Category Archives: Media Watch

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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Supanova Pop Culture Expo Sydney – Worth The Money?

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  Supanova Pop Culture Expo, or just Supanova for short, arguably Australia’s biggest and most well known convention, returned this year to another showing at The Dome in Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush Bay. The show itself has been in operation since 2002, making it the longest running Pop Culture specific convention in the country, at least to our knowledge. However, it has to be said that after many years of operation, the show has been showing its age, and disconnect, with the fandoms that have helped it to thrive over the years. For this years event, we’ll be giving the accounts of our writers that attended the show. Note: These may sound harsh, but we honestly want the show … Continue reading

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Anime PR: Madman Announcements – Supanova Sydney 2015

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As we weren’t at Supanova on the day these were announced, we missed these announcements at the time. However, Madman have sent them through, so check out the details below. — MADMAN’S SUPANOVA SYDNEY PANEL ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2015.   Madman is proud to announce the acquisition of a slate of great new titles. Release dates and formats will be announced in the near future. Check Madman.com.au for further information, subscribe to our newsletter, or follow us on social media.   Dramatical Murder: This story revolves around a young man named Aoba who lives a quiet life working in a junk shop. When an online cyber game called “Rhyme” becomes popular on the island where he lives, he pays no interest. … Continue reading

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Self-Righteous Games “Journalist” Calls Own Audience Entitled Babies

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During E3 a couple of nights ago, Nintendo unveiled an odd looking spin-off based on the Metroid Prime franchise, Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The game looks like it has removed the platforming and problem solving elements in favour of a multiplayer shooter with an added gametype of soccer. Since seeing the completely not Metroid game, fans had started a petition to get Nintendo to cancel the game. While a petition to cancel can be considered to be a step too far for fans to take, especially when they can simply not buy the game and have Nintendo learn an even harder lesson, it’s still incredibly off-putting to see a journalist calling their audience, or gamers, “Entitled babies”. This website is, … Continue reading

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Reddit Becomes The Censorship Zone

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While we were playing Star Wars The Old Republic sleeping last night, something rather bizarre happened over on the Reddits. Reddit is known as one of the biggest free-speech zones on the internet and is seen as more respectable than its anonymous counterparts, 4Chan and 8chan. This bizarre thing happens to involve the free-speech zone of Reddit in that the site is now removing subreddits that it deems harassment zones, certainly curtailing free-speech and censoring the discussions of many legitimate users. The first officially announced subreddit to be removed was the subreddit /r/fatpeoplehate, which certainly sounds like a harassing forum. However, the team had also removed five other subreddits without actually mentioning which subreddits that they were.  Even more concerning … Continue reading

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GamerGate A Hate Group, I think Not – #GGinSydney Meetup

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Last weekend, on Saturday the 30th of May, GamerGate supporters held a small meeting in a pub down in Parramatta. Inspired by the #GGinDC event, which ended when the police were called due to bomb threats, the #GGinSydney event saw 30-40 people discussing GamerGate from a variety of genders and racial backgrounds. Even game developers attended. Us here at Attack On Gaming were also present at this event. What was rather surprising was that everyone at the event seemed to be interested in discussing corruption within gaming media. However, the night definitely had more about getting smashed and talking about Anime and Video Games.  There was even a small group, ourselves included, huddled over playing Super Smash Bros. 3DS and … Continue reading

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Anime/Gaming PR: Sydney’s #1 anime pop-culture convention to host Creative Intelligence Arts’ CEO Hiroaki Yura

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It looks like SMASH!, the Sydney Manga and Anime Show! will be host to the CEO of Creative Intelligence Arts. Creative Intelligence Arts is a producer of Japanese video games, and will be releasing their first game, Project Phoenix, in the future. You may also know Hiroaki Yura from his work with the Eminence Symphony Orchestra. See the attached announcement below for more details. — SMASH! 2015 to host Creative Intelligence Arts’ CEO Hiroaki Yura Sydney, NSW, May 24, 2015 — Sydney’s #1 Japanese pop-culture convention, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show, continues to surprise fans by expanding its spectacular guest line-up for SMASH! 2015. As part of this year’s expansion of the gaming sector, SMASH! is proud to announce … Continue reading

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