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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.

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

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...

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...

God of War Ragnarok Will Appear On PS4 and PS5, says former series Director cover

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Latest NBA 2K21 Trailer Showcases What The Next-Gen Consoles Will Be Capable Of Cover

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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