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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

Developed by Beenox and published by Activision, comes Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Initially one would think this is just another tasteless title in the super hero industry, but imagine four different Spider-Man universes blended together in crisp graphics and some really awesome game-play.

The added feature of this title is that each Spider-Man character is voiced individually by Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Dan Gilvezan and Josh Keaton in each respected alternate universe. Another Feature is the different graphic styles represented in each universe to catch the Gamers attention, Beenox sure made this title a colourful beauty.

Let’s get it on like Spider-Kong: Shattered Dimensions is honestly great, with the typical comic book style-storyline we all enjoy from the Marvel Universe. The story revolves around the “Tablet of Order and Chaos” (try saying that in your best James Earl Jones voice) When the tablet is shattered through a intense battle between Spider-Man and Mysterio, it suddenly starts causing problems with various Marvel Universes. This is where the great (Cue Angelic music) Madame Web steps in to intervene. She summons all four Spider-Men to help bring back order, to each universe; by collecting fragments of the shattered “Tablet of Chaos” (James Earl Jones would be so kick-ass for a audio clip right now).

Agility, Strength, Stealth Game-play: The Gamer gets to have control of each Spider-Man character: Amazing, Noir, 2099, and Ultimate in the beginning of the title, which gives a great feel for each Universe. Each character has a very different fighting technique, which adds a fresh feel to the title; a favourite would be the Noir Spider-Man with the ability of stealth and precision timing to execute some really awesome takedowns.

Stealth is awesome, whilst hiding in the shadows the screen turns black and white, which signals to the gamer that they are well hidden from any enemies, whilst in well lit area the screen turns to full colour which indicates you are now visible to the enemy. The game-play of the other Spider-Men involves full fledge raw combat, which mixes and matches close quarters to distance attacks, which really makes the game feel like a new experience once starting with a new character.

The XP system is a nice feature and Gamers can purchase new moves and devastating attacks throughout the game, which really helps with those sticky situations.

The Bad guys: As much as we all enjoy the hero of the game, we also enjoy the villains just as much. Each universe has different villains, which brings a unique challenge as each villain is defeated differently with style and strategy, some of the villains in this epic title include: Kraven The Hunter, Hobgoblin, Doctor Octopus, Carnage and Deadpool to name a few and trust me, these guys are a challenge to defeat.

The wrap up: Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions is honestly a great game to play; it is fun, addictive and has a light sense of humour to it, which picks the game-play up a notch. Gamers will find themselves cracking up to some of really great humour and writing involved in the storyline. Unfortunately with the good must come the bad, on occasion the camera angles can become tedious especially in combat and web-slinging although this can be a slight hindrance to game-play it does not affect it that much.

Conclusion:
Plain and simple…go buy it, it’s great fun and addictive. The different graphic and art styles keep the game fresh.

Predominantly reviewed on Xbox 360.

Darryl Linington

The Overlord, the master, the one who tries to get things done… I think they call it the “Editor-in-Chief”… I may even be cooler than Master Chief, but that remains to be questione

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Review

Get your force on!
The Force Unleashed 2 starts off in true Star Wars fashion, which as a fan of the movies I found very appealing especially when it comes to any title that even resembles a lightsaber, force powers and Jedi mind tricks.

Although my scepticism was fully intact when loading up this title, I asked myself, “Is this title gonna blow or is it gonna hit that little portion of my heart that held Star Wars on a podium for many years?” Truth is… wait for it, wait for it…I personally found The Force Unleashed to be pretty damn fantastic.

Let’s crack on with the story:
As The Force Unleashed 2 begins, the gamer takes control of Starkiller, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader. Vader arrives and explains to Starkiller that he is just a mere clone, (like that’s the first thing you wanna hear after being isolated for 13 days) the first clone to stave off insanity in fact. As memories of Starkiller’s life flood back, doubt is buried deep within Starkillers mind. Starkiller decides that Vader is lying, and makes a desperate attempt to escape to discover the truth about himself and to reunite with Juno Eclipse, Starkiller’s love interest.

Lightsabers, Force powers, mind tricks… what more can you ask for?
Game-play involves some intense combat, sometimes repetitive but still intense. This aint no walk in the park to play through, especially if you start off with a high difficulty setting.

