to play games, escape the world and have a bit of fun (except you weirdos who play horror games and think that’s ‘fun’). The fact is, though, that it does take time to get through games, especially currentl...

Will you be playing The Taken King?

Destiny is already a year old, and while it’s still hit and miss in many books, it’s a game that has a huge following, particularly outside of South Africa. That said, there are still a fair chunk of people playing it locally (especially those that have chosen NOT to ignore it) as it provides some of the greatest co-op fun you can find on consoles. Bungie certainly haven’t got ev...

The Burning Question: What was the best “Mind=Blown” moment in gaming?

These days it seems as though people use the expression “Mind = Blown” for everything. We had a group discussion a little while ago and most of us agreed that people’s mind are blown for everything, even the smallest, most insignificant thing. Mind = Blown is so popular, especially on social media, that I’m quite surprised that people’s minds haven’t exploded when they see combining blue and yello...

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