You’re running through a harsh frontier planet, in search of the legendary treasures you heard whispers about back home. Your gun-slinging skills are the sort they tell tales of. Well, on the 42-inch monitor at least. Wander the lands of pretty much every gaming world you can think of with today’s deal: a one hour gaming session for two people for R25 at 360 Gaming Lounge.
Equipped with Xbox and Kinect gaming stations, the 360 Gaming Lounge offers a wide selection of games for people of all ages, geeks and non-geeks alike. The cool and relaxed atmosphere is an attractive invitation to let your inner-child loose, though as a rule, he or she has to have been potty trained and crawling at the very least. In the intimate private booths, you can embark on dual quests as Mordecai and Lilith in Borderlands, or race each other for bragging rights in Super Mario Kart if you so wish. Mario may have been the plumber with celebrity status, and an unlimited supply of gold coins, but Luigi was always the one with beyond-impressive driving skills.
However, if your driving skills are better in real-life than they are in the virtual world, stand in front of a Kinect console and let your body do the work. No controllers are required; you are that dancer with the world-class pop-and-lock skills or that world-famous fighter (who didn’t chew someone’s ear off). Literally. Using the latest technology, Kinect lets you use your body and voice turning you into the character, without having to endure all the battle scars and bruises. Nevertheless, if you think yourself hard-core, you’re more than welcome to stick a few temporary tattoos on yourself, and call a qualified film make-up artist to validate the experience.
Gaming Fact: The latest racing game for consoles is rumoured to be a penny farthing contest. Though not much has been released about it, it’s said to be set in London, incorporating world famous tourist attractions. It will be mandatory to grab as much sugary treats as possible when atop a hill in order to increase your speed.