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Affordable Gaming in SA: Raptor’s Guide

I’ve been in to gaming since a young age. Some of my first experiences were with the likes of the NES and the first DOS games on my dad’s Intel 80386, more commonly know as a 386. It’s been my favorite past time ever since. However I find myself battling to keep up with gaming because, unless you’ve been living under a rock, the price of gaming has skyrocketed in South Africa. The weak Rand has made a $60 game go from R300 – R400 a few years back to easily R800 – R1000 now. To put that in perspective, that’s 5-7% of the average South African person’s monthly salary per game.

Quite shocking isn’t it?

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Yearly Releases are not amazing games

Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, Fifa…. These games all have a common denominator: they are released year on year without fail to huge amounts of hype and fanfare. Are these games really worth all the hype though and can they actually be a quality product in this day and age where broken games are released as a norm?

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When ports go bad

Ports, when you hear the word what do you think of? If you thought “Boats” or “Alcohol” then I’ve got bad news for you. This is not the port you are looking for. However, if you thought “Ugh, please no. Just pull the game off the shelves right now” then you know exactly what port I am referring too.

So what’s the business of ports and why does it leave a sour taste in a person’s mouth?

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