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Finweek investigates the local gaming industry

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Local financial show Finweek have decided to investigate the local gaming industry to find out why it is bigger than the Movie and Music industries. This is a great moment for the local industry as it shows that the larger mainstream and economical media are now starting to take the industry seriously.

But they unfortunately didn’t quite do it quite right.

To get all the details about the industry they invited Colin Webster from the MSSA and Travis Bulford, the developer behind Toxic Bunny.

Now as much as I disagree with how Colin sometimes runs the MSSA I do think he was a very important person to have on the show. And as much as I respect Travis Bulford he is only an indie developer and isn’t really well placed to discuss some of Β the finer details of the industry.

In an ideal world there are the people I would have wanted to see on the show

  1. Colin Webster, President of the MSSA
  2. A leading distributor such as Megarom or Ster-Kinekor
  3. PandaTank (if possible)
  4. Someone from the gaming media like Michael James from NAG
  5. And then Travis Bulford

But either way I’m glad this actually happened and hopefully we get to see more coverage moving forward.

Last Updated: July 30, 2013

88 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Minion 47

    July 30, 2013 at 13:03

    You forget:
    6. Yourself/Geoff/Zoe/NOT_DARRYN

    Reply

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      July 30, 2013 at 13:06

      Awwwww, I have opinions. Not good ones, but still.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Minion 47

        July 30, 2013 at 13:08

        Like the hot sauce?

        πŸ˜›

        Reply

      • Lourens Jordaan

        July 30, 2013 at 13:16

        Have you guys ever considered starting a youtube channel with debates, reviews, weekly best and worst, rants, rages, and general funny stuff? Just wondering….

        Reply

        • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

          July 30, 2013 at 13:17

          I;d love to do a Google hangout personally. But convincing the rest of these numbskulls to get onboard is the real challenge.

          Reply

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            July 30, 2013 at 13:19

            Let the petition begin. As a community we demand this! πŸ˜›

          • That Super Twit

            July 30, 2013 at 13:36

            Where do I sign?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            July 30, 2013 at 13:37

            you and I super twit will be master super villians WE WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!!

          • That Super Twit

            July 30, 2013 at 13:47

            >:D

          • Lourens Jordaan

            July 30, 2013 at 13:21

            In that case, do a proof of concept, release it to the masses and let their torches and pitchforks do the convincing.

        • Gavin Mannion

          July 30, 2013 at 13:18

          Only Darryn loves putting his face on camera… but we’;ll have some coming from Gamescom and then we’ll try make it more of a thing

          Reply

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:47

            That would be nice. It’s awesome chatting here and what not, but nothing beats being able to swear or thrown stuff at the TV whe Darryn tells us why he loves the new My Little Pony game. I think it helps build more of a sense of community, sure, violent, rage-filled community, but community nonetheless..

        • Paul Fouche

          July 30, 2013 at 14:02

          great idea! then once a week they could get someone on the site as a member to actually talk on a topic too πŸ˜€

          Reply

      • RinceJigglyboobhater

        July 30, 2013 at 13:20

        I swear Geoff just downvoted you buddy. Here’s an upvote.

        Reply

        • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

          July 30, 2013 at 13:20

          Story of my life πŸ™

          Reply

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:23

            I think you need to arrange a LG panel discussion man. You seem pretty good with a camera, probably all those hours stalking and what not. I say a panel, and we tweet in questions or something equally as mundane and never-done-before. Wait, what? More videos would be cool though. I have just the thing for you dude!

          • Trevor Davies

            July 30, 2013 at 13:24

            O_O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            July 30, 2013 at 13:29

            join the club Welcome!

          • Sageville

            July 30, 2013 at 13:29

            “Nano-violin for Darryn’s table please!”

    • RinceJigglyboobhater

      July 30, 2013 at 13:19

      Funny thing is, so far it’s ONLY Darryn and Zoe we have seen on tv 0-o

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        July 30, 2013 at 13:20

        I saw Gavin eat a Habanero on youtubes

        Reply

        • RinceJigglyboobhater

          July 30, 2013 at 13:20

          Really? LINK!

