“Play.” That was the motto of EA’s press conference for Gamescom, which is funny given how little of it actually happened. There was an awful lot of fluff and very little substance, some truly cringe-worthy moments, and a big “fuck you” to Mass Effect fans. […]

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Microsoft seem to have caught on that the point of a games console is games. If there was one message they wanted to send at Gamescon, it’s that they are bringing us some games. I wasn’t expecting much from the briefing, especially since I don’t […]

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REPORT: This month was our biggest line-up of games in Playup Perth history! Video games, tabletop games, mobile games, and [...]

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If you want to try to appreciate what you missed then start by picturing the Oscars, full of gorgeous and excited industry [...]

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If there was one thing I wasn’t expecting to watch at E3, it was a talk show. Presentations filled with buzzwords, sure, but a show hosted by a seasoned live streamer behind a desk interviewing a bunch of devs on uninteresting topics wasn’t what I’d […]

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I’ve been a fan of Square Enix (originally, Square Soft) for almost as long as I can remember, literally. I’ve watched the company grow from humble beginnings, I’ve celebrated their greatest triumphs and achievements during what is fair to call the “golden years,” and I […]

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Nintendo, I distinctly recall saying last year “Never do that. Ever,” in regards to filling 50 minutes of conference time with content we’ve already seen. The change to pre-recorded “conferences” for E3 in the form of Nintendo Direct videos is a double-edged sword that you’ve […]

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Sony’s making the big stuff happen. Though criticized for lacking exclusive releases this year (who cares anyway, Fallout’s coming) [...]

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Hello again, Ubisoft and Aisha Taylor, it’s been a long year. All I was hoping for from this conference was some AC footage, plus Division and Rainbow Six dates and betas. If I was super lucky I secretly hoped for the CEO Yves Guillemont to […]

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You would think that after this many years of presenting at E3, a AAA company like EA would have nailed the formula for a successful press conference. The event is a chance to show off your game in action, live, for the whole world to […]

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