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In Other News – 12 November 2014

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I had a glorious evening yesterday, complete with delicious Rocomamas burger and wings, seeing the Wookiee and visiting with indies at the monthly meet up. But it took away precious time from the game I’m frantically playing for review, so please excuse me if I don’t give you a long, witty introduction today – I’ve got things to kill for your pleasure.

In Other News: Smash Bros smashes records, digital games are expensive and people finally believe me about how awesome Valkyria Chronicles is.

Here’s all the news we didn’t post today because we were too busy having light sabers used on our flesh.

News

Super Smash Bros breaks Wii U pre-order record
Halo: Master Chief Collection deserves matchmaking complaints
Valkyria Chronicles takes Steam by storm
Clear Nintendo 2DS coming for holiday season

Stuff

Bandai Namco making money
Digital games still more expensive in EU
Warlords of Draenor gets cool marketing

Video

Gritty Mega Man Reboot:

Learn how to Shape Up:

Honest Trailers: Maleficent

The Movies

Rumour: Sony developing a pre-Spider-Man Aunt May solo movie
This trailer for THE FLASH is a bit of a showoff!
Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: Sci-Fi on the Small Screen
Director James Gunn talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3 and sticking with the MCU
This new trailer for Mortdecai may make you want to cry
First trailer for Syfy’s ASCENSION

Model: Acer v11 Netbook, one of which Matty won at an event today which is part of why we hate him.

Last Updated: November 12, 2014

76 Comments

  1. Matewis Jubilai

    November 12, 2014 at 16:08

    Lovely rain today in good ol Pretoria πŸ˜€ !

    Makes me wonder what games have good rain mechanics – off the top of my head I can only think of Commandos 3 (which is about the only positive thing I can remember about the game)

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    • OVG

      November 12, 2014 at 16:11

      Watchdogs 2012 had the best rain πŸ˜›

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    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 12, 2014 at 16:14

      You stay in SnorToria?

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      • Matewis Jubilai

        November 12, 2014 at 16:17

        I do, and not in Hatfield anymore which is all that matters πŸ™‚

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        • Admiral Chief Wang

          November 12, 2014 at 16:17

          Schweet, whereabouts? (If you say Centurion I must point and laugh)

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          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:20

            XD There are some beautiful place in Centurion, but oh my, the traffic is insane.
            I live close to the CSIR in a, thankfully, pretty chill area.

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 12, 2014 at 20:12

            LOL my brother works at the CSIR

    • Captain JJ the valiant

      November 12, 2014 at 16:15

      Rain in Cape Town too.

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      • OVG

        November 12, 2014 at 16:25

        SHIT… A little drizzle in Cape Town adds an extra hour to the commute πŸ™
        ESKOM also fall apart at the sight of drizzle let alone coal.

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        • Captain JJ the valiant

          November 12, 2014 at 16:32

          And at least 175 accidents on the road.

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          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 16:34

            Honey? Ill be late for dinner tonight. Could you cook the Tastic? Im upside down in a TAXI.

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:35

            people need to learn to triple their stopping distance in the rain

          • Ceyber, Hans

            November 12, 2014 at 16:39

            Agreed. Or they could just learn the difference between what constitutes safe mobility in a moving vehicle on any terrain and in all weather, and what does not.

            I mean, that’s what a license is for right?

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:42

            Yup, and if they learn some patience as well, they’ll be halfway there already. Driving fast in the city, or even the highway saves you very little time at the end of the day. Eg, 140kph vs 120kph only save you 1 minute for every 10kms (while it destroys your fuel efficiency)

          • Spaffy

            November 12, 2014 at 16:44

            I’ll still get there 10min before you πŸ˜€

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:39

            Capetonians need to learn to calm the f*&% down in the rain. We’re the most relaxed drivers in the country but when it starts to rain everyone goes aapkak. I don’t get it.

          • ToshZA

            November 12, 2014 at 16:39

            They should treat rain like Sundays. 30km/h in an 80 zone.

          • Ceyber, Hans

            November 12, 2014 at 16:35

            Doesn’t help that taxis get more rambunctious every day. One tried to
            squeeze past me yesterday and our panels squeeled as he tried to force
            through. Bastard tried to drive away so pulled in front of him and had some words.

