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SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING GAMING, COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

Vol 14 Issue 4

PC / PLAYSTATION / XBOX

PS Vita We play with Sony’s new toy

Reviews L.A. Noire The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Duke Nukem Forever Brink

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Two words, Hands-on multiplayer! Or is that three words?

JULY 2011

If your DVD is missing we are really sorry. The truth is the DVD had to be redone this month after the burner was formatted. This has nothing to do with your particular DVD being missing – that’s just bad luck, which is why we’re sorry.

SOUTH AFRICA R42.00

/ contents / Editor Michael “RedTide“ James [email protected] Technical Writer Neo “ShockG“ Sibeko

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Opinion

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Ed’s Note Inbox Bytes DIY – Modding 101: Case Modding FAQ

Acolytes Geoff “GeometriX“ Burrows Dane “Barkskin “ Remendes Contributing Editor Lauren “Guardi3n “ Das Neves

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Features

International Correspondent Miktar “Miktar” Dracon Contributors Rodain “Nandrew” Joubert Walt “Ramjet” Pretorius Miklós “Mikit0707 “ Szecsei Pippa “UnexpectedGirl” Tshabalala Tarryn “Azimuth “ Van Der Byl Derrick “[email protected]” Cramer Ettienne “DAE_JA_VOO” Venter Alex “R.A.V.E.N.” Jelagin Art Director Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides

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Into The Pixel 2011 Art! The stuff’s everywhere. There might even be a feature dedicated to it on page 26. Only the art knows for sure.

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Top eight developers who have fallen from grace We love games. We love the people who make games. However, when the signs of developer madness creep in, we can’t help but wonder: where are their minds?

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Battlefield 3 Michael James was kicked out of the real-world army for putting his pants on backwards one fateful morning. That’s why he enjoys Battlefield 3: because the pants are put on for him.

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NGL Black Ops online league update 10 days, 7,000 teams, 3 minutes, 57 burly men, 1 lapdog and 1 barrel of lube – and we’re still no closer to the end of our Black Ops online league. Read on for updates.

Photography Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides Dreamstime.com Sales Executive Cheryl “Cleona“ Bassett [email protected] +27 72 322 9875 Marketing and Promotions Manager Jacqui “Jax” Jacobs [email protected] +27 82 778 8439

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inFAMOUS 2 Max Payne 3 Dragon’s Dogma

Office Assistant Paul Ndebele Contact Details P .O. Box 237 Olivedale 2158 South Africa Tel +27 11 704 2679 Fax +27 11 704 4120

I, Gamer The Game Stalker The Indie Investigator Miktar’s Meanderings Hardwired Life, Hardware and [email protected] Game Over

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Reviews: Introduction Short Reviews: Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 1 / Terraria Brink L.A. Noire The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Thor: God of Thunder Virtua Tennis 4 Operation Flashpoint: Red River Duke Nukem Forever Darkspore SBK 2011

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