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A Look Back at No Man’s Sky

So it’s been a good while since No Man’s Sky has come out, to some pretty mixed feedback at that, and given the updates and changes I thought why not check it out with a new set of eyes. Perhaps the updates to the world give it something it missed from the beginning, maybe it simply has now what it always needed from the start. I got a fresh perspective on something I didn’t see much of pre-patche...[Read More]

My first time at PAX

Hello my friends! So this is something I have been meaning to post up but in the midst of my day job and family life I let it slip so for this, I am deeply sorry. I was granted a Media Pass for PAX this year and as awesome as that felt, knowing this was also going to be my first time attending PAX made it even more special. I am going to go ahead and let you all in on a little secret, Media Passes...[Read More]

For Honor – ALPHA Thoughts

So I was lucky enough to get my hands on an Alpha code on Playstation 4 for the upcoming Ubisoft title, FOR HONOR and thought I would take a moment to jot down some of my thoughts and feelings after having spent a solid 14 hours playing it. For those of you who are not aware, FOR HONOR is an action hack and slash video game set during a medieval period inspired fantasy setting. Players can play as...[Read More]

Overwatch: Blizzards Next Step

Long ago I considered myself a rather big fan of the monolith that is Blizzard, back when the Warcraft series existed without the “World of” and the company themselves had a reputation as crafters of great, well told, contained experiences within the then younger games medium. Today however I’ve drifted from the title of fan and often sit back with little more than a nod of appreciation and ...[Read More]

Video Games That Should Definitely Be Made Into Films

For almost as long as video games have existed, there have been games based off popular movies. Atari’s 1982 E.T game was bad, rushed for Christmas release, and set the tone for decades of mediocrity for games based off films. Unfortunately, this translation of beloved entertainment into bland pointlessness is a two way street, and the past is littered with terrible movies looking to make a quick ...[Read More]

Game Vivisection: Why Didn’t They Just Call It Monster Hunt-oh wait

A short while ago I felt a yearning. My life had been ruled by an endless repeat of shooting aliens and grabbing blue hexagonal prisms as I replayed Destiny in order to properly assess its value after almost a year off in rehab. Now I can safely say it was a mistake. So burnt out I was, with the Cryptarch’s stupid giggles as I bought him another engram and he laughed at my dejected face when it tu...[Read More]

Game Vivisection: Destined for Disappointment

Yes, I know, I missed last week. I have a special rant here as recompense. Don’t kill me please. What’s this big, special rant about you ask? Ever cautious as you fire up the whipper-snipper for possible flensing. Well, back in 2013 E3 had me hooked on one particular offering, the sci-fi space opera sure to be 10/10 then known as Destiny. Of course, the promise of limitless exploration, awesome gu...[Read More]

Just a Thought: Dark Souls 3 is Secretly Terrible

There is a fable by Hans Christian Andersen called The Emperor’s New Clothes, I’m sure you’ve heard of it. The story is that two weavers promise to make the emperor a garment that is invisible to anyone who is stupid or unfit for their position. The problem is not that everyone is convinced he is actually wearing the magical garb, but that it has an in-built defense mechanism, so anyone who points...[Read More]

Diary of a Gamer Girl: Tomb Raider (2013)

I will level with you all here – after I had binge watched my way through Real Housewives of Orange County and Beverly Hills – maybe also a little bit of Vanderpump Rules – don’t judge me! They are practically documentaries #learnedgamer – I asked Jas what game I should play. I attempted Super Mario Bros but to be honest those pieces of shit can be really infuriating! The next suggestion was...[Read More]

STOP CHEATING YA DOG!

Cheating has existed as long as humans have and as such it has existed in the entirety of gaming. Whether in solo campaigns or multiplayer cheating can be found in every genre and style of game. But what is seen as cheating? Video games are reliant on rules, arguably it’s those very rules which make video games fun. The reason Tetris plays as it does is because its rules configure that style of pl...[Read More]

Just a Thought: Why the Australian Government Should Fund the Video Game Industry

Our political system is, in very, very basic terms, a push and pull between the left wanting to spend money and the right wanting to save it. However, providing funding for the video games industry offers the Liberal party two things they appear to love and value above all else. I’m talking about jobs and growth. Simply, and I’ll go into more depth later, we are at a perfect time to turn Australia...[Read More]

Just a Thought: Annual Release Cycles

It’s a strange feeling, being happy to hear a popular developer will not be releasing a game. That’s exactly how I felt upon learning Ubisoft would not be bringing us an Assassin’s Creed title this year. This is a company responsible for two of my absolute favorite games (Prince of Persia: Sands of time, and Assassin’s Creed 2), but their stock has fallen rapidly of late. A series that was once a ...[Read More]

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