Cult of the Lamb Review: Worship like a baa-ass

August 11, 2022

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who already have a real life army of followers dedicated to praising their glory, and those who simply fantasise about it. I’ll leave it to your imagination as to which camp I’m in, but why let cult dreams be dreams when you can act out […]

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Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space Review: Good old fashioned, chaotic fun

April 19, 2022

Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space is the recent remaster of Sam and Max’s second season, originally released in 2007.  Brought back to life by Skunkape Games—a development team made up of alumni Telltale developers—who acquired the rights to the beloved 3 seasons of Sam and Max. This episodic point and click adventure game […]

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Bright Memory: Infinite Review: A Linear Yet Admirable Action Outing

November 12, 2021

My time with Bright Memory: Infinite has been interesting, to say the least. As I loaded up my assault rifle, picking off enemies in the distance, I quickly navigated my surroundings. I bounced off walls to get across precarious chasms. I hacked and slashed my way through obtrusive enemies. I participated in lighting fast quick […]

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Experience a New Tactical RPG With Marvel’s Midnight Suns

August 26, 2021

Marvel Madness continues with a new trailer, featuring a combination of some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, including Wolverine, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel and Ghost Rider. This is Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Based on the Midnight Sons comic run, the game is touted as a tactical RPG at heart. This cinematic trailer showcased the depth and […]

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Review: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town takes you back on the Switch… in 3D!

August 20, 2020

Harvest Moon was the shiz when I was growing up, I played the very first Game Boy version and basically played every handheld iteration afterwards. I loved that game to bits and it’s no wonder that I was immediately drawn to Stardew Valley. Now reverting back to its original Japanese name, Story of Seasons released […]

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Mafia Trilogy

Mafia Trilogy announced, full reveal coming May 20

May 14, 2020

2K Games has announced Mafia Trilogy, an apparent collection of all three mainline Mafia titles. This would include the original Mafia, Mafia II and 2016’s Mafia III. All we have to go on right now is the teaser trailer. The most interesting part is that footage from Mafia II lookin’ real good. You can check […]

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XCOM Chimera Squad

Surprise XCOM spin-off Chimera Squad arrives next week

April 15, 2020

We’ve been waiting for a new entry in the XCOM franchise to be announced for a while now. Following the announcement that XCOM 2 would be coming to Nintendo Switch in May, fans began to feel like maybe they wouldn’t be waiting long. We’re not sure even they could have predicted an announcement would come […]

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Review: Laughs, puzzles and beauty

October 17, 2019

Rarely do you find a puzzle role-playing game where the abilities you use to succeed are as eccentric as its cast of characters. Rarer still is the opportunity to share that experience with another player. This is why the Trine series is so important to me. With Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, developer Frozenbyte has […]

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Why Valve’s stranglehold on PC gaming might finally be coming to an end

December 10, 2018

Decisions made by major developers have made this year have indicated Steam’s uncontested reign as the dominant PC gaming storefront may be coming to an end. This week, a conversation has sprung up around the Epic Games Store and the value it offers developers when selling their games. Does Valve finally have direct competition? To call Steam […]

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Gaming as a Service has been good for consumers, but tough for some developers

October 19, 2018

In 2010, Gabe Newell joined Sony at E3, in one of the most controversial crossovers of all time, to announce cross platform play between PS3 and PC for their then-forthcoming title, Portal 2. Newell also noted that he and the gathered throng were seeing a shift in the games industry. Video: Kahleb Olsson “Entertainment-as-a-product to […]

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Game Review: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch, 2018) spins its way onto all Major Platforms.

July 9, 2018

I had the pleasure of diving back into the way back machine with the old overgrown, orange marsupial last week with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch. Crash, despite a few niggling flaws, it still holds up magnificently after 22 years thanks to its wonderful remaster of the very first 3 games in […]

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We are obsessed with the trailer for 3D Realms’ new shooter, Ion Maiden

March 5, 2018

3D Realms knows what they’re good at  — old school, fast-paced, gore-soaked 90’s shooters. Who better to create a genre throwback than one of the very developers who pioneered it — using their own original engine no less?

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Games Hands On: Dusk (PC, 2018): Bringing Quake back

February 14, 2018

Amongst the litany of genre revivals going on in the indie games space right now, there’s one or two that are appearing more than others — Metroidvanias and ultra-hard, skill-centric platformers. Both are born of genres with audiences long-starved starved for content, and it means that interest is high. But, if I may, there’s a […]

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Here’s your first look at the Aussie gaming and mental health webseries CheckPoint, kicking off January 29

January 16, 2018

Back in May last year, we covered the final stages of the CheckPoint Kickstarter. The Kickstarter ultimately reached its goal, allowing the Aussie non-profit CheckPoint to begin production on a planned web series about the intersection between video games and mental health. The show premieres in just under two weeks but here’s a little sneak peek […]

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Robot House’s Rumu releases next week because you deserve an early Christmas present

December 6, 2017

Sydney developer Robot House’s second major title and PAX Aus 2017 indie favourite Rumu will launch next week according to a press release from the studio today.

