Author: Smangaliso Simelane

Smangaliso is a doctorate student in the Department of Literary Studies in Rhodes University, South Africa. He is an avid fan of video games and loves writing.

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Wholesome Direct 2021 Promises the Comfiest Games

Wholesome Direct 2021 will be taking place on Saturday, 12 June. As usual, the cutest and most feel-good video games will be showcased. You can also expect a host of exclusive footage, and some video game releases during the event. Confirme...

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Erica Review: A Mystery With Many Layers (PC)

After spending some time as a PS4 exclusive, Erica has made its way onto PC. As an interactive movie game it excels in combining good cinematography with the interactivity of video games to present a captivating thriller whose ending you ca...

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Uncharted 4 May Be Receiving a PC Port

A presentation by Sony suggests that Uncharted 4 is next up on its list of exclusives that will be getting a PC port. The company has been making its presence on the PC market with AAA titles such as Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn with muc...

Ranking the Tomb Raider Trilogy Reboot Games.

Ranking the Tomb Raider Trilogy Reboot Games

With all the installments in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy out, it is the perfect time to rank these great games. They bring back the familiar fun of the series, and each title provides something special and unique. The reboot takes Lara's...

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New Peppa Pig Game Announced

A brand new game based on Peppa Pig has been announced. Titled My Friend Peppa Pig, it is set to release on PlayStation, Xbox and PC in 2021. Peppa Pig is the most beloved farm animal among preschoolers and parents alike. Gamers will get to...

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The Last of Us Part II Gets PS5 Patch

The Last of Us Part II has received the long-awaited PS5 upgrade patch. This update allows the game to run at 60 frames-per-second and with enhanced resolution. You can also expect faster load times. It can be downloaded for free. Released...

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Wreckfest Review: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Wreck ‘Em (PS5)

Wreckfest, an intense vehicular combat game by Bugbear, has leapt into the next-gen with its PS5 upgrade. Newcomers will certainly enjoy the mayhem and chaos it brings to derby racing. However, those who are already familiar with the game m...

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Returnal Debuts With Great Reviews.

Returnal Debuts With Great Reviews

Returnal has debuted with a score of 86 on Metacritic, pointing to fantastic reviews for this anticipated title. It is the latest release from Housemarque. The PS5 exclusive is a sci-fi roguelike that has you fighting to stay alive in const...

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Making Sense of Trico: The Last Guardian’s Misunderstood Hero

To better understand why The Last Guardian's Trico clicked with some gamers and annoyed others, this article will explore the story behind the beast to see what makes it tick. Although a somewhat polarizing figure, Trico is a unique element...

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How Bend Studio Turned Days Gone From a Mess to a Masterpiece

Bend Studio managed to take Days Gone from a rocky launch and turn it into a must-play masterpiece for the PS5. If you pick up Days Gone today, you might wonder why it received such lukewarm reception from critics. However, behind this game...

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Video Game Adaptation of Laid-Back Camp Anime in the Works

Japanese video game developers Mages are set to release a video game adaptation of Laid-Back Camp, an adorable anime about camping in Japan's peaceful countryside. No release date has been given, or details of what platforms it is being dev...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Upgrade Arrives

The latest upgrade to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 brings the hit title to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S with a host of welcome improvements. Both versions introduce a number of visual and framerate upgrades, while the PS5 version integrates the ...

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Ranking the 4 Worlds of Astro’s Playroom

In this list, the worlds of Astro's Playroom get ranked from worst to best. Astro's Playroom is a free PlayStation 5 game developed by Asobi Team. It introduces the world to the the features of the DualSense controller while taking you on a...

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Metal Gear Solid V and The Last of Us Part II: Two Tales of Revenge

Both Metal Gear Solid V and The Last of Us Part II are games that deal with the effects of violence and the consequences of pursuing revenge. Although they tackle these themes differently, they both complicate notions of justice and blur th...

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Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo Still PS5 Exclusives Despite Microsoft’s Acquisition of Bethesda

A Bethesda spokesperson has recently reconfirmed that their acquisition by Microsoft will have no impact on the timed exclusivity deal Deathloop has with Sony. Both Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo, published by Bethesda, are set to be one ye...

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Destroy All Humans! Gets Patched for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

PS5 and Xbox Series X players will be happy to know that Destroy All Humans! has received update 1.08 which adds performance updates for next-gen consoles. This includes unlocked framerates on the PS5 and improved resolution and detail on t...

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Life is Strange and the Value of Friendship

Life is Strange is a story-based game featuring Max Caulfield, a young student who learns she has the ability to rewind time. She uses both her natural and supernatural abilities to help her friends deal with life's hardships and, in doing ...

Sony's Play at Home Initiative Returns With Ratchet and Clank.

Sony’s Play at Home Initiative Returns With Ratchet and Clank

Sony's Play at Home initiative is giving away plenty of free goodies to make staying indoors during a global pandemic more bearable, starting with Ratchet and Clank (PS4) in March. Sony will also be offering a trial subscription to Funimati...

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Hideo Kojima’s Upcoming Book, The Creative Gene, Will Be Translated to English

Hideo Kojima's book, The Creative Gene, will be translated to English by VIZ Media. The book explores the movies, music and literature that have inspired Kojima and led to his many innovations in the realm of video games. The Creative Gene ...