          Reply

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            July 30, 2013 at 13:24

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:26

            HAHA! His kids are mean! And apparently schooled in the art of the shakey cam πŸ˜‰

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:27

            A little part of me just died watching you eat that @0db5031c6b564eaa18a74cd45d7601f5:disqus

          • That Super Twit

            July 30, 2013 at 13:34

            Me too….met eish ja.

          • Spathi

            July 30, 2013 at 13:34

            Where did you buy the Habanero Gavin?

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            July 30, 2013 at 14:00

            @lazygamers:disqus Dude ouch….. It is funny as hell (and wrong to laugh) but Ouch

      • TiMsTeR1033

        July 30, 2013 at 13:28

        they have been on TV! 0_o where?

        Reply

      • Spathi

        July 30, 2013 at 13:32

        Gavin was also on another show. Can’t remember which show, but where he spoke about gaming or LG or something!

        Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Minion 47

    July 30, 2013 at 13:04

    Yay for gaming!

    Reply

  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    July 30, 2013 at 13:15

    “Someone from the gaming media like Michael James from NAG”

    Admit it, you wanted to say “Someone from the gaming media like myself, Gavin.”
    πŸ˜›

    Reply

    • RinceJigglyboobhater

      July 30, 2013 at 13:17

      Hahaha! Damn straight he did!

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      July 30, 2013 at 13:17

      hell no.. I don’t want to be on TV.. I have a fear of cameras

      Reply

      • RinceJigglyboobhater

        July 30, 2013 at 13:18

        Oh come on, really?!

        Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          July 30, 2013 at 13:18

          Hell yeah…. why do you think I’m the only one with a cartoon avatar

          Reply

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:19

            It’s an AVATAR?!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            July 30, 2013 at 13:27

            You should really just take a pic man and edit it in photoshop make ya look cool.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            July 30, 2013 at 13:27

            Wait, Darryn’s avatar is real! 0_o? Yikes

          • Admiral Chief Minion 47

            July 30, 2013 at 14:39

            THATS IT!!! Enough Internet for me for today after that news!

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        July 30, 2013 at 13:20

        Yet you eat a Habanero for the world to see 0_o?

        Reply

        • RinceJigglyboobhater

          July 30, 2013 at 13:24

          That’s just… Sick, it’s the reason people like David Cameron want to censor the net…

          Reply

      • Sageville

        July 30, 2013 at 13:27

        Exactly, it would be stellar awesomesauce to watch you squirm and sweat it out on TV. What else is Youtube for?

        Reply

  4. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    July 30, 2013 at 13:19

    7. Jim Lenoir, professional tea-drinker, because who wouldn’t want to see him unleash a rant on national TV, while wearing a pith hat.
    8. OVG.. Dear heavens get this man on TV!!
    9. Minion Kempf, TV will never be the same.
    10. Rincethis… Dear heavens get both OVG and Rincethis on TV!

    Reply

    • RinceJigglyboobhater

      July 30, 2013 at 13:21

      I second that. I’ve thought about making some videos of OVG raging, but just don’t know if the internet is ready of that yet…

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        July 30, 2013 at 13:22

        DJFresh should give you your own jiggly Howard Stern influenced radio segment

        Reply

        • RinceJigglyboobhater

          July 30, 2013 at 13:35

          I don’t think he will after you flamed my arse off the other day. I still get people adding me… 0-O

          Reply

      • John Ambitious

        July 30, 2013 at 13:34

        I’m not yet sure about that new name. I get it though.

        Reply

        • RinceJigglyboobhater

          July 30, 2013 at 13:35

          Mmm, you think not so good?

          Reply

          • John Ambitious

            July 30, 2013 at 13:36

            It’s good, I just keep picturing it.

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:37

            0-O I don’t want you picturing me with jiggling boobs! I’m not even fat!

          • John Ambitious

            July 30, 2013 at 13:37

            Haha. Sure sure. No I keep thinking about the FF jiggling boobs thing.

