E3 2013

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The latest, greatest, biggest and most important Electronic Entertainment Expo in years has come to an end and ran over the week of June 10th in Los Angeles, and El33tonline was there covering the event to bring you the most important and exciting news, previews, impressions, screenshots, trailers, photos and videos!

Keep up-to-date with El33tonline’s extensive previous and continued coverage of E3 2013 on this page, as well as on Facebook and Twitter, and if you missed our liveblogs and previous coverage of the big E3 press conferences this year you can catch up below (click to visit the liveblog page):

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More E3 2013 News and Features:

E3 2014: Nintendo Announcement Round-up – Biggest News So Far

E3 2014: Nintendo Announcement Round-up – Biggest News So Far
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 11, 2014 / 9 comment(s)

Catch up with the news out of E3 2014 so far, and El33tonline’s round-up of Nintendo’s biggest announcements!


E3 2014: EA Press Conference Round-up – The Biggest News So Far

E3 2014: EA Press Conference Round-up – The Biggest News So Far
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 10, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Catch up with the news out of E3 2014 so far, and El33tonline’s…


E3 2014: Ubisoft Press Conference Round-up – Biggest News So Far

E3 2014: Ubisoft Press Conference Round-up – Biggest News So Far
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 10, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Catch up with the news out of E3 2014 so far, and El33tonline’s round-up of Ubisoft’s biggest announcements!


E3 2014: Microsoft Press Conference Round-up – Biggest News So Far

E3 2014: Microsoft Press Conference Round-up – Biggest News So Far
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 10, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

Catch up with the news out of E3 2014 so far, and El33tonline’s…


E3 2014: Sony Press Conference Round-up – Biggest News So Far

E3 2014: Sony Press Conference Round-up – Biggest News So Far
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 10, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

Catch up with the news out of E3 2014 so far, and El33tonline’s round-up of Sony’s biggest announcements!


Soul Sacrifice Delta

Soul Sacrifice Delta
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Jun 6, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Soul Sacrifice Delta is an expanded version of the original game featuring new quests, characters and gameplay mechanics along with a host of other improvements and changes.


June 2014 Game Releases: Murdered by the Grid Sniper on a Transforming Wildstar

June 2014 Game Releases: Murdered by the Grid Sniper on a Transforming Wildstar
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 2, 2014 / 11 comment(s)

Find out what games are out in June!


Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / May 27, 2014 / 20 comment(s)

Watch Dogs brings plenty of great ideas to the table and features one of the best realised sandbox environments in the business.


Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / May 15, 2014 / 11 comment(s)

Mario Kart 8 almost needs no introduction. Is it great? Yes.


Microsoft advertises new $399 Xbox One without Kinect

Microsoft advertises new $399 Xbox One without Kinect
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 13, 2014 / 7 comment(s)

A new page has popped up on Xbox.com today advertising the Xbox One for only $399 – $100 below the console’s regular price – and without Kinect packaged in the box.


Exclusive Blazin’ Aces Q&A with designer Duncan Bell discusses mobile development and homegrown talent

Exclusive Blazin’ Aces Q&A with designer Duncan Bell discusses mobile development and homegrown talent
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / May 12, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

Last week Johannesburg based indie outfit Red Dot Lab released its first mobile game Blazin’ Aces. Naturally we were keen…


An El33t P33k at… Transistor, a mysterious turn-based (but action-packed) RPG

An El33t P33k at… Transistor, a mysterious turn-based (but action-packed) RPG
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 9, 2014 / 4 comment(s)

One of the most highly praised games of 2011 emerged from…


Epic Games announces new Unreal Tournament, to be publicly developed and totally free

Epic Games announces new Unreal Tournament, to be publicly developed and totally free
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 8, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

Epic Games has revealed a new free-to-play Unreal Tournament.


Opinion: 9 ways that Sony and developers can improve Remote Play

Opinion: 9 ways that Sony and developers can improve Remote Play
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / May 8, 2014 / 2 comment(s)

Late last year I wrote an article on how Sony and developers…


Child of Light

Child of Light
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / May 8, 2014 / 9 comment(s)

Child of Light is a new IP developed by Ubisoft Montreal and helmed by Far Cry 3 Creative Director Patrick Plourde….


Opinion: Why roguelikes have become so popular, despite their barrier to entry

Opinion: Why roguelikes have become so popular, despite their barrier to entry
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 6, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Why have roguelikes become so popular recently?


An El33t P33k at… Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, a from-the-ground-up remake of Abe’s Oddysee

An El33t P33k at… Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, a from-the-ground-up remake of Abe’s Oddysee
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / May 6, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

If you’re a fan of smart, good-looking platformers such as Limbo…


Kirby Triple Deluxe

Kirby Triple Deluxe
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / May 6, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Kirby Triple Deluxe is the first classic-style Kirby game since Kirby’s Adventure Wii, and the first handheld traditional Kirby since the remake of Super Star Saga on the DS in 2008.


10 Things You Need To Know About… Sportsfriends, a compendium of local multiplayer delights

10 Things You Need To Know About… Sportsfriends, a compendium of local multiplayer delights
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 5, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Sportsfriends is a collection of very distinct local multiplayer games…


Monday Musings: How the rise of digital distribution has affected Japanese game localisation

Monday Musings: How the rise of digital distribution has affected Japanese game localisation
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / May 5, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Welcome to the latest Monday Musings!


An El33t P33k at… Galak-Z, a PlayStation-exclusive, anime-inspired space shooter

An El33t P33k at… Galak-Z, a PlayStation-exclusive, anime-inspired space shooter
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 5, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

If you’ve ever enjoyed watching classic Japanese animated cartoons…


Mario Golf World Tour

Mario Golf World Tour
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / May 1, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

World Tour has been a long time coming, but fortunately it’s the Mario Golf game I’ve been waiting for.


Trials Fusion

Trials Fusion
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / May 1, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

What is frustration? What causes it? Well, frustration is an emotional response related to disappointment and anger, and usually happens when you continue to fail at a given task.


Mad Catz STRIKE 5 Gaming Keyboard

Mad Catz STRIKE 5 Gaming Keyboard
Accessory / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / May 1, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Every PC gamer’s performance is dependent on their hardware, but it’s not only the specs that matter.


May 2014 Game Releases: Watching Tesla Karts Bound to New Transistor Dogs

May 2014 Game Releases: Watching Tesla Karts Bound to New Transistor Dogs
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / May 1, 2014 / 11 comment(s)

April might not have been the most exciting time for new games…


Opinion: PC Versus Next-gen – which future should I invest in?