Did I mention Lightsabers? Yes, the weapon of choice for any Star Wars Fan (I secretly wish I owned one) that has followed the movies. It seems to be apparent that Storm Troopers and lightsabers are like Mosquitoes and photo-catalyst mosquito killers. They are just attracted to each other in a way only the force will know. A nice feature of the Force Unleashed 2 is the fact that when you’re striking old Bob the Storm Trooper you can watch his limbs take a trip to the other side of the room, the side where his body may not be.

The force powers are epic! Let us use Bob as an example once again. While Starkiller approaches Bob, Bob’s first reaction is to shoot… right? Although Starkiller has lifted Bob into the air and now has an insane amount of electricity flowing through him. Once charged, Bob is a floating bomb, which when released explodes and takes out Phil, Frank and Rob Storm Trooper. There are various Force powers to be used but my favourite was the Jedi Mind trick, which forces enemies to either throw themselves off a bridge ( yes you Bob) or generally attack any enemy force that is attacking you.
I will not dive too much into detail as the Force Unleashed 2 is just something you have to experience for yourself.

Conclusion:
Although the Force Unleashed 2 is repetitive and may hold some flaws, it is honestly a game where being dark and brutal is fun, any game that involves Lightsabers deserves at least one play through. Down side was a lack of Co-op. I found running around and destroying things (and Bob) truly satisfying. If you are planning on some serious fun destroying Storm Troopers and Darth Vader, I suggest you put the Force Unleashed 2 on your Christmas list.

Predominantly reviewed on Xbox 360.

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5 of the best expansion packs and DLC that graced the world of gaming

Editor: Bracken Lee-Rudolph

DLC and expansions share the sole purpose of adding extra playability to games, but while their ends are the same, often their executions are not. There is much controversy about DLC, specifically Day One or On-Disc DLC which could have been included in the original product, whereas some cry out for the return of expansion packs, which they feel held far much more extra content and appeal than their downloadable counterparts. Despite this, DLC sales sky-rocket, adding to people’s experiences daily and their are certainly some that are far better than others; Here are some of the DLCs I feel stand out:

Old World Blues (Fallout: New Vegas) 
While Fallout: New Vegas was by no means a revolutionary game, the one thing it did exceptionally well was downloadable content. Winning the “Best Downloadable Content” award from Inside Gaming and netting a nomination in the Spike Video Game Awards, Old World Blues was undoubtedly the best DLC for New Vegas. The plot had you follow the attempts of the Courier to reclaim his brain after a botched lobotomy left him alive yet brainless. The brief storyline took the player along the comedic mishaps which eventually lead you to your brain and the side quests and exploration of the DLC location, the Big MT, could last up to 20 hours which is fantastic value for the R95 paid for it.

The Shivering Isles (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)
The Shivering Isles was Bethesda’s way of saying sorry for horse armour, allowing the player access to the realm of Oblivion possessed by Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Insanity. The download/expansion added a whole extra explorable world to the game and with it, an extra storyline and all the extra loot and collectables that come with it. The thing that made The Shivering Isles such an iconic expansion is the nature of the world it added to the game; Sheogorath’s realm was vibrant, irrational and flamboyant as opposed to Cyrodiil’s generally typical RPG cities and locations. Later included in the Oblivion GOTY Edition, which itself is still worth a buy today, The Shivering Isles cemented itself as a legendary DLC.

Peer Review (Portal 2) 
Portal 2 won many people over with its iconic and amusing narrative and engrossing gameplay, especially on the co-op front, where challenges would often test both parties’ skill as well as their logic to the maximum. The Peer Review pack added to this in the form some truly mind-bending extra co-op levels. The pack added about 5-10 hours of gameplay, depending on how quickly you solved the puzzles, but were excellently constructed and added a few of the notorious Glad0s taunts. What truly capped off the excellent performance of this DLC was its price: 100% Free. Need any further motivation?

Secret Armory Of General Knoxx (Borderlands) 
Borderlands was a frenetic, over-the-top, non-stop adrenaline rush of action through about 60 hours for 2 playthroughs, which slapped you around, chased you with guns and left you wanting more. This is where the Secret Armory came in. The Secret Armory was the third of four downloadable add-ons for Borderlands and, in my opinion, the best of them, it was far more difficult than the others barring The Underdome and gave access to new vehicles, a plethora of new enemies, a new area twice the size of Zombie Island and access to the most ridiculously difficult boss battle this side of Dark Souls and the Ur-Dragon, Crawmerax. Now available in the Borderlands GOTY Edition at about R140, there’s almost no excuse to have not tried this out at this point.

