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New games and the line between innovation and repetition

Game developers can’t really win in the social media age. No matter what they announce, there is a contigent who see a new game as a direct attack on their identity. Considering we’ve just experienced the joys of E3 2018, you don’t have to look far to find examples of innovation and repetition being equally destroyed by fans. I could embed some quality tweets and Facebook comments into this here a...[Read More]

An overused sci-fi trope ruins a meaningful Detroit: Become Human moment

Hey there reader, this article is absolutely full of Detroit: Become Human spoilers. Turn back if you don’t want a funny but important scene ruined.  As we discussed in our review, Detroit: Become Human does a lot of things well, but that doesn’t mean it’s a faultless experience. You may have noticed certain areas of the game taking a beating this week – in a post from Kotaku’s Heather...[Read More]

Opinion: Can we wait for a game to come out before complaining?

The last 24 hours have been big for gaming announcements, with Nintendo announcing three Pokémon games and Bethesda releasing a teaser for Fallout 76. Inevitably with all of these announcements comes an avalanche of complaints and reservations, because you know, internet. In particular, Fallout 76 has received backlash from fans surrounding Kotaku’s reporting that it will be a survival game. And b...[Read More]

Prepare for more realistic titans: We talk A.O.T. 2 with game producer Hisashi Koinuma

Having personally adored the first Attack on Titan hack and slash game – you can read my review here – I’m looking forward to swinging around slashing giant idiots on the back of the neck in Attack on Titan 2. Gearing up for launch we discussed the upcoming game with Attack on Titan 2‘s producer, Hisashi Koinuma, who has worked with Koei Tecmo as a director and producer on ...[Read More]

Battlefront II was actually great for games

In a year with new and innovative games like Breath of the Wild and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the game that had the best impact on the video game industry in 2017 was Battlefront II. Prior to EA and DICE’s disastrous launch, there was no tangible evidence to show that microtransactions had a significant impact on sales. Sure, you and a few friends might have decided to boycott a game in prote...[Read More]

Sea of Thieves lets you weaponize vomit

Forget cutlasses, cannons and pistols – it’s all about buckets of vomit when it comes to pirate warfare. Over the past few days I’ve been sailing around the world of Sea of Thieves, throwing stomach pulp on people. I’ll break this majestic move down for you; if you smash back a couple tankards of grog in Sea of Thieves you’ll start to go a bit woozy. Eventually after getting some...[Read More]

Garbage games of 2017

LoadScreen’s Editors Charlie and Tom have already given you their nice lists from 2017, now it’s time for the naughty lists. Picking the most garbage aspect of 2017 isn’t a small task, the year was objectively pretty trashy all round. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for us, we spent a lot of the year playing a tonne of games – so with no real joy (okay some joy) we’ve ...[Read More]

Aaron’s top three games of 2017

It’s no surprise that critics everywhere are placing 2017 as one of the best years for video gaming in a very long time. We’ve had some seriously great game releases throughout the year, and when it comes to picking only three of these to top any list, it’s a very, very difficult decision. How do you narrow down so many amazing games to a paltry three out of what could easily be ...[Read More]

Charlie’s top three games of 2017

It’s that wonderful time of year again, where a stream of completely subjective lists flood onto the internet and stir up emotions. Well, rest assured dear friends, this is the only list out there that is 100% objective and based upon hours of scientific research. My opinion on video games I enjoyed this year is a seminal piece, and not in the least an arbitrary list of things that one perso...[Read More]

Tom’s top three games of 2017

Wow, another year has gone by already? I guess I should have noticed due to the mania at the shopping centres and another mediocre Star Wars movie screening in cinemas (don’t @ me). I suppose that means it’s time to make an obligatory Game of the Year list. And for me personally, 2017 is a hard year to pick a top three from because to be honest, there weren’t that many mind blowi...[Read More]

You can harness the power of squid butt in Super Mario Odyssey

We need to talk about Super Mario Odyssey. Specifically we need to talk about how Mario travels around via the raw power of assholes in the game. There’s no pretty way to discuss gaping mollusk buttholes, so let’s jump right in. In the Seaside Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey you’re tasked with the usual possessing of creatures to solve puzzles and earn Power Moons. One of the creatures at you...[Read More]

Far Cry 5 impressions: Accidental bear grenade – PAX Aus 2017

With moments like being chased by hillbillies on tractors and running through the streets of small-town America blasting bad guys with a revolver, things in Far Cry 5 have changed a lot since the last installment, but they kinda also haven’t changed at all. The setting of rural Montana may be a departure from mountainous wilds and vague islands, but the mechanics and feel of Far Cry 5 could almost...[Read More]

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