Eskom! Once synonymous with electricity, the name now conjures a perpetual fear of being left in the dark for hours on end with no power to run the appliances that matter – such as computers and gaming consoles. Every other appliance is pretty rubbish really; I mean, who actually uses a stove these days?
Our ever-reliable electricity supplier has been keeping most of South Africa switched off of late. It all has something to do with a coal storage tower collapsing in some now darker corner of our country. The timing couldn’t be worse what with it being the start of the festive season and there being a lot of new games to play. Even though Eskom has said that load-shedding is easing up (and it actually hasn’t been too bad for the last week or so), we always like to have a contingency plan in place for when load-shedding inevitably rears its wretched head once again.
With this in mind, all of us left on NAG Online sat down and compiled a list of games to play that don’t necessarily require electricity. We’re talking mobile games and other titles that can run quite happily on the two hours of battery life your old laptop can still put out. Now when the lights go out, the gaming can continue… until the batteries die at least.