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Preview: Remember Me

When it came to previewing Remember Me at Microsoft’s Sydney office, I knew nothing about it until I picked up my controller. Was it going to be an action adventure game? A fighter? An RPG? As it turned out, Remember Me h...
 
 
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Preview: Grid 2

With just under a month until its release, racing fans are revving up their engines for Grid 2. Coming five years after the original Grid, this sequel so far seems to have kept the fun spirit of the original. We were lucky enou...
 

 
 
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May in Gaming

May could be seen as a symbolic month, as it marks the point where legendary and controversial series Mortal Kombat is greenlit for Australian audiences. Much in thanks to our new R18+ for video games, 2011’s Mortal Komba...
 
 
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A Perspective on PlayStation Plus

Although I try to keep a positive, open perspective towards the ins-and-outs of this joyous medium we call gaming, I won’t deny that years of experience have developed stubborn precedents. Try as I might to shake them, th...
 

 
 
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April in Gaming

Today might be a joke, but April’s release schedule isn’t. Certainly quieter than March, April is not without a good few games worth looking into. If you’ve got any cash left over from stocking up on chocolate...
 
 
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Battlefield 4 – Preparing For Battle

Battlefield 4 is set to continue the trademark open-war mayhem of the Battlefield franchise, with the game officially announced earlier this week in a trailer titled ‘Fishing in Baku’. With DICE still at the helm fo...
 

 
 
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Obscure Retroness #5

Welcome one and all to another edition of Obscure Retroness. For those wondering about the massive gap in postings, there are many possible reasons I could claim. Sickness, injury, misadventure – all would be true or none...
 
 
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GAME COPS #3: At Least It’s Not About Dicks

Anthony, Adam, and Jarrod reunite once again to discuss the finer points of interactive moving image. In episode 3 we cover everything from Jarrod’s newly acquired paper weight, to which of the two GoWs you should spend y...
 

 
 
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Speculation: Deus Ex: The Fall (Human Revolution 2)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution launched in 2011 to critical acclaim. The fans demanded more. And if our Rocket Chainsaw speculation feature is anything to go by, they may just get “more” sooner than they think. Join us a...
 
 
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Competition: Win a copy of Tomb Raider!

Heard of Beat the Bomb? If you haven’t, you really should pay attention. Beat the Bomb is an Australian based entertainment distributor specialising in all things video games. That means software across almost every platf...
 

 
 
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GAME COPS Episode #2: Silent Hill: Revelengeance

2013, Melbourne, Australia. A warm summers night, walkways glow in the soothing luminescence of weary streetlamps. A fit of laughter, clanging of trashcans, and stray cat in heat: the only sounds to spike above the droning whit...
 
 
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Preview: Luigi’s Mansion 2

Luigi’s Mansion 2 had me fooled. Delayed ad nauseum, I’d become convinced the green machine’s latest ghost hunt would remain locked ironically within the fabled “development hell”. Not so. Luigi...
 

 
 
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Deep into the Darkness: A Demon’s Souls Retrospective

Demon’s Souls. For some the name instils fear, conjuring up repressed memories of demonic terrors and soul crushing brutality. But for others, Demon’s Souls is more a ‘title’, one that resonates with the...
 
 
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March in Gaming

I’m fairly certain that every Rocket Chainsaw staffer is in panic mode, because damn look at all these video games. We’ve got plenty to play and review, and most interesting is how many of these are “kind of a...
 

 
 
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Game Lens #10: Alan Wake

Game Lens is a gaming “photography” feature. I hack, mod, tweak, and stress games (and myself) to not only make them as beautiful as possible; but to explore their environments free of HUD, overlays, and physical co...
 
 
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Recap: Sony’s PlayStation Meeting 2013

The Announcement Many moons of waiting have come to an end, as today Sony Computer Entertainment took the stage and broadcast to the world their announcement of the PlayStation 4. It’s exactly what you think: Sony’s...
 

 
 
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Feature: Real Racing 3 Launch

Real Racing 3 might just be a showcase of the future of the Australian game industry. Developed by Firemonkeys, currently Australia’s largest game development studio and based in Melbourne, it’s also being published by the corp...
 
 
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Game Lens #9: Grand Theft Auto IV

Game Lens is a gaming “photography” feature. I hack, mod, tweak, and stress games (and myself) to not only make them as beautiful as possible; but to explore their environments free of HUD, overlays, and physical co...