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Trial By Combat: STARWHAL

– Charlie Braithwaite After being well and truly shamed and collapsing into a pile of swear words in our last Trial By Combat I needed to calculate my revenge.  Through studying Tom’s every movement since our friendship began, I deduced he would suck at STARWHAL, the space narwhal combat simulator. Like a true gentleman I took to Twitter to issue the challenge: @clbraith@StarwhalGame I...[Read More]

Where Five Nights at Freddy’s lost its way

– Tom Heath When it comes to horror games, I’m a complete wuss who somehow manages to occasionally step up to the plate and conquer them. I’m like the timid person in the movies who always manages to be the last one alive and defeats the monster/axe-murderer/alien/stalking-sex-demon. I usually find the games balls-shrivellingly terrifying, but I push through and make it out the o...[Read More]

How to build a new PC: An unhelpful guide

– Charlie Braithwaite My old computer was reliable, it could send emails, hell it could even receive emails. But when it came to games it could just about run StarCraft and DayZ, but was falling short on new releases. So it was time to embark on that exciting/tedious journey of building a new computer. And by build I mean drink beer and watch Alfred do it. Now I am referring to a friend of m...[Read More]

My night of speed dating pugs

– Charlie Braithwaite Ever wanted to speed date a bunch of pugs? If you answered yes, you should download Hot Date immediately. The premise is simple, you are at a speed dating event for dogs where you meet a series of talking pugs. My night started pleasantly, I spoke to three different pugs, Doris, Wednesday and Thelma. What started as an interesting social experiment, turned weirdly sexua...[Read More]

Men who abuse women in games are literally losers

– Charlie Braithwaite Certain levels of trash talking are okay, telling your team you are king before pulling a Leeroy Jenkins is perfectly acceptable. What isn’t cool is when people get personal with their insults. I’m sure many of you have experienced the pain involved when a bunch of preteens are trying to sound cool by picking on female gamers. “Get back in the kitchen....[Read More]

What is with all these actors struggling to play video games?

– Tom Heath So I watched Superbad for the first time on the weekend. I know, I know, I’m late to the party and you’ve all been chuckling about the whole “McLovin'” thing for the past eight years; but I still know people who still haven’t seen Jurassic Park so let’s direct the disappointment where it’s due. Anyway, Superbad was full of incredibly unli...[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]

In Memoriam: Bioshock Infinite

– Tom Heath If you’re a regular reader of our In Memoriam articles, you’d know from previous entries that they require spoiler warnings. We discuss the deaths of characters and discussing the deaths of characters is pretty much the very definition of a spoiler. To honour the fallen of Bioshock Infinite, I am going to have to put the mother of all spoiler warnings up here. If you ...[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]

Trailers that took over my life

– Tom Heath With San Diego Comic-Con happening over the weekend, we’ve been introduced to a whole host of trailers for upcoming films and TV shows. Most of them are shitty, low quality phone recordings from within the audience that make me want to gouge out my own eyes and ears, but nonetheless I want to see that first footage of Jared Leto’s Joker damn it! But one trailer stuck ...[Read More]

agar.io or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the blob

– Dominic Powell Having just finished last semesters exams, agar.io is like an old friend. An old friend that lures you into their house with promises like ‘you can do that essay in 12 hours, don’t even worry about it!’ Agar.io has got to be the best procrastination game I’ve ever played. To the untrained eye, agar.io looks like a bunch of different sized, different c...[Read More]

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