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Joel and Ellie Have Been Cast for The Last of Us HBO Series

Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal have been cast as Ellie and Joel in the upcoming HBO television adaptation of The Last of Us. The series will be written and produced by Craig Mazin and the pilot episode will be directed by Kantemir Balagov. N...

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Disco Elysium Team Discusses Upcoming PlayStation Port

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in March 2021. Disco Elysium writer Justin Keenan recently gave a bit of background information on the development process of the PlayStation port, and what new conte...

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Xbox and PlayStation See Record Breaking 2020 Sales

Both the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5 report record breaking sales since launch. By December 2020, the PS5 had shipped 4.5 million units. Although Microsoft is not disclosing sales figures, CEO Satya Nadella claims that the launch ...

EA Is Making College Football Games Again

EA Is Making College Football Games Again

EA has announced that they will return to making college football games. There has not been an EA college football game since 2013 due to legal issues. However, EA has taken steps to ensure that they avoid past pitfalls. Electronic Arts, ...

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Resident Evil Village Showcase Coming on the 21st of January

A showcase for Resident Evil Village will take place on the 21st of January 2021. The showcase will feature an extended trailer which will show off the gameplay and world of Resident Evil Village. The highly anticipated game is the sequel t...

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God of War Ragnarok Will Appear on PS4 and PS5, Says Former Series Director

David Jaffe, former God of War director, has speculated that the upcoming Santa Monica Studio game, God of War Ragnarok, will be released on both PS4 and PS5. He makes this prediction based on his own experience, but also assures gamers tha...

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The Last of Us Part II Snags Over 200 Game of the Year Awards

The Last of Us Part II has received the honor of earning over 200 Game of the Year awards. This amazing achievement has not been seen since Santa Monica Studio's God of War in 2018. Awards received by The Last of Us Part II come from both c...

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits Will Be Making Good Use of the PS5 DualSense Controller

Kena: Bridge of Spirits will take advantage of the DualSense's features, including haptic feedback for Kena's abilities and adaptive triggers which will allow you feel the tension in Kena's bow. Developed by Ember Lab, Kena: Bridge of Spiri...

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A History of PlayStation’s Portable Consoles

Always ambitious, Sony has released several portable consoles that are worth analyzing due to their impact on gaming. Although all eyes are on the recently released PlayStation 5, Sony has also had an interesting history in the portable mar...

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Cyberpunk 2077 Receives Glowing Reviews

The PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 has received a debut score of 91 on Metacritic, a review aggregator site. Many reviewers praise Cyberpunk 2077's open world which is filled with activities and memorable characters. However, reviewers do not...

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Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer Will Be a Standalone Product

Cyberpunk 2077's multiplayer portion has been described as a "standalone product" as opposed to a "mode" by CD Projekt Red. The multiplayer aspect of the game also has its own independent team working on it and is unlikely to see a 2021 rel...

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Nominations for The Game Awards 2020 Have Been Announced

The Game Awards 2020 nominations have been announced. The Last of Part II and Hades lead the pack with 10 and 9 nominations respectively. The Game Awards have also added a new category, Innovation in Accessibility, for video games that acco...

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Microsoft Will Not Be Disclosing Xbox Series X/S Sales Figures

Phil Spencer has revealed that Xbox will not be disclosing the sales figures of the Series X/S. This is in response to a rapidly changing gaming market where hardware sales figures are not the most important numbers any longer. Instead, Mic...

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A Brief History of Hideo Kojima: The Making of Homo Ludens

Hideo Kojima is a video game auteur who has made significant contributions to the history of video games. Known primarily for the Metal Gear series, Hideo has changed the way we understand video games and their potential as an art form and ...

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Haven Receives Release Date for PS5

Haven has received a release date of December 3 for PS5. It will also be coming to PS4 in 2021. Developed by The Game Bakers, Haven is an adventure RPG that can be played co-op or solo. It follows the adventures of two lovers who explore a ...

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These Are the Entertainment Apps That Will Be Available on PS5 at Launch

Sony has confirmed a list of entertainment apps that will be available on the PS5 at launch. All the most popular streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify are listed, as well popular video game streaming apps such as Twitch. In additi...

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Top 4 Puzzle Games for Beginners

These 4 puzzle games are perfect for beginners who want to be eased into the genre. Some involve numbers, others shapes and some a bit of abstract thinking. If you have ever been curious about puzzle games, but found them too daunting, star...

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Latest NBA 2K21 Trailer Showcases What the Next-Gen Consoles Will Be Capable of

NBA 2K21 is one of the first games coming to next-gen consoles and the latest trailer is an impressive demonstration of the graphical quality we can expect. The level of detail on show is phenomenal and makes the current-gen version of NBA ...

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Both Next-Gen Consoles Will Allow You to Delete Unwanted Sections of Games

Both Sony and Microsoft have stated that their next-gen consoles will give you the option to delete unwanted sections of a game. This is good news, as large games taking up storage space has been the bane of current-gen gaming. Flexible ins...

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New Need For Speed Game Teased – Will It Be Hot Pursuit Remastered?

The official Need For Speed website has teased fans with a countdown for a new game announcement on the 5th of October. Many have speculated that the new title will be Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered. Recent leaked screenshots seem t...

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More Info Revealed on PS5 Exclusive Returnal

Developed by Housemarque, Returnal is an upcoming sci-fi exclusive planned for the PlayStation 5. More info has been revealed on this mysterious "rougelike" third-person shooter. The protagonist is Selene, a space pilot stranded on an alien...

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