The Darkspawn Chronicles (Dragon: Age Origins)
While not the longest, most mind-blowing, largest or even best value for money DLC ever created, The Darkspawn Chronicles was a fantastic piece of DLC because it gave you the “What if?” factor. The premise of the DLC is that your protagonist in Dragon Age: Origins had died in his initiation into the Grey Wardens and the Darkspawn were on the verge of conquering the realm of Ferelden. You were able to find a majority of the NPCs you had travelled and interacted with and kill them, but it also gave some insight into what became of the in-game world and how the characters’ personalities differed from their personalities in your party. Most importantly, it gave you the chance to play as the bad guy, which was a pleasant excursion from your role in the rest of the game.

BONUS: Assassinate The Führer (Sniper Elite V2)
This beautiful piece of DLC was a pre-order bonus, and therefore free to any who ordered the game in advance. It quite simply gave you the opportunity to shoot Hitler (after a short mission through a train station packed with Nazis). The mission itself wasn’t overly difficult on the harder difficulties, although it was by no means easy, and the environment was not huge, but the mission itself gave you the opportunity to shoot a man vilified by a large majority of the world for the atrocities he committed during the course of the Second World War right in his beady little mustache as he flees. Is there any better reason to get your hands on a piece of DLC than that?

These were some of my most pleasant forays into the world of downloadable content, and there are undoubtedly other packs which I either have not had the privilege of using or haven’t mentioned here. Let us know in the comments if there are any DLC or expansion packs which are well worth the money you spent on them!

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

In 1989, a game was released called Prince of Persia (abbreviated as PoP). It introduced an interesting story and awesome gameplay consisting of acrobatics and fight sequences. This 2D action-platform game was only the beginning. It spawned a popular franchise and gained a huge fan base. Over the years, games have been released on multiple platforms such as the PC, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PS2 and even mobile phones. The game evolved from 2D to 3D towards the end of the 90’s, capitalising on the advances in technology. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the latest outing for the franchise.

The story returns to the series created by The Sands of Time and takes place during the seven year gap between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within. The titular character, only known as “The Prince”; returns after his adventure in Azad to visit his brother’s kingdom. Upon his arrival, he discovers that the Royal Palace is under siege (talk about a welcome home party). After a little searching, The Prince finds his older brother, Malik. The two set off in the same direction but on different paths making every effort to defend the palace from the invading forces. In a desperate attempt to save the palace, the two brothers decide to make use of the ancient power of the sand. The Prince then sets off on an adventure that will teach him about leadership and responsibility. Unfortunately the story is quite forgettable but the manner in the way it is told adds a nice touch to the game. The Prince narrates as events take place during the game, which is pretty well done and helps show some of his personality.

The gameplay features fan favourite elements from the original series but also adds some new innovations. As expected, the ability to rewind time is available from the beginning of the game since this takes place after The Sands of Time. However, unlike the 2008’s Prince of Persia; you are able to die. You have a limited amount of chances to rewind time with the sands but it can be replenished by finding blue energy all around the environment. As you progress, more powers can be learned. One power that you unlock is the ability to freeze water and use it to advance through an area. Depending on how the water is situated in the environment, it could be frozen to form a column, a bar to swing on or a wall that could be run across. The new powers spice up the gameplay and force you to think carefully about your next move. The combat portions of the game are very similar to The Sands of Time. So fans will feel right at home. The Prince is able to fight multiple enemies at once. Up to 50 enemies can be on screen, so crowd control is vital to your survival. Also, the ability to block is absent from The Forgotten Sands and there are no Quick Time Events either. Combat is quite easy though, so the absence of these features will not make your gaming experience less enjoyable.

The in game graphics have been very well done. The environments are beautiful and the Prince is looking good. However, the camera did become a bit problematic. It was especially frustrating when there was a fight and the camera swung around behind a column and obstructed the view of the action. The voice acting is excellent. Yuri Lowenthal, who voiced the Prince in The Sands of Time and The Two Thrones, is back in The Forgotten Sands. So expect the charming Prince and not the brash Prince from the 2008’s Prince of Persia. The music is also well done, giving an epic feeling during those huge battles.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is a good game. It’s not as good as The Sands of Time, but it is better than the Prince of Persia from 2008. It has great platforming and good combat. The story could’ve been better and the camera needed work but it is still enjoyable. Fans of the series will love this latest adventure with The Prince.

