Category Archives: Media Watch

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, Shows Impartial Reporting On #GamerGate

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Earlier this week, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, or ABC, posted up a report on their official news programme airing on national television about GamerGate. Once again, the station has done very little actual research onto the issue, and has instead cherry-picked its interviewees on the topic, choosing only to talk to people that view GamerGate as a hate movement. For those unfamiliar with GamerGate, it’s a group of gamers tweeting under a the hashtag #GamerGate about corruption in video games journalism. One of the things that this segment can be known for is that it at least looks like it makes an attempt at trying to find out what GamerGate is about, by interviewing people that are involved with it. … Continue reading

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A Night of Karting at Video Gamers League Mario Kart 8 Tournament

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Last night saw the tournament for the VGL, or Video Gamers League, Mario Kart 8 tournament. Held in a (not really) secret room at Strike Bowling at Fox Studios, players drove on in a night of Mario Kart 8 action. The Video Gamers League is a somewhat new gaming league that intends on bringing gamers together both casually and competitively to promote a comfortable and competitive environment where gamers can test their skills against each other. Us here at Attack On Gaming were also participating in this Mario kart 8 tournament. The tournament itself was intense, with some players coming along that have absolutely mastered the racing game. Like, seriously, these racers were burning rubber and taking all of the … Continue reading

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IGF Judge Leaves After Twitter Backlash

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Over the past 24 hours, an interesting IGF, Independent Game Awards, judge has left the panel due to a recent backlash against one of her tweets where she stated that she would be “[…]rating low any games with men in them[…]”. Since that time, the IGF have stated that she was simply trolling the audience and that there is no downvoting mechanisms in place in the competition. Interestingly, since posting about that, the judge in question “cutie hunter mattie” has accused the organisation of running her “under a bus”. The IGF’s official Twitter has stated that she has recused herself from judging. Looking at her feed, she claims that #GamerGate has been involved in some capacity. However, only the IGF … Continue reading

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Dyson Allegedly Pulls Funding From Kotaku Parent Gawker Media

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In the past, Gawker have lost some interesting advertising partners, such as Adobe, due to the efforts of GamerGate tweeters sending in reports of offensive content to advertisers. The latest of these, in which there is a long line-up of, is Dyson. While Dyson may not seem like it’s relevant to gaming, this is just one example of many advertisers dropping out of the site. Where this becomes relevant to gaming is that Gawker Media owns the gaming tabloid, Kotaku, which means that the blog will be losing a bit of dosh as a result. JUST IN. DYSON REMOVED ADVERTISEMENTS FROM GAWKER. CONFIRMED. I PERSONALLY RECEIVED IT. #GamerGate #OpUV pic.twitter.com/wTiFlW0HIC — Canoness Julie △ (@milky_candy) November 7, 2014 — This … Continue reading

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PAXAus 2014 – Floor Tour

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This year was a pretty big year for the Australian Penny-Arcade Expo, PAXAus. The show had a massive turnout from publishers, suppliers, game developers and local studios. There were also some other pretty interesting things at the show as well. This year, we had a bit of a look around and whipped up a nice little video showcasing the show and what it had to offer. Check out that video below. —

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Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Tournament – PAXAus 2014

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This weekend at the PAXAus gaming convention held in Melbourne there was a section for console gaming tournaments. Of note in this area was a small little tournament being held on the Saturday night for (my favourite fighting game series) Dead Or Alive 5: Ultimate, from Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja. The host of the tournament itself was PAX and it saw 16 or so entrants battling it out in a ladder match to find out who would be the toughest Dead Or Alive 5 player at the show. We also participated in this tournament. Unfortunately, we were knocked out in the third round, but, we did manage to capture the final fight and the grand final fight! Check those … Continue reading

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Battlecry Hands-On Impressions – PAXAus 2014

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  Battlecry is the flagship game from Battlecry Studios and is published by Bethesda Softworks. Battlecry is a multiplayer action game that feels a lot like a brawler mixed with a hack-and-slash style game. If you can think of something like God of War mixed with Team Fortress, you’d have a similar kind of game in mind for how Battlecry looks while playing. At Penny Arcade Expo Australia this year, we had an opportunity to go hands-on with the title thanks to Bethesda and the developers at Battlecry Studio. In this match, it was 8 players vs. 8 players, but the full version at release is expected to handle 16 vs. 16 players. The game of Battlecry has a nice … Continue reading

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