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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]

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]

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