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Video Games Review: Paradigm (PC/Mac, 2017) is a Beautiful Specimen

April 5, 2017

There are two kinds of people in the world – people that will love Paradigm, and people that can’t stand to see perfection. Paradigm is everything that it needs to be – uncomfortably strange, genuinely hilarious, oddly touching and highly memorable, all at once. For a game that stars a deformed, vaguely European mutant and […]

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Video Games Preview: Conan Exiles shows promise, but has a long walk across the desert ahead of it

March 2, 2017

If you have played any open world survival genre in the last 2 years, you’ve got a good idea how your time with Conan Exiles, even in this early state, will play out. Conan Exiles doesn’t really try anything new at this stage and for most that will be okay. It is essentially another entry in the […]

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Tekken 7 finally arrives on consoles in June

January 24, 2017

Tekken 7 will finally make the jump from arcades to home consoles this June after a 15 month wait, promising to bring the story of Kazuya and Heihachi’s long-running familial war to an end.

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Prepare your wallets: The Steam Autumn Sale is on now

November 24, 2016

It’s always a bit an event when Valve’s Steam store drops one of their huge sales. As expected, there are deep discounts across a massive number of games from new releases to old favourites.

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Dragon Ball launches its most expansive game experience XENOVERSE 2 in Australia

October 28, 2016

Bandai Namco has announced the release of their game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, that is promised to be the most expansive Dragon Ball game to date. The newest installment in the Dragon Ball universe boasts enhanced graphics and gameplay, an expanded customizable character mode, as well as a new city hub called Conton City, which […]

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Dark Souls III PVP video showcases battle in upcoming Ashes of Ariandel DLC

October 14, 2016

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a new PVP video in the lead up to Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel, the first downloadable DLC that drops later this month. The video shows gameplay of fierce battle in the player-versus-player dedicated arena. Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two planned downloadable add-ons for Dark Souls […]

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Evolve goes free-to-play on PC

July 7, 2016

Late yesterday afternoon, the PC version of Turtle Rock Studios’ 4v1 team shooter Evolve disappeared from sale on Steam, prompting a flurry of speculation and concern. The game re-emerged overnight under a new title, Evolve: Stage 2, and with a new free-to-play model.

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Ubisoft announces new PC RTS Champions of Anteria

April 22, 2016

And here I thought real-time strategy on the PC was dead. Ubisoft have unveiled their newest IP, an PC RTS entitled Champions of Anteria with a trailer that lays on the quirky humour pretty thick.

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Hitman GO: Definitive Edition now available for PS4, PS Vita and PC

February 25, 2016

Square Enix’s turn-based puzzle strategy game Hitman GO: Definitive Edition is now available for purchase for PS4, PS Vita and PC, featuring optimised gameplay and improved graphics. In celebration of the multi-platform release, for the first week only, the title will be 20% off the regular price of AUD $11.95 and can be purchased from the […]

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Back to work: Gaming news you may have missed over the holidays

January 4, 2016

Welcome back, boys and girls! We’re back at work and getting ready for CES 2016 in just a few days time. Thing is, while we were enjoying the holidays, news kept rolling in – Steam had themselves a Big Winter Fail, Oculus hit a stumbling block and there was good news for Final Fantasy fans. […]

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You can grab Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysey for free on Steam right now

September 24, 2015

If you’re one of many Australian gamers on Steam, you can grab yourself a free copy of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee right now, but only for today.

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Become the Sandvich! I Am Bread meets Team Fortress 2 in delicious new update

August 18, 2015

Physics puzzler/genuine test of a person’s frustration threshold I Am Bread is back with a brand new update that thrusts our yeasty hero into the world of Valve’s multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2.

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Video Game First Impressions: Dirty Bomb (PC, 2015)

July 11, 2015

Let’s get one thing straight. Dirty Bomb ain’t easy to get a hang of. Indeed, Splash Damage (Quake Wars, Brink) have created an FPS so visually similar yet entirely different to most titles in the genre that you’d be a fool for walking in with your Call of Duty swagger. The very tutorial warns you […]

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Valve shelves paid mods for Skyrim, sets record for quickest kick in the arse

April 27, 2015

That certainly didn’t last long. It was only five days ago that Valve and Bethesda implemented an arrangement that would see mod creators publishing their work on Steam Workshop for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim able to charge for their work. The arrangement has now been cancelled after immense community outcry and refunds will be […]

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