Makro and Game strike ends

Massmart has announced that it has reached an agreement to end the indefinite strike initiated by the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) on 19 November 2021. The agreement includes the permanent withdrawal of the associated areas of dispute. “We are particularly grateful to the many members of staff, contractors and suppliers who ensured the smooth operation …

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PlayStation plans new subscription service to take on Xbox Game Pass

Sony Group Corp.’s PlayStation division is planning a new subscription service to compete with rival Microsoft Corp.’s popular Xbox Game Pass, according to people familiar with Sony’s plans and documents reviewed by Bloomberg. The service, code-named Spartacus, will allow PlayStation owners to pay a monthly fee for access to a catalog of modern and classic games, said the people, who …

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Makro and Game take a hit over Black Friday

Massmart workers, including Makro and Game employees, will embark on strike action shortly after these stores launched Black November and festive season specials. The South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) said its members who work for Massmart would down tools indefinitely from Friday. Saccawu deputy general secretary, Mduduzi Mbongwe, told Newzroom Africa the strike action is in …

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South African game developers won’t publish in their own country — here’s why

South African game developers are being discouraged from publishing their games in their home country due to the frustration and cost involved with applying Film and Publications Board (FPB) age restrictions to their work. This is according to Pieter Koornhof and Nick Hall from Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA), who appeared before the Competition Commission as part of its Online …

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Of All the Video Game Remakes, Why Not ‘SSX?’

Arcade-style sports games had quite the following in the early and mid-2000s. From Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater to the many iterations of FIFA and NFL titles, these games had lasting impact on players, with many continuing to play new games or seeing remakes or remasters of their favorites. One such series was SSX, the popular snowboarding game that was released …

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How ‘Dead by Daylight’ Became the Ultimate Game for Horror Fans

Those franchise survivors were soon followed by others spanning pop culture at large, like Left 4 Dead’s Bill Overbeck, Saw’s Detective David Tapp, and Stranger Things’ kids Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington. But by far the biggest gets of all, both for killer fans and survivor mains, were Silent Hill and Resident Evil. The cryptic icon Pyramid Head and ominous …

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Oh, This Game Set in Latin America Features a Coup? How Original

“I think that the theme of US intervention in Latin America, whether in the form of political intervention to overthrow a dictator or covert drug intervention, is one of the most typical ways that Latin America is represented. But it’s not the only theme,” says Phillip Penix-Tadsen, a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Delaware, …

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