Gadget Buddies

Gadget Buddies

By Imran Khan

Organised Chaos Lan Party
We love a good game and more than that, a game with a challenge. As the Gadget Buddies we have played countless games and finished them till the very last stage. The artificial intelligence in computer games these days is quite advanced. However playing a game, be it ‘Call of Duty’ or ‘World Of Warcraft’ is just not the same when you play against a fellow human player. There is a much deeper thought process that fuels human reaction.
On that note, we attended the “Organised Chaos” Lan (Local Area Network) party this past weekend, which held at the Sunningdale Sports centre in Parklands. It was a blast, entry was just R150 and the event started on Friday afternoon and ended on Sunday at 10am. It was a nonstop gaming event, with plenty of gamers sleeping over and clusters battling it out in various Lan-based games for hours on end. There were tournaments and spot cash prizes for winners as well.
This was one Lan party we really enjoyed. It was good, safe and clean fun. The next event is taking place on the April 5 at the University of Cape Town’s Sports Hall.

‘Crysis 3: Hunter Edition’
It is finally here! ‘Crysis 3: Hunter Edition’, one of the best modern first person shooter games is officially on local store shelves. We got our box set and loaded up the latest offering from Crytek industries. The gaming experience is amazing with the all new nano suit. We are not going to release our review just yet, but watch this space for our analysis of ‘Crysis 3: Hunter Edition’ is on the horizon.

PlayStation 4 en route
Sony has unveiled that they will be releasing the Sony PlayStation 4 soon. The latest console will have a faster processor and better graphics capabilities. We had a look at some of the specifications after is unveiling in New York on February 20, and its impressive to say the least. The system will pack an 8 core processor; a Radeon based 1.84 Teraflop graphics processor; 8 gigabytes of DDR5 ram and a whole lot more.
Something we found groundbreaking was the “Suspend mode” that will be on the PS4. The days of load time and lagging between multiplayer modes is gone. With the PS4, you can put the game on Suspend, which puts the system in a low power state, but it preserves your exact gaming session. Simply press the power button and the system loads up your gaming session exactly where you left off.
Some exciting news this week, but we are also keeping our eyes peeled for the new XBOX console, if there will be one.
imran@48hours.co.za