Month: July 2015

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]

Rocket League: Destruction derby meets football

– Luke Chandler If you’re the sort of person who usually sits in front of a screen in a darkened room, chances are you’ve seen the name Rocket League pop up on various online publications and message boards. The game has generated a large amount of hype, fueled by a dedicated fan base. I am not really a fan of sports games, so when I first heard of Rocket League, It didn’t seem l...[Read More]

Black Ops III and fridges: Together at last

– Tom Heath Do you know what goes really well with gaming? If you answered a fridge, well done, you’re equally as weird as the executives over at Activision. If you didn’t already read the headline, today it was revealed that the Call of Duty Black Ops III Juggernog Edition features a Juggernog mini-Fridge. Apart from a mini-fridge the Juggernog Edition comes with The Giant Zombi...[Read More]

In Memoriam: The Last of Us

– Luke Chandler Welcome to another edition of In Memoriam, The series where we pay our respects to the video game characters that are sadly no longer with us. Today we will be taking a look at the 2013 hit PlayStation 3 game, The Last of Us. This article contains story spoilers. If you are yet to play the game (which I highly recommend you do) stop reading now. Scroll down past this public d...[Read More]

Batgirl DLC for Arkham Knight trailer released, Killing Joke vibes aplenty

– Tom Heath Warner Bros have released a trailer for next week’s Batgirl DLC for Arkham Knight, titled “A Matter of Family” and developed by Arkham Origins makers Warner Bros Montreal. The first story-based DLC for the Arkham Knight‘s season pass, the chapter follows Barbara Gordon as Batgirl in a pre-Arkham Asylum adventure to rescue her father from the clutches of Jo...[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]

Destiny: The Taken King PS4 bundle coming to Australia

– Charlie Braithwaite A limited edition Destiny: The Taken King PS4 bundle will be available from JB Hi-Fi and EB games in Australia, with a retail price of $569.95. The bundle will be released September 15th. See images of the bundle below, it looks perfect for maintaining a Destiny addiction: For more gaming news follow LoadScreen on twitter here: @load_screen and don’t forget to lik...[Read More]

Hello Games demonstrates No Mans Sky, gets repeatedly harassed by goat

– Tom Heath As it is the feature game for IGN’s July edition of IGN First, we can expect to learn a lot more about Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky over the next month. A big steaming pile of that learning has just hit the interwebs in the form of an 18 minute gameplay demonstration with Hello Games founder, and regular demonstrator, Sean Murray. And if any of you were concerned a...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Mass Effect

– Tom Heath Whereas our previous In Memoriam articles have focused on the unavoidable deaths of characters from beloved video games, today we shall be paying tribute to one that was completely non-compulsory, and was twice as heartbreaking. The game is Mass Effect, RPG maker Bioware’s sci-fi dating simulator that also happened to have a kick-ass, choice driven narrative and, as such, I...[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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