Month: March 2017

Whoops, looks like Outlast 2 has been edited after all

I was super shocked and excited to learn this morning that Outlast 2 had been reclassified to R18+ in Australia, both because it was a surprise and also because it marked the second time I’d written a think piece about our classification system’s issues and it being followed by a positive change (the first time being GTA V being slightly reclassified soon after a 2015 article I wrote f...[Read More]

Destiny 2 leaked poster, release date, beta and PS exclusive content

Multiple images of a retail poster for Destiny 2 have supposedly leaked from Italian Gamestops, showcasing a somewhat revamped art style, Beta entrance for preorders, as well as a release date of September 8th. There are multiple sources confirming it’s real from Kotaku and Eurogamer. Kotaku also reports that its sources state Destiny 2 is coming to PC, will have a June beta and the official...[Read More]

Outlast 2 has now been given a rating in Australia

After some controversy and just a couple of opinions being thrown around, Outlast 2 has been given an R rating in Australia and will release on April 26th as planned. The previously offending scene will still be included UPDATE: The game has been edited to accommodate the R18+, potentially worldwide. Developer Red Barrels told Press Start Australia, “Outlast 2 has been rated R18+ by the Classifica...[Read More]

Australia’s classification problems run deeper than Outlast 2

This article discusses sexual assault. By now you’ve probably heard the news that swept across Australian video gaming channels last week: Outlast 2 has been refused classification in Australia. I know, I’m disappointed too. It was refused classification because it depicted implied sexual violence. I’ll spare you the explicit details, you can read them here if you so wish, but the scen...[Read More]

The moment Horizon Zero Dawn finally clicked for me

My relationship with Horizon Zero Dawn has been somewhat of a shaky one since launch. I spent maybe an hour or so playing before the arrival of Breath of the Wild, only going back to it after I’d cooked my way through Hyrule. Two or so hours back into the robot apocalypse I found myself thinking what all the fuss was about, sure it was good, but not great. My main issue with it was a blend o...[Read More]

The reason Outlast 2 was refused classification makes sense

Okay, maybe I was a bit quick to jump the gun with slamming the Australian Classification Board earlier today. After it came to light that Outlast 2 was refused classification, my Jimmies were well and truly rustled. But, maybe in this instance, they were onto something. As reported by Alex Walker over at Kotaku Australia, who received a detailed explanation of the scene that triggered the refusal...[Read More]

How the Switch could make Nintendo great again (with some improvements)

Nintroduction The Nintendo Switch launch was a big success, which is surprising to me, but it has taught me that good marketing surely works, and the Wii U marketing surely didn’t… I have a Wii U so there was no need to get the Switch to play Zelda, but even if Nintendo ditched that version I wasn’t willing to buy a new console for the one game. Please note that my personal exper...[Read More]

Outlast 2 has been refused classification in Australia

Outlast 2, which is due for an April 25th release, has been refused classification by Australia’s Classification Board, despite the introduction of an R rating in 2013. We’ve been here before, so it’s kind of disheartening to keep writing about the issue. The reason the Australian Classification Board gave this time round, according to their site, is because horror game Outlast 2...[Read More]

Why I hope the next Resident Evil game is just like RE7

This article contains spoilers for Resident Evil 7. In a previous article of mine I said I believed Resident Evil 4 to be the best game of the longstanding Resident Evil series. Even throughout most of my initial playthrough of Resident Evil 7, I still believed it. I had mixed feelings about RE7 initially – not as a horror game, however. If I was judging it by its standards as a general horror gam...[Read More]

The use of amiibos in Breath of the Wild kind of sucks

It’s been widely reported that amiibos can generate loot in BOTW. Which, is pretty interesting, and kind of cool as a time saver when resource gathering, but the fact some of the items seemingly can’t be found in the game without these figures, is making my eyebrows rise to dangerous heights. The most notable piece of loot is Epona, Link’s equine pal who is close to the heart of anyone...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch impressions: Is it worth it just yet?

So Nintendo released a new console, you may have heard about it. Over the past week I’ve spent, quite frankly, a disgusting amount of hours playing with a shiny new Nintendo Switch, and now I’m going to convey how that experience was to you through words, because that is what an article is. Out of the box, the Switch was hands down the easiest console I’ve ever set up. It was sim...[Read More]

Here’s a Shadow of War gameplay trailer worthy of Mordor

After a premature listing for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War on the Target website forced Warner Bros to play their hand and drop a cinematic trailer, everyone’s been anticipating the gameplay reveal. Well, today’s the day, because Warner has released some 16 minutes of alpha footage outlining aspects of the improved Nemesis system as well as the game’s siege missions. And while my ...[Read More]

  • 1
  • 2

Lost Password

Sign Up