Way back in 1999, Minh “Gooseman” Le and Jess “Cliffe” Cliffe released Counter-Strike, a mod for Valve’s Half-Life. Within a couple of years, Counter-Strike had become one of the most successful and popular multiplayer games of all time, and it’s popularity marked a shift in the first-person shooter genre towards…

More than ever, this is the game that could sink the franchise

The Grand Theft Auto series is nothing short of a games industry legend. No one could have predicted that 1996’s top-down chaos simulator from Scottish developer DMA Design would eventually become Rockstar’s golden goose that has spanned three generations of consoles, selling 145 million copies and raising an estimated US…

A country batting above its average

Australia is steadily approaching a population of 26 million, and while people in the cities might complain about traffic and crowds, the reality is that we’ve a tiny population compared to the size our sun-blasted land.

It might come as some surprise, then, that Australia’s contribution to creative fields has…

The phone rings.
It’s mum and dad.
Some things never change.
A family of my own now.
Kids I’ll one day hassle myself.
Some things change.

How am I? I’m alright.
What about you? We’re alright.
Some things never change.
Dad is sick.
Really sick this time.
Some things change.

Managing expectations with a critical look at one of the modern era’s most beloved series; what it is, and what it isn’t.

I love BioWare’s Mass Effect series. I’ve played through it several times, and have had fun every time. It’s a great series, and captures so much of what people love about the science fiction genre. …

Gavin Annand

At some point in about 1989 I played my first videogames on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. This was the beginning of a lifetime obsession with games...

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