Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Esports

rAge Expo is dead, long live Vodacom rAge 2019

Vodacom partners with rAge to evolve the gaming and esports expo into a huge festival of gaming worthy of international recognition.

EA and Respawn announce Apex Legends Preseason Invitational

Electronic Arts and Respawn Interactive have announced the first ever Apex Legends Preseason Invitational, a huge three-day championship.

Bart Simpson becomes an esports star on The Simpsons

Bart Simpson becomes a pro esports player for a game called "Conflict of Enemies" in the newest episode of The Simpsons that explores esports culture.

rAge & Bravado Gaming present: Bring the Bravado

NAG and Bravado Gaming are teaming up to host Bring the Bravado, an esports focused event for gamers from all walks of life.

Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset Review: a decent entry level performer

The Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset is a decent headset that just works. It may not have any bells and whistles, but it does just fine without them.

Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse Review: an entry level esports device

The Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse is a good entry level mouse for esports players, but not really for enthusiast gamers who know of better Logitech hardware.

Rush Esports 2018: Venue, Event and Tournament Information

Are you ready for Rush Esports 2018? Taking place in Pretoria, it is one of the biggest esports events of the year with loads of events and competitions.

FIFA 2018 Global series heads to Russia thanks to Coke, EA & VY Esports

Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts, and VY Esports have teamed up to bring the FIFA 2018 Global Series to Russia, with a tournament that will take place in Moscow.

VS Gaming FIFA 2018 eWorld Cup Qualifier was fantastic

The FIFA 2018 eWorld Cup Qualifier Winners each walked away with just under half a million Rand! VS Gaming have outdone themselves once more.

VS Gaming FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier tickets are on sale

VS Gaming has announced that FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier tickets have gone on sale. Get them now to avoid disappointment and be a part of the festivities.

VS Gaming is hosting the FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier

FIFA eWorld Cup Qualifier will be hosted by VS Gaming, in partnership with EA Sports. The Qualifier will give all South African gamers a chance to compete.

South African Esports Store launches with DXRacer

DXRacer is back and now available exclusively through Esports Store, a brand new online retailer that specialises in esports goods.

Logitech G become sole provider of gear for G2 Esports

Logitech G and G2 Esports have entered a partnership. Moving forward, the peripheral maker will be the sole sponsor of all gaming gear for the esports team.

Konami & UEFA Champions League partner for PES League World Tour 2018

Konami has announced the PES League World Tour 2018 as the official UEFA Champions League esports championship to take place over the next year.

VS Gaming crowns Damage Control CS:GO Masters champion at Rage 2017

After an intense weekend, VS Gaming crowned Damage Control as the CS: GO Masters champions at rAge 2017. This is their first major win in recent years.

University of California, Irvine to add Overwatch Scholarship Program

University of California, Irvine has announced an Overwatch Scholarship Program for gifted players and students. It will debut in late 2017.

DotA 2 VS Gaming Masters Grand Finals takes place at EGE

The DotA 2 VS Gaming Masters will take centre stage during this year's Electronic and Gaming Expo in Cape Town, and has a R550 000 prize pool!

The Valkyrie Challenge is an All-Woman CS:GO esports event

The first ever Valkyrie Challenge is here and pits all-female teams, Amaryllis Gaming and Energy Esports, in a battle to win part of the R50 000 prize pool!

Get Your Winter eSports Fix at RUSH, the rAge of eSports

Designed by the same people behind rAge, the inaugural Rush event is all about eSports and is perfect for newbies and veterans.

Kaizer Chiefs eSports tournament will offer up to R20k for the winners

Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they will partner with RUSH and bring a FIFA 17 tournament to Johannesburg at RUSH in July.

