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The biggest announcement in Lazygamer history

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I started Lazygamer.net back in 2007 as a hobby to give me a break between working fulltime and studying correspondence. It quickly became something of a monster and started taking more and more of my time to keep the site updated. Since then we’ve had some memorable moments.

This is more of a loving romp through history than anything… I’m loving writing it so apologies if it bores you to tears.

First up would be the first advertising contract I managed to sign with EA Games and Megarom (two clients on the same day). It was for very little money but hey I was now being paid to write my opinions on the Internet. How cool is that?

The next big event is when we got an invite to preview a game for the very first time, it was Army of Two and it was very early code which just made me feel like an absolute rockstar. I didn’t know what I was doing really but it was an awesome experience.

Soon after that we started getting invites to press events in the area, it was so exciting to hear what was coming up and to see all the big boys in the industry just hanging around talking to each other.

Then we needed our own dedicated server, shared hosting was just not cutting it and we had now progressed into the big leagues, this is also when I started panicking as I now had responsibilities and real monthly bills that had to be covered, hey but at least we were growing.

But the biggest moment by far was when I hired Nick de Bruyne to help with the site. It wasn’t full time but I had now entered the world of being an employer of sorts. I had to pay him a salary every month, of sorts, and that was truly scary.

Quite shortly after that Nick and I boarded a jet plane and headed over to E3 for our first international conference, what an experience that was.

Moving forward we picked up a few more paid and unpaid freelancers along the way and were starting to be seen as a valid media outlet in the country which was very rewarding. Then the fateful day arrived where a tweet from News24 started a whole new chapter for Lazygamer.

We became affiliated with them and instantly the power of being linked with mainstream media was realised with us now being taken a lot more seriously by virtually all of the local distributors. We also picked up a young and inexperienced Darryn who changed our Skype chat forever.

Shortly after that the scariest moment so far occurred when Geoff was retrenched from his previous crappy job and I had to make a choice, either take him on fulltime or lose him forever. So after reaching into my personal debt hole and seeing if anything was left I made the leap and brought him on fulltime as our first fulltime employee.

Slinking forward it all starts becoming a bit of a blur with countless international trips, staff coming and going at a rate of knots (I’m apparently an ass) and more importantly some impressive growth and plentiful site updates.

And now we are here today, currently we have 3 fulltime employees and I’m still stuck working a fulltime job to cover the bills as unfortunately Lazygamer isn’t rolling in the money. But we can’t complain too much as this is possibly the best job in the world (when we get paid, else it can be insanely stressful).

But exactly one month ago we received the biggest news of our history and now today I can make the biggest announcement, for us, in our history.

I want a drumroll…

Anyway starting from the 14th of February 2013 Lazygamer.net has become the first media outlet in Africa to be affiliated with Metacritic.com.

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So what? It’s just a review aggregation site right? Wrong…. so very wrong.

Metacritic is so prevalent in the industry that its aggregated review scores are included in developer contracts. The higher the score the more bonus they get paid. Which means we now indirectly affect what developers do and as such we are now exceptionally important to them and that means South Africa as a region now has a much louder voice.

In Metacritic’s own words

“Metacritic has evolved over the last decade to reflect their experience distilling many critics’ voices into the single Metascore, a weighted average of the most respected critics writing reviews online and in print.”

This achievement could never have been met without the incredible hard work put into the site by our team of top notch journalists. I’m not saying this just because it’s the done thing to do, I’m saying it because I don’t like reviews. They are hard and take forever and we get so much abuse over them.

But I owe a huge amount of thanks to Nick for starting the professional format and then to Garth and Geoff who took our quality to a whole new level. Then to Darryn who has amazed me by becoming such an extensive writer and who now regularly pulls in more readers and opinions than anyone.

And last but not least the two lovely ladies on the team, Abigail and Yolanda, who represent such differing sides of the gaming spectrum and truly help make us a rounded team who can review and give opinions on any aspect of the industry.

So how excited are we about being linked with Metacritic?

