We Don’t Need To Defend Video Games Anymore

In the final dying moments of 2015, the human race seems like it might once again be on a collision course with mutually assured destruction. Glance at the news any day of the week and I fail to see how anybody could be proud to show the exploits of this planet to any passing extraterrestrial…

Life Is Strange – The Best Game Of 2015

It was my birthday last week. After 39 years of breathing in and out, I realised I need to accept the changes that have happened in my life. There’s hints of grey hairs showing on the sides of my head, I could nap anytime or anywhere and hangovers have become extended nightmares. Despite my heart…

WWE and WWE2K Deserve Each Other

Let me tell you about a man named Tyler. Physically, he resembles He-Man. Shoulder-length blonde locks, skin like a bronze god and the face of a model. During his entrance, he carries with him an impenetrable air of superiority and a feather boa-clad selfie stick. Hailing from his seasonal residence in Cairo or Monte Carlo,…

PAX Australia And The Strange Catharsis Of Video Game Violence

It’s the end of the second day of PAX Australia, I’m on the train home. I am having a panic attack. My breathing starts getting irregular and I suddenly feel like I’m underwater. I need to stabilise myself. I lean forward. My eyes are bulging in my head and I start to lose feeling in…

The Taken King Is The Evolutionary Leap That Console Gaming Needed

For some people who play games, especially those that regularly read the internet, there is that persistent little voice that exists. A voice that chatters away in the brain, trying everyday to convince its host that video game publishers are sickening, sweaty sub-human creatures who eat turkey legs with their bare hands in boardroom meetings…

Diversity In Video Games Isn’t Scary, It’s Delicious

There’s been an unexpected new trend emerging in the world of video games in recent years. No, it isn’t Kickstarter games earning $800 trillion or multi-tier pre-order incentives for trivial garbage. The concept I’m talking about is quite easy to follow. You see, since games have started to branch out into other genres beyond ‘collect…

Good To Have You Back

The Electronic Entertainment Expo for 2015 has come and gone and it contained announcements that nobody ever thought would happen. The Last Guardian, a remake of Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue 3 all happened within the same damn Sony conference. Bethesda finally announced Fallout 4 and showed the first gameplay footage of DOOM. Microsoft shocked everybody…

Dear Adam Baldwin Supporters…

Over the past few weeks, the Supanova Pop Culture Expo has gained some extra attention for inviting actor Adam Baldwin to their show. Starting next month, Supanova’s events will cover Australia and Baldwin will appear at the Sydney and Perth shows. In the past year, Baldwin has become internet famous for his offensive views on…

SUNRISE, SUNSET

Some people had issues with the variety and quality of video games in 2014. I can understand. A vast amount of titles were delayed until 2015 and more than a few that did come out, didn’t work properly. Those are probably the top two reasons to get people upset when it comes to games. If…

ALIEN ISOLATION: THE BEST GAME OF 2014

There are many reasons why Alien Isolation is the bravest and most groundbreaking game of last year. From top to bottom, it is staggering that it exists in its current form. At so many points, I expected it to dive into comfortable mediocrity. I thought perhaps it would not follow through on its initial promises of…

GAME OF THE YEAR 2014 – (2) OLLI OLLI

It is very rare that you come across a game that’s special enough to make you feel like you could play it anytime, anywhere for the rest of your life. Let me give you a couple of examples: Road Rash 2 is rather simple. It’s a motorbike racing game for the Megadrive. In addition to…

GAME OF THE YEAR 2014 – (3) WATCH DOGS

Watch Dogs is the best game Ubisoft has released in years. It has the most interesting and well realised open-world ever created. The combat and multiplayer are downright revolutionary. The story goes to dark corners of the human psyche that most developers would never dare to touch. It reinvents police chases to make them perpetually thrilling…