Charlie Braithwaite

Editor/Co-owner

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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