Well we made a gif (it’s 1Mb) so click here to see it and t-shirts and brand new media packs. Also we are going on a road trip to all the distributors to let them know in person.

I won’t lie… this is one of the proudest moments in my life and easily the proudest I have ever been of the company that feels like my baby.

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Last Updated: March 14, 2013

182 Comments

  1. Kaya

    March 14, 2013 at 12:37

    Congrats guys, you deserve it!

    Reply

  2. Lee Fountain

    March 14, 2013 at 12:37

    Hey Guys well done. use your site often for references! Everyday actually! 😉 Well good luck with the future!

    Reply

  3. Martin du preez

    March 14, 2013 at 12:37

    Great work guys! I want a T-shirt and a lock of Geoff’s hair!

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      March 14, 2013 at 13:14

      You…asked…for….Geoff’s…hair? o.O

      Reply

      • Carl Angus

        March 15, 2013 at 09:59

        Yah, he’s probably already got the “Geoff’s Toenails – Collectors Edition” .

        Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 14, 2013 at 13:15

      Does it matter which part of my body it comes from?

      Reply

      • Martin du preez

        March 14, 2013 at 13:44

        We all know (Semi) Asians don’t have body hair Geoffy. So from your head.

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        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          March 14, 2013 at 13:46

          Have you actually ever…uh….seen my arms? 😛

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          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            March 14, 2013 at 13:50

            Successful trolling

          • Martin du preez

            March 14, 2013 at 14:35

            No I haven’t. I’m usually lost in your eyes! <3

          • Gavin Mannion

            March 15, 2013 at 05:06

            We hit creepy a few comments back and just kept going… I love it

  4. Ockie van der Schyf

    March 14, 2013 at 12:38

    Congrats ladies and germs. Well deserved.

    Reply

  5. Sir Captain Rincethis

    March 14, 2013 at 12:40

    Well done team! This absolutely rocks! Shesh! At first I thought you were about to announce a partnership with EA! Gavin, good job man. Since I started frequently LG, bought by competition prizes and an unholy urge to counteract the rage that OVG spills forth, I have managed to lower my job productivity by 40% and incur the wrath of thousands of CoD fans, and it brings a special moment of oxygen deprivation to the muscle around my heart when I think about it. Thanks people, you have made gaming in SA truly awesome and personal!

    Reply

  6. JayDiCee

    March 14, 2013 at 12:40

    is that Ezial hiding their in plain sight

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      March 14, 2013 at 13:50

      *Ezio

      😛

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:07

      He stands behind me every morning making sure I do my work… else I get stabbed in the neck.. I like to think of it as friendly motivation

      Reply

  7. Grant Hancock

    March 14, 2013 at 12:45

    Well done !

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  8. Prolific

    March 14, 2013 at 12:46

    Congratulations! And long overdue, if you ask me!

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  9. Macethy

    March 14, 2013 at 12:46

    Not too long ago we were all crying about how reviews and reviewers (critics) are being bought off by big companies and how Metacritic means nothing anymore. But congrats anyway.

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    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      March 14, 2013 at 12:48

      I think if anything Gavin has proven himself as being one that is not bought by promises of TopTv porn and the like…

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:08

      Well at least now we are part of them and can now bring balance to the force

      Reply

  10. The Bearded Dutchman

    March 14, 2013 at 12:51

    Well done ladies and gents! Hope this helps getting you the big bucks!

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  11. Kirsty Sharman

    March 14, 2013 at 12:51

    I fucken LOVE you guys and i’m over the moon and back happy for you!

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  12. Kirsty Sharman

    March 14, 2013 at 12:51

    Also… the Liverpool hat. REPRESENTING!

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:09

      #YNWA… I am an exceptionally long suffering Liverpool fan… we will reign supreme again one day.

      Reply

  13. OVG

    March 14, 2013 at 12:51

    CHA CHING 🙂 Well done. Passion will always prevail.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 14, 2013 at 13:21

      • Valshen

        March 14, 2013 at 14:07

        4/14! I’m on a mission of galactic control.

