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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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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...

The Last Of Us Tabletop Game Is Coming Soon

The Last Of Us Tabletop Game Is Coming Soon

A tabletop version of The Last of Us has been announced. The Last of Us: The Board Game will be made in partnership with CMON who are responsible for adaptations of other PlayStation games such as Bloodborne and God of War. The announcement...

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Sony Had Considered A Lower Spec PS5, Says PlayStation CEO

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has recently revealed that Sony had considered making a lower spec PS5 much like the Xbox Series S. However, he is adamant that gamers want future-proofed consoles and that making a lower spec PS5 would be problemat...

Borderlands 3 Getting Free Next-Gen Upgrades

Borderlands 3 Getting Free Next-Gen Upgrades

Borderlands 3 will be receiving free upgrades for next-gen consoles. Not only will the game be compatible with the upcoming PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but it will also introduce 3 and 4 player split-screen. 4K 60FPS wil...

More Info On Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Revealed

More Info On Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Revealed

More info has been revealed about Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the upcoming third-person adventure game developed by Ember Lab. It follows the story of Kena, a guide who helps spirits find a peaceful end. Although the game will be available on ...

Nintendo’s First Portable Console Gets A Remake

Nintendo is set to release a remake of the Game & Watch, its first ever portable gaming system. This gaming system will come with a few tweaks to help it fit into the contemporary gaming scene and will feature the original Super Mario Bros....

PS5 Pre-Orders Begin - But There's A Catch

PS5 Pre-Order Process Begins – But There’s A Catch

Sony has began its first stages of the pre-order process for the PS5. However, there are a few rules in place and only one console will be permitted per PSN ID. Despite pre-orders for PS5 being underway, there has still been no confirmation...

B Is For Boy: God Of War Children's Book Is Coming In September

B Is For Boy: God Of War Children’s Book Coming In September

Go on a Nordic adventure while learning the ABC's in a book based on 2018's God of War! B Is For Boy is a book adaptation of God of War that hopes to offer beautiful illustrations and educational value. It is set to be released on the 1st o...

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Developers Reveal How Upcoming Games Will Use The DualSense’s Features

Recently, game developers have been outlining how the DualSense's innovative features will be used in upcoming games. Adaptive triggers and haptic feedback will add a new dimension to gaming and add an extra layer of immersion to the experi...

3 Reasons We Play Difficult Video Games

3 Reasons Why We Play Difficult Video Games

Let's detail 3 reasons we play difficult video games no matter how many times players suffer a virtual death. While it may seem counter-intuitive, difficult video games offer a unique kind of fun and provide experiences that stay with you l...

Naughty Dog Announces Major Update For The Last of Us Part II

Naughty Dog Announces Major Update For The Last of Us Part II

Naughty Dog has announced an update to The Last of Us Part II that will add several new features to the game. Most notably, the update will include a gruelling Grounded difficulty and a permadeath feature that will give death so much more w...

Horizon Zero Dawn Comic Released

Horizon Zero Dawn Comic Book Released

Issue #1 of the Horizon Zero Dawn comic book series has been released and it is everything fans could have wanted. It showcases a new machine and expands on the world of Horizon Zero Dawn. The comic book series sees the return of Aloy, but ...

Top 4 Characters Voiced By Ashly Burch

Top 4 Characters Voiced By Ashly Burch

These are the 4 greatest characters voiced by Ashly Burch. From first-person shooters to action RPGs, Ashly Burch has lent her voice acting talents to a wide array of video games. The following 4 characters represent highlights in Ashly Bur...

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PS5 Outpaces Xbox Series X In Polls For Next Gen

Recent polls have the PS5 leading ahead of the Xbox Series X. In several polls conducted by different websites, gamers chose the PS5 as their favored console for the next generation. However, that is no reason to count the Xbox Series X out...

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Destroy All Humans! Remake Gets Lukewarm Reception on Metacritic

The 2020 remake of Destroy All Humans! has received mixed reviews. Many critics on Metacritic praise Destroy All Humans! for being a faithful remake, and for the fun that can be had wreaking havoc and destruction. However, some critics were...

