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The good the bad and the ugly of the past week – 17 July 2015

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It’s been a while since I wrote one of these but the invasion of kittens had to stop so I put my foot down and posted something far more masculine… an adorable little puppy… awwwwwww.

Er I mean kill.. growl… yeah that sorta thing.

Best Stories

Best story this week is actually this one (as in, this round up article). You will find out why soon enough.

Otherwise, top stories this week include Jade Raymond kicking off a new studio, and what we want to see in future collector’s edition of games. We may be a bit biased about the latter being a good story.

Oh, and the Dota 2 Secret shop received a whole whack of new loot! (Yeah, Gavin totally wrote this line)

Worst Story

Easily the worst story of the week is the news of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata unfortunately passing away. Yeah, nothing else could even come close to topping this. The gaming industry has lost one of its best people.

Random Stories

Darryn decided to decode 101 engrams in Destiny. Why? We don’t know… we stopped asking these questions a long time ago.

In other random news, a CS:GO pro’s casual statement raised questions of eSports doping rules. Could doping in eSports be a thing to worry about in future? Perhaps.

Oh, and let’s not forget what happens when The Walking Dead go to war with The Last of Us.

Header of the Week

Darryn whipped out his photoshop skills and put the team into Disney Infinity… bravo


Also, this other header from Darryn for a Destiny weapon balance update article wins the WTF award.


ION of the Week


I’m a sucker for good food so Geoff’s posting about the Gnochi Gorgonzola is just too good to pass up.

Most Comments

Most comments this week goes to the Randy Pitchford’s people are sadists article with a barn storming 224 comments.

I guess people really care what Randy had to say… oh no wait it appears the comments are more about fashion tips for people in Vereeniging and Malva pudding recipes.

Ah well, at least you lot had fun.

Least Comments

And this week we have a tie between the two guys who constantly win Batman. Geoff wrote about anti modding code in GTA, or something, that only 2 people cared about but to be fair to Geoff, his article was just a standard one.

The real loser this week would be Darryn who created a huge feature article on Vertigo Comics that simply no one cared about. He only got 2 comments.

Sorry D

Batman of the Week

We’ve always given Batman of the week to the author whose articles have received the most traction by using our super secret algorithm that works out page views and comments. Dammit I just gave away the secret.

Anyway, this week is different.

You may have previously read Zoe’s article on why ladies don’t report sexual harassment due to them not being taken seriously and then punished afterwards for it.

Well that article got a lot of attention and as such, the the CEO of Ster Kinekor Entertainment felt that it was necessary to pursue an independent investigation into the accusations levelled against one of his employees. Last night it was revealed that due to a multitude of reasons and complaints, the employee in question has been let go from his position at SKE.

While I’m loathe to see people lose their jobs, this really is the best outcome for everyone in the industry. It has been a really difficult thing for Zoe to go through and kudos to her for sticking to her guns and not bowing under the pressure.

Cabbage of the Week


Who else could possibly be up for Cabbage of the week other than the SKE rep who slimed on Zoe and pretty much every other woman in the local gaming industry.

Comment of the Week

Following on from the Batman of the week and we are going to give an anonymous staff member the comment of the week this week with the first response to finding out about the result of the disciplinary procedures at SKE being:

“Ding dong, the witch is dead”

Keeping them anonymous to ensure this doesn’t get used against them.

Bonus Content

Darryn tested out some cutting edge skateboard technology this week…

He also provided us with another WTF video.


Last Updated: July 17, 2015


  1. oVg Reality is an illusion

    July 17, 2015 at 12:36



  2. Guild

    July 17, 2015 at 12:39

    Nice 🙂


  3. Lollies the Laughing Lollipop

    July 17, 2015 at 12:41

    I <3 STAR TREK


    • Hammersteyn

      July 17, 2015 at 13:00



    • Aries

      July 17, 2015 at 13:30

      hahaha, that is just wrong


    • Sageville

      July 17, 2015 at 14:55

      One of my favs


  4. Hammersteyn

    July 17, 2015 at 12:42

    Yay Zoe!


  5. Umar

    July 17, 2015 at 12:45

    Really happy for Zoe. Justice has been served.


  6. Ir0nseraph

    July 17, 2015 at 12:46

    Nicely done Zoe, +1000000000… for sticking to your guns.


  7. Admiral Chief in Skellige

    July 17, 2015 at 12:51

    This news week started TERRIBLE, and ended WONDERFUL!!!


  8. Admiral Chief in Skellige

    July 17, 2015 at 12:53

    Now I need malva pudding


  9. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 17, 2015 at 12:54

    Good for Zoe. This kind of shit happens far too often without anything positive coming from it.

    And I cared D! I gots ya back, yo!


    • RinceThis

      July 17, 2015 at 14:02

      But what about those pending civil claims against you?


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 17, 2015 at 14:34

        I’m sure they’ll be wrapped up quickly once the witness turns up.


        • RinceThis

          July 17, 2015 at 15:15

          I thought the problem was the ‘witness’ went missing? 0_O


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 17, 2015 at 17:27

            It’s not MY problem.

  10. oVg Reality is an illusion

    July 17, 2015 at 12:57

    Does Darryn have neighbors?


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 17, 2015 at 12:59

      You do, so why not Darryn? ;P


      • oVg Reality is an illusion

        July 17, 2015 at 13:04

        because I am a PRO skater.


    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 17, 2015 at 13:01

      Nope. He is alone on his planet.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 17, 2015 at 13:02

        The second rock from the Sun?


  11. DragonSpirit009

    July 17, 2015 at 12:58

    Awesome stuff Zoe! Need more of you in the world!


  12. oVg Reality is an illusion

    July 17, 2015 at 13:06

    Did he think PR meant Pervert Relations?


  13. HvR

    July 17, 2015 at 13:10

    +1 for Zoe.


  14. Aries

    July 17, 2015 at 13:29

    Well done Zoe, Justice is SERVED, Now I want Malva pudding


    • hairyknees

      July 17, 2015 at 13:30

      I think we all do :/ damn that picture!!!


  15. hairyknees

    July 17, 2015 at 13:31

    MALVA PUDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • Generic ZA

      July 18, 2015 at 14:51

      Hmm, I too have an inexplicable craving for Malva pudding. (Damn web based subliminal stimuli)


  16. Dutch Matrix

    July 17, 2015 at 13:48

    That’s it! I am gonna bake a Malva pudding this weekend!


    • Pariah

      July 17, 2015 at 13:58

      You started it. DAMN. AGAIN. 🙁 Tonight I have to have one now. It’s your fault I’m going to have a delicious taste bud sensation of complete and utter joy. YOUR FAULT!!!



  17. RinceThis

    July 17, 2015 at 14:01

    Well done Zoe!


  18. Sageville

    July 17, 2015 at 14:08

    Nice one Zoe!


  19. Ranting Raptor

    July 17, 2015 at 14:18

    Zoe what you did was brave. Well done on standing up for yourself


  20. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    July 17, 2015 at 14:31

    That knife into that cabbage… It is the least deserving form of “surgery” (translated as torture) to be performed on said dude’s man part… Well done Zoe!


  21. Coughsie

    July 20, 2015 at 07:11

    Well done to Zoe for getting justice served. On a side note how is it that not a single person has commented on the “…the SKE rep who slimed on Zoe and pretty much every other woman…” line? My imagination went into overdrive with that one.


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