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        • Sir Captain Rincethis

          March 15, 2013 at 09:53

          Wow, can you imagine how the fanboys are gonna dig you? 🙂 All those down voting pricks with no voice are going to have to search for you now 😉

          Reply

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      March 15, 2013 at 09:50

      So, where do you think they will come on with the new Gears coming up? I know Gavin is in love with the game…

      Reply

  14. ALKi1234

    March 14, 2013 at 12:52

    Back 2010 when i came across this site,i was SHOCKED to say the least. i Just couldn’t get my head around the fact that we as a 3rd world country actually have a dedicated gaming website. Gongrats guys your truly deserve it.And this is just the beginning of great things yet to come.

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  15. Khulani Ndlovu

    March 14, 2013 at 12:52

    Wow, well done & great work from you guys & lets hope for more bigger things to come, more goals to achieve, 😉

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  16. Twakkie

    March 14, 2013 at 12:52

    Wow! Really awesome! Must say you guys really took SA gaming journalism to a whole new level (obviously apparent by being affiliated with Metacritric) and if you guys keep this up you will definitely be a key player in shaping gaming in SA in the future. Gavin, I hope you organised a champagne bath for this occasion!

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:10

      I did… and then we got robbed on the same day I found out and then we weren’t so excited anymore.. I’m planning a second celebration this weekend

      Reply

  17. Grant Nicol

    March 14, 2013 at 12:54

    Congrats Guys!!!

    It truly been an awesome ride as a reader! I am honored I was able to contribute once or twice, and being part of the Lazygamer Fifa Football club was all sorts of fun, still devasted we lost the final….

    Keep up the Awesomeness

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:11

      I still think it was fixed.,… you were the best team around. We actually need to get the team back together for another tournament I think

      Reply

  18. Kagutsuchi

    March 14, 2013 at 12:54

    Congrats! This is awesome news! 😀

    Reply

  19. Matewis Jubilai

    March 14, 2013 at 12:54

    That’s a relief! For a second there I had gamespy flashbacks

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  20. Kingkappie

    March 14, 2013 at 12:55

    you have not only opened big doors for your self but for all of us is SA thanks for all the good work

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:12

      I truly hope this is true. I’ve been telling all the local distributors to use this news to further their calls for more help and early access. Hopefully it will end up helping the entire local industry

      Reply

  21. TechniKyle

    March 14, 2013 at 12:55

    OMG this fantastic! I’m going to have drink to celebrate!

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  22. Darran Campbell

    March 14, 2013 at 12:56

    Well Done Guys!!!

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  23. Kervyn Cloete

    March 14, 2013 at 12:56

    *sniff sniff* they grow up so fast *sniff sniff*

    Reply

  24. Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

    March 14, 2013 at 12:57

    You guys represent the gaming community is SA. We might not be the biggest, but we are damn passionate about gaming and the Lazygamer team have just proved that our voice HAS to be heard.
    So proud of you guys!!! WELL DONE!!!!

    Reply

  25. Darthdad

    March 14, 2013 at 12:57

    Finally, reviewers I respect will be on Metacritic. Well done Abigail, Yolanda, Gavin, Nick, Geoff, Darryn, Garth. Well deserved!

    Reply

  26. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 14, 2013 at 12:57

    Africa Represent! 😛 Congrats Lazygamer!

    This is actually excellent news lads, and as they say “onward and upward”, I think this calls for champagne.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      March 14, 2013 at 12:59

      Screw that, time for Bells!

      Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      March 14, 2013 at 13:00

      I heard the Metacritic rating of MoH Warfighter just went up 50% 😛

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 14, 2013 at 13:02

        HAHAHAHAAHAH!!

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      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 14, 2013 at 13:02

        Ohhhhhhh! 😉 SNAP!