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:38

            Yeah, good point, it’s a sore topic… Just think of Gavin chowing that chilli πŸ˜‰

          • Trevor Davies

            July 30, 2013 at 13:38

            You have implants? This thread is getting weirder & weirder :/

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:39

            Oi! My body has been likened to Hercules, Apollo and Odysseys! #perfection

          • Trevor Davies

            July 30, 2013 at 13:44

            All at the same time? :/

            Mine’s been compared to Icarus, because it’s crashed & burned.

          • John Ambitious

            July 30, 2013 at 13:39

            Depends how you feel about implants. The Xbox is already plasticky enough for me. No more thanks.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            July 30, 2013 at 13:43

            many sad women get butt implants. would hate to be rear ended if i was them then πŸ˜›

          • John Ambitious

            July 30, 2013 at 13:45

            Butt why?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            July 30, 2013 at 13:49

            wouldnt be just the popping of the airbags you hear

          • That Super Twit

            July 30, 2013 at 13:43

            So you would not enjoy this advert from Nissan?

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      July 30, 2013 at 13:22

      OVG and rince together on TV? Oh my……

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        July 30, 2013 at 13:24

        It can be a sitcom! πŸ˜€

        Reply

        • RinceJigglyboobhater

          July 30, 2013 at 13:25

          LEGEND!

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            July 30, 2013 at 13:26

            But seriously, the fact that you two haven’t gotten your own ranting youtube channel.. is a crying SHAME! A CRYING SHAME SIR!

          • RinceJigglyboobhater

            July 30, 2013 at 13:30

            I will pitch it to him next week. We are going on holiday, the two older boets, and we won’t have access to our consoles… I will however, have a camera… So, it will either be used to record him jumping off the bloukrans bridge (if he has the balls), used to record me and my wiles with the ladies, or used to record the ending of both our lives… Only one of those lasts longer than 7 seconds…

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          July 30, 2013 at 13:26

          Lol

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      July 30, 2013 at 13:25

      and what about lil old me!

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        July 30, 2013 at 13:30

        Aaw you can join our panel too πŸ˜€

        Reply

        • Sageville

          July 30, 2013 at 13:31

          …pity invite FTL

          Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          July 30, 2013 at 13:33

          Why thank you kind sir…… I am tis a lost soul among you which no one seems to see *inserts cry*

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief Minion 47

      July 30, 2013 at 13:41

      TV Will never be the same? Indeed sir, indeed

      Reply

  5. John Ambitious

    July 30, 2013 at 13:36

    Haha. He said dof

    Reply

  6. John Ambitious

    July 30, 2013 at 13:39

    Jessica, get your shit together!

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      July 30, 2013 at 13:40

      how dare you say that about jessica alba!!! Silence I KEEL YOU!

      Reply

      • John Ambitious

        July 30, 2013 at 13:41

        Jessica Alb…a….wait what?

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          July 30, 2013 at 13:42

          I send my minions for you yes

          Reply

          • John Ambitious

            July 30, 2013 at 13:44

            Send them. I’ll be hunkered down in my castle in the Republic of Cape Town.

    • HvR

      July 30, 2013 at 14:10

      Sjoe I think Jessica Hubbard should get a refund on a journalist degree.

      If that is her view of gaming over the last 10 years AFTER doing research for an article, she should crawl under her desk in shame.

      Reply

  7. creative630

    July 30, 2013 at 16:12

    “only an indie developer” well there isn’t really a AAA game development company in SA… so I think getting his opinion as one of the few SA developers was quite well founded, if not essential (it also bugs me when people flippantly disregard indie developers opinions). However, I do agree that a distributor opinion was necessary and if there was a AAA studio then their view would be quite enlightening.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      July 30, 2013 at 17:38

      I actually think 2K may have been in the country when this was shot… that would have been a good addition.. Also I am not putting down indies at all, I even said he should be in the panel. But missing the media and distributors was a fail

      Reply

      • creative630

        July 30, 2013 at 18:32

        Fair enough, your wording just made it seem to me that you weren’t that impressed cus he was indie. Maybe I’m a little trigger happy to defend indies since Fez2 died πŸ™

        Reply

  8. Xelus

    July 30, 2013 at 17:58

    Local gaming industry? Do we have something like that here? Sorry, I’m just use to hearing how far SA is behind with everything, sooooooo, when did this “industry” appear? XD

    Reply

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