Category Archives: Gaming Talk

Attack On ABC: #Gamergate: Female gamers and developers threatened with rape, murder as online row rages


The whole GamerGate controversy is essentially a consumer revolt wherein gamers of all walks of life, be it nice guys, hardcore, casual, feminist, MRAs, minorities, majorities, aliens, women, trans, and everything else that we’ve missed, have taken to empowering themselves and Tweeting about their outrage through a hashtag called #GamerGate. The hashtag itself was coined by Adam Baldwin after the watergate incident after he came across some videos detailing sexual corruption within gaming journalism, which is an accurate allegory to watergate. Recently, as a part of their terrible coverage of this campaign, the ABC in Australia have published a news article where they talk to a video game developer of some kind about some of the harassment that they’ve received. … Continue reading

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Attack On MSNBC: Sexism and the battle of the gamers


Earlier, the news program over on the MSNBC released a story about #GamerGate, and most predominantly, about the alleged harassment that developer Brianna Wu and other games developers have been receiving, allegedly, at the hands of gamers supporting the GamerGate consumer revolt. This report is hardly unbiased, shows a clear agenda to demonise gamers, and just blatantly shows a lack of research on the part of MSNBC. The beginning of the story focuses on one ‘Brianna Wu’, an alleged female game developer that has received harassment over the GamerGate scandal. MSNBC states that she “went into hiding over the weekend” at the beginning of their video piece, due to threats of violence and etc. Their evidence of this appears to … Continue reading

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Ar nosurge: Ode To An Unborn Star Review


Ar nosurge: Ode To An Unborn Star is the JRPG prequel to the Ar Tonelico video games as developed by Gust. Ar nosurge is published by Tecmo Koei and is a personal tale between a small community of characters and their personal plights during a war between humans and a race known as the Sharl. Players play as characters Delta and Cass, as well as Earthes and Ion, in a meta experience that may or may not seem like it’s designed to sell a soundtrack. Players of the PSVita game, Ciel NoSurge, will remember Ion as the main character in that game. However, the interesting storyline is something that will keep players moving through all of the games layers. The … Continue reading

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EB Games Expo Sydney 2014 – A Weekend Of Gaming


Sunday saw the close of the EB Games Expo event this year in Sydney. The EB Games Expo is a showcase put together by EB Games for publishers and game developers to show off all of their latest games, software, hardware and other cool bits and pieces to the public before it is available to purchase in stores. I personally like to think of the show as a giant temporary arcade, but for upcoming video games, instead of arcade games. The Expo had a massive publisher turn-out over the weekend with all of the big names having at least some kind of a presence at the event. This included: 2K Games, Activision, Konami, Tecmo Koei, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, Xbox, Playstation, … Continue reading

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Battlefield Hardline Hands-On Multiplayer – EB Games Expo 2014


This weekend at EB Games Expo in Sydney we had some hands-on time with the upcoming Battlefield Hardline from Visceral Games and published by EA. Battlefield Hardline’s multiplayer is focused on cops vs. robbers , where players take on various scenarios in order to beat out their opposition. At the EA Games booth at EB Expo in Sydney, Battlefield Hardline was playable with two teams of cops and robbers of around 12 people per team. In our match we were playing a scenario where we had to steal marked cars in order to burn down the opposing teams tickets and ultimately win. Unfortunately, the matched was timed, otherwise we’d have been there for potentially an hour, as is typical for … Continue reading

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Dying Light Hands-On Impressions – EB Games Expo 2014


Earlier this weekend at the WB Games booth at EB Games Expo 2014 in Sydney we had the opportunity to meet with one of the developers of, and have a little bit of a hands-on session with one of the levels of, Dying Light. Dying Light is the upcoming survival horror game from the Polish studio, Techland, and is a game where players must survive against a group of infected humans called: The Infected. Dying Light looks like it will be a game that will be best known for its blend of survival and parkour gameplay. In our playthrough of Dying Light, we started the game in some kind of village locale, somewhere on Earth. The game had supplied us … Continue reading

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EB Games Expo Sydney 2014 – Event In Photos


This weekend, we were at the EB Games Expo in Sydney. We took a few photo’s while we were there, on the two days we went. One batch of photos is for the Friday show, and the other is for the Sunday show.There was a lot to do and see at the expo, more than we could even get photos of. The two galleries are sorted by days, but the days were filled with different objectives. On Friday, we have shots of all of the booths and the like, while Sunday is a showing of Cosplays and Events. The Sunday gallery also has shots from the closing ceremony parade. Be sure to check out both of those galleries below. – … Continue reading

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