In Other News – 6 October 2015

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If you’re in Gauteng right now, you’ll know that it’s unbearably hot today. It’s too hot to even think of food, to be frank. All that’s going in my head is an endless triangular kaleidoscope of red, green and black. I don’t even particularly like watermelon, or most melon in general, but right now, I want to be inside of one.  It’s alright when it’s stuffed with Vodka, I suppose. Interestingly, the watermelon appears to have originated, or be native to, Southern Africa – spreading around the world thanks to European colonialists in the 1500s. Beyond a bit of sugar and a smattering of vitamin C, is about as nutritious as eating sand. As its name suggests, it’s 91% water, with the rest of it made up of fruit sugars and sadness.

In Other News:   Skullgirls developer has an RPG you can’t split, Tanks go on a rampage, Ubisoft sits in its Ivory Tower and there’s a horror game that gives you hayfever.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were too busy setting up our in-game pension funds, because that’s what video games are all about.


Skullgirls dev returns to Indiegogo with Indivisible
Ghost Trick’s been pulled from iOS completely, even for those who bought it
ReCore developer reveals multiplayer twin stick shooter Dead Star
Pollen is a sci-fi thriller without jump scares
The Elder Scrolls Online opens the doors to Orsinium in November
The Crew developer Ivory Tower acquired by Ubisoft
World of Tanks 10.0 update will launch Rampage mode


Category 6 Kaiju requires urgent Jaeger intervention
SOMA and the art of internal consequence
Look at this gorgeous Super Nintendo book
Six common things you do in video games (that are war crimes)


Rock Band 4 – Electric Trailer
The Crew: Wild Run – Summit Trailer

What’s on at The Movies

Kurt Russell has a serious situation in this first trailer for cannibal western BONE TOMAHAWK
Marvel taps a shadowy director for THOR: RAGNAROK
Cinema is about to get a whole lot worse thanks to DANGEROUS MEN
This first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s VINYL makes you wanna kick somebody’s ass!
It’s all a matter of perspective in this final trailer for SPECTRE

Last Updated: October 6, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    SAAAAAAAAAAAAAI die waatlemoen
    SAAAAAAAAAAAAAI die waatlemoen
    My mamma roei die skuitjie
    My pappa blaas die fluitjie
    My boetie draai die orreltjie

    • VampyreSquirrel

      I think this is the first and only time I’ve ever wanted to down vote you.

      • Grand Admiral Chief


        • VampyreSquirrel

          SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT YOUR WH*RE MOUTH! (Sung in the same tune)

    • DragonSpirit009

      Damn! That brings back some horrible tone deaf memories!

      • Hammersteyn

        Indeed, my childhood was fucked up.

        • DragonSpirit009

          Mine was full of injuries and getting into trouble. Fell out of trees so many times… I’m surprised I’m not physically broken!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            But you ar…. oh wait… haha… physically broken…

          • DragonSpirit009

            Yeah we don’t talk about the mentally issues XD

          • VampyreSquirrel

            What mental issues? I don’t have any *chuckle* *twitch*

          • Hammersteyn

            LOL same here, at that young age we’re almost immortal

    • Brady miaau

      My parents in law actuallly have a trap-orrel. In perfect working order. Well, does not need turning, but close.

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        As do mine, one of the “trappe” is all messed up, but the rest of it is still marginally working

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    When my dad first came to ZA he ate a whole watermelon while drinking in the sun. He passed out & ended up with sun stroke. He never ate watermelon again.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      I thought you were from outer spaaace

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Aliens can drink booze and eat watermelon in the sun too.

    • Hammersteyn

      Because obviously it was the watermelons fault

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Of course! It’s the watermelon and the sun, the booze would NEVER do that!

        • DragonSpirit009

          Never have I heard such true words XD

    • Sageville

      When we first came to SA, my folks thought watermelons were like normal melons, so we tossed all the pips and red stuff and tried to eat the white parts….

  • Hammersteyn

    Oh yeah, TESO. Forgot all about that

  • Ryanza
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  • Her Highness the Hipster

    i think it’s consuming all that sadness that makes it so satisfying…

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