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Games of 2015 – Xbox One

Hello SA Gamers, it’s a pleasure to be back and bringing you all the best content for 2015 right here on SA Gamer. I hope you all had a good break and festive period, and that it included plenty of games of course. It’s 2015 now and what a year of games we have ahead of us, just in case the end of 2014 wasn’t crazy enough. What better way to kick off the year than with a look at ...

What’s Your Game of Shame?

After that whole Playstation One memory thing from last week’s anniversary it got me thinking. Which game haven’t I played that people continually rave about and I feel ashamed of that I have not even tried it. Now I am not talking about very recent games that I maybe haven’t had a chance to play yet (though that would add to my list even further). I’m referring to classic ...

Now is the time to buy a Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita

Let’s be honest about our current status in South Africa – things just aren’t looking on the bright side. Eskom have confirmed that 2015 is not looking any better. In fact, you’ll be more in the dark than you’ve ever been before and that means that it will affect your PC and console gaming quite a bit. There is a silver lining to this all – handheld gaming. Yes,...

Feature: The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 DLC

Nintendo do things at their own pace, this isn’t a secret. Downloadable content has become a standard in today’s gaming industry but it has taken up until now for Nintendo to fully join the fray. Sure there has been minor DLC updates in the past from Nintendo but the Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 is the first fully-fledged offering… and what an offering it is. The first of the two announce...

What’s Your Favourite PS One Memory?

  With Sony’s Playstation brand currently in the news with its 20 year anniversary it got me thinking about my experience all those years ago with the PS One. It made me wonder what memories stood out when that wonderful grey console finally arrived at my house. There are so many that I could write pages on it, but a few come to mind immediately. The first is the control and how adv...

What game franchise should be brought back to life?

Yesterday Twitter was inundated with tweets via the PlayStation Twitter account by showcasing many of the gone and forgotten PlayStation classics such as Crash Bandicoot, Dino Crisis, V-Rally, TimeSplitters and various other classic titles. It’s of course because of their 20th PlayStation anniversary that they went down memory lane. It got me thinking of all the game franchises that’s ...

What Was Your First Pokemon?

To celebrate the upcoming local release of Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby,  I thought it would be a great time to reflect on the series and think about our first Pokemon.  While it’s not everyone’s cup of tea,  the original games proved to be a home run with people from all over the world. One thing many Pokefans have in common is the memory of their first Pokemon as well as the...

How do you manage your games backlog?

For me it’s sometimes hard to believe that there was a time in my life where I had one game for three months before I could squeeze a whopping R80 out of my mother to buy me one more of those coloured NES knockoff games. Back then I’d dream about a world where I’m all but consumed by games, games and more games. Now I’m there and I long for the day I had one game for three ...

What Games Do You Regret Buying?

I had an interesting internal conversation with myself on the bus trip back home late yesterday afternoon. The gist of it was about all the games I regret buying. Buyer’s remorse is very common, especially when you buy really expensive things, or give in to pressure for others. Then there’s FOMO and the hype train. Both of those are very bad for us gamers as it allows us to fall for ga...

Pre-orders, microtransactions and DLC – the parasites of this industry

The time has come to speak up about the load of BS that’s taking place right in front of our eyes at this very moment. Games as we once knew it is something of the past. The Japanese companies that once owned the world (Capcom, Konami, Nintendo, SEGA and several others) are all struggling in this modern era. Though they’ve tried to adapt to the Western market it’s not quite worke...

Before Blizzcon got underway, Blizzard CEO addressed GamerGate

“Before I go on, I’d like to take a moment to talk about something serious,” Mike Morhaime, CEO and president of Blizzard Entertainment started off Blizzcon 2014. “Over the past couple months, there’s been a small group of people who have been doing really awful things. They have been making some people’s lives miserable, and they have been tarnishing our reputa...

All our Blizzcon coverage, love from Wookiee

By the time you read this, I will be sleeping or in a state of delirium thanks to a lack of sleep. Blizzcon 2014 started at 9pm on Friday night, and as luck would have it I had to be in another province on Saturday. So with less than an hour’s sleep I proceeded to travel 4 hours away to catch fish and attend an early Christmas dinner with family members. But you don’t care about that, ...

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