Home Opinion The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 18 October 2019

The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 18 October 2019

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Some days, I think about how creepy it would be if a baby was born laughing instead of crying.

Best story


After a decade of having a mere game to their name, Riot Games isn’t just ready to chart a course for one new game in their arsenal: They’re working on several, as the future looks set to be bright for the company now that it plans to expand across several genres and mediums. A fighting game is on the horizon, there’s an RPG in development and they’re even taking a stab at a card game of their own! Presumably once they’re done mopping the floor clean of Valve’s Artifact bones that is.

Worst story of the week


I’LL SHED YOUR LOADS ESKOM! While that may just be the most obtuse threat I’ve ever flung at someone since I told my local politician that I’d treat him with kid gloves (only that the gloves are made out of actual children), it’s a feeling that many of us are processing right now. Just when Eskom’s top board decided to complain about their annual bonuses, out comes a surprise round of load shedding that looks set to continue into next week. BAH!

WTF Story of the week


You’re on Twitter. You’re looking at our latest site links, blissfully unaware that my joke only works on social media as the front page of the site happens to have an excerpts feature. You see a story that Silent Hill is coming back, and you’re all lke “Don’t do that, don’t give me hope”. Well good bad news friend! Because I may not have hope for you, but I do have a ton of despair as the latest Silent Hill game will soon be playable…in your nearest casino.

Header Image of the week

Slaps roof of header image:



Comments of the week


Umar gets all philosophical over Star Citizen’s birthday:

How can we have a birthday if we were never born at all? – Jaden Smith

SagatatiaRZA has already chosen his side in Pokémon Sword and Shield:


HVR is happy to have an ION and a tit back in action:

Promises a tit-free vlog, get a video of tit rambling for 10 minutes. No seriously Darryn this is awesome

Raptor Rants comes up with the most evil plan yet over Fortnite deleting itself:

Players wins Fortnite Steam Royale tournament

Winners: Wooooo! We win R8000!

*Video clip starts to play showing prize money being sucked in to a Black Hole containing the Epic Logo

Epic: Psyche!

HairyEwok points out the flaw in my click baity headline about being able to play classic MS DOS games right meow:

It’s a lie I can’t play these MS-DOS games in my browser right now. I have work to do dammit.

And Admiral Chief earns a good hearty chuckle with this story!

Hahaha joke’s on you, I’m always carrying.

The other day, my wife was asking me why I always carry my pistol around in the house. I replied “because of the damn decepticons”. She laughed. I laughed. The toaster laughed. I shot the toaster. Good times.

Critical Hit Original Recipe Content


Netflix’s Daybreak review – A+ for Apocalyptic Effort
Disco Elysium Review – Stayin’ Alive
Riot Games throws down the gauntlet – the reaction is typically petty
The internet reacts to Gigantamax Meowth
Little Big Workshop Review – A SatisFactory sim
Fortnite Chapter 2 – Eight big ways that the victory royale game has changed
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review – A lush and involving fairy tale that charts its own course
14 Video Game mash-ups that the gaming industry needs right now
Grid (2019) review – Staying between the lines
The best comic book covers of the week – 14 October 2019
Fortnite: The End – How Epic Games teased the end of their sandbox
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince review – Making Old New Again
Felix the Reaper Review – Danse Macabre
Almost a decade later, Dead Space 2’s eye surgery scene still creeps me the hell out

Bonus DVD Content

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Last Updated: October 18, 2019


  1. No joe Blobbers in the SC article was a surprise.


  2. HvR

    October 18, 2019 at 15:01

    And there I thought my Lira pull out comment was the best of the week.

    But I will take it.


  3. Marek Nourse

    October 18, 2019 at 17:15

    Tom Cruise and Cristian Bale had a baby… Guy in Tom Cruise 2020 campaign


  4. HvR

    October 18, 2019 at 15:12

    You know the world is really screwy if you 1:45 into that Tom Cruise video and still not sure if it is joke or not


    • Pariah

      October 18, 2019 at 15:12

      I’m still wondering… Though he’d be a marked improvement over the current one. But then again, so would raw sewage.


      • HvR

        October 18, 2019 at 15:22

        The only way they can downgrade is Xi “Poohbear” Jinping, Nicolas “ShowMeTheMoney” Maduro, Jacob “GrootPoes” Zuma or Robert “DooiePoes” Mugabe


  5. Pariah

    October 18, 2019 at 15:12

    That Egg video is so incredibly well animated. Love it. And the music/atmosphere. Brilliantly done.


  6. Pariah

    October 18, 2019 at 15:22

    Also how old is that Decepticon joke, Admiral?


    • Original Heretic

      October 18, 2019 at 17:16

      Pepperidge Farm remembers.


    • Admiral Chief

      October 21, 2019 at 08:38

      Good jokes never die


  7. SagatatiaRZA

    October 21, 2019 at 14:44

    My moment in the spotlight and you typo’d my comment! Damnit D.


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