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

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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Interview – Ben O’Brien, BigHeadMode and Bonus Stage

  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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Review: Submerged

8 out of 10 Great Recommended

There has always been something magical for me about a game that takes to the waves, of rocking back and forth atop the endless blue, or on occasion speeding across it as fast as you can. It doesn’t necessarily turn a game into more than it might already be, but what it does is convey a sense of tranquility. The other type of moment that goes side-by-side with gliding across an ocean is the pour-down bliss of a golden sun, shimmering light across the wet expanse. Uppercut Games have blended both of these experiences together with Submerged.

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Community Report: Bonus Stage

Nick attended the fifth show BigHeadMode’s Bonus Stage; a live videogame talk show held in Sydney. That’s not just bragging – here’s his report:

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Review: Hand of Fate

6 out of 10 Sound

There are games that are influential from inception; seminal works that break new ground, creating a distinct flavour that can be tasted in the games they influence. Sometimes they share traits that are easy to spot as common, but it isn’t always obvious.

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