        Reply

  27. Matthew Figueira

    March 14, 2013 at 12:58

    Congrats team!!! This is huge 😀 absolutely love this site and I’m glad to see that its going to be taking over the world 🙂 Metacritic is just the first step!

    Reply

  28. Purple_Dragon

    March 14, 2013 at 12:59

    Great stuff. Should also bring a bit more exposure!

    Reply

  29. Admiral Chief Erwin

    March 14, 2013 at 12:59

    I’m so happy, and so damn proud, sniff, all emotional right now…Well done, well well done!!!

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:12

      And so much better than selling out to a price comparison network hey Erwin ;), you got trolled so badly

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        March 15, 2013 at 08:48

        I really thought you sold out, Geoff got me bad. And doing away with the community and comments made me blind to the trolling

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      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        March 15, 2013 at 08:48

        I really thought you sold out, Geoff got me bad. And doing away with the community and comments made me blind to the trolling

        Reply

  30. Wayne Bossenger

    March 14, 2013 at 12:59

    ahh… not a liverpool cap…. haha 😉
    Nice work guys and gals, enjoy it and all the best for the future!

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  31. Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    March 14, 2013 at 13:00

    I…I think i’m going to cry. *sniffle*

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      March 14, 2013 at 13:48

      There there 🙂

      Reply

  32. Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

    March 14, 2013 at 13:01

    The only thing that rocks more than this announcement, is you guys. And I’m being genuine here, between trots to the toilet.

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 14, 2013 at 13:03

      Without our community, we’re nothing. Thanks, ladies and gents. <3

      Reply

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 14, 2013 at 13:16

        Well done man. On a side note, I suspect Gavin has dropped this bomb to reclaim most comments #justsaying 😉

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          March 14, 2013 at 13:48

          XD, you might be on to something…

          Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          March 15, 2013 at 05:13

          Unbelievably Geoff’s COD post is still beating me.. but it’s only fair that I respond to most comments here right? Otherwise it’s rude… I think I have about 5 more comments that need to be responded to.. maybe more depending on what happens

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          • Sir Captain Rincethis

            March 15, 2013 at 09:44

            Bastard. What do you expect when you put up an article that is basically like sticky paper to flies?

    • Tarisma

      March 14, 2013 at 13:05

      fishing for upvotes! Get him!

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        March 14, 2013 at 13:06

        He already has 3… Quick, downvote him!!

        Reply

        • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

          March 14, 2013 at 13:06

          BLOODY AGENTS!

          Reply

    • TechniKyle

      March 14, 2013 at 13:21

      Don’t know why I’m going to say this, but here goes: BUTT BUCKET!!!!!!!!!!!

      Reply

      • TriangularRoom

        March 14, 2013 at 13:46

        That deserves an upvote!

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        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          March 14, 2013 at 13:48

          Agreed

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      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        March 14, 2013 at 13:48

        The few and the proud

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    • mornelithe

      March 14, 2013 at 14:12

      Darryn’s just trollin’ for upvotes! And he succeeded! +1 lol

      Reply

  33. Galbedir

    March 14, 2013 at 13:02

    Well done and Congrats!

    Reply

  34. Bobbothegreat

    March 14, 2013 at 13:03

    Woooooooooooooooooo! Congrats! I can’t think of a gaming site that deserves it more.

    Reply

  35. Morné Olderwagen

    March 14, 2013 at 13:05

    Awesome guys! That’s brilliant.

    Reply

  36. Gareth Lagesse

    March 14, 2013 at 13:05

    Well done, guys! This is huge!

    Reply

  37. LAblak22

    March 14, 2013 at 13:06

    That is some massive news. This just shows that S.A is now on the map in terms of gaming. Did us proud, lads and lasses. Congratulations.

    Reply

  38. Blackhawk

    March 14, 2013 at 13:06

    Well done, guys! This is so awesome! Lazygamer FTW!

    Reply

  39. Sir Captain Rincethis

    March 14, 2013 at 13:06

    When are you people going to actually sell T-shirts/mugs/glow-in-the-dark codoms? I was very close to cloning my own from your logo dammit.

