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Why No Man’s Sky was my Game of E3 2015

June 23, 2015 | by Joe Martin

Alien worlds were a prominent feature at E3 2015. Provided you’re an FPS fan, this was delightful news – many of the worlds featured were to be explored not with a sense of wonder or intrigue, but by staring down the barrel of a gun. I enjoy the occasional bout of wanton murder and destruction as much as the next gamer...

5 best fake gamers on tv

The 5 Best Fake Gamers on TV

September 19, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

We all know that fictional television shows about gamers generally suck, often resorting to outdated mainstream perceptions and terrible cliches. I could only ever get through a couple of episodes of The Guild or Video Game High School before...

Retro Reflections

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    Rampage Retro Reflection

    June 30, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

    The wilful damage to public property is a common theme amongst video games these days. Whether from a tank, military helicopter or stealthily planted explosives, bringing down a tall, man-made structure comes with a certain catharsis...

  • Donkey Kong Country retro reflection

    Donkey Kong Country Retro Reflection

    June 26, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

    Okay, so in the essence of recounting euphoric nostalgia, if you want to know the first game this writer ever remembers laying eyes on, it’s the SNES favourite Donkey Kong Country...

  • Comix Zone retro reflection

    Comix Zone Retro Reflection

    April 2, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

    Cult classics, almost by definition, have the misfortune of being overlooked critically or commercially at the time of their release, yet snowball in select popularity long after their benefactors...

  • The House of the Dead retro reflection

    The House of the Dead Retro Reflection

    March 20, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

    Ah, the pre-millennial arcade scene. Where the games were addictive, the cabinets attractive and the prices affordable enough that you didn't care how much you spent...

  • Sonic The Fighters retro reflection

    Sonic The Fighters Retro Reflection

    March 3, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

    There was a time, believe it or not, when Sonic the Hedgehog was a household name. With as much edge as hedge, Sega’s blue speed demon was “killer-app incarnate”, single-handedly selling the Genesis...

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time retro reflection

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Retro Reflection

    February 25, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

    If you’ve read anything about Monolith’s Shadow of Mordor recently, then apart from being more up to date with video games than I am, you also probably know that it borrows heavily from Ubisoft’s huge Assassin’s Creed franchise...

  • Metroid Prime retro reflection

    Metroid Prime Retro Reflection

    February 16, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

    When a new Metroid game was announced for the Nintendo GameCube way back in 2001, fans of the series the world over collectively filled their trousers with smelly excitement...

  • north and south retro reflection

    North & South Retro Reflection

    February 3, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

    There was quite a lot of American Civil War history in my house growing up. We weren't an American family (Australian, in fact), but my father was rather fond of the PBS mini-series The Civil War...

Latest Posts

Why I Chose Heroes of the Storm as my MOBA

July 3, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs) can be an intimidating affair. As I wrote of my experience trying DOTA 2 earlier this year, plunging into the deep end with a complex MOBA such as DOTA2 can quickly lead to frustration, with little recourse but to simply tough it out while you learn your hero’s strengths, weaknesses and how to counter opposing attacks…

Rampage Retro Reflection

June 30, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

The wilful damage to public property is a common theme amongst video games these days. Whether from a tank, military helicopter or stealthily planted explosives, bringing down a tall, man-made structure comes with a certain catharsis…

Making Sense of the E3 Aftermath

June 29, 2015 | by Nathan Anton

So it’s been over a week or two since E3. We saw some brilliant games this year like The Division and Star Wars Battlefront, and even some surprises like the announcement of Dark Souls 3 and the Final Fantasy 7 remake. There were a lot of games to pique one’s interest, but which ones have stuck with you?…

Can Until Dawn Finally Unite Horror and Hollywood?

June 25, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

As a long-time gaming aficionado, we probably don’t have to tell you that the joystick and the silver screen haven’t always had the best (or most profitable) relationship over the years. As ardent fans of a great number of titles, we’ve seen a lot of franchises succumb to B-Movie mediocrity in the past few decades…