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SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING GAMING, COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

PC / PLAYSTATION / XBOX

APRIL 2011

Vol 14 Issue 1

SOUTH AFRICA R42.00

HAIL TO THE KING!

SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING GAMING, COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE

PC / PLAYSTATION / XBOX

Vol 14 Issue 1

/ contents / Editor Michael “RedTide“ James [email protected] Technical Writer Neo “ShockG“ Sibeko Desperately Seeking... Geoff “GeometriX“ Burrows Dane “Barkskin “ Remendes

Regulars

Opinion

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Ed's Note Inbox Bytes Looking Back: The Settlers II

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

Contributing Editor 3n “ Das Neves Lauren “Guardi3n

Features F eature

orrespond ondent ent International Correspondent Miktar “Miktar” Dracon

62 Contributors Rodain Joubert Walt Pretorius Miklós Szecsei Pippa Tshabalalaa Tarryn Van Der Byl Derrick Cramer Ettienne Venterr Art Director vide idess Chris “SAVAGE“ Sav Savides

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Top To 8 covert ways to display your gaming habits Let L everyone know you’re a gamer, secret-agent style.

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Things Thi that didn’t take forever In the t spirit of Duke, strippers and plagiarism, we take a look at how much mu faster every other person on the planet is at getting things done than tha th a Mr Nukem is.

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Duke Du Nukem Forever Boobs! Bo Balls! Strip clubs! Copious exclamation! Miktar visits a strip club to bring b you this awesome feature filled with all those wonderful things!

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Big Bi on Sound Neo Ne and Geoff put their eardrums, neighbours and pets at serious risk by testing tes a whole bunch of speakers to fit every budget. Their ears are still bleeding ble and Michael refuses to pay their hospital bills. LOL.

Photography Chris “SAVAGE“ Savides m 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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Prototype 2 Silent Hill: Downpour The Darkness 2 The Next Big Thing WWE All Stars

Office Assistant Paul Ndebele

Reviews

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Reviews: Introduction Short Reviews: Beyond Good & Evil HD The Hell in Vietnam Test Drive Unlimited 2 MindJack Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Bulletstorm Stacking Killzone 3 Fight Night: Champion Knights Contract Rango

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Tech News Lazy Gamer’s Guide: Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Dream Machine Coolermaster HAF-X (RC-942-KKN1) AOC e2243Fw LED Monitor Roccat Alumic Mousepad | Roccat Kulo Headset Cyborg V.7 Toshiba Qosmio X500 ASUS Eee Note GIGABYTE GeForce GTX560 Ti Super Overclock DIY: Hands-on with Dremel – Case Modding 101 Part 2

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