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 14, 2013 at 13:07

      A lazygamer hoodie, you say?

      Reply

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 14, 2013 at 13:08

        I do, and if Gavin doesn’t move it, I’ll be peddling the things like a disgraced cyclist outside the next event to take place in Cape Town, I think that coincides with the next Pope, so not too long then…

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          March 14, 2013 at 13:10

          With a new Pope and Lazygamer on metacritic, I believe the Southern Hemisphere is representing! 😛

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          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            March 14, 2013 at 13:49

            WOOOOOT

      • Gavin Mannion

        March 15, 2013 at 05:17

        hmm not sure I can do a hoodie… will look around though

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    • Tracy

      March 14, 2013 at 13:25

      What’s a codom?

      Reply

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 14, 2013 at 13:28

        2 Stupid people? 🙂

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    • Valshen

      March 14, 2013 at 14:53

      I’m gonna start a product line, going to be awesome.

      Reply

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 14, 2013 at 15:03

        Oi! My dibs! *I say as I load up the back of my van.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:17

      I’m not sure what a codom is but shirts are on the cards.. in fact I may put these shirts on sale if anyone’s interested… works out to be about R150 a shirt all in.

      You think that’s a fair price? I refuse to go for cheap Indian or Chinese textiles so they are all proudly made in SA.

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      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 15, 2013 at 09:42

        Agreed. I think best to stick to local products! I’d buy that! And I explained to Tracy down below what a codom is a unit of two stupid people 😉 So after the T-shirts, are you going to go with bobble heads? I think a Bobblehead with @Darryn_Bonthuys:disqus dressed as Batman would work well at the back of a car.

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      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 15, 2013 at 09:42

        Agreed. I think best to stick to local products! I’d buy that! And I explained to Tracy down below what a codom is a unit of two stupid people 😉 So after the T-shirts, are you going to go with bobble heads? I think a Bobblehead with @Darryn_Bonthuys:disqus dressed as Batman would work well at the back of a car.

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  40. FoxOneZA

    March 14, 2013 at 13:07

    From 2007 till present, day in and day out I’m here…Congrats Team Lazy!

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:17

      Definitely one of our longest serving fans… we love you, even if you are a little biased to one console 😉

      Reply

  41. Lord Chaos

    March 14, 2013 at 13:07

    Amazing news and VERY well deserved. I may not comment much but my view on if I buy a game or not on whatever platform is heavily dependent on you guys.

    Once again, Congrats.

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  42. Fnuik

    March 14, 2013 at 13:07

    Well done guys!

    Reply

  43. GeoffChisnall

    March 14, 2013 at 13:07

    Well done to everyone involved with Lazygamer! You guys deserve this and much more! Bigger things are to come for you guys!

    Reply

  44. matthurstrsa

    March 14, 2013 at 13:08

    As a regular reader and commenter, I can only say this: well deserved guys! The hard work you put in is evident.

    Reply

  45. Scruff304

    March 14, 2013 at 13:09

    Well done Gavin and the team! It really is awesome to see hard work pay off. Considering in todays day of age where everyone is looking at making a quick buck. It nice to see people who are still willing to put in the hard yards…

    We all salute you.

    Lazygamer Metacritic score: 110/100

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  46. FoxOneZA

    March 14, 2013 at 13:10

    I knew those black smoke signals at the Pope house were signalling something related to Africa 😛

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 14, 2013 at 13:10

      LMAO!

      Reply

  47. Andre116

    March 14, 2013 at 13:10

    Congratulations guys!

    Heading over to the site now to see if Dragon’s Dogma score dropped.

    Reply

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      March 14, 2013 at 13:11

      Hahaha! WINNER!

      Reply

  48. Yolanda Green

    March 14, 2013 at 13:10

  49. Alex Hicks

    March 14, 2013 at 13:13

    Congratulations guys. Loving the exposure the country is getting in the gaming industry; and you have been at the forefront of it.

