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What the EB Games Expo Means to Australia

What the EB Games Expo Means to Australia Over the past two decades, video games have grown from those cool little machines in the corner of your local pub, to a nerdy pastime, to part of mainstream culture, and no where is that more true than the sun-baked sands of Australia. With new consoles selling out at prerelease, and game sales making their...
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Amiibo – A Journey to Collect Them All

Amiibo – A Journey to Collect Them All CHAPTER 1 – A JOURNEY TO COLLECT THEM ALL When Nintendo announced their line of figures that were set to rival Activision’s Skylanders, or Disney’s Disney Infinity, the internet exploded. Originally made for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, it was clear from the get-go that these...
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Pen Meets Paper Looks at Eidolon: The Electrodyne Opera

Pen Meets Paper Looks at Eidolon: The Electrodyne Opera It’s been a while since I’ve done an article on good ol’ pen and paper role-playing games and, since the last one appeared to be quite popular, I jumped at the chance to provide an opinion on a friend’s sourcebook. I have personally met the author, Angelus Morningstar (yes, that is his name), and...
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Amiibo Wave 3 Sold Out Across the Country Within Hours

Amiibo Wave 3 Sold Out Across the Country Within Hours The hype is real! Due to extremely limited stocks, Nintendo has managed to create an insane amount of unprecedented demand for it’s NFC enabled Amiibo figures. I had not secured a pre-order for myself for the newest wave of Amiibo which were released today in Australia. The following paragraph tells...
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Cyberpunk Games to Scope Out in 2015

Cyberpunk Games to Scope Out in 2015 “Cyberpunk is what happens when you have a society that has the technology level of Star Trek… and is led by the likes of Gordon Gekko” The above is a simple definition of generic cyberpunk settings by a friend of mine. It’s short. It’s sweet. It’s full of references to pop culture. What’s not...
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The Rise and Dangers of DLC

The Rise and Dangers of DLC Video games are one of the wonders of our age. They bring storytelling into a new form, taking a passive form of entertainment like reading or a watching film and make it active. Players become the story; they are the center and focus. But like all things, games have an end, the plot ties up, the world is...
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Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015 2014 has been a rollercoaster ride for gamers, with some incredible highs and lows. Games like Dark Souls II, Watch_Dogs, Titanfall, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Far Cry 4 and Dragon: Age Inquisition have for better or worse been entertaining us through the past 12...
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers and Geeks

Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers and Geeks Can you feel it in the air? It is that special time of year where kids start writing their letters to Santa, and people start asking that inevitable question of “So…. What do you want for Christmas?” It can be a trying time to figure out the perfect gift for that special gamer, geek or...
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PS TV and a New Direction for Sony

PS TV and a New Direction for Sony The end of the year is fast approaching and Sony has released a fancy new gizmo to add the console market called a Playstation TV (PS TV) at a press event attended by yours truly. Not a full-fledged console in its own right, but more akin to a set-top box which can work in conjunction with a full...
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Pokken Tournament New Details and Mock Roster

Pokken Tournament New Details and Mock Roster With the recent announcement of the Tekken cross Pokemon collaboration title Pokken Tournament in the works by Bandai Namco, fans were left wondering which Pokemon would be included in the final roster. Since the announcement provided very little details, Game Director Katsuhiro Harada has taken to Twitter...
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Team Mentality – The Anonymity Effect

Team Mentality – The Anonymity Effect The early days of the humble video game troll Trolls. We’ve all seen them, we all feed them, and intentionally or unintentionally, we have probably all been them at some point. Ever since the first badly-dressed gamer from the 70’s altered the size of their paddle in pong, there have always been...
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Pen meets Paper: Role-playing Games you could try…

Pen meets Paper: Role-playing Games you could try… The New Year is upon and if you’re like me, that means that you have 365 new days with which you can plan, write, and/or play role-playing games (RPGs) of the pen and paper variety (a number which doesn’t factor in things like consuming food, sleeping, and participating in gainful employment)....
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Will Next-Gen gaming suffer from Sequelitis?

Will Next-Gen gaming suffer from Sequelitis? In recent weeks, I’ve found myself being asked the same question a lot of people lately. “Are you getting an Xbox One or PS4?” When you work with video games as a profession it’s a pretty difficult question to avoid. It is with some disdain that I honestly answer “Neither” each time I’m asked....
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