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Metal Gear Solid Fans Decode MSX Tape, Find Tribute To Gamedev


Fans playing through Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes may have noticed that there was an old cassette tape that when played, sounded like a garbled mess. This tape was the “Classified Intel Tape” cassette. Over a year ago, someone posted a recording of the file to a MSX group in an attempt to have it decoded. The people on the MSX forum found that this tape was labeled “Vol 2″ and had a string of garbage data. However, more recently, someone bumped the topic looking for more information on a segment playing through a cutscene involving a Sony MSX machine. The group had eventually found a tribute to the game designer that inspired Hideo Kojima to start producing games … Continue reading

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Attack On: Metal Gear Solid V – On Quiet [Spoilers]


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain came out around this time a week ago and since then, gamers will have had enough time to sit down with the game and at least get to the point of picking up Quiet and adding her to your team. Of course, this means that there are also many outlets now talking about the scantily clad character, almost the same way that they did a year or so ago. Accusations of sexism and misogyny in relation to the characters design, as well as underplaying the significance of the character herself, has been all too common. As we’re currently playing through the game for the purposes of review, we thought we’d talk about our … Continue reading

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Updated: Media Alleges Ice-T Hates GamerGate, But GamerGate Loves Ice-T


A strange article popped up on The Daily Beast where they have reported on a conversation between rapper and SVU star, Ice-T, and the amorphous talking point, GamerGate. The sites reporting style seems to push the idea that GamerGate and Ice-T have a contentious relationship due to his role in the SVU episode depicting gamers as being literally ISIS. They have taken a few of his tweets, chronologically, and come to the conclusion, as stated in their headline, that: “Ice-T Schools Gamergate Punks”. Interestingly, the reaction to this exchange on 8chan, home of one of the more anonymous aspects of the GamerGate group, is that they think that he is “based”. “Based” is a term within internet culture to mean … Continue reading

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Melbourne Crown Casino to host CS:GO Tournament


eSport fans, especially those following the Counter-Strike scene, will be interested in seeing both Cloud 9 gaming taking on Virtus Pro in a 55k Invitational match hosted at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. The 18+ event will have tickets going up on sale on the 31st of August on The Crowns website. This match is sponsored by Sportsbet and Fox Sports. Witness the skill and strategy of the world’s pro gamers including two of the top 5 ranked teams in the world – Cloud9 and Virtus Pro – as they go to war against the best of Australia and New Zealand on Saturday, 10 October. Watch live on state of the art screens as they outsmart, outwit and outplay each other to … Continue reading

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Dreamwalker Preview – SMASH! 2015


Dreamwalker is the upcoming touch based rhythm game from developer Hiroaki Yura and Creative Intelligence Arts. At this years SMASH!, or, Sydney Manga and Anime Show, we went hands-on with the title in a private session with Hiroaki Yura guiding us through. Dreamwalker is one part rhythm game, and one part cutscene storytelling, appearing on mobile platforms in the future. The storyline in Project Dreamwalker is quite simple. There is a brother and sister pair that have this strange ability to share their dreams together. In their shared dreams, they’re transported to this strange bedroom with a mysterious doorway that leads them on all kinds of different adventures. These adventures are completed by the player musically, where they must complete … Continue reading

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Project Phoenix Preview – SMASH! 2015


Project Phoenix is the upcoming isometric tactical role-playing game from Hiroaki Yura and his team at Creative Intelligence Arts. The title is being developed by an international team of gaming veterans for a variety of platforms, including the PC, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Android and iOS systems. The story looks like it involves a main character and his hatred of Orcs, and a band of characters that are joining him on hjis quest for their own reasons. At the Sydney Manga and Anime Show!, or SMASH!, this year, we managed to get some hands-on time with the title and Hiroaki Yura, the developer. In our playthrough of the game, we weren’t really shown anything of the games actual storyline, so … Continue reading

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Hacknet Preview – An Actual Hacking Simulator


Hacknet is the Unix network navigation simulator by the Australian developer Team Fractal Alligator and is being released by Surprise Attack Games. The objective of Hacknet is pretty simple, you must hack computers to complete mission objectives as set out by a fellow hacker in order to advance. The title employs a basic, but cool interface, and an amazing soundtrack to really push the feeling of Hacknet forward. We’re really having a lot of fun with it. As someone that’s been trained in Network Security and was in IT before starting on this site, seeing Hacknet posted on the internet was pretty interesting. I’ve seen a few games about hacking pop-up, but never a retail game based on the concept. … Continue reading

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