In Other News– Weekend Edition, 10 May 2013

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The biggest local news that’s happened this week, evidenced by my Twitter stream, is all about Burger King opening in South Africa. It’s not the fact that they’re here, but more the fact that like other multinational chains like KFC and McDonalds they won’t be serving any of that delicious cured porcine flesh, bacon. This, apparently, is an assault on everything good in the world. what do you think? Is the lack of bacon on your whopper a deal breaker?

In Other News: Crap still sells, smash things with your droid, the Chinese will copy just about everything, shadow Warrior gets the reboot treatment and a bunch dudes rap about cheap games. Also, remember it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday – so do try to not forget about your old mum.


Aliens: Colonial Marines sells 1.3 M units
Carmageddon hits Android
Activision warns of Xbox 720, PlayStation 4 ‘uncertainties’
One of Korea’s most famous eSports players passes away
Chinese World of Tanks clone so similar it allegedly copies even historical inaccuracies
Shadow Warrior revival by the Hard Reset dev announced


Destiny: Bungie gives up new world, class & plot details
Call of Duty: Ghosts cast shown in new poster art
Gaming sector ‘stuck in dark ages’
QWOP creator makes a 16-player real-time rendition of chess
Boy Band Pays Tribute To…Steam Sales & Indie Games
An Ode to Garry’s Mod
Eve Online’s political system
This backlit Mega Man 25th anniversary NES has style


Injustice – Batgirl DLC trailer
Dragon’s Crown – Amazon Gameplay Trailer
Muramasa Rebirth on PS Vita
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – First Trailer

Header: Candice Swanapoel

Last Updated: May 10, 2013

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.

  • Deon Steyn

    Shadow Warrior! Carmaggedon! If Burger King has no bacon they can go back to America.

    • Rince da Ref Lvl2

      But they have this!

      • Deon Steyn


      • And that’s why I’m boycotting this boycott. That and bacon from fast food restaurants normally sucks

        • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

          Agreed, nothing like a fresh piece of bacon sizzling in the pan….mmmmm…breakfast time

      • They should be opening some generic stores as well at some point in the future. Maybe ironically Durban will have the first generic store. 😀

    • OVG OfflineVideoGamer


  • R.I.P Seung Hyun Park …… What a wonderful mother he had too

  • CaptainNemo42

    Now THAT is a Homegrown Hottie!

  • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

    Yolanda is prolly crying now becoz of the bacon 🙁

    As am I, as am I

  • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

    IF ONE IS A TRUE GAMER!! One would know what the undertones are of the game they are playing. You can not say that often, this is not COD, this is a piece of FUCKING ART!!. So stop bitching gamers and love the shit that people put half a decade of their life into to give you an interactive canvass to play on………………….

    JUST FUCKING GO OUT AND BUY THE GAME ALREADY and stop bitching about the fact that you bought a game based on its cover. DO RESEARCH MAN!!!!!!!!

    JUST LISTEN AND FIND OUT THE REAL UNDERTONES. Instead of snap shooting with Private Fucking SOAP.

    It took me a day of research to find out one of the many little undertones that is in The most fucking interactive piece of art that I have ever played.

    • Deon Steyn

      +25 If I could upvote more than once

    • Tbone187

      it is a good game, no doubt…I’m a sketch artist so I can appreciate the artwork involved…If you in to the whole fantasy land thing, it’s certainly a good ride,,,However, shooting crow attacks and taking roller coaster rides around doesn’t really appeal to my tastes…Lost interest rather quick…

      • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

        I thought that same at first however I was pleased to find the dumb ass FPS gameplay was more enjoyable played on EASY mode. Then I just wen along for the ride and started enjoying mixing up combos with the Vigor like using the Horse to elevate the dudes before shooting them out of the sky with my kick ass shotgun.

        I loved the Hand Canon. Anyway, after brainlessly blasting away on EASY mode (that was also quite hard because it takes a while to attune to the frantic pace of the battles) I was then greeted with the BEST ending EVER!!

        For such a dumb FPS (ALL FPSs are dumb) it has the most thought out Narrative ever.

        Good Times.

        • Tbone187

          I reckon I’ll follow suit…Perhaps a quick blast through for the story’s sake…I have heard the ending is quite epic in terms of the plot twists…

          • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

            It will grow on you, if not for that grin on your face every time you forget that your partner is actually nothing more than AI. You will have to remind yourself time and again that Elizabeth is not real.

            Dam they did a good job on her.

  • OVG OfflineVideoGamer

    Mothers day this weekend. For you who have lost your moms.

  • No bacon…no support from me.

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