Why The Old Republic works and Elder Scrolls Online Doesn’t


First, let me apologise. “Virtual cinematography” is up there for one of the most indulgent, self-absorbed wankery imaginable on an indie site of all things, but it’s a crucial element these days in video games. Framing the shot matters and after burning almost 50 hours in The Elder Scrolls Online, it’s something I’ve come to appreciate a lot more. Read More »

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 08 – Adric “Falco” Middleton & Sam Baxter


The fourth episode filmed at the Queensland major Buttonsmash is a double special featuring Adric “Falco” Middleton from South Australia and Sam “The Ham” Baxter from Queensland. Both of them are young and relatively new to the scene, but are widely considered to be two of the best players in Australia. Read More »

Why Delsin Needed A Mask – The Failures Of Infamous: Second Son


There was a point during Infamous: Second Son where I was staring into the lens of a CCTV camera, my crosshair glowing red as it hovered over the the wailing tech that had spotted me casually decimating citizens on the streets of Seattle. I wanted nothing more than for the siren to stop, because, firstly, it was annoying, and secondly, it wasn’t going to do anything. Read More »

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review


My client stands accused of being a witch. The sentence is death by fire. The prosecution is an Inquisitor, clad in armour and wielding a sword. No one here seems to have ever heard of fingerprinting, or even of logical thinking. Everyone in the court, from the audience, to the judge, to the inquisitor, to the witnesses themselves, want to see my client burn. Read More »

Yoshi’s New Island Review


When the credits finally rolled on Yoshi’s New Island there was one feeling that overcame all others: relief. Not the usual satisfying release of pressure and stress that accompanies, say, depositing particularly difficult excrement. There’s no payoff for the sweaty discomfort inflicted by Yoshi’s New Island, just the same hollow feeling injecting the word ‘New’ into a beloved franchise might insinuate. Read More »

Breach & Clear Review


A collection of international terrorists – apparently no longer content with being the unwitting subjects of extra-legal drone strikes – have decided to effect political and societal change by way of wearing matching camouflage trousers and barricading themselves in random buildings. Whether they are a cell of disgruntled Russian separatists, agents of a brutal Mexican drug cartel, or a bunch of guys with guns who for whatever reason decided to hijack a Chinese container ship. Read More »

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