The PAX showfloor is usually dominated by fantasy games set in a medieval or space context. One game looked to encapsulate a different fantasy – every parent’s worst nightmare. Think of the Children from Jammed Up Studios is one part “Overcooked” and one part “Who’s […]

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Day two of PAX Aus (or, Saturday, as the general public would say) is often a bit of a weird one. It occupies the space between initial hype for PAX Aus and the frantic following up of interview opportunities before the Omegathon. Let’s be honest, […]

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At some point in time, mainstream media gave up on the innocent girl next door trope and decided it would be better if we began to question whether our neighbour’s trimmer was more commonly used on hedges or heads. Films like Disturbia (2007), Kept Woman […]

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Last week, I was invited to join Scott Lowe (Senior Communications Manager, Naughty Dog) and a handful of fellow curious journalists at the Sony Headquarters in Sydney. We were lured by the promise of 45 minutes of hands-on gameplay with Naughty Dog’s upcoming title, Uncharted: […]

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Get Even Review

Get Even is a quirky, psychological thriller that can only be described as being greater than the sum of its parts. The gameplay is basic, and the plot is not particularly novel or inspired, but the atmosphere of this game is affecting. Every time I […]

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E3 promised a number of hot ticket items, so when Bandai Namco invited me to go hands-on with a few games at their office, I thought about committing to the joke by turning up in a singlet and some shorts- how else could I handle […]

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In the video game industry, Ubisoft have established themselves as quirky and different – they are the video game publisher that are perceived to be rather liberal with the development and acquisition of Intellectual Property (IP). Since 2016 the company has opened or acquired six […]

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Dragon Quest Heroes II is a game that is having an identity crisis. Omega Force has not fully committed to the hack and slash genre or the RPG genre, so the game ends up occupying an awkward middle ground. To be fair, it is a […]

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“It seemed like there were two kinds of (Witcher 3) players- those who played the Witcher 3 and maybe a little bit of Gwent, and those who just played Gwent.” – Jamie Bury, Lead Animator of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (extract from a GameCloud […]

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Two years ago, self-proclaimed MMO and Nintendo enthusiast Sonia had never played a shooting game. Now she owns and manages her own [...]

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