    Also love the sneaky addition of a couple of liverbirds and an eternal flame or two 😉

    Gaming and Liverpool FC – my two favourite things.

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  50. TriangularRoom

    March 14, 2013 at 13:14

    😀

    Reply

  51. Valshen

    March 14, 2013 at 13:16

    This is awesome! NOW LOOK AT MY GIF! 🙂

    Reply

    • TechniKyle

      March 14, 2013 at 13:17

      Really cool GIF! 😀

      Reply

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      March 14, 2013 at 13:17

      And look at @90de5a91cf21a47c781487f5eadd571d:disqus ‘s comment below! HAHAHA

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      March 14, 2013 at 13:50

      GIEF TO MEEEE YOUR GIF 😛

      Reply

  52. Gareth Lagesse

    March 14, 2013 at 13:17

    Your name is out there now. Future generations all over the world will play Pack-man and say “Hey look, it’s the LazyGamer logo!”

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:19

      I’ll have you know that’s not Pacman it’s a yellow disc… Pac-Man is likely copyrighted so we would never do that

      Reply

      • Gareth Lagesse

        March 15, 2013 at 09:06

        Ofcourse ofcourse! What I meant to say is that they’ll say “Hey look, that Pac-man character is a rip-off of LazyGamer’s yellow disc-like logo!” 😉

        Reply

  53. Pollynator

    March 14, 2013 at 13:18

    Well done guys. Although not an avid comment poster I have LazyGamer on my RSS and frequent the site… especially on ION days :P.

    Keep up the great work and well done for bring some exposure to SA.

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  54. Edwin le Roux

    March 14, 2013 at 13:19

    Congratz. This is awesome news. 🙂

    Reply

  55. Gustav Willem Diedericks

    March 14, 2013 at 13:22

    Yeehaaa!!!! Congrats guys!!

    Reply

  56. Sandelk

    March 14, 2013 at 13:23

    Well you are the first site in SA that I come to for gaming news and reviews, so its definitely deserved…

    Reply

  57. Tracy

    March 14, 2013 at 13:26

    So much win you guys, congratulations!

    Reply

  58. CALeGrange

    March 14, 2013 at 13:26

    Congrats guys! well deserved!

    Reply

  59. HellFire

    March 14, 2013 at 13:31

    Awesome Guys! Congrats! 😀

    Reply

  60. mornelithe

    March 14, 2013 at 13:34

    Congratulations you guys, regardless of my feelings towards metacritic this will undoubtedly bring you guys more exposure. You put quite a bit into this site, and it shows from your articles to the loyalty of your fan following. Don’t ever change. Stay true to gaming, and to yourselves.

    It may be 7:30am, but I’m going to crack open a beer in salute! As my Irish ancestors would say Sláinte.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 14, 2013 at 13:37

      WINNER!

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    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      March 14, 2013 at 13:47

      Sláinte!

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:20

      that’s beautiful…. pity about the snow, statue and background though

      Reply

      • mornelithe

        March 15, 2013 at 05:37

        lol, what’s wrong with the statue? It’s a garden gnome, even though we have no garden hah. I don’t mind the snow though, well…it’s tolerable anyway. A dusting is nothing really, it’s when you get 2-3 feet is the problem. Besides, the more it snows, the more fun I have in the FJ Cruiser LE that we have, that thing is so much fun lol, can’t wait until mud season (aka Spring).

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        • Gavin Mannion

          March 15, 2013 at 06:15

          nothing really wrong with the statue.. it just pales in beauty compared to the beer

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          • mornelithe

            March 15, 2013 at 11:49

            Haha, gotcha =)

  61. Chantal Wood

    March 14, 2013 at 13:39

    Absolutely awesomely well done 🙂

    Reply

  62. Jonah Cash

    March 14, 2013 at 13:42

    Well played!! Your site is by far my most favourite place on the net… (See I like to read “real” news” as well and that destroys the soul a little bit every time, so you guys make my soul shards come back home again… Darksiders style)

    Reply

  63. ForXx

    March 14, 2013 at 13:45

    Great stuff guys! Though I am not a regular commenter (work and all that), I visit the site daily and think its world class! Great community as well!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      March 14, 2013 at 13:50

      Then make time between working 😛

      Reply

      • ForXx

        March 14, 2013 at 13:52

        Will try! Easier when the boss is in a meeting though (like right now).

