In Other News – 04 March 2016

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Fritos

People of Cape Town! Want to make some quick money this weekend? It’s easy! All you have to do is stock up on baby powder, spandex shorts, bicycle tubes and sugary-chalk water energy drinks and you’ll be sorted for life once you start selling those items for over-inflated costs. The Cape Argus cycle race kicks off on Sunday, which means that right now that Cape Town has more cogs than a warehouse filled with Games For Windows copies of the first Gears of War game.

Good luck to everyone taking part this weekend! Try not to die!

In Other News: Monster Hunter X goes west with Fire Emblem content, Rainbow Six sieges a pro league, Helldivers calls down for some cake and prepare for more Splatoon.

Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because I was too busy asking people who they were gonna call.

News

Monster Hunter X is coming west with Fire Emblem bonus content
Rainbow Six Siege pro league season kicks off tomorrow
Two free updates headed to Splatoon
Spintires developer denies sabotage claims
Nintendo re-defends Wiimote patent lawsuit
Helldivers is giving out free DLC for its first birthday
Questions asked about legitimacy of Coleco Chameleon retro console
A new look at Ron Gilbert’s next point-and-click adventure

Stuff

Sleep all day, party all night
A big interview with Chris Sawyer, the creator of RollerCoaster Tycoon
I was homeless and video games saved my life
Our best look yet at Mass Effect: Andromeda’s main character

Videos

What’s on at The Movies

Will Smith & Joel Edgerton will star in David Ayer’s BRIGHT – an urban fantasy thiller featuring an Orc cop!
Movies out Today: 04 March 2016
Meet your new POWER RANGERS in first pic from the upcoming reboot!
Everyone thinks that you are crazy in this new trailer for NINA
This trailer for A BEAUTIFUL PLANET is out of this world
DVD REVIEW: LIFE
Inhumans are everywhere in this new trailer for AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’s mid-season return!

Last Updated: March 4, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Umar

    Wouldn’t mind some Sweet Chili fritos.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      mmmm fritos

    • Pariah

      I’m currently eating Chilli (see, 2 “l”s) Biltong. Get rekt with your corn chips

      • HvR

        MMMmm, think I’m gonna make me some chili over the weekend.

        • Pariah

          See? Chili, 1 “L”, specific dish. Chilli, 2 “L”s, the spicy ingredient.

  • Lord Chaos

    Guess who finally got somewhat decent uncapped internet.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Me?

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Nice one!

      • Lord Chaos

        Great part is there’s no shaping or fair usage policy.

        Only got the 2Mbps package though. Will upgrade to a bigger one later

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Definitely better than nothing!

          • Lord Chaos

            Had Telkom LTE. Much faster (when it worked), but only 10Gb and terrible ping

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Ah, I’m on Telkom LTE, hardly have issues with 100GB cap. Live 2 blocks out of “uncapped range”, so Telkom won’t even think of giving it to me. I do however get about 50Mbps.

        • Dresden

          Would you mind sharing some details. I’m currently on a horrible 2 Mbps package (premium) and I need something more reliable.

          • Lord Chaos

            Problem is they are line of sight wireless in Centurion only

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            I’m at Afrihost.
            4mbps. So far no problems and no throttling problems either.
            They’re upgrading our estate to fibre now though, so then my speed’s going to be upped to a bottom cap of 10mbps 😀 I’ll be forced to pay a bit more, bit only a slight increase.

          • Lord Chaos

            I’ve been trying to get our estate to go fibre. No luck so I got this while they wake up

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            Took quite a bit of convincing by us to get the older folk to agree to signing the form to get it.

          • Dresden

            Is there an open house on this estate xD? Thanks I’ll go take a look at them because Mweb has only been a headache so far for me (may just be a personal issue).

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            I was at them before. Was difficult to cancel my contract, but totally worth it.

        • Captain JJ the “saviour”

          I do around 100GB per month, never had a throttling issue myself. 4mbps and so far I’ve never had a single problem.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I was with Telkom on 4Mbps DSL… used to hit an average of about 150-170GB per month.

          • Dresden

            That’s about how much I use on a busy month.

    • Captain JJ the “saviour”

      Decent you say?
      So not through Telkom?

    • Hammersteyn

      I’d have to say……you? 😛

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Guys

    We need to make one little boy’s dreams come true. With your help we can send Darryn to Wrestlemania next year. #LetsDoIt

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Is it a one way ticket, or return?

      • HvR

        Budget Freight Shipping

        • Lord Chaos

          Why not a fishing trawler?

          • HvR

            Trump will be sending the subs after African trawlers by then

          • Lord Chaos

            The scary part is I would vote for him if I were American.

          • HvR

            Yeah choices are horrible

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Yeah, I just like that he’s wonderfully un-PC (shakes fists at SJWs ruining everything), but he would make a pretty shitty president though.

          • Lord Chaos

            Can’t really say that yet.

            Sure he says a host of bad things, but he’s at least somewhat honest (Speaks his mind) and most importantly, he’s not loyal to any campaign backers.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            That’s the problem though, imagine Trump having to host Putin at a luncheon. As weird as it may sound, you still need that silly political decorum, and a guy like Trump would be like an obese guy on a segway trying to drive on beach sand….

            Maybe Putin needs a little real-talk, but I can’t see Trump having the intelligence to pull it off without coming off as an asshole.

          • Lord Chaos

            I actually think they’d have it out, drink some vodka and 5 years later we’ve colonized Mars.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            The Chinese would have already colonised Mars by then… 😛

          • Lord Chaos

            If they don’t go broke first

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            lol, that’s true.

          • HvR

            At least then there will be no DOTA tournaments on Mars.

          • Dresden

            Too soon xD

          • Hammersteyn

            Sweet, sign me up for Mars

          • Pariah

            If the current one is anything to go by, we won’t have any DOTA tournaments on Earth either

          • HvR

            He is playing the populist game, much like Malema, half the things he is saying he can not pull off or go against each other.

            On the other hand he wouldn’t even have a tenth of the support if the other candidates were so piss poor, on their knees pleasing their sponsors.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            lol like his wall to keep the Mexicans out. He should rather be worried about those silly Canadians. Go Canada! Make New Orleans and Florida…. Canadian states!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Most likely, he’ll be sending his hairpiece after them…. that thing is carnivorous… Only Bernie Sanders can save us from Trump’s cannibalistic hair.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Too fancy.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            I propose a barrel!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Could work…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            a biscuit barrel…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            a lead barrel?

    • Dropkickstarter coming soon.

    • Hammersteyn

      Only if he competes

      • HvR

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

  • HvR

    Keanu Reeves nailing it in some 3Gun Nation action in preparation for John Wick 2

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      I can see the headlines already, Keanu Reeves is sent to Syria and single-handedly defeats DAESH.

  • Dresden
    • VampyreSquirrel

      Yeah, he’s the weak end.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Holy crap… Geoff could have killed himself… 😮

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Looks more like Kim Jong

  • Captain JJ the “saviour”

    I’m not a big fan of crisps in general
    but
    FRITOOOOOOOOOOOS

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Chips*

      WTF are you? American?

      • Captain JJ the “saviour”

        Sawry! I didn’t want to have people assume that by saying I don’t like chips they’d think I don’t like slapchips or take-away chips either.
        I like those, but not packet-chips. Better? 🙂

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Much better lol!

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            😀

  • Ryanza

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Home, YAY

  • Hammersteyn

    If some ever mentions RAID 0 to me again….

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