Month: July 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider confirmed for Playstation & PC release

– Tom Heath After much confusion during the game’s initial announcement, Rise of the Tomb Raider has been confirmed as a timed exclusive to Xbox platforms. Rise was already confirmed to be launching for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 10 this year, but this new announcement from publisher Square Enix states the exclusivity only covers a 12 month period. The Playstation 4 release has ...[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]

Pro league will start drug testing gamers

– Charlie Braithwaite It’s finally happened, e-sports has reached a point that it is indistinguishable from regular sports. How you ask? Drug testing and pro athletes popping pills. We’re up there with the AFL now! Since it came to light that a bunch of Counter Strike pros have been taking Adderall to get jacked up during competitions, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) have anno...[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]

Gameplay released of the Portal VR demo

– Charlie Braithwaite Ask yourself something very important right now, is your PC virtual reality ready? If it isn’t will a VR demo from the Portal series make you want it to be? The Portal series is up there for its innovative gameplay, funny dialogue and exceptional character development (here’s looking at you creepy GLaDOS back story). Whilst many gamers have sat around waitin...[Read More]

MGS V: Ground Zeroes mission implies Kojima was aware of impending Konami split

– Tom Heath For those of you who are unaware, over the past few months Konami have been removing references to Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima from promotional material for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Earlier this week we shared how Kojima’s name has been removed from the game’s box-art. While it has yet to be officially commented on by Konami or Kojima, it is wid...[Read More]

EB Games’ Twitter hit with comments following allegations of employee abuse

Yesterday afternoon, Kotaku AU published an article telling the stories of several ex-EB Games employees who encountered abuse from management and other staff members. The allegations include the cover up of a sexual assault and a casual policy of staff being expected to work without pay, lest you be replaced or skipped for promotion. Furthermore, several employees reported being bullied, harassed...[Read More]

FIFA 16 female cover players announced

– Tom Heath In keeping with EA Sports’ announcement that the upcoming FIFA 16 will be the first game in the series to feature female players, the publisher has announced which female players will be joining Argentina’s Lionel Messi on the North American and Canadian covers of the game. Alex Morgan, the US Women’s National Team forward, and Christine Sinclair, Canadian Women...[Read More]

Trial By Combat: Tom resorts to unfair measures

– Tom Heath Last month’s Trial By Combat left me a shell of a man. Such a defeat was something I could not abide, so I retreated to my lair and plotted my revenge. Charlie had to pay; I had to find something that would break him as he had broken me. A simple loss would not be enough, he needed to be humiliated… It was through perusing my usual “Let’s Play” feed ...[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]

Crash Bandicoot cartoon uncovered; beware: it’s catchy

– Tom Heath Crash Bandicoot was my very first Playstation game way back when I was around six years old. That wacky children’s adventure full of science puns and very loose Australia references was the first Playstation game from Naughty Dog, who you may recall has gone on to create Playstation exclusives like the Uncharted franchise and The Last of Us. So yeah, pretty humble beginning...[Read More]

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