Opinion: PC Versus Next-gen – which future should I invest in?
Feature / Written by Russell Marston / Apr 29, 2014 / 8 comment(s)

The differences between playing games on PC versus consoles have become even more indistinguishable…


Daylight

Daylight
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Apr 29, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

Have you ever had a dream where you find yourself all alone and all you can hear are voices, but you don’t know where they’re coming from? Are you still afraid of the dark?


Skylanders Trap Team announced with new portal that ‘brings life to toys’

Skylanders Trap Team announced with new portal that ‘brings life to toys’
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Apr 24, 2014 / 4 comment(s)

Activision has announced a fourth new Skylanders action game for 2014!


Opinion: If all we get from PS4 and Xbox One is 60 frames per second, I’m OK with that

Opinion: If all we get from PS4 and Xbox One is 60 frames per second, I’m OK with that
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Apr 15, 2014 / 8 comment(s)

Playing Bioshock: Infinite on PC was a revelation for me.


The Minekandla Report: The 8-bit Pixel Protector investigates unauthorised use of City Textures

The Minekandla Report: The 8-bit Pixel Protector investigates unauthorised use of City Textures
Feature / Written by Bryan Johnston / Apr 11, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

The following is a report submitted by the special 8-bit Pixel…


Amazon unveils Fire TV media player, gaming capabilities and launch line-up detailed

Amazon unveils Fire TV media player, gaming capabilities and launch line-up detailed
News / Written by Tom Morrison / Apr 3, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

Earlier this year rumours began to circulate that online giant Amazon was working on a dedicated gaming console for release in 2014.


The Games of April 2014: The Child of the Scrolls meets the Elder Realm’s Final Trials

The Games of April 2014: The Child of the Scrolls meets the Elder Realm’s Final Trials
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Apr 1, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

What games are out in April around the world?


Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Mar 28, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a wonderful collaboration between Level 5 and Capcom…


Facebook acquires Oculus Rift developer for $2 billion

Facebook acquires Oculus Rift developer for $2 billion
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 26, 2014 / 6 comment(s)

Facebook has announced that the company has reached an agreement to acquire virtual reality headset developer Oculus VR for a…


Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Mar 25, 2014 / 6 comment(s)

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a prologue to Kojima Productions’ upcoming open-world title MGS V: The Phantom Pain.


Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Mar 24, 2014 / 10 comment(s)

Dark Souls II is the third entry in From Software’s influential ‘Souls’ series that combines traditional action RPG elements with innovative multiplayer features.


inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: Second Son
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Mar 20, 2014 / 7 comment(s)

inFamous: Second Son is the third main entry in Sucker Punch’s open-world series about unlikely heroes who acquire the use of natural elements that can be wielded as weapons.


Xbox One arrives in South Africa, and other regions, in September

Xbox One arrives in South Africa, and other regions, in September
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 18, 2014 / 14 comment(s)

Microsoft has just announced that Xbox One will become available in South Africa and 25 other markets around the world…


Titanfall

Titanfall
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 17, 2014 / 21 comment(s)

It’s rare for a new videogame franchise to be announced less than a year before it’s released, but that’s exactly…


February 2014 NPD: PS4 sales edges out Xbox One as CoD: Ghosts haunts No. 1 again

February 2014 NPD: PS4 sales edges out Xbox One as CoD: Ghosts haunts No. 1 again
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 14, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Sales tracking firm The NPD Group has released its latest revenue report for the US videogame industry, this time for…


Opinions We Trust: Titanfall Review Round-up

Opinions We Trust: Titanfall Review Round-up
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 10, 2014 / 4 comment(s)

The launch of Titanfall is finally upon us, with the game due out in North America tomorrow, March 11th, and…


Monday Musings: We need more old-school gaming

Monday Musings: We need more old-school gaming
Feature / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Mar 10, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

Welcome to the latest Monday Musings, a regular meander through the random thoughts of members of El33tonline. It doesn’t always…


South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 10, 2014 / 3 comment(s)

In the seventeen years since the start of the immensely popular South Park TV series, there have been under a…


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 10, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

I’ve made no bones about my affinity for the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – with an epic journey to…


Thief

Thief
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 10, 2014 / 13 comment(s)

In 1998, and when other developers were still chasing the dream of creating the next DOOM or Quake, Looking Glass…


TxK

TxK
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Mar 7, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

TxK, the latest digital explosion from the mind of Jeff Minter, pays homage to old Tempest arcade games and follows…


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Mar 7, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is the concluding chapter of the three-part FFXIII sub-series. The fact that its title isn’t…


33 Was Everywhere in February: Who had the best sighting last month?

33 Was Everywhere in February: Who had the best sighting last month?
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 3, 2014 / 10 comment(s)

Last month we kicked off (what we hope is) a fun contest to challenge the community to be on the…


The Games of March 2014: Dark Titans Reap Souls of the Second Son

The Games of March 2014: Dark Titans Reap Souls of the Second Son
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Mar 3, 2014 / 6 comment(s)

As has become tradition, you can count on the month of March to deliver at least half a dozen instances…


Ys: Memories of Celceta

Ys: Memories of Celceta
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Feb 28, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Ys: Memories of Celceta is the latest entry in Nihon Falcom’s long-running action RPG series starring the adventurous young swordsman Adol…


World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Feb 24, 2014 / 17 comment(s)

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 edition is a port of the highly popular massively multiplayer online tank battle game…


Strider

Strider
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 24, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Originally appearing in videogame form in the arcades in 1989, with a follow-up on the NES and sequels on various…


Jazzpunk

Jazzpunk
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 24, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

How do you describe the indescribable? How do you explain the inexplicable?


The Last of Us: Left Behind

The Last of Us: Left Behind
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Feb 21, 2014 / 1 comment(s)

The Last of Us: Left Behind is the first singleplayer downloadable content released for the game consisting of two intertwined…


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Feb 17, 2014 / 3 comment(s)

The argument about whether Retro Studios should or shouldn’t be spending its energy on another Donkey Kong Country game rages,…


Game developers wish you a happy Valentine’s Day with custom e-cards!

Game developers wish you a happy Valentine’s Day with custom e-cards!
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 14, 2014 / 2 comment(s)

In some parts of the world February 14th has already come and gone, but in others the day is just getting started…


Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Feb 11, 2014 / 2 comment(s)

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a remake of Spike…


33 is Everywhere: Show us your sightings and you could be rewarded!

