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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

What I want from The Last of Us 2

– Tom Heath It is no secret to anyone who knows me that I consider Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us to be a masterpiece of interactive storytelling. It was one of the first video games I ever publicly reviewed. Whenever I am asked what I think the best game of the past decade is, The Last of Us is one of the first games I consider. But a potential sequel to the game has been offhandedly me...[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]

DayZ: Destroyer of friendships

It started out like any other day in Chernarus, the sun was shining, the zombies were glitching and there was the ever present sound of gunfire in the distance. Seemed like a nice enough setting to unwind with friends and casually play a game. Little did we know that betrayal was in the air. Let’s call my friends Andrey and Tony, because those are their actual names. Tony was a DayZ pro, he ...[Read More]

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