Perception – Indie Game Review

 

 Are you afraid of the dark ? Perception lets you explore a haunted house through the eyes… well ears of a blind girl, trying to uncover it’s mysteries… Here is one I’ve been waiting for a while. So earlier this week Perception released on Steam. For those of you who don’t know, Perception is the debut game by new developer The Deep End Games. The Game The game sees you please as Cassie, a girl exploring a haunted house, and in the process exploring the demons of her own past. Now the twist to the tale is that Cassie is completely blind. As you try to navigate your way through the environment you have to rely on echolocation, think bats, […]

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Werewolf the Apocalypse comes to PC.

Back in October 2015 when White Wolf Studios were acquired by Paradox interactive, we all began wondering if Paradox would start churning out a plethora of branded games in the franchise. Skip to The beginning of 2017, and turns out we were both right and wrong. A new game is coming, but strangely enough it will in fact be developed by Cyanide (Blood Bowl 2, Game of Thrones, Call of C’thulu) and published by Focus Home Entertainment. Those of you who know me will know I adore White Wolf Studio’s Vampire The Masquerade, possibly beyond what you could call healthy levels. However this time round instead of the MMO Vampire the Masquerade, or Bloodlines 2 we were all expecting (read: hoping […]

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A Night with Iron Maiden

And now that the dust has settled -and I have recovered from both a cold and a series of exams- it is time to reflect upon the grand spectacle that has thus far been one of the best nights of my life. (No, we did not sleep together -Ed) It is not often one gets to simply knock a major item off their top bucket list; but recently I did just that. Dreams do come true, and your faithful Wookiee has seen Iron Maiden Live. Years in the making, this is the tale of the greatest of adventures. My love of Iron Maiden started in my early years of high school when a friend lent me his Brave New World […]

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The Dawn of the 3rd Age of 925

Well here we are. It’s officially April, so I’m officially in charge …MWAHAHAHAHA, Bow to me petty mortal peasants…. um… anyway… So as some of you probably know, our glorious leader and overlord -His Divine Shadow- is currently busy on a number of projects expanding our empire, that are keeping him away from the daily articles we’ve all come to know and love. Fear not lovely peoples Wookiee to the rescue. Whilst I do not have the time to post daily, you should be seeing me (and  possibly the odd guest) fairly regularly. Should anyone want to try their hand at the odd article hit me up at alistairew@925rebellion.com, or our social media pages. So who am I you might […]

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Wookiee Wednesday Westwood Wonderment

 

 Hey there kids, come sit round and listen to an old man grumble about the good old days of gaming. You see back before the time of you younglings, there was more to gaming than Call of Duty, DOTA, and World of Warcraft (and their numerous clones that you are now telling me are better for an infinite number of pointless reasons, that are meaningless to anyone but you). One of the absolute highlights of this golden (well I suppose Silver, Gold probably belongs to the NES) age of gaming was Westwood Studios, who until EA sent in their hordes of salesmen to ruin all their franchises, was one of the pinnacles of the industry. Founded in October 1985 (meaning […]

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Has rAge Outgrown Itself ?

 

 rAge is the premier event on the Johannesburg nerd scene, and has been a staple event for tech heads since the early days of my childhood. Initially a purely computer convention, featuring new technology and games that were on the way, it has grown over the years to include so much more. From comic books to cosplay, figurines to geek apparel, rAge truly has come to be the proverbial Mecca of the South African geek and nerd community. But has its grown too much ? Now before you all crucify me, let me clarify my point. I have been sitting here looking through the various posts from rAge, as one usually does after such events. I’ve been going through the […]

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The Neighbours Magical Medievil Fayre, Now with Authentic Rain

 

 Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual Medieval Fayre, hosted by Neighbours. The weekend took off with a mostly welcomed return of the spring rains. Undeterred by all the falling wetness I pushed onward to the adventure. (You and I both know Scotland has two types of weather: Wet and Wetter. Ed) Despite being dreary, drizzling and mud soaked, I was immediately impressed with the turnout at the annual fayre. I surveyed my surroundings, all manner of stalls were there and people buzzed around like bees after mead. After successfully navigating the maze of mud and sludge I came across a series of blacksmiths hammering away, while on the horizon armoured knights were battling away. [youtube id=”vvhQBQpWKH8″ […]

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SOMA

 

 There is no doubting that horror games are all the rage at the moment. From smaller indie masterpieces like Five Nights at Freddy’s to big budget titles like Outlast, everyone wants their piece of the scary pie. Frictional Games are no strangers to the world of horror games, having tasted success with both their Penumbra and Amnesia franchises and their new title SOMA looks set to impress. Set in a remote underwater research facility where things are going horribly wrong, SOMA has you dealing with all kinds of horrors. The game is played from the first person perspective. The visuals are beautiful, giving players a stunning environment to become immersed in. The audio sets the scene with all manner of […]

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Geekfest: a Quest with a Goat

It was a crisp evening as Shadow and  (I) Wookiee strolled along the cosplay soaked fields of Geekfest. Merrily we made our way to the distant lands of archery to harass the the Cave Troll and his fellows at their stand. On the way to our destination we were bought to an abrupt stop upon hearing an alien rumbling in the distance. Carefully we headed in the direction of the bizarre din, and there, emerging from the trees, we encountered a majestic beast. Towering above cosplayer and man, the mighty Hazard Goat wielding his glorious axe of +12 sound. His horns glistening in the setting sun. His large muscular legs wobbling under the immense weight of his weapons of joy […]

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Lee and Tolkien

“I still think Lord of the Rings is the greatest literary achievement of my lifetime” – Sir Christopher Lee on The Fellowship of The Ring. We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Christopher Lee last week. From Dracula to Scaramanga to Count Dooku, there is no doubt the man was a true legend of cinema, not to mention many other things. Fans of fantasy will remember him as the wizard Saruman, head of the white council, in Peter Jackson’s adaption of The Lord of The Rings and Hobbit. There is more to Sir Lee’s involvement with the Tolkien universe than many may realise. [youtube id=”TQVi_DC9HvI” width=”600″ height=”350″] Lee originally auditioned for the role of Gandalf in […]

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