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GTA Online and Red Dead Online Will Receive Major Updates In 2020

Rockstar Games has announced big updates for Red Dead Online and GTA Online. These updates will include new Heists for GTA Online, and a number community-requested features and fixes for Red Dead Online. The first of the updates will be rol...

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Rocket League Will Soon Be Free-To-Play

Rocket League will soon be free-to-play. The game will also receive a major update, and will be moving from Steam to Epic Games Store. Long-time players will receive plenty of rewards. This is good news to anyone with an interest in playing...

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Ghost of Tsushima Well Received On Metacritic

With the release of Ghost of Tsushima on the horizon, critics with early review copies have began sharing their thoughts on Sucker Punch’s latest offering. Receiving a debut score of 84 on Metacritic, Ghost of Tsushima might be another gem ...

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Sucker Punch Reveals More Info About The World Of Ghost Of Tsushima

More info has been revealed on Ghost of Tsushima, an upcoming game by Sucker Punch. The game's world is based on the real Japanese Tsushima island. It is clear that the natural environment will play an important role in both gameplay and th...

5 Times Video Games Caused Outrage

The following 5 video games, for better or worse, have cemented themselves in the history of video games due to the outrage they have caused. The controversy that surrounds these titles is caused by a variety of reasons, including narrative...

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Laura Bailey Receives Death Threats Over Her Role In The Last Of Us Part II

Laura Bailey, who voices Abby in The Last of Us Part II, has been receiving death threats. Some of the death threats are directed towards her family too. The disturbing messages are fueled by hate for Abby due her actions and the impact the...

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Why LGBTQIA+ Representation in The Last of Us Part II Is Important

The Last of Us Part II features an LGBTQIA+ relationship between Ellie and Dina. Diversity and inclusivity in video games is important because games, like many other art forms, reflect our society and its values. The following article delve...

Secrets Behind Bugsnax’s Infectious Tune By Kero Kero Bonito Revealed

New information has been revealed about Bugsnax and its catchy theme song by Kero Kero Bonito. Bugsnax is an upcoming PS5 game by Young Horses. It is set on Snaktooth Island, a place populated by creatures that are, as the song reveals, "ki...

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Young Horses Reveals New Info on Bugsnax

The president of Young Horses has revealed new info on Bugsnax, a cute game revealed at the PS5 event. It is a first-person adventure game that takes place on Snaktooth Island, a place inhabited by edible creatures known as Bugsnax. It look...

The 5 Best Remakes and Remasters on PS4

Here are the 5 greatest remakes and remasters available on PS4. The art of video game remakes is a tricky one that requires a careful balance of innovation and faithfulness to the original game. The following 5 games manage to get this bala...

What We Know So Far About Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, was announced on the 11th of June 2020. Here is what we know so far about Horizon Forbidden West. Following the success of Horizon Zero Dawn, anticipation is high for the sequel on Pl...

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Failbetter Games’s Annual #LoveIndies Campaign to Return in June 2020

Failbetter Games has announced the return of the #LoveIndies campaign in June 2020. Gamers will get the opportunity to discover new hidden gems while indie developers will be able to promote their work. There are several social media challe...

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4 Upcoming PS4 Games To Get Hyped For

The following 4 upcoming PS4 games reveal that although the PS5 is around the corner, there is no reason to put your DualShock 4 down just yet. With The Last of Us Part II and many more games still set to release, the best PS4 titles may st...

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4 Things The DualShock 4 Brought To PlayStation

Here are four things the DualShock 4 brought to the PlayStation platform. With the PlayStation 5 and the DualSense on the way, it's worth it to celebrate the DualShock 4 and all the games that utilized its unique capabilities and features. ...

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3 Things PC Gamers Can Expect From Horizon Zero Dawn And Death Stranding

Both Death Stranding and Horizon Zero Dawn are releasing on PC in 2020, and expectations are high. Here are three things PC gamers can expect from these upcoming titles. If you're looking for a post-apocalyptic open world and memorable stor...

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