            Cop van was behind us – in peak-hour traffic no less – so at least I could get it sorted properly.

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:35

            That’s crazy. Those bastards get away with way too much.

        • Matewis Jubilai

          November 12, 2014 at 16:33

          Like my grandfather used to say : “As die wind waai op die kaapse vlaktes, dan gaan die krag af”

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          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:35

            There’s a robot near my work. I kid you not, if you kick over a bucket filled with water within 100m of it, the thing dies.

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:37

            Lol, in my hometown there is a robot that went out at a busy school intersection. Solution? Taping a stop sign in front of it for a about 3/4 months.

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:38

            Haha. Worst of all, this one is ACROSS THE STREET from the traffic college. You think they bother to come out and direct traffic? Hell no.

          • ToshZA

            November 12, 2014 at 16:39

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:40

            A KFC and McDonalds at the end of the road, actually.

          • ToshZA

            November 12, 2014 at 16:42

            Yep. πŸ™‚

          • Spaffy

            November 12, 2014 at 16:43

            That’s every main rd. Everywhere.

        • Spaffy

          November 12, 2014 at 16:39

          Jip, people can’t drive for shit in Cape Town if there is signs of water in the air.

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      • Spaffy

        November 12, 2014 at 16:41

        Mainly in the Northern Suburbs. Sun is shining in CBD

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        • Captain JJ the valiant

          November 12, 2014 at 16:43

          Oh wow. Alright. My work is in the Northern Subs.

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          • Spaffy

            November 12, 2014 at 16:43

            I live there. My wife told me it’s raining, and I was like whut o_0.
            But that’s CPT weather for you. Four seasons.

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:45

            You commute in every day? Eish man. That’s rough. I wouldn’t mind working in the CBD, but that commute would get to me.

          • Spaffy

            November 12, 2014 at 16:46

            Yea. 2+ hours a day. R2400 in petrol a month. And it’s only 40km.

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:48

            Wow. If only we had decent trains from the Northern Subs or Subways or some kind of nice public transport. I drive 8 minutes to work, but I hate my job, so there’s a trade-off.

          • Spaffy

            November 12, 2014 at 16:52

            Decent trains would be nice. I tried the train once. Got on the train at 05h55. It was so packed. Like sardines. I had the woman in front of me’s hair in my mouth. There is no guards. No differentiation between 1st and 3rd class ticket. It smells. It’s noisy as hell. If you don’t fight your way into the train you’ll be at the station whole day. Never again.

          • HvR

            November 12, 2014 at 16:56

            I can still beat that, crawl my stinky ass out of bed in the Northern suburbs, 5m down the hall pass the bean-to-cup machine and I’m in my office.

            Next year I have to go to an office though πŸ™
            Will be the first time in 8 years that I have to drive further than 5km to work.

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:49

            One year I had to drive 60kms to Pretoria almost every weekday, and it nearly ‘killed’ me. I just couldn’t stand the traffic. I got up earlier and earlier until I managed to get there in under an hour – had to get up at 03:40 though πŸ˜›

          • Spaffy

            November 12, 2014 at 16:53

            03h40? wow. I’ve done then trip between JHB and PTA. That’s traffic. Our N1 is like an open road compared to that.

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:56

            Oh yes, the N1 becomes bumper-to-bumper for kilometer after kilometer in places at around 06:30 πŸ˜› along with the major roads alongside it, such as the Old Jhb Road.

    • Anon A Mouse

      November 12, 2014 at 16:16

      Heavy Rain..

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    • Fnuik

      November 12, 2014 at 16:29

      Love the rain, but gonna make the 94.7 cycle challenge a real challenge on Sunday

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      • OVG

        November 12, 2014 at 16:31

        God will Patch it.

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        • Fnuik

          November 12, 2014 at 16:33

          Haha actually wont mind a bit of rain, better than 100 degree temp we had the last few weeks.

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        • ToshZA

          November 12, 2014 at 16:36

          He’s still working on the co-op mode though, it’s a broken mess in its current state.

