Comic-Con Africa brings the mighty Comic-Con to South Africa.

Comic-Con Africa Logo
 

 Greetings to all you sexy peoples. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Comic-Con Africa, so as you would expect here is me being all excited and writing about it. Much like every media institution in the country is probably doing this week. Comic-Con Africa has been brought to our shores by ReedPop, who themselves are no strangers to organizing Comic-Con’s all over the world, in collaboration with Telkom VS Gaming. Now Geek/Nerd pop culture related conventions are nothing new to South Africa. Geekfest, rAge, and Icon among others come to mind, but a big international event like Comic-Con Africa is a whole new level for us. So how did it go ? I’ll admit I was initially […]

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Wookiee’s Top Trailers From E3 2018

E3 2018

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it is better known, is the pinnacle event of the gaming community. Here all the developers hope to wow us out of our hard earned cash, with big flashy trailers for their upcoming titles. Titles that usually never come even close to looking like what was promised. But the great Dilbert has long taught us salesmen are scum who shouldn’t be trusted. Anyway, until our hopes are dashed, here are my top 6 picks from E3 2018. Note there are tonnes of big upcoming games, and this little article only covers a small few. They aren’t even the biggest or most anticipated. Simply the ones that most caught my attention. Fallout 76 The […]

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Geekfest 2018, a Wild Joshe Investigates

Geekfest
 

 For a fair amount of time now, Geekfest has been a staple on the South African convention calendar. A Day or two of fun for all factions of the geek world. I’ve been attending since 2012ish. Unfortunately, of late the dates always clash with my exam timetables. Luckily I have attained a minion of Joshe, although he isn’t quite as yellow as to be up to spec for official regulations. No matter we make do, perhaps I can organise some neon yellow spray paint or some such. Meanwhile enjoy the wild adventurings, and slightly mad ramblings of the Joshua – Ed Geekfest 2018 a roaring success Events, festivals or gatherings these days can boast many things. Size, quantity and vulgar […]

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Fallout comes to Johannesburg, Organosphere Prieview

Organosphere
 

 Now I quite highly suspect a vast majority of our readers are familiar with the Fallout game series. Considering, behind music, gaming is one of our most covered topics. Less so might be as familiar with Johannesburg. Our demographics are rather spread all over the world after all. I, however, know it quite well and happen to live only about 30 or so minutes from the CBD. So you can imagine my excitement at the discovery of an upcoming indie game, set within the very heart of a post-apocalyptic Johannesburg. Or Johazardusburg as the game fictionalises it. Organosphere has been 5 or so years in development and aims to come out fully at the end of this year to early next year. […]

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Looking Back at Game Dev Tycoon

Game Dev Tycoon
 

 I know I’m late to the party here. But alas I’m a mere mortal and don’t know everything automatically. At least I did recently have the joy of discovering the Gem that is Game Dev Tycoon. Although Tycoon style games aren’t as common nowadays, the genre is a staple of my childhood. and I’m glad to see indie gaming scene bring it back.Game Dev Tycoon is best described as a video-game-publishing-company simulator. In line with this, you start as the sole programmer in your garage in the eighties. From these humble beginnings, you must build up into a publishing powerhouse. As you make progress you can buy an office, hire minions, research projects, and other such activities. all the while constantly […]

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Curse of Tristram: Diablo II is unofficially back and looking better than ever.

Curse of Tristram logo

Diablo II is easily one of my ultimate classics in gaming. I’ve easily spent more time on it than any other game, possibly most of them combined even. I had hundreds of different characters, trying each class in multiple configurations. Now I know Diablo III is out and all the rage, but… lets face it. It’s no Diablo II. If like me you’re craving the old nostalgia days I may have found what you’re looking for. Behold The Curse of Tristram: Destructions End. The Curse of Tristram is a mod for Star Craft II currently being developed by egod123. Development started around 2014, and is still underway. This project aims to recreate DiabloII: The Lord of Destruction in the Star […]

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Mutant Football League, the Return of Mutant League in all its Gory Glory

Mutant Football League
 

 Those of you older to remember the early games of home consoles might remember the Mutant League series for Sega Genesis. While Mutant league Hockey was probably the more well known game, Especially to those of us in the “Outside US” market, Mutant League Football was the first game of the series. Throwing you in command of teams of aliens, skeletons, and ogres duking it out on the football field. The players were armed, the fields were full of traps, and the rules were only loosely followed. It was glorious. Mutant Football League aims to take us back. Mutant Football League is the result of a Kickstarter campaign, that I sadly didn’t hear about at the time or I probably […]

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Looking back at the SideWinder Dual Strike

SideWinder Dual Strike
 

 Nowadays any idiot with a gaming computer can just connect up an Xbox controller. And most can even link a Playstation one without too much effort. But back in the day Gamepads for PC weren’t very common. If you were really lucky you could get a nice joystick. Unfortunately those only really worked for vehicle simulation type games. Also being the nineties, FPS games hadn’t yet become popular on consoles due to their lack of a mouse. Clearly, there was a market for an FPS friendly joystick. Enter the Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike. It was designed like a large gamepad but with a joystick axis in the middle, allowing the right side of the controller to rotate and move the […]

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SimAnt – The Perfect Game

SimAnt

Remember the good old days of gaming? Before micro-transactions, before loot boxes, before EA. Modern day gaming is a business. Especially under big corporations like EA. But back in the eighties and nineties developers were just passionate tech heads. One such developer was Will Wright. Before his company Maxis was assimilated into EA’s evil empire, they specialised in making simulation-based games. Simcity and the Sims probably being the two best-known franchises. Lesser known, but infinitely great was 1991’s SimAnt. Impressively detailed and accurate. Especially by the standards of early nineties computing capabilities. SimAnt throws you as the collective intelligence behind a colony of black ants. Starting in a suburban backyard you must grow and spread your way across the yard. […]

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