Month: February 2016

HTC Vive price announced

  The price of the HTC Vive has been announced and comes in at a staggering US$799 (AU$1115), which is close to US$200 more than the Oculus Rift. However the Valve collaborated virtual reality headset will come in a bundle featuring two touch controllers, sensor towers and two games. The games included are Job Simulator, a game where you play as a robot learning about work: And Fantastic Cont...[Read More]

The Witness has claimed you when you can work on its puzzles while not playing it

  You may have heard about The Witness, the new puzzle game on Playstation 4 and PC from Braid creator Jonathan Blow. I played it earlier this month and rather enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I’ve begun playing it again despite having fulfilled my professional obligation to review it. Why? Well, because I hadn’t completed all the puzzles by the time my piece had to ...[Read More]

Plan your character with The Division skill calculator

  This weekend has been a very Division heavy one. An open beta for the game has been running on all platforms showing off what the tense RPG shooter has to offer.  However, certain things are blocked off during beta, such as talents and perks. I’m sure many players will be wondering what these have to offer and whether they will make a huge difference. Well luckily one Reddit user, kno...[Read More]

The Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow trailer is a thing of beauty

  I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that Pokémon Blue on Game Boy was the first game I played properly. I spent most of 1999 collecting ’em all and forcing my little monster buddies to fight to the point they fainted. The news that Pokémon, Red Version, Blue Version and Yellow Version will be on the Nintendo eShop for 3DS in a weeks time blew my socks off… and t...[Read More]

Layers of Fear review: Revisiting the horror masterpiece

  After borderline obsessively playing horror games for years, it comes to a sad point where you feel like you’ve seen it all. Sure, you get the occasional gem that stands out from all the rest but you can’t help but think “I’ve seen this before.” Horror, to me, is the genre that constantly goes back to its root stereotypes and cliches. “Oh look a group of ...[Read More]

Hideo Kojima wants to bring “displeasure” into his games with VR

  It’s no secret that a couple of us here at LoadScreen are huge fans of P.T., the playable teaser trailer for the now cancelled Silent Hills developed by Metal Gear Solid’s Hideo Kojima and film-maker Guillermo del Toro. I praised P.T.’s use of “curiosity/pants-shitting-terror” to guide the player in a piece discussing its upcoming indie spiritual successor, All...[Read More]

Playing Leonardo DiCaprio chasing an Oscar is the best dumb thing you’ll do today

  The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and the entire internet is wondering if finally, after defying his vegetarianism to eat a raw bison liver and suffering through a “living hell” acting in The Revenant, will Leonardo DiCaprio win his Oscar? Well, until we find out if they really are will to finally just give the man his gold statue before he hurts himself, you can pl...[Read More]

XCOM 2’s endgame will mess you up

This article contains spoilers for XCOM 2, so read at your own peril! When a game like XCOM 2 tells you to prepare before heading into the final assault, maybe you should listen to it. Foolishly I decided to steam ahead, my main crew were fit, however, not all of them had specialised armour or the items they ultimately needed to stay alive… which proved to be a major problem. The final segme...[Read More]

First Fallout 4 DLC announced, season pass price to rise

  Bethesda have today announced the first round of Fallout 4 DLC, including a new world area, a new mechanised enemy/companion type as well as the ability to capture and tame the various creatures found throughout the Boston wasteland. The DLC will be released incrementally over the next three months, is included within Fallout 4’s season pass and will also be available for individual s...[Read More]

Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition Review: The Driving Dead

-Aaron Birch Beginning life as a large piece of DLC for the vanilla Dying Light, The Following soon grew out of its initial scope, and developer Techland quickly re-purposed the project as a full-fledged expansion. This is no paltry bit of wasteful DLC you’ll complete in under an hour (Arkham Knight, I’m looking at you!), this is a full campaign that has plenty to offer. The fact that ...[Read More]

So let’s talk about video game length vs price

  I often find myself defending the duration of video games the same way some people defend their genitalia: it doesn’t matter how long it is, just how well you use it. I’ll take an amazing but short experience, say Portal, over a mediocre lengthy one, like Watch Dogs, any day. The discussion of a game’s length compared to its worth, both as a game in itself as well as its p...[Read More]

EA’s Origin Access now available in Australia

  The subscription model has been dominating various entertainment industries for a long time now. Everything has a subscription option as an alternative to individual purchasing, with Netflix and Stan for TV and movies, Spotify and Apple Music for, well, music and Oyster and Scribd for ebooks. All of these, for a monthly fee, grant unlimited access to vast libraries of content, libraries tha...[Read More]

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