Editor’s note: Yes, we know, this review is INCREDIBLY late. WE’RE SORRY. Except we’re only kind of sorry, because here’s the thing:
Shortly after the launch of CODBLOPS 4, the game’s new Blackout mode completely fell over in certain regions, including our own. As in, no-one in South Africa could access Blackout at all for a few weeks. And given that Blackout is Call of Duty’s first rodeo with battle royale, it’s a Pretty Big Deal. So! We decided to hold off on reviewing the game (i.e. telling you whether or not it’s worthy of your cash) until we could be absolutely sure that Blackout is stable again. It felt wrong to tell you whether or not you should spend your hard-earned moneys on the game when one third of its game modes wasn’t exactly functional.
We’re pretty sure Blackout is all good now though, and local players can finally get into games of this new mode. So, like, yay! HERE, HAVE A REVIEW.
About a month ago, I had the opportunity to try out the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX motherboard, and was impressed and (still!) in awe of what ASRock managed to put together with it. In fact, as far as standout motherboards over the last year or so are concerned, I think the Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX, along with the ROG Maximus X Apex, are by far the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of using.
That said, not everyone is willing to live with the sacrifices such motherboards require in terms of connectivity, expansion possibilities, and – most importantly – DRAM capacities. Even more so if you don’t care about or need uncompromised performance, but want to keep all the bells and whistles which typically come with high-end full ATX/E-ATX motherboards. This is where the Taichi Ultimate goes about its business in a different, better manner. The truth is not many motherboards at this price point actually live up to the promises made on the box and marketing material – but every now and then, you’ll find one that does. Like the Taichi Ultimate.
I would apologise for the headline, but I’m not sorry. For this week’s Mosh Pit it’s a short one because literally everyone has a sale going on and digging out interesting things for this week’s piece would take far too long. Instead, I’ve linked every Black Friday sale for today or throughout the weekend that you might want to check out, including Vodacom’s very good deals on smartphones that they’re clearing out of inventory.
My mom was convinced up until my mid-20s that video games would turn me into a serial killer – and that was with the low-poly quality of games on the PS1 and PS2. I can only imagine what she’d have thought if she’d seen me playing a game of Hitman 2’s graphical fidelity back then. But it’s okay, mom. I’m not a serial killer. Not in real life, anyway.
You know that Captain America meme? This one. Okay, and now for the purposes of providing some context for this week’s dramageddon, this one too. And you’re thinking, “But Tarryn, it’s Telkom. What did you expect?”
I mean, Telkom and gross bureaucratic incompetence are more or less synonymous by now. It’s true because it’s on Urban Dictionary. But then there’s me, telling people that I’d cancelled my obsolete fixed line account in January when I swapped from ADSL to fibre, got confirmation from Telkom, my line was subsequently disconnected, no problem, submit the form online like me, totally easy-o-rama, dunno what’s up with yours, sucks to be you, omg, but I’m sorted, lol?
Timewarped badges are a special World of Warcraft currency that can only be spent about one week every month during Timewalking events. These badges can be used to buy mounts, companions, toys, heirlooms, and even reputation, so they’re incredibly useful. As the most recent Timewalking event draws to a close, I’ve come to realise the most common way to earn Timewarped badges – running Timewalking dungeons – is possibly also the worst way.
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