33 is Everywhere: Show us your sightings and you could be rewarded!
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 5, 2014 / 23 comment(s)

If you’re anything like us at El33tonline, you would see the number ’33′ everywhere you go: On digital clocks, out…


The Games of February 2014: Lords of Lightning tell Tales of the Fabled Zombie Thief

The Games of February 2014: Lords of Lightning tell Tales of the Fabled Zombie Thief
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 3, 2014 / 13 comment(s)

It’s the first big month of 2014 with some heavy hitters…


Share your love of Canon and you could win 1 of 4 cameras with Canon South Africa!

Share your love of Canon and you could win 1 of 4 cameras with Canon South Africa!
Competition / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 1, 2014 / 11 comment(s)

Valentine’s Day on February 14th is just one day out of the month, but El33tonline and Canon South Africa are giving you four very good reasons to show us your tender side every single day of this ‘Month of Love’!


OlliOlli

OlliOlli
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Jan 29, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

OlliOlli is a new indie game for PS Vita from UK studio Roll7. It’s essentially a 2D skateboarding title featuring…


El33t’s Question of the Week: What are your top 5 games of the last console generation?

El33t’s Question of the Week: What are your top 5 games of the last console generation?
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jan 27, 2014 / 10 comment(s)

What’s this? A Question of the Week? Why so serious? Because this is serious business! We’ve already established that the…


Monday Musings: Nintendo’s Doomsday Clock still lies silent, despite adversity

Monday Musings: Nintendo’s Doomsday Clock still lies silent, despite adversity
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jan 20, 2014 / 6 comment(s)

There’s no way to sugarcoat the current situation that Nintendo…


Introducing the El33tonline Android app, a new way to keep up with the games you love

Introducing the El33tonline Android app, a new way to keep up with the games you love
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jan 16, 2014 / 40 comment(s)

It’s been a long time coming, but it took the efforts of El33tonline friend and reader Wayne Crous (aka creepy360 on Twitter)…


PlayStation Now streaming service to deliver older PlayStation games to your PS4 and PS3 in 2014

PlayStation Now streaming service to deliver older PlayStation games to your PS4 and PS3 in 2014
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jan 7, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

Sony Computer Entertainment has today announced PlayStation Now, a service that will allow users to play classic PlayStation, PlayStation 2…


Evolve announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC by Left 4 Dead developer, Turtle Rock

Evolve announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC by Left 4 Dead developer, Turtle Rock
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jan 7, 2014 / 0 comment(s)

Best known for its work on Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead…


The Fear is Real: Alien: Isolation announced with trailers, screens and story details

The Fear is Real: Alien: Isolation announced with trailers, screens and story details
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jan 7, 2014 / 3 comment(s)

After an extended period of rumours and speculation, SEGA…


El33t’s Pre-W33kend Post: Hey 2013, fare thee well!

El33t’s Pre-W33kend Post: Hey 2013, fare thee well!
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Dec 13, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

2013 treated El33tonline very well indeed.


Gran Turismo 6

Gran Turismo 6
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Dec 13, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

Gran Turismo 6 is the latest entry in Polyphony Digital’s PlayStation exclusive racing series which once again sports the tagline…


The Best of 2013: Peter’s Top 5 games of the year

The Best of 2013: Peter’s Top 5 games of the year
Feature / Written by Peter Wiles / Dec 13, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of the very Best Games of 2013, including our own personal…


November 2013 NPD: Xbox One is the fastest seller, PS4 sells the most, but software declines overall

November 2013 NPD: Xbox One is the fastest seller, PS4 sells the most, but software declines overall
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Dec 13, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

US sales tracking firm The NPD Group has released its latest…


Angry Birds: Star Wars

Angry Birds: Star Wars
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Dec 12, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

One year ago, on platforms far, far away, the much enjoyed crossover between Star Wars and our favourite overly disgruntled…


Assassin’s Creed: Pirates

Assassin’s Creed: Pirates
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Dec 12, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Assassin’s Creed is now a very well known gaming franchise that we have come to enjoy and love on consoles…


Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Dec 12, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Imagine being augmented with biotechnology to improve what you can do… this is exactly what Deus Ex: Human Revolution is…


The Best of 2013: Tom’s Top 10 PS Vita games of the year

The Best of 2013: Tom’s Top 10 PS Vita games of the year
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Dec 12, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of the very Best Games of 2013, including our own personal lists…


The Best of 2013: YouTube’s Top 10 trending gaming videos of the year

The Best of 2013: YouTube’s Top 10 trending gaming videos of the year
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Dec 12, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Over the course of 2013 there have no doubt been millions…


Bravely Default

Bravely Default
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Dec 10, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

Bravely Default might win a prize for the oddest name, but does it deserve a place in your gaming library?


Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Dec 10, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Super Mario 3D World comes at a time when the Wii U needs some system sellers to really give it the boost it needs…


VGX 2013 Round-up: Catch all the trailers, announcements and news right here

VGX 2013 Round-up: Catch all the trailers, announcements and news right here
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Dec 8, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Hosted by game industry personality Geoff Keighley and actor…


Tearaway

Tearaway
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Dec 6, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Tearaway is a brand new intellectual property for PS Vita from LittleBigPlanet creators Media Molecule. Just like that series, the…


The Best of 2013: Tom’s Top 10 PS3 games of the year – Retail Edition

The Best of 2013: Tom’s Top 10 PS3 games of the year – Retail Edition
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Dec 6, 2013 / 13 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of…


Nelson Mandela passes away at the age of 95

Nelson Mandela passes away at the age of 95
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Dec 6, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

El33tonline is profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of former South African president and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.


The Best of 2013: Tom’s Top 5 games of the year

The Best of 2013: Tom’s Top 5 games of the year
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Dec 4, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of the very Best Games of 2013, including our own personal lists…


Monday Musings: Five things 2013 has taught me about the future of narrative in games

Monday Musings: Five things 2013 has taught me about the future of narrative in games
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Dec 2, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

It’s a weird obsession, but very often I find myself thinking about…


The Best of 2013: Oliver’s Top 5 games of the year

The Best of 2013: Oliver’s Top 5 games of the year
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 29, 2013 / 23 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of the very Best Games of 2013, including our own personal…


The Best of 2013: Oliver’s Top 10 PC games of the year

The Best of 2013: Oliver’s Top 10 PC games of the year
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 29, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of the very Best Games of 2013, including our own personal…


Rocksmith 2014

Rocksmith 2014
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Nov 29, 2013 / 19 comment(s)

Rocksmith 2014 is a music videogame that, rather than being a sequel to the first 2011 / 2012 release of…


The Thursday Debate: Is second screen gaming just a fad?

