Welcome to Critical Hit (What happened to Lazygamer and The Movies?)

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What the hell is this, and where in the heck is Lazygamer? What’s happened to The Movies?

Welcome to Critical Hit.

As you’ve probably noticed if you’ve visited Lazygamer over the past few years, we’ve broadened our coverage. We supplemented our video game news and reviews with more, branching out in to entertainment and technology news.

Now, we’re taking that to the next logical step. We’ve taken Lazygamer and The Movies, and merged them in to one and diversifying even more.

Critical Hit is built on the idea that we are more than one thing. Are you a hard-core gamer who also enjoys a night out at the movies? Perhaps you’re a professional cosplayer who is searching for the perfect burger, or maybe you’re just interested in high-end tech and Netflix bingeing. Covering gaming, entertainment, tech and geek, Critical Hit offers information and critique from a staff of diverse, knowledgeable and fiercely opinionated writers.

What can you expect? The same cutting edge game, entertainment and technology coverage you’ve come to expect, appended with tabletop gaming news and reviews, and lifestyle content that we hope you’ll find interesting. We’ll cover events, food, books and just about anything that we’re passionate about.

We also realise that change can be difficult, and that not everybody wants to read about the best burger in Johannesburg, or the best spots for a Friday afternoon beer. We’ve designed the site to accommodate just that, as each section functions as its own mini site. Click on the gaming menu, and you’ll be whisked away to Critical Hit gaming, where you’ll find nothing but the latest in gaming news.

Don’t care much for games? Head over to Critical Hit entertainment, for the latest in film and TV news and reviews, op-eds and features.

As with anything in its infancy, there are still things that don’t quite work as they should and we know some sections aren’t quite as populated as they should be. We’re working hard to remedy that. We’ll also be adding new features in the coming months as we build a site that’s made for you – no matter who you are.

It’s going to be one hell of a journey, and we hope that you’re as excited as we are to take it.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: January 9, 2017

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.

  • Sad to see my old site go.. but quite excited about our future now…

    • VampyreSquirrel

      I’m sure it will be a Critical success xD

    • Hammersteyn

      We need new T-Shirts now. I wonder how much the old shirts will fetch on E-Bay

  • The main logo has pink!


  • Mr. Sexycalifragilistic

    What… What is this? What… I… What? But… But… Where… Lazy… What?

  • Yay! This is going to rock people!

  • Hammersteyn

    This might be a critical hit. But it landed with a 50% chance. Totally unexpected

  • Welcome, everyone. It’s been a bunch of hard work, and a bunch of planning. Cheers, Lazygamer and the Movies. Welcome, Critical Hit.

    • #calledit #wasnot100%sure

    • miaau

      Good luck!

      I hope it goes well and the transition is smooth. Personally, I think this is a very good move for your guys. Will be watching with interest.

      When I can! Work, work, work, family, you know the drill.

    • GooseZA


    • Cat

      Hey Geoffrey

      The new site looks cool & I am excited to see more of what is in store for the new year. Just a heads up that the “show more news” tab at the bottom of the current articles list does not bring up more news stories once pressed, it loads the previous articles.

      • Thanks! It definitely *was* working – so something’s gone wrong. We’ll look in to that.

      • And it’s working again. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  • Dutch Matrix

    Guess I’ll have to play nice now… Well done Geoffey and Crew! Gavin… I am sad to see Lazygamer go though!

    • It’s not gone. It’s just used a re-spec point.

      • Dutch Matrix


      • and for only $55 it was a bargain!

    • You’re not the only one… It’s weird that I allowed my site to be euthanized., But it’s for the better good

  • Trebzz

    Congrats guys and all the best moving forward πŸ™‚ look forward to inserting my troll…. I mean valuable opinions here πŸ˜›

  • Admiral Chief

    What’s going on here then?

  • Time to start ranking up the comments score here! All that hard work gone!


    On a serious note, I’m actually quite excited for this. I did start to feel lagz was too haphazard in the way news was spread between the movies and lagz site. This is awesome!

    Good luck guys and galz and may this site be even more successful than the last!

    • Unfortunately Disqus couldn’t let us merge communities… so I had to hack it as best I could..

      • Yeah I read up on that a while ago. Not exactly the most friendly features for merging communities

  • So long Lazzy and thanks for all the fish

  • movies, series and games all in one? Hgggggggnnnnnnnnnnn


  • VampyreSquirrel

    Was wondering when this would happen @OddSockZA:disqus but I’m glad it has and it looks amazing!

    I’ve kinda known it was coming for about 5 months xD

  • Umar
  • Right all. Lazygamer was affectionately called Lagz and more recently Lazzy.

    Critical Hit needs a nickname. Let’s start figuring it out.

    • Umar


    • 40 Insane Frogs

      Let’s just call it… “Home”

      • aye

      • Hammersteyn

        You’re in my spot

        • 40 Insane Frogs

          I call dibs on the comfy lazyboy.

