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Welcome to Critical Hit (What happened to Lazygamer and The Movies?)

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What the hell is this, and where in the heck is Lazygamer? What’s happened to The Movies?

Welcome to Critical Hit.

As you’ve probably noticed if you’ve visited Lazygamer over the past few years, we’ve broadened our coverage. We supplemented our video game news and reviews with more, branching out in to entertainment and technology news.

Now, we’re taking that to the next logical step. We’ve taken Lazygamer and The Movies, and merged them in to one and diversifying even more.

Critical Hit is built on the idea that we are more than one thing. Are you a hard-core gamer who also enjoys a night out at the movies? Perhaps you’re a professional cosplayer who is searching for the perfect burger, or maybe you’re just interested in high-end tech and Netflix bingeing. Covering gaming, entertainment, tech and geek, Critical Hit offers information and critique from a staff of diverse, knowledgeable and fiercely opinionated writers.

What can you expect? The same cutting edge game, entertainment and technology coverage you’ve come to expect, appended with tabletop gaming news and reviews, and lifestyle content that we hope you’ll find interesting. We’ll cover events, food, books and just about anything that we’re passionate about.

We also realise that change can be difficult, and that not everybody wants to read about the best burger in Johannesburg, or the best spots for a Friday afternoon beer. We’ve designed the site to accommodate just that, as each section functions as its own mini site. Click on the gaming menu, and you’ll be whisked away to Critical Hit gaming, where you’ll find nothing but the latest in gaming news.

Don’t care much for games? Head over to Critical Hit entertainment, for the latest in film and TV news and reviews, op-eds and features.

As with anything in its infancy, there are still things that don’t quite work as they should and we know some sections aren’t quite as populated as they should be. We’re working hard to remedy that. We’ll also be adding new features in the coming months as we build a site that’s made for you – no matter who you are.

It’s going to be one hell of a journey, and we hope that you’re as excited as we are to take it.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: January 9, 2017

103 Comments

  1. Gavin Mannion

    January 8, 2017 at 15:26

    Sad to see my old site go.. but quite excited about our future now…

    Reply

    • VampyreSquirrel

      January 8, 2017 at 16:56

      I’m sure it will be a Critical success xD

      Reply

  2. Ottokie

    January 8, 2017 at 15:28

    The main logo has pink!

    WINNING!

    Reply

  3. Mr. Sexycalifragilistic

    January 8, 2017 at 15:35

    What… What is this? What… I… What? But… But… Where… Lazy… What?
    http://img.memecdn.com/my-body-is-not-yet-ready_o_805401.gif

    Reply

  4. RinceThis

    January 8, 2017 at 15:36

    Yay! This is going to rock people!

    Reply

  5. Geoffrey Tim

    January 8, 2017 at 15:49

    Welcome, everyone. It’s been a bunch of hard work, and a bunch of planning. Cheers, Lazygamer and the Movies. Welcome, Critical Hit.

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      January 8, 2017 at 16:50

      #calledit #wasnot100%sure

      Reply

    • miaau

      January 9, 2017 at 10:59

      Good luck!

      I hope it goes well and the transition is smooth. Personally, I think this is a very good move for your guys. Will be watching with interest.

      When I can! Work, work, work, family, you know the drill.

      Reply

    • GooseZA

      January 9, 2017 at 14:39

      Awesome!

      Reply

    • Cat

      January 10, 2017 at 16:37

      Hey Geoffrey

      The new site looks cool & I am excited to see more of what is in store for the new year. Just a heads up that the “show more news” tab at the bottom of the current articles list does not bring up more news stories once pressed, it loads the previous articles.

      Reply

      • Geoffrey Tim

        January 11, 2017 at 15:39

        Thanks! It definitely *was* working – so something’s gone wrong. We’ll look in to that.

        Reply

      • Geoffrey Tim

        January 11, 2017 at 15:49

        And it’s working again. Thanks. πŸ™‚

        Reply

  6. Dutch Matrix

    January 8, 2017 at 15:59

    Guess I’ll have to play nice now… Well done Geoffey and Crew! Gavin… I am sad to see Lazygamer go though!

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      January 8, 2017 at 16:46

      It’s not gone. It’s just used a re-spec point.

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        January 8, 2017 at 17:19

        IT’S GONE! Y’ALL CAN’T TELL ME THAT IT IS NOT GONE! I SAW IT! IT’S GONE!

        Reply

      • RinceThis

        January 8, 2017 at 17:40

        and for only $55 it was a bargain!

        Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      January 8, 2017 at 21:24

      You’re not the only one… It’s weird that I allowed my site to be euthanized., But it’s for the better good

      Reply

  7. Trebzz

    January 8, 2017 at 16:22

    Congrats guys and all the best moving forward πŸ™‚ look forward to inserting my troll…. I mean valuable opinions here πŸ˜›

    Reply

  8. Admiral Chief

    January 8, 2017 at 16:41

    What’s going on here then?

    Reply

  9. Raptor Rants

    January 8, 2017 at 16:43

    Time to start ranking up the comments score here! All that hard work gone!

    πŸ˜›

    On a serious note, I’m actually quite excited for this. I did start to feel lagz was too haphazard in the way news was spread between the movies and lagz site. This is awesome!

    Good luck guys and galz and may this site be even more successful than the last!

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      January 8, 2017 at 21:22

      Unfortunately Disqus couldn’t let us merge communities… so I had to hack it as best I could..

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        January 8, 2017 at 23:12

        Yeah I read up on that a while ago. Not exactly the most friendly features for merging communities

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  10. Raptor Rants

    January 8, 2017 at 16:44

    So long Lazzy and thanks for all the fish

    Reply

  11. Raptor Rants

    January 8, 2017 at 16:48

  12. VampyreSquirrel

    January 8, 2017 at 16:55

    Was wondering when this would happen @OddSockZA:disqus but I’m glad it has and it looks amazing!

    I’ve kinda known it was coming for about 5 months xD

    Reply

  13. Umar

    January 8, 2017 at 16:57

  14. Raptor Rants

    January 8, 2017 at 16:59

  15. Raptor Rants

    January 8, 2017 at 17:02

    Right all. Lazygamer was affectionately called Lagz and more recently Lazzy.

    Critical Hit needs a nickname. Let’s start figuring it out.

    Reply

    • Umar

      January 8, 2017 at 17:05

      Critz
      #SuperCreative

      Reply

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      January 8, 2017 at 17:54

      Let’s just call it… “Home”

      Reply

  16. The D

    January 8, 2017 at 17:18

    We’d just like to apologise in advance to anyone who was preparing to say that “this review certainly was written by a lazy gamer”.

    Sorry guys, no more sounding smart like the other 54 billion people who have made that joke over the last ten years.

    Reply

  17. Sageville

    January 8, 2017 at 17:21

    Is this site affiliated with Metacritic?

    Reply

  18. Zain Moosa

    January 8, 2017 at 17:26

    Love the new look guys, all the best, looking forward to seeing and reading everything you have planned for 2017.

    Reply

  19. 40 Insane Frogs

    January 8, 2017 at 17:30

    I will not miss you Lazygamer…. sniff.. I WILL NOT CRY!!! SCREW YOU LAZYGAMER! DEATH TO THE OLD KING! LONG LIVE CRITICAL HIT!!!

    http://i.giphy.com/11HxElzKUMmBxu.gif

    Reply

  20. RinceThis

    January 8, 2017 at 17:43

    So new nickname ‘crit’? Too obvious?

    Reply

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      January 8, 2017 at 17:55

      Uh…. what about the HITZ!?

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        January 8, 2017 at 17:58

        And we can add an S too! Wait 0_O

        Reply

    • Aries

      January 8, 2017 at 18:11

      We can call it Lagz2, because we all are still lazy

      Reply

  21. Aries

    January 8, 2017 at 18:06

    Sure this will be a success, with the way things go on in the comments, but congrats for the bravery in changing things up abit

    Reply

  22. Raptor Rants

    January 8, 2017 at 18:21

    Avast me hearties! Ye be flying under a new flag upon these seas. May the wind always fill ye sails!

    Reply

  23. Brandon van Reenen

    January 8, 2017 at 18:25

    IGN ZA?

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      January 8, 2017 at 21:13

      except all original content and fewer accusations of fellatio being given for advertising moneyz?

      Reply

  24. Matthew Figueira

    January 8, 2017 at 18:54

    Oh hi! πŸ˜›

    Reply

  25. Greylingad{EXPLOSIONS!}

    January 8, 2017 at 21:00

    PINKSPLOSION?!
    ALL THIS PINK IS MAKING MY EYEBALLS HURT! AAAAND I LIKE IT!!
    PEEEOOOWEEEYOOOWHAAAYOUUU!
    (Read in shouty MR Torgue voice)
    Well done guys!! This was a massive surprise!

    Reply

  26. Zoe Hawkins

    January 8, 2017 at 22:16

    So glad the cat is out of the bag – hope you all like our metamorphosis!

