The good, the bad and the ugly of the past week – 11 March 2016

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Somebody decided to finally turn off the rain. Is that the sun I see? Hello old friend, I’ve not seen you all week!

Best Stories

Alessandro and I have not been able to shut up about Overwatch, so seeing Blizzard’s shooter get an official release date made us super happy. It was first leaked, and later confirmed that it would be releasing on May 24th. Hey, that’s just two days before my birthday… WINK WINK.

How far would you go to get a game you desperately wanted? Would you drive long distances to get your hands on it? These two would, and they did.

I love me some Hearthstone, but I utterly detest building decks. Thankfully, Blizzard have a solution. They’re introducing Deck Recipes to the game, which is perfect for people like me who just want to klap some cards.

Worst Stories

I would not say no to a remake of the very first Metal Gear Solid. There was one in the works actually… unofficially. Did Konami interfere? We don’t know, but the fan-made Metal Gear Solid remake has been cancelled. Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAKE???

It’s never nice hearing that a game has been cancelled, and that a studio may be closing down too. That happened this week though. Fables Legends got canned, and their makers, Lionhead, may be shutting down.

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People are loving The Division so far. You know what they all hate though? People who decide to break out into infinite exercise regimes in the middle of doorways.

Lastly, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is out today on Xbox One. The PC version however, has been delayed. I’m literally crying right now. Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Random Stories

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Is Darryn Batman Forever?


Header Image of the Week

Darryn never ceases to amaze with his Photoshop tomfoolery. Is that Clint Eastwood playing cards? Yes, yes it is.


Then there’s Dawson’s WAAAAH face. It makes me giggle every time!


Most Comments

The Witcher as a franchise has sold over 20 million copies? Hot damn! That got you all talking – that news accumulated a very respectable 161 comments.

Comment of the Week

Alright Alien Emperor Trevor, you win this week for sure! With regards to those two local gamers going the distance to get their copy of The Division…

See, people do cooperate in the dark zones.

Well done sir!

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Last Updated: March 11, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Favoritism Matt!!! Stop sucking up to the Alien!

    • Captain JJ the Isolated


    • hairyknees

      He hasn’t won all year 😛

  • Spy Master Tokashi

    Spider Man!

  • Spathi

    The Good: I won the Far Cry prize!! WHOOOOOOOT!!! Thank you Lazygamer and

    • OHHH! So You’re Thys Ventura. People were worried it went to a lurker again. Again.

      • Captain JJ the Isolated

        This is probably what would’ve happened to Wolverine if he went for ballet lessons instead as a child.

    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      Congrats….bastard 😛

    • VampyreSquirrel


    • Spathi has broken the curse of the lurkers!

    • Mossel

      Congrats Spathi! Join me and the Admiral and (I think) Hammer in the hall of the prize winners for regulars. Not that I am exactly that regular anymore.

      • Thys Ventura aka Spathi

        Thank you thank you! I accept my membership with honor!

      • miaau

        have you considered All Bran flakes?

        • Mossel

          haha! Might just do the trick to keep me regular.

          • miaau

            Yeah, must be Friday. even obvious toilet humour seems amusing.

            Enjoy your week Mossel. We are coming to your town later this year, as well.

            Can you ask the locals to keep it neat for us, please?

          • Mossel

            Are you visiting Cape Town? Cape Town is always neat and clean!
            Hope you guys enjoy it. Be safe.

  • Ryanza

    You could do that with my comments.

    Blah blah blah blah
    Don’t Support DRM.
    Blah blah blah blah
    Cyberpunk 2077 is coming. Revolutionary, they say.
    Blah blah blah blah

  • I wont make it to 4pm. Soooooooo


  • HairyEwok

    World peace is nice, but i like eating more.
    -The cool bandit

  • DragonSpirit009

    Oh oh! I want to share my good for today. Started with this on canvas last night in art class.

    • Looking great!

      Pop us a link when it’s done as well 😛

      • DragonSpirit009

        Thank you!
        I will. Very excited to finish it!

    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      Do you have an art blog or something like that?

      • DragonSpirit009

        Nope… not unless you count me just posting pictures on Facebook.

        • Captain JJ the Isolated

          You should get one. It’s a nice way to show your pieces and to have people able to find you if they’re interested in any of your work.

          • DragonSpirit009

            I’ve thought about that but because I’m still at a beginner stage it feels silly to have one. Luckily this project is going to be exhibited at Sweetwell near Stellenbosch over weekends when it’s done.

          • I will go have a look 😛

            *Sweetwell is 5 min away form me

          • DragonSpirit009

            Will let you know when it will be up. It’s still gonna take awhile for it to get there. The long weekends is going to mess everything up!

          • Awesome!
            I go past there every Sunday morning to go cycling at Somerbos next door to Sweetwell

          • DragonSpirit009

            I’ve never been there but I do drive pass it on Monday mornings and on Friday afternoons. Someone told me the butchery there is really nice. That’s basically all I know of the place XD

          • HvR

            After your visit they have to rename it Bittergat

          • huehuehue

          • Captain JJ the Isolated

            Oh awesome.
            Well, I think once you’ve gotten a decent amount of stuff going there’s no hurting in putting it up. You’ll be surprised how supportive and helpful those communities are.
            Even if you make it only accessible by invite at first. Then you have a central point for all your stuff online.
            Just a thought.:D

    • Dude..that’s rad.

      • DragonSpirit009

        Thank you!
        Someone suggested mixing in luminous paint for the flame. Glow in the dark here I come!

    • Darren Peach

      I raise you one !

    • miaau

      nice detailing on the left!

      awesome quality, keep at that!

      • DragonSpirit009

        Thank you 🙂

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Hah! I win! And on Rince’s birthday. Best birthday present ever!

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Gawd…That girl crying…

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