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About the Author: (@Nicktatorship) Writer

Nick

Nick grew up during the golden age of adventure games, sweeping him away to worlds that left him with a love of storytelling . He’s become a devotee of the Xbox, but thinks there’s room for all of the maker’s platforms. He considers Mass Effect itself to be the defining accomplishment of humanity, which would only be surpassed by the construction of an actual mass relay. When he’s not reliving the Shakarian dream, he’s drawn most to RPGs, open world games, and hours upon hours of building things in Minecraft.


Community Report: Bonus Stage 7 (Oz Comic Con Edition)

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The first thing that needs to be said is that Bonus Stage is an enjoyable experience. If you ever have the chance, you should go. A special edition of the live video game stage show, Bonus Stage, was held in the familiar surrounds of the Giant Dwarf theatre, in the aftermath of an Oz Comic Con Saturday here in Sydney.

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Event Report: Sydney NBA2K16 Launch

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2K Australia invited Save Game to the launch of NBA2K16 last week, which was held at Culture Kings in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall. We were given the chance to hit the virtual court and shoot a few hoops in the latest instalment of 2K’s basketball franchise.

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Destiny: When The Taken King comes too soon

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The Taken King came for us all, but not all of us are where he expected us to be. While clanmates all over have gone into the Court of Oryx, not everyone’s made the leap yet. Nick takes a look at what Destiny is like now for those that still dancing, pointing and cheering away on pre-expansion guardians.

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Review: Assault Android Cactus

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8 out of 10 Great Recommended

The controller is at the ready. A logo renders on the screen while a voice reads out the name of the company. A splash of colour declares the title and an upbeat track that’s unmistakably gamey begins to play. Seconds after pressing start, you’re past the menu and watching a cutscene that gives all the premise that the game needs. A little later, you’re in. There’s enemies everywhere, flashing left and right, and all the while your heart pounds in your chest while you make sense of frantic action played out in vibrant colour. Everything moves at a relentless speed – […]

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Review: I Can’t Escape: Darkness

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5 out of 10 Average

I Can’t Escape: Darkness is a horror game that feels like a forgotten entry from the time of Wizardry VII or Ultima Underworld, but lacks the depth associated with those games that might make it overcome its trangressions. It is not an RPG, instead playing more like a puzzle-based roguelike. As the successor to the newgrounds game I Can’t Escape, it’s an interesting case. The game is entertaining in some ways, but ultimately relies on death as its main teacher, lacks the polish or atmosphere of other indie horror, and feels like a relic of an bygone era rather than […]

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Oh, what a BigWorld!

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Peer behind the gamedev curtain in the merry old land of AUS. Somewhere on the middle place between the CBD and the inner treads of suburbia, on a tributary that snakes away from Broadway, there is a particular office block, with nothing to distinguish it from its neighbours. A short stroll from Sydney’s Broadway Shopping Centre, it’s only from the inside that the premises begin to stand apart. For the most part the interior is atypical of any other IT company, but little touches on the walls and in the decor slowly align the place with the concocted motif of […]

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Interview – Ben O’Brien, BigHeadMode and Bonus Stage

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  On a dark night, in the last days of… July, I went to an event that’s undoubtedly a celebration of gaming culture. That would be Bonus Stage. The live gaming-themed variety show is the somewhat unseemly love-child of Carlo Ritchie and Ben O’Brien. In advance of their next show, I had the chance to speak with Bonus Stage’s O’Brien this week, and ask him a few serious (and many not-so-serious) questions.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial City now available on Console

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By Azura, it’s you! In case you missed our coverage at the start of the month, The Elder Scrolls Online has received its first dose of DLC in the form of Imperial City. It was originally released to PC and Mac versions of the game, and as we previously reported, the content would also be making its way to console editions of the game later in the month.

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Amnesia: Dark Descent Currently Free on Steam

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In a case of get-it-while-you-can, Frictional Games are doing a sale on their content over on Steam right now. Starting on the 15th for… well, wherever they do the timezone, you can get 20% off a bunch of their range. That’s really not while you’re here though – yes, during this same period, Amnesia: Dark Descent is free. As in, it’s free right this second.

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Event Report: Australian World of Warships Launch

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The Sydney Maritime Museum played host last night to the World of Warships launch, the next freemium MMO from Wargaming, also known for World of Warplanes, and to a larger extent, World of Tanks. (Though I really want to say WAR Tanks).

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