DOMINIC SKELTON: The rAge expo, held annually at the Coca-Cola Dome, offered South African gamers, techno-fundis and geeks a look at what is happening in the world of computers and technology today.
As you walk into the massive circular structure that is the Coca-Cola Dome, you feel as if you are walking into the Colosseum of gaming and it is time to take your pick from new and up-and-coming entertainment. The event was very well-attended by a diverse group of people, all of whom seemed to revel in the plethora of technological products on offer.
Megan Ellis: With the new Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintento Wii U already set up as stiff competition , Google has decided to throw its hat into the ring with the development of an Android-based console.
This is according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, which says that the development is a pre-emptive move to counter a future Apple device rumoured to be under consideration.
Ben Coullie: Are you bored of good versus evil storylines and cliché plot devices? Do you consider yourself an art and animation enthusiast? Do you have a thing for beautiful and/or emotional soundtracks? Or are you simply a hipster? If you answered yes to any of these questions then indie games might just be the thing for you.
However, it is important to note that indie games are not always glamorous and pretty – actually the majority of them are just plain bad. So how can you find those one’s which are worth your time and, on occasion, your money? Well hopefully I can help clear that up for you with the indie spotlight series where I will cover some top-rated indie games of the past few years (chosen with the utmost deliberation and care).
Dimpho Moletsane: Microsoft has finally introduced the successor to its (very) successful home gaming console: The Xbox One! Including a redesigned gamepad, Blu Ray and running 3 operating systems, “all your entertainment, all in one” seems to be a very apt description of Redmond’s 3rd Generation gaming and media console.
Ash Erasmus: With Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game’s (MMORPG’s) continually growing, both in South Africa and beyond, it is no surprise that The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the most anticipated games of 2013.
As both The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim were and remain cult classics, Bethesda is no doubt feeling the pressure mount. How will the series cope with an online context?
Let me be frank with you, dear readers. I’ve been struggling. I’ve been struggling to find an idea, any idea, to put into some coherent form to share with you here.
The Vac (capitalised purely as it is very important) came and went in the form of an arch-nemesis to General Productivity. The latter's forces, battered and bruised by the unholy alliance of home, sun, surf and the absence of classes, have suffered irredeemable losses. At least that was what I thought, until my Twitter stumblings happened across a wonderful strand of information from UK gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun. The cavalry had finally arrived.
Ben Coullie: This Wednesday Sony decided to quell the rising tide (read: tsunami) of rumours regarding their latest console release. A brief but informative two hour presentation officially unveiled their new and, according to them, ground-breaking console: the PlayStation 4.
With a full seven year wait since the PS3 was released it was time for Sony to make their move (even if they just wanted to beat the Xbox 720 to it). So, is it all that everyone has been hoping for? Sony seems to think so.