There’s a German word, Fremdschämen, that has no English equivalent. It describes feeling embarrassment for someone else because of how [...]

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Welcome to Bethesdaland! Despite some of the bigger titles being leaked before Bethesda’s conference, #BE3 was in full flight from the get-go as Pete Hines swaggered on stage to chanting and loud cheers that made me feel like I was watching an episode of WWE […]

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It’d be an overstatement to say that any of EA’s past E3 press conferences have been anything better than average. They’ve undoubtedly had the most consistently disappointing show of the bunch, more often than not because of a lack of actual gameplay footage – most […]

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Three of my favourite things in the world are retro games, beer and the local indie gaming scene. Luckily for me, Playup Perth covers all three in one night – and just like this month (and every other time), the latest event did not disappoint. […]

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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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2012 was a truly great year for gaming. However, with so many stellar titles being released the year through such as Mass Effect 3, Halo 4, and Far Cry 3, it’s fair to say a number of games probably flew under the radar. Dust: An […]

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When I was a kid, it was not uncommon to see Spiderman battle the Street Sharks or for RoboCop to clash with several Digimon at once. Although these characters had never met in their respective stories, and indeed their universes were completely separate, the playful […]

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Tomorrow, Arkane’s latest and arguably most intriguing game yet, Prey, will be released. For the uninitiated, this is a great time for fervent optimism, and the demo for Prey is available for Xbox and PS4 owners to try at this very moment. For the rest […]

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Quake is back! Although, I guess it was only a matter of time given every other IP under the sun is getting the reboot treatment. Just over the horizon, the Quake we know and love, cloaked in modern graphics, is marching itself unapologetically into the […]

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If there’s one thing kids need more of in a healthy, well-balanced breakfast, it’s video games. A few pixels a day keeps the torment of homework at bay, and where better to get their monthly serving of fresh, grassroots, unpasteurised indie gaming than Playup Perth! […]

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