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Have your gaming preferences changed over time?

Gamers are a special bunch, we have such various tastes in what we play, whether it be something with a good story, good gameplay, fun multiplayer or a combination of all the ingredients to make the ULTIMATE GAME! But how have your preferences changed over time, or perhaps they haven’t? If I think about myself, a lot of my preferences have remained the same. I still, obviously, love sport ga...

The Friday Recap

So it’s Friday and unfortunately I have no Free games Vrydag post to write, but that should hopefully be back to normal next week. So instead, I will just give you my usual recap of what has happened in the past week. Here it goes: Reviews continue to be on the quiet side with it being the whole drought period but there was a delightful retro review of the excellent Streets of Rage 2 and the...

How do you manage the gaming drought?

Every year around this time there is somewhat of a gaming drought. I have never quite understood why publishers don’t release games during the period from around the end of May until September. There is usually one big game that releases during this time and it does brilliantly (Batman this year, The Last of Us a few years back) so why publishers like to squash all the games towards the end ...

The Burning Question: Are consoles dying out?

I think this question comes around every console generation. PCs get stronger and stronger and the ‘need’ for consoles seems to become redundant to some. PCs are capable of much ‘better’ in general than consoles, including graphics of course. One can just upgrade a PC when needed rather than waiting for a new console, and a number of other benefits. Almost two years into the new-generation of cons...

Voice Actor Tuesday: Tara Strong

This week we feature another prominent woman in the voice acting industry. Tara Strong has been adding her pep to characters since 1998, notably bringing Harley Quinn to life in the Batman: Arkham games. Tara Strong You may not notice her straight away, but her cheerful and squeaky voice is very well-known. Tara Strong is an extremely well-known voice actor, especially in animated movies and serie...

PES 2016 – Hands-On

There are few ways better to spend a public holiday than playing games. Yesterday I got the opportunity to head to Ster Kinekor with a buddy and get some hands-on time with PES 2016, the same code that has been at Gamescom, and what I believe will be the demo coming out this week. You probably know by now, but I am obsessed with anything football. I watch and play, and I play all the football game...

Your video game diary

With the weekend looming and with it being a long weekend, thanks to the public holiday on the 10th of August (National’s Women’s Day-9th August), my BIG question is, “What to play over the weekend?”. I often wonder how every gamer selects their gaming schedules for their weekend. Time seems to be an ever dismaying factor for a lot of gamers these days and with me being such a huge RPG...

5 Licensed Properties That Would Make Awesome Games

We know by now that licensed games are a bit of a gamble. There have been some fantastic games based on licensed properties (Arkham series, Spiderman 2, Ghostbusters and Telltale’s Game of Thrones to name a few) but there have been some truly spectacular flops too (Atari’s E.T was so bad that they buried the unsold copies in the desert). With that said, even though I know that a beloved franchise ...

It’s Nearly Sport Season!

Okay, I do realize that this post will only be read by a few that actually care about Sport games. I still feel inclined every year to look at the sport games coming out. It is after all where my true passion in gaming lies. So how is the sport season lining up this year on the gaming consoles? The quick answer: Pretty damn well. Let’s take a look: Football / Soccer As always it’s a fi...

Dark Souls 3 gameplay trailer and first impressions

I must admit that I’ve been a bit skeptical of Dark Souls 3 since it was announced at E3 because I was worried that it was starting to go the way of annual releases such as Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. With new entries being released at around the same time every year, we often end up with a stale concept that merely exists for the sake of turning a profit with very little innova...

The Burning Question: Would you support a publisher with unethical principles?

A recent report about the way Konami treats their employees really has me asking the question, would I support a company that mistreats their staff. Honestly my principles tell me NEVER and yet how do I go on not playing my favourite titles if that said company continued to make these games. Do I just stop supporting them from that point on and still play their titles, that I’ve already purchased,...

Voice Actor Tuesday – Liam O’Brien

I continue to be amazed by the long lists of roles I find when researching voice actors, with some of them having been in dozens of games, not to mention animated movies or TV series, or even live action. This week’s featured voice actor, Liam O’Brien, has the longest list of video games I’ve seen yet. Liam O’Brien American voice actor Liam O’Brien began providing voi...

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