    Reply

  27. Griffith

    January 8, 2017 at 22:22

    Lazygamer you will be missed

    Reply

  28. konfab

    January 8, 2017 at 23:06

    Goodnight sweet princes. May your cookies forever rest in the cache of its readers.

    Reply

  29. Kromas Ryder

    January 9, 2017 at 01:00

    Makes a ton of sense and helps me clean up some bookmarks.

    Reply

  30. Unavengedavo

    January 9, 2017 at 06:45

  31. Ndivhuwo Mogashoa

    January 9, 2017 at 07:55

    Nooooooooo! Not like this! πŸ™

    Reply

  32. Magoo

    January 9, 2017 at 07:56

    Good stuff! Can I get a founder badge?

    Reply

  33. PurplePariah

    January 9, 2017 at 07:58

    So that was an interesting experience. Typing in LazyGamer.net 3 times and coming here. Wondering who’d hacked the site. Then I read this.

    Guys. Awesome. <3

    Reply

  34. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    January 9, 2017 at 09:05

    I understand the rationale behind re-branding, and I’m on board with this idea, but then you guys go buy another pepsi .net domain?? Huge missed opportunity.

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 9, 2017 at 10:24

      We really, really REALLY tried to get the com. but no dice. Loved the name too much.

      Reply

  35. Guild

    January 9, 2017 at 09:36

    Sad to see the old site go but I do like this new look. Awesome stuff. All the best with the rebranding

    Reply

  36. Filmmaker

    January 9, 2017 at 10:26

    Do you have an online comic book store here? That would be really nice

    Reply

  37. For the Emperor!

    January 9, 2017 at 10:30

    Table top gaming? Nice! Will this include some Warhammer? And the latest swag that will be released for the Firefly board game?

    Reply

  38. Caveshen Rajman

    January 9, 2017 at 12:07

    It’s about time.

    Reply

  39. Magoo

    January 9, 2017 at 14:46

    After spending a day on the site, I must say, someone/s has been working really hard on this mcjagger and I’m impressed AF.

    Fuckin’ A guys.

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      January 10, 2017 at 07:00

      Appreciate it, we have in deed been working very hard to try ensure we were ready for go live and I can now breathe easier after making the first 24 hours without a crash…

      Reply

  40. chimera_85

    January 9, 2017 at 15:25

    Hah, okay, I’m game.

    Reply

  41. Avithar

    January 9, 2017 at 16:01

    Good Luck to the team, let make Critical Hit the best

    Reply

  42. Jonah Cash

    January 9, 2017 at 16:38

    I wish you all the best of luck. I have just finished my first day at my new branch and it looks like it might just work. Hopefully we can both grow at a rapid pace πŸ™‚

    Reply

  43. DrKiller

    January 9, 2017 at 16:55

    And here I was still trying to get used to the previous changes

    Reply

  44. rollingmol

    January 9, 2017 at 18:16

    I read it as criticalshit.phweeew that was close

    Reply

  45. Ghost In The Rift

    January 9, 2017 at 20:35

    Happy New Year to all and all of the best, congrats to Critical Hit on the merge, its gonna be an interesting year and i look forward to all the articles ahead. Lets have a good one.

    Reply

  46. HvR

    January 10, 2017 at 08:20

  47. CypherGate

    January 10, 2017 at 09:01

    Wow and I was wondering am I typing lazygamer in properly. Tried my bookmark and still took me here. I almost thought our beloved local gaming site has just vanished and left this planet. Luckily I saw the welcome section. Looks awesome guys. Looking forward to all the new bits! Oh and Scalebound isn’t a surprise to me because it just didn’t look interesting personally.

    Reply

  48. Deadlock

    January 10, 2017 at 12:27

    Let me not be the first to congrats you guys on the new site! Was getting tired of clicking on “Show Comments” over at MyMultichoice MyBroadband…

    Reply

  49. Guava_Eater

    January 11, 2017 at 09:39

    oooooooo change πŸ™‚

    Reply

  50. The Administrator

    January 12, 2017 at 01:31

    This also lessens the chance of confusing this for Lazy Game Reviews on YouTube. lol

    No, seriously, that’s what I thought this was when I found it for the first time.

    Reply

  51. @SargonDotA2

    January 17, 2017 at 07:22

    Lazygamer uses merge attack on the Movies
    It’s super effective
    Some might call it… a critical hit…
    πŸ˜‰
    GLHF guys.

    Reply

  52. Deceased

    January 19, 2017 at 21:04

    Well now

    *finally realizes it’s not a faulty redirect*

    Let it continue… πŸ™‚

    Reply

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