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      • Fnuik

        March 14, 2013 at 14:03

        I usually make a bit of time to work between visiting the site

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  64. DenDestroy

    March 14, 2013 at 13:46

    * tips his hat in approval of Lazygamer. Congrats guys.

    Reply

  65. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    March 14, 2013 at 13:46

    Aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwww YEEEEEEAAAAAAAH! This is fantastic news! Well done to all of you. Really. It’s a treat to read your articles and this just confirms it… Lazygamer is the best site around!

    Reply

  66. Jonah Cash

    March 14, 2013 at 13:49

    Oh and well played with the Liverpool hat!!!

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:20

      You;’ll see I sneak the famous bird in as often as I can.

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        March 15, 2013 at 08:53

        I really hope we are talking about the Liver bird here?!?! Your wife might think yours famous, but I’m guessing the rest of the community might disagree….. 🙂

        Reply

  67. Weanerdog

    March 14, 2013 at 13:53

    Awesome sauce with a side of congratz.

    Reply

  68. Trevor Davies

    March 14, 2013 at 13:57

    I discovered the site through the link with News24 & it’s turned into one of my most frequently visited. Great articles, excellent reviews & an awesome community.

    Reply

  69. Graeme

    March 14, 2013 at 14:09

    Long time reader, first time poster just to say grats to you guys 🙂

    Reply

    • mornelithe

      March 14, 2013 at 14:12

      Welcome! Hopefully not the last time you post! =)

      Reply

  70. Paul Fouche

    March 14, 2013 at 14:11

    wow now that is something to be proud of guys!!! congratz!!

    Reply

  71. Slade Boender

    March 14, 2013 at 14:13

    Awesome cool 🙂 Congrats Gents and Ladies. Hard work well paid off imo

    Reply

  72. Hof

    March 14, 2013 at 14:14

    NICE!! I like!

    Reply

  73. fred

    March 14, 2013 at 14:17

    Good stuff. Game on.

    Reply

  74. Mikhil

    March 14, 2013 at 14:26

    Congratulations guys, you deserve it.

    Reply

  75. umar bastra

    March 14, 2013 at 14:29

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!positive exposure for south africa and SA gamers!!!!!!

    Reply

  76. Nick de Bruyne

    March 14, 2013 at 14:35

    My most sincere congratulations guys! I may not be with the site now, but it still feels like an immensely proud moment for me to know that I was a part of the journey that worked its way up to this moment. So glad that the site is running so strong and that more and more progress is happening all the time. You guys rock, muchos credit! I may have to do a random review for you guys just to finally say one of my Lazygamer reviews finally made it onto Metacritic!

    Oh, or you could just use an old franchise review for a sports game and change all the dates to 2013 and republish it!

    CONGRATS GUYS.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 15, 2013 at 05:22

      I think after all the hard work you put in it would be wrong to not have your review on metacritic.. and they don’t seem to be back dating unfortunately so we’re going to need a new one… when GT6 comes out I’ll just republish yours then 🙂

      Reply

  77. Wtf101

    March 14, 2013 at 14:37

    Awesome. Great job guys!

