Month: June 2016

Ghost Theory: Experience the paranormal in VR

Ghost Theory is a VR ghost hunting game, created by the Prague based video game company Dreadlocks. They’re currently working on their stretch goal on Kickstarter, and as this game is soon to enter the world, I had a chat with one of the game’s creators, Stefan Durmek. Could you tell us what this game is about? Ghost Theory is a serious take on paranormal research. Intrigued by your supernat...[Read More]

Uncharted 4’s first MP DLC changes the season pass, adds a levelling system

Patch 1.08 for Uncharted 4 multiplayer released today and it brings with it some significant changes to the game’s economy. It is also full on pirate themed. Titled “Lost Treasures”, the free DLC includes a new map, new weapons and items, a new Mystical and some new booster abilities. A lot of the upgrades are highlighted in this trailer Playstation released today. But perhaps th...[Read More]

Batman: Return to Arkham delayed

Warner Bros has delayed the release of Batman: Return to Arkham, the remastered collection of developer Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. In a post on their community forums, Warner’s Steve Grayson said Return to Arkham was not yet up to a level of polish they were comfortable with, so they’ve pushed it back from its original July ...[Read More]

Ford dealership seems to have lifted Firewatch artwork

Some video games can be considered pieces of art, take Firewatch for example, the acclaimed walking sim had a distinctive feel and style about it that has become iconic for those in the know. So iconic that it was instantly recognisable when allegedly stolen for use in a Ford Dealership’s advertising campaign. A Ford dealership in Quincy Massachusetts is supposedly behind the promotion, whic...[Read More]

Battlefront livestream interrupted by a drive-by shooting

Only in America could a situation like this happen and elicit such a nonchalant response. YouTube user matthew serna [sic] uploaded a video on the weekend of him playing Star Wars Battlefront when suddenly a considerable amount of gunfire could be heard outside. serna then calmly chuckled, saying “someone just got shot, I think,” before asking “do I need to grab a gun right now, ...[Read More]

Why unfair comparisons with Overwatch killed Battleborn

It’s not uncommon in the gaming industry for two similar titles to go up against each other for sales. Games are compared all the time, especially by fans of a particular series or platform who stand behind their chosen title with almost tribal allegiance. Prototype vs Infamous, Halo vs Killzone, Sonic vs Mario, comparing games with even a passing similarity to each other is something that&#...[Read More]

The Steam Summer Sale has begun

It’s that time again, the time where bankers worldwide wonder what has happened to gamer’s accounts as they are slowly drained directly into Gabe Newell’s eagerly awaiting mouth. The Steam Summer Sale has begun is what I’m trying to say. Head on over to Steam to find yourself a bargain, there are plenty to be had this year. Out of the many discounted games you can pick up t...[Read More]

Let’s talk about Overwatch hero spamming

Ahh Overwatch, how you have captured my heart and my spare time as of late. At first you were a fun and enjoyable roller coaster ride where I whimsically experimented with heroes and strategies, celebrating with friends when they worked and laughing hysterically when they faceplanted into a beehive. Fast forward a few weeks to whereI have a grasp on the game, knowing intimately how a team should b...[Read More]

A tribute to Quake on its 20th birthday

Anyone who’s a fan of PC gaming has a memory about id Software’s Quake. Mine is playing multiplayer matches in it with my mates in the school’s media department computer labs before the school decided to shit the bed and replace all the PCs with game-less iMacs. And Mum, if you’re reading this, relax, I only played while my film projects were rendering. Yeah, that sounds be...[Read More]

Here we go again: Titanfall 2 to have microtransactions

So, microtransactions in full priced games. Now there’s a giant red button of a topic if I ever saw one. It’s been brought back into the limelight again as Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella, speaking to GamesRadar, confirms that Titanfall 2 will feature microtransactions in order to fund the free maps and game modes DLC they plan to release post launch. “We’re givin...[Read More]

Uncharted 4 gets the Honest Trailer treatment

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been out for a while now, but the guys over at Smosh Games’ Honest Trailers have finally gotten around to giving it a good roast. These videos are often either brutal takedowns of terrible games or affectionately poking fun at the flaws of great ones, and Uncharted 4’s certainly finds itself in the latter category. I mean, as much as I love Nathan D...[Read More]

Warcraft is now the highest grossing video game movie ever

It may have opened just last week here in Australia, but after an international release earlier this month, Warcraft: The Beginning is the highest grossing video game movie of all time. According to Box Office Mojo, despite a lukewarm domestic US intake of $US38.4 million, the film has a worldwide gross of $US378.4 million. Compared to its $160 million budget, that’s quite a haul, and it owe...[Read More]

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