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SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING GAMING, COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

MAY 2015

INSIDE

DIRECTX 12

WHAT THIS NEW TECH MEANS FOR PC GAMING PC / PLAYSTATION / XBOX / NINTENDO / HARDWARE / LIFESTYLE

BLEU O D D SIDE R TE POS E! D INSI

O R E H R A T I GU E V NINE I L ! K C Y A D B A I T’S OU RE Y E R ? A K C O R O T

REVIEWS

EXO ZOMBIES SURVIVAL GUIDE

DIE LESS OFTEN WITH THESE HANDY TIPS

INCLUDING

BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE ORI AND THE BLIND FOREST BLOODBORNE ZOMBIE ARMY TRILOGY

VOL.18 ISSUE 02 SOUTH AFRICA R49.00 OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA R42.98 EXCL. VAT

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Your cover DVD has snuck off to a rock concert without telling you. When it returns late at night, sit it down for a chat about how disappointed you are in it, and how things are going to change from here on.

Contents PUBLISHER Michael “RedTide“ James [email protected] EDITOR Geoff “GeometriX“ Burrows [email protected] ART DIRECTOR Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides STAFF WRITERS Dane “Barkskin “ Remendes Tarryn “Azimuth “ van der Byl CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Lauren “Guardi3n “ Das Neves TECHNICAL WRITER Neo “ShockG“ Sibeko INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT Miktar “Miktar” Dracon CONTRIBUTORS Delano “Delano” Cuzzucoli Matt “Sand_Storm” Fick Miklós “Mikit0707” Szecsei Pippa “UnexpectedGirl” Tshabalala Rodain “Nandrew” Joubert Sarah “Bellum” Browne SALES EXECUTIVE Cheryl “Cleona“ Harris [email protected] +27 72 322 9875 SALES EXECUTIVE Charlene Goncalves [email protected] +27 82 873 2687 OFFICE ASSISTANT Paul Ndebele CONTACT DETAILS P .O. Box 237, Olivedale, 2158, South Africa Tel +27 11 704 2679 / Fax +27 11 704 4120

SUBSCRIPTION DEPARTMENT [email protected] ONLINE www.nag.co.za www.zinio.com/nag www.facebook.com/NAGMagazine www.twitter.com/nagcoza PRINTING Impress Web Printers / 031 263 2755 DISTRIBUTION On the Dot Deven Pillay / 011 713 9185 COPYRIGHT 2015 NAG All rights reserved. No article or picture in this magazine may be reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form whatsoever without the express written consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editors. All trademarks and registered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Don’t pirate NAG!

Regulars 6 Ed's Note 8 Inbox 12 home_coded 14 Bytes Mosh Pit 64

Opinion 14 Guest column: Travis Bulford 16 Pixel Fix 18 The Game Stalker 69 Hardwired Game Over 82

Previews 48 Nosgoth 50 Final Fantasy XV

Reviews 52 Reviews: Introduction 53 Mini reviews: Blood & Glory: Immortals / Thinking with Time Machine 54 Bloodborne 56 Battlefield Hardline 58 Ori and the Blind Forest 59 Deathtrap 60 White Night 61 The Escapists 62 Zombie Army Trilogy

MAY 2015  www.nag.co.za

28 RUN, SHOOT, RELOAD NAG’s guide to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Exo Zombies Love zombies, but hate having your face eaten by the undead? Then you’re going to want to peek at our strategy guide for Advanced Warfare’s new Exo Zombies mode. It’s full of tips, tricks and nutritious brain recipes.

34 GUITAR HERO LIVE It’s back! Otherwise known as Guitar Hero: Return of the Rhythmic Plastic Clacking, we travelled the world to bring you details of our first look at the newest game in this oncemighty series.

40 WINDOWS 7 VS. WINDOWS 10 PREVIEW DirectX 12 is perhaps the most important development in PC gaming since the advent of the mouse. That’s perhaps a tad overdramatic, but it’s pretty significant anyway. Let us explain.

Hardware 70 71 72 74 76 77 78 80

Dream Machine Corsair Vengeance K95 Intel Core i7 5820K Intel 750 1.2TB PCIe Silicon Power Armor A80 / Razer Leviathan Speedlink XEOX USB gamepad / Func KB-460 Versus: HDMI 2.0 vs DisplayPort 1.3 Lazy Gamer’s Guide: New Nintendo 3DS XL

Demos

Extras

Battle Ranch/ BlastZone 2 / Cra