The Thursday Debate: Is second screen gaming just a fad?
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 28, 2013 / 17 comment(s)

Welcome to The Thursday Debate on El33tonline! Every week, we’ll be focussing on a single topic of discussion and debating…


The Best of 2013: Peter’s Top 10 Wii U games of the year – Retail Edition

The Best of 2013: Peter’s Top 10 Wii U games of the year – Retail Edition
Feature / Written by Peter Wiles / Nov 27, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

The Wii U had a rough year with long droughts between games…


The Best of 2013: Pieter’s Top 5 games of the year

The Best of 2013: Pieter’s Top 5 games of the year
Feature / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Nov 27, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of the very Best Games of 2013, including our own personal…


The Best of 2013: Peter’s Top 10 3DS games of the year – Retail Edition

The Best of 2013: Peter’s Top 10 3DS games of the year – Retail Edition
Feature / Written by Peter Wiles / Nov 27, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Join members of El33tonline as we release our lists of the very Best Games of 2013, including our own personal…


Need For Speed: Rivals

Need For Speed: Rivals
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 27, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

The Need For Speed series has suffered from a severe identity crisis in recent years, a problem that EA and…


Just Dance 2014

Just Dance 2014
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Nov 27, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

I have never been a huge fan of dancing games because I believe that I’m not a very good dancer,…


Time Travel Tuesday: Super Mario Retrospective

Time Travel Tuesday: Super Mario Retrospective
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 26, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

With Nintendo’s Wii U exclusive Super Mario 3D World releasing in European territories this Friday it seems like a good…


Skylanders: Swap Force

Skylanders: Swap Force
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Nov 25, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Skylanders: Swap Force is the next great addition to the Skylanders family and I, for one could not be happier….


Monday Musings: Do microtransactions belong in full-priced games?

Monday Musings: Do microtransactions belong in full-priced games?
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 25, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Following the recent news that Gran Turismo 6 will feature…


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Nov 25, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Nintendo bravely returns to the world and style of A Link to the Past with a sequel, A Link Between…


XCOM: Enemy Within

XCOM: Enemy Within
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 25, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Released in late 2012, XCOM: Enemy Unknown was almost universally hailed as an outstanding turn-based strategy title that combined just…


End of an Era: John Carmack leaves id Software to join Oculus VR full-time

End of an Era: John Carmack leaves id Software to join Oculus VR full-time
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 25, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

After almost 23 years at the company that he and other legendary…


WWE 2K14

WWE 2K14
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Nov 22, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

WWE 2K14 is the spiritual successor to WWE ‘13, after 2K Sports acquired the WWE franchise license was from THQ…


WRC 4

WRC 4
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Nov 22, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

I see the World Rally Championship (WRC) as music in motion… on dirt… which is going really fast! WRC 4…


Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 21, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom is an action adventure game featuring characters and plot details from the Invizimals augmented reality series created…


SpongeBob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge

SpongeBob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Nov 21, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

SpongeBob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge is the sequel…


The Thursday Debate: Will mobile gaming ever make consoles obsolete?

The Thursday Debate: Will mobile gaming ever make consoles obsolete?
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 21, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

Welcome to The Thursday Debate on El33tonline! Every week, we’ll be focussing on a single topic of discussion and debating…


Time Travel Tuesday: Xbox Retrospective

Time Travel Tuesday: Xbox Retrospective
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 19, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

With the launch of the Xbox One on November 22nd in select territories around the world, we take a look…


Monday Musings: How Sony and developers can make PS4 Remote Play even better

Monday Musings: How Sony and developers can make PS4 Remote Play even better
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 18, 2013 / 9 comment(s)

Being able to stream PS4 games to PS Vita via Remote Play is an…


Tearaway

Tearaway
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 15, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Ever since Tearaway was announced at gamescom 2012 I’ve admired it from a distance, so I was thrilled to recently…


Final Exam

Final Exam
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Nov 15, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

Final Exam is a 2.5D side-scrolling shooter / beat ‘em up developed by Mighty Rocket Studio. The game features co-operative…


Invizimals: The Alliance

Invizimals: The Alliance
Review / Written by Guest Author / Nov 15, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Invizimals: The Alliance marks the return of Invizimals to PlayStation


The Thursday Debate: Is Xbox One or PS4 the better long-term investment?

The Thursday Debate: Is Xbox One or PS4 the better long-term investment?
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 14, 2013 / 26 comment(s)

Welcome to The Thursday Debate on El33tonline!


The next generation arrives early: Congratulations to Lisa and Wayne on the birth of Amy Hannah!

The next generation arrives early: Congratulations to Lisa and Wayne on the birth of Amy Hannah!
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 13, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

We’ve received some amazing news today, and it has absolutely nothing to do with videogames for a change!


Rayman Fiesta Run

Rayman Fiesta Run
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 13, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

Rayman Fiesta Run is a follow-up to last year’s popular endless runner Rayman Jungle Run. The game is powered by…


Time Travel Tuesday: PlayStation Retrospective

Time Travel Tuesday: PlayStation Retrospective
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 12, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

With just three days to go until the launch of PlayStation 4…


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 8, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is the fifth entry in the main Ace Attorney series which has typically been exclusive…


Pokemon X

Pokemon X
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Nov 8, 2013 / 15 comment(s)

Nintendo finally ran out of colours so it moved on to letters of the alphabet, but if you think this…


Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Nov 8, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Layton and entourage are on the go again, this time to discover the mystery of the Azran Legacy. Wonderful production…


Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 7, 2013 / 14 comment(s)

With Battlefield 4, EA and DICE deliver the latest game in this decade old first-person military shooter series known for…


The Thursday Debate: Is the Wii U a true next generation console?

The Thursday Debate: Is the Wii U a true next generation console?
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 7, 2013 / 11 comment(s)

Welcome to The Thursday Debate on El33tonline! Every week, we’ll be focussing on a single topic of discussion and debating…


CastleStorm: The Warrior Queen DLC

CastleStorm: The Warrior Queen DLC
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Nov 7, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

CastleStorm is one of the most unique games to be released this year and it’s not only super fun, it’s…


Sonic: Lost World

Sonic: Lost World
Review / Written by Erick Truter / Nov 7, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

Lost World is the latest title in the Sonic series released on both Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. In this…


F1 2013

F1 2013
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Nov 6, 2013 / 9 comment(s)

F1 2013 is Codemasters’ latest attempt to bring the highly technical and demanding world of Formula One racing into our…


Time Travel Tuesday: Call of Duty Retrospective

Time Travel Tuesday: Call of Duty Retrospective
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 5, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

From very humble beginnings…


El33t’s P33k at the Games of November 2013: The PS4 and Xbox One are out this month!