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      • Matewis Jubilai

        November 12, 2014 at 16:31

        Being outdoors in summer rain? Sounds like heaven to me* πŸ™‚

        *disclaimer : with the foreknowledge that you have somewhere to dry off afterwards…

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        • Fnuik

          November 12, 2014 at 16:35

          Now that you mention it, didn’t even think of having to dry off afterwards. Will drive home with the air con on warm, hope it works like a tumble dryer

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          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:45

            I say embrace the wetness! as long as there is a towel on the seat, then all is well

          • Captain JJ the valiant

            November 12, 2014 at 16:46

            I like the rain. Those who don’t live in the Western Cape hate it because it rains here for about 8 months of the year, but those who do live here love the rain.

          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 16:51

            Don’t know, sounds like my kind of place πŸ™‚

        • HvR

          November 12, 2014 at 17:01

          Aaargh no. If it is warm and it rains I get infected by CIA manufactured Ebola Cold viruses.

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          • Matewis Jubilai

            November 12, 2014 at 17:02

            I found that those viruses can be beaten off with Pinotage and Shiraz πŸ˜‰

          • HvR

            November 12, 2014 at 17:04

            Not the ones I get, they are immune to my high intake of Shiraz, Merlot, Cab, malt whiskey, beer and freshly roasted imported caffeine beans.

    • Axon1988

      November 13, 2014 at 08:24

      Euro Truck simulator has some pretty decent rain mechanics…

      Reply

  2. OVG

    November 12, 2014 at 16:08

    • ToshZA

      November 12, 2014 at 16:35

      Border Halo-Lands of Warcraft Online!!!!

      Watched this a few days ago, way too much LOL!!!

      Reply

  3. Dutch Matrix

    November 12, 2014 at 16:11

    Oh ye Gods no! The standard of ION is dropping if all they can show us is a silly old laptop!

    Reply

    • OVG

      November 12, 2014 at 16:12

      lapdancing

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      • Dutch Matrix

        November 12, 2014 at 16:14

        Still… it is a highly un-sexy laptop… I mean, the Windows 8 start screen? Really Zoe?????

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 12, 2014 at 16:15

          Still better than a Mac

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        • Anon A Mouse

          November 12, 2014 at 16:15

          She’s from the land of Mac, she doesn’t know any better.

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        • Captain JJ the valiant

          November 12, 2014 at 16:15

          Could’ve been an IOS. Count yourself lucky.

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        • OVG

          November 12, 2014 at 16:18

          lol scroll down

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          • Dutch Matrix

            November 12, 2014 at 16:22

            I have a Windows phone! You lot has been warned!

          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 16:23

            You should be cooking meth, not spending your time on LazyGamer πŸ˜›

          • Dutch Matrix

            November 12, 2014 at 16:26

            LoL. I am trawling for customers…

          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 16:28

            These bastards already have their suppliers. They even pre-order with their trust worthy King Pins. The product sucks but they keep pre-ordering more.

          • Anon A Mouse

            November 12, 2014 at 16:31

            And the quality is rarely over 30fps.

          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 16:33

            Thats because they have not heard of that BLUE shit. Its the BOMB!!!

    • hairyknees

      November 12, 2014 at 19:09

      How dare you call the laptop I won silly! πŸ˜›

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  4. Anon A Mouse

    November 12, 2014 at 16:14

    As part of Wired Wednesday, may I announce that I will be a proud owner of an Xperia Z3 this weekend. Although I’ll probably smash the thing to pieces by Tuesday out of frustration.

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  5. Hammersteyn

    November 12, 2014 at 16:14

    Learn how to Shape Up: XBOX + Kinect + Ubisoft + Seaon pass to battle Kick-Ass. just no…..

    http://img-9gag-lol.9cache.com/photo/aGVdOLz_460sa_v1.gif

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  6. Matewis Jubilai

    November 12, 2014 at 16:16

    Damn, gog just now released Mount and Blade. That is an incredibly dangerous game I’ve heard, timewise that is.

    Reply

  7. FoxOneZA

    November 12, 2014 at 16:17

  8. Woop Woop Woop

    November 12, 2014 at 16:42

  9. Boerewors

    November 13, 2014 at 04:10

    Holy Hotwings! Didn’t know there was such a thing as rocomama’s, just checked their website. Them burgers look amazing! I hope to see one in the Western Cape soon.

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  10. Sageville

    November 13, 2014 at 10:53

    Everytime I drive past Roccomamas I see a queue going out the door, their burger must be frikken awesomesauce,,,,

    Reply

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