Live presentations have never been the strongest suit for Microsoft, but they managed to do surprisingly well, albeit awkwardly this year. They didn’t make any (un?)intentional rape jokes, at least. The on-stage presence was reserved mainly for those doing deep-dives on featured titles and flowery […]

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We all get mad and lash out sometimes; maybe we said something we didn’t mean in anger or threw a punch when we should have talked. It could even be lodging frivolous, baseless lawsuits like some kind of corporate temper tantrum – we’ve all been […]

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It’s not uncommon for sequels not to live up to the hype established by their predecessors, but State of Decay 2 comes in below even those expectations. Both the design and the way it plays are so similar to the first game that it feels […]

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For those who don’t obsessively follow the developments of Nintendo, what’s wrong with you? They’re one of the biggest companies in the industry, and their games are golden. Do you hate fun? But also, Super Smash Bros. for the Switch was confirmed in the most […]

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Much as Final Fantasy XV’s opening line suggests, this is a game for fans and first-timers alike. If you’ve not played FFXV before and want to give it a try, this is (probably) the best way to experience it so far. For those who’ve already […]

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This isn’t a bad remake, per se. The game functions without crashing, and it’s a close approximation of what the original Secret of Mana had on offer. The problem is that in recreating the game, Square Enix forgot what the point of a remake is. […]

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Some games are outright terrible, others just poorly made, and then there are games that strive to hitherto unforeseen levels of chicanery and guff. As always, this isn’t a definitive list but my observations and experiences across the year. If there’s a game missing that […]

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In all honesty, I think PUBG Corp should have delayed the official release of the game until early this year so that the significant problems of the game could be ironed out. Connection problems, lag, rubber-banding and a rash of cheaters are the ingredients for […]

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PGF isn’t just about the games being developed by local indie developers but games development in Perth as a whole. That includes stuff like Squish ‘N’ Squash, a game developed for a uni project by a team of Murdoch University students. Education in games development […]

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FFXV Comrades isn’t great – for now – but the development team behind the game’s post-release content has a track record of improving things over time. The expansion has a mountain of technical problems, a ham-strung design in comparison to the main game, and becomes […]

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