El33t’s P33k at the Games of November 2013: The PS4 and Xbox One are out this month!
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Nov 4, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Whoa, everybody.


Jody ventures out to sea aboard the Jolly Roger for South Africa’s Assassin’s Creed IV launch event

Jody ventures out to sea aboard the Jolly Roger for South Africa’s Assassin’s Creed IV launch event
Feature / Written by Jody Williams / Nov 1, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

This past Monday, October 28, videogame distributor Megarom…


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Review / Written by John Tidwell / Nov 1, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

Oh LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, how do I love thee? Let me count the bricks…


NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Nov 1, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

It comes as no surprise that at the tail-end of 2013, 2K Sports has released its latest (and possibly greatest)…


The Thursday Debate: Does the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 have the better launch line-up?

The Thursday Debate: Does the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 have the better launch line-up?
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 31, 2013 / 9 comment(s)

Welcome to The Thursday Debate on El33tonline!


Muramasa Rebirth

Muramasa Rebirth
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Oct 30, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Muramasa Rebirth is a PS Vita port of Vanillaware’s former Wii exclusive Muramasa: The Demon Blade released in 2009. Just like…


Telltale Games announces The Walking Dead Season Two with debut reveal trailer

Telltale Games announces The Walking Dead Season Two with debut reveal trailer
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 29, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

After teasing the news earlier this week, Telltale Games has…


Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 25, 2013 / 14 comment(s)

For the longest time, videogames based on licensed properties from media like comic books, movies and TV series were immediately…


The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Oct 23, 2013 / 24 comment(s)

Fresh off the success of Game of the Year winner The Walking Dead, Telltale Games has launched another episodic adventure…


Spelunky

Spelunky
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Oct 22, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Spelunky, at first glance, made me wonder what on Earth I had got myself into but with the verve of…


Farming Simulator 2013

Farming Simulator 2013
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Oct 22, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

There are many more farming simulators than I realised when I first started looking into Farming Simulator 2013, which is…


Durban Gamers, it’s time to LAN for a cause

Durban Gamers, it’s time to LAN for a cause
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 18, 2013 / 16 comment(s)

At the age of 16, Chase Tanner has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Doctors have given him two years to live…


Battlefield 4 Interview: Producer Daniel Matros on Call of Duty comparisons, community feedback and DICE philosophies

Battlefield 4 Interview: Producer Daniel Matros on Call of Duty comparisons, community feedback and DICE philosophies
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 17, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

With less than a month to go until launch around the world…


El33tonline Interview: Female pro gamer Stephanie Fouche on unique challenges, and what it takes to be the best

El33tonline Interview: Female pro gamer Stephanie Fouche on unique challenges, and what it takes to be the best
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 17, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Making a name for yourself in the world of competitive gaming is…


For Gamers, By Gamers: Catching up with Razer’s latest gaming peripherals

For Gamers, By Gamers: Catching up with Razer’s latest gaming peripherals
Feature / Written by Matthew Walsh / Oct 17, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Razer first made its mark by launching one of the world’s first…


NHL 14

NHL 14
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Oct 17, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

NHL 14 is the latest annual addition (and edition) of the EA Sports NHL franchise, developed by EA Canada. This…


Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force

Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force
Review / Written by John Tidwell / Oct 17, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

It’s time to return to a galaxy far, far away with the latest and greatest Star Wars Pinball pack from…


Watch Dogs Interview: Lead designer on connectivity, stealth in plain sight, and the relevancy of reality

Watch Dogs Interview: Lead designer on connectivity, stealth in plain sight, and the relevancy of reality
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 16, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

E3 2012 was notable for a few reasons, one of which was…


El33tonline Interview: The future of PlayStation 4 and Sony’s strong console heritage in South Africa

El33tonline Interview: The future of PlayStation 4 and Sony’s strong console heritage in South Africa
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 16, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

For South African audiences, Ster Kinekor has long been associated with movies and cinemas but it might come as a…


Dragon’s Crown

Dragon’s Crown
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Oct 15, 2013 / 10 comment(s)

Anticipation has been high for the release of Dragon’s Crown in European territories and for good reason. The game combines…


rAge 2013 attracts over 32 000 attendees, breaks 2012′s record numbers

rAge 2013 attracts over 32 000 attendees, breaks 2012′s record numbers
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 10, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

The numbers have been tallied and the announcement has been made: rAge 2013 has officially broken the attendance record set…


Pro Evolution Soccer 2014

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Oct 9, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PES 2014) is the latest instalment in Konami’s flagship sports franchise that can be traced all…


FIFA 14

FIFA 14
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Oct 4, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

FIFA 14 is the latest iteration of the widely successful FIFA series from EA Sports and is a great addition…


Win one of two mystery PS3 and Xbox 360 bundles with El33tonline! (Closed)

Win one of two mystery PS3 and Xbox 360 bundles with El33tonline! (Closed)
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 3, 2013 / 71 comment(s)

By the time you’re reading this, the first day of rAge 2013…


Puppeteer

Puppeteer
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Oct 3, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

Japan Studios has been quiet the past few years, but with the release of Puppeteer, a brand new intellectual property,…


Celebrate rAge 2013 with El33tonline and Afrihost, with massive prizes up for grabs!

Celebrate rAge 2013 with El33tonline and Afrihost, with massive prizes up for grabs!
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 1, 2013 / 21 comment(s)

By a quick show of hands, who of you here is from South Africa?


Confirmed: PlayStation 4 release officially delayed in South Africa

Confirmed: PlayStation 4 release officially delayed in South Africa
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 30, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Following today’s reports and updates from retailer BT Games…


Meet fourteen of South Africa’s top indie game developers at rAge 2013!

Meet fourteen of South Africa’s top indie game developers at rAge 2013!
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 30, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

If you happen to be attending rAge 2013 this week anytime from…


Valve announces the Steam Controller, a different kind of gamepad for PC and Steam

Valve announces the Steam Controller, a different kind of gamepad for PC and Steam
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 27, 2013 / 12 comment(s)

On the back of Valve’s previous two announcements detailing the company’s move into the living room with Steam Machines and…


Join El33tonline and Afrihost at rAge 2013 for fun and prizes galore!

