SA Gaming News Wrap

Every week we try to come up with a snappy, clever or workable introduction to the SA Gaming News Wrap. 171 editions in, we’re pretty much out of ideas. So here’s the weekly SA Gaming News Wrap.

Some local articles from elsewhere that you may have missed:


pes-tournament_02Upcoming Events

The only activity scheduled for this weekend is the PES Society’s Pro Evo 2017 Tournament on PlayStation 4. Entry is R60 at Lounge Relax Play in Canal Walk and up for grabs is R1,000 in cash. The kick off is at 12pm but make sure you are there at 11am to register.

Remember to keep these days open for some upcoming action a little further in the future:


Competitions & Giveaways


South African Flag_01Local Tournaments

Someone is always asking us why there are no tournaments happening in South Africa. Obviously some people need to be relieved of their brain but in case you were wondering there have been plenty of tournament hosts operating for years, but recently there has been a number of new additions to the scene and if you’re looking for some online (console) competitive gaming, hit up the following *newer* organisations on the scene.

Call of Duty

  • Gamers Connect
    • Gamers Connect have a 4v4 Infinite Warfare Variant planned for this weekend (19 November). The online tournament has a $5 entry fee per team with all entry fees going towards prizes. Details can be found here.
  • GogamingZA
  • SA COD Tournaments

FIFA

If you’re looking for some Halo 5 action, then don’t forget that HaloSA is running their 4v4 league. Registrations are open and the action starts on 1 December. Details and sign-ups here.


SA Call of Duty

OK, let’s just call it roster mania, because everyone else does….

If you noted a hint of sarcasm in this undead voice, you are very astute. I am not a fan of the constant team changes – both players and team names – that happen in the competitive console scene. Stability is the real key to growth. That being said, it makes for interesting news in the quiet periods, so here are some key team announcements recently:


vinco_academy_01ViNCO Gaming

ViNCO Gaming have announced a development program to help up-and-coming Call of Duty console players learn from the experienced players in the local scene.

Think the Gamers In Beta program hosted via MWEB GameZone a few years back but with a yellow twist.

Any players keen to be involved should contact the ViNCO Gaming humans and keep an eye on their Twitter and Facebook for more details as they are released.

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Xbox One S in SA

The Xbox One S will land on our sunny shores in the first quarter of 2017. And that is all we know for now.


jengo_vo_01Jengo in Search for VO Talent

The team behind local game Jengo is looking for some voice-over artists to start bringing the characters to life.

If you have the face for radio and can project a variety of dialects to boot, then this may be the opportunity for you.

Details of how you can go about submitting your application can be found here.

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The Robot Wizard team have been hard at work over the last few months. The team have received a lot of support locally and internationally, it’s really helping to fuel our passion to push harder to get our game completed.

Jengo is shaping up rather well, and we are incredibly proud to announce that ACER have sponsored us with two ACER Predator 17 laptops. These devices will really help us develop on-the-go and with the raw power they offer, it helps us test a lot of our tech in real-time.

As for Jengo itself, the team have been flooded with requests from locals who want to get involved in the game’s voice-over process.

Unfortunately we had to decline those offers as we had not arrived at that point in development yet.

But… we are incredibly excited to announce that from today we are now ready to start planning our voice talent for Episode One! We have included a sheet with our current character cast for the first episode, so if anyone is interested in getting involved they can watch our latest developer diary here – https://youtu.be/s3Cnct1XfPw

Since Jengo is going out to an international audience all talent needs to keep the following in mind:

  • Robot Wizard are looking for international dialects, so if you are British, American and Scottish (to mention a few) or really great at putting on an accent, then please make sure to include that in your audition reel.
  • If you manage to land a main character role you will need to make yourself available for all of the episodes of Jengo. This will be disclosed to you in your sign-up contract.
  • Being able to appear on camera is a plus but not crucial to you landing your role.

We look forward to bringing on passionate talent with the hopes of them being exposed internationally.

Aside from that, the team have also been putting out a great selection of art to liven up your desktop – they can be found below:

Our latest wallpaper (please can you use this as key art if you write an article)

Sandy Justice Warriorhttps://whvn.cc/456344
Tripping Tito – https://whvn.cc/452739
Barman Banter – https://whvn.cc/440262
Killer Plant – https://whvn.cc/430366

Check out our latest Developer Diary here – https://youtu.be/s3Cnct1XfPw


You can find out about even more events happening in South Africa in our events calendar. If you want all the news about goings on in South Africa, simply click on the SA flag to be whisked to the most comprehensive coverage of South African gaming that you will find on the internet. You may just be surprised by how much is happening around the country.

Know of anything gaming related happening or happened in South Africa? Drop us an email at info@zombiegamer.co.za and we will do our best to cover it.

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