Latest Articles

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review – Nostalgic All-Star

The most pressing issue with the entire Super Mario 3D All-Stars bundle is the fact that Nintendo did very little to bring the games into the modern age. Both Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy ported over nicely, with Sunshine getting the most love from Nintendo in terms of functionality. The 16:9 aspect ratio is appreciated in Sunshine, which makes the older, almost-square aspect ratio for Super Mario 64 even more glaring. Fortunately, the Super Mario 3D All-Stars bundle nevertheless feels like modern games thanks to how well Nintendo has implemented platforming from the start. Super Mario 64 might be the most jarring inclusion in the bundle, but its iconic status warrants it being there. Super Mario Sunshine is a neat addition and its reworked aspect ratio makes the world of a difference. Super Mario Galaxy is by far the best game in the bundle, and also translates over to the Switch controls beautifully. All three games, however, load exceptionally fast and play well. There are no frame losses or weird glitches anywhere. Visually, they are all set apart, but some of the titles have aged better than others. Regardless of how they look, this is the best bundle any Super Mario fan can get.

All the monsters in the Monster Hunter movie trailer – and more!

With the Monster Hunter movie incoming, we take a look at which monsters feature in the trailer, and think about those still to come.

How to kick annoying players out of Among Us

Have you ever wondered how to deal with trolls and/or annoying players in Among Us? Just kick them! Here is a handy guide to do just that!

Introducing Vamers Valeo for a more inclusive focus

Out Venator and Virago series is being replaced by Vamers Valeo for a more inclusive and progressive approach to geekosphere spotlights.

Vamers Valeo: Antony Starr

While the smouldering Antony Starr captured the hearts of many in Amazon Prime's The Boys, his acting career is not without merit!

Latest Reviews

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review – Nostalgic All-Star

The most pressing issue with the entire Super Mario 3D All-Stars bundle is the fact that Nintendo did very little to bring the games into the modern age. Both Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy ported over nicely, with Sunshine getting the most love from Nintendo in terms of functionality. The 16:9 aspect ratio is appreciated in Sunshine, which makes the older, almost-square aspect ratio for Super Mario 64 even more glaring. Fortunately, the Super Mario 3D All-Stars bundle nevertheless feels like modern games thanks to how well Nintendo has implemented platforming from the start. Super Mario 64 might be the most jarring inclusion in the bundle, but its iconic status warrants it being there. Super Mario Sunshine is a neat addition and its reworked aspect ratio makes the world of a difference. Super Mario Galaxy is by far the best game in the bundle, and also translates over to the Switch controls beautifully. All three games, however, load exceptionally fast and play well. There are no frame losses or weird glitches anywhere. Visually, they are all set apart, but some of the titles have aged better than others. Regardless of how they look, this is the best bundle any Super Mario fan can get.

Pokémon Sword & Shield Review – Generational Dynamax

Pokemon Sword & Shield is a true generational leap from previous offerings, complete with stunning graphical fedility and addictive gameplay.

Razer Huntsman Mini Review – Incredible 60% gaming keyboard!

Small form factor hardware is growing increasingly popular. For the longest time, the Tenkeyless keyboard was considered the...

Marvel’s Avengers Review – Geektastic Story, Dull Multiplayer

Beyond the horrible repetition and seemingly tacked-on multiplayer, Marvel’s Avengers genuinely features a golden single-player narrative. Kamala Khan is one of the best and most surprising additions to the game. Her highly relatable personality is exceptionally geeky, and pushes the campaign in wonderful, albeit cliched, directions. Character progression can be a bit tedious outside of single player, with a handful of missions, bosses, and enemies that tick the necessary boxes at first. Sadly, the very same aspects that work exceptionally well in single-player serve as nothing more than unnecessary effort and filler in multiplayer. At its core, Marvel’s Avengers has a serious identity crisis. It absolutely is worth picking up for any comic book fan to enjoy the super narrative, but ultimately has very little replay value for anyone who dislikes monotonous grinding.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Review – Bottom of the Barrel

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is, ultimately, one of the worst games this side of the current console generation. While it has some cool-looking comic book cutscenes and a decent story, the campaign quickly devolves into a repetitive grind with no real end. The grind is so boring that players actively feel encouraged to spend real-world money just to get anywhere in the game. This is astonishing, to say the least, and extremely unacceptable. Multiplayer would make sense if played with friends, but after a little while, there is no feasible reason to continue playing. Wrestlers feel generic and unoriginal, except for the five overarching classes. Frankly, the game is not worth recommending, not even for the most hardcore of wrestling fans.