Predominantly reviewed on Xbox 360.

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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

Developed by Beenox and published by Activision, comes Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. Initially one would think this is just another tasteless title in the super hero industry, but imagine four different Spider-Man universes blended together in crisp graphics and some really awesome game-play.

The added feature of this title is that each Spider-Man character is voiced individually by Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Dan Gilvezan and Josh Keaton in each respected alternate universe. Another Feature is the different graphic styles represented in each universe to catch the Gamers attention, Beenox sure made this title a colourful beauty.

Let’s get it on like Spider-Kong: Shattered Dimensions is honestly great, with the typical comic book style-storyline we all enjoy from the Marvel Universe. The story revolves around the “Tablet of Order and Chaos” (try saying that in your best James Earl Jones voice) When the tablet is shattered through a intense battle between Spider-Man and Mysterio, it suddenly starts causing problems with various Marvel Universes. This is where the great (Cue Angelic music) Madame Web steps in to intervene. She summons all four Spider-Men to help bring back order, to each universe; by collecting fragments of the shattered “Tablet of Chaos” (James Earl Jones would be so kick-ass for a audio clip right now).

Agility, Strength, Stealth Game-play: The Gamer gets to have control of each Spider-Man character: Amazing, Noir, 2099, and Ultimate in the beginning of the title, which gives a great feel for each Universe. Each character has a very different fighting technique, which adds a fresh feel to the title; a favourite would be the Noir Spider-Man with the ability of stealth and precision timing to execute some really awesome takedowns.

Stealth is awesome, whilst hiding in the shadows the screen turns black and white, which signals to the gamer that they are well hidden from any enemies, whilst in well lit area the screen turns to full colour which indicates you are now visible to the enemy. The game-play of the other Spider-Men involves full fledge raw combat, which mixes and matches close quarters to distance attacks, which really makes the game feel like a new experience once starting with a new character.

The XP system is a nice feature and Gamers can purchase new moves and devastating attacks throughout the game, which really helps with those sticky situations.

The Bad guys: As much as we all enjoy the hero of the game, we also enjoy the villains just as much. Each universe has different villains, which brings a unique challenge as each villain is defeated differently with style and strategy, some of the villains in this epic title include: Kraven The Hunter, Hobgoblin, Doctor Octopus, Carnage and Deadpool to name a few and trust me, these guys are a challenge to defeat.

The wrap up: Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions is honestly a great game to play; it is fun, addictive and has a light sense of humour to it, which picks the game-play up a notch. Gamers will find themselves cracking up to some of really great humour and writing involved in the storyline. Unfortunately with the good must come the bad, on occasion the camera angles can become tedious especially in combat and web-slinging although this can be a slight hindrance to game-play it does not affect it that much.

Conclusion:
Plain and simple…go buy it, it’s great fun and addictive. The different graphic and art styles keep the game fresh.

Predominantly reviewed on Xbox 360.

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Blur Review

Shift into gear with a remarkable racing game! If you think your vision is impaired, wait till you play Blur!

Developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision comes a feature packed racing game with a difference.

So what’s the Big Deal?
Blur incorporates real-world cars and locations, with arcade style handling and intense vehicle combat, which is well implemented in this racing title with a difference.

Although the story-line is not so different from the rest of the titles out there, the game-play is well worth experiencing.

Massive attacks and power-ups await the gamer in this fast and exhilarating title, power-ups range from Mines, Shock attacks, Defensive Shields and Nitro speed boosts, which can be collected throughout the race and used all at once, creating some devastating combos to knock the opposition to the curb.

The Racing impact!
While not all the focus should go into the power-ups, Blur does focus on racing which is the most important part of the game. Get ready to face some tough AI in the story-mode which will test your skills on track. Blur is fast and when I say fast, I mean get ready to have an extra set of wet wipes handy to scrape the perspiration off your face as your reflexes will be tested!

Drifting is a nice addition to the game, but will take some getting used to as you sample each unique photo-realistic vehicle that this title has to offer. With some practice you will be flying past the opposition with style, elegance while dropping land mines to further hinder your rivals.

Bizarre Creations’ community-based interface enables gamers to acquire a network of allies, fans and those all important rivals, throwing in a unique personal racing experience that gamers will find truly fresh when it comes to racing games of this genre.

Can I play with my friends?
Blur features a 4 player split screen racing experience, as well as a 20 player online experience which consists of either, competitive or team based racing.

