Month: July 2015

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]

Rovio announces Angry Birds 2, is actually Angry Birds 12

– Tom Heath The sequel to everyone’s favourite toilet pastime circa 2010 was announced this week, with Finnish game development studio Rovio revealing the imminent release of Angry Birds 2. Very few details have been given of the game, but the game’s website includes the below teaser trailer and IGN reports an announcement will be made in San Francisco on July 28. Angry Birds 2 s...[Read More]

Mad Max collector’s edition comes with Fury Road

– Tom Heath Warner Bros have announced the collector’s edition for the Mad Max game ahead of its release this September, and it comes with a more practical inclusion on top of the usual knick-knacks typically found in these sorts of things. Dubbed the “Post-Apocalypse” edition, it includes a Blu-Ray copy of this year’s Mad Max: Fury Road as well as the classic steelbo...[Read More]

Telltale’s Game of Thrones episode five launches next week

– Tom Heath Good news for those of us suffering withdrawals after the end of Game of Thrones season five last month: the next episode of the game is due to arrive next week. The penultimate episode of the season, Telltale’s Game of Thrones episode five, “A Nest of Vipers”, is launching in the traditional staggered fashion starting with PC/Mac and Playstation on Wednesday Ju...[Read More]

Batman Arkham Knight: A Short affair with the Batgirl DLC

– Charlie Braithwaite The best analogy for Batman: Arkham Knight’s first DLC offering is that of an Easter egg, no not a cheeky little DC universe surprise, but an actual chocolate egg. Looks good, tastes okay, but my god is it hollow. Naturally minor spoilers for all of the Arkham games/the new DLC lie ahead. Enter at your own peril. As we have discussed A Matter of Family had the pot...[Read More]

Goat Simulator is coming to Playstation next month

– Tom Heath Developer Coffee Stains’ Goat Simulator is coming to Playstation next month, so get your “share” buttons ready because the crazy glitch moments are coming. Originally released on Steam and later ported for Xbox One and Xbox 360, Goat Simulator is both exactly what it sounds like and nothing like it. Yes, it’s a game where you play as a goat but no, it is i...[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]

Buffering: Crazy Battlefield 4 kill makes me way too proud of myself

– Tom Heath All right gang, welcome to Buffering, where we upload any of our own gameplay clips for your enjoyment. Our première video comes from a game I am horrendously bad at: Battlefield 4. So, I was playing with my Unnatural Selection podcast co-hosts Adam and Jorge, who are both Battlefield veterans (AKA, they’re actually good). I’d hopped on Adam’s quad-bike and we w...[Read More]

The Long Dark is unavailable on Xbox One in Australia

– Charlie Braithwaite Remember when Xbox One early access was announced during E3? It was a time of joy, we were told a handful of games would be readily available for those with access to the Preview Program. What wasn’t mentioned is the fact that Australian Xbox fans will be unable to access some content just yet due to our strict classification process. If like me some of you were f...[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]

Nintendo president dies at 55

– Tom Heath News broke this morning that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55. A short statement said Iwata passed away on July 11 due to a “bile duct growth”. Iwata began working for Nintendo in the 1980s, before being appointed director in 2000 and president in 2002. During his time as president, he oversaw the release of the GameCube, DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii ...[Read More]

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