Great Geek Collective!

 

 Today we speak to Dina Steyn, one of the heads of the Great Geek Collective. Where did you get the name? Finding a name for the Great Geek Collective’s (GGC’s) con was tricky. We asked people to submit names and then had a vote. The funniest suggestion that didn’t make it was “PretCon”. G²C² is short for Great Geek Collective Convention. How long has it been running? G²C² is in its first year. Its forgoer, Upcon (University of Pretoria Convention) was in its late teens. We chose the theme “Phoenix Rising” to symbolise and celebrate the con’s rebirth as G²C². What’s the history of it? Upcon was traditionally hosted by Tuks Krygspel Vereniging (TKV), a Tuks student society. I first […]

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Destiny.

 

 Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, this September, Destiny is set to blow minds and hearts. Set in an open world, this post-apocalyptic mythic-science fiction FPS game revolves around the “Guardians” the last defenders of the scattered and divided human race. They are tasked with investigating and eliminating threats, posed by various creatures and alien factions, to the last human city. The game combines classic FPS style with a splash of MMO, thus giving the player access to various classes, tech trees, skills, upgrades and so much more. [youtube id=”y2Jx5__c1lY” width=”600″ height=”350″] The game was developed by Bungie. (Halo, Myth.) and features a lot of Haloesque elements, such as epic weapons and interesting vehicles. [youtube […]

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Dark Souls 2

 

 The release to the long awaited Dark Souls sequel is just around the corner and I, for one, am looking forward to it with bated breath. The battle dynamic has changed a bit from the original with some new moves thrown in. The new environment you find yourself in also has some added areas which can only be explored with a torch and “Magic Stones” which can be placed in statues scattered throughout the world which will have random effect depending on the area you’re in. The in-game graphics have been upgraded significantly since the release of Dark Souls, and so have the enemies. If you were thinking of killing a monster trapped in a room, forget it. He will […]

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Final Fantasy XV.

 

 “Outside the dream world, life can be harsh, even cruel, but it is life.” – Final Fantasy X. Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the 15th installment of the Final Fantasy series is, by far, the most breath taking and magnificent of the franchise thus far. [youtube id=”ljtEg1VOVag” width=”600″ height=”350″] The story takes place in an ultramodern city state, Lucis, which is surrounded by various Medieval type nations. The reason for Lucis’s superiority? A Cold War fought for powerful crystals, all of which were either lost or claimed by Lucis. Since the end of the war, the world has been at peace… for now. Taking close to eight (8) years to complete this action-adventure-RPG title looks set to dominate […]

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Steven Tu.

 

 Today we speak to a master of all geek trades. Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? Hi! My name is Steven Tu, and I make games. Before that, t-shirts. Before that, Otaku magazine. Before that, I kicked ass at Tuks in BA: Information Design. Then, please hum with me to the tune of *My Favourite Things:* Gundams, Evangelions and Lars A in Tekken Super Nintendo and my iPad and iPhone Brown suits and brown shirts and brown pants and shoes These are a few of my favorite things 🙂 Android Netrunner and BSG the boardgame Cut-throat deception and lying for my own gain Stabbing friends in the back and taking their loot Only in games will […]

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Elder Scrolls Online.

 

 “I was born 87 years ago. For 65 years I’ve ruled as Tamriel’s emperor. But for all these years, I’ve never been the ruler of my own dreams. I have seen the gates of Oblivion, beyond which no waking eye may see. Behold, in darkness a doom sweeps the land. This is the 27th of Last Seed, the year of Akatosh, 433. These are the closing days of the 3rd Era…and the final hours of my life.” “Whats this,” I hear you say, “a new Elder Scrolls game? It’s online, even?” To which I would reply: “You bet your lucky gamer ass, sir/lady.” “Ta! Come see me again, or I’ll pluck your eyes out! Hahahaha!” Where to start? The character […]

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THIEF.

 

 “Felix, always helpful, also said that the catacombs are supposed to be haunted. Think I’ll go make some inquiries about where a ‘heretic’ like me can get some holy water. Always go prepared….” -Thief: Dark Project. Today is the day that the new Thief video-game is being released; and I must say I’m very excited. The Thief franchise, for the six of you who know nothing, is an FPS-Stealth game in which you play as the legendary thief, Garrett. Garrett has received specialist training and has access to all sorts of fancy toys and gadgets to help him fight and steal his way through an engrossing Steampunkesque-Fantasy world. “I know not why you oppose me. In one act, I will […]

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Octodad: The Dadliest Catch, Your Life is Now Complete

 

 “What if you were stuck trying to drive your own body?” Games can be classified into many genres, but now I present what might possibly be gaming’s first slapstick comedy: Octodad: The Dadliest Catch! “Blub blub blub” -Octodad. Developed by a group of students from DePaul University,Octodad started as a free game in 2010 and many of the people involved then became part of Young Horses Inc – which developed Octodad: Dadliest Catch! via Kickstarter funding. The premise of the game is simple enough: you are an octopus living secretly amongst humanity. Your (initially unknown) mission requires that you go through the day to day rigmarole of life as a human – undertaking tasks such as making a cup of […]

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