Blur is a game you will want to play online with a host of unlockables which can be acquired while dominating the online community. The online experience is addictive, so don’t think you will be letting go of that control anytime soon, as you will be looking to dominate the opposition over and over again!

Musically in tune?
Blur hosts a selection of artists which set the mood for this fast paced title, these artist include, The Emmy award winning Jacknife Lee, The Crystal method, Coldcut, The Qemists and The Herbalisers.

If these artists are not entirely to your taste, the option to turn off the music is located in the options menu, although they do intensify the racing experience of Blur.

The checkered Flag!
Blur is a great racing game, which is a blast to play.

The intense game-play is complimented by great visuals, especially when blowing away any rivals on course that take you on.

The AI is highly challenging and well worth taking on, although any frustration can be dealt with by dropping the difficulty level.

The online gaming is superb especially in the team-based racing modes, although, going up against 19 other opponents in competitive online racing, can be slightly frustrating at first but once you get the hang of it you will be dominating in no time.

The music has an impact in Blur it brings excitement to the intense racing world around you.

Bizarre Creations’ have definitely hit the sweet spot in this intense title.

Predominantly reviewed on PlayStation 3.

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Red Dead Redemption Review

Ever wanted to be a cowboy? Or even play as one in a video game? Maybe an outlaw robbing banks and jumping on moving trains. Possibly being the sharpshooting hero, eliminating all opponents who decide to challenge you. The setting of the Wild West has been a somewhat neglected one, as not many games have been set during this era. Red Dead Redemption is finally here and the West is going to seem wilder than ever.

You play as John Marston, a former outlaw looking to turn over a new leaf, after the gang he rode with left him for dead. John starts a new life but the government then forces him to track down his old gang and either capture or kill all of them. You might be thinking right now, “How do they force him to do this?” Well, the government has some collateral which will not be mentioned as that just spoils it for those who haven’t played the game. The characters you will end up meeting really drive the story along, although John Marston’s character seems somewhat inclined to help anyone and everyone he meets despite the fact that he has his own problems to deal with. Other than that, the story is great. You will also be able to meet strangers across the vast land that might be in need of some assistance.

Rockstar Games have become the kings of the open world genre after creating the Grand Theft Auto Series (commonly known as GTA). Red Dead Redemption is no exception. Anyone who has played a Grand Theft Auto game will notice that the presentation is very similar in this game. Examples of this are the blips on the mini-map and the conversations between characters on route to their destination. But this is more than just GTA of the Wild West. There is so much to do and so much to see. You can hunt animals and sell their fur, meat and skin in the stores located in towns. People will challenge you to quick draw gun duels where you can teach them a lesson for being too cocky. Bounties will be offered for wanted criminals and you can choose whether to kill them or hand them over to the authorities. You will also be able to lasso and break wild horses so that they may become your trusty steed. Different outfits can also be found that have abilities to assist you with certain situations. Those are only a few of the things you can do. One of the greatest features about Red Dead Redemption is the fact that random people that come up to you and ask for assistance with small tasks. Be it retrieving someone’s stolen horse or saving a woman from being kidnapped.

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The presentation of the game is excellent. Rockstar has really captured the essence of the Wild West. The graphics are some of the best seen and the art style is very nicely done. The characters look great and the horses in motion look very lifelike. However, a few graphical bugs are present but when looking at the entire game, it’s a very small problem.

The audio in the game is just as great as the graphics (Never hurts, right?). The soundtrack has the classic Western music you would expect to hear in a film of the same genre. The voice acting is also top notch and brings the characters to life.

Conclusion:
Overall, Red Dead Redemption really is an excellent game. You have the story but so many other factors to keep you occupied for quite a long time. It offers you so much! A lot of work has gone into the development process. Red Dead Redemption was definitely worth the wait, the story is awesome and so are the characters. Plus it’s just so much fun to play. Red Dead Redemption is a definite must have in any gamer’s collection.

Predominantly reviewed on Xbox 360.

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Gigabyte Star Wars: Battlefront Launch

Star Wars: Battlefront has been highly anticipated by the gaming community for two main reasons: it’s a Star Wars game made by Battlefield developers DICE. What better way to celebrate the launch of the game than with a launch party at the MWEB GameZone M-Cave thanks to Gigabyte.

