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The Meetup That Was Everyone’s XIVth Final Fantasy in Sydney + Palace of the Dead Primer

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Saturday night was a rather different one for fans of Square Enix’s most recent entry in the MMORPG market, Final Fantasy XIV. That night, at a place called ‘The Nerd Cave‘, a rather packed out meetup took place between fans where we could engage and interact with each other while playing some FFXIV, and some of the many other games present at the location. It would prove to be a fun night with activities, pizza, booze and more. Officially, there is a Final Fantasy XIV group for Australians and New Zealanders to join on Facebook, which is where we found out about the event. Despite working with the PR company in-charge of looking after the Final Fantasy XIV brand, I … Continue reading

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Fixing The Issues Of Overwatch Competitive

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A couple of days ago, Blizzard released the first ever competitive season to Overwatch, their latest team and objective based game. In Overwatch, players take control of a hero character and team up with other players in order to complete objectives in order to win. Of course, this kind of setup would work great with a competitive component where players can rank up and compete against each other. And Overwatch now delivers on that component. However, there are a few flaws in the design. With the introduction of the competitive season, the existing gametypes in Overwatch work very slightly differently to how they did in the previous quick play mode of the game. For example, some gametypes require a certain … Continue reading

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The Dungeons in Revenge of the Horde, A Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Article

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  Final Fantasy XIV’s latest major content update, Revenge of the Horde FFXIV Patch 3.3, released the other day, and with it, a fair amount of new content was added into the game. The best part about this new content though, is Kotaku’s coverage the new PvE content which can actually be a little bit of a challenge in some places. We’ve been playing FFXIV since it was a poorly designed MMORPG, and have lived through its evolution into the content filled themepark that it is today. There was a little bit of a hiatus and a server change, but our new home on Leviathan has been great fun. So the first dungeon that we checked out was the Hullbreaker … Continue reading

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Overwatch – Watch Over, Anticipate the Release

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Overwatch is the upcoming team-based shooter from Blizzard, and a game that I really, really, really, didn’t want to like. Looking at the marketing for the game, the MOBA-like gameplay elements, the art-style and what seemed like a general direction in the path of casualness, I didn’t think that I’d like this. At all. It wasn’t until someone I knew said that they were checking out the Open Beta, someone that didn’t traditionally play shooters, that I decided to check this out. After-all, if they enjoyed this, maybe I could convince them to play a real game. But man, I’m glad as heck that I tagged along, because Overwatch really took me back to that feeling I got playing Assault … Continue reading

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DOOM Open Beta Impressions – The DOOM of a Franchise

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Note: This impression is based on the Open Beta of DOOM which is multiplayer only. If there was a playable Demo of a portion of the Single Player, this would be a much more accurate reflection of the end product. But alas, the multiplayer sucks. Today, Bethesda and iD Software released the Open Beta of their latest reboot in the DOOM franchise, DOOM. This latest DOOM is supposed to be the next coming in video games, and judging by the visuals, you’d be hard-pressed to argue that a decent amount of effort wasn’t put into the game. Thanks to how heavily marketed this game is (we seriously have advertisements in train stations near where I live for this game), it’s … Continue reading

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Nights of Azure Review (PlayStation 4)

Gust deserve some credit when it comes to Nights of Azure. This is the first time they have attempted an action RPG and the game is quite a solid effort. Released in 2015 in Japan for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3, Koei Tecmo has brought the game to the West as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. What we get from Nights of Azure is a solid hac and slash action RPG with some interesting elements to add to the classic combo gameplay. With that said, it’s quite easy to power through the game and the story needed some more work. It does have a great soundtrack but the art style is a little bland. The story centres around … Continue reading

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Developer Digital Homicide Suing Jim Sterling, former-Destructoid Journalist

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Very recently, the video game development studio, Digital Homicide, has engaged in a lawsuit against the big-man former-Destructoid journalist, Jim Sterling (real name: James Nicholas Stanton). The lawsuit is in regards to what the developers believe is Jim Sterling publishing false allegations towards them and inciting a mob to attack, harass and possibly endanger the developers and their family. Below is an excerpt from their page detailing why they are going ahead with their lawsuit. I have been falsely accused of: Stealing artwork Stealing assets Flipping projects with no work put in Doxing Had products misrepresented with intention to do damage Of illegally using another companies name Conducting illegal business activities Impersonating someone Being incompetent and unable to perform my job … Continue reading

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