Category Archives: Gaming Talk

U.S. Eating Disorder Website Dangerously Shames Thin Game Characters

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You may have woken up to this particular item being shared around on social media this morning. The US eating disorder help-website, bulimia.com, released an article into the internet where they have gone through and edited existing video-game characters into a more “realistic” representation of how they believe a woman should look. Take note that it was only women that were edited, leading us to believe that only women can have eating disorders, which is probably not the case. At most, I fear that blatant agenda pushing and fear-mongering is now entering the mental health field. My first point of contention with this article is that it fails to take into account the lifestyles of the women characters that they … Continue reading

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Space Sluggers Preview

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Space Sluggers is the upcoming Isometric shooter from Rocktastic Games and published by Surprise Attack Games. The title features a team of time-traveling heroes sent from a defeated Earth in order to stop an alien invasion and redirect the tide of war in the favour of the Earth forces. It’s a co-op game for four players, but can also be played solo. This preview is based on a Demo Build of the game, and we’re not 100% sure on how far the development of the game is, so everything here is subject to change. In the year 2560AD, the Earth is under some serious peril, with Alien invaders coming along and pretty much decimating the planet with ease. Before they … Continue reading

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ABC Being Investigated By Members of Parliament Thanks To Dodgy Investigation

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We’re not really ones to write about news covered on other sites, but this one is pretty relevant to us Australians here. In a post over at One Angry Gamer, it is revealed that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, or ABC, is being investigated by Members of Parliament over their one-sided coverage of GamerGate, as well as what looks like personal attacks from a producer within the company. We have previously reported on what we perceive was one-sided coverage of the internet event on our site. According to the writer over at One Angry Gamer, Billy D, they were contacted by a Queensland MP about their investigations into the ABC. According to them, an un-named Queensland MP had stated that senator … Continue reading

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Sayonara, Iwata-San, And Thanks for the Games!

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Earlier today, the internet exploded with the news that Nintendo’s head, Satoru Iwata, had passed away, leaving behind a legacy of fun titles that could appeal to gamers of all ages. As Nintendo’s president, with his succession of the former president Hiroshi Yamauchi in the 2000s, Satoru Iwata had turned Nintendo into a family-friendly brand, while still remaining a superbly profitable business in the home console market. I’m not really too sure about what I wanted to say in this article, other than a huge thankyou to Mr. Iwata for continuing to ensure Nintendo’s existence, continuing to allow great games to be made, and for keeping the gaming industry on its toes with interesting developments to the man-machine interface of … Continue reading

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Attack On: Fire Emblem Gender-politicking

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The past couple of days have been a strange time to be a Fire Emblem fan. The latest game in the series, Fire Emblem Fates, was applauded by the games press for including homosexual characters without them looking too closely at whatever else is in the game. However, that applause was soon silenced when it was revealed in some way that a lesbian character would be drugged into finding the male protagonist attractive enough to marry. Only, of course, this is a gross exaggeration by the gaming press. As you can tell, the gaming press’ bias towards gender politics and not towards coherent storytelling is at play here when at roughly the same time, multiple outlets cover what looks like … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture Coming August 11

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The Chinese Room’s PS4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture has a release date: Tuesday August 11. Check out the details as well as some screenshots below:   We are pleased to announce that last night the PlayStation Blog revealed that Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture will be released on Tuesday 11th August. From critically acclaimed development studio*, the Chinese Room (Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs), Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture takes place 31 years after the world ended. Following six citizens, discover the truth in this post-apocalyptic world as you navigate landmarks and unravel clues that led Yaughton’s townspeople to extinction. Built exclusively for the PS4 from the ground up, this genre defining and evocative title challenges what we expect gaming to provide … Continue reading

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Dirty Bomb Open Beta Preview

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Dirty Bomb is the latest team-based FPS from Splash Damage and published by Nexon. The game has two teams of players controlling a group of mercenaries as they compete against each other in a post-nuclear Britain. The game itself recently went into Open Beta, and our people that we know forwarded us a starter kit, so we thought that we’d take a look at the game and see what it is all about. On your first launch of the game, you’ll be expected to watch a video on how to play to Dirty Bomb. Pay extra-super-special-awesome-attention to this video as I’ve run across too many players that still have no idea how to play the game that are sufficiently leveled … Continue reading

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