Eleven days in and we’ve returned to the past. Well, sort of. Ster Kinekor’s back at the frontline, offering up prizes to be won.
All of us are familiar by now with downloadable content, otherwise known as DLC. We fought about it; we cried about it; we rejoiced about it. And finally we just accepted it as part of life. There has been much debate about DLC and, frankly, I’m not going to continue with that debate here. What I do want to rant about, though, is the apparent lack of appreciation from publishers towards their most loyal of fans.
What does this have to do with DLC, you might ask?
Sonic: Lost World released mid-October, which makes this one very tardy review. There are two good reasons for that: first of all, we like to think that the pool of NAG writers is an accurate microcosm of the gaming industry’s audience. Consequently, the number of us who actually own Wii U consoles is minimal – that’s right, I went there. Second of all, those of us who do have access to Wii U hardware were tied up reviewing other things and attempting to meet magazine deadlines, which obviously left poor old Sonic: Lost World on the backburner for a good few weeks. Fret not, because we have finally stretched Sonic’s legs.
Its baaaack! For the last time this year we’re running through our System Builders guide and its running right up in the festive season. So if you’re looking for a kickass rig for a loved one, or a simple system that doesn’t need to play everything with super-high graphics details, this is the guide to look out for. We begin this December with the low-end part of the guide, starting from the lowly R4500 budget stretching all the way to R9000 Hop inside to see what your money can get you this December!
It was only recently that I was introduced to the world of tabletop role-playing games when my friend suggested that we try out Dungeons & Dragons 3.5.
It took us only a short while to get completely invested in the game, and we were ready for multiple game-play sessions. Our biggest problem however, was the fact that our Dungeon Master studies in the Cape, while the rest of our crew lives up in Gauteng.
Being typical nerds, we looked online for solutions to our dilemma, and I will be talking below about the two most useful sites we found.
Day. Ten. Plantronics joins the 26 Days of Giving party today, generously giving us stuff to give you.
Oh goodness me, where did the time go? December has crept up on us with alarming gusto. It reminds me of that Neil Gaiman story, Goliath, where the machines of the Matrix can accelerate time to ensure everybody experiences a common reality. Whatever the reason for this seeming timeslip, 2013 was a great year in the indie scene and heralded several innovative new titles that will resonate with gamers for a number of years to come. With this article I’ll be looking at some of the most noteworthy additions of 2013, and get the list started off right with:
In September, Double Fine revealed that Jack Black and Jennifer Hale were joining the cast of upcoming point-and-click adventure game, Broken Age. Now, they’ve added two more celebrity voice-actors to the cast: Elijah Wood and Wil Wheaton.
Wood has picked up a starring role and will play Shay, the young boy who is one of the game’s protagonists; he’s the one who is trapped on the spaceship that kind of acts like a lifeboat. There’s a reveal promo after the jump that shows off a lot of new footage of the game and provides hints as to what we can expect regarding the plot.
Additionally, Wil Wheaton has picked up the character of Chris the lumberjack who was originally cut from the game but brought back due to fan demand via the game’s official forums. Chris thinks the trees are out to get him, and so he barricades himself in a house. Yep, this is certainly sounding like the quirky adventure games of yore!
It’s that time of year and, because nothing says “Merry Christmas” like killing a dragon with candy-cane weapons, Skyrim is the perfect place to decorate.
GAMES! We’re assuming you play them? Then you should divert the attention of your eyes towards the inners of this post.
Today is the ninth day. On this day, Ster Kinekor generously provides a bunch of stuff that needs winning.
So, Levolution. Every one of these big franchise shooters has to do something to distinguish itself from its predecessors aside from prettier graphics and a couple of new perks and game modes. For Battlefield 4, it’s levolution.
In case you somehow missed EA’s bumbling hype train, levolution is the tragically lame catchphrase used to describe their dynamic multiplayer maps, with various destructible aspects of the environment which can be triggered in order to change the way the level plays. But does it work?
The 2013 VGX award show (formerly the Spike Video Game Awards) took place on Saturday, 7 December, with Grand Theft Auto V walking away with the night’s biggest award: Game of the Year. Other winners included Bioshock Infinite (best shooter), Gone Home (best independent game), and Titanfall (most anticipated game). You can find the full list of winners for all categories (which include categories such as best character and best voice actor) here. Trailers for the show’s usual line-up of world premier reveals, which include some must-see announcements, are after the jump.
On the eighth day, Corex and Razer deliver some sexiness.
DAY SEVEN. Today the lovely bunch of humans over at Megarom have given us some shiny stuff to offer you the chance to win.
Yes, well, can’t say that’s a surprise. The (now totally revealed to be fake) Fallout 4 teaser site that had many people excited for the last few weeks, has been shut down. The countdown timer was supposed to finish on this coming Tuesday. The attention-seeking gits responsible for the website are calling it a Rickroll. Both Pete Hines and Bethesda moved to distance the publisher from this sort of rubbish and have warned people to only believe what Bethesda says through official channels. So I guess everyone should put away their Pip-Boys for now – nothing to see here folks. Move along.