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Who isn’t playing COD this weekend? Week 42 2020

By on October 15, 2020

Week 42 2020 Featured Story this Week The Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War open beta takes place this weekend. All platforms can stress test the latest offering from everyone’s (sometimes) favourite pew pew franchise. Expect every streamer you watch to be playing as well as other titles’ local servers to be dead. Insert […]

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Gaming is all the rAge this week – Week 41 2020

By on October 8, 2020

Week 41 2020 Featured Story this Week rAge Expo fans are able to book their free tickets to the Digital Edition taking place from 6 – 8 November, coming to you “live from the cloud via fibre-optic tech-tubes”. The event is one of many that has reimagined itself for a COVID-19 world “and while it […]


Not a mailer about a swanky Cape Town Gaming House – Week 40 2020

By on October 1, 2020

Week 40 2020 Featured Story this Week ATK Arena’s CSGO team hogged all the headlines this week, including ours! The team secured back to back victories in the two biggest CS:GO tournaments of the year: The VS Gaming Masters Championship at Comic Con Africa and the ROG Invitational Soldiers of Fortune tournament hosted by Mettlestate. […]

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But now we’re Playstation befok – Week 38 2020

By on September 21, 2020

Week 38 2020 Featured Story this Week The PlayStation 5 is going to cost you R11 999.99, or R9 999.99 if you go disc-less. The local pricing was made available earlier today, with a disc and digital version to choose from. The console is set to launch on 19th of November here in South Africa.  […]

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Xbox befok – Week 37 2020

By on September 10, 2020

Week 37 2020 Featured Story this Week The Xbox Series X will cost you R11 999.  The official South African twitter account has revealed the date the new console will drop locally as well as the recommended retail pricing. Your move Sony.  Gaming News Xbox Game Pass has announced that EA Play will be included […]

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Rolling blackouts set to devastate ZA Gaming – Week 36 2020

By on September 3, 2020

Week 36 2020 Featured Story this Week Rolling blackouts continue to wreak havoc on the South African Gaming and Esports industry. This week Eskom pushed the country to Stage 4 of load shedding – which will likely have devastating effects on streaming and online events. With the threat of COVID still looming and a continued […]

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How and Where To Catch Gamescom Opening Night Live – Week 35 2020

By on August 28, 2020

Week 35 2020 A mixed bag of news this week. We hope you’re enjoying the news we’ve been reporting on each week. Got any ideas for a story? Reach out to us or simply reply to this email. We’d love to hear from you. Featured Story this Week All gamer eyes will be on Gamescom […]

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Dear ZA Gamers, this is not okay – Week 34 2020

By on August 20, 2020

Week 34 2020 Before we get into the news this week we wanted to circumvent the questions which may arise from our featured story. Why did we make this particular story the featured one this week? Because the South African Gaming and Esports industry needs to be better. If you don’t believe us go listen […]

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Dealing with Racism & Sexism in Gaming – Week 33 2020

By on August 13, 2020

Week 33 2020 For three weeks now we’ve continued used the community section of our newsletter as a way to educate and inform on serious issues plaguing our community. We’ve shared commentary around banter vs bullying, ethically sourced games and this week, share a resource on every day sexism and how to tackle it. We’ll continue with this […]

Streamers Are Doing Good Things This Women’s Month – Week 32 2020

By on August 6, 2020

Week 32 2020 There’s a chance to do some real good this week, which you can read more about in our featured story. Featured Story this Week In light of Women’s Month, Mettlestate have been running a donation campaign with 16 local streamers for the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children called #GamersAgainstGBV. At time of writing, the campaign […]

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