Opinion

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy shows how far games have come

Like a lot of 90s children I’ve been playing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy this weekend. It’s been a mostly fun – sometimes rage vomit worthy – nostalgia trip. That being said, I can’t help but notice the remake highlights just how far games have come in the 20 years since Crash Bandicoot debuted. A lot of people have noted just how unforgiving the game is, and no, ...[Read More]

The SNES Mini is great and all, but let’s talk Mini N64 dream lists

The Nintendo 64 was my first console and is the reason I love gaming today. I pre-ordered a Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES after some deliberation, but if Nintendo were to release a Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo 64, I would buy it in a heartbeat. The NES Classic had 30 games, the SNES Classic looks to only have 21, so it seems likely that the N64 Classic Mini, if such a thing is ever released, will...[Read More]

What Outlast 2 could’ve done better

This article is riddled with spoilers, consider this your warning! Back in early April when it looked like Outlast 2 wasn’t getting an Australian release due to a bit of dodgy content that our classification board wasn’t terribly keen on, I couldn’t have been more disappointed. The first Outlast is one of my favourite horror games of all time, screaming my head off, sprinting from Chris Walker, un...[Read More]

The high cost of free games

Sniper Assassin: Shoot To Kill is a free-to-play mobile game in which you select a gun from hundreds of options and shoot people from a long distance. That’s pretty much it. You cannot run, or duck, or move at all other than taking aim. You cannot speak, and other than single-sentence mission briefings and offers of new weapons, no-one speaks to you. There is no strategy other than deciding who to...[Read More]

Australia’s classification problems run deeper than Outlast 2

This article discusses sexual assault. By now you’ve probably heard the news that swept across Australian video gaming channels last week: Outlast 2 has been refused classification in Australia. I know, I’m disappointed too. It was refused classification because it depicted implied sexual violence. I’ll spare you the explicit details, you can read them here if you so wish, but the scen...[Read More]

The reason Outlast 2 was refused classification makes sense

Okay, maybe I was a bit quick to jump the gun with slamming the Australian Classification Board earlier today. After it came to light that Outlast 2 was refused classification, my Jimmies were well and truly rustled. But, maybe in this instance, they were onto something. As reported by Alex Walker over at Kotaku Australia, who received a detailed explanation of the scene that triggered the refusal...[Read More]

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