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SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING GAMING, COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

JULY 2014

HARDWARE HANDS-ON TESTED! Corsair AX1500i PSU Razer Sabertooth MSI Nightblade

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IT’S MONSTER VS. HUNTERS IN THIS MULTIPLAYER SHOOTER FROM THE CREATORS OF LEFT 4 DEAD

TEN REVIEWS INCLUDING Wolfenstein: The New Order The Elder Scrolls Online Watch Dogs Mario Kart 8

HANDS-ON WITH Civilization: Beyond Earth The Evil Within Dead Island: Epidemic

PUBLISHER Michael “RedTide“ James [email protected]

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EDITOR Geoff “GeometriX“ Burrows [email protected]

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ART DIRECTOR Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides STAFF WRITERS Dane “Barkskin “ Remendes Tarryn “Azimuth “ van der Byl CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Lauren “Guardi3n “ Das Neves

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TECHNICAL WRITER Neo “ShockG“ Sibeko INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT Miktar “Miktar” Dracon CONTRIBUTORS Rodain “Nandrew” Joubert Miklós “Mikit0707 “ Szecsei Pippa “UnexpectedGirl” Tshabalala Delano “Delano” Cuzzucoli Matt “Sand_Storm” Fick Steyn “Vindicator” Grobler Grant "G-man" Hinds PHOTOGRAPHY Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides Dreamstime.com Fotolia.com SALES EXECUTIVE Cheryl “Cleona“ Harris [email protected] +27 72 322 9875 MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS MANAGER Jacqui “Jax” Jacobs [email protected] +27 82 778 8439 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]

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DISTRIBUTION On the Dot Stuart Dickerson / 011 401 5932

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Reviews: Introduction uction Mini review: Lemmings mmings Touch Mini review: Antibody tibody Boost Wolfenstein: The e New Order Watch Dogs Tropico 5 The Elder Scrollss Online Mario Kart 8 Kero Blaster / Mario ario Golf: World Tour Endless Racer

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FEATURES 28 COMPETITIVE GAMING: THE MOBA BOOM Have you heard of MOBAs? We hadn’t. Apparently they’re all the rage in Uzbekistan right now. Along with every other country on the planet. So we did a bit of digging to find out what makes the competitive MOBA scene tick, and then we put some words on some pages. We like to move with the times.

40 EVOLVE GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL Monsters! We love them. You love them. Evolve loves them. We’ve spent loads of time with this asymmetrical multiplayer oddity and it’s got