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In life and gaming, remember to pause

With the heart-wrenching news this morning of the untimely passing of a legend, Robin Williams, once again us ordinary mortals left behind are reminded of something. Something we really don’t like to think of, but that we, in all honesty, need to be reminded of from time to time. Time is fleeting. We moan and gnash our teeth at how little time we have to finish our massive backlog of games, ...

Why is cross-platform gaming still a problem in 2014? I’m tired of this crap

It’s something that’s bugged me for quite some time quite honestly. About three weeks ago I posted a news piece on why Destiny will not support cross-platform gaming. Then last week I was discussing a Call of Duty session online with a friend and, because we own different platforms, we were denied that privilege. So why the f#$k do we still have to live with this incompatibility in 201...

Is Evolve Still Flying Under Your Radar?

We did a post the other day showcasing one of the monsters from Evolve in a trailer, and there was some feedback in the comments suggesting a bit of disinterest in the game. It got me wondering whether this is a common conception around the gaming circles or is it limited to a few people? Now with the delay to 2015 it might perhaps fall more in line with your buying schedule. Personally, I didn’t ...

Do you replay your games?

It’s obvious that this post has been inspired by the re-release of The Last of Us. Being, quite possibly, my favourite game of all time the remastered version has been the perfect excuse for me to play a game which I finished just over a year ago, again. That’s something that probably would never have happened otherwise, which justifies my reasons for the double dipping. It did get me ...

Did you know these Trivia Tidbits? Vol.2

FINALLY. The barren game void known as “July” is over. We hope you spent the past month catching up on some of your backlog titles because things are going to start getting busy as far as game releases go. It’s Friday after all so let’s take a look at some gaming trivia to ease us into a weekend filled with plenty gaming. It is only possible to press a button on a game cont...

When Should You Play The Last of Us DLC, Left Behind? (Spoiler Free)

The Last of Us: Remastered releases this week and as everyone knows, it does contain all the DLC included into one package. Of all the DLC, only one piece of it focuses on the single player experience, and that is the Left Behind DLC. Now with the game coming out there seems to be a bit of confusion around when this should be played, let me clear this up for you. First off, let me just say that th...

A trip down memory lane: Best Retro Songs Ever!

Just a little while ago on Twitter and Facebook we asked you what you regarded as the best soundtrack of all time. Being a bit of a retro nut I turned to some oldschool songs. It’s perhaps the moments of nostalgia in the below tunes that will trigger a memory of a certain point in your life. They’re as great as they’ve ever been. If you’ve got some other tunes that brings b...

Annoying Characters In Video Games

Many of us play video games for their bold and dramatic stories and, sometimes, connect with their fantastically well-written characters. However, not every game is perfect, and many of them have characters we love to hate. Video games are filled with annoying characters, bosses and teabagging players. We’ll never get rid of annoying characters, so we might as well name and shame a few of them. He...

Halo: The Master Chief Collection: You NEED It!

Kyle and I were discussing the Halo games just yesterday. He has never really played much of them for whatever reason, whereas I am a huge fan of the series. I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to counter my Sony fanboy tag from last week. As things stand I still have my original Xbox copies of Halo 1 and 2. I have Halo Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4, so yes I am a fan. It got me wo...

Why The World Needs The Last of Us: Remastered

It’s a bit of a running joke here at SA Gamer around just how obsessed I am with The Last of Us. It’s even gone as far as me being called the Sony fanboy (I suppose having a PS4, PS3, Vita, Sony sound system, Sony TV and now a Sony phone doesn’t help the cause) [Ed – Do we really need more evidence?]. If someone mentions TLOU I don’t shut up about it. I just can’t help myself but get excited...

Things Mass Effect 4 MUST and MUST NOT Have!

Based on the post yesterday around the Mass Effect 4 survey the developers are sending out, it got me thinking what kind of things I would really like to see in the new Mass Effect game. Of course there were mentions of threesomes yesterday (thanks ?) and that goes without saying, but there are a few other things I hope it has such as the following (Note: I have not yet finished ME3 *flamesuit ON*...

Top 5 ‘WTF were the developers smoking?!’ moments in games (R18)

When it comes to the games industry the idea of pushing boundaries is not an uncommon occurrence. Controversy in gaming is nothing new. It all started way back with Mortal Kombat that saw the implementation of the ESRB in the US and later PEGI in the UK. We’ve seen it happen in many games, but there are times when we have to question WTF was going on in their heads when they created certain ...

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