The evening started off with many a gamer showing up for the launch gathering in the foyer after checking in at the front desk. Just after 6pm once most of the attendees arrived, the guests were welcomed by Desmond Kurz, the digital and gaming manager for MWEB. When asked if everyone was ready to play some Star Wars: Battlefront, the crowd responded with a spirited “Yeah!”.

After the welcome, the guests were led past security to the famous M-Cave where the tables had been set up with PC’s and Xbox One consoles all running Star Wars: Battlefront. Shortly after everyone had been given time to settle in and grab a few snacks, Kurz hopped on on the microphone once again to welcome everyone to the M-Cave. Once the obligatory welcome had been done, Kurz introduced Gareth Woods, the MC for the evening. For those who don’t know, Woods is a local comedian, blogger, gamer and musician. Woods introduced himself and cracked a few jokes to get the crowd warmed up. He then explained the events for the evening and how the competitions would work. Attending gamers could take part in different events in order to better their chances at winning one of the many prizes up for grabs on the night.

Also in attendance at the event was fast-growing online store Loot.co.za, who had quite the pile of Star Wars products including LEGO, games, books and DVD’s. Among the pile of loot (excuse the pun) were three units of the rather limited Fallout 4: Pip-Boy Edition; there was one unit available for each platform. In addition to the Star Wars items and games, Loot.co.za also had a fair amount of Gigabyte products on display. Before the attendees were let loose on the M-Cave, Desmond Kurz called up Marthinus Versfeld, the senior category manager for the store, just to talk about some of the special prices they had specifically for this event. At the end of the night, it seems that their pile of items had shrunk by a fair amount as a result of all the sales made during the course of the evening.

Throughout the evening people socialised, ate some delicious snacks and had some hands-on time with the game. In addition to Star Wars: Battlefront, attendees also had the opportunity to experience VR or Virtual Reality in the form of the Oculus Rift. After trying the device myself, which simulated controlling a mech suit, coming back to the real world was a little disorientating, a sentiment that everyone seemed to share after taking off the device. However, it was still a rather interesting experience.

At the end of the evening there was a prize giving for the attendees who had participated in the relevant events in order to get their names into the draw. One by one, attendees who were lucky enough to have their name drawn from the box, were allowed to select on of the five mystery boxes on display. Each box had a prize ranging from a Gigabyte mouse to an incredible BenQ gaming monitor. Each of the winners walked away with a smile on their faces, even more so the lucky winner who walked away with the monitor. After all of the mystery boxes were opened, one last cardboard box was left untouched. A final draw was done in order to get a winner for the box. After a winner was chosen, the crowd chanted for it to be opened. The box was filled with Star Wars goodies courtesy of the folks at Loot.co.za, with one of the items being a Jedi Bathrobe. Nice!

Aside from the main prizes, all of the cosplayers were given something for the effort put into their costumes. Additionally, everyone who walked through the door was given a goodie bag

Overall, it was an awesome event. Aside from seeing old faces and some new, the Cape Town gaming community got to spend some hands-on time with Star Wars: Battlefront at the M-Cave while enjoying some great food and entertainment. See you at the next event!

Brady Ruiters

Known as Brady Ruiters by day and GuitarDemon by night (Well, on the PSN mostly…) Professional, creative and frank, a self-proclaimed gaming journalist moulded by a passion and fascination for gaming and music, and in turn, taking a crack at shaping the rest of the world with the very same obsession. That, however, remains a trying task.

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Gemini: Heroes Reborn coming soon to Xbox One

Combine superpowers like telekinesis and time travel and become the Hero, Cassandra. Use your skill and wits to battle her way through the enemy-filled secret facility, The Quarry, to save your abducted friend and solve a deep family mystery.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment will serve as the headquarters for everything PlayStation

According to a blog post via The PlayStation Blog, Sony has revealed that it has formed a new company. The new company, which will go by the name Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE), will serve as the headquarters for everything PlayStation.

The blog post revealed that the new company will be located in the United States in San Mateo, California. The company will join the forces of both Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Network Entertainment LLC, combining the strengths and talents of both companies.

The blog post revealed that the formation of SIE will create an even stronger PlayStation. That means an even bigger emphasis on developing pioneering platforms like PS4 and PlayStation VR, world-class games from our World Wide Studios development teams, and innovative network services such as PlayStation Vue.

Darryl Linington

The Overlord, the master, the one who tries to get things done… I think they call it the “Editor-in-Chief”… I may even be cooler than Master Chief, but that remains to be questioned