Charlie Braithwaite

Editor/Co-owner

Gameplay released of the Portal VR demo

– Charlie Braithwaite Ask yourself something very important right now, is your PC virtual reality ready? If it isn’t will a VR demo from the Portal series make you want it to be? The Portal series is up there for its innovative gameplay, funny dialogue and exceptional character development (here’s looking at you creepy GLaDOS back story). Whilst many gamers have sat around waitin...[Read More]

Spiders in games are not okay

– Charlie Braithwaite As I’ve already discussed, I’m not a fan of certain enemies in games, previously it was dogs. Who wants to attack a dog? Seriously guys, it’s 2015. Okay, enough, with that, this week it isn’t about dogs. No, it is about their polar opposite, spiders. Fuck spiders. When I was younger I used every birthday wish attempting to eradicate them from thi...[Read More]

Australian censorship Vs. indie developers

– Charlie Braithwaite As we’ve already discussed, on more than one occasion, the Australian classification system is pretty harsh, but what we haven’t discussed is how this system impacts indie developers. The cost and process involved is turning some devs off of releasing their product in Australia at all. LoadScreen spoke to Director of Helix Games Bailey Earley, who told us of...[Read More]

Batman Arkham Knight: A Short affair with the Batgirl DLC

– Charlie Braithwaite The best analogy for Batman: Arkham Knight’s first DLC offering is that of an Easter egg, no not a cheeky little DC universe surprise, but an actual chocolate egg. Looks good, tastes okay, but my god is it hollow. Naturally minor spoilers for all of the Arkham games/the new DLC lie ahead. Enter at your own peril. As we have discussed A Matter of Family had the pot...[Read More]

Killing dogs in games is not okay

– Charlie Braithwaite Some things are just not okay, and as a dog lover, killing any form of canine is up the top of that list for me. As a gamer that creates conflict from time to time. Generally killing enemies in a game is satisfying, seeing an arrow puncture a bandit or blowing the brains out of a zombie feels good. What doesn’t feel good is pumping a dog full of bullets or knifing...[Read More]

The Long Dark is unavailable on Xbox One in Australia

– Charlie Braithwaite Remember when Xbox One early access was announced during E3? It was a time of joy, we were told a handful of games would be readily available for those with access to the Preview Program. What wasn’t mentioned is the fact that Australian Xbox fans will be unable to access some content just yet due to our strict classification process. If like me some of you were f...[Read More]

Halo: A tale of red wine and mass suicide

– Charlie Braithwaite When Halo 2 came out in 2004 I remember running home from the shops with it cradled in my arms ready to spend all afternoon playing, only to find my dad using the television watching old episodes of The Sweeney. That is the first instance of Halo heartbreak I have endured, and after last night, it certainly wasn’t the last. A cold wintery Melbourne night seemed li...[Read More]

Destiny: The Taken King PS4 bundle coming to Australia

– Charlie Braithwaite A limited edition Destiny: The Taken King PS4 bundle will be available from JB Hi-Fi and EB games in Australia, with a retail price of $569.95. The bundle will be released September 15th. See images of the bundle below, it looks perfect for maintaining a Destiny addiction: For more gaming news follow LoadScreen on twitter here: @load_screen and don’t forget to lik...[Read More]

Batman Arkham Knight: Justice League Easter eggs

– Charlie Braithwaite As we’ve discussed Batman: Arkham Knight has a lot of great things going for it, also some not so great things (here’s looking at you tank battles). Some of the best aspects in Rocksteady’s Arkham series are the Easter eggs scattered throughout. Arkham Knight is a smorgasbord of Justice League references, perhaps hinting at Rocksteady’s next vent...[Read More]

StarCraft: Learning curve torture

– Charlie Braithwaite I’ve written before about how gaming with friends isn’t always a good experience. So, yeah, pretty much that again… but StarCraft II and its disgusting learning curve. For the uninitiated StarCraft seems like an easily accessible strategy game. Anyone who grew up playing Age of Empires may look at the mechanics and think they could pick up the game and...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Ocarina of Time

– Charlie Braithwaite Welcome to the second edition of In Memoriam, the LoadScreen series where we shed a tear for beloved characters who have passed away. This week we are honouring the demise of a character from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. You know, that game everyone who has ever touched a gamepad and was alive in the 90s talks about. Ocarina of Time is arguably one of the most ...[Read More]

Batman Arkham Knight: This steam review is poetry

– Charlie Braithwaite Whilst most of the gaming world sees Batman: Arkham Knight  as a insanely immersive batman/tedious-tank-driving simulator, one Steam user sees it in an entirely unique way. Well done Waifu Hunter, I just hope you recover from the mind-bending levels of fear toxin that must be circulating through your veins right now. You can spray fear toxin on Charlie here @clbraith an...[Read More]

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