    Reply

  78. hayted

    March 14, 2013 at 14:59

    When I started reading the first half – I thought you were leaving 🙂

    Reply

  79. Admiral Chief Erwin

    March 14, 2013 at 15:15

    When I heard about this massive announcement, I first thought that Darryn FINALLY lost his virginity…

    Reply

    • Valshen

      March 14, 2013 at 15:20

      Was waiting for it to devolve to this!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        March 14, 2013 at 15:23

        XD

        Reply

  80. ElNicko

    March 14, 2013 at 15:24

    Huge Congratulations to the ladies and gents !! though Gav – there is something wrong with that cap bro – it should be a Man United logo , not Liverpool 😛

    Reply

  81. Charl

    March 14, 2013 at 15:34

    Congratz guys. Well done

    Reply

  82. Anon A Mouse

    March 14, 2013 at 16:25

    Well done Gav and the team. This is well deserved for all the hard work that you guys put in for us to come here and troll. Long may it continue.

    Reply

  83. Lardus

    March 14, 2013 at 16:39

    Gratz guys!

    Reply

  84. Mujeeb Lambarey

    March 14, 2013 at 18:08

    Congrats! Keep up the good work.

    Reply

  85. RedJoker

    March 14, 2013 at 18:10

    If it wasn’t for you guys,,, well I would actually have to work during the day. Thanks guys! You make being a Saffa gamer a very proud thing. AND you explain all the international jargon in a lekker local way.

    Reply

  86. V@mp

    March 14, 2013 at 19:59

    Congrats guys and girls. You deserve it.
    All of the best to you.

    Reply

  87. Generic ZA

    March 15, 2013 at 09:05

    A slightly delayed reaction, Congratulations guys, it’s good to see that all the hard work is paying off.

    Hopefully this is only the beginning of many more good things to come!

    Reply

  88. UnholyMunk

    March 15, 2013 at 09:56

    This! This is a great day in SA gaming history!

    Reply

  89. Carl Angus

    March 15, 2013 at 10:12

    Nice guys!

    This site has been my One-stop-Gaming-news shop for quite a while and it’s only been getting better day to day.

    …so I was curious, with this massive Milestone now under the belt, what are the next goals in the Lazygamer Global Domination agenda? Are there are baddy websites out there that we can infiltrate and destroy from the inside (I need to put my Bloody Agent credentials and tendancies to good use)?

    Alternately we could just continum to mock Geoff, I’m down with that.

    Reply

  90. Eetcarr

    March 15, 2013 at 10:58

    Congrats on being fokken awesome guys. I spend most of my interweb time on 9gag and lazygamer. Even my wife knows about this site, lol

    Reply

  91. Tidycpc

    March 15, 2013 at 11:33

    Congratulations to all!!!!

    Reply

  92. Scoobaz

    March 15, 2013 at 11:52

    Well done! A proud moment for all of you I am sure and for all people playing games in SA and all those taking part in some way on Lazygamer.net.

    Reply

  93. Alwyn Venter

    March 15, 2013 at 12:26

    Smack! Well done guys!

    Reply

  94. DARK_SETH

    March 18, 2013 at 07:58

    Well Done!

    Reply

  95. Super_Bonk

    March 18, 2013 at 12:00

    I think this occasion deserves a special Lazygamer podcast. Make it happen. The community is bigger now.

    Reply

  96. Johann

    March 19, 2013 at 07:59

    Grats to you guys! Always wonderful to hear about a success story in our own back yard. I love your site and I always read your reviews first before looking through any other reviews. Welcome to the big league boys!

    Reply

  97. amerilia

    March 21, 2013 at 06:05

    And this of course is where you will also get a lot more viewers with a lot more traffic because a lot more people will now see your reviews. Which is what I did by finding your site after clicking on your Heart of the Swarm review. I had no idea this site was South African, but honestly that just makes it cooler (from Canada here). Anyways, congrats!

    Reply

  98. Dylan Bobjohnjoe

    March 26, 2013 at 12:46

    I literally just got lumpy throat. You put us on the map…you gentlemanly scholars deserve a bells.

    Reply

  99. Aussious

    March 28, 2013 at 19:10

    Congrats again guys, you have given the .ZA community its online identity. We all awe you a huge buffet of cupcakes! 😉

    Reply

  100. Iblis Bane

    April 3, 2013 at 12:45

    Missed this ’til now, but congrats guys. A real achievement. 😉

    Reply

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