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Issue #249 roars onto shelves with previews of some of the biggest racing games of the year, including GRID Autosport, Mario Kart 8 and The Crew. We also review Child of Light, The Elder Scrolls Online, Trials Fusion and more.

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Win>> The Lego Movie on BD

July 24th, 2014

One of the funniest films in recent memory, The LEGO Movie is pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on even the most curmudgeonly of faces – hell, even Wilks managed to move the corners of his mouth in response to the antics of Emmet, an average, rule following minifig mistaken by daredevil hero and master builder Wildstyle as the most important person on the planet. Along with Batman, voiced hilariously by Will Arnett, and a number of instantly recognisable minifigs, Emmet and Wildstyle battle to save the LEGO world from the evil Lord Business. Thanks to Warner Bros. we have 10 copies of the film on BD to give away.
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July 24th, 2014 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

Real Guns, Real Pain, Real Game

June 6th, 2014

“Are you ready to kill?”
“Yes, sergeant!”
“Are you ready to fuck some shit up?!”
”Out-fucking-standing!” He slaps a button on the wall. The lights dim, an alarm sounds, the doors open and our hearts race. Our squad of six files out into the research facility to discover the fate of our missing Alpha Team, and determine exactly what went wrong in this lab – not that we don’t already know. It’s zombies, of course. We’ve all played these games before.
Michael Irving gets his hands (arms, legs and belly) on Australia’s most advanced real-life videogame
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June 6th, 2014 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |


May 22nd, 2014

A new year is upon us, a year that sees some massively anticipated games finally seeing the light of day. To start off this New Year, we sat down to chat with David ‘Deej’ Dague, Community Manager at Bungie, about one of our most eagerly anticipated games of 2014 – the persistent world multiplayer shooter, Destiny.
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May 22nd, 2014 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Features, Gaming News, Uncategorized |

Games uber alles?

May 21st, 2014

Looking at videogames in the context of a broader media landscape. Videogames are no more the defining media of our time than the comic book was in the 1960s.
Dan golding likes games and all, but come on guys… seriously…
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May 21st, 2014 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

Vs Mode >> Can DLC Be Justified?

May 13th, 2014

Is the outcry against DLC and microtransactions justified and can gaming return to a “purer” state?
DANIEL WILKS and DAN STAINES remember the good old days before DLC… which maybe weren’t so good
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May 13th, 2014 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

VS Mode>> “Is the yearly exploitation of IPs a necessary evil?”

March 6th, 2014

“Is the yearly exploitation of IPs a necessary evil?”

DANIEL WILKS and DAN STAINES like a good sequel as much as the next guy, but how much is too much?
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March 6th, 2014 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Features, Uncategorized |


December 16th, 2013

Shot on location at Mexico City’s Bordo Poniente landfill, the world’s second largest dump, Elysium rips audiences from 2013 and catapults them into the year 2159, where two classes of people exist: the wealthy elite who live on a pristine space station called Elysium, and the impoverished masses, living
in squalor on the parched and frenzied Earth.
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December 16th, 2013 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

October 23rd, 2013

Call us biased, wrongheaded or arrogant, but we think that the launch of Hyper Magazine in 1993 was the most important movement or event in gaming in the last 20 years. Obviously we wanted to hear our accolades being sung by people other than ourselves, so we asked a bunch of past, present and future gaming luminaries the following question:

“What do you think has been the most important gaming movement, event or innovation in the last 20 years?”
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October 23rd, 2013 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Events, Features, Uncategorized |

Digital Dojo Round 1: Fight!

September 20th, 2013

Some gamers play for the pure sense of satisfaction that can only result from bettering another human. I’m one of those gamers, and it’s a big part of the reason why I love to play online shooters – I know that every time somebody goes down under the barrel of my rifle, it’s because I out-thought and out-shot another human being, not a pocket calculator’s worth of intelligence.
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September 20th, 2013 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |


September 16th, 2013

Films based on videogames: always terrible? DAN STAINES investigates.

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