Join El33tonline and Afrihost at rAge 2013 for fun and prizes galore!
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 27, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

The gamers of South Africa are once again gearing up for rAge…


Win an amazing Killzone Mercenary PS Vita bundle! (Closed)

Win an amazing Killzone Mercenary PS Vita bundle! (Closed)
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 27, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

Mega congratulations to Emmanuel Da Ressurreicao who will soon receive the hamper, enjoy the prize! Thanks to Ster Kinekor and…


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V
Review / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 27, 2013 / 17 comment(s)

The series that popularised the open-world sandbox action genre is back after a notable five year absence, but Grand Theft…


Valve announces Steam Machines, proprietary and customisable gaming hardware for SteamOS

Valve announces Steam Machines, proprietary and customisable gaming hardware for SteamOS
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 25, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

On the back of Valve’s exciting SteamOS reveal this week, the company has continued its schedule of announcements with the…


Square Enix announces Legacy of Kain inspired Nosgoth with debut trailer

Square Enix announces Legacy of Kain inspired Nosgoth with debut trailer
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 25, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

Square Enix has today officially taken the wraps off of Nosgoth…


Bungie’s Grizzled Ancient, Joe Staten, departs the studio

Bungie’s Grizzled Ancient, Joe Staten, departs the studio
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 25, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

In a snippet of bittersweet news, it was recently announced that Joseph Staten, a 15-year veteran of Bungie who most…


It’s Heritage Day in South Africa!

It’s Heritage Day in South Africa!
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 24, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

It’s that time of year in South Africa again, and time to celebrate and reflect on Heritage Day in the…


Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. Mobile Stereo Headset

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. Mobile Stereo Headset
Accessory / Written by Matthew Walsh / Sep 24, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

The whole world is full of sounds today. Cell phones ringing, computers beeping, cars hooting and music blaring out of…


Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Sep 24, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

The Saints are back and, let’s face it, they haven’t much improved from their crass, violent, self-indulgent, Earth-saving, totally awesome…


Valve announces SteamOS, a free and stand-alone entertainment operating system

Valve announces SteamOS, a free and stand-alone entertainment operating system
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 24, 2013 / 35 comment(s)

Last week Valve promised no less than three announcements…


Former president of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, passes away at age 85

Former president of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, passes away at age 85
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 21, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

It was with a heavy heart earlier this week that we learned…


Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3
Review / Written by Lisa Trollip / Sep 20, 2013 / 17 comment(s)

Although the third in the Lost Planet series, Lost Planet 3 is actually a prequel to the previous two instalments….


Time Travel Tuesday: Grand Theft Auto Retrospective

Time Travel Tuesday: Grand Theft Auto Retrospective
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Sep 17, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

With Grand Theft Auto V releasing worldwide today there’s never been a better time to take a look back at…


Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer – Tina Palacios tells us about her favourite things

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer – Tina Palacios tells us about her favourite things
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 16, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

The official reveal for Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer brought…


Presenting El33tonline’s explosive Grand Theft Auto V Community Video!

Presenting El33tonline’s explosive Grand Theft Auto V Community Video!
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 16, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

In anticipation of the impending release of Grand Theft Auto V…


Fable Legends

Fable Legends
Preview / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 13, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

One of the most pleasant surprises of gamescom 2013 was the reveal of Fable Legends from Lionhead and Microsoft, an…


Dead Rising 3

Dead Rising 3
Preview / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 13, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

If faced with the dire prospect of a zombie apocalypse, I would bet that it wouldn’t take much motivation to…


Call of Duty: Ghosts interview talks female soldiers, the end of Elite, and Call of Duty leadership

Call of Duty: Ghosts interview talks female soldiers, the end of Elite, and Call of Duty leadership
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 12, 2013 / 9 comment(s)

With the full unveiling of the online portion of Call of Duty: Ghosts…


Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Sep 12, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

Tales of Xillia is the latest in the long running and highly successful (at least in Japan) “Tales of” series….


KickBeat

KickBeat
Review / Written by John Tidwell / Sep 11, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Indie developer Zen Studios has managed to make a pretty big splash in the game industry over the past couple…


The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Sep 10, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

During gamescom I attended a hands-on preview session for ZeniMax Online Studios’ debut project, The Elder Scrolls Online. This title has…


Ubisoft’s ‘indie game,’ Child of Light, formally announced with debut trailer and screens

Ubisoft’s ‘indie game,’ Child of Light, formally announced with debut trailer and screens
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 10, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

A few weeks ago now we brought you the very first details on…


Submit your excitement for El33tonline’s Grand Theft Auto V community video!

Submit your excitement for El33tonline’s Grand Theft Auto V community video!
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 9, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Grand Theft Auto V is out very soon now – September 17th…


Japanese PlayStation 4 launch pushed to early 2014, price announced

Japanese PlayStation 4 launch pushed to early 2014, price announced
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 9, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

The PlayStation 4 will launch in many Western territories in 2013…


Sony announces new, thinner PS Vita with LCD screen, different colours

Sony announces new, thinner PS Vita with LCD screen, different colours
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 9, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

During a pre-Tokyo Game Show 2013 press conference, Sony has…


The Sims 4

The Sims 4
Preview / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 6, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Full Disclosure: I’m not a Sims player. Sure, I’ve dabbled here and there, spending an hour or two in the…


The Wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Sep 6, 2013 / 10 comment(s)

The latest title from Platinum Games is a crazy mash-up of super-hero tropes and Japanese action button mashers. Published by…


Titanfall

Titanfall
Preview / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 6, 2013 / 12 comment(s)

Of all the games I saw at E3 this year the one I wanted to play the most was Titanfall…


Titanfall interview discusses inspirations, playtest surprises and South African flair

Titanfall interview discusses inspirations, playtest surprises and South African flair
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 5, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

Of all the games revealed in 2013, Titanfall is the one that has most…


Sony Xperia V

Sony Xperia V
Accessory / Written by Matthew Walsh / Sep 5, 2013 / 11 comment(s)

Sony’s Xperia range of phones are beautifully crafted, which is very well demonstrated with the company’s latest release, the Xperia…


Flashback

Flashback
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Sep 5, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

Back in 1992 a small game called Flashback made an appearance and went on to be considered a true classic….


