We’re trying something a little different in today’s Africast: we’re talking about stuff that’s near and dear to our little gamer hearts.

We don’t leave out the newsy stuff entirely, though: we chat briefly about Sony’s newly-unveiled three-year plan to turn a profit after consecutive years of losses before launching into a 20-minute rant about all things Assassin’s Creed, inspired by the buggy recent release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

We even manage to get a little introspective, debating whether or not we, as professional writers who cover games without having to pay R900 a pop each time, are perhaps a bit out of touch since we don’t have to handle the emotional trauma brought on by plumping down so much cash only to get games that are clearly not fit for release.

Dave does most of the talking (surprise!) but Charlie and Deon chime in with their thoughts too. We really enjoyed making this one and we hope you enjoy listening to us rant.

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Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.