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The time has come: Remastered games must now die a miserable death.

It’s no secret that I’m not really much of a remastered games fan. Yes, I enjoyed Saints Row IV: Re-elected as I, like a several other players, were one of those who never played it in the last generation. You see, that’s the big ‘hook, line and sinker’ that they reel you in with. OH BUT WAIT, THERE’S MOAR! You see, they add in all the DLC. The content that woul...

What’s in a loading screen?

I am reading almost nothing but praise for Bloodborne which has now released and I am looking very forward to Kyle’s review of it when he is done. One thing Kyle has already mentioned to me, and something I have read elsewhere (plus complaints on twitter) is that the load times are just excessive. It made me wonder about other games with long loading times and whether this was such a bad thing or ...

Jarred vs. David Sleep Battle: Results and Consequences

You may remember last week we ran a battle between myself and David to see who was right. David told me he falls asleep during games and assured me that it was quite common. I couldn’t quite believe this and we decided to have a little challenge on the site where we ran a poll to see who was right. The results were completed last week and I am very happy to say that I was victorious by aroun...

Publishers must stop their destruction of our video game legends

There’s always this question about the golden years in gaming. Some would recall the NES years as the golden years. Others will refer to the PS1 days as the years to cherish and those with the right frame of mind will tell you that every year has been a golden year, no matter the platform. Look at 2015. It’s looking all shiny and sparkly. I am concerned about one thing though. After th...

SA Gamer Character Battle 2015 – Final Battle!

It’s time for the final battle of SA Gamer’s Character battle. Yesterday we had our last battle before the final which saw Geralt of Rivia just make it through ahead of Raiden whose eye wasn’t quite on the prize, Agent 47 and Sam Fisher will have to go plot elsewhere and Nemesis just wasn’t evil enough. It’s now time to have a look at the characters that have made the...

SA Gamer Character Battle 2015 – Round 2, Battle 4

It’s kind of sad to think that our character battle is nearing its end, but at the same time pretty exciting to see who is going to be the ultimate winner. Round 2, Battle 3 ended yesterday with Adam Jensen narrowly sneaking into the final finishing off Scorpion in second place. Max Payne left for a bar in Brasil, Crash Bandicoot’s Go Kart ran out of petrol and Faith was all but lost c...

Are games art?

As the years pass by and the graphics for each generation pushes the boundaries and shatters the limitations of a persons imagination you have to ask – Are games art? Just recently Jarred reviewed Ori and the Blind Forest. It’s this game in particular that popped that question back into my head. I never personally thought of older sprite-based games as art, though there’s reason ...

SA Gamer Character Battle 2015 – Round 2, Battle 3

I can’t believe you guys let Kratos win, that guy can’t even open a simple door without blowing it up… Anyway, yes Battle 2 of Round 2 completed and the God of Bore managed to get through quite easily, Talion will need to stick to the Shadows after finishing second and you better run for your life because Heihachi will not be pleased in third position. The Prince of Persia’...

A Sound Argument – Is Sound Important in Games?

You may have missed it last week but on the Ori review there was an interesting discussion around the value of sound in games. Some people are of the opinion that it’s an absolutely key component of any good game, while others believe it has some value but not really key. As things stand we have it as part of our scoring system, but we have been wondering if it should be there or if it should be r...

SA Gamer Character Battle 2015 – Round 2, Battle 2

It’s heating up in the 2015 edition of the SA Gamer Character Battle. Yesterday in the first battle of round 2 Batman pretty much wiped the floor with the other contestants. It left Claptrap with The Clap (gross), while Snake was found hiding in a box. Marcus couldn’t quite rise from the ashes and Ryu was left on the streets. Round 2 Battle 2 has commenced, FIGHT: Prince of Persia The ...

SA Gamer Character Battle – Round 2, Battle 1

Hello gamers and welcome to Round 2 of our Character Battle where we have all the winners of the previous round contest for the final battle which will take place on Friday. If you think the first round of ties threw out some difficult options just wait until you need to choose between all those winners. It’s not going to be easy and you will have to decide between some of your favourite cha...

Jarred vs. David: A Battle of Sleep

We have something fun going on the site this week, a challenge if you will between myself and that noob David. It all came about when David told me he was playing games the one night and he actually fell asleep while playing after like 10 minutes. It resulted in me calling him an old man and telling him that I have never heard of people actually doing this. I mean, what kind of person falls asleep...

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