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Review / Written by Bryan Johnston / Sep 5, 2013 / 10 comment(s)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hold a special place in my heart. Growing up in the eighties and nineties I…


Xbox One release date revealed

Xbox One release date revealed
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Sep 4, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

It’s been a long road to the release date announcement for Microsoft and the company’s Xbox One. The console’s initial…


Destiny

Destiny
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Sep 4, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

When Destiny was first announced it flew under my radar since I had never paid much attention to Bungie’s hugely…


DriveClub

DriveClub
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Sep 4, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

One of the gamescom preview sessions I was looking forward to the most was the DriveClub presentation since its description…


Killzone: Mercenary

Killzone: Mercenary
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Sep 4, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

The PS Vita has often been touted as the perfect fit for portable first-person shooters but so far this potential…


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Aug 30, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is easily one of the most promising RPGs of 2014 so when I was given…


Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls
Preview / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 30, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

David Cage and developer Quantic Dream have for many years been chipping away at the ambitious goal of marrying the…


Killzone: Shadow Fall Multiplayer

Killzone: Shadow Fall Multiplayer
Preview / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 30, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

The multiplayer portions of Killzone 2 and Killzone 3, I thought, were fun and satisfying experiences that acted as suitable…


inFamous: Second Son

inFamous: Second Son
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Aug 29, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

It’s no secret among my gaming friends that inFamous: Second Son is my most anticipated next-gen title so I was…


Killzone: Mercenary

Killzone: Mercenary
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Aug 29, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

During gamescom I attended a preview session for the upcoming PS Vita first-person shooter Killzone: Mercenary. The game is being…


Tearaway

Tearaway
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Aug 29, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

One of the highlights of my gamescom trip was attending a preview session for Media Molecule’s upcoming PS Vita adventure…


Nintendo announces the 2DS – a brand new handheld console without the 3D

Nintendo announces the 2DS – a brand new handheld console without the 3D
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 28, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

Nintendo has announced a brand new entry to the company’s


gamescom 2013 is over, but there’s more to see: Oliver and Tom discuss the week in wrap up video

gamescom 2013 is over, but there’s more to see: Oliver and Tom discuss the week in wrap up video
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 28, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

gamescom certainly lived up to its distinction as the “world’s largest videogame event” this year with over 340 ooo attendees,…


Console Versus Mobile Gaming: Which is the Best Way to Play?

Console Versus Mobile Gaming: Which is the Best Way to Play?
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 26, 2013 / 14 comment(s)

If you’re a casual gamer with a few minutes to spare, or a hardcore player who dedicates hours to your…


Local PS4 launch date confirmed for South Africa

Local PS4 launch date confirmed for South Africa
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Aug 21, 2013 / 24 comment(s)

Yesterday during Sony’s gamescom press conference the publisher announced that the PlayStation 4 would be launching in November.


PS4 set to launch in 32 territories this November

PS4 set to launch in 32 territories this November
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Aug 20, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Update: Ster Kinekor (local distributors of PlayStation in South Africa) have confirmed a local release date for the PlayStation 4….


PlayStation gamescom press conference reminder

PlayStation gamescom press conference reminder
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Aug 20, 2013 / 13 comment(s)

Update: You can watch the live stream of the PlayStation gamescom press conference right here! Sony’s PlayStation gamescom 2013 press…


Watch EA’s gamescom press conference live right here!

Watch EA’s gamescom press conference live right here!
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Aug 20, 2013 / 10 comment(s)

EA’s gamescom 2013 press conference kicks off later this afternoon in Cologne, Germany at the Palladium. The publisher will be…


Top eight videogame trends we’ll see during gamescom 2013

Top eight videogame trends we’ll see during gamescom 2013
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 19, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Owing to the incredibly lengthy development cycles of modern-day videogames, hot new trends in the gaming world are difficult to…


gamescom 2013 – Microsoft predictions and expectations

gamescom 2013 – Microsoft predictions and expectations
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 19, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

Microsoft’s no-show at gamescom 2012 was notable simply because it showed a lack of confidence in the company’s own Xbox…


Sony’s gamescom press conference predictions

Sony’s gamescom press conference predictions
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Aug 16, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Sony’s gamescom press conference kicks off next Tuesday, August 20th, at 5pm GMT. The platform holder’s presentation promises to be…


Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer revealed with explosive trailer and screenshots

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer revealed with explosive trailer and screenshots
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Aug 15, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

Activision and Infinity Ward revealed Call of Duty: Ghosts’…


One More Time: Kinect no longer required for Xbox One to function

One More Time: Kinect no longer required for Xbox One to function
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 13, 2013 / 17 comment(s)

Since its initial unveiling earlier this year, Microsoft’s list of requirements (and associated features) placed on potential Xbox One owners…


Samsung Galaxy Music

Samsung Galaxy Music
Accessory / Written by Matthew Walsh / Aug 9, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

With the Galaxy Music, Samsung has designed a phone with music as its main feature and ever since it launched…


CastleStorm: From Outcast to Saviour DLC

CastleStorm: From Outcast to Saviour DLC
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Aug 9, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

CastleStorm is one of the most unique games I have ever played – so unique in fact that I had…


John Carmack joins Oculus as full-time CTO, but ‘retains ties’ to id Software [Update]

John Carmack joins Oculus as full-time CTO, but ‘retains ties’ to id Software [Update]
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 7, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Oculus, the company behind the virtual reality Oculus Rift headset…


Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
Accessory / Written by Matthew Walsh / Aug 7, 2013 / 10 comment(s)

My journey with the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been a blissful road to…


Doodle Jump For Kinect

Doodle Jump For Kinect
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Aug 5, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

There are quite a few serious games out there that require a lot of work and dedication for you to achieve the goals set out for you. Doodle Jump For Kinect is not one of those games.


The future of online games revealed – EverQuest Next announced with debut screens and videos

The future of online games revealed – EverQuest Next announced with debut screens and videos
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 5, 2013 / 6 comment(s)

Sony Online Entertainment revealed “a new vision for the future of online games” over the weekend with the announcement of…


Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Aug 1, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

I have always been a big fan of fast-paced shooters like Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem and the original Painkiller –…


Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark

Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Aug 1, 2013 / 11 comment(s)

Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark is the latest indie game for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita to feature…


El33t’s P33k at the Games of August 2013: Declassifying a Wonderful Lost Blacklist to hear Tales of Infinity Row

El33t’s P33k at the Games of August 2013: Declassifying a Wonderful Lost Blacklist to hear Tales of Infinity Row
Feature / Written by Oliver Snyders / Aug 1, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

We’re back! July was a particularly dreary month for game releases, but in August we’re back to a full complement…


Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3
Review / Written by Peter Wiles / Jul 30, 2013 / 7 comment(s)

Pikmin 3 has been a very long time coming. For years it was mentioned by Miyamoto at E3, but it…


Phil Fish: “I am done.” Fez II officially cancelled

Phil Fish: “I am done.” Fez II officially cancelled
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 29, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Controversial independent game developer Phil Fish has declared that Polytron’s next game, Fez II, has been cancelled. Writing on the…


Give Us, Us Free: Activision set to buy itself from Vivendi for $8 billion to gain independence

Give Us, Us Free: Activision set to buy itself from Vivendi for $8 billion to gain independence
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 26, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

For the past few weeks (with on-going efforts over the last…


Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo: Spartan Assault
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Jul 25, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Every Halo that has been released over the years has been a first-person shooter, excluding Halo Wars which was a…


El33tonline seeks experienced writer for part-time blogging position – Enquire within

El33tonline seeks experienced writer for part-time blogging position – Enquire within
Community / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 24, 2013 / 9 comment(s)

The videogame industry sure is a busy place, isn’t it? Even on a slow day, there’s more than enough to…


Tuesday Thoughts: Is the future of fighting games in jeopardy?

