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The OPL and You: An Australian League of Legends Primer

– Dominic Powell If you’re not familiar with the massively popular online game League of Legends, I suggest you dust yourself off, crawl out from the rock you’re under and go and download the ‘free to play’ game (my wallet disagrees) and have a blast. However, not only is LoL a whole lotta fun alone or with some friends, it’s also got one of the largest e-sports...[Read More]

Is there a link between feeling sexy and violence in games?

– Marz Raul Playing video games carries all sorts of stereotypes and pre-conceptions, the most common being gamers are nerdy, socially awkward and overwhelmingly male. However research carried out by UNSW scientists Michael Kasumovic and Tom Denson indicates this may not necessarily be the case; and perhaps, more interestingly, tackles the awkward questions around gamers and their sex drives...[Read More]

How does the Witcher 3 compare to Skyrim?

– Luke Chandler With the release of the highly anticipated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in May, CD Projekt Red managed to win over the hearts of gamers everywhere, cementing their status as one of the most beloved video game developers of this generation. Since the launch, players have started to draw comparisons between the aforementioned game and the RPG juggernaut Skyrim. Being compared to Sk...[Read More]

Excited for backwards compatibility? Why not old-school-style new games instead.

– Gordon Starr With the recent release of the Xbox One and Playstation 4 there has been a lot of chatter about the issue of backwards compatibility. Microsoft, to the great applause of its fans, announced that the Xbox One would enable backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games. Obviously this was a stab at Sony during E3, a stunt designed to generate excitement about their product and incre...[Read More]

Diary of a Destiny addict

– Marz Raul Destiny was released for multiple platforms in September 2014, it was both one of the most disappointing games, but also one of the best games that year. As with many big-studio releases in recent times, the hype built around this game prior to its release reached fever-pitch. The proposition was way too good: the makers of the Halo series creating a first-person shooter with RPG...[Read More]

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