  • We’d just like to apologise in advance to anyone who was preparing to say that “this review certainly was written by a lazy gamer”.

    Sorry guys, no more sounding smart like the other 54 billion people who have made that joke over the last ten years.

  • Sageville

    Is this site affiliated with Metacritic?

  • Zain Moosa

    Love the new look guys, all the best, looking forward to seeing and reading everything you have planned for 2017.

  • 40 Insane Frogs



  • So new nickname ‘crit’? Too obvious?

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      Uh…. what about the HITZ!?

      • And we can add an S too! Wait 0_O

    • We can call it Lagz2, because we all are still lazy

  • Sure this will be a success, with the way things go on in the comments, but congrats for the bravery in changing things up abit

  • Avast me hearties! Ye be flying under a new flag upon these seas. May the wind always fill ye sails!

  • Brandon van Reenen

    IGN ZA?

    • except all original content and fewer accusations of fellatio being given for advertising moneyz?

  • Matthew Figueira

    Oh hi! πŸ˜›

  • Greylingad{EXPLOSIONS!}

    (Read in shouty MR Torgue voice)
    Well done guys!! This was a massive surprise!

  • Zoe Hawkins

    So glad the cat is out of the bag – hope you all like our metamorphosis!

  • Griffith

    Lazygamer you will be missed

  • konfab

    Goodnight sweet princes. May your cookies forever rest in the cache of its readers.

  • Makes a ton of sense and helps me clean up some bookmarks.

  • Unavengedavo
    • Hammersteyn


    • Ahhh, it’s nice to have you back, Avo.

  • Ndivhuwo Mogashoa

    Nooooooooo! Not like this! πŸ™

  • Magoo

    Good stuff! Can I get a founder badge?

  • PurplePariah

    So that was an interesting experience. Typing in LazyGamer.net 3 times and coming here. Wondering who’d hacked the site. Then I read this.

    Guys. Awesome. <3

  • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    I understand the rationale behind re-branding, and I’m on board with this idea, but then you guys go buy another pepsi .net domain?? Huge missed opportunity.

    • We really, really REALLY tried to get the com. but no dice. Loved the name too much.

  • Guild

    Sad to see the old site go but I do like this new look. Awesome stuff. All the best with the rebranding

  • Filmmaker

    Do you have an online comic book store here? That would be really nice

  • For the Emperor!

    Table top gaming? Nice! Will this include some Warhammer? And the latest swag that will be released for the Firefly board game?

  • It’s about time.

  • Magoo

    After spending a day on the site, I must say, someone/s has been working really hard on this mcjagger and I’m impressed AF.

    Fuckin’ A guys.

    • Appreciate it, we have in deed been working very hard to try ensure we were ready for go live and I can now breathe easier after making the first 24 hours without a crash…

  • chimera_85

    Hah, okay, I’m game.

  • Avithar

    Good Luck to the team, let make Critical Hit the best

  • Jonah Cash

    I wish you all the best of luck. I have just finished my first day at my new branch and it looks like it might just work. Hopefully we can both grow at a rapid pace πŸ™‚

  • DrKiller

    And here I was still trying to get used to the previous changes

  • rollingmol

    I read it as criticalshit.phweeew that was close

  • Ghost In The Rift

    Happy New Year to all and all of the best, congrats to Critical Hit on the merge, its gonna be an interesting year and i look forward to all the articles ahead. Lets have a good one.

  • Gman

    Good stuff, nice to see someone taking on MyBroadband. Good luck.

    • I wouldn’t see us as taking on MyBroadband really. We have a very different angle on things and they are targeting business more than entertainment from what I’ve seen..

      Obviously there will be some cross over but hey they started it with mygaming πŸ˜›

      • Gman

        The more of a cross-over the better! You guys are by far better journalism-wise.

      • HvR

        The new site is missing something.

  • HvR
  • CypherGate

    Wow and I was wondering am I typing lazygamer in properly. Tried my bookmark and still took me here. I almost thought our beloved local gaming site has just vanished and left this planet. Luckily I saw the welcome section. Looks awesome guys. Looking forward to all the new bits! Oh and Scalebound isn’t a surprise to me because it just didn’t look interesting personally.

  • Let me not be the first to congrats you guys on the new site! Was getting tired of clicking on “Show Comments” over at MyMultichoice MyBroadband…

  • Reaver

    I like

  • Guava_Eater

    oooooooo change πŸ™‚

  • The Administrator

    This also lessens the chance of confusing this for Lazy Game Reviews on YouTube. lol

    No, seriously, that’s what I thought this was when I found it for the first time.

  • @SargonDotA2

    Lazygamer uses merge attack on the Movies
    It’s super effective
    Some might call it… a critical hit…
    GLHF guys.

  • Deceased

    Well now

    *finally realizes it’s not a faulty redirect*

    Let it continue… πŸ™‚