Tuesday Thoughts: Is the future of fighting games in jeopardy?
Feature / Written by Tom Morrison / Jul 23, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

When Tekken Tag Tournament 2 launched last September I didn’t have too many concerns about the future of fighting games….


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Preview / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 22, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

Since its inception, the XCOM series has been strictly about strategy. Strictly turn-based. For years, the torch of this genre…


Civilization V: Brave New World

Civilization V: Brave New World
Review / Written by Oltman Botha / Jul 22, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

I wasn’t going to write this review. Well, I had every intention of writing it, but as the due date…


June 2013 NPD: The Last of Us hits the top, 3DS beats Xbox 360, but the US game industry slides 15%

June 2013 NPD: The Last of Us hits the top, 3DS beats Xbox 360, but the US game industry slides 15%
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 19, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

Sales tracking firm The NPD Group has released it latest report on the state of the US videogame industry, with…


Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Jul 18, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

I first became interested in the Mario & Luigi RPG series after various acquaintances told me how enjoyable Mario &…


Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Jul 15, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

One thing I really enjoy about gaming is that you get to dive into a different reality. Some of those…


Retro Friday: Commander Keen

Retro Friday: Commander Keen
News / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Jul 12, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

I am a huge fan of side-scrolling platform games, so for today’s Retro Friday I will pay tribute to the…


Gran Turismo 6

Gran Turismo 6
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Jul 12, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

The impending arrival of a new, numbered Gran Turismo game has always been an exciting occasion for PlayStation fans and…


It Has Begun: The Steam Summer Getaway Sale goes live!

It Has Begun: The Steam Summer Getaway Sale goes live!
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 11, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

The rumours were true and the good times are rolling, because the Steam Summer Getaway Sale has begun! Right now…


Tour de France 2013 – 100th Edition

Tour de France 2013 – 100th Edition
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Jul 11, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

One of the most exciting sporting events of the year for me is the Tour de France. I must admit…


Magic: The Gathering – Duals of the Planeswalkers 2014

Magic: The Gathering – Duals of the Planeswalkers 2014
Review / Written by Jody Williams / Jul 11, 2013 / 8 comment(s)

Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers is quite a mouthful, but this series comes packed full of content…


Insomniac announces Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus for PS3

Insomniac announces Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus for PS3
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 11, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

Insomniac Games has today announced a brand new game in the long-running Ratchet & Clank action adventure series with the…


Debut Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer packs a mighty wallop!

Debut Grand Theft Auto V gameplay trailer packs a mighty wallop!
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 9, 2013 / 12 comment(s)

Rockstar Games has been teasing the release of a brand new Grand Theft Auto V video for a few days now, but this isn’t just any trailer…


Deadpool

Deadpool
Review / Written by Matthew Walsh / Jul 9, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

He’s known as the ‘Merc With a Mouth’ and that’s exactly what you get when you play Deadpool, the recently…


PES 2014

PES 2014
Preview / Written by Peter Wiles / Jul 9, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

While at E3 2013 I was treated to a brief presentation of the upcoming iteration of PES and got to…


Driveclub

Driveclub
Preview / Written by Peter Wiles / Jul 9, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

The big thing in DriveClub is its focus on social networking, as indicated by the hash in its name –…


New Super Luigi U

New Super Luigi U
Review / Written by Tom Morrison / Jul 9, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

One of the common criticisms aimed at last year’s New Super Mario Bros. U was that it was too easy…


Giant Bomb’s Ryan Davis dies at age 34

Giant Bomb’s Ryan Davis dies at age 34
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jul 8, 2013 / 3 comment(s)

We’ve just learned that Ryan Davis (ex-Gamespot writer and Giant Bomb co-founder) has passed away at the age of 34….


Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Preview / Written by Tom Morrison / Jul 5, 2013 / 12 comment(s)

Over the past few weekends I’ve been fortunate enough to partake in the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta…


MotoGP 13

MotoGP 13
Review / Written by Pieter de Bruyn / Jul 5, 2013 / 4 comment(s)

MotoGP is the premier championship of motorbike racing. My dad has always been a big fan of MotoGP as long…


The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
Preview / Written by Peter Wiles / Jul 5, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

I couldn’t really get to the heart of what I wanted to find out about The Legend of Zelda: The…


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Preview / Written by Peter Wiles / Jul 5, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

When I saw this one revealed I felt sad for all those who were hoping Retro was making something else,…


Skylanders: Swap Force

Skylanders: Swap Force
Preview / Written by Peter Wiles / Jul 4, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

At E3 I was able to attend a short presentation for Skylanders: Swap Force to get an idea of what…


Puppeteer

Puppeteer
Preview / Written by Peter Wiles / Jul 4, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

Puppeteer was the game I most enjoyed playing at E3 this year. It’s wonderfully imaginative, it’s got a great, unique…


Sniper Elite 3

Sniper Elite 3
Review / Written by Russell Marston / Jul 13, 2014 / 18 comment(s)

Karl Fairburne is at it again. Our friendly one man army is once again proving to be a thorn in…


The end of an era

The end of an era
News / Written by Lisa Trollip / Jul 1, 2014 / 149 comment(s)

Almost eight years ago now, a couple of friends who were passionate about videogames had an idea to start a…


American McGee’s Red Riding Hood? No, but Woolfe could be just as good

American McGee’s Red Riding Hood? No, but Woolfe could be just as good
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jun 30, 2014 / 2 comment(s)

American McGee shot to prominence past his DOOM and Quake days at id Software with his own dark and twisted…


Latest Freedom Wars story trailer celebrates Japanese release

Latest Freedom Wars story trailer celebrates Japanese release
News / Written by Tom Morrison / Jun 30, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

Freedom Wars was released last Thursday in Japan and Sony has now unveiled an updated story trailer for the game…


Child of Light demo confirmed for PS Vita

Child of Light demo confirmed for PS Vita
News / Written by Tom Morrison / Jun 30, 2014 / 4 comment(s)

If you’re looking forward to checking out the PS Vita port of Ubisoft’s magical turn-based RPG Child of Light then…


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