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Kyle vs. Jarred – July Game Challenge

Good day everybody and welcome to another Monday morning brought to you by the bastards who decided we must work for a living. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as we are already in the second half of the year (kinda nuts!?). Anyway, this July, Kyle and I have decided to do a bit of a challenge. We are going to see which of us can finish more games in one month, with the loser of the chall...

5 terrible licensed games from the Xbox360/PS3 generation

There are few things in this world that can disappoint me more than a game based on a licenced property that I love. For years, game developers and publishers have looked at really awesome franchises and said to themselves, “Hey, you know this movie/series/book could make us heaps of cash if we just take out everything that actually makes it good and replace it with turds.” Ok, so maybe that wasn’...

The Burning Question: Why are bad ports still an issue in 2015?

Look back at the history of this industry and you’ll find it littered with bad ports all over the show. Remember Mortal Kombat on the SNES? It was a port of the arcade version and unlike the Mega Drive game it had no blood. Even then gamers were miffed. It’s a problem that’s been around since various platforms were an option. Why the hell is it not improving two decades on? Yeste...

What is in your Pile of Shame?

We have a specific pile that we refer to as our “Pile of Shame”. This pile is a bunch of games that we got either to review, we bought that we played once, never went back to after our review, or just forgot about them. The Pile of Shame is not a pile of games that  you call a backlog, it is literally a pile of games that you never got to or never went back to after playing it for the ...

Backwards Compatibility: Welcome new feature or poor band-aid to a larger problem?

Because I have never been what you would call an outdoors kind of person, my childhood holidays would often involve playing video games, watching T.V or going to friends’ houses where we would, well, play video games and watch T.V. During the day, there was very little to watch other than infomercials so I would often replay one of the six NES games that I had at the time or my sister and I ...

Five Standout Moments From E3 2015

There are without a doubt more than just five standout moments from all the presentations this year. Please feel free to add your own in the comment section. Xbox One backwards compatibility Not so long ago Microsoft were VERY anti backwards compatibility. So much so that it was said that backwards compatibility can be seen as backwards thinking and that only a very small percentage of users would...

The Burning Question: Are Annual Titles a Load of Rubbish?

Every year we set aside a budget for games that we know will be released. FIFA, NBA, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and others. These games are released every year around the same time, and actually, when I say the same time I really mean October – November. But are these games really any good, do they deserve our cash, or are they a load of rubbish? Sport Games We know every year FIFA will come ...

Deus Ex extended theatre session

Much has changed in the two years since Human Revolution. The aftermath of having millions of augmented people going on a rogue rampage induced by hallucinations has seen augmented people treated with fear and revulsion, forced to live in the slums. I was initially worried when the conference mentioned a ‘mechanical apartheid’, but their world design in spot on there. In a sequence tha...

The Burning Question: What is the biggest problem facing the gaming industry?

It’s no secret that gamers like to complain almost as much as we like to actually play games. Whenever something draws our ire, we head straight to the forums to tell the developers and publishers exactly what we think of their crappy idea to downgrade graphics for consoles or exclude achievements from highly replayable games. While many of the complaints can be a bit ridiculous at times, there ar...

FIGHT! Get over here! Lazygamer (Darryn) vs. SA Gamer (David) tomorrow

Tomorrow is THE day. It’s nearly something like a TYSON vs. LEWIS fight. Lazygamer vs SA Gamer. Darryn vs David. Good vs Evil (We aren’t so sure). Manchild vs manchild! I’m not sure who will be biting whose ear off, but one thing is for sure – Darryn (from what we’ve read) and David both suck at fighting games. Their attempts at topping each other on Twitter and YouTu...

Music in games, is it good or do our memories make it so?

The other evening I was chatting to some friends about the importance of music in video games and the effect those melodies have on us. We ended up debating whether the quality of the music was good, or if we just thought it was that good thanks to the memories we attach to that music. I was of the opinion that the quality of the music was really good, which was enhanced by strong moments or ties ...

Fallout 4 Trailer: 5 Things You Missed

Fallout 4 was announced yesterday along with a trailer showing off the game’s setting. There are tons of hidden secrets in the trailer that you might have missed. I missed these at first because I was crying and my vision was blurred, don’t judge me, I am sure some of you cried too. Here are some things you missed that you should know: 1.Boston Fallout 4 is set in Boston. In case you m...

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